Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Strapless Black Dresses

The most flattering version of the LBD, in CC’s humble opinion!
Fall 2010 runway inspirations courtesy style.com except where noted.
Akris
Andrew Gn
Camilla Staerk, via nymag.com
Christian Dior
Collette Dinnigan
Dolce & Gabbana
Emanuel Ungaro
Emporio Armani
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, via nymag.com
Julien Macdonald
Marchesa
Max Azria
Moschino
Nicole Farhi
Nina Ricci
Pringle of Scotland
Stella McCartney
Vivienne Tam
Alice + Olivia layered strapless dress; this and next six at net-a-porter.com.
Notte by Marchesa ruffle silk-blend mini dress.
Valentino lacquered strapless dress.
Deal of the Day: Splendid draped bandeau dress, $130.
James Perse stretch-jersey tube dress.
Vanessa Bruno draped strapless dress.
Maison Martin Margiela structured bustier dress.
Jill Stuart Dyanna dress; this and next six at shopbop.com.
Elizabeth and James Lingerie dress.
Marc by Marc Jacobs organdy dress.
Madison Marcus Alter strapless dress.
Rachel Roy strapless tailored petal dress.
Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent strapless drape pocket dress.
Haute Hippie Rose bubble dress.
Which LBD would you choose, darling?
xoxox,
CC







70 comments:

Intrinsically Florrie said...

The shilouette of the Christian Dior is just stunning.
Gorgous post darling!

Florrie x

Petra Bellejambes said...

I think it is either the Ungaro or the Azria. Can I borrow your shoulders?

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

this is strange - but only a few "popped" at me - and i LOVE the LBD ... cute post sweet stuff!

*Hug*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

The Very Subjective said...

james perse dress - simplicity is magnifique!

A PIECE OF PASSION said...

Love strapless dresses, but I never buy them since it feels like I have to adjust them all the time.

xoxo

A PIECE OF PASSION

nuheila said...

Love black,love LBD and love all these gorgeous strapless dresses!
Fabulous post!



Nuheila

Keith said...

These are all so beautiful. I love black dresses. Hard to pick out a favorite. Hope your week started off well.

Diana Mieczan said...

I realy like strapless dresses...I just got one last month and I find them very chic:)
I would pick the Christian Dior one...so stunning!
Kisses and have a great day:)

Noble Beeyotch said...

There's nothing better than a LBD with a twist!

tiltumaria said...

Classic! xxx

themaddychronicles.com said...

Nothing's sexier than the perfect lbd! And a strapless one is just the icing on the cake!

Dressing Up For Me said...

Those LBDs are gorgeous especially the Dior and Ungaro!

Melanie said...

Completely agreed! I really need to get myself a strapless LBD.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Imogen said...

I love strapless dresses and I have been adding some more to my wardrobe this year. I think that strapless dresses in black are so classy.

Michael St. James said...

One of my favorite looks in fashion and these are all beautiful!

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Laura Trevey said...

I need a new LBD and these are beautiful!

stilettolover91 said...

HOT HOT HOT!!!! Amazing post!! I love them all!!

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Anika said...

its true what they say, you can never have too many lbds. why? so many different variations. i wear alot of black so could honestly (finances permitting) have all of them in my closet and would wear them all.

loved this post, cc xx

p.s. hope you're having a fab week :)

La Feem said...

SOOO many gorgeous picks! I now need to go out and find one..... xo

BARGAIN BEX said...

Sometimes I think all the world needs to wear are LBDs. Sometimes.

Jamie said...

I love it! :)

Make Do Style said...

So fundamentally important in your wardrobe!

Inés said...

little black dress always is perfect with all

Make Do Style said...

So fundamentally important in your wardrobe!

Lisa Griffin said...

Oh I love the Dolce and the Marchesa, fabulous!

SogniSorrisi said...

Gorgeous! I always feel great when wearing the right LBD.

Madeleine said...

Little black dress is a must. I like the strapless a lot, there are quite a few I would wear on your layout.

Thank-you for some great inspirations, Carrie
xox
Madeleine

Raquel said...

a strapless lbd is such a wardrobe staple! loved this post dear!
x

dancinginchiffon said...

love the Emporio Armani one!

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Erika said...

Loving the tutu-inspired skirt of the Notte by Marchesa Ruffle Silk-Blend Mini Dress. What a gorgeous piece!! :)

rosiecampbell said...

I love that Julien MacDonald dress!

say.la vie said...

Stunning!!!!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Loving the classic LBD. Can't choose just one..I'd take any of these!

Iva said...

omg love them all!! LBDs are always so gorgeous!

Juliet said...

I just realized I don't own any. How is it possible? :D

juliet xxx

The Anthology said...

Love all the textures. Who knew the LBD could be so interesting?

*Kelsey

Hunters Glory said...

really like the camilla staerk with red tie!

;)--

BALLET NEWS said...

LOVE this. And I don't know what has taken me sooo long, but I am adding you to my blog list right this minute. Too good to miss for sure. Thank you !!

CC said...

The Marchesa dress is diving! Xx

Jessica said...

wonderful black dresses. i need one in my life.

Rina said...

Is there anything more beautiful that a strapless black dress? I can´t decide which one is my favorite..
xoxo

Tights Lover said...

I really like the Andrew Gn, with the black boots. Great look!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Loving the vivienne tam fish scale/ruffles! Strapless black is the best!

xo Mary Jo

Mary said...

Oooo one can never go wrong with a black dress... or with too many black dresses ;)

xxMK
Delightful Bitefuls

Katie said...

Always a classic!

Stephanie said...

Beautifuldresses, perfect for adding some accessories!

Kisses,
Stephanie

WeShop said...

I would so love a leather strapless dress. Perfect for day with a shrug and for evening on its own. xx

naomemandeflores said...

It can't get any better than this! Stunning!

The Goddess of Boho said...

wow! these dresses are *gorgeous*

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HiFashion said...

Black, strapless, dresses are probably the most amazing piece of clothing there is. They look so beautiful and I love these selections.

kirstyb said...

i love my strapless black dress - its amazing xxxxxx

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

gorgeous post...black=chic...you have great style

v [ hobovogue ] said...

the cynthia vincent ! ahhh to die for... perfect draping AND pockets.

lbds are perfect but i dont know about strapless for everyone. you have to have pretty defined shoulders/ collarbones to look amazing in them... aka i'd have to hit the gym way more often than i do right now to pull it off :[ great finds though!

<333

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Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

One can never go wrong with one of these:)

Sam said...

The Christian Dior, Emporio Armani, and Julien MacDonald ones were my absolute favorittteee! they're so pretty! i want one!

Adele said...

Great post! Love that first one!
- Adele
MOLTOCURIOSA.COM ♥

E said...

That Dior dress makes me want to throw myself on the floor and cry because I cannot own it!

Averill said...

Such a great mix, CC! Just shows you how versatile the LBD really can be!

michelle_ said...

fabulous LBDs !
thanks for your entry in my We Love Colors tights giveaway

xx GLISTERS & BLISTERS

tris1978ton said...

Another great , pick! Sexy and cute. Love it.

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

i'm obsessed with the valentino one and julian mcdonald's. hot picks once again.

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

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Glayki said...

fabulous!
i Want it all!

MELISSA Z. said...

I've just discovered your blog and i love it so much! Great pics and good job!

www.abitoffashion.com

6roove said...

love the Pringle of Scotland
and Dior dresses, but every dress is so beautiful, great selection!

kisses :)
Watching the waves

Lee Oliveira said...

If I was a girl I would be buying all of them.
Marchesa is divine

smittenbystyle said...

Wow a lot of work fabulous stuff! wish i had atleast a few of them. Its a classic

SoaneHonor said...

Lovely lovely lovely :D!
Black dresses are fabulous. I simply can't choose.

xoxo

Grace said...

Obviously a classic. I love the Stella and Marchesa!

MizzJ said...

LBDs are an eternal classic and essential to any wardrobe. Sadly, none of these really popped out at me, except maybe the Max Azria.

Crave said...

Classic and you can never have too many in my opinion!!