The Best Little Black Dresses For Grown Ups.

This  Saloni  dress is, until I get around to buying it, the one that got away. And I so need it in my life. Earrings are from  Monarch Market.  Photo credit:  Julia Dags Photography .

This Saloni dress is, until I get around to buying it, the one that got away. And I so need it in my life. Earrings are from Monarch Market.
Photo credit: Julia Dags Photography.

Ah, the elusive “adult” little black dress. It has to be polished enough for grown up events- like religious services and funerals (oh, being a grown up is so sexy sometimes)- but also somehow festive at the same time so you can accessorize it for more glamorous occasions like cocktail parties or even a big night out where dancing (potentially on tables) is involved… But you know, in a mature way.

The dress I am wearing in the photo above (which was snapped for The Fred Shop Fall ‘19 Lookbook) is from Saloni, and it is EVERYTHING. I should have bought it when I had the chance, and now I am crossing my fingers that my size comes back in stock (to order from Fred, DM them on Instagram at @thefredshop). The puff shoulders, the shimmer texture pattern, the ruffle neck…Ladylike but not too much so…Swoon.

Here are 10 “adulting approved” little black dresses for Fall 2019 that I highly recommend you check out- having at least one in your closet at all times insures you are ready for ANYTHING.

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Top Row, from L-R:
Puff Sleeve Sheath Dress- This is a new brand (at least, to me) and I am so here for it.
Silk Drape Dress- ZImmerman ALWAYS gets it right.
Stretch Velvet Shirred Mini- So does Veronica Beard.
High Lo Asymmetric Dress- Doesn’t look like your typical Shoshanna dress but still has that same flawless fit- and is so so cool with ankle boots.
Belted V-Neck Mini- Black Halo nailed it here.

Bottom Row, from L-R:
Long Sleeve Puff Shoulder Mini- The zips on the sleeves add perfect element of edge.
Most Perfect Black Dress. Ever. - I got my Saloni LBD from Fred (and always shop local when I can support local retailers!) but it is also sold online here.
Knotted Jersey Dress- Alexander Wang T-Shirt Dresses are some of the few that truly do dress up well- I am seeing platform peep toes and a ton of bangle bracelets here.
Ruffle Detail Crewneck- Feels very “French Girl cool”, which is par for the IRO course.
Ruffled Mini- This is one of those Misa dresses that works for tropical resort nights and work dinners with important clients equally.

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