My Favorite Little Black Dress

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I think the number one piece in my closet that when I put on I feel instantly put together, is a little black dress.  True story, when I moved in with Mark and had to downsize my wardrobe, I cleaned out probably half of my closet.  My very patient mother sat in my oversized pink chair with a glass of wine in hand and I tried on all my previous going out clothes.   I had to prove that they still fit and I looked good in them before they were gifted off to my friends or moved along.  I think I gave my mother a mini heart attack when she saw bodycon after bodycon dress.  Most of which did not pass the fingertip rule.  You know what I’m talking about.  Stand straight and hang your arms by your side, if the skirt is higher than where your fingertips meet…..it’s probably too short.  I had quite a few that I had to bend straight down to pick something up.  No bending over in those bad boys.

My style has definitely changed as I’ve matured and my social life is slightly different.  This black dress from Three Dots has quickly been my favorite go to dress.  No lie I probably wear it once a week.  It runs true to size, I’m wearing a small in it.

My Favorite Little Black Dress

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Dress exact here |  similar on sale here and here | pumps Prada exact here | similar more budget friendly here and here | fringe purse c/o Milly here | Sunglasses Karen Walker c/0 DITTO here

What I love about this dress is the fit and fabric.  It is thick enough to suck you in but is appropriate to wear to work because it doesn’t show every line.  Basically you can wear lace undies and nobody will know.  It is an appropriate length and has a great shape.  I wear it all ways.  To work with ballet flats, dress it up for happy hour with heels, perfect for the holidays with this necklace or casual weekend wear with these sandals and this jacket.  You will find yourself reaching for it more than you will know.

I will say that the price point is up there but the ROI has definitely been worth it.  Plus, Three Dots is manufactured in the United States.  I always try to support American labels when possible.  The quality is on point.  I have washed and lightly fluffed for a few minutes and it comes out looking perfect.  I am a no dry cleaning if possible kind of gal and this dress fits into that lifestyle mantra.  If you are looking for a great staple wardrobe piece that will last over many seasons, you will not regret this purchase.  I also linked a few other similar little black dresses Three Dots that I found on sale for you!  Happy shopping!

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36 Comments

  1. January 13, 2016 / 1:04 AM

    That is a gorgeous dress!! You look amazing in it! xoxo

  2. January 13, 2016 / 6:34 AM

    I love how the dress can be worn during the day, to work.. Anywhere really! Can’t go wrong with a black dress. Loving those shoes as well!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  3. January 13, 2016 / 6:51 AM

    Love love that black dress !!

  4. January 13, 2016 / 8:51 AM

    i can 100% see why you wear it so often and why it’s a fave. it’s gorgeous and a versatile piece. you can wear this in a bunch of ways, according to mood or event. great pick!

  5. January 13, 2016 / 9:28 AM

    It’s super pretty! I love the little detailing in the middle–it hits at a nice spot!

  6. January 13, 2016 / 9:36 AM

    Love this dress! I have my own fave LBD that I pull out all the time. It’s perfect for nice dinners or days when I want to be dressier at work.

  7. January 13, 2016 / 10:03 AM

    It’s so pretty! I still do not own a LBD and I think my “woman card” is about to be taken away because of it. Time to closet purge!

  8. January 13, 2016 / 10:06 AM

    Love that dress…especially with those shoes!

  9. January 13, 2016 / 10:12 AM

    That dress is perfect! I have a similar one that I wear all the time. I mix it with different scarves, necklaces, and sweaters and almost always someone asks me if it’s new.

  10. January 13, 2016 / 10:31 AM

    I do love a LBD. This one is perfect. I know the fabric that you’re talking about and I think it’s awesome. That’s some of my favorite.

  11. January 13, 2016 / 10:41 AM

    “Not bending over in those bad boys.” Hahaha! I think we all had a few of those gems while we were in our 20’s. This dress looks great on you! So chic.

  12. January 13, 2016 / 11:07 AM

    You always need a little black dress!! I just love this one because of 3/4 sleeves! You must use a great detergent to keep it that black if you wear it that much! =)

  13. January 13, 2016 / 12:57 PM

    This might be the most perfect LBD that I’ve ever come across – it’s perfect! Love those Prada pumps, too.

  14. January 13, 2016 / 1:34 PM

    Great dress, and I LOVE those heels!!!!

  15. January 13, 2016 / 2:32 PM

    gorgeous dress! love the fingertip rule. i swear, even if it passes that rule, it still feels too short sometimes. hashtag old lady. don’t care, i want to be able to sit and bend down haha.

  16. January 13, 2016 / 3:34 PM

    I love the look and length! So cute on you!!

  17. Kristina @ Medicine and Manicures
    January 13, 2016 / 4:32 PM

    Love this dress on you- so versatile and so chic!!

  18. January 13, 2016 / 4:42 PM

    I love Three Dots, they’re such a consistently great brand. This dress looks great on you, totally not a hoochie mama hit the town dress, but a perfect for everything dress!

  19. January 13, 2016 / 5:32 PM

    This is such a beautiful dress! And Im in love with those sunnies! They look perfect on you :)
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

  20. Shannon
    January 13, 2016 / 10:53 PM

    You look stunning! This dress is so chic and classic!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  21. Marie
    January 14, 2016 / 12:21 AM

    Sigh, the fingertip rule. I’m 5’10 and I usually wear an S or a 4 in dresses. Almost every dress is too short. I have accepted my fate.

  22. January 14, 2016 / 9:28 AM

    Dry cleaning only on a label is like the kiss of death. lol I too like my clothes as low maintenance as possible. (;

  23. January 14, 2016 / 2:21 PM

    Oh college Nadine….she thought she could get away with a lot more than she realistically did hahaha. I have gotten rid of so many way too low tops from that crazy girl. You cannot go wrong with a LBD for any season! Classic perfection!

  24. Julie Joy
    January 14, 2016 / 7:21 PM

    This dress is perfect! I’m ashamed to say I don’t have a go to LBD… :(

  25. Julie Joy
    January 14, 2016 / 7:23 PM

    PS… I cracked up at the comment about the bodycon dresses… :) I can relate to that! Isn’t it amazing how our style changes?!

  26. January 14, 2016 / 8:12 PM

    I love this dress -perfect for anything! And your sunglasses are fabulous – look great on you!

  27. NikolaKnazikova
    January 16, 2016 / 5:46 AM

    Super chick and stylish dear ♥

    Would you like to follow each other, let me know?

    I hope you’re having a lovely day so far!
    XOXO

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