The “Little Black Dress” or LBD has been a wardrobe staple for women everywhere for as long as we can remember- and for good reason! Black has always been quite a popular color in fashion, but the modern cocktail dress didn’t come into fashion until the 1920s, when Coco Chanel, founder of Chanel, created a simple black dress that would be the “uniform for all women of taste.”
From its humble beginnings of a dress that made any woman look elegant without breaking the bank, the LBD went on to get a sexy upgrade when Christian Dior, one of the most iconic designers of all time, recreated the LBD in his New Look, which involved dramatic full skirts and cinched waists to really accentuate the female figure. It was then adopted by Hollywood stars, making the LBD the quintessential party dress… and the rest is history!
Today, the LBD is still one of the go-to looks for any woman to get dolled up for special events and immediately creates sense of elegance and class, which makes it perfect for a formal party or special event (like homecoming!). So, this homecoming season you should pay homage to the classics and wear a gorgeous all-black dress that is sure to make you feel like the star you are! And the best part about getting a black dress is that they never go out of style, meaning you can wear it to several events and look great every time!
We’ve chosen to show you a few of our favorite LBDs from this season to give you a bit of homecoming inspiration, all of which can be found on the Anne’s Bridals website!
This glam, fitted dress is ultra-in this season because it follows another one of this season’s must-have trends- velvet! We love the gorgeous juxtaposition of the deep, creamy velvet paired with the sparkly crystals that cover the gown. You’ll definitely be one of the chicest ladies on the dance floor in this number! We would pair it with a bold lip and some strappy black sandals for a classic look.
This playful dress puts a fun and flirty spin on the classic LBD with a bouncy, ruffled tulle skirt that gives us major prima ballerina vibes! We love that the ruffled hem of the skirt gives the dress just enough detail to make it pop, without going too over the top! Pair it with some super-sparkly statement jewelry to really elevate the look and really make you the center of attention on homecoming night!
This carefree, flowy dress definitely evokes Christian Dior’s New Look with its uber-flattering cinched waist and lovely full skirt. The skirt is layered with a sheer material that will make dancing a ton of fun! Plus the statement shoulder and plunging V neckline will ensure that you are unforgettable at any event you attend! We recommend accessorizing sparingly, so the dress can make a statement all on its own!
We love lace because it’s such a classic material that always feels luxurious! This modern, yet classy LBD updates a the classic lace with a daring two-piece silhouette which is one of this season’s biggest trends- making it the perfect choice for your homecoming festivities! Plus, the off-the-shoulder neckline adds another layer of modern elegance to really make you shine on your big night! If you really want to give the look some trendy edge, we would also add a black choker!
When has some good ol’ fashion bling ever done us wrong? Every inch of this open-backed beauty is covered in sparkle and shine, which will definitely catch some attention when you make your grand entrance! Plus, the high neckline is super flattering and makes it so you don’t really have to worry about choosing a necklace to pair with this dress. We would recommend going minimal with the makeup and accessories, so that they don’t try to compete with the drama of the dress!
Long statement sleeves are in this season, making this gorgeous LBD the perfect choice for your fall festivities! Not only can these chic sleeves keep you warm in chilly autumn weather, but these bell sleeves also channel some major ’70s vibes, which will make you stand out in the crowd. Embellished with some sequins and intricate embroidery, this dress has enough detail to make any onlooker jealous!