Every season, every gal, needs a go-to LBD – or two. Admittedly, I own quite a few, black being the base color in my closet. But seriously, we each need at least one. Easier said than done, so I was thrilled when I finally found the perfect specimen in the Micheal Stars Reversible (yes you heard right) ribbed knit midi dress (HERE). If I could pack only 2 items, this dress wonder, along with my wide-leg knit jumpsuit (more in this post HERE), can take me anywhere – a winner in my book! Yes, it’s fitted, but the knit fabric of this dress glides vs. hugs curves. Wear it as a halter or a lace-up v-neck, with wedges, flats, or flip flops, swap your jewelry and bag for the occasion of the moment. Don’t you just love stress free dressing? Read on for Outfit Ideas on how to style a summer LBD, 40 different black knit ribbed dresses from our favorite retailers, a look at how I style mine for any occasion, plus a fabulous cold shoulder knit dress found at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that can easily transition right into your Fall Wardrobe.
$315 – bloomingdales.com
$230 – net-a-porter.com
How I Wore It
A dress that can take you to the beach, lunch with friends, or layered with a topper.
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identical or similar pieces below
Finding the perfect LBD for your body requires more than one dress option. Scroll through the slide show below, for more great styles from Michael Stars and James Perse. For a more forgiving fit, I look for side ruching.
Scroll below for 29 more options, click any photo for details – some are now on sale! Note: Anthropologie is offering 20% off regular price items this weekend. See site for details.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale went public today, did you take a peek? For all my picks, must-haves, and early fall trend report from last weeks shopping haul, pop on over to the AskSuzanneBell Anniversary Sale Post (HERE)
SIZING NOTE: I had an opportunity to try this dress on and it run REALLY small. I always wear a small in Michael Stars and I could barely get the dress over my head. It’s also longer in real life. It’s a great dress once you get the sizing right.
Do you have a summer LBD you love?
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Stay chic and have a fabulous weekend!
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