Friday, December 10, 2010


At last count I owned five Little Black Dresses and two Big Black Dresses, all of which I had sidelined for the winter. But this feature in More magazine made me reconsider.

Celeb stylist Phillip Bloch put together these looks, which tells me I need a LPB for my LBD. (Also makes me want big hair but that's delusional.) For the warm weather equivalent, check out Elizabeth Heart's Dress Diaries where she works a very L LBD into 30 different looks.

Dare I ask how many LBDs you have?


  1. Oh several, but none are particularly dressy (and I should fix that!) -- a wrap dress, a sweater dress, a super-casual dress from BR that I tend to wear around the house....

    Oh yeah, and I think I also have 3 black maternity dresses (maternity clothes ONLY seem to come in black!).

  2. christine {bijouandboheme}December 10, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Too many but I don't actually like any of them- perhaps I should try a little DIY makeover:)

  3. Jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad}December 10, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    I think I have one and it really isn't anything I would ever wear anywhere. Sad, but true. =)

  4. shari @ little blue deerDecember 10, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    I have one LBD, Little Blue Deer. Ba ha ha, I crack my self up! These are gorgeous! XX!

  5. Tonia of Chic Modern VintageDecember 11, 2010 at 7:55 AM

    I have about 7 on my last count, and I don't wear any of them :)

  6. *sob* I have zero, but that's because I'm a stay at home parent who has totally neglected her warddrobe.

    keep up the good work on this blog!

  7. The English OrganizerDecember 11, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    Gulp - none, and unlike Cassandra, I'm neither stay at home, nor a parent! However, I don't often go anywhere fancy... perhaps I need to work on that ;)

  8. Shari's comment is very funny. I have about 7 - all still getting good use. And they make me feel empowered because now I have enough so I can go into shops without buying any more. Now you've got me thinking about Big Hair too.

  9. Three, I suppose, if LBD can also refer to Little Blue Dress.

    One is stretchy and doesn't need ironing so I live in it during summer, the other one is made of really soft jersey and I should get around to wearing it one of these days.... and then there is a fairly formal number which I have never really worn because there's not much call for formal dressing on the farm. Sad but true.

  10. sunscreen always ;) I kind of feel like that last pic right about now. Is it 5pm yet?