Yep, if there's one party piece this season that's guaranteed to get those heads turning and our hearts beating, it's the LBB (that's the little black body-con FYI)
As most years, the arrival of December has marked the arrival of the Christmas party season. And so if you haven’t already invested in a new glam get up for all those festive dinners, dates and dos then consider this your official invitation to join club LBB.
Now we know body-con dresses are nothing new but there’s a good reason they’re on our fashion radars season after season; their simple yet chic figure-hugging shape comes with plenty of style mileage meaning not only will they work for pretty much any occasion you have in your iCal this month, they will continue to be your wardrobe go-to for years to come too. Trust us!
So why black? Well it’s no secret that black is one of the most figure flattering shades out there, plus it will go with pretty much everything else in your existing party-wear wardrobe: gold glittery heels? Sure! Electric blue biker jacket? Hell yeah! Blush pink velvet choker? Why not!
And it’s not only us that have been lusting over this party wear classic. From Kylie Jenner to Elena Perminova the LBB has been a popular dress of choice for many of our fave celeb style icons and street-style stars plus it made multiple appearances on the catwalks during the AW’16 show season. Oliver Rousteing combined lace and corseted waistlines to create an underwear-as-outerwear feel to his body-con dresses at Balmain whilst Saint Laurent took it to the 80s extreme with oversized shoulder shapes in structured sequinned and luxe leather fabrics. Wowsers!
For those budget busting shoppers out there you’ll be pleased to hear it’s not only the high-end designer collections that are packed full of this trending dress style. Yep, the good ‘ol high street stores and e-tailers have got us lusting over LBBs in everything from lace to leather and all at purse friendly prices. Hurrah!
But whatever your budget here’s the best bit that we guarantee will get your fingers hovering over the Buy Now button in seconds; it couldn’t be simpler to search for and snap up this party dress of dreams thanks to our fave new fashion app, Snap Fashion. Whether you’re browsing on your desktop or mobile, Snap Fashion’s super easy search tool allows you to refine results to match a particular shape and shade making the hunt for your perfect LBB even easier this Christmas.
Still not convinced? Check out our edit of little black body-cons that we found with just one click on the app! Genius eh? But before you go on an add-to-bag-frenzy don’t forget to download the app to discover Snap Fashion’s daily update of brand new products for yourself!