Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! Most of our eating and drinking this season is spent casually hanging out with friends and family, but there are a couple times each holiday season where I need to put away the jeans and leggings and pull out something a bit dressier. For Holiday parties, weddings, New Year’s Eve, etc., I like to have a few go-to pieces that I can either mix and match or that one dress I know will be able to carry me through, not just the holidays, but all year-round. Today, I’m sharing my find for The Perfect LBD and bonus – it’s under $40!!
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You’re probably thinking – ok, 40 bucks. It surely can’t be that great. But I’m telling you, I am soooo into this dress! I snagged it online this Fall and although it had rave reviews, I had pretty low expectations. It was one of those “click order and cross your fingers”. Do you ever do that?! When it arrived, I pulled it out, tried it on and was instantly in love!
It zips up the back and fits like a glove. There is a thin inner lining and it isn’t a super tight or stiff lace, but not super stretchy either. I would say it has a little “give” and I also had a bit more room in the size small than I would have thought. Mainly in the waist and stomach area. Even though my typical dress size is 4, I actually ordered a size medium, too, because I still have a few pounds of baby weight to lose and I wanted to compare the two sizes. I ended up keeping the small and am so happy with the fit.
The dress hits just at the knee or slightly below on me for the perfect “midi” length. I am 5’4″ for reference 🙂
The lace detail around the neck, cap sleeves and hem line are so beautiful! I truly can’t say enough great things about this black lace dress. And again for under $40! The actual price is $35.99 with free shipping and free return. So, I mean…how can you NOT add it to your wardrobe?
Since it’s a classic black dress, the styling and accessory options are limitless. When you saw me wearing this LBD in my post about how to add extra holiday cheer to your Christmas table I added a few accessories to zhush up the dress!
Here is how I styled the perfect LBD for the Holidays from head to toe:
- black lace dress
- chandelier earrings [can detach the dangle and wear the sparkly starbust stud alone – LOVE!]
- engravable gold disc necklace [I have a cursive “R” on it]
- leopard pumps
- gold sequin clutch
- lipstick: MAC Love Drought [similar Shrimpton]
Honestly, the detail on the lace neckline is so pretty and delicate, you could [I probably would] skip the necklace altogether. Pop on a statement earring, put on your arm party, grab your clutch & heels and you’re out the door!
Hit it with the steamer for a few minutes and you’re good to go! For those wondering, we have this commercial grade steamer in our master bathroom and it is ahhhmazing! We’ve had it for 8 or 9 years and it still works like a charm. It heats up in about a minute and is totally worth the money. And this little guy is absolutely perfect for travel. It’s only $19.99 and really puts out some steam!
The photos do not even do this dress justice! I was so incredibly pleased with it. I know I’ll be getting my wear out of this LBD all throughout the year. You just can’t go wrong with a classic lace dress especially in this length and fit!
If you have any questions about the perfect LBD at all, please leave them in the comments and I’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible!
Are you already thinking – where can I wear this dress?! Trust me. You’ll find somewhere to wear it. Even if you don’t need it this holiday season, grab it now so you’re all set and ready for your next dressy occasion! It just feels good to get dolled up every once in awhile. Don’t you agree? 😉
Enjoy your weekend, friends! Only a couple more before Christmas! Can you even believe it?!!