2 Go-To Dresses for Any Occasion: Little Black Dress and Lace Dresses | LBD | Blush pink lace dress | Black sweater flare skirt dress | Bloomingdale's Aqua Dress | Ann Taylor Dress | Date night | Work outfit | Wedding guest attire | Special occasion style | Petite fashion and style blog | Salvatore Ferragamo bow heels | Tory Burch Wallet Clutch

2 Go-To Dresses for Any Occasion: Little Black Dress + Lace Dress

Today I’m excited to talk about two of my favorite dress styles! I’ve received many questions about classic and versatile dresses and I believe these two designs are great for many body types. I’m discussing a Little Black Dress (LBD) and Lace Dress. Don’t forget to pick up the Capsule Wardrobe Starter Kit and re-purpose these go-to dress styles for many work, casual and special occasion events!

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2 Go-To Dresses for Any Occasion: Little Black Dress and Lace Dresses | LBD | Blush pink lace dress | Black sweater flare skirt dress | Bloomingdale's Aqua Dress | Ann Taylor Dress | Date night | Work outfit | Wedding guest attire | Special occasion style | Petite fashion and style blog | Salvatore Ferragamo bow heels | Tieks ballet flats

Outfit Details: Outfits: Ann Taylor Dress XXS (similar) or Lace Dress XS (similar); Pieces of Me bracelet cuffs c/o (10% off with code ‘JESSICA’); Daniel Wellington Watch c/o or Burberry WatchTory Burch Wallet Clutches (my blog post); Tieks ballet flats (my blog post) or Salvatore Ferragamo Heels (similar or similar on sale or similar); Sheec Socks (20% off with code ‘PSSVIP20’); Aveda Hair Care

My 2 Go-To Dresses for Any Occasion: 

  • Little Black Dress (also known as “LBD”)
  • Lace Dress

Little Black Dress: 

A Little Black Dress is a wardrobe essential. Many of us probably already own a LBD…but, is it your favorite style, one that you’ll LOVE for years to come?! Can you wear it to work, date night and special occasions?! I love a LBD that is ultra-versatile. I own 2 LBD’s – one that is over 7 years old that I purchased as a classic wool-blend dress to pair with black blazers to wear for work, special presentations and pharmacy conferences.

The next is the one I’m styling today in this post! It’s a sweater dress, flare skirt style that is ultra-comfortable, machine-washable and can be dressed up or down. For this outfit, I kept it simple by pairing it with a simple pearl necklace (a family piece from my Chinese-side), classic watch and added a pop of color with my Tieks Ballet Flats in Ruby Red Patent.

2 Go-To Dresses for Any Occasion: Little Black Dress and Lace Dresses | LBD | Blush pink lace dress | Black sweater flare skirt dress | Bloomingdale's Aqua Dress | Ann Taylor Dress | Date night | Work outfit | Wedding guest attire | Special occasion style | Petite fashion and style blog | Salvatore Ferragamo bow heels | Tieks ballet flats

2 Go-To Dresses for Any Occasion: Little Black Dress and Lace Dresses | LBD | Blush pink lace dress | Black sweater flare skirt dress | Bloomingdale's Aqua Dress | Ann Taylor Dress | Date night | Work outfit | Wedding guest attire | Special occasion style | Petite fashion and style blog | Salvatore Ferragamo bow heels | Tieks ballet flats

To take LBD from work to date night or special occasions…think about adding: 

2 Go-To Dresses for Any Occasion: Little Black Dress and Lace Dresses | LBD | Blush pink lace dress | Black sweater flare skirt dress | Bloomingdale's Aqua Dress | Ann Taylor Dress | Date night | Work outfit | Wedding guest attire | Special occasion style | Petite fashion and style blog | Salvatore Ferragamo bow heels | Tieks ballet flats

2 Go-To Dresses for Any Occasion: Little Black Dress and Lace Dresses | LBD | Blush pink lace dress | Black sweater flare skirt dress | Bloomingdale's Aqua Dress | Ann Taylor Dress | Date night | Work outfit | Wedding guest attire | Special occasion style | Petite fashion and style blog | Salvatore Ferragamo bow heels | Tieks ballet flats

Different Styles of Little Black Dresses: 

  • Shift Dress – this style you can wear with or without a belt to accent your waistline
  • Flare Skirt Dress – styled in this post
  • Wrap Dress – so versatile! I talked more about my favorite one in this blog post
  • Different sleeve styles, necklines, back designs, hem lengths…what is your favorite?

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2 Go-To Dresses for Any Occasion: Little Black Dress and Lace Dresses | LBD | Blush pink lace dress | Black sweater flare skirt dress | Bloomingdale's Aqua Dress | Ann Taylor Dress | Date night | Work outfit | Wedding guest attire | Special occasion style | Petite fashion and style blog | Salvatore Ferragamo bow heels | Tory Burch Wallet Clutch

Lace Dress: 

A lace dress is also a versatile piece that transitions from date night to special occasion events. Depending on the style and cut, it may also function as a work dress. The one I’m styling in this post is a new addition to my wardrobe. I was looking for a lace dress that was a blush pink color and could be worn to weddings and various parties throughout the year. This one in particular is on the shorter hem length than I usually wear (a family member who saw me editing the photos even asked who was the woman in the photo!) so it definitely is not work-appropriate but is great for special events!

I also own lace dresses in classic navy and red colors (also seen in this blog post). I recommend finding a color that you love, pairs well with your skin-tone or that is ultra-versatile for many different occasions.

2 Go-To Dresses for Any Occasion: Little Black Dress and Lace Dresses | LBD | Blush pink lace dress | Black sweater flare skirt dress | Bloomingdale's Aqua Dress | Ann Taylor Dress | Date night | Work outfit | Wedding guest attire | Special occasion style | Petite fashion and style blog | Salvatore Ferragamo bow heels | Tory Burch Wallet Clutch

2 Go-To Dresses for Any Occasion: Little Black Dress and Lace Dresses | LBD | Blush pink lace dress | Black sweater flare skirt dress | Bloomingdale's Aqua Dress | Ann Taylor Dress | Date night | Work outfit | Wedding guest attire | Special occasion style | Petite fashion and style blog | Salvatore Ferragamo bow heels | Tory Burch Wallet Clutch

2 Go-To Dresses for Any Occasion: Little Black Dress and Lace Dresses | LBD | Blush pink lace dress | Black sweater flare skirt dress | Bloomingdale's Aqua Dress | Ann Taylor Dress | Date night | Work outfit | Wedding guest attire | Special occasion style | Petite fashion and style blog | Salvatore Ferragamo bow heels | Tory Burch Wallet Clutch

2 Go-To Dresses for Any Occasion: Little Black Dress and Lace Dresses | LBD | Blush pink lace dress | Black sweater flare skirt dress | Bloomingdale's Aqua Dress | Ann Taylor Dress | Date night | Work outfit | Wedding guest attire | Special occasion style | Petite fashion and style blog | Salvatore Ferragamo bow heels | Tory Burch Wallet Clutch

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Less than $100: 

Greater than $100: 


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  • Savvy Southern Chic

    Love that lace dress and the LBD is perfect for dressing up or down!

  • Rach

    Both dresses are so lovely. You look amazing in them!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  • Ashley Zeal

    I love them both! They’re both super chic!

  • Maggie Tate

    I am a fan of the pink one!

  • They are both so gorgeous on you!

  • FashionFriesX FashionFriesX

    This is such a good post!! Loved reading it and I need that pink dress!

  • Candace

    One thing I hate most about some dresses is that they can only be worn once. Thanks for sharing some options that can be worn several times!

  • Briana Anderson

    This blush dress is calling my name!!

    x, B || http://www.brianaanderson.com

  • I love that pretty blush dress on you- I’m always a sucker for lace!

    xo, Kristina

  • Jessica Jacobowitz Weinberg

    I love that LBD! It looks so good on you and can totally be worn ANYWHERE!
    xo Jessica

  • Love both of those dresses!!