Do you own a little black dress, otherwise known as an LBD? For decades now the little black dress has been considered a necessity for a lady’s social life. And I’m all for having a little black dress tucked into the corner of your closet that will serve you well at office parties, concerts and other social events. But I think it’s even more important for a woman to have another black dress…the powerful black dress.
While your little black dress probably features lace or chiffon, maybe sequins or beads, you won’t find any of that on the powerful black dress. Instead of flash or sparkle or feminine ruffles, this dress cuts to the chase with simple lines, fluid fabrics, more conservative hemlines and few embellishments. And instead of enticing to come hither, this dress says, “sit down and listen.”
I got this powerful black dress at my local Dillard’s, but they don’t have it on line. In fact, I can’t find it anywhere. Bummer. I love the cowl drape neckline and the ruching. It’s lined and extremely comfortable. I’m wearing the 8.
Since I can’t find this dress anywhere online, I’ve collected a pretty sizable assortment of other black power dresses from some of my favorite retailers in the shopping widget below. You’ll find that many of them feature similar elements – easy-to-wear jersey fabrics, ruching, flattering necklines and simplicity.
While you can certainly wear black shoes with black dresses, I really prefer the long-leg look created by wearing nude heels. I wore mine with my toasted sesame pumps from Ann Taylor. And I carried this leopard print, faux calf hair fold-over clutch. I love this clutch!
My earrings were in my most recent Trunk Club trunk, and they’re by Kendra Scott. They’re available in gold, silver and rose gold, which I’m wearing.
I think a powerful black dress is perfect for the office, church, a banquet, a funeral or even a wedding. And yes, it’s also perfectly suitable for a night out.
So what about you? I’d love to hear from you. Do you have a little black dress? A powerful black dress? How long have you had it? I’ve had one particular black dress for going on 20 years, and I still love wearing it! Where do you wear your black dress? And how do you accessorize it?
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I’ve included lots of classic powerful black dresses in this shopping widget. Plus they’re at several different price points. The widget and the article include affiliate links, so if you shop through them I potentially earn a commission, but at no cost to you. Thank you for shopping through my links.
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I’ve linked today’s post with Jo-Lynne Shane’s Fashion Friday Link-Up so you can check out all the great styles there, too.
Blessed for My Day
Today I’d simply like to assure you that God is working on your behalf. He is for you, not against you. And He truly knows what is best for you and your loved ones. I encourage you to trust that, even though you can’t see it or hear it, God is completing the good work He has begun in you…and your loved ones. He doesn’t leave loose strings and He doesn’t give up. He finishes what He has started. So, dear one, be encouraged to know that God is working.
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
H e who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep. ~ Psalm 121:2-4