5 Great Little Black Dresses

Grown-up fashion columnist Charla Krupp’s tips for buying a little black dress.

By Charla Krupp
Fashion expert Charla Krupp. (Photo: Michael Waring)

If You Love Your Beautiful Bustline

You want a sweetheart neckline (not a deep V), like this wool column dress by Chaiken ($392, also available in brown). It reveals just enough so you can feel confident wearing it to an office cocktail party — or on New Year’s Eve. Add some shine with Paco Girl’s patent pumps with Lucite heel ($300).

If You Love Your Sexy Back

Flaunt it over cocktails in David Meister’s stretch satin and matte jersey dress ($290), which sets itself apart with lingerie-like details — skinny straps and back seam — and covers you in front. Casadei’s strappy patent sandals have a killer gold heel ($660).

Charla Krupp is author of the style manifesto, How Not to Look Old, coming in January from Springboard Press.

Originally published in MORE magazine, November 2007.

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