Why the Little Black Dress is More than Just Iconic

“Every woman needs a little black dress” 

“Ok, but why?” 

“She just does”

Just a little El Paso Mom magic

If you’re similar to the majority of informed shoppers you require a little more convincing so let us talk about WHY the LBD(Little black dress) is THE iconic staple. 

Black matches everything 

If you’re a true black color connoisseur you’re well aware that black clothing comes in different shades but guess what? You can match a black dress to anything in your closet, and if you don’t believe so try it right now. 

The LBD can easily compliment whatever you already have from plaid shirts and combat boots to floral scarves and sandals. I’ve also found that when you wear black it compliments sticky fingers from your little ones versus wearing lighter colors; that sounds like a win-win to me! 

As a mom of three I seldom have time in the mornings to put together extensive outfits so when I want to switch out of the iconic black leggings LBD it is. 

Versatility on the go

When people mention a little black dress they might picture an above-the-knee option, however the unique versatility of “The Little Black Dress” comes in any length. In fact, it’s possible to style your LBD in multiple ways to match any setting. You can wear maxi length to the park with a cute jean jacket and sneakers, midi length to a formal event with heels, or mini for a night out on the town. 

Gold accessories will add warmth to the outfit while cooler silver tones look great for nighttime formal occasions. There is no set-in-stone rule because the iconic LBD is super adaptable to any style you go for.


Trends come and go but simple classic staples never go out of style. If you’re on a budget it is easy to make that black dress work for many occasions especially from day to night. The little black dress is also budget-friendly because you can find one that works for you in any price bracket and style from Chanel to J Crew, Abercrombie, Target, or Walmart

When I was postpartum and getting dressed for an outing we didn’t have the funds to go and get a whole new wardrobe to accommodate my new body at the time. However, I was able to take this black dress and make it work without having to buy anything new.

Capsule wardrobe 

One of the ways I stay fashionable is to use a capsule wardrobe for each season and the little black dress makes it into every wardrobe combo. This maxi version has a shelf bra and is super comfortable for lounging or momming around. 

When choosing a black dress for a capsule wardrobe it’s important to dress for your comfort level and invest in quality materials. As of right now, this is my absolute favorite LBD as it’s perfect for those indecisive days when I’m not sure what to wear. 

The little black dress is an essential part of everyone’s wardrobe. From its cost-effectiveness to the ability to make you look chic and put together, the LBD is an ideal addition to your closet. There is certainly a reason the LBD is dubbed as an iconic piece of clothing for any occasion. 

Hope this helps! Post any questions or comments below and don’t forget to follow me for more style tips and tag me @carbsncabernet in your own!

xoxo Cheers, Amber

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