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Black Dress

The little black dress is the ultimate symbol of sartorial elegance – an iconic wardrobe staple and the go to piece in every lady’s fashion arsenal.

Whether you opt for a classic cut that you can take from day to night with a few well chosen accessories and fashion-forward footwear or opt for full on glamour with a short sparkly number, the little black dress is a versatile piece that’s well worth investing in. 

We decided to track down the hottest LBDs from retailers at The Centre just in time for the festive season! 

Dorothy Perkins has an elegant long sleeve knitted black dress in stock for £32 which features attractive ladder sleeve detailing for a sartorial twist. It’s perfect for workwear but can be transformed with statement earrings, or why not add a retro vibe with a polka dot neckerchief, £8 from Accessorize 

For a youthful look, check out the lace detailed fit and flare skater dress from Superdry for £49.99 Team with chunky heeled black ankle boots and a black leather biker jackets for a funky urban feel. 

Topshop has an array of chic LBDs to suit all tastes and budgets – from a classic halter-neck with sweet silver polka dots, £65, to a feather trimmed dress with a hint of 20s glamour £42 

Fringing is a key look this season and Next has a fabulous fringe dress for only £32 New Look also has a playful tasselled tunic dress £24.99 which looks fabulous with contrasting colour knee high boots or team with plain black flat over the knee boots for streamlined French inspired style. 

River Island has a LBD in lavish lace £75 which would be perfect for any stylish festive soiree or for a look hot off the catwalks check out the black fishnet mini dress from New Look’s Christmas collection– layered over a bodysuit for a look that is confident, classy and daring all at once!

For classic partywear M&S has an intricate lace detail sleeveless dress £79 which would look amazing with vibrant red heels and a box clutch while Debenhams has a versatile wrap dress in contrasting textures which is guaranteed to be both flattering and timeless £55 .

It would be rude not to indulge in one of the hottest trends of AW17… Bardot necklines offer a romantic twist to the LBD and the rose detail dress from George at ASDA for £16 is an absolute bargain– team with ankle boots and an edgy embroidered leather bag.

Embrace luxe embellishments with the elegant embroidered mesh dress from Oasis for £180 and Miss Selfridge has a tempting sheer maxi for £150– both are investment pieces that will stand the test of time. 

Finally for a funky 80s vibe check out the polka dot puffed shoulder mini dress £35 from Miss Selfridge.

Now you just need to decide whether to opt for a classic red lip or reveal your inner rock chick with a sultry smoky eye to complete your look.

1: Long sleeved dress Dorothy Perkins £32

2: Scarf Accessorize £8

3: Skater Dress Superdry £49.99

4: Halter-neck Topshop £65

5: Feather trim Topshop £43

6: Tasselled sleeveless Next £32

7: Tasselled arm New Look £24.99

8: Lace River Island £75

9: Sheer New Look

10: Lace Sleeveless M&S £79

11: Wrap dress Debenhams £55

12: Bardot floral George at ASDA £16

13: Embroidered dress Oasis £180

14: Embroidered maxi Miss Selfridge £150

15: Campaign image Miss Selfridge £35

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