We’ve all experienced the morning-wardrobe conundrum that comes when you haven’t laid out your clothes the night before (or, if you’re like us, whipped up an outfit idea during the post-shower blow-dry). But, instead of working up a sweat trying to throw something together on the fly, turn to a faithful standby: the little black dress.
The perfect, polished backdrop for accessories that pop (hello, rag & bone Pilot Clutch!), the LBD has been a primo closet staple for decades for myriad reasons: Not only is it a seasonal option all year round, but the neutral frock has the power to make almost any amount of bedhead look intentional — and that’s something we can all get behind.
Unfortunately, our plain, sable numbers have seen more than their fair share of play, so we’ve culled our go-to shops for 10 bold new LBDs that are anything but routine. From atypical cuts and lengths to a snakeskin-and-piping option (seriously!), click through for our favorite picks — no matter the occasion.