It may seem hyperbolic to claim that one dress can change your whole holiday season, but hear us out. If you had one perfect-for-nearly-every-occassion frock, the task of getting ready for all your scheduled soirées would be a heck of a lot easier. So, we asked Rank & Style
to point us in the right direction: Which LBD is the best bet, according to math?
The little black dress is universal by definition: universally flattering and universally useful. It's always the right thing to wear — especially if you've got one you really love, and didn't go broke buying it. Rank & Style discovered that this lacy, ladylike number by Beguile by Byron Lars takes the cake. With its henley top and pencil-skirt bottom, the silhouette is classic and fairly modest, but it also does not skimp on party vibes with its mix of mesh-like fabrics. This style also earned top billing based on user reviews and general buzz. The people like it.
If you're more the printed-dress
kind of girl or prefer something with pant legs
, no pressure. This just happens to be the experts' pick for people who keep it classic, and love a good throw-on-and-go. If that's you, pick out your party shoes
and click ahead.