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Did you know the LBD has a seasonally on-trend cousin? Meet the LBS, short for Little Black Sundress. To the untrained eye, this is just another black frock, but this summertime iteration is actually quite different from the cocktail attire we know and love.
Instead, this style has a decidedly more relaxed nature, which is perfect for backyard BBQs, casual Fridays, and even as an alternative to beach cover-ups. Heck, they'll work for date night, too. And, if need be, they’ll rise to more formal occasions — just like Alexa Chung’s did for yesterday's Serpentine Summer Party in London. Need more convincing to add one to your wardrobe? Okay — they'll also pair well with everything you own. For further proof of the LBS' awesomeness, check out the 16 selects ahead.