We know what you're thinking: LBD, blah, basic, so boring, moving on. But, hold up a second. This little number from Line & Dot is so not what we were expecting when we spied it on the rack at South Moon Under last weekend.
The sleek leather bodice touches on one of the biggest trends for fall '12, and the modest hemline means you could probably toss on a blazer and a chunky necklace and wear it to work. Even if you choose not to multi-task it, we can see it becoming a go-to dress for special events and cocktail outings. Final verdict: We love a good edgy-meets-ladylike combo, and this effortless frock totally nails it.
Line & Dot Leather and Rayon Dress, $148, available at area South Moon Under stores.
Photo: Courtesy of South Moon Under