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16 Subtly Sexy LBDs For Your Next Date Night

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    Every once in a while, it happens. You try something on, and BAM! An inexplicable magic takes hold, and you feel like straight dollar signs. For this editor, and the many who ascribe to the all-black city uniform, that piece happens to come in the form of a little black dress.

    Its perks? Endless. From the throw-on-and-go ease to the ever-flattering aesthetic, you'd be hard-pressed to find an occasion when an LBD wouldn't work. That reason alone proves you can never have too many, which is why we took to the market to find the most badass (and affordable) stunners out now. Between cozy turtlenecks you can layer up for winter and slinky numbers fit for a date, there's no shortage of knockout dresses ahead. Black has never looked so not basic.

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    To keep this babydoll dress from feeling too young, top it off with a leather jacket or slick ankle boots for an edgy contrast.

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    A breathable cocoon dress is perfect for days when you need to leave the house in a flash.

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    Knee-grazing fringe takes this casual shirtdress to a playful realm.

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    Sheer accents and a deep-V cut make this minidress an instant date-night hit.

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    The '70s are calling with this bell-sleeve swing dress. Metallic detailing around the collar and hem add an extra touch.