Q. I have a good friend's wedding to go to in March, and I've decided to use this as an opportunity to invest in a perfect little black dress. I'd like some ideas for dresses that are under $250 (I know I said “invest,” but I'm a girl on a budget!) I'm interested in a dress that is classic and stylish and will be wearable for years to come to all sorts of events. I am also looking for a dress that will be flattering and slimming, as I've recently put on a little weight and am self-conscious of it (I'm 5'9“ and about a size 6-8). I'd really appreciate your help! You always seem to know the perfect thing to wear.
A. I recently shot a little black dress story and fell for many styles. Here’s a few that fit your budget and will still be stylish five years from now.
left to right, all available at nordstrom.com: Maggy London Beaded Matte Jersey Halter Dress ($138), Anne Klein Dress V-Neck Chiffon Dress ($192), Bianca Nero Bead Chiffon Dress ($272), Velvet Torch Shantung Tube Dress ($62). Also, check out bluefly.com for a huge variety of little black dresses.