In many of those books that list a little black dress as an essential wardrobe item, the reader is further advised to own both a day and an evening LBD. Being on a limited budget, and only scoring my evening LBD after weeks of searching, I dismissed a day version as a luxury. When I spotted this dress at Marshall’s I was attracted to the tie neck, puffed sleeves, pleats, and swingy shape. That it was black was actually a drawback. (I don’t wear much black.) I looked for it in another color, but found none. So, without meaning to, I ended up with a day LBD after all.
While I like the trapeze dress shape, I belted it for wear today. The pleats form the most charming gathers when belted.