The One Dress Every Woman Should Own, According To Karl Lagerfeld

The One Dress Every Woman Should Own, According To Karl Lagerfeld
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We’ve all been there, standing in front of our closet trying to figure out what to wear to an event, dinner party, date, or basically anywhere the attire is even a smidge unclear. Well, lucky for you, Chanel’s mastermind, Karl Lagerfeld, has a solution. His answer? A little black dress. We couldn’t agree more—the timeless frock will always be an appropriate option. So ladies, when in doubt, reach for your LBD—it will never let you down. 

Scroll through to see Lagerfeld’s fail-safe style tip, and shop our favorite of-the-moment black dresses. 

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    Elizabeth and James Parker Mesh-Paneled Stretch Ponte Mini Dress ($365)

    Be sure to have at least one body-con option hanging in your closet. 

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    Alice + Olivia Yve Cutout Sheath Dress ($275) in Black

    The small cutout adds such an interesting detail. 

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    DKNY Drop-Waist Dress ($395) in Black

    Could this pleated dress be any more precious? 

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    Topshop Rouleau Strap Dress ($150) in Black

    This is a great option for a daytime date. 

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    River Island Midi Cami Dress ($68) in Black

    Okay, maybe add just one more body-con dress to your wardrobe. 

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    ASOS High Neck Skater Dress ($43) in Black

    Stand out from the crowd in this dress!  

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    T by Alexander Wang V Neck Strap Dress ($350) in Black

    Buy this now, and wear it year after year! 

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    Tamara Mellon Asymmetrical Cutout Shantung Dress ($795) in Black

    Looking to show a little leg? 

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    Equipment Arya Dress ($248) in Black

    Meet the most comfortable dress you’ve ever worn.  

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    Reformation Ambrosia Dress ($198) in Black

    The perfect day-to-night LBD.

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    A.L.C. Kingston Dress ($244) in Black

    Let the back of this dress do all the talking. 

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    Rag & Bone Isla Dress ($495) in Black

    Why wait for fall? Stock up on this long-sleeve mini-dress now.  

    Do you agree with Lagerfeld? Let us know in the comments below. 

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