The 5 Best Trends to Try If You Like Non-Boring LBDs

trendy black dresses


@camillecharriere wearing Nensi Dojaka

As Karl Lagerfeld famously said, "one is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress." An LBD is a true wardrobe workhorse and can be styled in a million different ways. While it's definitely classic, it absolutely doesn't have to be boring. If you're looking to add a little bit of spice (in the TikTok voice), you've come to the right place.

Below, I've rounded up my five favorite trends that offer different ways to jazz up the classic LBD. With the right details, fabrics, embellishments, and designs, little black dresses can be downright exciting. Keep reading to shop a fashion editor's favorite trendy black dresses.  

1. Cutouts

H&M always interprets major trends in accessible ways. 

I love everything about this cutout dress. 

2. Strappy Open Back

Hate to see you go, but love to watch you leave. 

This one will sell quickly at Nordstrom. 

Open-back dresses are just so cool. 

3. Embellished Straps

Fashion editors are absolutely mad about Area. 

This H&M dress looks considerably more expensive than it really is. 

In case you're looking for an amazing designer investment. 

4. String Halters

String halter dresses look fabulous with strappy sandals. 

How can I resist this $14 price tag? 

This one hits on two different trends: string halters and cutouts. 

Another amazing option for less than $50. 

5. Crochet and Mesh

This crochet dress is so beautiful. 

The perfect swimsuit cover-up does exist. 

This pretty crochet detail really makes this dress. 

Another amazing find with a wallet-friendly price.