The LBD has long held the crown of the single most important and versatile item to belong in a wardrobe. There is nothing as easy to style as a little black dress, it can be glammed up or pared back, worn tight or relaxed, feature detailing or kept simple, but if it is short and black then you are on the money. The blank canvas of an LBD means the details can be completely up to you and your own style.
The best place to source a good dress is, yay for Australia, St Frock which was created as a beach side stall at Bondi Markets back in 2005! St Frock quickly grew after going online with a facebook page and the rest is history. St Frock now stock hundreds of dresses and have amassed a very loyal following because they truly are a one stop shop for dress shopping - there are literally hundreds of options to scroll through.
The Allegra Lace dress in black caught my eye immediately and I couldn't wait to style it. This is one of those winners that makes you feels as though you wear the dress rather than it wearing you.
The Allegra Lace Dress
I may not have mastered the art of showing off a good sleeve without looking totally awkward (see above pic!) but I have mastered the art of selecting a dress which ticks all the boxes. I always look for a slightly relaxed yet tailored shape which is key for us short girls, I often forgo a print and opt for texture to add interest and dimension and I usually stick to a colour palette of black or neutrals. This dress is also available in white and navy which are just as perfect as this black one - shop the dress here!
I am all for tonal dressing, so I added this Pip & Co bag, round Raybans and London Rebel lace up flats.
Dress - St Frock
Bag - Pip & Co
Sunglasses - Rayban
Shoes - London Rebel