Much to my chagrin I’ve spent many a frantic moment tearing through my closet looking for a dress to wear to a wedding, fashion show, or some other dressy engagement requiring me to look like a grown-up.  To avoid those fashion panic attacks, I recently purchased several basic black frocks that can be dressed up or down.  The little black dress (LBD) never goes out of style and it’s perfect for any occasion.


Banana Republic faux-wrap dress, $98

Banana Republic faux-wrap dress, $98


But don’t just take my word for it.  Read fashion stylist Colin Megaro’s four reasons why every Hot Mama needs a LBD:

1.  Black is flattering for all sizes, shapes and skin tones.  No matter who you are there is a LBD out there for you!  Take the time to find one that makes you feel great and fits you properly.
2.  You can wear black any time, during any season and to most events.  The LBD is chic, classic and sexy all rolled into one.  It’s the perfect dress to be worn for a night out on the town or as a cover up at the beach.
3.  You can wear this dress a dozen different ways. Jazz it up for evening with a beautiful beaded bolero or tone it down with flats and a wrist full of bangles. If you would like to wear it to work layer a cardigan sweater or blazer for a more refined look.
4. Last but not least: one of these dresses is never enough.  Have a few versions on hand that can work with the rest of your wardrobe.  

Colin Megaro is a stylist and fashion expert and the founder of Planet Style Concierge, a personal styling service based out of NY and LA.  But lucky for all of us, he travels!  

Image credit: Banana Republic