23 July 2014

Three Classic LBDs For Every Budget! | Fashion

An LBD is one of the most classic wardrobe staples, so if you still have a space in your wardrobe for one, or if you're looking to replace your current LBD, then check out the following choices that match your current budget.

Budget? What budget?! If the word "budget" doesn't even come into your head, then you are obviously in a position where you can afford the finer things in life and don't mind spending £££'s to find that perfect dress.
These choices are sure to float your luxury yacht boat:
1. Stella McCartney Andra Stretch-Cady Dress, £1,335
With contoured panels and a cinched-in waist, this classic LBD is sure to flatter your figure. This design is effortless and chic; perfect for all occasions. The longer length sleeves are perfect for those of you who wish to cover the tops of your arms.
2. Jil Sander Gathered Stretch Modal-Blend Jersey Dress, £480
This sleeveless version features gathered pleats at the center to define your waist and concealed pockets. The high neckline and knee length give this LBD elegance and sophistication.
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Sophia Stretch-Ponte Dress, £280
This LBD features front pockets and ruffled sleeves which give it an extra feminine touch. The minimally structured design and shorter length invite you to show off your amazing figure!

You're an investor when it comes to fashion. So, you're not in the position where you can spend money willy-nilly, but you're happy to save up some hard cash to buy those classic, timeless items.
Check out these classic, built-to-last choices:
1. Ted Baker AKLA Embellished Skater Dress, £149
This modern, skater dress version features delicate bead and gem embellishment on the neckline, figure-flattering panelling and a flared skirt.
2. French Connection Feather Ruth Capsleeve Dress, £120
With a fit-and-flare design and bold pleated skirt, this LBD will give a slimming effect; perfect day or night.
3. Boden The Strand Dress, £89
This retro-style LBD features figure-flattering panelling and a sweet Peter Pan collar, making it a really versatile option.

You can't afford designer threads, but you still want good quality items from your favourite stores so are willing to pay that little bit extra.
Take a look at these timeless dresses:
1. Coast Abbey Ity Dress, £75
This LBD features a flattering gathered waist and a figure-hugging design. The perfect length for all occasions.
2. Mango Neoprene-Effect Panel Dress, £59.99
With longer sleeves and a belted waist, this ladylike LBD has a sophisticated look and will compliment your figure.
3. ZARA Lace V-Necked Dress, £59.99
This gorgeous LBD features a delicate lace trim, subtle panelling for that slimming effect and a V back with lace detail for ultimate impact!

You're willing to pay full price for high street items, but if you can grab a great high-end bargain in the sales, even better!
Get gorgeous LBDs for less with these choices:
1. ZARA Tube Dress with Pleated Neckline, £45.99
This sophisticated LBD features delicate pleats on the neckline and a figure-hugging design, making it ideal for work and play!
2. Planet Satin Trim Dress, £109 £39
This elegant option would usually be way out of your price range, but it's a steal in the sales! With a satin waistband and feature back with beaded strap detail, giving it a modern twist.
3. Dorothy Perkins Neoprene Skater Dress, £35
This LBD has a flirty, flared skirt and features pretty gem embellishment on the neckline.

Cheap and cheerful is your best friend! You're almost always strapped for cash and you will go for the best, low-cost bargains you can find!
These purse-friendly picks are sure to put a smile on your face:
1. George @ Asda Lace Panel Dress, £18
This elegant lace-panelled dress is stylish and sophisticated, making it ideal for any occasion.
2. New Look Bi Stretch V Neck Dress, £19.99 £10
This ladylike LBD will get you from the office to bar with ease!
3. Forever 21 Cut-Out Fit & Flare Dress, £9.50
This great value dress features a flared skirt and a daring cross-over, cut-out back detail.

I really hope this feature was helpful to some of you! Do let me know which dresses are your favourites!
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  1. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt23 July 2014 at 11:00

    So many beautiful, classic dresses to choose from but since I never can say no to embellishments my favorite is probably the one from Dorothy Perkins :o) Xx

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  2. thejollyfashionista23 July 2014 at 18:42

    Thank you, Charlotte. I love that one too, love a bit of embellishment! xxx


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