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The Most Fashionable Little Black Dresses of 2021

From a Date to the Funeral - Here are LBDs to Wear in 2021

There is a little black dress. And there is a short black dress. The LBD that is little, short, black and classic yet not basic, plain or boring. But stylish, trendy and fashionable. Moreover, different from all the other black cocktail dresses. Not to say anything else, here is the list of the most fashionable 2021 little black dresses you should know. Basically, this is the only list of LBDs you should shop from this season. Ps. There is your zoom birthday party dress and a LBD for home dinner date on the list too.

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THE MOST FASHIONABLE LITTLE BLACK DRESSES FOR 2021

Let me guess; you have a wardrobe full of little black dresses that all look the same. All short, black and plain. Classic yet somehow looking dull and outworn? In short, none of them is THE dress.

None of them is a little black dress you could always rely on. It’s not that special cocktail dress that would be perfect for any party, any date, yes including THE date. And even for work. But most of all, the little black dress that would be more fashionable and stylish than the rest of the short black dresses hanging there in your closet.

Well, guess what? You came to the right site! Because today I’m sharing the list of the best little black dresses in 2021. The list of the most fashionable black cocktail dresses in 2021. These little black dresses here are not only classic, quality, and perfect for any woman. But as said, fashionable too. And so different than all the LBDs you already have.

THE MOST STYLISH LITTLE BLACK DRESSES FOR 2021

You might be confused right now since everyone says a little black dress is always in fashion. And I keep mentioning the most fashionable little black dress in 2021.

Admittedly, LBD is a classic piece that is always in fashion, but this doesn’t mean your new little black dress can be even more fashionable and stylish.

Again, today I’m sharing a list of little black dresses that are not basic but have some details that distinguish them from the rest of LBDs you already have. And these details are nothing else but something that’s in style for 2021.

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So what are the most fashionable short black dresses for 2021? What should your little black dress look like apart being short and black? Well, it should have feathers, net, sparkles, bold shoulders, statement sleeves or just one sleeve, lace, polka dots, be mini, backless. Or be simple, like back in the 90s and have spaghetti straps. Furthermore, have no straps at all or have straps but off the shoulders.

LIST OF THE BEST SHORT BLACK DRESSES THAT ARE IN FASHION NOW

1 OPEN BACK LITTLE BLACK DRESS

We are starting with a backless little black dress. For the record, an open back dress is the most fashionable type of dress for 2021. Hence the backless little black dress is the most fashionable little black dress in 2021.

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Ps. Even though a backless black dress is the only LBD dress you need for 2021, there are more little black dresses on trend for 2021.

2 VOLUMINOUS LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Well, you might already have the next most fashionable 2021 little black dress. Yes, the voluminous dress is still in style.

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As you know, I bought this voluminous little black dress a while ago. I wore that chic voluminous little black dress for zoom parties and romantic zoom dates during the quarantine. Ps. Don’t tell the guys I zoom-date, but I wore this little black dress on every 5th zoom date.

Well, don’t look like that. I just had too. All in all, this little volume dress is very fashionable. And I wanted to know if every guy finds this dress so sexy as I do.

Besides, there is more than one feature that makes this dress so stylish this season. Its length is fashionable, too.

Yes, mini is the length you should look for when buying your 2021 little black dress.

3 LITTLE MINI BLACK DRESS

The 2021 little black dress that is even shorter than a classic little black dress. Ps. When in doubt, get a mini black dress with long sleeves and no cleavage. Like this LBD here. Show nothing but your long legs. Another great option is a mini LBD with straps and a square neck (buy here). Just like the one everyone chic wore back in the 90s.

4 THE 90s SLIP LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Mentioning the 90s, this is my favorite nighties inspired little black dress.

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Ps. Before you spend all your money on simple short black dresses, you need to read the next sentence. A simple 90s style slip dress, preferably with spaghetti straps and a slit, will be very fashionable in 2021, but not as much as a black dress with a high neck. Yes, romantic little black dresses are in style for 2021 as well.

5 COCKTAIL DRESS WITH A HIGH NECK

If you read the winter 2021 dress trend report and checked the list of the most fashionable spring summer 2021 dresses already, then you know, that a dress with high neck is a must-have for 2021.

Well, you actually need two little black dresses with a high neck. One that’s modest, and you can wear for work or funerals. And one that’s sexy and you can wear for a romantic dinner date.

SEXY HIGH NECK LITTLE BLACK DRESSES

MODEST LITTLE BLACK DRESSES WITH HIGH NECK

6 VICTORIAN SHORT BLACK DRESS

Another modest 2021 little black dress trend is a Victorian dress.

MODEST VICTORIAN LITTLE BLACK DRESSES

If you like the modest little black dress trend from above, but wish it was more boho, then you will be happy to read that romantic Victorian dresses are one of the biggest 2021 LBD trends, too. A black Victorian dress is the dress you were looking for, for sure.

THE PRETTIEST BLACK BOHO DRESSES FOR 2021

If who, LoveShackFancy knows the best how to make an irresistible Victorian little black dress. This Victorian black boho dress from LoveShackFancy will, for sure, bring you many compliments.

7 SHORT BLACK DRESS WITH CRISS-CROSS STRAPS

Another dress that brings compliments (at least to me) is a little black dress with criss-cross straps. Well, I do have beautiful shoulders.

CRIS-CROSS LITTLE BLACK DRESSES YOU SHOULD WEAR IF YOU WANT TO SHOW OFF YOUR ARMS 

8 MIDI BLACK DRESS

Sure, I said you should look for a mini black cocktail dress in 2021. But, a midi black cocktail dress is in style for 2021, too.

All in all, a midi black dress is the most versatile little black dress you could ever own.

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9 ONE SHOULDER MINI BLACK DRESS

Now, the second most fashionable 2021 little black dress – the mono sleeve mini black dress or one shoulder little black dress.

THE MOST FASHIONABLE LITTLE BLACK DRESSES WITH ONE SHOULDER

10 LBD WITH STATEMENT SLEEVES

Finally, the third most fashionable little black dress for 2021 – the statement sleeve little black dress. Sure, some might disagree and say this is the number 1 most fashionable black dress of 2021, and it might just be. Third, second or first, as long as you have it. A little black dress with statement sleeves is simply must-have for 2020. And yes, even for summer.

Puffed, exaggerated, short or baroque, a black cocktail dress with statement sleeves is in style for 2021.

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11 LITTLE BLACK DRESS WITH BOLD SHOULDERS

It seems like the 80s don’t want to leave. The bold shoulders are still in fashion, too. So if you want your little black dress to be anything but boring or plain, get a little black dress with bold shoulders.

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Or get a short black dress with an exaggerated collar.

12 PETER PAN COLLAR LBD

As stated in the winter 2021 dress trend report and spring summer 2021 dress trend report, a Peter pan collar dress is one of the most stylish type of the dress in 2021. And one of the best little black dresses to wear when visiting your in-laws. Trust me; you mother-in-law will lake you more when she sees you wearing this dress.

MOTHER-IN-LAW APPROVED LITTLE BLACK DRESSES WITH PETER PAN COLLAR

13 OFF THE SHOULDER LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Another must-have short black cocktail dress for 2021 is off the shoulder black dress. Yes, off the shoulder is in style in 2021. And you simply must have at least one off the shoulder dress for 2021. Indeed, off the shoulder dresses are more fashionable than ever. Swipe through the widget to shop my favourite off the shoulder black dresses.

BLACK OFF THE SHOULDER DRESSES ARE IN STYLE FOR 2021           

14 BLACK CAPE-LIKE DRESS

The next 2021 little black trend is new. And no, you don’t have this type of little black dress yet. A black cape-like dress is a new type of little black dress that is coming in fashion for winter 2021.

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15 FISHNET LBDs

Can’t set apart macramé from crochet? Don’t worry! Let it be crochet, fishnet, macramé or a Chantilly lace, net little black dress is in style in 2021.

FISHNET LITTLE BLACK DRESSES TO SPLURGE ON IN 2021

I will get myself one or two of these LBDs in the widget above. Well, to be honest, probably three. Still, we can all splurge on these black dresses since we have the next mini black dress already.

16 SEQUINNED LITTLE BLACK DRESS

SEQUINNED LITTLE BLACK DRESSES YOU CAN BUY ON BUDGET

See? I told you. You already have this stylish little black dress. Nevertheless, it doesn’t harm much if you take out our credit card for one glittery dress more. 

Especially if you can eat at your mom’s today. Many of these sequined dresses in black cost less than lunch. Yet look worthy a million. Well, perhaps not a million, but more than $550 for sure. The best thing about sequined dresses, apart from being fashionable this year, is that they all look the same no matter how much they really cost.

17 BLACK LACE DRESS

Sadly, this is not the case with the next 2021 IT LBD – the black lace dress. The black lace shows the price even when you remove the price tag.

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Worry not; you can still afford a quality little black dress in lace. Thank Mr. Self-Portrait for that. Mr. Self-Portrait makes the most beautiful and quality black lace dresses that don’t cost a million. Here’s one that I’m getting for 2021.

18 FRINGED LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Fringes and fringed dresses are two of key fashion trends of 2021, which is a reason big enough to invest in one of the fringed little black dresses from the widget below and add it to your capsule wardrobe.

THE BEST FRINGED LITTLE BLACK DRESSES

19 KNITTED LITTLE BLACK DRESS

I hope you took my advice seriously and haven’t splurged on black leather dresses. Even though a leather dress keeps coming back in style, you should swap a leather LBD for a knit little black dress in 2021.

COMFORTABLE LITTLE BLACK DRESSES FOR HOME OR WORK

20 CUTOUT BLACK COCKTAIL DRESS

Looking for a black cocktail dress that you could wear on a hot summer day? Get a cutout little black dress. Cut out little black dress is nothing like any other LDB. It’s daring, modern and dazzling. Swipe through the widget to shop my favourite cutout little black dresses.

MODERN LITTLE BLACK DRESSES

SPORTY CUT-OUT BLACK DRESS

21 DRAPED LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Next little black dress style is perfect for the party and work. No matter where you work or what you do, furthermore what event you are going to – well better say joining – you will get compliments every time you wear this LBD. Draped and ruched little black dresses get compliments on everyone.

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22 BLACK PLAID DRESS

Now something entirely new – plaid little black dress. By the way, according to one of the leading fashion metrics site, a plaid little black dress was the most tagged dress after pre Fall21 fashion shows. In short, a plaid dress – is a must-have this year.

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23 POLKA DOT BLACK DRESS

Polka dot is back in fashion for 2021. Only slightly different than previous seasons. It could be white on black or black on black. I prefer the last one. Especially on this Self-portrait dress. Isn’t it just stunning?

Nevertheless, I want this polka dot Self Portrait dress too. Actually, there are so many polka dot little black dresses that I love. Check the galleries above and below to see them all.

THE PRETTIEST LITTLE BLACK POLKA DOT DRESSES TO BUY FOR 2021

24 LBD WITH FEATHERS

Last but not least, my second favourite mini black dress. The feathered black cocktail dress. Feathers are still fashionable in 2021. As a matter of fact, Cult Gaia Shannon dress is one of the most searched little black dresses right noww.

Besides, feathers give the most dramatic boost to a classic little black dress.

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25 SHEER SHORT BLACK DRESS

Finally, my favourite mini black dress. The sheer dress. I fell in love with this type of dress years ago when Dior presented it for the first time. And it’s still my favourite. Isn’t it just stunning? However, it’s not only the tulle skirt that I like. Showing legs or just a small part of the skin is an option also. Therefore, a little black dress with mesh sleeves is a great choice too. See the widget below to find the best sheer little black dresses.

LITTLE BLACK DRESSES WITH TULLE SKIRT AND TRANSPARENT LITTLE BLACK DRESSES

26 HIGH LOW DRESS IN BLACK

Lastly, a high low little black dress. Ps. Thank Chanel for bringing high-low dress back in style for 2021.

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Got a few little black dresses after going through the list of the most fashionable little black dresses but don’t exactly know when to wear each of them? Let me give you an advice or two.

When to wear a little black dress?

Since monochrome black outfits are one of the biggest 2021 fashion trends, you can wear a little black dress every day and for every occasion.

Can I wear a black dress, even for a wedding?

Not a classic little black dress, no. But you can wear a lacy little black dress or this volume little black dress.

What is a must have little black dress 2021?

A must have dress for 2021 is a little black dress with an open back.

Where to buy a little black dress?

The first online store you should check when shopping for a little black dress is Revolve. Make no doubt that you will find your dream little black dress at Revolve. Other best online stores with the best little black dresses are 24s, Net-a-porter, Farfetch, Moda Operandi, Luisaviaroma, Mytheresa, Matchesfashion, shopbop, Intermix, and Nordstrom.

What is the best little black dress for a party?

It depends on the party. For a business party, get a dress with bold shoulders or puff sleeves. If you go to a family party, chose a romantic, Victorian type of dress in black. For a dinner party, wear a voluminous dress that allows you to breathe and hide your stomach. If you are going out clubbing with your friends, wear a black slip dress or an open back dress. If you are joining a Zoom party, wear a sequin dress.

What is the best little black dress for a romantic dinner?

A criss-cross stipe little black dress or an off the shoulder dress.

What is the best little black dress for a dinner with mother-in-law?

An elegant little black dress with sleeves and pearls.

What is the best little black dress for work in 2021?

A draped dress in black, a high neck black dress, belted black dress, and a black knit dress. Also, a black dress with balloon sleeves and bold shoulders if you work in fashion.

What’s the best little black dress for home?

Knitted little black dress.

What little black dress should I chose for a funeral if I want to look fashionable?

For a funeral in 2021, you can wear either a midi dress in black, a black draped dress, cape-like black dress, a modest black dress with a high neck, or a black dress with puff sleeves.

What shoes to wear with a little black dress?

There are many fashionable shoes that go well with a little black dress. Depending on the dress style and the occasion, of course. Even so, you can’t go wrong with classic pumps and chic sandals.

What colour shoes with a black dress?

A little black dress allows you to wear shoes in any colour. Even so, to be on-trend, wear shoes in one of the most fashionable colours of the season. Check colour trend report to see what colors are in style for 2021.

Do I need a little black dress?

You do need a little black dress if you want to build the best capsule wardrobe and have a dress that you can wear for any occasion.

HOW TO STYLE A NEW BLACK COCKTAIL DRESS

You did find your new little black dress, right? That special LBD you will wear for your birthday party and a date? I bet you did. But if you are anything like me, you didn’t find just one. I am buying at least 5 new little black dresses for 2021. First, that pretty Self-Portrait dress, then another polka dot dress and a must have backless little black dress, black net dress and sheer dress of course. Anyway, back to you. Which little black dress is your favourite? Ps. If your answer is a feathered mini black dress, be sure to check how I wear it.