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The Most Fashionable Little Black Dresses of 2020 to Buy Today

From a Date to the Funeral - Here are LBDs to Wear in 2020

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 2020 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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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 2020. The list of the most fashionable black cocktail dresses in 2020. 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.

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THE MOST FASHIONABLE LITTLE BLACK DRESSES FOR 2020

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 2020.

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 2020.

 

ALL THE BLACK COCKTAIL DRESSES YOU SHOULD HAVE IN 2020

So what are the most fashionable short black dresses for 2020? What should your little black dress look like apart being short and black? Well, it should have feathers, net, sparkles, bold shoulders or just one sleeve, lace, polka dots, be mini, made of leather. 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.

#1 VOLUMINOUS LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Starting with a voluminous little black dress. For the record, a volume dress is the most fashionable type of dress in 2020. Hence the voluminous little black dress is the most fashionable little black dress in 2020.

 

 

I just got this stunning mini voluminous black dress. Isn’t it gorgeous? Check how I styled this voluminous little black dress for a zoom party during the quarantine.

By the way, another thing that makes this dress so stylish this season is its length.

Yes, mini is the length you should look for when buying your 2020 little black dress.

 

#2 LITTLE MINI BLACK DRESS

A 2020 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.

 

 

#3 THE 90s SLIP LITTLE BLACK DRESS

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

 

 

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, is very fashionable in 2020, but not as much as a black dress with a sweetheart neckline. Yes, romantic little black dresses are in style for 2020 as well.

 

#4 SHORT COCKTAIL DRESS WITH A SWEETHEART NECKLINE

 

 

#5 VICTORIAN SHORT BLACK DRESS

If who, Mr. Self-Portrait knows the best how to make an irresistible Victorian little black dress. This Victorian black cocktail dress from Self-Portrait will, for sure, bring you many compliments.

 

 

#6 EMBROIDERED BLACK DRESS

Another dress that brings compliments (at least to me) is this embroidered short black dress. Well, midi black dress.

 

 

#7 BLACK FLORAL DRESS

 

 

#8 MIDI BLACK DRESS

Sure, I said you should look for a mini black cocktail dress in 2020. But, a midi black cocktail dress is in style for 2020, too.

 

 

Ps. I bet you feel glad knowing that midi dresses are not on the “out of style” list. But wait, 2020 fashion gets even better. There is another dress that used to be on the “out of style list” but it’s not anymore. – More about that dress later – below.

 

 

#9 MONO SLEEVE MINI BLACK DRESS

Now, the second most fashionable 2020 little black dress – the mono sleeve mini black dress.

 

 

Here is the thing – you can have just one sleeve, or get two sleeves, but make them look exaggerated.

 

#10 LBD WITH STATEMENT SLEEVES

Puffed, exaggerated, short or baroque, a black cocktail dress with statement sleeves is in style for 2020.

 

 

#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.

 

 

Or get a short black dress with no shoulders at all.

 

#12 BANDEAU LBD

 

 

#13 OFF THE SHOULDER LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Another must-have short black cocktail dress for 2020 is off the shoulder black dress. Yes, off the shoulder is back in style in 2020. And you simply must have at least one off the shoulder dress for 2020. Indeed, off the shoulder dresses are more fashionable than ever. Swipe through the widget to shop my favourite off the shoulder black dresses.

 

 

#14 SHORT BLACK DRESS WITH CRISS-CROSS STRAPS

 

 

#15 LACE, CROCHET, MACRAMÉ, NET LBDs

Can’t set apart macramé from crochet? Don’t worry! Let it be crochet, fishnet, macramé or a Chantilly lace, lacy little black dress is in style in 2020.

 

 

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

 

 

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 LEATHER LITTLE BLACK DRESS

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

 

 

#18 CUTOUT BLACK COCKTAIL DRESS

Still, if you are looking for a black cocktail dress that you could wear in summer 2020 – get a cutout little black dress. Cutout 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.

 

 

#19 DRAPED LITTLE BLACK DRESS

 

 

Now something entirely new – a draped little black dress. By the way, according to one of the leading fashion metrics site, a little draped black dress was the most tagged dress after SS20 fashion shows. In short, a draped dress – either in black or blue or any other 2020 colour – is a must-have this year.

 

 

#20 POLKA DOT BLACK DRESS

Polka dot is back in fashion for summer 2020. Only slightly different than previous seasons. It could be white on black or black on black. I prefer the last one. Especially on this Red Valentino 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.

 

 

#21 LBD WITH FEATHERS

Last but not least, my second favourite mini black dress. The feathered black cocktail dress. Feathers are a big fashion trend in 2020, and you must admit they give the most fashionable boost to a classic little black dress. Here is how I wear it.

 

 

#22 SHEER SHORT BLACK DRESS

Finally, my favourite mini black dress. The sheer dress. You know I fall 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 just the sheer bottom part of the dress 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.

 

 

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

Ps. Save, pin and print this list. I even added the small checkboxes so you could use this LBD trend report when browsing through your old little black dresses that are hanging there in your closet.

Oh, and be to share this list of best little black dresses in fashion for 2020 with your friends too. I’m sure they will love it. Especially if they are still looking for a date dress.

Ps. This LBD list is shoppable too. Just click on the text inside that pink frames, and a link will take you to the store where I found that LBD. Again, you can see more little black dresses above as well.

 

 

No idea what black cocktail dress to shop for when? Scroll down! This Q&A will help for sure!

 

 

When to wear a little black dress?

Since monochrome black outfits are one of the biggest 2020 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 sheer little black dress. Like the one of those featured in this article on Brunette from Wall Street.

What is the most fashionable little black dress for evening in 2020?

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A mono sleeve dress. But also off-the-shoulder dress, a bandeau dress, dress with bold shoulders, a sequin dress, and a voluminous dress.

What is the best little black dress for a party?

Depends on a 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 sequin dress.

What is the best little black dress for work in 2020?

A draped dress in black. And also a leather dress if you work in fashion.

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

For a funeral in 2020, you can wear either a midi dress in black, a black draped dress or a black dress with puff sleeves.

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SO YOU GOT A NEW BLACK COCKTAIL DRESS – HERE IS HOW TO STYLE IT

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 2020. First, that pretty Self-Portrait dress, then another polka dot dress from Red Valentino and a must have little 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.