A Little Black Dress For All Budgets


You would be lying to say you do not have at least one LBD in that closet of yours. Black is the go to color for all occasion because Coco Chanel said so. In 1926, Coco revolutionized the way women wear dresses by arguably creating one of first iconic little black dress that made American Vogue hailed it as ‘the frock that all the world will wear.’
In previous Roman times, black was the traditional color of mourning for it was worn to funerals and state occasions. But thanks to Chanel’s bold fashion statement, this color had been reconsidered and chosen to be the color to look fashionably dressed and because we understand how it feels like to be part of the population that could not always afford a Chanel garment, here are 5 dresses for women of all budgets to choose from.

Under RM100

Dorothy Perkins, Black Seamed Fit and Flare Dress, RM93.40

Back in the day this was known as the ‘Flapper Dress’ where it was worn by the Grantham girls in Downtown Abbey that had a low scooped neckline, waistline that is dropped to the hips, and often beaded down to the knee. This dress can be worn by women in all shapes and sizes as it help to make your hips look smaller and legs looking longer.


Zalora, Formal Lapel Dress, RM79.90


MDSCollection, Madeline Ruffled-Hem Dress in Balck, RM97.90


Dressing Paula, Side Belted Long Sleeve Dress in Balck, RM84.80


Under RM500

Livingstone Cooper, Arlo Dress in Black, RM249

This is the perfect LBD addition to your closet where it shows the perfect amount of skin to make you look sexy but also very classy. It’s fitted cut will make keep your body in the right places while you’re out and about.


Zara, Dress With Contrasting Ribbed Detail, RM199


Zara, Knot Dress, RM199


H&M, Off-the-shoulder Dress, RM184.95


Under RM1500

BCBG Maxazaria, Faux Leather Vest Dress, RM1245

This long sleeve, button-down dress is accented with a sleek faux leather vest. The fluid A-line skirt features a stylish gathered waist which gives a nice flowy movement when you’re walking through a crowd.


Massimo Dutti, Textured Weave Knit Dress, RM599


Mango Women, Embroided Tulle Dress, RM799


ASOS, Karen Millen Tailored Tuxedo Dress, RM1485


Under RM5000

Jonathan Simkai, Crepe and guipure lace midi dress, RM3937

Who doesn’t love details. This embroidered lace midi dress gives a sense of elegance and sophistication when you walk into a room. It’s flare lace bottom accentuates your curves in all the right places and its an LBD you wouldn’t want to miss out.


Net-A-Porter, Anna Sui Rows of Flowers cotton-blend guipure lace dress, RM2313

Net-A-Porter, Khaite Melinda Stretch-Crepe Midi Dress, RM4267


Net-A-Porter, Alexandre Vauthier Asymmetric stretch-jersey mini dress, RM4990

Credit: Zee Zaki

Credit: Zee Zaki


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