The little black dress is a staple in every woman’s wardrobe; but in NYC, it’s practically an everyday uniform. Whether you’re headed to the office or out for date night, the LBD is the easiest way to look chic and pulled-together without the time and hassle of rummaging through your closet. With these ten little black dresses under $100, you can stock up and have the perfect outfit for any outing in New York City.
Strappy styles are everywhere this summer, from swimsuits to sandals. With its crisscross back, this little black dress is totally on trend.
If you love cut-out styles but prefer a bit more coverage, opt for a see-through mesh panel instead. Pair this elegant maxi with heels for a dressy night out, or flip flops for a more casual daytime look.
Blueberry Denim $20.29
This seemingly simple LBD is anything but boring with an oversized knot detail in front.
We love the beachy, easy-to-wear cut of this little black sundress with white floral print.
Eliza J $98
A pleated waist and flared skirt are super flattering on all figures. And $98 is a steal for a dress you’ll be able to wear for years to come.
Little White Lies $56
Balmy nights in NYC call for a dress with a breezy fabric in a flirty cut like this one.
Little White Lies $64
This little black dress goes bohemian chic with billowy sleeves, embroidered details, and a tie neckline. When autumn arrives, swap out your summer footwear for some boots and you’ll be ready for almost any New York City outing.
For a more refined yet edgy take on the LBD, try a dress with tuxedo-inspired tailoring. A plunging neckline and shorter hem give this dress the perfect balance of fierceness and femininity.
When it comes to those impromptu Fairway runs and miscellaneous errands around NYC, a black jersey t-shirt dress will always be your best friend. Just throw it on with your comfiest pair of shoes, and you’ll be out the door in no time.
You know Carrie Bradshaw’s “naked dress,” the one she wears for her first date with Mister Big? This dress is basically its little black counterpart. A simple slip-style cut never goes out of style, and it makes for an understated – but shamelessly sexy – first impression.
Have you found any great little black dresses under $100? If so, let us know in the comments!
Runway photo by Kris Atomic