The LBD chameleon

Every woman needs a little black dress she can rely on. A dress that makes her feel fabulous and slim. And if that dress can be worn more than one way — even better. Dresses that wrap and tie different ways have been around for decades. Many wrap and tie dresses are too darned long and flowing. They make you look like a cast member from Animal House, dressed in a bed sheet. And they cost too much for what they are. That’s why Nuova Vita got my attention.

Each Nuova Vita little black dress can be worn as a sweetheart style, halter, deep V, or tied one-shoulder, Grecian style. They are also sized XS-XL, which is fabulous as we are not all one-size-fits-all. You can order custom sizes, too. Nuova Vita’s dresses range from $135 to $165. They are also a fabulous and practical bridesmaid option.

She’s a lady

Perfect little black dressStyles run the gambit this fall.  Designers play with looks that could have been worn by Joan Crawford or Joan Collins with equal ease.  Others have a playful take on a season that seems strangely reminiscent of the 80s. This fabulous dress from White House/Black Market has a timeless style. It can be accessorized from day to night. Picture it with a belt, statement necklace, silk flower, cocktail hat, fabulous gloves or even a boots and a little glacéd leather jacket.  And it is just under $200 U.S.