Formal or informal occasion, a little black dress (you choose the style) will never steer you wrong. They come in a multitude of shapes and sizes, just like us. Fabrics, textures, necklines, sleeve lengths, hemlines, and more, create a unique look on each woman who dons one.
When you take all of those elements of uniqueness and combine them with affordability, the result is – you guessed it – affordable little black dresses from Amazon. We’ll look at some of the choices I found as well as why I put them on the list. I’ve created two types of LBD’s for you – Dress-Up and Casual.
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Why wear black?
I’ve always loved wearing black. It’s my go-to choice more often than not. And no, I’m not covered in black from the roots of my hair to the tips of my black toenails. Nothing that extreme. No punk goth girl lives in this house.
FYI, the little black dress (midi length) I’m wearing shown above is from Amazon and is very affordable. Find the details here.
But a top, a sweater, a dress, slacks, capris, or a skirt. You bet. In addition to the fact that I just like wearing black, I always appreciate the benefits of a slimming color. So if you peek into my closet you’ll see several different styles of a little black dress, black sweaters, tops with a variety of sleeve and neckline designs, jeans, and skinny pants. I’ve got ’em all.
Why is black a slimming color? Black doesn’t reflect light so it does not create shadows and project reflections where your body curves or when it wrinkles. It almost always looks chic, and it helps hide the bumps and lumps of our unique bodies.
One small disclaimer to these statements is that the fabric you choose can have an impact on black’s magical slimming abilities. Spandex, sequins, and lycra reflect light, so keep that in mind when selecting your black ensemble.
Dress Up the Occasion in an Affordable Little Black Dress from Amazon
Here are just a few examples of affordable little black dresses from Amazon. Click on any of the images to see all the details.
Of course, we all have unique preferences and budgets, so keep that in mind as you peruse my suggestions. My perspective is as a woman over 50, and although by that time many of us choose to eliminate a sleeveless dress as an option, there is always the availability of adding a sweater or jacket to complete your look.
And, sometimes I just decide that I’m going to show my 65-year-old arms to the world. I really don’t care what anyone else thinks. I love a sleeveless look. 👗
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This 3/4 sleeve LBD includes a tummy-slimming built-in control panel. I like the length, too, as it works for many heights and shapes. Add some sparkle with jewelry, a black pump, and you’re good to go. Offered in five colors.
Such a classy, classic look with this vintage style tie neck cocktail dress. Pockets, too! I love the added sophistication of the side neck tie. Rayon/cotton/spandex blend with a side zipper. Offered in more than a dozen colors and very affordable.
I love the retro style of this sleeveless pencil below-the-knee affordable little black dress, AND the asymmetrical neckline. It’s hard to see in this image so be sure to look at all the details. The fabric is a rayon/cotton/spandex blend.
It is highly rated, surprisingly affordable, and is offered in more than a dozen colors. Super cool.
A poly/rayon blend with just a hint of spandex, back zipper, V-neck and cap sleeve form the foundation of this versatile and affordable little black dress.
Gentle gathers at the waistline plus gold accents elevate the look. This dress is offered through Prime Wardrobe, too, so you can try before you buy!
If a color-block look is your thing, this simple yet stunning look might be perfect. Classic and versatile, with a 92/8 polyester and spandex blend. Hits just above the knee and offered in over three dozen colorways and color combinations. Also available through Prime Wardrobe.
If you prefer a fuller, flared look, this midi A-line trapeze style LBD is a great choice! Very affordable, with 3/4 sleeves, gentle gathering and pretty stitching on the bodice. Also available in about two dozen colors and patterns.
A little bit of lace adds so much to a black dress, as shown is this 95/5 polyester spandex blend. And, it’s yet another example of a pretty and stylish yet affordable little black dress from Amazon. If you like the style, it’s offered in about six colors.
If a high neck if what you prefer, this swing midi-dress with long sleeves might fit the bill perfectly. I love the classic styling that doesn’t need much to make it look chic and complete. Very affordable, and offered in about a dozen colors and plaids.
Casual, Affordable Little Black Dresses? Of Course!
With its short sleeves, round neckline, duo of pockets and knee length, this fun and casual little black dress from Amazon can take you just about anywhere. Polyester/cotten blend, easy on the budget, and available in over a dozen colors.
Easy wear, easy care maxi tank style dress from Amazon Essentials. Very well priced, this rayon/elastane shift makes getting dressed about as simple as it can get! Throw on a sweater or light jacket and you’re good to go.
Also offered in several colorways and patterns.
There’s so much to love about this casual yet classy flared midi dress. Interesting detail and stitching, yet very affordable. 95/5 cotton/spandex blend that can be hand or gently machine washed.
If you prefers colors and patterns to solid black, be sure to check out the many options offered with this style.
I love the buttons, pockets, and the swing-y style of the skirt on this casual little black dress from Amazon. Of course it’s well priced and is offered in an array of colors. Highly rated, too!
If you prefer long sleeves in your casual LBD, here’s a nice choice. V-neck, knee length and easy care, with a 95/5 rayon and elastane blend. You can choose from some other solid color choices, too.
Included in Amazon’s Prime Wardrobe “try before you buy” program, this flowing, short sleeve belted little black dress is as comfy as it looks. Well rated and well priced, it is offered in over a dozen colors, too.
I hope you had as much fun perusing these affordable little black dress suggestions as I had compiling them for you. There are literally hundreds of options on Amazon to choose from. And, if you find that a purchase needs to be exchanged or returned, Amazon has made it very easy to accomplish, with a variety of drop off points.
In my area Kohls is a drop off location. Not only can I return my Amazon purchase without having to package it up for shipping, Kohls gives me a discount coupon along with my receipt. Win/win.
Where is your next outing or event going to be? It could be right in your own home, with family and friends, or a very special event. Whatever the occasion, a little black dress from Amazon could be the perfect foundation for your outfit.
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