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37 Attention-Grabbing Little Black Dresses Your Closet Needs ASAP

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1. A caged body-con sheath that'll ensnare onlookers.

Get it from Forever 21 for $10 (available in sizes 0X-3X).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $10 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

2. A velvet T-shirt dress for an effortless look that's extra snuggly.

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Get it from Amazon for $11.49+ (available in S-XL, four colors).

3. A total dazzler primed to assist you in a grand party entrance.

Get it from Boohoo for $30 (available in sizes 4-10, two colors).
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Get it from Boohoo for $30 (available in sizes 4-10, two colors).

4. A winged looker with some major fall wardrobe lift.

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Get it from Amazon for $18+ (available in two colors, sizes S–XL).

5. A mesh mini that forces the eye to travel in all kinds of directions.

Get it from Forever 21 for $24.90 (available in sizes S-L).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $24.90 (available in sizes S-L).

6. A sporty-as-hell dress well suited to pair with your dad caps.

Get it from H&M for $9.99 (available in sizes 2-16, three colors).
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Get it from H&M for $9.99 (available in sizes 2-16, three colors).

7. A floral number that'll mesh well with the rest of your fall wardrobe.

Get it from American Eagle for $59.95 (available in sizes 2XS-2XL).
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Get it from American Eagle for $59.95 (available in sizes 2XS-2XL).

8. An office-appropriate look you can dress up or down with a few accessories.

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Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL, two colors).

9. A racy mesh combo featuring a view of your fave bra...or not.

Get it from Deandri for $55 (available in sizes 2XS-5XL, several fabric combos).
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Get it from Deandri for $55 (available in sizes 2XS-5XL, several fabric combos).

10. Some selective sheer paneling in case you wanna leave a little more to the imagination.

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Promising review: "Beautiful dress that speaks for itself. It's a statement piece. I'm glad it's a part of my wardrobe!" —Dr. T

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL, six colors).

11. An illusion dress that has it all, including a thigh slit, plunging neckline, and open back.

Get it from Nordstrom for $68 (available in sizes S-L).
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Get it from Nordstrom for $68 (available in sizes S-L).

12. A vintage-inspired LBD with a cape. A CAPE!

Get it from ModCloth for $99.99 (available in sizes XS-4X).
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Get it from ModCloth for $99.99 (available in sizes XS-4X).

13. A flapper-style delight befitting a speakeasy or prohibition-era party.

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Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 4/6-18/20, nine color combos).

14. A dress with a cut-out that makes it so expensive.

Get it from Express for $41.94 (available in petite sizes XS-L).
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Get it from Express for $41.94 (available in petite sizes XS-L).

15. A slinky work of art to leave plain ole slip dresses in your dust.

Get it from Boohoo for $20 (available in sizes 12-20, three colors).
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Get it from Boohoo for $20 (available in sizes 12-20, three colors).

16. A daring number that'll keep you in style, even when your plans are tied up in someone else's nonsense.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $80 (available in sizes S-L).
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Get it from Nasty Gal for $80 (available in sizes S-L).

17. A taste of fringe for a fanciful approach to a low-key T-shirt dress.

Get it from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 0-10, 14).
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Get it from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 0-10, 14).

18. Or a whole lotta fringe you'll wanna put to work all night long.

Get it from ModCloth for $99.99 (available in sizes M-2XL).
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Get it from ModCloth for $99.99 (available in sizes M-2XL).

19. An embroidered sweat dress featuring your animal identity.

Get it from Boohoo for $20 (available in sizes 4-12).
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Get it from Boohoo for $20 (available in sizes 4-12).

20. A lacy Anna Sui x INC number ready to wear to every function ever.

Get it from Macy's for $199.50 (available in sizes 0-18).
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Get it from Macy's for $199.50 (available in sizes 0-18).

21. A PU shirt dress with plenty of stretch so it doesn't have to feel as hard as it looks.

Get it from Asos for $45 (available in sizes 0-14).
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Get it from Asos for $45 (available in sizes 0-14).

22. A stretchy wrap for when you need a little somethin' somethin'.

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Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes 2-20, 10 color combos).

23. A strapping overall dress your friends are gonna rave about.

Get it from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes S-L).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes S-L).

24. A series of mesh inserts that makes you *think* you're seeing more than reality.

Get it from Nordstrom for $49 (available in sizes S-L).
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Get it from Nordstrom for $49 (available in sizes S-L).

25. A solid choice you should definitely wear to a mariachi band audition.

Get it from Boohoo for $20 (available in sizes 4-12, two colors).
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Get it from Boohoo for $20 (available in sizes 4-12, two colors).

26. A peacock-decked tulle frock for fulfilling all your 1955 prom fantasies while Marty McFly shreds with the band.

Get it from ModCloth for $89.99 (available in sizes 2-26).
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Get it from ModCloth for $89.99 (available in sizes 2-26).

27. A one-shoulder wonder with some (original) Dynasty realness.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $40 (available in sizes 2-8).
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Get it from Nasty Gal for $40 (available in sizes 2-8).

28. A floral number begging for a spin on the dance floor.

Get it from Forever 21 for $28 (available in sizes 1X-3X).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $28 (available in sizes 1X-3X).

29. A gratuitous bell sleeve featuring an embellished neck so you don't have to worry about picking out jewelry.

Get it from Asos for $83 (available in sizes 4-12).
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Get it from Asos for $83 (available in sizes 4-12).

30. An elegant option if you're super into the ballet-inspired trend. Or not! Either way, it's just a cool dress!

Get it from Abercrombie & Fitch for $40.60 (available in sizes regular and tall XS-XL, three colors).
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Get it from Abercrombie & Fitch for $40.60 (available in sizes regular and tall XS-XL, three colors).

31. A crochet-paneled beaut you can let folks assume is Balmain.

Get it from Boohoo for $35 (available in sizes 4-10, three colors).
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Get it from Boohoo for $35 (available in sizes 4-10, three colors).

32. A gorgeous A-line decked out in fanciful appliques.

Get it from ModCloth for $99.99 (available in sizes 2XS-4X).
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Get it from ModCloth for $99.99 (available in sizes 2XS-4X).

33. A velvet dress that looks downright luxurious.

Get it from Forever 21 for $33.60 (available in sizes S-L).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $33.60 (available in sizes S-L).

34. A demure turtleneck with pretty of swing and lace trim.

Get it from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 0-14).
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Get it from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 0-14).

35. A ruffled masterpiece designed to make you strut.

Get it from Forever 21 for $38 (available in 1X-3X, two colors).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $38 (available in 1X-3X, two colors).

36. A fashionable cage you won't mind being trapped inside for a night.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $50 (available in sizes S-L).
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Get it from Nasty Gal for $50 (available in sizes S-L).

37. And a lesson in pattern mixing we're sure would get the nod of approval from the pattern-mixing master herself, Margherita Missoni.

Get it from ModCloth for $39.99 (available in sizes XS-L).
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Get it from ModCloth for $39.99 (available in sizes XS-L).

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