Written by Emily Rebecca.

The little black dress, or LBD, is a classic piece we can all rely on to make us feel good. No matter what the situation or social event, there will always be a LBD in the back of our wardrobes as a reassurance that if we can’t find anything to wear, this item will be there for us to reduce the panic.

Due to the shade being so timeless, black dresses suit any design, from the cocktail dress to an on-trend lace midi, making them the most versatile and classic item of clothing in anyone’s wardrobe.

The dresses below range from just £13 to £35, each with their own style but are all perfect for New Year’s Eve.

awear_57701888639402Leopard print creates a new twist on the classic LBD, keeping it fashionable.  What’s a more classic pairing than black and leopard print?


Black and lace go together hand in hand, as proven by this bodycon dress from Izabel London.


An affordable prom dress from Primark. Mixing lace and faux leather sounds like a risky combination, but this dress proves it can be done in a pretty, feminine way.


A swing dress with a twist – faux leather, bringing this dress on trend and creating something you can keep forever, as leather always reappears on the runway.

internacionale_127196615679296This dress is a bargain! And who knew the skater-style and velvet could look so good?


At £29, this strapless show-stopper is a steal, being versatile enough that it can be worn to an evening do, or even in the summer teamed with wedges.

Simple accessorising can take a casual, black tunic and turn it into a cocktail dress perfect for any party occasion.

Audrey Hepburn and Édith Piaf may be the wearers of some of the most recognisable LBD’s ever, but there is nothing to stop you from making your own little black dress iconic and classic on a budget.