Arguably one of the best clothing investments a girl could have.

Trending colours may change with each passing season and year, but one colour is certain to remain a wardrobe staple – black. It goes with every skin tone, body shape, and accessory, plus makes coordinating an outfit such a breeze (style hack for the lazy days!). The blackout at the 2018 Golden Globes is proof that just about anyone can pull off the colour.

A black dress, in particular, is arguably one of the best clothing investments a girl could have. That said, here’s a fresh list of LBDs to invest in and update your closet for the new year.

Alaia scalloped jacquard-knit midi dress

Dolce & Gabbana lace slip dress

Oscar de la Renta tulle-paneled wool-blend midi dress

The Row Dalun cotton-blend poplin midi dress

Temperley London Guipure lace-trimmed merino wool dress

Michael Michael Kors ruffled velvet-trimmed crepe halterneck mini dress

Giorgio Armani strapless silk midi dress

Prada organza-paneled silk-georgette dress

Victoria Beckham cold-shoulder jersey dress

Alice + Olivia Janice tiered ruffled stretch-knit mini dress

Saint Laurent asymmetric waterfall halterneck dress

Balmain button-detailed metallic stretch-knit mini dress

Moschino Studded crepe mini dress

Fendi cutout ruffled satin mini dress

Gucci button placket dress

Proenza Schouler ruffled silk crepe de chine dress

Valentino Ruffled cotton-blend guipure lace mini dress

Alexander McQueen leaf off-the-shoulder crepe gown

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