Summer LBDs

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    Kitson 3D Flowers Dress, £149 | Finery
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    Pleated Polly Sleeveless Dress, £45 | French Connection 
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    Spotlight Fringe Dress, £150 | French Connection 
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    Lace And Organza Carey Dress, £395 | Joseph 
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    T-Shirt Dress, £9 | H&M 
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    Viscose Cady Tristan Dress, £345 | Joseph
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    Sleeveless Dress, £39.99 | H&M
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    New Wool Interlock Maria Dress, £295 | Joseph
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    Sleeveless Maxi Dress, £65 | Marks & Spencer
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    Tulle Appliqué Dress, £34.99 | Mango 
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    Infinity Silk-Satin Shift Dress, £666 | Ellery 
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    Broderie-Anglaise Cotton Dress, £350 | SEA
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    Strapless Brocade Dress, £25.99 | Zara 
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    Strapless Stretch Jersey Dress, £355 | Helmut Lang 
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    Sereia Ruffled Organza Paneled Silk Satin Dress, £475 | Karla Spetic 
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    Cropped Overlay Dress, £225 | Self Portrait 
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    Panelled Column Embroidered Midi Dress, £300 | Self Portrait 
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    Cold Shoulder Dress, £42 | Warehouse
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    Tillie Strappy Dress, £95 | Warehouse
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    Crochet Back Dress, £29.99 | Zara 
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    Combined Guipure Dress, £35.99 | Zara 
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    Low Cut Dress, £25.99 | Zara 
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    Addison Organza Trimmed Satin Twill Mini Dress, £265 | MMXIII
 

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean the LBD has to be relegated to the back of your closet. The darkest shade in the book has been reworked into a number of lighter, warm weather-appropriate styles and fabrics this season, meaning the universally flattering colour is here to stay.

Take cues from the style set and trade in your dark winter frocks for lace-adorned, skinny-strapped, and ruffled-sleeved or peekaboo dresses in the ubiquitous shade, and team with honey-hued bronzed limbs and a simple strappy sandal for failsafe chic.

Inspiration Images: TheSmallTownGirl.com / RalphLauren.com / MissGuided.co.uk / Blog.ClosetSpace.com