Created by Coco Chanel as the uniform for chic women, the little black dress is a capsule wardrobe in itself. Simple yet elegant and flattering on all body shapes, this all-in-one outfit makes getting dressed brainless. It swings from casual to cocktail depending on the cut, which means you can go from boardroom to friend-of-the-bride with the right accessories. Best of all, it’ll never go out of style. Ask your fashionista friends: we’re sure at least a few of them live off a strict diet of LBDs.

Sound impossible? We’ve got receipts: 5 little black dresses on 5 different women for 5 very different occasions.

WORK


With its relaxed wrap style and boxy sleeves, this LBD is safe for the office (but not boring in the least).

Bea C. wears the Tamara Rocky Dress, P1,500. Shop it here.

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT


Glam up for wine night in this curve-hugging power-dress, which blends a whole lot of personality with just enough mystery.

Bea M. wears the Lola & Daisies Gemma Dress, P1,200. Shop it here.

DATE


This easy-breezy shift shows just enough skin, so you’ll feel like a babe without looking like you tried. Perfect for lowkey flirting.

Maia wears the Lola & Daisies Stephanie Dress, P800. Shop it here.

ERRANDS


Basically a long T-shirt with decorative buttons, this comfy dress will get you around town.

Merryll wears the Glamour Studio Button Up Shift Dress, P557. Shop it here.

GUEST AT A WEDDING


Yes, you can wear black to a wedding! This lacy number comes with a fluted hemline to keep things fun and festive.

Jackie wears the Frassino Collezione Audrey Asymmetrical Dress, P899. Shop it here.

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