Everyone needs a casual little black dress. They’re perfect for summer, day, or night. But especially if you’re going on vacation. We got back from Austin on Wednesday and I gotta tell you the LBD I brought with me was a life-saver.
Yeah ok you caught me, this topic is a little convenient but I still have major vacation brain. Writing about anything not-related to Austin seems impossible right now. Seriously I just want to sleep and day-dream about all the yummy food I ate or didn’t get to eat in Texas. My brain is mush. So be on the lookout for a few more posts about our trip to Austin, but this week I figured I might as well focus on a piece that really made walking around in the heat so much easier and more comfortable. Plus, it’s a long weekend and my brain is still in vacation mode, so let’s keep it easy and talk casual little black dresses.
When I was packing for our trip the one item I knew I’d get the most use out of was a short, swingy, black tank dress that I picked up recently from American Eagle Outfitters for $20. It’s the kind of dress you buy and know you will be living in during the summer months. So I knew that Austin would be the best place weather wise for this dress. What I didn’t realize is that every other girl in Austin was also all about her LBD. Here I thought everyone would be in some variation of a little WHITE dress and I’d be kind of a black sheep. But warm weather + white dress is not how Austin does it.
You know how motorcyclists or guys with impressive beards give each other head nods? I wanted to do that with girls wearing LBDs. I didn’t but I felt a weird kinship with them. Even my friend Kris who lives in Austin wore an LBD when we got together! It’s perfect really. They’re cute, super comfortable, and really really flattering. A world of BBQ and taco sins live under those dresses but no one would ever know. Even if you don’t live in Austin, a casual LBD is the perfect dress for summer so with that in mind, here are eight perfect casual little black dresses for your summer adventuring.
AEO Soft & Sexy Solid Swing Dress