Classic LBD: The Perfect Date Night Look


My husband and I are big fans of date night. While we can’t quite squeeze one in every week with our hectic schedules, we do manage to sneak out at least every other week. The rule in the Raiford house is never to allow more than two weeks without a date. We are more than 16 years into our relationship, and we like to credit regular date nights for keeping the spark alive and the romance in our marriage.

We love date night!

With four small kids and more extracurricular activities you even want to hear about, it’s imperative we have a small break to focus on our marriage and just enjoying one another’s company. I like to dress up on date night, and one of my favorite go-to date night ensembles is a classic little black dress. I’m always a fan of the classics, and an LBD tops my list.

The single best thing about any LBD is the classic nature of this dress. The key to finding LBDs that last is to choose a classic cut and fit that never goes out of style. I believe in spending a little money on your LBD since it’s a timeless staple.

{ DvF dress is old, shoes are Christian Louboutin “So Kate” }

The one I’m wearing in this photo is 12-years-old, and I still love it more than most of the dresses hanging in my closet. It’s a classic black Diane von Furstenberg I bought in California in 2006. It’s a timeless wrap dress made just a little more fun with the slightly masculine collar and the pockets.

Give me all the dresses with pockets.

With spring in the air, many people forgo black in favor of brighter colors, pastels, and light and bright. While I’m always a big believer in dressing for the seasons, nothing quite competes with an LBD, and I’m sharing a few of my favorites – all entirely worth the splurge as you’ll wear them forever.

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Diane von Furstenberg – $398

This DvF is the epitome of a classic wrap dress. It’s flattering on every body type, and it’s beyond timeless. This is the one dress that will never, ever go out of style or make you feel anything less than spectacular in it.


Adrianna Papell – $130 

This Adrianna Papell sheath is a classic silhouette, and it’s so affordable! If you want to save a little money on an LBD but you’re worried about quality, Adrianna Papell is a brand you needn’t worry about.


DSquared2 – $384 – $576

It’s just the perfect fit, and style, and that’s what makes this LBD such a timeless investment.


Diane von Furstenberg – $428

Sometimes the best way to wear your LBD is with a little color and a pop of fun – and this DvF is all of the above.


Tadashi – $245 (marked down from $408!)

A little lace goes a long way, and this Tadashi is on major sale!


Diane von Furstenberg – $256 (marked down from $428!)

This fitted beauty is the epitome of elegance – and look at that price! This is one that will sell out quickly, so hurry up!

PS – If you check Nordstrom Rack, they sometimes have DvF dresses on MAJOR sale. If you find them at the right time, you can really pick up some amazing deals. 



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