If there’s one article of clothing that all New York City women should have in their closet it’s a little black dress. Not since, well, anything has one single item of apparel been versatile—and stylish!—enough to take you from the office to the opera with only a change of accessories. Hot date? Add a statement necklace and high heels. Job interview? Throw on a blazer and opaque tights and you’re go to go.
Despite its ubiquity in NYC, finding the perfect little black dress (you know, the one that hugs in all the right places and doesn’t wrinkle, fade, or lose its shape) is almost as hard as finding the perfect man. But luckily, Haute Living is here to help. We scoured our favorite NYC retailers for chic little black dresses that you can wear all year long.
SPRING: When there’s still a nip in the air, choose cap or three-quarter sleeves or a higher neckline for added warmth.
Halston Heritage Cap-Sleeve Sateen Dress ($445)
SUMMER: You’re tan, toned, and smiling thanks to never-ending sunny skies—now is the time to show off a little skin.
Herve Leger Bandage Dress ($780)
FALL: Break out your high-knee boots and your favorite patterned stockings for a monochrome look that’s anything but boring.
WINTER: Contrary to popular belief, it’s still possible to look sexy when you’re covered from head-to-toe. Simply choose a more form-fitting fabric and pair with fleece-lined tights—best. invention. ever.