As long as I can remember, fashion articles have promoted the concept of the LBD being the most important item of clothing in your closet. I’m not totally in agreement but the concept definitely has merit.
My LBD is actually navy. Black is too harsh for my fair skin and blonde hair while navy blue is one of my best colors and is an excellent basic color for most anyone. If your hair is dark, black will probably work well for you. If black is not a great color for you, choose a neutral color that brings you many compliments and that will work coordinate with many other items in your wardrobe.
The ideal LBD is a simple design that flatters your figure and fits beautifully. I have chosen an example with cap sleeves, making it a bit more appropriate for a business setting. This dress could be worn without a jacket or sweater in the office for a less formal look.
Just keep in mind that your LBD should be one of your best basic colors. Then coordinate accent pieces with each other so they can be worn interchangeably. You now have a core wardrobe to take you anywhere with only 7 pieces. How easy is that?