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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Michelle Williams, Sandra Bullock, Kate Upton and Lucy Hale prove that black need not be basic. Click through to shop their looks now.
The Audrey-Hepburn-Would-Own-This LBD
on Michelle Williams

Why You Can't Live Without It: While the shape is classic enough to last you forever, its ladylike details—like tiny bows on the straps—make it more special than anything else in your closet.

Pairs Well With: A little box clutch and ankle strap pumps.

Wear it Here: Cocktail parties, black tie weddings and restaurants that use more than two kinds of forks.

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The Jessica Rabbit LBD
on Sandra Bullock
Why You Can't Live Without It: Because every entrance you make will feel like it's in slow motion with Lana Del Rey music playing in the background.
Pairs Well With: Freshly blown-out hair.

Wear it Here: Charity events where the tickets cost more than your rent, the opera, anywhere that the men will be in tails.

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The Day-to-Night LBD
on Lucy Hale

Why You Can't Live Without It: With a simple change of flats to pumps, you can take this one from running errands to a bar crawl with friends.

Pairs Well With: Ankle booties, pointy-toe flats—anything, really.

Wear It Here: Anywhere that doesn't have a formal dress code.

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The Asymmetrical LBD
on Kate Upton

Why You Can't Live Without It: No matter how conservative the shape is, its off-kilter embellishment makes it more after-hours than office-ready.  

Pairs well with: Single-sole pumps and ugly shoes alike.

Wear It Here: A party that you'd like to look jaw-droppingly good for, but not like you tried too hard.

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The Cut-Out LBD
on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Why You Can't Live Without It: When everyone is wearing pieces with plunging neckline and open backs, this will stand out.

Pairs Well With: Lace-up sandal heels and bold lipstick.

Wear It Here: DJ-ed events and cocktail lounges.

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