Doo.Ri's gorgeous 'Organza Bowtie' dress is the perfect LBD, but head to Topshop for a budget version
Despite writing for a fashion blog and being practically poverty-stricken because of my shopping habit, I still struggle to find the perfect (but elusive) Little Black Dress. My current LBD is about 30,000 years old and it's starting to show, so with the cooler weather approaching I'm on the look out for another one. Doo.Ri's stunning 'Organza Bow-tie' minidress would have really done the trick. Available at eLUXURY, it's 100% silk with a layered skirt and an empire waist. Sadly it is also US$1450. Ouch.
Luckily for me, Topshop's Boutique range includes this sweet strapless dress by Sophia Kokosalaki. Just £85 it's not officially a LBD (it's actually chocolate in colour) but is the perfect blank canvas. You could wear it as it is, or alter it incredibly easily by adding a brightly coloured ribbon around the waist or stitching a couple of flowers - or even some bow-tie detail of your own!