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Celebrity Little Black Dress inspirations

What's the most staple item of your wardrobe? You might think your coat, but we've got the real answer: your Little Black Dress of course! Going to the movies? LBD. Important presentation at work? LBD. Shopping with the girls? LBD. Dinner with the inlaws? You get the point.

And where do we get the inspiration for our dream LBD? Why, we look to the stars of course! And when we say 'stars', we mean the celebrity red carpet. Here are some of our favorite celestial LBDs that have inspired our own wardrobes. Are you more of a Stana or a Ciara...?

The versatile LBD

Let's go clockwise, starting with Eva Longoria . She's always a good place to start.

Eva's Little Black Dress is modest and yet has an element of naughty to it. The hemline appropriately finishes just below the knee, and those side panels give her an hourglass figure. Moving up towards the neckline, the zipper down the front is a cheeky little add-on that makes this dress different.

Carey Mulligan 's LBD is a great example of how understated yet effective a dress can be. The strapless neckline shows off her stunning collarbones *sigh*.

An LBD can be used for almost anything, as Stana Katic shows us in this little number. Her dress is basically an oversized tee, but she's revved up its red carpet credentials with a long gold necklace and black pumps.

Rosario Dawson 's LBD is the epitome of versatility. We can see ourselves wearing this for a multitude of occasions. The sheer element is also very on-trend this year.

Every woman wants to show off her best assets. If you're Bianca Balti , this means that hemline is going up, up, and further up to showcase her neverending legs. But the demure nature of black means she doesn't look trashy. Just think of this dress in pink, for example. See what we mean?

But if overtly sexy is the look you're after, the LBD can offer you that in bucketloads. Ciara 's dress is a perfect case in point. Sometimes you just don't want to be discreet.

Anna Paquin and Sarah Michelle Gellar both know how to rock a trend and stay chic, which they showed when they appeared in these leather LBDs. You'll notice that both have gone for a vampiric red lipstick that really pops.

So which of these celebrity LBDs is your favorite?

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