Personal Shopper: A Graduation-and-Beyond LBD for Tara

Tara has a classic query: "High school graduation is upon us--it's the most important occasion of my life so far, and I don't have a dress! Here's the quintessential dilemma: I think that for this occasion I'd like to invest in a classic black dress (something I can wear on many other occasions), but I'm not sure which one to choose! Do you have any suggestions? There are so many out there, it's a little overwhelming. I'm looking for something classy, but at the same time, I don't want to look like a grandma."

Well, since you're a young'n, we're guessing spending $600+ on an "investment piece" is out of the question. In our opinion, for a basic semi-formal LBD, Banana Republic and J. Crew make classics that will never go out of style. Here are a few of our favorites, which can all be easily changed up with accessories & shoes. Oh, and, of course, congrats on your graduation!

1 - Banana Republic Monogram Mini-Pleat Dress ($150)

2 - J. Crew Silk Tricotine Cecilia Dress ($225)

3 - Banana Republic Monogram Deep Vee Back-Zip Dress ($150)

4 - J. Crew Strapless Silk Taffeta Gracen Dress ($215)

5- See by Chloe Silk Habotai Dance Dress ($385) -

Frustrated in your search for that perfect leather handbag, red stiletto pump, or whatever makes your heart go thump in the night? Send us a request and we might do the shopping work for you in a future Personal Shopper feature!



Posted on 05.06.10 at 4:15 PM

Thank you so much!

You guys are such great help.

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