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I do, but I don't even remember the last time I wore it.
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Not at the moment. I did when I was preg, it was the best dress ever. I could dress it up for DH's work events or down for casual events.

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Nope. I never ever have a reason to wear a dress.
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No- I wear a nice black blouse and black skirt to funerals, and I don't wear black to weddings. I want a MBD (medium black dress-- like tea length), but I haven't found one I like as much as I liked the one I had back in college. I should get one made I guess.
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I do, but it's about one size two small (which is an improvement over the four sizes it was too small three months ago).
It doesn't hardly ever get out of the house, but I do try it on once a month to guauge my weight loss. Maybe I should put a disco light in my closet so I can feel like it's getting some action. Lol.

I do have an attractive black top that accentuates my waist too.
It gets thrown in with different size pants since my hips are where I gain all my weight.

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I have two little black dresses. They aren't particularly sexy or dressy, though. More classic.

I wouldn't mind having another one that was a bit dressier.

I also have a LBPS...a little black pant suit.

I don't wear them often, but when I need them they are nice to have and I feel good in any of them.

I have a pair of classic black heels and a pair of classic black flats I can wear with any of them.

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Yes! Awesome vintage 1950s style (though probably made in the 80s?) acetate. Ballerina neckline, spaghetti straps, full skirt to just below knees; funny you should ask, too, because I just tried it on this morning to see how it fits (I've been losing weight). It fits better than it did when I bought it for new year's 2 years before I had DS!!!!

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Yes. I think I currently have 3 LBDs----a 3/4 sleeve jersey knit, a sleeveless pleated number with a full skirt and a spaghetti strap cotton shift dress. I'm a dress and skirt girl, though.

eta: make that 4. I have a club-wear halter number too.

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I have several in varying sizes and styles, including maternity. The one I've worn the most is this one. The last few formals and military dining out's that my DH and I have went to weren't very formal so LBD's were suitable for them. Now we have more formal balls (one coming up at the end of May) so I'm about to invest in a more formal gown.

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Nope, I dont own a dress. I dont have anywhere to go

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I have a maternity one... don't think I have a regular one at this point (had some size changes so I got rid of a bunch of stuff).
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I've been nursing for 7 years straight so I have traded the LBD for a black skirt and nice black top. Even if the nursling doesn't come with me to the event, I seem to always be nursing before or after and a skirt makes that so much easier.

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Several. Mostly ones that can be "day to evening" rather than so dressy that they can only be for dress up occasions. I think everyone should have a couple of flattering, multi use dresses.
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I do. It only works for evening weddings though b/c it's satiny and has a pretty low cut back. It's hot, especially with the right shoes.

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I have several. I don't wear them often, but I enjoy it when I have the chance to dress up.

A friend and I decided that we wanted to dress up and go out last fall, so we decided to have a LBD night. We invited all of our girlfriends and went out dancing. We had so much fun that we decided to make it an annual event. We also had a sundress and flip-flops night this spring. Instead of waiting for a special event, we threw a special event ourselves.

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I do. It only works for evening weddings though b/c it's satiny and has a pretty low cut back. It's hot, especially with the right shoes.
Just so you know, wearing black to a Filipino wedding is a no no.. I am not sure about other cultures, but I made sure I have appropriate wedding attire in some other colors for this reason.
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I can honestly say I do not have a little black dress in my closet, or anywhere else for that matter.

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LOL! What's the male equivalent -- a perfectly cut sport coat? Tux seems waaaay too formal.
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hehe, MusicianDad. you've been mia? i wouldn't care if you did have one in your closet but since you don't, yeah, what would be your equivalent?
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Why are we assuming that MusicianDad doesn't want one..

I won't be needing mine for very much longer.. just saying.
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I've been nursing for 7 years straight so I have traded the LBD for a black skirt and nice black top. Even if the nursling doesn't come with me to the event, I seem to always be nursing before or after and a skirt makes that so much easier.
This. My youngest just weaned and before that I'd been nursing for over 6 years. I didn't dress up enough to invest in a nursing LBD, so I just went for a skirt and shirt.

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I don't want one.

I don't know what the male equivalent would be, but I probably have it.

And yes, I've been MIA. Been doing a lot of helping out with my dad's family since he's been sick off and on a lot this year.

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LOL! What's the male equivalent -- a perfectly cut sport coat? Tux seems waaaay too formal.
I would say nice suit, tie and shirt. That's my husband's special occasion default outfit.

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Oh yes, I have quite the dress. Nothing low cut, but I think it is flattering. And there is nothing like a man in a suit. Something James Bond-like.
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I do. And I was just discussing the topic of where to find the perfect lbd with a group of mom friends at the library! Mine is black jersey with a deep v-neck, a shirred waistline, and sleeves just shy of elbow length. I usually jazz it up with colorful vintage jewelry. It ranks very high on my list of potential outfits for weddings, date nights, cocktail parties, and Christmas Eve (with a fitted red cardigan and red heels). If we had a funeral to go to I would wear it then too. I just change up the jewelry, shoes, and cardigans (in the winter) to keep it from being boring.

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I'd love to have one, or it's equivalent. I'm very fair (think Nicole Kidman pale but with freckles) and black looks just ghastly on me, but something similar, maybe in a dark espresso brown, sure would come in handy!

I'd love a LBD color suggestion for those of us that can't pull off black!

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A DVF wrap dress in black is an excellent LBD that can go from work to play with a change of accessories.
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Dressy dress colors for those of us who Can't Wear Black --

If you're going to wear it mostly in winter or need it to go year round:

Garnet or very dark red
Bronze/old gold/silver
Midnight blue
Any shade of brown
Charcoal
Deep purple, eggplant, very dark blue-violet

If you're going to wear it mostly in summer:

A print
Taupe
Any lighter color that flatters you, really -- turquoise, violet, coral
Cream with black trim
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Nope, I hate dressing up and so I dread when the need for something like that arises. I don't actually have any dress clothes that fit me right now.
same here. If an event came up, I would have to go buy something.

The only "LBD" I had was when I was 21 and it was a skintight knit thing that was straight out of a Poison video......
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