As no-fuss as it is flattering, there's a reason the LBD has remained one of the sexiest of female style staples.
Because there are still ways to think outside the box (without breaking the bank) when stocking up on standards, we rounded up chic (and cheap) finds for various fits and dates.
1. Lulu's Exclusive Be So Bow-ld Cutout Black Dress, $46
If you're looking for a little "enhancement", but don't want to be weighed down by heavy bra padding (especially on warmer days), opt for extra fabric detailing. The bow on this black dress is functional and flirty.
2. H&M Sleeveless Dress, $34.95
Working girl by day, wild child by night? Keep him guessing with this sleek sheath from H&M, which pairs thick jersey with faux leather paneling for a sophisticated-meets-sexy effect.
3. Topshop Clean Flippy Tunic, $40
Whether worn casually with flats for everyday, or dressed up with a statement necklace or belt and heels for evening, this LBD from Topshop is like a blank canvas, ensuring you'll never feel like you don't have anything to wear again.
5. Romwe Hollow-out Black Camisole Dress, $29.99
This playful pick from Romwe taps into two of the season's biggest trends — cutouts and strappy backs (the full-skirted style also makes it prime for hourglass figures).
6. Asos New Look Crepe and Zip T-Shirt Dress, $47.03
If you're trying to decide what to wear for an "anything goes" date, opt for this one-dress-fits-all (occasions) shift from Asos, which is as comfy as it is (thanks to the edgy zipper detailing) cool.