The Perfect Midi Dress for a Casual Dinner Date

You guys, I found it: the perfect LBMD.We all know and love our little black dresses because of their incredible versatility. You can always pull a great LBD out for whatever semi-formal events are coming your way. I also love to incorporate more casual dresses, ones that I can wear while running around town, or maybe going out for a casual dinner or lunch.

Enter this little black midi dress.

It’s from Old Navy (are we surprised?) and I purchased mine in the petite sizing (I ordered online since petites do not come in stores, and I’m wearing an XSP). It’s made of a thicker cotton fabric with some spandex for stretch, and it is the perfect dress to play with this summer.

Three Ways to Style It

Truthfully, this piece is such a blank canvas. You can play around with something like this and re-create it a dozen times; that’s what makes it so fantastic.

This LBMD comes in four colors, including black/white and grey/white stripes (which I also really love). To me, those striped options make for a more casual look overall, so if you’re the type who loves a great comfy dress for weekends, then there are plenty of options for you.

There is a small side slit that runs to the knee, which makes it easy-to-walk in and in no way scandalous. You will need either a convertible/strapless bra or a bra-clip to keep straps hidden away, the back is more of a racerback.

The best part? This dress is on sale for $20.

You can shop all pieces of my look below. Thank you all for reading; I hope you had great weekends!

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SHOP THE LOOK

Old Navy High-Neck Side-Slit Midi Dress | J.Crew Factory Necklace (check stores for availability, also love this one, this one and this one with this outfit) | Nine West Wedges (similar) | J.Crew Factory Clutch (check stores, also love this one)

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  1. 6.9.17
    Amanda Yakicic said:

    I just ordered this dress a few days ago! I am 100% all about dresses for summer down here ( actually all year long). But your right, it’s so versatile! I love being able to throw on a pair converses and take the girls shopping but then can change up my shoes and I’m ready for dinner by the bay!

    • 6.11.17
      Lauren said:

      Yes! It’s the best dress, I hope you love it as much as I do. Also, I want dinner by the bay! 🙂