13 Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

Anna Kendrick black dress

Essential No. 10: The LBD

You remember those fun shoes we were talking about earlier? Well, they need an equally fun dress to go with them. A black cocktail dress is a no-brainer, we love the one Anna Kendrick is wearing here, but you can also think outside of the box and pick any color you love. It’s a great way to stand out at the party.

Inlander offers another fit tip: much like your jeans, make sure you try sitting down in any dress you’re thinking of buying. That fitted sheath might look fab standing in the dressing room, but it might also constrict any sort of breathing at dinner. Best to find out before you swipe your credit card.