The black dress is an iconic garment.
It's the item every woman should have in her wardrobe. It's perfect for when she's got nothing else to wear and when it's the only thing she wants to wear. Whatever the occasion, you really can't go wrong with it.
Coco Chanel can take credit for the origins of the dress in the 1920s and from then it took on a life of its own. From Holly Golightly's classic Givenchy gown in Breakfast at Tiffany's to Liz Hurley's risqué Versace dress, we've had a love affair with the LBD for decades.
As it's so important, we felt the need to look for 50 dresses that you can wear to any occasion, all of which are under £100. To paraphrase Jay Z, you might have 99 problems but a black dress ain't one.
ALTUZARRA FOR TARGET Embroidered cotton-blend twill dress
Studio gathered dress
Asymmetric Colour Block Striped Shift Dress
Low cut lace dress
Fitted cotton dress
Dress with raised pleats
Zip Detail Sweat Dress
Black cross neck skater dress
Black Lace 3/4 Sleeve Bodycon Dress
Lace bandeau dress
Petite Easy Care Crêpe Flippy Belted Shift Dress
Snake print dress
Black Tux Dress
Silk cashmere blended dress
Pleated skirt dress
Check belted dress
Mint Velvet Eyelet Shift Dress
Danny bodycon dress
Vince Camuto LS Embellished Front Dress
Grecian midi dress
American vintage magdalena crepe dress
ALTUZARRA FOR TARGET Orchid-print satin-jersey maxi dress
Eloise embellished dress
Extra fine merino wool dress
Louche Ina Black Dress
A.P.C baseball dress
Lena ribbed cotton-jersey dress