I think it was Lucky Mag that originally shilled the term "LBD ie Little BOLD dress" and I thought it was ridiculous. WHY CAN'T WE JUST WEAR DRESSES?? WHY DO THEY HAVE TO BE LITTLE? AND ACRONYMED?? But then I found this pretty blue thing at Target and somehow, the new LBD made sense to me. I'm not gonna run around telling my friends I'm wearing the new LBD or anything, but it does make a catchy title.
It's also worth noting that somewhere in my years of blogging, I discovered that I love a dress with a fitted top and a-line or skater bottom. In the right fabric, they layer well, dress up or down, and can transition through many seasons. In my younger years, I always bought fitted little things that were really only suited for clubs and nightlife - now I've discovered this silhouette is not only more flattering on my figure, but can go almost anywhere. I'm sold (and slowly replacing all of those "clurb" dresses with more lady like ones).