Short, when it comes to hemlines, is a relative term. Valentino Garavani famously said that “an evening dress that reveals a woman’s ankles while walking is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.” Thankfully, the same is not true of cocktail dresses and a woman’s knees. This season’s short LBDs range from right at the knee to slightly above to as high as you dare.
At this time of year, many women fret over what exactly to wear to big public charity galas and private holiday events. Many turn to their tried-and-true trusty Little Black Dress, but, as reliable as the LBD is, some women long for a new best friend. I thought I’d take a moment to give a primer on the LBD using the latest offerings from Saks Fifth Avenue to illustrate my point.