I have the perfect black outfit: it never needs dry cleaning or ironing, and it packs like a dream. BUT it's getting old. This outfit is a packing wonder, because I can use the dressy pants with any dressy tops I want with a shoe that's a comfortable height, not four inches! I know they're sexy, but . . .
My LBD has turn into LBT (large black tent) :o with old age comes the weight gain. I can not exercise like I used to due to back and hip pain.
so I go with a simple black loose fitting top, with slaclks or a floor lenght skirt. Accesserize with pearls, or bling, scarf in multi colors. not to fancy but it works for me.
wish I could fit into the LBD
My LBD is actually a LPS (Little Purple Suit). It's a pant suit, with a designer label and a deep discount I found years ago for my honeymoon. I still wear it, mostly for travelling in, but occasionally for dinner in the dining room.