The Little Black Dress (using separates!)

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Imperative Narrative pleated skirt XS + The Answer is Sheer top S c/o Modcloth, Hermes belt, Manolo Blahnik BB pumps

I don’t have many LBDs in my closet, but I love mixing and matching pieces to create my own versions of the timeless style. Aside from the pairing shown here, I’ve also worn this skirt simply with my black off-shouldered tee (reviewed here) as some of you saw on Snapchat. I was scrambling to get dressed for a party that night, and all black felt easy yet classic.

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This skirt is my first piece from Modcloth’s in-house label, which a friend had mentioned to me runs on the smaller side. The XS fits like a 00 regular in most American brands, measuring 12.5″ across the waist.

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The length of mine measures 23.5″ and is labeled a “midi-length” skirt. Please note I have it worn higher up on my waist here cinched by a belt, otherwise it normally hits an inch lower in length. The material is medium in weight with side pockets, concealed back zip, and a full lining – all in all good quality. The best part is you can machine wash it, and I can attest the pleats surprisingly did not even require ironing afterwards. This top is also listed as machine washable, but based on the very thin and delicate material, I would only hand wash it and lay flat to dry.

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Here’s a few other skirts from Modcloth that may run on the smaller side (love it when reviewers share their measurements!):

Ikebana floral skirt – loove the print. Reviewers say XS measures 24″ around the waist. Length is below the knee at 25″
Bugle Joy skirts in several solid colors & prints. XS measures 24″ around the waist and also 25″ long.
Navy dotted skirt – no reviews yet, but model is listed to have a 25″ waist and wearing a sz S, which sits high up on her waist. Comes in XS as well which is 18″ long.


Thank you Modcloth for partnering on this post! Photos taken at Banyan Boston.

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