Find your perfect LBD: Tracking down that dream little black dress can take for ever, but we"ve done the hard work for you

Find your perfect LBD: Tracking down that dream little black dress can take forever, but we've done the hard work for you

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21:26 GMT, 20 May 2012

Little black dresses are the wardrobe staple of stylish women everywhere, but a recent survey claimed it takes 30 hours – or five days of hunting – to pick the perfect one. When we find one we like, we’ll spend an average of 125 on it. But we’ve done the hard work for you and selected the best figure-fixing LBDs to suit all budgets.

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45, Peplum dress, oasis-stores.com, Rachel Weissman belt, 65, fenwick.com, Shoes, 95, johnlewis.com

45, Peplum dress, oasis-stores.com, Rachel Weissman belt, 65, fenwick.com, Shoes, 95, johnlewis.com

65, One-shoulder dress, warehouse.com, Bronze shoes, 60, dune.com, Clutch bag, 30, accessorize.com

65, One-shoulder dress, warehouse.com, Bronze shoes, 60, dune.com, Bag, 30, accessorize.com

80, Beaded hem dress, zara.com, Shoes, 60, topshop.com

80, Beaded hem dress, zara.com, Shoes, 60, topshop.com

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100, Ruched dress, reissonline.com, Shoes, 225, russellandbromley.co.uk, Necklace, 79, jigsaw-online.com

100, Ruched dress, reissonline.com, Shoes, 225, russellandbromley.co.uk, Necklace, 79, jigsaw-online.com

110, Bandage dress, frenchconnection.com, Shoes, 79, hobbs.co.uk, Studded bag, 14.99, newlook.com

110, Bandage dress, frenchconnection.com, Shoes, 79, hobbs.co.uk, Bag, 14.99, newlook.com

175, Bow detail dress, whistles.co.uk, T-Bar shoes, 89.90, massimodutti.com

175, Bow detail dress, whistles.co.uk, T-Bar shoes, 89.90, massimodutti.com

299, DKNY lace peplum dress, fenwick.co.uk, Shoes, 90, office.co.uk

299, DKNY lace peplum dress, fenwick.co.uk, Shoes, 90,
office.co.uk

STYLING: ELIZA SCARBOROUGH. HAIR & MAKE-UP: JULIE READ USING GUERLAIN AND KIEHL’S. FASHION ASSISTANT: BARBARA MCMILLAN