Ok, the title is misleading because, let’s face it, we need a lot of dresses. (I use the word “need” here rather loosely. Other examples of similar usage include: “I need chocolate,” and, “I need to lie on the beach.”) That said, one really versatile little black dress can go a long way, even if it’s short, like this knit, crew neck, short sleeve mini dress from Zara. I love the ribbing and how the skirt flares out just enough to be forgiving, and flattering on a lot of body types. My boots are an old favorite from Costume National and I think they work quite nicely. They remind me of a pair of killer Celine boots Kendall Jenner sported around a lot last Fall. (Props to her stylist, and old friend, Monica Rose.) In summation, invest in an LBD, or don’t (mine cost $23), but make sure you have one.