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best dressed: michelle williams

we all need an lbd to lean on.

by steff yotka

We all know the value of a little black dress, but how do you find the one that is perfect for you? Are you a strapless minidress girl or a three-quarter sleeve mod shift girl? While you're figuring it out we'd like to throw a third option into the mix: an embellished mid-length dress a la Michelle Williams.

Williams wore a spaghetti strap dress with bows at the shoulders by Louis Vuitton at an event this week that got us thinking maybe the perfect black dress is a calf-length one adorned with a touch of cuteness. Williams look is perfect for a Friday night out thanks to her petite clutch and sky-high heels, but it's also great for a fancy party, brunch, or with flats on the way to work--you know a good LBD covers all your bases.

Try out a Williams-inspired look with our picks and let us know your favorite little black dress style on Twitter and Facebook

MUST: Armani Exchange Fit and Flare Dress -- $89.60

TRUST: Guess Andrea Pump -- $178

LUST: Louis Vuitton Montaigne Clutch -- $1,180