The little black dress

Everyone needs a little black dress - actually, more than one. We're profiling a number of different silhouettes in this versatile color today, any of which could be your go-to this holiday season and way beyond.

This A.L.C. silk halter dress with pleats is perfection for a holiday party. Pair it with a great earring like these or these and a black heel and you're out the door.

Co makes this elegant twill bubble sleeve dress. Pair it with a simple earring or collar necklace.

This Diane von Furstenberg faux-wrap silk dress is easy, pretty and elegant. The deep V neck and elbow length sleeves are flattering on all.

The Row is a high end designer brand that makes this extremely versatile dress. The scuba fabric is forgiving and slimming. This dress is not only great for a party, but the office too. It looks great with a cropped blazer on top. This is the most affordable piece from The Row you'll ever find.

If you want a sequined party dress, this one by Co is the way to go. The halter turtleneck is unique and flattering, as is the shape. Wear it with a heel for sure.

Another dress by Co, this stretch crepe, belted, long-sleeve is elegant and also very versatile. Perfect to wear on a colder evening with tights and a high boot or bootie.

This silk Tibi dress is Jen's favorite of the bunch. Tie the neck tie loosely (not in a bow) off to the side. Wear it with a heeled bootie or pump. Best on people who are 5'7"and taller.