Bluefly is having a great sale, but as usual, the best items are going pretty quickly. In my opinion, sales like these are a great chance to stock up on timeless wardrobe staples like little black dresses. Here are my five favorites.

1) Chetta B – black beaded chiffon halter dress ($159)

This halter dress seems ultra flattering and forgiving. It’s unique enough to go beyond a normal little black dress, but the embellishments are small enough to be classic.

2) Vera Wang – black jersey tulle shirred dress ($183)

This isn’t quite as flattering as the Chetta B dress above, but I think it would be pretty forgiving for most body types – especially when paired with silver high heels.

3) Betsey Johnson – black floral embroidered strapless dress ($129)

I love little black dresses that have a touch of color. This dress can be instantly more chic with a pretty cream shawl or scarf.

4) Tadashi – beaded black lace dance dress ($151)

This dress has a lightly padded bust, and it would look especially good on small chested / boyish figures. Black lace is not a favorite of mine, but somehow, this dress really pulls it off!

5) Betsey Johnson – black clover leaf halter dress ($111)

Black and white for evening tends to look cheesy or chic (usually the former!). I think this dress really does black and white well, in a not too formal way. And even though it’s very unique looking, I think the cut keeps it pretty classic.