The praises of the little black dress have been sung ever since Coco Chanel helped popularize the failproof look back in the 1920s, but any staple that's been around that long can become too safe if it's approached the wrong way. However, Zoë Kravitz is here to educate us on how to do the LBD right.
Kravitz wore a long-sleeve, off-the-shoulder Vera Wang Collection dress with Sophia Webster heels to the "Big Little Liars" premiere on Tuesday. While the silhouette and color of the dress were subdued, the puffed off-the-shoulder sleeves added a jolt of the unexpected. Her perfectly cubicle Moynat handbag, sparkly ear cuffs and heavily lined eyes all added a subtle punch, too, as did the tattoos on her back and shoulders. If you've been looking for proof that nothing but black is ever really the new black, consider this an excuse to rest your case.