Marie Hell: The Perfect Little Black Dress

Marie Hell: The Perfect Little Black Dress

When I was planning my cruise last summer I knew I needed a LBD that could do double duty.

I needed to be able to dress it up and down. It needed to comfortable, versatile, travel well and be easy care. A tall order. I found it all at Marie Hell.


When I found this line of dresses, I fell in love, immediately. Their company values are in line with my own. Made in America with luxurious fabric that is also milled here. I like that!

These are a permanent collection of modern-day classics that are elegant, effortless and timeless.

Marie Hell: The Perfect Little Black Dress

Meet Eileen Mandel— Founder / Creative Director of Marie Hell……the soul of your wardrobe. The company is named after her grandmother, who introduced her to her first love-clothing. She designed these dresses to fill her own personal need for the right garment to get her from morning till evening. She quickly discovered that many women could benefit from having these effortless staples in their wardrobes. Eileen designed these dresses to be the backbone of a woman’s wardrobe. “The soul of your wardrobe”Timeless and sustainable. She believes in quality over quantity. These are the dresses you can reach for everyday and change-up with accessories.

Marie Hell: The Perfect Little Black Dress

I chose this long-sleeved Zipped Dress because I knew it would be chilly in the Baltic Sea region. The zippers are just the right amount of edgy for me.

Marie Hell: The Perfect Little Black Dress

The entire collection comes in a neutral palette. The black and grey are available in a specially woven, classic jersey. The off-white and white versions are available in Ponte Jersey, which is thick enough to be totally opaque.

Marie Hell: The Perfect Little Black Dress
Machine wash, hang dry, which I love! I hate dry cleaning anything!Marie Hell: The Perfect Little Black Dress


These dresses all have the same body silhouette. They fall away from your body and are canvases for your personal style. They skim your body and don’t cling.  I don’t know about you, but cling is out for me.

Marie Hell: The Perfect Little Black Dress


This dress is a perfect blank canvas. A quick change of accessories takes it from casual to formal. I wore this on the long flight to Copenhagen and got off the plane looking perfectly polished. Not a wrinkle in sight.

Marie Hell: The Perfect Little Black Dress


Since I cracked my hip last summer I have packed on a 10 solid pounds. This dress still fits me, while most other things do not. I have my eye on the  Quiver Dress in off-white. It will play nicely with all my jackets and cardigans this fall.

Shop the entire collection of Marie Hell Sustainable Classic dresses, tunics and leggings here.


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hats-Gorin Bros/ handbag- vintage Kate Spade/ sneakers-Kate Spade/ belt-Streets Ahead/ boots-La Canadienne/ shoes-Earthies/ sunglasses-Gucci/ fishnets-Oroblu

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  1. September 20, 2015 / 5:43 pm

    What a great way to show how versatile this dress is, Jennifer! I love Marie Hell clothing! And those shoes at the top are awesome! You look lovely in every picture.

  2. September 20, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    You are a stunner! Love your style and your sense of fashion fun! I’m not the only one who likes sneakers. xoxox, Brenda

  3. September 20, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    Ooh, love this dress! From the measurements, looks like the tunic style would fit me as a dress. May have to give this try!

  4. September 20, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    Very nice dress and I completely agree with you that skimming the body is very flattering.
    You look great!

  5. Jill James
    September 21, 2015 / 12:42 am

    You look stunning in this little black dress, such a versatile little number. Your black hat is a stunner.

  6. September 21, 2015 / 4:40 am

    Jennifer, this dress is so flattering and I adore how you can style it so many ways. Love it with black tights and boots for winter!

    The Arts by Karena
    Painting Central Park

  7. September 21, 2015 / 5:36 am

    The perfect, versatile dress, Jennifer!

  8. September 21, 2015 / 6:46 am

    A STAR!
    From DAY to NIGHT……….and the BALTIC SEA!
    A lovely ensemble………….XX

  9. September 21, 2015 / 7:46 am

    An LBD is the perfect item for almost any event, especially when traveling. Love how you showed different ways to accessorize. And, I’m a sucker for fishnets!


  10. Deborah Montgomery
    September 21, 2015 / 8:11 am

    You look beautiful Jennifer. Love everything, including those great shoes at the top, and how you’ve accessorized. I’m going to go check out her website. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Jennifer
      September 25, 2015 / 9:49 am

      Thanks Deborah. The white and off-white run a tiny bit smaller. Check with them.

  11. September 21, 2015 / 3:10 pm

    Ok, can I just come by and take this perfect LDB off your hands? Talk about the perfect dress and as you said, so versatile. I do know just how difficult it can be to find this type of travel attire and you hit the bill with this one. Thank you for sharing.

  12. September 21, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    You look excellent! And their tunics look pretty nifty too.

  13. September 22, 2015 / 9:33 am

    So versatile….and you’re so adorable.

  14. September 22, 2015 / 5:14 pm

    I absolutely love the versatility of this dress on you, Jen! You have simplified the styling process by showing exactly how to switch it up. I can see that this was the perfect piece for your recent trip. Fishnets?? Love it–you never cease to amaze me my very stylish friend! 😉
    xx, Heather

  15. September 23, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    Love those photos of you Jennifer,

  16. Kathy
    September 24, 2015 / 9:36 am

    I love, and live, in versatile clothing. It looks fab on you, dressed up and casual!

    • Jennifer
      September 25, 2015 / 9:45 am

      Thanks Kathy! That’s what I like too.

  17. Esther Zimmer
    September 27, 2015 / 10:08 am

    Such a fab dress! I love versatile items. I’m looking forward to being in the US several times next year and being able to buy a few things from some of my favourite brands over there (even when brands have international postage it’s not worth having items sent to the UK, in case I need to send them back – the return postage is always a killer!).

    Esther xx

  18. October 1, 2015 / 10:44 am

    That dress is so versatile! I love the zipper detail on the front! All of these looks are fabulous!

    Doused In Pink

  19. October 1, 2015 / 4:26 pm

    Great dress! Quality over quantity – so true! I love classic pieces that make you feel great when you put them on and you can style differently with different accessories.

    It sounds like the off-white dress will be a great addition to your wardrobe!

  20. October 6, 2015 / 4:57 pm

    This dress looks fantastic on you. I love the addition of fishnets with your edgy shoes. Thanks for sharing you hat and your beauty with Hat Attack.

    Now off to visit the Marie Hell website!

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