On the hunt for the impossible. The perfect LBD. In my world that is a 4 season light tropical wool crepe or excellent quality synthetic crepe. Black. Shift style. High neck - jewel, boat neck, high square. Simple but may have a subtle interesting detail - but looking for the perfect chameleon. The dress that is in every magazine so perfect in fabric, simple elegance that a change of accessories makes it incredibly versatile. Above the knee on 5'3" me. The dress that can go black tie optional or casual. I just bought the max mara Brunate which is super but its unlined and the material is less dressy. I was intrigued by the Lafayette 148 Tory dress that Angie posted but was not sure if the sleeves would tolerate a jacket well, which would be a deal breaker as I am always cold. I also liked the L148 cyra w the lace insets at hem but not sure the elbow sleeves make it too casual. Any thoughts on these dresses or suggestions for others of that quality?