I've never had an lbd. I don't think. I can't remember. But I've scoured and scoured and you wouldn't believe how difficult it is to find simple, classic cuts. I love looking at Audrey photos for inspiration and I love this particular one she's wearing because it has a V in the front and back, is cinched at the waist and hits the knee (well I'd hem mine to hit the knee). Well, I just found the one I chopped up up there on the JCrew site and best of all it's cotton. So it's pretty casual. And let's be honest. There are few times I'm not wearing a t-shirt and jeans. So a cotton dress is a comfortable and easy way to dress up a Thursday night date.