If given the choice I will pick neon, jewel tones or something with a pattern... pretty much anything besides black! The cut out "cold shoulder" shape on this LBD completely won me over though, and I decided to order it with a store credit on a whim. I also don't usually go for anything body hugging, but I think this dress has some kind of magical Spanx sewn into it. Because I feel like a million bucks! That to me is totally worth $160 bucks. (Or $120 if you buy it at Nordstrom.) Do you wear a lot of LBDs? I know some women swear by them!