Nicole Scherzinger ticked off the LBD love-in in this sexy dress

Nicole Scherzinger may not have scooped her Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her turn as Grizabella in Cats at last nights starry Olivier Awards in London but she still well and truly won in our eyes thanks to her killer red carpet look. 

Opting for a sleek black gown complete with a sexy sweetheart neckline, a fishtail hem and curve enhancing peplum to the waist, this is one little black dress with serious fashion clout. Edging it up with gold plaque belt and a spiky updo, the 36-year-old songstress makes us want show our failsafe black frocks some love on our next big night out. 

However, she wasn't the only star making a case for the wardrobe staple... 

Pixie Lott works a thigh-split frock to the Olivier Awards

Pixie Lott also got in on the LBD action with her own floor-sweeping gown which features a low neckline, thigh-high split and sheer long sleeves that balance out the flesh on show perfectly. 

Show us what a sartorial pro she is, Pixie then gave her dress some major oomph with these hot pink satin platform heels with OTT jewels fixed in place across the tow strap. Wowza...

Gemma Arterton set pulses racing with her LBD at the Olivier Awards last night

Next up was actress Gemma Arterton who *really* set pulses racing at the Olivier Awards with her super-plunging Dsquared2 black dress! Now that's what we call daring to bare.

If her cleavage enhancing neckline wasn't enough to get the boys hot under the collar, the back of the frock ought to do it. With a low cut, Gemma's gown features a network of sexy lattice straps which tread on the right side of S&M.

Speaking of which, Jamie Dornan's co-star was also in attendance at last night's celebrations looking hotter than ever...

Gillian Anderson at the Olivier Awards 2015

No, we don't mean Dakota Johnson — we're talking about Jamie's The Fall co-star Gillian Anderson who was nominated for an Olivier for her role in the rival of A Streetcar Named Desire who looked incredible in a black gown complete with a saucy sheer hem. Stunning! 

She may have almost tripped on that statement train at one point but Gillian totally brought it back as she made her way up the red carpet with her daughter Piper as her date for the evening who, shock horror, also wore an LBD to the awards. Seriously, is there something in the A-list water?! 

Last but definitely not least in the LBD stakes was Laura Carmichael of Downton Abbey fame who shed her maids garb in favour of a hot black lace dress complete with ornate beading on the bodice which she paired with classic Kurt Geiger courts. Understated but anything but boring, Laura's frock was one of the best of the night! 

If you were in need of proof that little black dresses are officially back on the fashion map, we reckon we've just found it. Time to pull 'em out from the back of the wardrobe, ladies...