The Little Black Dress


There?s nothing like the Little Black Dress (LBD)?classic and sophisticated, yet edgy and eye-catching. It was invented in the 1920s by Coco Chanel and it?s still a ?must have? even today. No matter what is in fashion, the LBD is always in vogue.

Here?s a handy guide to wearing the LBD with style and spunk?and looking absolutely gorgeous on your night about town!

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  1. Choose the right dress:

Find the perfect LBD that flatters your form. If you are the A-body type (narrow shoulders) opt for a trapeze dress or a swing dress. If you are very petite, opt for a sheath dress which emphasizes your petite form and adds a feminine flair. Those with nice legs should wear their LBD short, while those with less flattering legs should stay away from calf-length dresses. Those who are plump all over will find a LBD with a square-neck cut most suitable.

  1. Colour guide

A single pop of colour can bring alive your LBD wonderfully. A single dramatically coloured neckpiece, a vibrant pair of shoes, a bright clutch bag, a dazzling pin?the options are several.

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  1. Accessories

Your accessories should be complementary?elegantly so. There?s no easier way to kill your sophisticated LBD than by over-accessorizing. Only one ?wow? accessory is sufficient.

  1. Jewelry wise

The key is to ensure the jewelry you wear matches the classic LBD. Avoid going over the top?you will only take away from the understated elegance of the dress. For strapless LBDs, a single impactful neckpiece will work wonders. Dresses with a plunging neckline should be teamed with long chains, while high neck dresses should be worn with stud earrings and rings. Never wear more than one dramatic jewelry piece, unless you are going for a fancy dress party dressed as a Christmas Tree.

  1. Jackets

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An interesting yet underrated way of adding class to your LBT is by teaming it with the right jacket. A blazer, for example, adds corporate class to the LBD. A long, single coloured jacket can make you look like a Hollywood star, while a pastel cardigan adds a young, playful touch. A leather jacket adds an edgy vibe, while a delicate sheer jacket is feminine and flirtatious.

  1. Wear your confidence!

To look, you?ve got to feel good. Choose a LBD that makes you feel awesome! If you?re uncomfortable with the cut of the LBD or the way it clings to your curves, give it a miss. Don?t forget to don your single most important accessory?a ton of confidence?and head out to seize the world!

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