Wardrobe Essential: Little Black Dress

Why you need it in your wardrobe: Everyone needs a LBD in their wardrobe. The little black dress is a classic wardrobe staple that never goes out of style. It is perfect to wear for an evening out to dinner with friends, on a hot date with your boyfriend or husband, or to that great party you were invited to at the last minute.

How should the dress fit? When buying a dress, you should look for one that complements your body shape and has a classic style so that it can be worn for various occasions. If you are short, you will want to make sure you buy a dress that isn’t too long; otherwise you will look like the dress is wearing you. If you are tall, you will want to stay away from dresses that are too short; a dress that is too short on a tall figure will make you look like you are wearing a dress made for your younger sister or daughter. Another tip is to make sure the dress isn’t too tight (or form fitting) when you buy it – this will allow you to wear it on those days when you may not be as thin as you would like.

Style: If you plan to wear your LBD season after season, it is always best to stick with a classic style without too many embellishments, as they can date your dress. Also, you may want to stay away from the strapless dress because it may not be appropriate for all occasions.

Purchasing Tips: Shop around. It is always best to try on a number of dresses to see which style best complements your body type. Also, be sure to buy a fabric that breathes, that way you can wear it all year round.

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