The Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress
A gift to us from CoCo Chanel, the Little Black Dress is a timeless reflection of style, sophistication and ultimate elegance. This is the one item that has taught women everywhere to be chic yet modern, and no closet is complete without it. From weddings to dinner dates, no matter the occasion you can be sure the LBD can be the “perfect choice”. The LBD can and has gone from decade to decade without missing a beat, always keeping our favorite fashion vixens in step.

Just like the women they were created for LBDs’ range from retro to romantic and everything in between, helping to keep your inner beauty in touch with your fashion sense and in doing so remaining a style staple of choice.

When choosing a LBD make sure you have found the best and most versatile material for your circumstances. This means that it shouldn’t be so tight you can’t breathe or dance and it shouldn’t be so shiny that you need a pair of Aviators to reflect the glair. Remember this dress will be there for you year after year it should be able to give to you all the elements of an icon:

Hints of Sexy

If you have doubts about whether or not a dress is walking over the line from sexy to trashy ask yourself one question: would my mother appreciate this dress? If the answer is no then take it back, we want to keep this simple and sexy not flashy and trashy.

While shopping, be sure to take your body type into consideration remember that you want the dress to flatter not falter. So before you hit the boutiques ask yourself a few questions. Will I wear a bra? Do I need tummy support? Will I be interested in having my back out? These questions will also help you find the part of your body that you would like your LBD to accentuate.

The perfect LBD will have a lining that will help smooth you figure, giving you a perfect silhouette, and playing up your best assets. The LBD may be simple but it’s really a demanding garment, designed to be a reflection of the woman wearing it. For this reason, never be shy with your accessories, they should be bold therefore helping you make a statement. Pick sexy stilettos or pumps with accents over boring flats.

The LBD is one of the most enduring pieces of fashion a woman can own, giving all who have worn it a certain seduction factor. Ladies there are many items that I dub basic staples that we all should own and you better believe the LBD is at the top of that list.

Always keep it simple and sexy.

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