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Rock That Little Black Dress, Lbd

Your little black dress, or Lbd, should be the one item in your wardrobe that you can wear no matter what the occasion, and no matter what mood you're in. It will make you feel sexy and sophisticated every time you put it on, and the perfect little black dress will take you from office work to dinner party if you choose it correctly.

Choosing your little black dress is a fun thing to do, but can take years to find the perfect dress, just like it takes years to find the perfect buttery soft fitted leather jacket.

This classic little black dress is such an important part of your wardrobe, some people are happy settling for the first black dress they see, but it is important to understand that not all black outfits will slim you down and flatter your figure.

Start by doing some research online as to what kind of pieces are out there, and most importantly what necklines there are. You are guaranteed to come across a couple of necklines that you would never have thought of. Next step is to save a picture of the ones you like, so you can refer to these later on...make sure to write down where you found it!

Next decide on what sort of necklines might suit you. This will depend on a few factors, but mainly chest size. If you have a small chest then pick shapes with detailing on the bust area, sparkle, shift, bows, halters and ruching will help draw the eye correctly. For a larger bust, choose more simple styles, with a lower cut plunge neckline.

Black dresses, black cocktail dress with waist ribbon bow
Now to choose what kind of fabric, silk, satin, cotton, lace. There are loads to choose from, but make sure to stick with the rule of: lighter skin softer fabric, darker skin harsher fabric. Make sure to stand in daylight when trying on dresses, as often changing room lighting can make your skin tone appear different.

Take some great shoes with you when you are trying on a dress, at it will completely transform the way you hold yourself, and look at your shape in the mirror. Make sure to have appropriate underwear on when going for a fitting too!

If you want this to be a staple piece for your wardrobe, then don't pick anything too fussy or too "modern". Classic styles will last in your wardrobe, and be a good investment for the future.

Check out our black prom dresses page for more ideas and tips on wearing black dresses for a special occasion.
Eyeliner for a great glittery night time party look.

Style your hair simply, a chic dress deserves chic hair. Have a blow dry or use some ceramic straighteners to achieve the perfect sleek do.

Pick black, metallic or bright accessories, depending on the occasion and your style personality. Remember that this stunning silver jewelry could be dressed down with a bright cardigan, matching flat shoes and a leather hobo bag.