Oh, Little Black Dress, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways: You always make us look thinner, you look perfect for every occasions (from weddings to funerals), you don't show stains (if we spill a little wine or red sauce) and you look fabulous with jewelry and accessories! Ever since 1926 when fashion Icon Coco Chanel "invented" the first LBD (at a time when all the other women in Paris were wearing pinks and pastels) the Little Black Dress has become a wardrobe must for all women who want to look and feel Chic. The big question is: How do you choose the right Little Black Dress for your figure? Read on to find out how to work a little black magic by picking the perfect LBD...
If you have an HOURGLASS shape: Choose a wrap dress!
A wrap dress like Vicky Tiel Faux Suede Wrap Dress will make your waiste look little in your little black dress! A wrap style dress has a plunging neckline that draws attention to your feminine décolletage, and a tie at the waist, allowing you to cinch in your fierce curves and camouflage those little lumps and bumps that you want to keep secret! Up the ante even more with some accessories! Colleen Lopez "Sensational 60" Bangles are timelessly sexy on your arm, especially when paired with RJ Graziano "Status Appeal" Quilted Leather Satchel which adds power to your LBD. If you really want to complete the "pow", add these Sam Edelman "Okala" Haircalf and Leather Pump!
If you are PETITE: Try a shift dress!
Guiliana Rancic always knows how to look fabulous! G by Giuliana Rancic Suede Shift Dress is simply beautiful and doesn't swallow your petite frame. With this LBD, you have a blank canvas to add accessories. Colleen Lopez Labradorite Vermeil "Dream of the Crop" 36" Beaded Necklace is so nice and long and makes your figure look the same. The worst thing that a petite woman can do is hide behind an overwhelming handbag. Try Vince Camuto "Gia" Leather Chain-Link Crossbody Bag which is perfect for pairing up with your labradorite necklace. To add some height with some comfort, try Steven by Steve Madden "Wisty" Wedge Pump.
If you are CURVY: Go for fit-and-flare dress!
Dangerous curves ahead! If you are curvy, you need to show it off! Vince Camuto Fit and Flare Dress is fitted up top and then flares out at the hips for a swishy little ohh la la shake! Add some serious structure to your curvy frame with Colleen Lopez "Mod Revival" Collar Necklace. Since you have an unmistakably girly figure, try some metal and leather accessories like Foley + Corinna Pebbled Leather "Iron Horse" Tote and the super chic and a little dangerous looking ( in a good way) Steven by Steve Madden "Whisp" Pointed Toe Pump to toughen up you look.
If you are TALL: Pick a waist defining dress!
How do you dress a tall glass of water? In a waist defining Completely Me by Liz Lange Waist Flattering Ponte Dress! This dress shows off your great gams and breaks up a columnar look with a nipped in waist. A classic, yet glamourous earring like Colleen Lopez 6.25 ct. Black Spinel Inside//Out Hoop Earrings are the perfect answer for your outfit! If you want the ultimate pop of color, pop it with Rara Avis by Iris Apfel Printed Haircalf Kisslock Bag this season's hottest color, wine! Sam Edelman "Morillo" Leather Bootie is fantastic for long legged beauties - it gives you a heel without too much height!
If you have a SMALL BUST: Look for a dress with elegant draping!
An elegantly draped black dress is a stunning look for small busted ladies! Colleen Lopez "Be Our Guest" Batwing Dress perfectly enhances all of your assets that you like and conceals any areas of concern, plus the batwing style is a timelessly unique addition to this LBD! A big, chunky necklace like Colleen Lopez "Live Large" Simulated Drusy Statement Necklace is sure grab some envious glances! Vince Camuto "Horn" Convertible Leather Minaudiére Clutch gives your outfit some lovely texture and unstoppably chic style! Top it all off with a dance worthy black patent shoe like Vince Camuto "Callea" Patent Leather Mary Jane Pump!
If you have a LARGE BUST: Choose a Peplum Dress with a flattering neckline!
If you are blessed with a large bust, try a peplum little black dress! Having a peplum flare at the waist, like you do with the Colleen Lopez "Sweetheart" Peplum Dress, allows your chest not to look too large since it looks proportional with your hips. Add some flowers to your femme fatale look with the sparkly Colleen Lopez Bold Marcasite Flower Ring and the impossibly gorgeous Isabella Fiore "Rose Romance" Leather Clutch which has a leather rose tassel that adds even more swish to your swagger! You cannot go wrong with the super tall, yet surprisingly comfortable because of its platform, Jessica Simson "Waleo" Platform Pump!
Now that we have showed you our magic tricks for figuring out which little black dress matches your body you can go anywhere, anytime with anyone confident in the fact that you look spectacular!