Little Black Dress help for Every Shape and Figure

Every woman needs a Little Black Dress (LBD)! Its an essential piece for her wardrobe and can be in style for seasons and years to come. Dating back to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel, it was intended to be long-lasting, affordable, versatile and accessible to all women of all classes. Its maintained its popularity and surpassed many other fashion fads because its always the right thing to wear --and always will be!

‘Really, they are so badly dressed...I’ll put them all in black to teach them good taste’
-Coco Chanel

‘You can wear black at any time. You can wear black at any age. You may wear it on almost any occasion. A little black frock is essential to a woman’
-Christian Dior

‘One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress
-Karl Lagerfeld

According to 'The Handbook of Style' here's some tips and tricks to help you find a LBD that's perfect for you:

Rectangular: You are shaped a little like a boy, with a longer torso that goes right into your hips. This shape is usually accompanied by a broader shoulder and slightly flat chest.

Tips & Tricks: You need to create the illusion of curves by picking a dress with a slightly empire shape. Look for details like a line (piping or stitching) about three inches under the bust. This will give you a waistline where there is none and naturally enhance your bust.

Hourglass: You are a voluptuous woman, with a bigger chest, an indented waist. and a noticeable curve to your hips.

Tips & Tricks: You will look best in an A-line dress that "grabs" your waist and flows out over your hips, accompanied by a fitted top with darts and a V-neck, which is particularly flattering to a larger bust line.
Top heavy: You have wider shoulders and larger breasts with a torso that tapers down to an indented waist, slim hips and thin legs.
Tips & Tricks: Look for a dress with a draped (perhaps even slightly blouson) top and fitted skirt that "grabs" you where you are slimmest: the lower half of your body.
Bottom heavy: You have wide hips and a slim torso, the opposite of "top heavy," above.

Tips & Tricks: Your shape will be enhanced by a fitted top and straight skirt that is wider at the hip and falls straight (a "pipe" shape), unlike a pencil skirt that tapers at the knee

Ciao for now,
Curvy 'Nista

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