Dress: Loft Mixed Eyelet Cami Dress; Now On Sale
Shoes: Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ Sandal (Blush Patent)
Bag: Color Block Crossbody (Old); Similar here
The Look For Less:
Dress: GAP Eyelet Shift Dress; Now 40% Off
Shoes: BP ‘Luminate’ Open Toe Dress Sandal (Blush Patent)
We all know the importance of having that one important staple in your closet, the little black dress, and although I own a few, when I saw this one, I wanted to get it for several reasons. You know that saying “You can never have too much of a good thing”, well to me that definitely applies when it comes to the little black dress. For me, adding a little black dress to my wardrobe is all about incorporating variety. I like to have a black dress for different types of events, or one that can be worn to a variety of events.
When I saw this Loft Mixed Eyelet Cami Dress, my first thought was it’s a perfect summer dress, my second thought was it would look great with a sweater, jacket or blazer, and then I thought, wow, I can wear this dress for just about any occasion or event, so for me, that meant it was a must have. For this day, I paired the dress with my blush patent Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ Sandal, and my color block crossbody bag. I absolutely love the versatility of this little black dress, because it can definitely make the rounds to everything from graduations, weddings, outdoor parties or events paired with sandals or flats, and even to work with a jacket or blazer and beyond. Now finding that perfect black dress can sometimes be a challenge, so in today’s “Style Guide”, I’m sharing a few tips on how to choose the right one for you.
Style Guide: How To Choose The Right Little Black Dress For You
Avoid Being Trendy – When choosing a little black dress, don’t let current trends determine your choice. Try to stick with classic styles regardless of the occasion, so you can wear the dress for some time.
Choose A Good Length – Select a length that is not only appropriate for any occasion or event, but one that you will be comfortable wearing long term. Knee length or midi length dresses offer style and versatility and will never go out of style.
Select A Dress For Your Body Type – Choosing a silhouette that is perfect for your body type is key when purchasing that little black dress that you plan to wear for a while. If your figure is curvy, you can choose to show off those curves with a form fitting (not tight fitting) knee length or midi length dress or pick an A-line midi dress to accentuate you waist. If you have a straight or rectangle body type, opting for a dress with a fuller bottom will add some shape or curves, and a little femininity. Petite body types should stick with dresses that fall just above the knee to elongate the body, and top heavy body types should select dresses with a V-neck or high round neck to balance out the top and bottom half.
Add Accessories – An excellent way to add a little pizazz to your black dress, is to accessorize. Add a simple statement piece, such as a pearl or collar necklace, or a single strand long pendant. Keeping it simple is most important to avoid overdoing it and taking away from your lovely dress.
I hope my “Style Guide” tips will help you when shopping for a little black dress.
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