Ever wondered how to style and wear the little black dress like the fashion elite?
Director of Fashion Weekly, Stacey O’Keefe shares her tips on making the most of your Little Black Dress or LBD. Using Stacey’s tips, Femeconomy have selected some LBD options from our approved brands!
The LBD is a major style staple and an essential for every woman’s wardrobe
It’s a timeless classic that will take you from the boardroom to the bar simply by switching up your heels and accessories. A faithful LBD acts as a blank canvas that allows you to be as creative or minimal as you wish. Simply choose the right style to complement your body shape and lean on your new fail-safe, best-friend on any occasion.
First of all, the colour black will hide a multitude of sins – by disguising red wine spills to skimming over those troublesome areas and highlighting your best assets. No matter the season or temperature, simply add or take away and you’ll be climate and trend ready within moments.
A LBD is a backdrop to any story you wish to tell. Experiment with statement accessories in gold and silver or bright colours. Rock those sexy shoulder grazing earrings or channel your inner superwoman diva by wearing a rhinestone cuff on each wrist. Add interesting details such as collars, scarves, antique brooches and belts to personalise your look. You’ll be surprised how much fun you can have when you’re not worrying about clashing prints and colours.
If you’re not sure which style you should opt for, here’s a few tips to ensure you choose the most flattering silhouette for your body shape
If you have a hourglass figure choose one that cinches in at the waist and flares over the hips. Like the Laser Lover Sleeveless Dress thanks to Akin by Ginger and Smart.
Those busty on top could look for a favourite that has a nice square-neck as this will open up the chest area and will draw the eyes downwards while making your waist appear smaller. An example is this ASOS Curve Long Sleeve Dress.
If you have a more athletic figure, work a style that is fluid and effortlessly skims your bodyline. Like the Birch Dress courtesy of Acler.
An important fashion tip is to choose a length that is right for you. Keep in mind that a hemline that stops before the knee is the most flattering. Never choose one that cuts you off mid-calf. It will make you look short and frumpy.
No matter the mood, you can style an LBD it in a way that is sexy and alluring by adding romantic details and a bold red lip, or you can toughen up the look with a leather jacket and ankle boots, or tone it down with a knit cardigan or oversized blazer. Strut your stuff in 6″ designer stilettos to simply slay or swap them for cute ballet flats and enjoy an effortless take on everyday style.
The little black dress is the saviour in your wardrobe and will rescue you when you have zero time to get ready
Last minute date? No worries. Pull out that LBD, prep your pout, add those red pumps and run out the door. You’ll never be left with nothing to wear ever again.
Stacey O’Keeffe is the Director at Fashion Weekly, a personal stylist and media influencer
Her goal is to inspire and empower women and men globally. When she’s not obsessing over the latest runway collections, scrolling through Instagram or styling photoshoots, you can find her dining out with friends and family or curled up at home sipping on red wine while watching Sex and the City reruns.
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