The little black dress is a classic. From a formal event to attending a party during the holiday season, the LBD actually is your best friend. It is versatile and hence an investment. You can wear it for several seasons; just styling it differently as per season’s trends and it is refreshed.
But just like any other dress, even an LBD needs to flatter your body shape. In fact, seeing its versatility it is all the more important that you find a perfect LBD that accentuates your positive points and makes you look good. Hence, because of the importance of the LBD, in this post we lay out a guide for every body shape; and possibly every occasion as well. So the Wink n Pout stylists tell you how to wear your LBD in the day, to a party as well as a formal evening occasion.
LBD for Inverted Triangle
As a woman with broad shoulders and a thinner body below the waist, you can show off your shoulders with a one shoulder dress but balance with a relaxed silhouette and slight volume in the skirt.
Look 1 • Day LBD look for Inverted Triangle
For the day, add a casual touch to your LBD by adding colors. Keep your footwear casual like these sandals and definitely add a handbag.
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Look 2 • Formal Evening LBD look for the Inverted Triangle
For a formal event, wear a pair of encrusted earrings, add a belt to your waist and wear embellished heels.
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Look 3 • Party LBD look for Inverted Triangle
For going out to a party, add black and gold necklace but not a huge one. Finish with black gold heels and gold clutch.
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LBD for Pear Body Shape
As a pear, when wearing an LBD the color automatically slims you down. But since the color will slim you down all over, you need to add volume at the top. Ruffles are a great way to grab attention and balance your curves.
Look 2 • Formal Evening LBD Look for pear
For an evening look add black earrings and maintain focus around your face and shoulders. Complete the look with lace pumps and a black clutch.
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Look 2 • Formal evening LBD look for Sporty Ruler
Add a thin chain belt to your waist to visually create curves further. Add a gold watch and a pair of classic pointed pumps to the look.
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Look 3 • Party LBD look for an Hourglass
Get your bling on for party look. Add a black and gold necklace, gold heels and even have a phone cover on a similar theme. The devil is in the details.
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LBD for an Apple
As an apple, you need an LBD which doesn’t emphasize your mid-section and has enough give. So we choose a pleated version, and with a lattice yoke which takes attention to the face and shoulders.
Look 2 • Formal Evening LBD look for an apple
For a formal event, pair your dress with a cut work heels that are equally feminine. Go all black with an interesting clutch and watch.
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Did you find an LBD to suit your shape?
Are you inspired to accessorize your LBD differently for various occasions?
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