The little black dress has been a wardrobe staple for generations. This clothing items is so popular because of its versatility and flexibility. This is why is should be included in every womans wardrobe.
How to Select the Perfect Dress for You
When you go shopping for a black dress you need to look at your body. If you have a pear shape then you will want to look for a dress shape that is fitted in the bust, that has an Empire waist, and that floats away from your hips and thighs. On the other hand, if you have a slender build with few curves to speak of then you will want to look for a little black dress that creates the illusion of curves by using rueshing at the waist and a wrap neckline to give the illusion of a fuller bust line, and that also has a flared skirt.
How to Keep Your Dress Dark and Crisp
One of the hassles of having a little black dress is to keep it looking black and not grey. The color change of your dress is caused by color being washed out of your dress in the washing machine and from fiber damage caused by the dryer. To keep your black dress looking black you will first want to set the color by washing it in a solution of vinegar and water. Next you will want to reduce how often you wash your dress. When you do wash your dress you will want to use a fade resistant detergent that is designed for dark colors. Finally you will want to line dry your dress to prevent fiber damaged caused by the dryer.
How to Dress it Up
The versatility of a little black dress is one of its most attractive features. To dress up a little black dress all you have to do is accessorize it. Select a strand of pearls to create a formal traditional look. Use gold jewelry to create a dramatic look. Or keep things simple and pair the dress with a nude stocking and a black pointy toe high heel shoe.
How to Create a Casual Look
To take your little black dress to a casual event, again all you need is to accessorize it properly. Use a soft floral scarf, a pair of sunglasses, and a sun hat to soften your outfit. Now you are ready for brunch or a casual dinner or semi-formal event.
How to Keep It Looking Modern
The best way to keep your little black dress looking contemporary is to first buy a basic style dress. A tunic, sheath dress, or Empire waist dress are all great basic styles that are timeless. Then all you will need to do to keep it looking trendy is to add trendy accessories such as the latest style necklace, scarves, etc.