The LBD is a gal’s greatest fashion friend. It’s reliable, flattering and can generously mask any lumps or bumps to create a streamlined silhouette. For petites however, little black dresses demand more careful consideration. The fit is key. Is it swamping your frame? Or hugging you in all the right places? Don’t settle for any old frenemy dress, make sure you have a BFF to see you from dawn to dusk. Just take a look at our squad…
THE HEAD-TURNING NIGHT DRESS
Appliquéd flowers and coquettish gauze all bound together in a curve-accentuating dress that positively screams ‘cocktails’. Opt for a grey clutch that will pop against this ebony canvas. Black heels are a classic choice – and perennially stylish. Add true glamour with some sumptuous pearl earrings.
THE PULLED-TOGETHER DAY DRESS
Rough night? Sore head? Reach for this dress and feel competent and chic in any situation (even with a hangover). A glimmer of gold will complete the look, making your ensemble expensive-looking and utterly covetable. A dress this beautiful calls for unfussy, supporting-role shoes and muted cross-body bag.
THE READY FOR ANYTHING WEEKEND DRESS
This casual t-shirt dress is made for stage-diving at festivals and beach-lolling on holidays. Just throw it on and go have fun. And should your adventure take you dancing? Get boogie-ready by teaming your dress with these slingback platforms and striking bangle. And don’t forget your Dora the Explorer backpack (in a monochromatic shade and buttery soft leather, of course).
THE HARD-WORKING OFFICE DRESS
We can learn many things from Mad Men – not least, the resonance of 60s power dressing. Channel Peggy Olson in this no-nonsense dress and crack right through that glass ceiling. Team your dress with sophisticated sandals (no need to change when you flit out for work drinks) a pretty but sturdy leather tote to carry all your important documents, and some fun accessories.
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