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Your New Favourite Petite Little Black Dresses and How to Style Them

Your New Favourite Petite Little Black Dresses and How to Style Them
November 23, 2016 Bomb Petite

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.

Topshop

Eshvi

Alice + Olivia

Isabel Marant

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.

Isabel Marant

Sophie Hulme

Maiyet

Topshop

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).

Manokhi

Kara

Aurelie Bidermann

Boohoo

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.

Saint Laurent

Gisele for Eshvi

Boohoo

Astley Clarke

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