‘One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress.’
Nobody could have emphasised the importance of a Little Black Dress (LBD) better than Karl Lagerfeld. The LBD was introduced by Coco Chanel, but it was Audrey Hepburn who made it famous in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Since 1920, this dress has been timeless and also a uniform choice of some of the most iconic women in history. From a flapper frock to wardrobe essential, the LBD has really come a long way.
It’s the most versatile dress, as it lends a polished look and can be paired effortlessly with different kinds of accessories. We know it’s every girl’s dream to own at least one LBD in her life, but it may not always be easy to find the perfect dress for yourself.
So we have prepared a guide to pick a LBD according to your body type –
- Diamond Shape
This body type is very rare. Hips broader than bust and shoulders, undefined and wide waist, tendency to gain weight in stomach area, back, hips and buttocks are some of its typical characteristics. It also tends to have weight in the upper legs, while lower legs are shapely and one of the most attractive features. The arms are also slender and shapely.
You should most likely go for a shift dress as it will hide all the flaws and make your body look proportionate. Belted waists will also give definition to your physique.
2. Apple Shape
This body generally boasts of broad shoulders and narrow hips. Sheath dress will be the ideal choice for this body type.
3. Hourglass Shape
It’s the most easy dress for this body type, all you have to do is make sure that you pick a silhouette which will accentuate your curves.
4. Pear Shape
Women with this body type usually have fuller hips and thighs compared to their upper body, which is considerably petite. So, a fit-and-flare cut dress will be perfect for a pear shaped body, as it will define your small waist and camouflage the lower body. The fit-and-flare silhouette was very common in the 1950s, which makes it a timeless look for a LBD. On the other hand, a halter neck dress can also help create a proportional look.
5. Rectangle Shape
Rectangle body type or athletic body type can wear almost any dress type they choose. However, if you wish to create illusion of a curvier body, then a peplum dress will be your best bet.
Go ahead girls! Get the perfect Little Black Dress for yourself, as it will be an year round staple in your wardrobe.