The little black dress is the reliable, best friend of your wardrobe. It can handle any occasion with ease and is likely the most versatile item you own. If you’re not sure what to wear on this Valentine’s Day, look no further than the little black dress. There are countless to choose from, and one for every body type. Follow these tips to feel your most confident on this romantic holiday!
Small and Petite
If you’re petite, the crucial thing to remember is to keep it simple. You don’t want too many embellishments or a full, poofy cut. You need something clean with an elongated shape. It should hit just above your knee to give the illusion of height. Try an elegant sheath dress worn with some simple gold bangles.
Tall and Lean
Long legs are something every woman wants. However, it can make choosing a dress difficult because your hemline can easily show off more than you intended. Lots of designers now offer styles specifically for tall women so seek those out. This Valentine’s Day, a one-shoulder frock is subtly sexy and will downplay broad shoulders
For a Curvy Figure
The timeless wrap dress is ideal for the curvy figure. True, it flatters almost everyone, but its lines accentuate what you want and hide what you’re less confident about. Cinching the wrap tie around the slimmest part of your waist gives you a fetching hourglass shape. A soft, jersey material drapes around you without being too clingy or constricting.
To Hide a Tummy
Doing your best to conceal a little tummy bump is something plenty of us would like to do. An A-line cut is your best bet. The flared skirt will hide your middle, and an open neckline will draw attention up instead of to your tummy. An A-line cut with a bateau or sweetheart neck will show off your best assets and allow you to feel confident all night long.
For a Pear Shape
If you have full hips and thighs, the best thing to do is balance out your shape. You can achieve this by selecting a cut that defines your waistline. Peplum is on trend right now and achieves just this type of effect. A dress in gold, silver or red (it is Valentine’s Day, after all!) would perfectly complete this look.
Baby on Board
Just because you’re expecting doesn’t mean you don’t want to look your best and feel chic. Consider an empire cut strapless LBD. The black shade will be automatically slimming, and the flowy skirt will give you maximum comfort without sacrificing style. Since an extra few inches never hurts, try adding a pair of tall heels in a bright, festive shade, such as coral or fuchsia.
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