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November 30th, 2012

The Weekend Wishlist

It’s All About The Little Black Dress

When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a classic LBD. Hit the high street this weekend for an updated spin on an absolute classic.

There’s a huge variety of silhouettes from which to choose, so take advantage of the incredible options and go with what works best for you and your frame.

The LBD Bodyshape Guide

If you are curvy, look for round, scoop, sweetheart, cowl or draped boat necklines. Your LBD should fit your hips and you may need a tailor to alter the shoulder, bust and waist areas.

Semi-fitted silhouettes look wonderful on shapely figures.

More angular body types suit square, V-neck, polo neck or asymmetrical necklines. Make sure the shoulders fit and you may need to tailor the hips and sometimes the bottom and thigh areas.

Shift dresses, drop-waist, and draping styles work best on angular body types.

It’s all about the number of darts and side seams.  The more darts, the more your waist is emphasized.

A-line and trapeze dresses look good on angular bodyshapes and can also work well for bottom heavy bodyshapes because the hemline falls away from the legs and creates the illusion of a slimmer line.

Wrap dresses are flattering for most figures but are better if you have a defined waist. If your body type is more angular, try a fake wrap dress where the fabric overlaps or fans at the waist to create an illusion of a waist or wrap style.

A Princess Line can be extremely flattering. The three panels give the illusion of height and, if block colouring is used, the line can be incredibly slimming, especially if the outside panels are a darker colour and the center panel is lighter or brighter.

Want to create the illusion of a smaller bum? Try a 50’s style dress that skims over your hips or go for a halter neck with a little embellishment.  The added sparkle takes the attention away from the bottom.


Patrizia Pepe


Zara – Dress with velvet sleeves


Zara – Asymmetric Dress




Banana Republic






Helmut Lang


Diane Von Furstenberg at Matches

How To Make Your LBD Look Even More Amazing?

Simply add a great heel, a fabulous clutch or evening bag, and show stopping jewellery!

“The violent accent of black makes the most elegant colour.”

Christian Dior