That Modest Little Black Dress

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A woman without a little black dress has no future” – Coco Channel.

Little black dress is the core of most women’s wardrobe.  “One can never be underdressed or overdressed with an LBD”  once said Karl Lagerfeld, we totally agree on that. It’s ubiquity is such it’s usually referred as “LBD”. Nothing says show stoppingly sexy like an LBD. 

Little black dress is women’s most loved piece in the closet and also is one of the most valuable style statements. You can never beat the classic appeal of a black dress, yet there’s a modern coolness it exudes. It can easily take you from work to cocktail in a blink of an eye. A little black dress is a women’s best friend and the most elegant outfit. Be it a plunging neck, cut-out or backless or fit body-cons. It will exude sexiness from every pore. Even though this is the go-to flattering piece, is there a perfect fit out there for you?

So for all the fashion-challenged women, here is a small guide. As it’s such a classy item, here are few guidelines to help you pick the perfect piece for the right size and occasion. It can be overwhelming and challenging to find the right one. But sometimes, nothing is more chic than an elegant LBD that fits well.

Like we all know, If all else fails, go for the LBD!

Little black dress

Little Black Dress

Are LBD’S just a party staple?

We don’t think so. This little black dress will be your savior for all the occasions. as there is so much hype around this classic piece.

Let it be your usual office meeting, pair it up with a classy blazer. Or be it a coffee date; just pair it with a scarf and ballerinas. You’re all set to go. Pair it up with a hat and flip-flops and you’re ready for a day at the beach. Or maybe, pair it up with red pumps, bold lipstick and you’re all set to rock the party. Totally depends on how you dress it up or down.

Knowing your shape and what flatters you

With a gorgeous dress, comes its own set of challenges; it surely does with LBD’s. We all know we won’t wear it if it’s not comfortable. And finding a perfect one that suits all your needs is quite difficult. It doesn’t really matter what shape are you, every shape is beautiful.  The style you choose can say a lot about you.

If you have broad shoulders and a bit of a tummy, opt for fit and flare LBD’s. That way you can hide your extra fats or let’s say flabs.

If you have a thin waist and a good height, opt for knee-length peplum.

Spice it up


Tie up those accessories with LBD


Black always work as it’s the most slimming of all colours, but us ladies we always want to be in vogue. Just add a hint of neon or a bold colour to make the dull fabric look much better. A statement necklace, gold rings and vintage ear cuffs are currently in mode. It’s always fun to go a bit sexier with rad accessories.


Not your average LBD

Lace outfits always have a place in everyone’s wardrobe because it’s next to impossible to avoid that LBD with delicate lace details. This is the perfect black dress you have been looking for, a sexy sheer off-shoulder lace LBD. It instantly makes you look sexy and hip. It never hurts to keep your collection current.

Yes, lace LBD’s are expensive but also, the most daring and powerful outfit since Audrey Hepburn wore it first.

Let’s flaunt those curves

A little black dress will never make you look trashy or vulnerable.


LBD Trends


Wearing a large or a small size won’t make you look any hot, how hard it is to embrace your curves? You are the shape you are for a reason. Before wearing that perfect outfit, don’t forget to wear some confidence. It can do wonder for your self-esteem.

Reason no. 1: Who cares?

Reason no. 2: Don’t let it stop you from wearing LBD’s.

LBD’s can make any women look divine and in vogue. You pair it up with a printed blazer to hide your broad shoulders or wear a long sleeve and closed neck LBD. Both ways it will always be the beauty of that little black dress and confidence which will separate you from the others.

Ladies, now that you’ve found the perfect little black dress, what’s stopping you from buying yourself one, or even ten. LBD is a timeless piece of kit, just show it off!


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Revati Vaidya

I was a geek before it was too cool to be a geek. A graduate in French and is a sugar coated idealist, now mastering new cocktails. I am a content writer/social worker and i can't get enough of it. Will trade social media tips for fresh brownies. I breathe books and eat quotes. Reweaving the tapestry of life, exploring consciousness, rest is rust and stardust. Also, I rap occasionally.

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