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How to rock a little black dress

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What to wear with your favorite LBD

The little black dress is a classic piece that should be part of every woman's wardrobe. And the LBD isn't just for cocktail parties and business dinners, this essential dress can be worn for a number of occasions. Read on to learn how to rock a little black dress no matter where you are headed.

On a date with your beau

On a date with your beau

Go retro with a turtleneck LBD partnered with over-the-knee boots. Turn up the wow factor with big hoop earrings and a shiny metallic bag.


For brunch with your girlfriends

For brunch with your girlfriends

For an ultra posh look that works for daytime, add a textured sweater on top of your LBD. Slip into pewter kitten heels and carry a matching satchel to complete your look.

When shopping for a little black dress, keep your body type in mind. If you have an hourglass figure, put an emphasis on your waist with a slim belt. For pear-shaped women, choose a halter dress with a slight A-line silhouette that doesn't hug your hips and thighs. Wedge-shaped figures should select an LBD with a flared skirt to balance out broad shoulders. For apple-shaped women who are carrying a little extra weight in the middle, pick a little black dress with a ruffled hemline to draw the eye down and away from the midsection.

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