A little black dress is eternal; you'll never be out of style if you choose to wear it. It is versatile, appropriate just as much for wearing during the day as for a night out and any other occasion. It is a must have in any woman's wardrobe and is appropriate for women of any age. Would you like to find out which is the perfect little black dress type for your figure? Find out further on in the article.

A little black dress is a dress any woman should have in her wardrobe. It may be used as an evening or cocktail dress, longer or shorter. It's simple, elegant and open for variation to suit any occasion. You can wear it throughout the day or on special occasions. It's appropriate for any time of the year and any current fashion trend. It is a piece of wardrobe that solves any problem when it comes to choosing the »right« outfit. Since party season is here, you will surely be faced with these problems more often and it would be sensible to make them easier for you.

The authorship of the little black dress is attributed to the French fashion designer Coco Chanel. A sketch of her dress was first published in Vogue magazine in 1926. The colour black has always had an important role in the history of fashion but became truly famous only after Audrey Hepburn was dressed in it to act out her role in the popular Breakfast at Tiffany's.

1. Pear shape

Pear-shaped women have rounder hips and thighs and an unaccentuated upper body. Women with this figure type should draw attention away from their hip area to the upper part of the body choosing a dress with a large v-neckline and/or belt, which they can add as an accessory. The more sassy can choose a shorter above-the-knees dress, while the more discreet will prefer a dress ending below the knees. Nevertheless, make sure the dress does not end in the widest part of your thighs.


2. Hourglass shape

This is thought to be as the ideal figure shape, with beautiful curves in the hip and bust area that express the female charm. If you nevertheless don't want to expose a certain part of your body, for instance a somewhat more expressed waist, attract attention away from it by highlighting another part of your body.

3. Apple shape

In this figure type the majority of body weight is found in the central part of the body. The strong point of this figure type is definitely the shapely legs, so they have to be shown off. Ideal for this body shape are classical dresses, tight at the chest with a straight cut.


4. Rectangular Shape

This figure type is even from the shoulders to the hips and has a less defined waist. It is generally a slimmer, athletic figure. Women with this figure type can afford to wear a very little little black dress, which however should not be too tight, except in the waist area, as this creates an optical illusion of a slimmer waist.


The reason why the little black dress has been such a success around the world for such a long time is because it can be combined with almost anything to suit any occasion. This is why, my dear, if you do not have one in your wardrobe yet, you must go shopping right now. Choose a cut that suits your body shape, pick some accessories to go with it and I guarantee you won't pass unnoticed.

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