Fashion historians credit it to the designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou.
Today, the little black dress, or LBD as popularly referred to, is number one staple piece in every woman's wardrobe. And apart from being a must-have in the fashion world, it is the most essential piece that you can dress up or down depending on the occasion. One of the reasons for being so versatile is that it fits every body type and it is oh-so flattering.
Dressing for your body type is about making the most of your best assets and disguising your least favorite bits. This makes getting dressed a whole lot easier when you know what pieces work best for your shape.
The best tip when choosing your perfect LBD:
- The shift dress. This is by far the most flattering shape on almost everyone, and being the go-to dress, you will want it to work for your body. It hangs straight down from the shoulder, slimming the body without being clingy.
Here are some of my top picks for different body types, and go to Stylemoi to choose your favorite from a wide range they offer.