Little black dresses are the perfect party dresses to make a statement so there’s no better way to work the room on a special occasion. It’s the kind of dress every woman should have in her wardrobe because it is sexy and versatile.
History of the Little Black Dress
You may think of the little black dress (LBD) as the most modern of modern looks, but did you know that its history goes back to the 1920s? Before the 1920s, black was mostly used for mourning and women wore layers and layers of material. Coco Chanel changed all that by creating a simple black dress.
Suddenly, sexy party dresses were the height of fashion — and they’ve never gone out of style since then. The LBD has been continually updated and is a staple for those looking for the perfect party dress or cocktail dress. It also makes a great day to evening dress.
Choosing Your Little Black Dress
So how do you make sure that your little black dress stands out from the crowd? First of all, you have to choose the right dress. If you want your dress to last for more than a season then consider a classic knee-length hemline.
Many women wear their sexy party dresses for years so make sure you pick a style that will last. Or why not be daring and show a little knee? A short, sassy number will be right for many occasions.
Finding The Right Accessories
Of course, what makes the look is your choice of accessories and these start from the inside out. To get the most from your LBD make sure you have the right undergarments to set it off to perfection — after all, you want to be in control of which curves you show.
Next, think about your neckline and how much cleavage you want to show. Whether you plan to wear a choker or long chunky beads will determine which dress best suits your needs. And there is no point in picking the perfect party dress without choosing the right shoes. For ultimate versatility choose a dress that you can wear with everything from shoes to boots.
Seasonal Party Dresses
Finally, for year-round seasonal goodness, a black cocktail dress that you can wear with a wrap, jacket or scarf is the best choice. Another alternative is to have two black evening dresses — one with three-quarter sleeves for autumn and winter and a short sleeved version for spring and summer. One thing is for sure — the little black dress will never go out of style — and neither will you!