Throw open the doors to your closet and what do you find? Jewel tones? Pastels? Neutrals in every shade of taupe and gray? Patterns that are bright enough to give Betsey Johnson an epileptic seizure?
What ever your style…there is one piece every closet needs: A little black dress. Picture your ideal LBD, what’s it like? If you’re like me it looks like this.
Forget a little blue box from Tiffany’s, I want Audrey Hepburn’s wardrobe from this movie.
The beauty of the LBD is that it can go anywhere from the beach to the boardroom (depending on accessories), it can be endlessly updated and you can easily find one to fit your sense of style and price point. I love that last bit. :) So here are the five things you need when it comes to your LBD.
Comfort. It doesn’t matter how hot you look in the dress, if you don’t feel comfortable you won’t feel hot—and that’s the real power of a little black dress.
Accessories. Yes, you can be a monotone mama, but a pop of color or a to-die-for piece of jewelry can take a dress from functional to fantastic.
Proper Undergarments. No you don’t have to swath yourself in Spanx (those things are the devil in stretchy form), but undergarments are your foundation and everything looks and feels better when it’s laid on a proper foundation.
Shape. There are only a few beings amongst us who’d actually look good in a burlap sack. Show off your favorite bits (but not your naughty bits) with a dress that flatters your figure be it supermodel waifish, a hot damn hourglass or anywhere in between.
Smile. Cheesy, but true. You are never fully dressed without a smile…or a come hither glance but that’s a whole other blog. :)