Nearly every woman I know owns that perfect little black dress; a dress that flatters for almost any occasion and never fails to impress
when you have nothing else in your closet to wear.

If you simply haven’t found that perfect dress yet, worry no more! The following guide will help you find the perfect little black dress for you based on your personal style.

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A little black dress can look sexy without looking too provocative, but there are key details you should look for if you enjoy this style.Go for materials that move with your body, such as silk or satin, and figure flattering cuts that hug your hips and waistline.

A v-neckline, low back, and shirring in strategic places all add subtle notes of
“sexy” to your little black dress. For inspiration, check out this little number from Tadashi.



For women who favor classic detailing in their wardrobes, a little black dress that fits the theme will do nicely for any get together or evening party.
Sheath dresses are perfect classics to throw on, and you can spice it up a little if desired with accessories.

Faux wrap dresses also offer the allure of a classic piece but can be doctored up with buttons, jewels, and other embellishments.

For a classic little black dress, check out this one from Calvin Klein.



Do you favor an old-world vintage flavor in your clothing? Your little black dress can exude the same aura if you look for dresses with key details.

Mini dresses, baby dolls, taffeta and chiffon are usually retro-inspired designs. Shift dresses also work; look for quirky details such as asymmetrical collars or big, bold embellishments.

This shift dress from Milly Crystal definitely has that retro/vintage vibe.



Formal dresses work well for black-tie events or for the woman who wants to be noticed when she enters a room.

Look for floor-length gowns, with sleeves or strapless. As far as embellishments go, that’s purely a matter of personal preference. You can dress up a formal little black dress with beautiful accessories or choose one that has detailing like shirring or bows.

This BCBG Max Azria formal gown can help you find inspiration for your own formal little black dress! Of course, there are undoubtedly more styles than the ones mentioned above, but I’ve found these are the most popular when it comes to that little black dress.

Whatever your personal style, you should definitely own a little black dress that compliments it!

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