Every girl needs to own at least one little black dress. From Audrey Hepburn to Beyoncé it’s hard to think of an empowered woman in the public eye who hasn’t worn this iconic wardrobe necessity. A black dress is the one fashion essential that you should always have to hand whatever your age or body shape. If you have the perfect little black dress in your wardrobe, you’ve always got something to wear, whatever the occasion. Don’t own a little black dress? Not sure why it’s so important to buy one? Here are four reasons why every girl needs a little black dress in her wardrobe:
-You Can Wear it Anywhere
If you have a little black dress then you have an outfit for every occasion. Last minute cocktails after work? No worries. Just wear your little black dress with brightly coloured sandals and a matching clutch bag. Going to a job interview? Add flat pumps and throw a slim-fitting suit jacket on over your dress. There isn’t an occasion I can think of that a well-fitting black dress can’t be adapted for. Work, dinner dates, weddings, funerals: The list of times you can wear your favourite frock is endless. The good news is that finding the perfect little black dress doesn’t need to cost a small fortune: there’s no need to break the bank in order to look fantastic. Because you aren’t showing off a distinctive colour or pattern, a designer label isn’t essential: just make sure that your dress fits your figure and you’ll look amazing no matter what your budget!
-There’s One to Suit Everyone
If you have broad shoulders, you will never be able to wear a halter neck tank top. If you have a short torso then there isn’t a jumpsuit in the world that you can make work (sorry!) But no matter what your size or body shape, everyone can look fantastic in a little black dress. If you’re apple shaped (meaning you carry any extra weight around your middle) then look for a floating voluminous style black dress in a loose chiffon or silk material: The ‘loved up’ dress in black is perfect for you. If you have an hour glass figure (meaning you have a narrow waist and curves in all the right places) look for a dress with a nipped in waist and embellishment around the middle of your body: The ‘growing up’ dress in black would look fantastic. Finally, if you’re pear shaped (meaning you have fuller hips and thighs but a smaller more toned upper body) then the ‘Saturday’ dress is made for you: a pleated skirt to skim the hips and thighs with detailing on the upper body to draw attention to your best feature.
-It Will Go With Anything!
We’ve all fallen in love with a pair of impractical shoes or a particularly vibrant jacket. But how many times have you left those items you love in the store because you just don’t have anything to wear them with? If you had a simple little black dress you’d never have that problem every again. A little black dress will go with everything! Team it with monochrome black and white accessories for a minimalist Parisian feel, or add acid-bright vibrant accessories for the Miami beach trend that is so popular right now. The possibilities are endless!
-You’ll Look Bang on Trend!
The final, most exciting reason why now is the perfect time to buy a little black dress is that black was a hot trend on the catwalks and runways of the latest major fashion weeks. So as well as having a classic wardrobe staple piece that you can keep in your wardrobe and bring out again and again, you’ll also look bang on trend for this season too. Meadham Kirchoff sent models wearing dramatic layers of black leather and PVC down the runway; Stella McCartney was seemingly having a love affair with black knit and black pin stripes; Chloe opted for simple black shift dresses in crepe with unusual volume in the sleeves. Black dresses are officially hot! So whatever fabric you choose for your new little black dress, you’ll be in good company this season. It’s the perfect time to shop!