Monday, November 5, 2012
Found: A little black dress
We all know that when we are desperately looking for a piece of clothing or an accessory, we dont find it.
One of the "rules" for being well dressed is the buy the items that work for your lifestyle when you DONT need them.
That way you will have them when you DO need them.
Today I found a little black dress (LBD) that may suit a wide cross section of shapes & complexions. And it is affordable.
It was at Target for AU$59.
Fabric & care
It is a fully lined polyester chiffon hence it is easy to launder.
For an average height woman, it is knee length.
It comes in sizes 8 - 18.
Black - too harsh?
For those with fair complexions, the dress has cut outs at the neck & back, so the black is broken up & doesnt overwhelm.
Even though it has a halter style front & back, the straps are thick and the waterfall ruffles add width at the shoulder straps. So yes, it's bra friendly.
It has absolutely no horizontal lines.
The waterfall ruffles on either side and at the centre front form vertical lines. Hence it is slimming.
This dress is not a tight fit - it is loose and floaty. It hides all manner of (body) sins.
I dont expect this to generally appeal to a younger demographic because its not short & tight. I'd call it elegant & so its appeal is more for a mature woman who appreciates an understated look.
The only downside is that if you want to cover your upper arms, this may not be the dress for you. Unless of course you use a cardi or a wrap.