When I was younger, I always admired that one picture of Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. You know the one I’m talking about. It’s right at the very end, where the camera is looking at her through the glass—she’s wearing that classic up-do with a pair of sunglasses, a cup of coffee in one hand, that bold necklace and of course—that famous black dress.
I used to wonder, how did she do it? How did she manage to look so confident, glamorous, classy and attractive all at the same time?
As I grew older and became more fashion-conscious, I realized that you don’t have to be Audrey Hepburn in order to rock a black dress. In fact, that’s the magic of the little black dress—it makes every girl look effortlessly fabulous. Even while holding breakfast in a paper bag.
The trick to buying a little black dress (LBD) is finding one that embodies who you are as a person. That’s partly why these dresses look so great on the women who wear them—the LBD represents their style, flatters their figure and compliments their personality. It’s all about getting a dress that screams you, at any age, any size and any budget.
Here are some of the lovely options that I found, paired with the kind of girl that I think would rock the particular LBD without any problem.
For the Funky Chick
The funky chick is non-traditional. She’s all about being different and standing out. When it comes to clothes, she loves color, patterns and she views fashion as an opportunity to be bold and take chances. Think Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Osbourne and Rihanna. Here are some funky options for her:
For the Simple Gal
The simple gal loves minimalism. She’s not into anything flashy or over the top but is still fashionable. She’s subtle. She is comfortable in the clothes she wears and wants to make sure that her clothes don’t distract people. Think Katie Holmes, Emma Watson and Jennifer Aniston. Here are some sweet and simple dresses for her:
For the Sexy Lady
The sexy lady is not afraid to show some skin. She loves her body and is confident with her physical self so she likes her clothing to compliment her shape. Think Sofia Vergara, Kim Kardashian and Beyonce. Here are some sex-ay options for her:
The LBD is an investment. You should be able to get away wearing this dress at several different occasions, ranging from work, to a hot date, to a fun night out with the girls. A LBD can be dressed up differently every time you wear it, you can pair it with bright colors for a look that will pop, or accessorize with more black, for a chic and classic look.
Every store has them. All you have to do is find the one that’s right for you.