Which LBD is right for you?

Body types LBD Little black dress

The little black dress is a wardrobe essential!  There are a million of them out there, but which one should you choose?  Most fashionistas will admit that they have more than one LBD in their closet.  However, if you have budget or time constraints, then choose your little black dress wisely.  It should be a workhorse for you and function in multiple situations.  It also ought to a piece that you gravitate to time and time again just like a best friend.

Let’s look at some of the choices!

The Little Black Wrap Dress

A wrap dress is flattering on almost any body type and is very easy to wear.  The V-neck elongates and slims the torso while the wrapped skirt minimizes the waist and smooths the tummy.  It’s fantastic in casual situations with flats and sandals.  You can even wear a jean jacket or cardigan with it.  The wrap dress also works beautifully at the office or for an evening out.  It's the quintessential wardrobe workhorse.


Photograph via Macy's


The Little Black Shift Dress

A shift dress is another good choice for dressing up or down and works with a lot of body types.  It should just skim the body and not be too tight.  Fabrics are important when choosing your LBD, so if you’re choosing a shift dress, be sure to choose one that is structured, but not too stiff.  You still want to be able to wear it for casual functions as well as for dinner out with friends.


 Photo via Pinterest

The Little Black Maxi Dress

At PLRG we’re big fans of the maxi dress (especially in black) because you can be casual and still look pulled together when you’re wearing one!  They’re also very easy to accessorize and dress up for more formal occasions.  My summer go-to is a black maxi dress and a pair of sandals during the day.  At night, I simply switch into wedges, add a great necklace, and the look is complete!  It’s easy and effortless just as a little black dress should be.

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Until next time fashionistas!



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