Find the Perfect Little Black Dress for Your Body Type

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Find the Perfect Little Black Dress for Your Body Type

Black DressThe LBD, or Little Black Dress, has always been a staple in every woman’s closet. It’s popular for its versatility and it’s known to be the go-to emergency gorgeous outfit. If by any chance you don’t have one, thank the gods that you’ve stumbled upon this article ’cause you’ve been missing out. We cannot stress the importance of having one, let alone having the perfect LBD for your body type.

First thing’s first, we need to determine what body type you have. Get a measuring tape and follow these steps according to Who What Wear:

  • Shoulders: Measure around (front and back) your shoulders so that it rests on both tips of your shoulders. It might be best to ask someone to do it for you.
  • Bust: Take the measuring tape all the way around measuring the largest part of your chest area. Secure the measuring tape to make sure that it’s neither too tight nor loose.
  • Waist: Stand in front of the mirror, check the smallest part of your natural waist that’s above your navel, and measure it there.
  • Hips: Like the bust, measure all the way around the largest part of your butt, below the hip bone.

Once you’ve taken your measurements, check the different body types below. See where you fall under, and find out which type of LBD works best for your body type.

Inverted Triangle or Apple-Shaped Body Type

This is your body type if your shoulder or bust is 5 percent bigger than your hips. Your perfect LBD has a V neckline with thick straps and a short skirt to show off your amazing legs.

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Triangle or Pear-Shaped Body Type

You’re pear-shaped if your hips are 5 percent bigger than your shoulders or bust measurements. Go for LBDs with a U or V neckline with an A-line dress or skirt. High-waisted cuts look great on you.

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Rectangle Body Type

This is your body type if your hips, shoulders and bust are 1-5 percent of each other. Your waist measurements are also less than 25 percent than your shoulder or bust. The perfect LBD for you has an open or scoop neckline, or off shoulder with a pencil or tulip skirt. The sky’s the limit since almost anything would looks good on you.

Style Icons: Gwyneth Paltrow, Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway

Hourglass-Shaped Body Type

You have this body type if your hip and shoulder measurements are 1-5 percent of each other, your waist is 25 percent (minimum) smaller than both your bust/shoulder and hips. Your LBDs could have a scoop, halter, or V necklines with an A-line, full circle, or knee-length pencil skirt. You’ll also look fabulous in wrap dresses to accentuate all of those sexy curves.

Style Icons: Scarlett Johansson, Salma Hayek, Sofia Vergara

Here’s a little disclaimer. This is merely a guide to help you find what we think might work on you. But what do we know, right? Feel free to go with your gut and buy that cute dress you really want. It’s all about being confident and beautiful in your LBD after all.

Now that you’re well-equipped, go forth and shop ‘til you drop. Get that perfect LBD you can use for all occasions – for work, a date, any event, or your next girls’ night out! Just pair it with a cute jacket or those sexy stilettos, and you’re good to go.