In the spirit of timeless fashion, we're taking a look at a style staple that transcends catwalk updates and seasonal trends; the little black dress. It's a fashion must-have for any girl’s wardrobe and there are endless styles to choose from. However, finding the LBD confidence to match isn't always as easy. To help you to look and feel fabulous in your little black dress, here are a few essential tips to make you stand out from the crowd.
Before you even consider your chosen LBD, it's important to feel good inside and out. Beauty isn't confined to just your wardrobe; it's an attitude. So find yourself those perfect pamper products that promise to make you feel a million dollars. From head to toe, treat yourself to the makeover you deserve. Holland & Barrett offer a variety of beauty treatments and supplements to suit your needs. Coconut Oil is a great way to make your skin feel silky smooth and fabulous in your LBD.
Statement hair and makeup
The next step is hair and makeup. The little black dress provides the perfect blank canvas for you to put your personal stamp on an outfit. Think bold, matte lipsticks. Blood reds contrast beautifully with black, and instantly suggest glamour. Or alternatively if you're brave enough why not spice up your make-up and opt for purple, as seen on the catwalks in early 2013.
For your hair why not try something new? A full fringe or a chic up-do, will have heads turning for all the right reasons.
Cater to your shape
When searching for the perfect LBD it's important you find a dress that caters to your shape. You want a classic cut that flatters your figure and accentuates those feminine curves. Here are the styles to look out for:
Hourglass: The most enviable of all the shapes, with this figure type there's little to worry about. Concentrate on finding a figure hugging piece that highlights your tiny waist and maintains proportions. Shy away from excessive sequins, frills and ruffles. Simplicity sells with hourglass figures - classic elegance. Audrey Hepburn's iconic Givenchy LBD in Breakfast Tiffany's is a stunning example of an hourglass silhouette.
Apple: Apple shapes tend to be top heavy, so find an LBD that accentuates your assets and balances out proportions. Look for a dress that offers structure. Cinching in the waist creates definition and a better fit, especially when teamed with a full flowing skirt / a high neckline, embellished top.
Pear: Pear shapes tend to be more 'hip-heavy' and wider on the thighs, so try to find an LBD that elongates the body. Look for flared skater skirts and busy, pattered or embellished tops. Break the mould and opt for vertical stripes – these distract from problem areas and scream style confidence.