Move Over LBD, Today’s Woman Doesn’t Want To Blend In

July 18, 2012

Have you ever heard the saying, “Every woman must own a little black dress (aka. LBD)”?

It’s a myth!

Break free from the crowd.

Sure, it’s a good idea to own at least one dress and, of course, it should flatter your figure, but the true key to its success has more to do with the dress silhouette than its color.

I highly recommend opting for a sheath dress as a wardrobe staple. The color is your choice!

By definition, a sheath dress’ figure-hugging shape and clearly defined waist is designed to highlight an hourglass body shape. An hourglass body shape is ideal, because it is proportionate and you and I, and everyone else, are hard wired to find proportionate things to be aesthetically pleasing.

If you are like most of us, your body is not naturally, perfectly proportioned. Good news! There are specific features to look for in your ideal sheath dress to create the illusion of perfect proportions. I’ve showcased a few fashion tricks above.

Still wondering why you should own a sheath dress?

Yes, the right one for your body shape is ultra flattering, but a sheath dress is, also, extremely versatile. A classic cut is often modest and unfussy looking which allows you to wear to it for many different occasions. You can easily dress-it-up or dress-it-down by simply changing accessories. I highly recommend owning one, as shown above, that allows you to wear pumps, sandals and even flats with it. Also, if you’re only going to own one sheath dress, make sure the fabric is appropriate for both day and evening all year round.

Summer’s party season is here and I want you to be ready – looking and feeling spectacular – at a moment’s notice. Invest in a sheath dress, it’s fail safe!

What sways you more when buying a dress, its cut or color?

Image credit, clockwise from top left: Vince Camuto Sponged Animal Crossover Neckdress $99, available at Bloomingdales; Anne Klein Printed Sheath Dress $129, available at Bloomingdales; Diane von Furstenberg Nula Dress $325 $227.50, available at Bloomingdales; Adrianna Papell V-Neck Colorblock Jersey Sheath Dress $120, available at Nordstrom; Jones New York Collection Sleeveless Draped Dress $129, available at Bloomingdales.

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  • Anna Runyan

    Awesome tips and tricks! I do love sheath dress and I recommend it either. So classy and I’d say a must have! 🙂

  • Corporate Fashionista

    Thanks, Anna!

  • Frieda

    I totally agree! Sheath dresses are so easy to style, comfortable to wear and look very classy.