The leaves are turning, and it’s getting chillier and darker by the day. Autumn is here, and winter is fast approaching. At this time of year, we tend to focus our attention on stocking up on cosy knits and boots. But the colder weather is also a perfect excuse to revamp your formal wardrobe. If you’re going to buy anything for the winter party season, make it an LBD. This style staple isn’t a serial winner by chance. You can’t go wrong with a beautifully fitted little black dress whatever the occasion.
If you fancy treating yourself to a Little Black Dress, Missguided are currently having 50% off everything with the code ‘PANIC50’ – Thank me later. They have a lovely selection of dresses, my top picks are below. Keep reading through for some hints and tips on finding the perfect LBD for winter.
Get the fit right
If you go into any high street store in the autumn/winter, you’ll find a plethora of little black dresses. Look online and you’ll find the same result. The sheer number of options can be confusing. How on earth are you supposed to narrow down this vast range of options to just one dress? When you’re shopping, keep two things in mind. The look of the dress and the fit. It’s not enough for a dress to look incredible on a hanger. There’s no point in buying something which you love until you put it on. Don’t keep beautiful items hanging in their wardrobe because they don’t fit.
Always make sure you try dresses on before you buy them. If you’re on a mission to track down a dress for an occasion, take some shoes with you. It’s also a good idea to wear a strapless bra. Try some styles on and see what you think. You may already have a good idea of what suits your body shape. But be open-minded. What’s the worst that could happen? If a dress looks terrible, you don’t have to show anybody. You can simply pop it back on the hanger, and move onto the next style.
Dress for the occasion
Have you got birthday parties or a work Christmas event coming up? Are you looking for a winter wedding outfit? Bear the type of event in mind when you’re trying styles on. Are you after something formal or would you rather buy a piece you can dress up or down? If you’re thinking about dressing for occasions at Christmas party venues, there may be a theme. If there isn’t, look for information about the dress code. It may be formal or smart casual. If you’ve got the perfect dress, you can use accessories to make sure your outfit matches the tone of the party. Go for towering heels and a clutch for a formal occasion or shoe boots and a tote for something a little more relaxed.
Pay attention to detail
The detail is what sets your dress apart from the others. Look out for unique touches, which turn a run of the mill black dress into something sensational. The intricate embellishment on the sleeves, a lace panel or frills at the back can all elevate your outfit to the next level.
If you’re a shopping fan, now is the time to look for that all-important investment piece, the LBD. Have a look around, try plenty of dresses on, and choose something that makes you look and feel a million dollars.