With the holidays quickly approaching, you are sure to open up an invitation or two requesting your presence at a festive party.  What will you wear? While they say the little black dress is always the perfect choice for attire, you may be feeling like you just can’t pull that look off like other women can.  Au contraire, my friend! Read on to gain the knowledge you need to look stunning at those fun parties!
Bottom Heavy Figure
Bottom Heavy Figure

The easiest way to balance a bottom-heavy figure is to choose a little black dress that skims over the lower half of the body. Fuller skirts, like this disguise heavy hips, while showing off the waist.

The perfect little black dress for a smaller frame elongates and flatters like this stretch satin dress. More flattery: look for a dress with a lot of shape — here it has a V-neck and horizontal seaming — and is scaled just right for your figure. Avoid too-cutesy looks (like puffed sleeves) so you won’t look little girlish.
Plus Size

Just because your figure has curves doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a pretty sleeveless little black dress. Show some skin and enjoy the flattering capabilities of a knit dress.
Thick Waist
Disguise a thick waist in a little black dress by either raising, lowering or eliminating the waistline. This shift works by skimming the body without defining the waist.
Wide Shoulders

You don’t need to hide your upper body in a little black dress if you have wide shoulders. Instead, look for body-balancing details like the trendy asymmetrical neckline, like this one-shoulder style.  Avoid puffy sleeves or voluminous tops paired with slim bottoms that will exaggerate your shoulder width.
Now get out there and knock ’em dead!