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The Best Little Black Dress for Your Body Type

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November 25, 2013

The Little Black Dress (or LBD) is the must-have wardrobe item for women everywhere. You can sport it at work, for a night on the town, or to a special event (holiday party, anyone?). While we all know this, we also know it can be difficult to find a frock that flatters. That's why we (along with Jillian Harris and have taken the guesswork out of it. Read on for the LBD that you'll love, whatever your shape.

Pear-Shaped: If you've got a smaller bust and tiny waist but a bootilicious butt and hips, you're pear-shaped. For you, it's all about adding volume and interest up top while flattering your bottom half. That's why this Shaped V-Neck Dress is right for you. The neckline creates the illusion of cleavage and helps draw the eye upward. Meanwhile, the dark material focused on the bottom half of the frock slims your butt and hips. 

Petite or Boyish: Tiny types (under 5'4) and those who are straight-up-and-down can both wear the style seen in this Jeanie Leather Dress. The cinched waist and flared skirt create curves, and its short hemline ensures you won't look like you're drowning in it. Plus, leather is so in right now; why not embrace the trend while you can?

Curvy: It's a myth that women with curves can't wear bold prints, and this Womens Knit Dress proves it. The key is finding a frock that fits you perfectly. Bonus points for thicker material that flatters, like this on-trend tweed. Add a dark belt to emphasize your waist and take your LBD from good to great. 

Apple-Shaped: If you've got toned legs with a curvier bust and waist, you're an apple. For you it's all about drawing attention to those gorgeous gams while flattering your upper half. The pretty print and dark material around the waist accomplish this in this TK Dress. Plus, floral frocks are a fun alternative to glitter and other festive trends.

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