When cooler weather approaches, most of us tend to eat more, and for this we need a black dress that not only suits all sorts of occasions but will also keep us looking trim (whether or not we decide to have that cookie).
Obviously, black steps up the fanciness factor of any dress. But, the greatest attribute of this dark shade is that it’s slimming. The main objective of this wardrobe essential is to look good, meaning that the dress plays up our assets and diminishes our flaws. This post focuses on diversifying your closet with a dress that covers up top and in some cases shows a little leg.
My first feature is hands down very stunning. It’s a flattering design because it helps to elongate the body and definitely highlights an already tall woman’s height to give her a model-esque presentation. The stretchy material and faux leather around the abdomen add to the skinny illusion. The only bad news is that the dress currently is available only in extra small, so if you’re small it will work, but the rest of us are out of luck for now.
→ Buy the B44 Dressed by Bailey 44 Aerodynamic Pencil Dress, $188.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
As an alternative, try a shorter version of this dress that’s also pretty giving when it comes to tucking in problem areas. This one from Bloomingdale’s Aqua label doesn’t have the longer, lean look, but it’s sassy and comes in all sizes.
→ Buy the Aqua Leather Combo Sleeveless Dress, $198.00, at bloomingdales.com.
Still stuck on my previous lace article? Then you will love this all-black lace combo dress. This dress is like a two-piece outfit in a convenient one-piece form. It’s sexy and perfect for a night of dancing. Step it up with some red lipstick and you’ll look kissable, glamorous, and irresistible.
→ Buy the ASTR Lace and Zipper Mini Dress, $35.98 (was $72.00), at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
Live in a colder area and like to layer your pieces? Then this sophisticated Tory Burch dress may be just the ticket. This wool combo fabric is great for the office as well as any kind of work function. In one of the pictures, the model is wearing a sheer blouse underneath, which may be a flirty option for some. Because this dress is so simple, the possibilities for spicing it up aren’t very difficult. Whether you wear a blouse underneath or a fun scarf around your neck, it’s an eternally stylish piece.
→ Buy the Tory Burch Lydia Dress, $350.00, at toryburch.com.
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.