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Timeless Fashion

DSC_1226The Little Black Dress

The “little black dress,” also known as the LBD, is appropriate for almost every evening occasion. If you have an upcoming dinner with your boyfriend’s parents, a blind date at a trendy restaurant, an invite to your bosses wedding, a job interview, or even a Christmas party with the stuffiest side of your family, the LBD is your best bet. It’s worth investing in a little black dress that is great quality, fits perfectly, and make you feel sexy (yet still looks classy). This dress is likely to get a lot of use over the years, and paired with the proper jewelry and jacket, you can dress the LBD up or down. 

Now lets discuss what makes the perfect little black dress.

1. Length

First off, your LBD should not be super short. While the current style is on the shorter end of the spectrum, meeting your future Father-In-Law for the first time should not lead to him staring at your legs. This isn’t good for you, your boyfriend, or the impression you’ll be making on his mother. I recommend choosing a length no shorter than where your fingertips hit when placed flat against each thigh while standing. If you do happen to fall in love with a dress that is shorter than this length, black tights are a great way to class it up for your more conservative functions.

2. Cleavage

Tasteful cleavage is acceptable. I love looking feminine and feeling sexy just as much as everyone else… BUT… there is a time and place for this. The bedroom is a great place to show off all of your curves, your niece’s baptism is not. I’m not insisting that you dress like you’re a nun, but please make sure the amount of cleavage you choose to show is something you would’t be embarrassed for your grandparents to see. Anything that causes you to spill out of the top is probably a dress you should avoid wearing on a job interview, at church, or around an extra conservative crowd. If you feel that your cleavage factor is too much for a given occasion but still want to wear your LBD, simply layer a nice blazer or jacket over the dress. 

IMG_01683. Less Isn’t More 

Last but not least, less is not always more. By this I mean that showing a lot of leg and cleavage at the same time is not the best way to win over the hearts of your future in-laws, nor receive respect in the work place. I recommend focusing on a little bit of one or the other, and you’ll never feel uncomfortable or underdressed. It’s always better to feel like you’ve made a classy impression on your audience rather than left nothing to the imagination. Always know your audience before choosing your attire. 

Xo,

Simply Nina



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