Finding the Perfect Little Black Dress

November 16, 2009

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys

Audrey Hepburn

The Little Black Dress, known affectionately as the LBD, is one of Qortezan’s specialties.

It’s one of the few wardrobe essentials that can truly take you anywhere: the grocery store, a cocktail party or, well, Paris.

The LBD is all about versatility. It can be one of the hardest-working items in your closet, especially if it fits perfectly and makes you feel sexy. Fortunately, there’s a Little Black Dress out there for every size, shape and personality.

Here are some tips for finding the perfect LBD.

They say there are only a few main body types. While we think this is a very simple way to look at our unique bodies, it helps to find out what will flatter your silhouette and give you room to express your own personal style.


Coco Chanel

Curvy women look smashing in fabrics that drape well with a cut that shows off the waistline. A wrap dress or belted shirt dress will accentuate your sexy curves.

Women with a smaller bust can emphasize their assets with strategic gathers, rauching and other details. Simple sheaths or chemise styles, A-line or wrap dresses are stunning choices.

Play up a fuller bustline by showing a little leg and a hint of cleavage. Fabrics with a bit of stretch skim your curves. A sleeveless sheath or princess dress would be a knockout choice.

A boyish figure can look more feminine in styles that define the waist. Accessorize with an attention-getting belt, look for detailing at the waist or an A-line silhouette.

Angelina Jolie

Angeline Jolie

If you have fuller hips, you can create length with designs using vertical seams and details. A tailored bust or waistline with a slightly flared skirt is very sexy.

Inspired? Visit Qortezan at 1035 Mainland Street in Vancouver. We have an ever-changing, growing collection of perfect Little Black Dresses carefully chosen for quality, design, travel-friendly fabrics and most of all, style.


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