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What’s In Your Wardrobe? ~ Some Alternative’s to the Little Black Dress!


The one thing that most women have in their wardrobe is a little black dress. It works for formal occasions on so many levels. But, everyone has seen that dress probably more times than one!  What else can you add to your wardrobe that stuns? Here are some alternatives to the classic little black dress.

Give That Dress a Rest

Often referred to as simply “LBD”, the little black dress has gotten much use over the years. Black has always been synonymous with formality and after-five functions. Whether you are stepping out to a dance, a holiday party, a benefit, a movie premier (you wish) or a political function, you can’t go wrong with black.

But, how many little black dresses do you need to have in your closet? If you run in the same circles, everyone has seen that dress. Mix it up and also get some “oohs and aahs” with a different color this year. Maybe your “LBD” needs a rest.

Alternatives to the Classic Little Black Dress

Flesh tone – This look works when your skin coloring and hair color are of low contrast. That means that they are both about the same. Adding a dress in a similar color, whether satiny or metallic or matte, can offer a unique and eye-catching presence for you.

Red – What is it about red that we all love? All women can wear it but in a shade that flatters their coloring. Buy that floor-length red sequined gown or that short red halter dress for an evening out. Red is a great color for high contrast skin and hair colors.

Blue – Blue is a power color, especially navy. Instead of black, go out in a navy dress. You can still wear your best black pumps or heels and accent jewelry.

Light purple – This color is trending for 2014. Light purple shades give an ethereal and feminine appearance to women.

Metallic colors – Nothing says party more than a metallic dress. It doesn’t have to be gold or silver, either; any color can be given the metallic sheen.

Lace – Lace is fun and feminine. A lace overlay on just about any color of dress adds class and sex appeal. Try sheer sleeves to show some skin without giving away too much.

Suit up – A black suit is classy for women as well as men. Stepping out in heels and your best suit exudes style and confidence. Add a stunning diamond necklace to complete the look.

Separates – Every occasion doesn’t need a dress to be classy. Pair a stunning blouse in your favorite color with a pair of black trousers and your best heels.

What is in your wardrobe? Why not give that little black dress a rest with the suggestions above. :-)  I’d love to hear from you!

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