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How To Buy The Perfect Black Dress

Every woman needs a little black dress in her wardrobe. It’s a flexible item that can be worn on numerous occasions. You can choose to dress it up or dress it down, no matter what the event the black dress can be pulled out!


Thanks to its versatility, you can have something for every season and each occasion. From a wedding outfit to a prom dress,  you can have a dress in black. Believe it or not, an item of clothing as simple as a little black dress can even be pulled off at prom or in any event!

You will discover a range of black gowns that can be dressed up with accessories, wraps, scarves and more. That’s another beautiful thing about buying a black dress – you really get to pull out all the stops in other areas.


However, there are some things you should consider before you buy your essential black dress. Things from cut to length are all important matters and this article will now provide some top tips so you can select the best black gown for you.


Choosing The Best Black Dress


Choose something you feel comfortable it.


If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you’re not going to wear it. This fact is important as it will avoid you wasting money on a flirty dress you love on the hanger but will never wear. Instead, choose something that matches your personal style and helps boost your confidence.


Consider the length.

Short may be nice for the summer but consider when you will be wearing your black dress. You can get the super mini dresses that come to midway on the calves. You can also go to the other side of the spectrum and get the maxi dresses that drop to the ankles!


It’s good if you can get multiple black dresses to mix and match depending on the season. However, if you are thinking prom dress, knee-lengths are usually a safe bet. They will also be more versatile for more events and scenarios. You will get much more wear out of them and because it’s longer. You can also choose something with a slit. Slits help add extra room for movement whilst giving you that extra bit of glamour.


Think about the shape and cut.

Just because its black, doesn’t mean it will suit you perfectly. You need to complement your body type. For example, if you are pear shaped then choosing A-lines, V-necks and empire waists will be stunning for your black dress. On the other hand, if you have an hourglass figure then A-lines and sheath dresses will work best.


Consider embellishments.

The style and decorations the dress has will also be a big differentiator in the buying process. You want to choose embellishments that draw the right kind of attention to the right places.



Remember to top it off with a colourful pair of pumps or heels and you are all set!



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TWL Working Mom

Jennifer is the owner of TWL Working Moms. She is a full time teacher, a mom & step mom, and NBCT Facilitator. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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