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Classic Plus Size Dresses: The LBD

Every woman knows that a must-have in her wardrobe is the Little Black Dress; and full-figured women are no exception! The LBD is the ultimate worthy investment that anyone can style or accessorize for nearly every occasion. But before you balk at the idea thinking there is only one style and shape for the LBD, think again. There are plus size dresses in a variety of cuts and styles to help any woman hide her flaws and accentuate her best features.

Cold shoulder dresses are a fantastic way to look sexy while revealing just the right amount of skin. When wearing this type of LBD, keep your jewelry simple, as too much accessorizing can make the top part of the dress look quite busy. Small, glittery drop earrings will draw the attention to your face and give the outfit a hint of sparkle.

Meanwhile, a wrap-style plus size dress works beautifully for the plus size woman with an ample bosom. Aside from highlighting your curves, this style also emphasizes your small waist. Before putting on this type of LBD though, make sure to choose fabrics that are not too clingy so it doesn’t emphasize the parts you wish to hide. Choose a knit or a fabric blend with a little spandex for just the right amount of support in the right places.

Sheath dresses, on the other hand, do a good job of highlighting your nice legs and arms while concealing a less flattering mid-section. Because the cut is simple, you can easily take this look from day to night with a jacket and some serious, but thoughtfully selected accessories. Choose necklaces that hit you right at the collarbone and no longer, as an ample bosom will tend to make longer necklaces hang at less than flattering angles.

The little black dress is about creating drama, mystery and sex appeal. If you’re still on the fence about getting a little black dress for yourself, stop waiting. It’s a classic piece that will never fail you. Wear it. Love it. Own it!

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