Written by Doris Donnerman (last updated August 19, 2020)
If clothes were your friends, than the basic black dress would be your best friend. This simple little dress can go from casual, to business, and then on to formal all in the same day by simply changing the accessories. The perfect little black dress is a staple for every woman's wardrobe, and is one of the most versatile garments that you can own. This classic little black dress actually has been dated back to 1920 and Coco Chanel is given credit to making it a wardrobe must, and it has been in fashion ever since.
There are a few things that should be taken into consideration when it comes to purchasing the perfect black dress. The basic black dress should flatter you, so you will want to pay close attention to things like the style of the dress along with how the dress looks on you. Also important is the type of neckline shape it has. Here's what to look for:
Before buying the dress think about the different accessories that you may already own that may complement it. Simple and classic jewelry is always a good choice to be used as an accessory. This includes items such as a simple gold or silver chain necklace or a strand of pearls. Basically, everything else that you wear with your little black dress will add to the look that you are seeking.
When looking for your dress there are a couple of things that you should beware of such as creative cuts and ruffles. The more detail that is added to the dress the harder it is to be versatile.
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