With the party season just around the corner you may be panicking about what to wear, especially if you don’t have the budget for an expensive new outfit. So this week I have found one LBD (Little Black Dress) at a great price and styled it on 3 different women of different ages and sizes both for the evening and the daytime. Now before you tell me off about it being black, I’ve chosen black because most of us do have it in our wardrobes so if you don’t have the money for a new dress below you will see how to make black work for your colouring.
Here is the dress in question. I’ve chosen it because it has a very simple shape that can be dressed up or down, it will suit all body shapes and ages, it is machine washable, the fabric has a crepe feel to it making it smart and best of all it is £25 (yes you did read that right!) It also comes in Claret or Gold in sizes 8 – 22 (although black is sold out above size 16)
So to the 3 models – Liz is a neat hourglass, I am an apple and Nicole is a slim column.
For Liz I have really lightened and softened the black against her face with a perspex necklace that works really well with her hair. We’ve also warmed the outfit up with an orange bag and pashmina.
For a younger look, Nicole is wearing an on trend choker in pearls and a faux fur collar – again lifting the black close to her face.
For my outfit I wanted to add colour. (As a deep I could wear black, but now that I have lightened my hair it has softened my look so I prefer an accent colour with my black) I’ve chosen red and mixed it with gold.
How to wear the LBD for your colouring
Choose a necklace or wrap in one of your best accent colours and pick either one of your pinks or your best red for your lipstick.
Great accents for LIGHT colouring:
Great accents for DEEP colouring:
Great accents for WARM colouring:
Great accents for COOL colouring:
Great accents for SOFT colouring:
Great accents for BRIGHT colouring:
To show the versatility of this dress we also styled it in a daytime look too.
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I hope this post has inspired you to rethink party dressing and see that you don’t need to spend a fortune on a new dress. Having a few dressy accessories in the right colours for you makes creating outfits so much easier.
To find out your best colours, why not treat yourself to a Personalised colour dossier? And if you would like me to find you the perfect party outfit choose the 6 item capsule wardrobe. I will choose an outfit including all the accessories that is just right for you.