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The event invitation lands on your kitchen counter. You notice it and briefly worry about what to wear. You are sure you have something in the wardrobe that would do. It is only when you are hunting through the dusty ‘dress department’ of your closet that you realise it’s time to invest in a versatile black number that will see you through a multitude of events, dinners, dates and celebrations.
Of course I have got you covered! I made a wishLyst. Yep, Lyst have curated their selection from amazing sites all over the world and with one click you are ready to shop at Nordstrom, The Outnet , Asos or many, many more online stores.
After selecting my preferences in the sidebar Black + Evening + Cocktail, I was all set. You can also select your price range and designers in the categories too.
Let’s look at the dresses shall we?
This gorgeous gown is at the luxe end of town to give you an idea of some of the higher end designs that Lyst curates on their site.
This dress would look insanely good on an hourglass or pear shape and can add lovely waist shaping to a slim rectangular shape too.
This beautiful embroidered gown would suit those with bohemian tastes and will transcend trends with its flattering shape and amazing embellishments.
This will work best on those with a smaller bust who can go bra-less and let the dress do the talking. For those with a larger bust black cami underneath could do the trick. This empire line will suit any shape but will fall best on a taller figure due to the length of the dress.
This dress is a classic style that won’t date. The quality would be incredible and it’s half the retail price. However, it is a BIG investment so you need to care for it. With the average dress costing around $200 in the high street shops I would be willing to spend a little for a lifetime of wear. Ok, I admit, I am smitten with this one.
The Back is stunning lace overlay and will look incredible on rectangles and hourglass shapes. Inverted Triangles should avoid this style as it will draw attention to your shoulders.
This style is simple and classic with a cute flared hemline. This would suit a petitie frame and would even cross between evening wear and workwear. A very versatile piece.
The shape of this dress will flatter inverted triangles as the skirt detail will balance shoulders. Pears and hourglass shapes will suit this style too.
Sleeves add warmth while the mini lets your legs do the talking. With our without stockings this is a knock-out dress. The incredible textured pattern helps to disguise any lumps and bumps.
This dress will suit inverted triangles and rectangle shapes to a tee allowing you to show off your killer pins.
The belted detail on this classic cut dress accentuates the waist and creates symmetry between the top and bottom half. The simple style would suit any occassion and could be dressed up or down.
The straight cut of this dress will suit rectangle shapes and inverted triangle shapes. It will be a knockout on hourglass figures – just be sure to size up if you are busty to allow room for movement.
A fabulous style with unique detailing. This dress will make a statement without being overly dramatic. The leopard detail makes it such a unique piece. Wear with bare legs for maximum impact.
This is a dress for any shape. It has a quirky style and would suit those with more alternate tastes. It will work beautifully on both slim and fuller figures.
This floral black dress injects a sense of personality to an otherwise simple dress. The floral print is striking but not over-bearing and could accommodate both dressy and casual functions.
The drop waist works well for those with a longer torso and lean hips. This would sit well on an Inverted triangle shape as the gathering at the hips will add bulk to your slender lower half.
The lace overlay makes this dress more appropriate for weddings and events
A fab dress doen’t have to cost the earth! This sleek style is modern and stylish and the amazing cage sleeves add an edgy appeal to this whole look.
This dress was made for oval shapes but will suit rectangles too.
Which dress won your heart? Leave a comment below and tell me the dress that’s on your wish Lyst?
Happy Shopping . xo
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