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WHAT TO WEAR: Formal

The little black dress, a staple in any true Fashionista’s closet, comes in all different shapes and styles. Finding the right LBD for you is synonymous to trying out 50 different pairs of jeans before discovering the absolute perfect fit ( and then always returning to the same style for years to come). In order to find “the dress” you may need to go dress shopping with a trusted friend, or in the case of this talented Fashionista, create a dress that complements your figure in the best way possible. The one shouldered flouncy style doesn’t overwhelm her petite frame and accentuates her curves. This dress is unique in both its styling and materials, with a nubby eyelet-like lace overlay that features hints of gold woven throughout.

In true little black dress nature, this style is perfect for a formal event. Throw on a pair of closed toe classic pumps as pictured above and add a few silver or gold jewelry elements and you have an ultra classic look. For someone who is slightly shorter, I would suggest a neutral colored shoe that more or less matches your skin tone. This will give the illusion of a lengthened line on the leg. Finish with a sweet up do and natural makeup for a more subdued look, or play up the fun nature of this swingy style with a messy fishtail braid and a cranberry colored lipstick. For added drama work a smoky eye into the fashion equation.

One Simple Change: For a more casual look, add a brown leather belt and gladiator sandals. With a one shouldered style it is generally a good idea to stay away from any competing neckline additions, so skip the necklace this time and instead go for a funky pair of earrings and a small stack of bracelets.