Flattering Little Black Dresses for Every Shape
Play up your figure’s best asset—your waist? your legs?—in this holiday party staple.
Dress to Play Up Your Arms
Look for: Strapless, asymmetrical, halter, or racerback cuts. Sleeveless styles, like the sheath here, and spaghetti straps bare and
flatter arms. Cap sleeves are best on the thin-limbed, since they hit at the widest part of the upper arm. “Sheer or lace
sleeves are also a trendy way to show off arms—and stay warm,” says Lindsay Albanese, a celebrity stylist based in New York
Avoid: Long, blousy sleeves, in which the shape of your arms will get lost. If you have broad shoulders, pass up a strapless cut in favor of a halter or an asymmetrical one, since these help break up width.
Dress by Calvin Klein. Enzo Angiolini heels. Sequin earrings. Banana Republic necklace and clutch.
See the evolution of the little black dress: Click here for a gallery of LBDs through the decades.
Most Popular Galleries
If your dark circles aren’t quite this adorable, you don’t have to grin and bear it. Try these (en)lightening strategies to minimize them.