LBD and Then Some
LBD and Then Some
If you are curvy
This fit-and-flare frock subtly defines the waist while floating over a full lower half. A deco-inspired necklace and stilettos give the ladylike dress some edge.
if you are tall
Yes, you can wear a peplum! A little detailing below the waist breaks up a lanky silhouette. An extra-long chain lets your bag hit at just the right spot: your hip.
Ann Taylor, viscose-nylon, $149; anntaylor.com.
CC Skye, crystal, enamel, and gold plate $245; ccskye.com.
APC amp Vanessa Seward, leather with chain, $635; 212-755-2523.
Sam Edelman, leather, Brahma hair, and suede, $130; nordstrom.com.
If you have a small bust
Not a lot happening on top? No worries: This affordable dress employs elegant draping to bolster a less-than-ample chest. Use bold jewelry to draw eyes up.
Topshop, polyester-elastane, $80; topshop.com.
White House Black Market, glass and silver tone, $118; whbm.com.
Zac Zac Posen, leather, $425; zappos.com.
Jean-Michel Cazabat, suede and embossed metallic leather, $285; 646-669-8508.
If you have a large bust
Try a scoopneck for just the right amount of sexy without spillage. Cleverly placed darts, along with a slightly fuller skirt, balance the overall look.
Cut 25 by Yigal Azrouël , cotton blend with lambskin trim, $375; 212-966-5080.
Gas Bijoux, silver plate, $245; 212-799-0282.
BCBG Max Azria, leather, $268; bcbg.com.
Julianne Hough for Sole Society, leather and faux patent leather, $65; solesociety.com.
If you are plus-size
A wrap dress may be the most becoming shape known to womankind. The V-neck distracts from a wide bottom, while the crossover fabric helps create an hourglass.
Lauren Ralph Lauren, matte jersey, $150; anntaylor.com.
Ann Taylor, Glass, epoxy, acrylic pearl, and gold tone, $98; anntaylor.com.
Coach, leather, $498; coach.com.
Sigerson Morrison, suede and snakeskin, $425; sigersonmorrison.com.
If you are petite
Trendy looks can be scarce in the under-5'4" department. Enter this simple drop-waist number that flatters diminutive frames with its vertical seams and low-key ruffle.
Banana Republic, rayon-polyester, $130; bananarepublic.com.
Juicy Couture, crystal, cubic zirconia, glass, and brass, $98; juicycouture.com.
Tory Burch, leather with chain, $495; at Tory Burch.
Cole Haan, calf hair, $368; colehaan.com.