For many people, the little black dress is a style basic. I think it can also be a style statement. I love wearing black and have never been of the mindset that wearing it is boring.
Seriously…why is it the best color?
|Dress: ASOS (Available here)|
For today’s look, I paired the dress with python heels and a textured clutch with metallic threads for a simple spring/summer evening look. A coiled snake necklace completed the look.
|Shoes: Anne Michelle|
I mentioned the first time that I featured this dress that I was considering having it shortened. I decided to have a few inches taken off of the length.
I also had darts put in the bust to take out some extra fabric under the arms. The shoulders were a little too wide, but adding darts created a slight cap sleeve effect and provided a better overall fit.
|Clutch: The Limited|
Alterations are really necessary for most people and most off-the-rack clothing. Some people will have an easier time of getting a perfect or close-to-perfect fit right away, but for the rest of us, alterations are a must. Alterations are also what allow us to create a unique look by customizing pieces to our preferences.
Is the little black dress a wardrobe basic or style statement to you? Or both?
Do you find a perfect fit right off the rack? What brands fit your body best and why?
For this dress in another look, see here.