Wardrobe Basics- Little Black Dress For Women Over 50

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My wardrobe basic- LIttle Black Wrap Dress by Anne Klein
My LBD Faux-Wrap Dress From Anne Klein

Today is all about Wardrobe Basics- Little Black Dress for women over 50. It is a very important piece to have in your wardrobe because it can serve many functions. You can dress it up or dress it down by using accessories. Changing up something as simple as shoes can take it to a formal occasion with heels or add boots for a more casual look. Everyone NEEDS to have a little black dress as a part of their capsule wardrobe.

LIttle Black dress perfect for weddings

Wardrobe Basics- Little Black Dress For Women Over 50

Wardrobe Basics- Little Black Dress For Women Over 50

If there is one clothing item a woman needs in her closet, it is a little black dress. A little black dress or LBD has been the go-to staple for most women as it is the easiest option to put on without worrying about any style faults. It is the single item you will wear over and over again no matter what the current trend is.

What To Look For In A Little Black Dress For Women Over 50

Little Black Dress is great for travel

As a wardrobe basic the little black dress should be a multi-purpose workhorse. You should feel very comfortable in it, it should be easy to clean and travel well. According to your weather you many need several LDB in different sleeve lengths. Most important of all, and I can not stress this enough, you must feel very comfortable in it.

How To Choose The Perfect LBD For Your Body Type

Each of us has a unique body type. Most bodies fall into 5 categories- Pear, Curvy, Straight, Carrot, Apple. Knowing your body type can help make shopping a breeze because you stay away from items that will not flatter your figure. Let’s look at dresses for each body type

For pear-shaped women, it’s all about bringing the attention UP. Choose coldshoulder and/or cut-out styles or any shoulder, chest, or sleeve detail to broaden your shoulders. The styles that best flatter your body type are wrap dresses and fit & flare style.

For curvy women, you want to show off your curves. Dresses That work best on your body type include wraps, fit and flare, sheaths, and belted shirtdresses.

For straight body type, dress style isn’t as important as picking dresses with waist-defining details. Belts, draping, ruching, and body-skimming bias cuts all create curves. Add a black belt at the waist for more accent.

Carrot body types have broad shoulders so dresses that follow your curves and showcase your waist are your best choice and most flattering. Wraps, fit and flare, sheaths, belted shirtdresses, and full dresses are great options.

For apple body types, you want to draw attention away from the waist. Pick dresses like shifts, empire, and generous a-lines with a structured shoulder. For the apple body type the higher the hemline, the better to create a more balanced and flattering style.

Shopping For Little Black Dresses For Women Over 50

The good news is that because the style is so popular you have choices. Following your body type rules should help you narrow those choices down to only those that are comfortable and flattering to your figure.

Perfect Wardrobe Basic Little Black Dress is the faux wrap 3/4 length dress.

This LBD is a figure-flattering style from Karen Kane. The 3/4 length sleeves, the faux wrap dress is travel-friendly and can be worn from daytime to evening.

Choose a wrap dress for travel friendly style

The Lauren Ralph Lauren Jersey Long Sleeve faux wrap dress has side ruching at the waist that helps to cr

Faux wrap dress can be dressed up or down according to the occasion

Anne Klein Faux Wrap Dress

Fit And Flare Style Little Black Dress

Simple fit & flare LBD for workhorse in your wardrobe
Sleeveless fit & flare can be worn all year adding a simple jacket or sweater

Tommy Hilfiger Fit & Flare

Need a longer length? Chose Little Black Dress in Midi

Calvin Klein Scuba Midi Fit & Flare

This fit and flare with v neckline is very flattering and would be a great wardrobe basic- little black dress

Calvin Klein Fit & Flare Sleeveless Midi Dress

Iconic style makes this dress a great choice for LBD

White House Black Market Fit & Flare Dress

Sheath Style Dress

Sheath style dresses are flattering on carrot, straight, and curvy body types

Calvin Klein Seamed Scuba Crepe Sheath Style Dress

Wardrobe Basics- Little Black Dress For Women Over 50-Sleeveless sheath style if very classic and iconic

Sleeveless Calvin Klein Scuba Sheath Style Dress

Newer fabrics make this body perfecting sheath dress figure flattering

White House Black Market Body Perfecting Sheath Dress

Plus Size Basic Little Black Dress

Plus size women now have great selection of little black dresses

Alfani Plus Size Sheath Dress

Wrap style little black dress is great for those who want to create a waist line

Charter Club Plus Size Surplice Wrap Dress

Wardrobe Basics- Little Black Dress For Plus Size Women Over 50 .Swing style dress is perfect choice for apple body types

Style & Co Plus Size Scoop Neck Swing Dress

This v neck wrap dress would be a great choice for pear shaped plus size women

Charter Club Plus Size V Neck Dress

With attention up, this styleis a perfect little black dress for pear shaped women

Calvin Klein Plus Size V Neck Dress

This a-line dress would be a FABULOUS option for carrot shaped women.

NY Collection Plus Ruching A Line Dress

Petite Size Little Black Dresses

Wardrobe Basic- Little Black Dress. Even petite women have unique body types- This wrap dress is great for slimming

INC International Concepts Petite Wrap Dress

V neck, 3/4 length sleeves and side ruching makes this an excellent choice for wardrobe basic

Charter Club Petite Faux Wrap Dress

This dress with v neck and in sheath style would be a favorite for women who work in professional setting

Kasper Petite V Neck Sheath Dress

Add jacket/sweater/ vest boots and a scarf or statement necklace and this dress is instantly transformed for casual look

Style & Co Petite Short Sleeve A Line Dress

Very iconic and timeless dress for many body types

Style & Co Petite Sleeveless Swing Dress

Jersey fabric makes this LBD a great choice for comfort

Lauren Ralph Lauren Petite Belted Jersey Dress

Your Wardrobe Needs To Be Ready For Your Changing Lifestyle

As we enter mid-life, our lifestyle is changing and our wardrobe needs to be able to adapt at a moment’s notice. By making sure you have a basic capsule wardrobe, you will be able to attend events without the panic of having to run out at the last minute to shop.

Because of online shopping, you can easily order in the comfort of your home, try different style dresses on until you find the one you LOVE. Return the rest and then start the fun part of styling your LBD for different occasions.

Wardrobe Basics-How Many Little Black Dresses In Your Closet?

I went from having 1 LBD that I hated and would not wear, to 6 different styles of the little black dress that can take me from summer- winter and from a casual look with boots to a semi-formal event. Most I purchased during my son’s wedding festivities as I need to have something to wear to the parties and events. Now I am recycling those dresses, changing the accessories and wearing them to friends & families children’s weddings and events. Once your child gets married, you find yourself in the “wedding circuit” and need to have a ready to go wardrobe.

Faux wrap velvet dress for holiday/winter wedding style

Check out one of my many little black dresses, this one is faux velvet wrap style dress, perfect for winter weddings/ holiday parties- What To Wear To Holiday Weddinghttp://nifty50andfabulous.com/2018/11/30/what-to-wear-to-holiday-wedding/

About Nifty 50 Fabulous

Embracing and loving the life of an empty nester, I am a fashion and lifestyle blogger currently living in Birmingham, Al. I enjoy spending my time with friends and family including my sweet miniature schnauzers Gracie and Emma.

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