Tip of the Day: Find a Little Black Dress for any Body Type

Check out these tips on finding the perfect little black dress

Jan. 19, 2011 — -- A large chest will look best in a square neckline, v-neck, or wrap style. Avoid puffy sleeves or other styles that add volume (or you could look top heavy).

A small chest usually does well in most styles, although if you're looking to balance out a larger bottom half you can add volume by choosing a top that's structured with piping or pleating, has embroidery or embellishments that draw the eye, or features a blouson or otherwise voluminous shape.

Wide shoulders can be minimized with an asymmetrical neckline, like a one-shoulder style. Dresses with a full top and fitted bottom will accentuate the shoulders and should be avoided.

A thick waist can be hidden by simply moving the waistline up (empire), down (drop-waist), or eliminating it altogether (shift).

Bottom heavy figures are flattered in skirts that have a defined waist and skim loosely over the hips, especially when paired with a top that accentuates the bustline.

Unattractive arms can be hidden with either long or 3/4 length sleeves, while eyes are drawn elsewhere via sexy cutouts or a daring slit in the skirt.

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