Guest blogger: Maria on finding the perfect LBD

Maria from Bachman's Sparrow is guest blogging this morning! We swapped guest posts, and mine will post on Saturday on her blog. Here are her tips for finding the perfect LBD for your body type. Be sure to check out her blog; thanks Maria!

One piece of clothing that everyone woman must have in her wardrobe is the little black dress. It’s classic, elegant, and perfect for almost all formal occasions. What gets tricky is finding that perfect dress for you – with so many types of LBD’s it can get overwhelming! Today I want to show you some basic cuts to look for that will look amazing for your particular body type. Get ready to look hot, mommas!

For the pear shaped gal:
If you carry most of your weight in your lower half, you know if can be frustrating proportioning your body (this one’s me!). To create a more hourglass shape, look for either strapless or halter tops- this will make your shoulders appear broader. Bottoms that have a slight a-line cut are also key. Finally, find dresses that have a higher waist seam, which will elongate the legs and shorten the torso.


For ladies who are bigger on top:
For you it’s all about adding volume to your lower half! Look for a pleated, fuller skirt with an empire seam to define a narrow waist. Thicker straps or sleeves will allow you to wear the support you need, and don’t be afraid of a little plunge in the neckline to show off the girls!



For slim women:
You ladies have curves, they just need a bit more emphasis! Halter tops and deeper cut necks create a shapely top. Pencil bottoms show off those hips. Either go very fitted all over, or fitted with some volume EITHER on top or bottom!


For curvy ladies:
Play up those curves with structured pieces (think thicker fabric and plenty of seaming). Halter or V-necks show off your girls in a classy way, but make sure to keep your straps thick or have some sleeves to provide support. Straight cuts and wrap dresses are perfect to show off your shape.


Now get out there and look your best!
~Maria

Thanks Maria! If anyone else is interested in swapping guest posts, email me!


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22 comments:

  1. Ooooh little black dresses!

    By the way - Thanks for your support comments on my previous post.♥♥♥

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  2. So I am now on my way out the door to find the perfect LBD - I still don't have one yet. Fabulous post, my love!! :)

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  3. oh what a fantastic post, thanks! great tips!

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  4. Gorgeous guest post and advice! Love her selections!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  5. love the second dress! cool blog Xxjoyus

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  6. I'm a new reader and I'm glad I found this today! I'm on the hunt for a new LBD. Great and helpful post!

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  7. I love that first dress! now I have to figure out an occasion to wear it so i have an excuse to get it!

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  8. Love that Alba dress! Great post!

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  9. great tips!!I have like 5 LBDs but I can't get enough:)

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  10. I love the first one! I still need the perfect LBD..

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  11. Shame on me, I don't even have one !!!
    Love them all !!

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  12. Great post. I LOVE the Alba dress.
    x

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  13. what a great and informative post! the Donna Karan Infinity dress is great!

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  14. Great posts and tips! Now, how about a post on accessories your "newly found" LBD :)

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  15. wow beautiful black looks great

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  16. i'm ALWAYS on the hunt for another lBD to wear to weddings I shoot... I mean.. you can never have enough :) Can't wait to buy some more this season!

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  17. That Alba frock is sooooo beautiful! I can never have too many LBDs!

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  18. Great post, I'm in love with the Alba dress!

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  19. Thanks for the kind comments everyone, and thanks for the post swap Jaime!

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