If you've been waiting forever and a day for the little black dress to make its way back to the forefront of fashion, you will be delighted with the designer's party dress choices this season. The little black dress is always a fashion staple, but both the little black dress and the colors black and brown are among the trendiest options for Winter 2009.
The nights are drawing in, the Christmas decorations are nearly in the stores, and this can only mean one thing: plenty of parties! Whether you aim to show off a naughty amount of leg, or you prefer to keep the knobby knees covered, there is a whole plethora of trendy little black party dress styles available to tempt your fancy.
With so many styles to choose from this winter, how can you be sure to buy the trendiest one? Here are some strategies to help you make an incredible impression in your bold, black creation.
Love one-shoulder dresses – The catwalks adored these powerful party dresses this fall, and you won't be able to resist them either. The dire economy inspired the color, but you will be the life and soul of the party in your outfit. Many fashionistas are opting for thicker black stockings with this style of party dress, which is fortunate for you on the chillier nights!
Go for glamor – Sequin studded party dresses are back at the forefront of fashion for Fall 2009, so be prepared to sparkle as you party. Sensational black sequins along the hemlines of your little black number will attract attention. Be careful here not to overdo the dazzlers, as this will look garish and scary to onlookers.
Consider modesty – If you're all about elegance and modesty, black maxi dresses are making a big comeback for their third season. Maxi dresses look chic on all body shapes, so even those of us with chunky monkey thighs and wobbly tummies can find comfort here.
Savor simplicity – The fashion designers are heavily favoring simple cuts, colors, and materials for this year party season. This is good news for the shrinking violets among us because it means we can be stylish, trendy and comfortable at this year work soiree! Don't confuse simple with boring – a little black party dress in satin or silk will make you look and feel like a celebrity.
Wear a belt – One of the bigger surprises this Fall / Winter 2009 is the abundance of party dresses with belted waists. These fabulously funky dresses can easily deflect eyes from an ample tummy and inspire them to look elsewhere. If you're balking at the thought of an all-black dress, choose an option complete with a colorful belt. Create a fresh, inspiring impression, and you'll be next for the much-coveted pay raise!
The "LBD" is a party dress that suits almost every skin tone, looks naturally classy and completes any big formal occasion. Go for dresses with tilts and curves, luscious leather jackets, and sassy boots to maximize your fierceness!