Monday, April 23, 2018

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Classic Little Black Dress

^^Congratulations on your engagement Julie (middle)! You looked beautiful and I'm so happy you have found the love of your life! 

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Thrifted (really similar here & here) // Shoes: Forever 21 (similar) // Clutch: Kate Spade // Earrings: Charming Charlie's // Lips: MAC in "velvet teddy" 

Our school held it's annual film festival this past weekend and I thought I would share some of the photos! I searched forever to find the  perfect LBD (little black dress) and I actually ended up finding this one at a thrift store. I think the thin 80's looking straps and straight neck line are really in style right now so I was so excited when I found this one. Every time I think of the perfect LBD I always think of the iconic Breakfast at Tiffany's, but the process of finding one that works the best for you can be a struggle. Without getting too much into finding the right fit for your body type (which in some ways- I think you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in!), I'm sharing three things you might not typically think about when choosing the perfect LBD. 

Three things that I looked for when choosing a classic LBD:
1. The right length! 
If your LBD is too short, the amount of events that you are able to wear it too (basically it's functionality) are limited. Also, you want to make sure you're comfortable enough that you won't be afraid to reach for it at any time. The main goal of a classic LBD is to have something that will work to throw on 99% of the time! 
2. Long Lasting Quality 
A dress can have all the things, but for it to be truly classic you want your LBD to be made well and of good quality. In some cases this might mean spending a little bit more than normal on a dress, but keep in mind you're purchasing for a staple wardrobe piece and something that you will hopefully wear for several years. 
3. Wrinkle Resistant 
This one is kind of random, but was something I found myself looking for when searching for my LBD. Since I'm in college and traveling so frequently, I wanted something that I could wear in a pinch even after it's been in my suitcase for hours. The fabric on mine is a little thicker which is nice because I'm not afraid of it being see through and it also hardly wrinkles! Win win. 

I hope these tips help! Let me know if there is anything else you look for when picking your perfect little black dress. 


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