Every woman needs a little black dress in her closet. It should be easy to care for, easy to slip on, and if it makes you look slimmer, that's a big plus as well. Choosing dresses that make the most of your figure isn't hard, but you'll need to know what to look for in a dress that brings out your best assets.
1 Identify the areas of your body that you want to de-emphasize with your little black dress.
2 Shop for a little black dress in your favorite stores as well as any shops you think may carry this item.
3 Select V-neck dresses as these tend to flatter many shapes. Plus, the V-neck pulls the viewer's eye up and down, creating a slimmer image.
4 Choose wrap dresses if you can.
5 Buy a dress with short or long sleeves if you're trying to hide fat arms.
6 Select a dress that comes to knee-length or longer if you don't want to show your legs.
7 Choose A-line dresses if you want your hips to appear smaller.
8 Make sure the dress skims your body, but doesn't hug it too tightly.