The Little Black Dress Initiative - Capsule Wardrobe Examples


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Why a black dress?

Black matches with every texture, pattern and colour you might have. This makes it the ideal base for your daily outfits. Black suits all skin types and is the most flattering fashion colour



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1. Form Fitting Dress

A form-fitting dress follows the curves of your body. The garment is created to flatter and for the wearer to be proud of their shape.
Whether you are petite, curvy or straight up and down this style of dress will work for you. Often curvy forms should gravitate to stretchy fabrics. Keep scrolling for where to shop for all sizes.

2. Shift Dress

A shift dress is a dress that hangs from your shoulders straight done. It is shaped in the bust area by darts, pleats sewn in the fabric to create form.
Flattering style of dress on all body types, adjust the waits line according to shape and adjust the hem length according to your height.
Often featuring a high neck or boat neck. A shifty dress is less fitting than a figure formed dress, creating an elegant silhouette.
Wear your shift dress for office wear, daywear and casual wear. Change the way you style your shift dress through your shoes, jackets and accessories.

3. Casual Day Dress

The little black casual day dress, it's dependable, classy and cool.
Works with sneakers, ankle boots, sandals and slingback shoes.
Often made in a stretch comfortable fabric and features details such as pockets, hoods and other decorative elements.


4. Day to Night Dress

Wardrobe saver - the dress that can convert from day time to night time is the slip dress. Literally, transform for you from casual daywear to sophisticated nightwear.
Introducing the slip dress, a spaghetti strappy 90's style grunge influenced black slightly tailored dress. Often in a satin, silk fabric.
Wear as it, layer a t-shirt underneath for a truly 90's style, add ankle boots, take this dress into 2020 it's a keeper.

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Extra Help?

Out now - OwnMuse The Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe Guide - A Style Book and Workbook are your DIY stylist solution.
Everything you need to be able to edit your own wardrobe with ease.
Become a style powerhouse! Everything you need to be able to design a wardrobe that is perfectly exclusively tailored to suit your life.
These reference guide and workbook will help you build a wardrobe full of clothes you love, clothes that effortless go together to make a large range of outfits. 
Owning all these key fashion essentials will make getting dressed easy for you. You will have all the basics you need to make quick, stylish outfits you love - every day. 


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