4 Reasons to buy a Little Black Dress for your Christmas Party

I got a bit depressed yesterday. The first headline I’ve consciously seen (I might have been filtering them out) so far in the run up to Christmas about the Little Black Dress: “LBD…. You can’t go wrong”. Well, if you want to look like everybody else, no, maybe you won’t go wrong wearing a Little Black Dress to a party.

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Now, I avoid wearing black near my face like the plague. It makes me look older, unhealthy and tired. It shows up my wrinkles. It is not flattering. Really the only people who look great dressed head to foot in black are those with Deep colouring, so chances are, black isn’t flattering for you either. However, the one time that I’m a bit more accepting about people wearing black when it isn’t in their colour palette is a party outfit.

4 Reasons to Buy a Little Black Dress

    1. Party outfits are generally lower cut and show more of the flesh around the shoulders and cleavage so the effect of black reflecting around your face is reduced
    2. Party outfits are often made with different fabric types and sequins/lurex/satin/lace etc are often used – this has the effect of reducing the depth of the “blackness”
    3. You might be going to a number of events and don’t want it to be immediately obvious that you’re wearing the same outfit
    4. The shops are full of black dresses and it makes it easier to pick something up if you don't have much time

So, if you’re choosing a black velvet polo neck, that’s not going to score many points on the flattering front, but a low, v-neck dress where the whole bodice is sequinned and catches the light, that’s much better.

Of course, I’d still suggest that you’re going to a party you look for an outfit in a colour that really flatters you to make you look fabulous. They are out there if you take your Little Black Dress blinkers off!

4 Reasons not to choose a Little Black Dress for your Christmas Party

  1. This is a great time of year to find some beautiful colours – all of those jewel colours that would be a bit over the top for an evening at a restaurant or the cinema
  2. You’ll stand out against the sea of black
  3. Colour is shown to draw people to you when networking
  4. Coloured and patterned outfits show up better in photographs (so if you’re into Selfies…..)
Before and after - woman in black dress and green dress in a blog post by Gillian Lewis: Spectrum

There’s a great article today about choosing the Perfect Red Dress on The Debrief (Grazia’s online sister company) that Colour Me Beautiful have contributed to – check it out.


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Gillian Lewis

Self Image Coach at Gillian Lewis: Spectrum Coaching and Consultancy based in Darlington, County Durham, UK
What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles.Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect.Sometimes it's serious.Sometimes it's just fun.Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience.If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you 😀
Gillian Lewis
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About Gillian Lewis

What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles. Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect. Sometimes it's serious. Sometimes it's just fun. Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience. If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you :-D

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