Possibly the single most important wardrobe basics is the Little Black Dress (LBD). The beauty of the LBD is its striking simplicity. You can throw on several pieces of jewelry and a pair of heels and show up at your destination looking effortlessly chic or you can wear the same dress with a pair of knee-length flat boots and a coat that softly drapes against your frame and feel just as elegant.
Consider your frame when you hem your LBD. The mid-calf length is very popular but unless you are 5″ 10″ tall then stick with a length that hits just below your knee.
If your dress is black then try it with a red, gold or textured shoe. The same rule applies to your handbag.
A simple dress like this can be worn with several layers of necklaces for a more dramatic look or a single long strand.
Wear it with a belt for a more casual day-time look.
Eat well, laugh a lot and be chic!