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How to Shop for a Little Black Dress

There are a few points to consider when shopping for an LBD that will work for both day and night. You should be looking for something conservative with a good cut in a nice fabric, but the most important thing to keep in mind when making your final selection is whether or not you feel confident in it. Here are three guidelines to swear by:

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1. Choose a high neckline and something with sleeves--they can be short or long--so you don't have to worry about what to wear over it. Then all you'll need to focus on is the shoe.

2. Make sure your selection isn't too formfitting. Choose a straighter or even a slightly A-line style. The idea is that you'll look work-appropriate, sophisticated, and dressed up.

3. This is a good place to make an investment because ideally you'll wear this piece forever. Choose something classic in a nicer fabric. If you don't want to splurge, though, there are so many great and affordable options out there--Zara, for example, is offering awesome black dresses right now.

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