Monday, December 14, 2009

The Black Party Dress - A Ladies Wardrobe Necessity

The black party dress, black cocktail dress, black evening dress or whatever you want to call it, they all derive from the same "little black dress" that was introduced by Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel in 1926. And it's a good thing she did because around that time women started to wear less conforming clothing including more comfortable dresses that were less lengthy. Coco's design was a jersey dress, sleeveless with a wider neck and reached down to just above the knee. It was the first time that this much of the neck, arms and legs of a woman had been exposed. Plus it was black, and until this moment black was only reserved for mourning and death, not everyday fashion. Today, the first born little black dress has fully grown to a timeless ladies wardrobe necessity, thank-you Coco Chanel!

I'm a guy and my opinion the black party dress is just simply one of the most attractive garments a woman can wear. There is just something about the dresses in the way they are so beautiful and at the same time almost highlighting the women that wear them. They can be fun and flirty or classy and enchanting, and a lot of the time they can be almost dangerous and downright seductive.

Finding a black party dress that is right for you simply depends on your own preference. What do you like about yourself? If it's your bust, check out dresses that are fitted at the top with plunging necklines. if you like your arms and shoulders then go for a strapless one, and if your a fan of your legs and butt, scope out a shorter dress that really hugs your hips. There are lots of choices but you can really cut them down if you have a particular look in mind before you shop.

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Guide to Choosing Women's Fancy Dress

Fancy dress parties are great fun. Lots of people love the chance to dress up and indulge themselves in wearing something that is not their usual party gear. Choosing a fancy dress outfit can be a dilemma though. It helps if a fancy dress party has a theme as that way you can narrow down the choice of outfit you can wear.

If there is no theme to a fancy dress party then choosing an outfit can be a bit trickier. Maybe start with thinking of a theme that you would do if you were having a party. That way you are more likely to think of something that you would enjoy dressing up as. Maybe you have a favourite decade from when you were growing up or you have a favourite film or cartoon. That way you can pick a character to match.

The time of year can influence the type of outfit you wear. Is it going to be cold or warm, or maybe there is a special event around that time of year such as Halloween, Christmas or Valentines. This can help you choose an outfit and not only that but will help make your outfit fit into to any party as it will be the season for it.

Also look at the news. Is there anything topical that could make your choice easier. There could be some entertainment news that you could use to dress up as someone in the news recently. There could be a film that has just been released.

So using the guide above can help choose the outfit right for your party so once you have done this its time to let the hair down, get dressed up and party the night away.

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