13 February 2012

Traditional with a Twist

There is nothing more chic to me than a sheath dress with long or three quarter length sleeves. I have a black, boatneck Laundry by Shelli Segal in a jersey knit that is my go to "little black dress" (I got it for a steal on eBay), but some days you might want to take a detour from the traditional "little black" or even "little red" dress.

If you want to stand out and let your confidence shine, switch things up a bit with a traditional cut done in a fabulous print or punchy bright like these fab ladies:

Tracee Ellis Ross

Mary J. Blige

Viola Davis

I have to say, I love Viola Davis in that pink! She has worn that color before as a compliment to her skin tone, but the classic simplicity of that dress paired with such a powerful shade of pink really was a great match!

Keep reading a few diva-fied selections for you...

But as you see, all the ladies kept the cut simple and the length modest, but still brought sexy back! This kind of look can work for all kinds of occasions - from the office to special events or just girls night. Get a little daring with embellishment or surprise elements (like Tracee's scoopback):

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