Versatile, flattering and timelessly elegant, the little black dress is the ultimate must have item in every woman's wardrobe. From classy curve-creating halter necks to the stunning flared hemline, there is an 'LBD' out there to suit every figure. Established by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, the little black dress has gone from strength to strength and today every designer worth his salt, from top catwalk names to budget High Street brands, has a wide range to choose from.
The beauty of the LBD lies largely in its flexibility: whether you're heading to the office or the dancefloor, you can count on your LBD to provide the perfect outfit for every occasion.
Important Meeting It's the morning of the big presentation, if you can win over this client and make the sale you know that promotion will finally be within your reach. You've spent the last few weeks thinking of nothing else - you've run over the slides a million times and prepared answers for every question they might throw at you; but one thing you haven't planned is what to wear.
Step up the little black dress. For a powerful boardroom look, a neat notched-collar blazer with single button closed will accentuate your waist while retaining a professional appearance. Try Guess or Donna Karan for a great designer treat, or for a blazer that won't break the bank, Topshop has a great range of fashionable yet sophisticated jackets.
Keeping with the simple but classic theme, this look can be tastefully finished with delicate silver jewellery. Choose a pair of small stud earrings, a minimalist silver pendant and a slim silver bracelet to complete your transformation to stylish and successful executive.