I have a new LBD (Little Black Dress) and I think I'm in love.  I'm learning that black really is slimming, and paneling makes it even more so.  I usually try to avoid tight clothing.  My body isn't perfect and usually a tight dress will make this painfully obvious.  I love how this dress from has a thick spandex material around the back and sides and then a lined front floral panel that hides any tummy bumps and makes my waist look cinched. 

In this look (pictured above), I was going to a Food & Wine show downtown.  A pair of tights and black heels, and the look is complete.  I do love the versatility of this dress.  It doesn't have to be just a cocktail dress.  Because of the floral print in the front and the gold zipper up the back, it can be styled for almost any occasion.  Pair it with a denim jacket and a pair of canvas sneakers and it's an adorable casual daytime look. 

Every woman should own at least one little black dress.  A dress, that when you wear it, makes you feel and look amazing.  A dress that can transition from a casual daytime look, to a sexy evening statement.  A dress that is timeless and will always be your "go to" dress when you're feeling less than beautiful.  I got my fabulous little black dress for under $30 from

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