The little black dress is a cocktail dress designed by Coco Chanel almost one hundred years ago yet it still is a staple piece of any woman's wardrobe. The dress was designed with Chanel's intention of having a dress that would be a classic style which would remain stylish for years to come. Her design is almost a century old but it still is what the original intention was: a classic all around chic dress. The best feature of the little black dress is that the black color is an all around flattering color for any body type. This makes it a popular choice among plus size women because the color makes their bodies' look much more slim and it is very flattering. Like all dresses that you buy, the dress should be flattering and accentuate positive figure points in the body and minimize the negatives. A black dress will be positive no matter on what body it is on. There are different sub-styles for the little black dress. Some are lace, sleeved, sleeveless, halter top, etc. The standard design and the most conservative look is a standard cut with 2 inch sleeves. This is the perfect balance between showing too much skin and being conservative. You can wear the little black dress to a variety of occasions and settings. Depending on the accessories worn, you can dress up or dress down the outfit to match exactly what you want when you are going out to a party for dinner for example. For outfits that need to be much more casual, you can have fun with the accessories and try on a variety of different things such as jewelry, hats, or sunglasses. If you want to dress up an outfit with the little black dress it is best to wear smaller, silver pieces of jewelry and keep the overall accessories to a minimum. Having minimum amounts of accessories and subtle designs will bring the attention to the face and the dress itself. There are many ways to wear a little black dress which makes the process fun and exciting. Something to remember is that a dress like this is a long term purchase and not a buy that is only for a seasonal trend. Therefore, it is smart to spend a little more on a higher quality product that will last a long time as this is an investment being made.