Apple Shape: For those with apple shaped bodies, A-line black dresses are ideal because they draw attention away from the upper part of the body and towards shapely legs. A-lined dresses effectively conceal fuller middles with a perfectly placed drape. When wearing a little black dress with an apple shape, be sure to avoid designs with embellishments, such as sequins, around the middle so emphasis is not on the waist.
Hourglass Shape: Considered the ideal shape, those with an hourglass body type look good in many dress styles. When dressing an hourglass body shape, strive to dress the top and bottom of the body proportionally to accentuate a smaller waist. Wide waistbands are a great way to show off a small waist. Those with an hourglass shape can also get away with shorter, tighter, more form-fitting cuts.
Pear Shape: Pear shaped women should accentuate their smaller waists and create balance between the upper and lower halves of their body. Choosing a little black dress that flounces out over the bottom half of the body camouflages wider hips. Moreover, finding a dress with a belt or adding your own cinches in a narrow waist. Also, consider a little black dress with an overall loose, airy fit and a more form-fitting top.