The Essential LBD

Plus size woman smiling wearing a LBD, cobalt chrome heels and white duster jacket, with a blue clutch in hand

One thing all women need to have in their wardrobe is an LBD (little black dress). This is one of those items that can be worn at a multitude of events. You never know when you’re gonna need to quickly glam up for a business meeting, dinner date, elegant night out on the town or a family function. I have several to be honest lol. That being said, I don’t think you can have too many. When Debenhams asked me to select a dress from their collection I just had to.

Plus size woman smiling wearing a LBD, cobalt chrome heels and white duster jacket, with a blue clutch in handPlus size woman smiling wearing a LBD, cobalt chrome heels, with a blue clutch in hand

Even though it’s July that doesn’t mean people avoid black altogether. In fact, there are more social events, dinners and fun places to be at this time of the year than usual. When I look for an LBD I tend to gravitate towards comfortable cuts that are easy to wear. The worst thing you can do is find yourself tugging at your dress because it clings uncomfortably. I picked out the Curve black ruffle scuba dress by Dorothy Perkins. I love the small detail around the shoulders and the extended waist tie. Scuba is that fabric that is lightweight and just skims the curves nicely. The length is perfect for a modest yet sexy look. Sometimes you want minimal cleavage and would rather show skin in other ways.

Plus size woman smiling wearing a LBD, cobalt chrome heels, with a blue clutch in handWoman wearing a white duster jacket, with a blue clutch in handPlus size woman cobalt chrome heels

If like me you would like to select an entire outfit from the same place to make life easy, you’ll have to see what else Debenhams has. I decided to pick up a white duster jacket, cobalt blue heels and a large blue clutch to match. I find that when you wear a black dress a nice pop of colour is a nice addition. Blue is my favourite colour so it was a given that it would be my go to. As a lover of shiny things you can imagine the look on my face when I saw these heels! Some might call them the shoe of my dreams lol. Pair those with a clutch bag large enough for your essential items and you have all that you need.

Plus size woman smiling wearing a LBD, cobalt chrome heels and white duster jacket, with a blue clutch in handPlus size woman smiling wearing a LBD, cobalt chrome heels and white duster jacket, with a blue clutch in handPlus size woman wearing a LBD, cobalt chrome heels and white duster jacket, with a blue clutch in hand

There are people who are lucky enough to have items exclusive to one look. I’m not one of them so when I buy an LBD, accessories or shoes I like items that can be incorporated into many looks. Each of these items can be worn with countless items in many ways. This is why items with block colours and limited patterns feature heavily in my wardrobe. I look forward to wearing these in many different places.

Plus size woman smiling wearing a LBD, cobalt chrome heels, with a blue clutch in handPlus size woman smiling wearing a LBD, cobalt chrome heels and white duster jacket, with a blue clutch in hand

If you are looking for a sexy LBD, summer, dress, business dress or something casual you have to check out the range at Debenhams. They have something for everyone and items from women of all sizes. What fabulous events are you going to this summer?

Plus size woman smiling wearing a LBD with a blue clutch in hand
*This blogpost is part of a Debenhams little black dress campaign
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!
  1. Sarah Bailey says: 12th July 2018 7:51 pm

    Everyone needs a LBD in their wardrobe don’t they and this one is absolutely gorgeous – I love the detailing around the sleeves!

  2. laura dove says: 12th July 2018 8:20 pm

    Ooh I love this! You can’t beat a LBD, especially paired with a pop of colour to really make it stand out. You look fab!

  3. Eva Katona says: 12th July 2018 8:31 pm

    Some events just require a LBD no matter the season – I think that’s spot on!

  4. Elizabeth says: 13th July 2018 7:35 am

    Would you believe that at 41 I’ve never owned a LBD? I need to remedy this, asap! Your dress is awesome!

  5. Katherine Hackworthy says: 13th July 2018 9:26 am

    You can never fault the classic LBD, and this is a classic case of getting it just right. You look fabulous, I love the little ruffles on the shoulders. As for the shoes, they are heavenly. Great outfit.

  6. Fritha Quinn says: 13th July 2018 10:20 am

    you’re so right its a wardrobe staple! And you look fab! x

  7. Lilinha says: 13th July 2018 11:54 am

    I love your black dress. It is definitely a staple piece in the wardrobe, that you can style and accessorise for any occasion!

  8. Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog says: 13th July 2018 7:52 pm

    We love the shoes and could do with a new LBD too! Ours are very old now!

  9. Yeah Lifestyle says: 13th July 2018 8:32 pm

    I love the little black dress that you are wearing as it hugs your figure perfectly and compliments you in everyway. So glad Debenhams are catering for large sizes and its a stylish design too.

  10. bryanna says: 14th July 2018 3:18 pm

    super chic!! I used to have a stunning LBD but really need to get a new one asap

  11. Jade Bremner says: 14th July 2018 7:38 pm

    I actually don’t own a black dress in fact I only own 1 dress which is a link maxi dress haha

  12. Nicola Lawson says: 15th July 2018 6:09 pm

    I love the dress you’re wearing, although for my figure I prefer a skater dress since it accentuates the top, and hides the bottom. Although, the best part of your outfit to me is by far those shoes. I love love love shoes, and those are amazing.