5. A Little Black Dress
T by Alexander Wang, Short Sleeve Dress, $350
Between a party, funeral, or networking event, the LBD has been a staple for many years for good reason. It’s black, so by default it makes you look more slim. But pair it up with pearls, red lipstick, and a great shoe, then something so femininely irresistible happens that we can’t even explain it. It just works. Find the silhouette (wrap, cocktail, mini, A-line or sheath dress) that works wonders for your body shape, and then you’re good to go.