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10 Pieces of Clothing Worth the Investment

By Linda Lowen Slide 1 of 10

1. The (Not So Little) Black Dress

If you're going to splurge on just one item, make it the simple black dress in a style that suits your body type. For slender or evenly proportioned figures, choose a sheath or A-line. An empire waist works for apple, pear and rectangle shapes while a V-neck flatters full figures or large busts. Avoid trendy looks, lace and embellishments. Think of your dress as a blank canvas; use jewelry, scarves and accessories to add color and texture, and to stay current with changing fashions.Bing Shopping: Black dresses under $50
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