Beyond the Little Black Dress for any Shape

Hi Everyone,

The Little Black Dress tends to be the first thing that comes to most minds when deciding on what to wear for a special evening out. Black tends to be slimming making easy to find a style that suits you. As pretty as they may be a whole group of women wearing their LBD (Little Black Dress) does get boring! It’s time to try something new.

This post is about an outfit with a difference. Perfect for going out, great on almost any shape and dressy all in one.

Beyond the Little Black Dress for any Shape

Motto Fashions

Made out of super thin stretch fabric the tunic is perfect for Spring evenings. Teamed with these super comfy leather look trousers and strappy heels for the finishing touch.

Motto Fashions

Perfect for now as it covers pale legs and yet the trousers are so thin you don’t get too hot in them.

Motto Fashions

I decided to wear a t-shirt underneath but if you have a lovely trained brown tummy you could leave that out, adding a slightly sexy touch to the whole look.

Hotel Eden Roc Ascona

This photo was taken at the EdenRoc Hotel in Ascona – certainly worth a visit even if it’s just to see the fabulous interior design by star interior designer Carlo Ramazzi. There seemed to be a different look around every corner.

Beyond the Little Black Dress for any Shape

The glory about this outfit is that it’s elegant and yet not figure hugging. Perfect for most shapes. In addition it can not crease making it the perfect travel outfit too.

Top and Trousers – Motto Fashions,  Shoes – Grieder, own brand, Bag – Prada


This is how Motto Fashions have styled the outfit. Wider trousers also look great on a larger frame.


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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

    1. Hi Elisabeth, thanks for your comment. I have to disagree with you though.
      I gave this to a friend to try on and she simply popped it over her head – she is bustier than me and simply wore it over a shift dress of all things.
      It still looked fab as the fabric has a certain weight which means it still flows down.
      Actually the fabric is awesome, no creasing but sits fab!

      Have a wonderful day and thanks again for the comment.

    1. Thanks Victoria, I really made a friend wear this (the top part) – she has a totally different shape – fuller and it also looked awesome on he.
      Motto themselves team it up with fuller trousers which I think work nicer for a larger shape – but the skinny ones were perfect for me.

      see here:

      Have a fabulous day and thanks again for the lovely comment.
      xx Yvonne

    1. I am sure it would look fabulous on you Greetje.
      As you are so nice and tall you can choose either trousers too – the ones Motto have on their site or the ones I am wearing.

      Maybe they can send you the top by express – I always receive everything within a couple of days.

      xoxo Yvonne

      PS: thanks again for pointing out the link was not working I have fixed this now.

  1. I love the sleek black pants and heels with this look! I would never think to style a tunic this way! Also that hotel looks amazing. I love when I can find good spaces for photo shoots. Thanks for linking up with Jennie and I for Fabulous Friday!


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