Tips for wearing a little black dress, when black is not really your color.
Wear it at night
When you turn out the lights, you cannot see colors in the same way. The light at night is not as bright, and there is already so much shadow around, black is not as harsh on skin.
Look for a black dress in a fabric that make the black less black. Silk will generally make a colour less intense, versus satin. Mesh, lace or chiffon are a bit see-through and therefore your skin will slightly alter the affect of the black and soften it down.
Consider the Neckline
A lower neckline will cast less shadow on your face as compared to a high neckline. Cool dark shadows will increase the appearance of lines, wrinkles and double chins.
Up the Makeup
Adding a bit more foundation and a stronger lip colour can help to compensate for an unflattering colour.