Every girl needs the perfect black dress that is versatile for work and can transform into a nighttime look with a few accessories. A basic black dress should have a great cut to accentuate your features but the most important thing is the fabric. For ladies with curves, avoid silk and body clinging fabrics. Go for jersey and matte jersey. This dress from Newport News is a steal at only $39.00. What I like about the dress is you can wear it by itself with a pearl necklace, pumps and a great bag for the office, or add some chandelier earrings, a waist cinching belt (optional) and a clutch for a night out on the town. The secret to looking good is not spending a ton of money but finding what works for your shape. The Stretch Dress from Newport News has a good range in sizes; from size 4 to 18.