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Party-dress workouts! Exercises to get you in shape for your LBD

The best workouts and exercises to get you into the tiniest of LHD (little holiday dresses) this season

Kim Kardashian

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The best moves to fit every LHD (little holiday dress)

Dress type: Halter
Target: Shoulders
Exercise: Arm circles
Stand with feet hip distance apart, open arms out to side into a T-shape, keeping hands level with shoulders and palms facing down. Make 20 little circles in a forward motion; then 20 big circles. Repeat in opposite direction.
Do three sets.

Dress type: Backless
Target: Back, arms and core
Exercise: Low plank with back row
Start in plank, resting on forearms. Lift one elbow toward the ceiling and squeeze shoulder blades together. Using slow, controlled movements, alternate back and forth between arms for 20 reps.
Do three sets.

Dress type: Strapless
Target: Pecs and arms
Exercise: Crab walk
Sit with feet hip-width apart. Place hands behind you, shoulder-width apart with fingers pointing toward feet. Lift hips off ground, and take 4 crab walks forward, and then back again.
Do 10 reps. Do 10 more.

Dress: Mini
Target: Legs and butt
Exercise: Curtsey Lunges
Stand with feet hip-width apart. Take a big step back with left leg, crossing it behind right leg just slightly. Keep hips pointing forward (you’ve stepped too far if hips turn to side). Bend knees until back knee is just a few inches from ground.
Do 20 reps. Repeat on opposite side. Do three sets.

Dress: Pencil skirt
Target: Calves
Exercise: Jump rope
It’s not only a great way to get your heart pumping and burn mega calories, but it also defines your calves by working all the little stability muscles from your knees down. Bonus: You don’t even need a rope to do it! Just mimic the motion.
Go as fast as you can.