The little black dress needs no introduction. Women have embraced this time- less classic for decades, and its appeal isn’t likely to wane anytime soon. It was in October 1926 that designer Coco Chanel’s black crepe sheath was featured on the cover of Vogue magazine, forever changing the way women thought about dresses and the color black. Then in 1961, actress Audrey Hepburn wore what many think is the most famous of all little black dresses in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. These days, the LBD—as it is often called—is versatile and flattering and can be elegantly simple, knock-out sexy, ultra-feminine, super sporty, or hyper modern, depending on the style and how it’s accessorized. There’s one for any occasion or mood. It’s that ability to be refashioned that adds to the allure. Here are a few stylish and fun ways to wear a little black dress.
GRANDMA CHIC – The idea is to blend old with new. Think ruffles and femininity with modern accessories for a touch of nostalgia and comfort. Beaded necklace and bracelets, Love Shack Fancy dress, Lele Sadoughi earrings and Ganni sandals from Gretta Sloane; gold coin necklace and bracelets from Balliets; and mini purse from Library.
1960s LONDON VIBE – Get your groove on and flash back to a time that was all about music and fashion with plenty of black leather. Hat from Samia Moses Creative; Lele Sadoughi earrings from Gretta Sloane; Anne & Valentin glasses from TSO Optical; scarf from Habit; and Joseph Ribkoff faux leather dress from Nancy Farha.