The Little Black Dress
Finding The Perfect LBD This Party Season
The little black dress – so iconic it is often referred to as simply the ‘LBD’ – is a fail-safe look during the festive season (well any season for that matter).
Made an essential item in every woman’s wardrobe by Coco Chanel in the 1920’s; it has been worn by the world’s most stylish for nearly a century. From Grace Kelly to Marilyn Monroe – the little black dress is sexy, sophisticated and irrevocably chic.
Perhaps the most iconic of all little black dresses, Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s gown, designed by Hubert de Givenchy, came to epitomise the chic just powerful impact a LBD could have. And when it was auctioned in 2006, it set another standard, selling for £410,000 – well over its asking price. Never ever under estimate the value of true style.
While the little black dress remains a sample across seasons and trends, it is constantly revitalised for the times. As Karl Lagerfeld once said: “Since it was invented there has always been a little black dress in the spirit of the moment. Women are never over- or underdressed with a little black dress. A woman never looks bad in one; she can always trust that look.”
Here are a few of the most coveted little black dress styles this season…
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The little lace dress is a style statement. Feminine, fresh and refined; it can take you from day (wear with sweet ballet flats) to evening glamour in an instant (simply add polished heels and go). The new use of lace is all about polished beauty. Très chic…
Romantic, Feminine and ever-so chic – the polka dot returned as the print of the season. See on Kate Winslet and Liv Tyler; Stella McCartney’s polka dots sat on delicate chiffon over glimpses of seductive skin. While at Miu Miu, swallows became the sweetest print for Fall. Simply exquisite…
What is your fail-safe party dress of the festive season? xx
Photos from style.com & google images
3 responses to “The Little Black Dress”
awe the dresses are so pretty, i really like the first lace dress. maybe cause i am actually going to wear my little black h&m lace dress for christmas eve :) i love lace dresses as they are so simple yet super chic and elegant. thanks for the beautiful post!
I adore the final dress with the flurry of yellow birds and the fur tippet, that is my idea of 1940’s glamour right there!
Although I am a huge fan of colour I always go back to my little black dresses and wear them over and over again! I am in love with the lace trend because I love wearing really pretty feminine clothes and lace is always that! xo