The little black dress.
An iconic accessory.
THE piece of clothing we should all have in our wardrobes.
The black dress is like a story waiting to be told, it’s a canvas in which dreams can come true. It tells your story of class, love, seduction and power. It’s a masterpiece.
My first black dress was when I was 16, years before I’d been dressed up in floral, bright colours, stripes, pink. I remember laying my eyes on it in the store and pointing I want that one.
At that time, I didn’t know the full story of the black dress, I just knew that when I wore that particular dress it was going to be beautiful on me. It was a nice fitted sleeveless dress with a lace bolero. It looked amazing.
My first informative knowledge on the black dress came a little later, I was reading a Vogue edition (can’t remember which one) but they mentioned the black dress and how iconic it was, and how all women who had a black dress in their closets were style gurus. I was like, wow I’m a style guru haha, but anyway it reawakened a simmering love. I started searching, black dress and what it was all about, I always assumed it was just for people in mourning, to wear to funerals or when you’re going out with your younger brother and you don’t want him to stain you. I paid attention.
Black dress black dress, what are you?
I found Audrey Hepburn and the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s and I understood. This dress projects simplicity in the most sophisticated way. It is the embodiment of chic, class and femme fatale.
Presently in my closet, I have different variations of the little black dress. I do love structured pieces so my dresses tend to go down that line. I can be tailored in the black dress for work just by throwing on a blazer, I can dress it sexy for a night out with my girls. I can glam it up with diamonds and precious stones for the red carpet.
Like I said it is a story waiting to be told;
Please do tell me, how would you tell your little black dress story?
- Image 1; Black BodyCon Dress – River Island; Similar here | here
- Polka Dot Platform Sandals – Kurt Geiger; Similar here | here
- Image 2; Black Tuxedo Dress – Mango; Old
- Black Belt – Mango; Old
- Black Court Shoes – Prada; here