Wardrobe Classic: The Little Black Dress

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?

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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.

 

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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
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4 Comments

  1. Aimee
    23/10/2015 / 11:40 am

    Absolutely love your style! It’s feminine but edgy. Do you have any idea where I can get a “not so little” black dress? I’m searching for a sleeveless black dress I can tweak with different accessories, but nothing too short as I love keeping it modest.

    • 25/10/2015 / 6:56 am

      Hi Aimee,

      Every season most High Street and Designer shops have the lbd in stock, but my favourite places to look would be Asos and Missguided they do have some lovely styles. check out this amazing dress on Missguided. it’s not short like you specified, and you can dress it up any way you want. 🙂

  2. kay
    17/10/2015 / 7:27 pm

    lovely article, love the black dresses; i think the black dress is one of those things in a girls wardrobe that transforms her into a sophisticated lady.

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