“One is never over or under dressed with a little black dress.”
The “little black dress” is an evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and mostly quite short. The origins of the little black dress were inspired from the 1920s designs of Cole Frick and Jean Patou. The little black dress is intended to be versatile, affordable and accessible to most of the market. That said, it is often simply referred to as the “LBD”.
According to Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life (by Justine Picardine), “the little black dress was not formally identified as the shape of the future until 1926, when American Vogue published a drawing of a Chanel design. It was an apparently simple yet elegant sheath, in black crêpe de Chine, with long, narrow sleeves, worn with a string of white pearls; and Vogue proved to be correct in the prediction that it would become a uniform.…” Contrast that description with these more elaborate dresses from 1925. (realsimple)
Fashion critics believe as a “rule of fashion” that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress. For reasons only fashion designers and fashion historians only know of, there are actually practical significance why every woman should own a “little black dress”.
Mix & Match
The little black dress goes from casual to formal. Mix and match outfits and styles for any given occasion. The little black dress is known for its versatility. You can go from totally different looks in a day just by wearing 1 dress.
Feel free to Accessorize
Don’t be afraid to accessorize. The little black dress goes well with any accessory. It’s always a classic. You may try scarfs and hats for a casual look and a pair of elegant earrings and necklace for a more formal style. Feel free to accessorize, a little black dress hardly ever looks overdone. With the right pieces put together never be wrong with black.
Elegant and Timeless
The simplicity of the little black dress makes it elegant in whatever form it takes. It’s trendy and timeless. You won’t feel out of place wearing your grandmother’s little black dress back in the days because all you need to do is to work out on the accessories and you’re ready to go.
Good news for your love handles, just like any other black outfit the LBD is a must in your wardrobe because it makes you look slimmer. Wearing it will give an illusion of a slender figure thus adding more confidence by concealing the figure.
Play with Color
You don’t have to stick with a neutral color with your LBD. The little black dress it is actually a solid and perfect background for putting in the colors. It also exercises your creativity.