Since the late 1920s, the LBD has been the epitome of elegance, chicness, and sophistication. It is an essential piece capable of being unraveled in a myriad of different styles. The most famous of all LBDs is Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy design in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This timeless, classic piece serves looks just as fashion icon Audrey Hepburn.
Black as a fashion statement has a long history. In reality, black is the new black! As Dior said in 1954, “You can wear black at any time. You can wear black at any age. You may wear it on almost any occasion. A little black frock is essential to a woman’s wardrobe.”
The Little Black Dress is the perfect combination of elements; it’s an “all-in-one” piece. Predominantly, the LBD is practical. It is the essential clothing item to complete every woman’s fashion collection. An LBD can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. It’s pretty versatile.
This dress ranges from a multitude of styles. The simplest of them all, and easiest to conform to any occasion, being the straight-cut LBD as worn by the model. Be it a cool night out or a casual day, a formal occasion or a morning in the sun, this dress can do it all. Call it a superhero, if you will. LBD to the rescue!
1—A Cool Night Out. Grab your girlfriends for a night on the town. Is your city breezy? Warm up while simultaneously killing the game. Try these add-ons to your look: hoop earrings, a leather jacket, and lace-up sandals. The ensemble would look best with wild lashes and loose hair.
Style achieved: cutting-edge, stylish, and edgy.
2—A Casual Day. Dress down your LBD with these accessories fit for day to day activities like summer strolls in the park and even errand running: a denim jacket, a choker, and a pair of sneakers. Finish with braids and a swift cat-eye.
Style achieved: confident, comfortable, and sporty.
3—A Formal Occasion. Need an outfit for a business meeting? A fancy dinner in the city? A Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Or maybe you just want that extra pizazz for the day. These pairings are perfect to dress up your LBD: pearls, heels, and a bralette. Complete this look with a slick up-do and apply red lipstick for a bold touch.
Style achieved: classy, sophisticated, and Hepburn-esque.
4—A Morning in The Sun. Do I hear coffee date? A trip to the beach perhaps? Look fun and flirty with these must-haves: a floppy hat, sunglasses, and a neck scarf. Style the hair in a low bun.
Style achieved: elegant, fun, and girly.
Oh, the possibilities of an LBD; they’re quite literally endless! It is truly an essential, classic piece.
Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn and share your rendition of an LBD on social media. Don’t forget to tag @CFashionista!