Thursday, May 27, 2010

LITTLE BLACK DRESS REDUX

There is nothing more iconic in fashion history than the Little Black Dress, otherwise known as the LBD.  Every closet should have at least one.   Here's a look at the many incarnations the LBD might take and where you can don them.

L-R: Valentino, Lanvin, Bottega Veneta (style.com)





TRENDY DINNER WITH FRIENDS

If you are going out bar-hopping or trying out a trendy restaurant, an LBD with cascading ruffles down the bib lends the spirit of fun.  You can cinch it with a wide belt for a modern look, or leave it as is.


Moschino

GALLERY HOPPING OR FILM PREMIERE
 This Moschino LBD is wonderfully arty and edgy.  It begs for boots to go with them.  The height of the boots depend on the state of your legs:
  • Long, sexy legs look great with ankle boots or gladiator heels
  • Others might need the balancing effect of calf-high or even over-the-knee boots
  • Architectural jewelry in sharp silver top it off smartly

Narciso Rodriguez
OFF TO THE SYMPHONY

The cowl neck softens the classic sheath shape of this Narciso Rodriguez dress.  It is serious enough for seats to the Symphony and will look great for years.  You can modernize with platform pumps or strappy ankle shooties.

Because of its simple shape, it can do double duty at work, with a structured bag and even a leather belt.  Throw a tailored jacket on top, and you're all business.


VACATION LBD


When I need a packable, simply glamorous evening dress,  I reach for this stretchy halter dress with keyhole decolletage.  Lida Baday makes lots of dresses in stretch, black jersey which defies wrinkles in the suitcase.

This LBD works just as well on a beach vacation for a fancy dinner, yet is sophisticated enough for the big city.

Where are you taking your LBD out to?




2 comments:

  1. Auntie Jen, I've come to realize that of all the dresses that I own, I don't own an LBD.

    I'm learning so much from your blog. Now if only I can convince my mom that I want to empty and re-fill my closet... haha!

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  2. Liya, you and your mom can check out the 2009 post I have: "Shop Your Closet". You might be surprised at what great things you have in the back of your current closet after you finish re-organizing. Then, you can fill in the missing items, like an LBD ... :D

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