It’s Saturday night and you have been looking forward to that party all week, only to realize you have no cool clothes to wear! Let’s face it – you probably have two hundred ladies dresses in your wardrobe but none of them fit the bill. Or maybe your best friend still hasn’t returned your favorite low cut dress. Instead of recalling your favorite FML moments, you can turn to the one solution for all occasions – the little black dress!
Yes, it is a cliché, the little black dress. But there couldn’t be an easier way to look sexy. With the increasing focus on today’s trashy and tasteless fashion everyone can do with a fresh breath of sophistication. Show off your little black dress the right way and you will have the right type of men falling all over you.
What is the LBD?
By definition, a little black dress is a short black cocktail or evening dress with a simple and feminine design or style. The general consensus is that the little black dress must be simple because simplicity equates to versatility that allows you to wear the dress everywhere – literally. A short black dress that follows a specific trend would appear dated once the trend wears off and would not qualify as the quintessential LBD.
The Oxford Dictionary defines the Little Black Dress (LBD) as a woman’s short or medium-length black dress that is suitable for almost any social engagement – and we could not agree more.
Why is the LBD so Important
When you ask fashion experts about one must-have closet staple for women, the answer is most often a little black dress.
There are a number of reasons why the LBD is considered such an important piece of clothing in your wardrobe and the key to understanding this lies in accepting its minimalism. Black is a statement that does not need to make a statement at all. The best designers in the world agree that true style lies in the form, and not in embellishments or garish trends. This is where black rules the roost. Its minimalism takes away everything that is unimportant, and channels your focus only on its crisp color, and pure aesthetic.
A quality little black dress symbolizes effortless elegance, simplicity, and style. It is an essential dress in every woman’s wardrobe because it is not only iconic but also versatile and timeless. Dress your LBD up or down using different accessories, shoes, and add-on clothing such as a denim shrug or blazer with ease and enjoy style flexibility you need in a pinch.
Who invented the Little Black Dress
During the Victorian era, a grieving widow was expected to wear black for at least two years – All of this changed at the will of a woman named Coco Chanel – The story behind the little black dress
The LBD is most famously associated with Coco Chanel, but it is worth noting that Chanel did not invent the Little Black Dress.
Some famous Little Black Dresses over the ages:
Black dresses are always iconic statement dresses. Worn over the ages, a few have been remarkable enough to be constantly remembered and referred to. Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s is nearly 60 years old and it will always be the iconic black dress.
Audrey Hepburn – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Robert Palmer (video) – Addicted To Love (perhaps more famous for the red lips)
Lady Diana’s Revenge Dress – After separation from Prince Charles
Liz Hurley’s safety pin dress – later worn by Lady Gaga
Angelina Jolie – Maleficient. Check out the amazing photos with Brad!
Kim Kardashian – sexy before the wedding
Rihanna – Most Desirable Women Award 2014