Chances are, you already have one, but if not, you are likely missing out on something big! Well, not literally big, as we are talking about the little black dress, or just LBD. This timeless, iconic yet very simple piece of clothing became insanely fashionable in 1920’s, thanks to clever efforts of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou. We are absolutely sure that at least one little black dress has to sit in your wardrobe at all times. If you are not convinced, stay tuned, as we have 3 unbeatable arguments in our sleeve!
It’s versatile. Created to be a wardrobe staple for many years with no real need to get a new one, this short black dress can be a part of an outfit for almost any occasion. Combine it with a business jacket or a casual cardigan and minimalistic studs, and you’re all set for work. Pair it up with heels and pearls to become the classiest guest at the cocktail party. Feeling casual yet adventurous? With the right accessories and attitude, a denim jacket and a pair of sneakers can be a good company for your little black dress too. Bonus feature: you can create multiple looks in a day in seconds with the LBD by tweaking the rest of the outfit – quite handy for those times when you need to be here, there and everywhere with no spare time for major changes!
It’s a good investment. Ok, we’ve already discussed how versatile the little black dresses are. This actually makes them an amazing fashion investment! Depending on your budget, buy the best one you can get (which will also often mean ‘the most expensive’, although not necessarily). Then, take good care of it – and it’s likely to become your best go-to friend for many-many happy years. A flip side of the same majestic coin – often (but again, not always) due to their simplicity little black dresses can be found in most affordable, core collections of famous designers and fancy brands. So even if you’re trying to save up, with a little bit of research you’ll likely find something more amazing than you were initially hoping for!
It’s flattering. Although there are some general attributes of the little black dress, such as cocktail length and, well, the color, it doesn’t mean they all look the same! Different textures – think cotton, lace, silk, linen or a combination of fabrics. Different shapes – tight or flowing. On or off the shoulders, or even asymmetric. Although you won’t find extreme length variations, the LBD can end slightly above or slightly below the knees. Therefore, you will easily find the perfect one that best suits your shape, demonstrating the most attractive features and concealing any flaws. Not to mention that black is literally the color for everyone without exceptions!
So if you haven’t already, definitely get yourself some timeless classic. As Karl Lagerfeld likes to point out, “One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress”.