LBD = Little Black Dress

14 04 2009

So I was getting ready to work on a project for a contest I’m in (I won’t go into details here), and that prompted a search for the perfect little black dress.

The little black dress is a staple for any girl’s wardrobe because it can be worn in a variety of ways and a number of different events from the casual to the ultra-glamorous, or from the conservative and sophisticated  to the high-fashion and sexy.

The little black dress, or LBD as it is often shortened, was originally created by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in the 1920s. Chanel wanted a fashion statement that would be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral color. Before the 1920s, black was ordinarily only worn for those who were in mourning, but during World War I there were many deaths, so wearing black in public was more acceptable.

The most important part of the little black dress today is that it can be accessorized to be worn for just about any occasion. The dress can be worn for years because it never goes out of style and is an important staple for any woman’s closet.

here are a few favorite lbd’s that I collected on polyvore.com!

Little Black Dress

They are clockwise from upper left.

1. silk eyelet detail dress: mytheresa.com

2. Black bow mini prom dress: fashionright.com

3. Black stud strapless dress: dorothyperkins.com

4. Black Marilyn prom dress: my-wardrobe.com

5. Alexander Wang silk crepe slim dress: lagarconne.com

6. Chiffon flowers top: forever21.com

7. Catherine Malandrino ruffle silk belted dress: net-a-porter.com

8. Jewel neck satin dress: forever21.com

9. Tie neck dress: oli.co.uk

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21 04 2009
Katie

Hi nice blog 🙂 I can see a lot of effort has been put in.

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