Dec 9, 2019

Holiday Quick List- A “Basic” LBD

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

The Little Black dress.

Holiday options from sexy to conservative that will help you celebrate the holidays in style.

Christine Dress @ The Reformation.com $218.00

The number ONE item that every woman should have in her closet is a little black dress also known as  the LBD. When you’re shopping for a  BASIC black dress, it’s best to choose one with simple and clean lines. In going for a more basic silhouette you will gain oodles of wardrobe options by simply switching up the accessories and choice of shoes.

The LBD(s) below range from sexy to conservative. Each and every selection will offer you a beautiful bevy of wardrobe possibilities. Enjoy!

Manning Cartell Australia Knit Dress @ Shopbop.com $366.00

LIKELY Mora Dress @ Shopbop.com $298.00)

Alice &Olivia -Coley Dress @Shopbop.com ($440.00 SALE $308.00)

Black Halo Marissa Sheath Dress @ Shopbop.com $345.00

Alex Perry Aislinn Dress @modaoperandi.com $1,000.00 SALE $675.00)

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Aug 16, 2018

Throwback Thursday

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight

Coco Chanel

Known for designing so many style staples that stood the test of time:

The Chanel Jacket

Chanel  Pearls (layered to perfection)

Chanel handbag (quilted leather  with stitching detail)

and  the LBD (little black dress) !

Image Circa 1959.

Image Courtesy of Elle.com

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Oct 19, 2009

Wardrobe Basic-The LBD/Little Black Dress!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Wardrobe basics
Coco Chanel-the LBD Birthmother!

Coco Chanel-the LBD Birthmother!

Blame it on Coco-the originator of the LBD-possibly the best invention in fashion… EVER!!!

 The “little black dress” is considered “THE” wardrobe essential. Coco Chanel originally designed the LBD in 1926 as a dress that was functional yet chic, wouldn’t show stains and would fit every woman. American Vogue referred to the LBD as the “Ford of Fashion”in reference to Henry Ford’s Model T. Needless to say this is one wardrobe item that has certainly stood the test of time.

The LBD is still the one item that every woman must own. Here are a few tips if you buy only one… (If that’s even possible)….:

 The LBD Guidelines 

•1.     Purchase the simplest of styles when it comes to the LBD.  The less detail aka, ruffles, pleating, puckering etc. the better. KEEP IT SIMPLE!

•2.     Buy the best fabrication you can possibly afford. Crepe is great. So is lightweight wool. Cotton with a hint of spandex helps define shape but avoid any fabric that wrinkles.

•3.     Look for a perfect fit. Make sure it doesn’t pull at the bust, waist hip or underarm. If it does- go up a size and have it altered.

•4.     The perfect length for most women is at or just above the knee. You don’t want a dress to hit mid-calf unless you’re over 6 feet and want to look shorter or heavier. Is there anyone that wants that? I think not. (O.K. maybe Giselle Buncheon but she is a freak of nature because she is so beautiful and that doesn’t count.)

5.    In choosing a simple black dress rest assured that you can dress it up or down with your choice of shoes, stockings, or accessories…the whole aim of the LBD- is to be versatile…yet chic.

6.    Thank Coco!

Audrey Hepburn in the most famous LBD of all time!

Audrey Hepburn in the most famous LBD of all time!

 

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