My top favs for 2022
“All a girl needs is a little black dress, A hot as an accessory is optional” Sharilynn Hanslo
The iconic LBD
“The little black dress may have been introduced by Coco Chanel, but it was Audrey Hepburn who made the garment famous in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s” LBDs are simple black dresses that can be worn for evening or cocktail occasions. Fashion historians attribute the little black dress’ origins to Coco Chanel’s 1920s designs. The LBD is a versatile, affordable, long-lasting, and widely accessible garment. Two things make the little black dress iconic: timeless elegance and affordable chic. In 1926, it democratized fashion when it entered the style consciousness. With its short length and simplicity, it meant that any woman could afford to be chic. In making black fashionable, Chanel popularized the look and, as a result, the color, previously worn only in mourning or for piety (like ecclesiastical garb), became fashionable.
Vogue nicknamed one of her snappy, drop-waisted LBDs “The Chanel Ford”–the dress that all the world would wear in 1926. Today, men are embracing the trend, too, although they are not all wearing Chanel. The LBD was first defined by Christian Dior in the 1950s as a full-skirted, wasp-waisted dress. Yves Saint Laurent’s sheer, feather-trimmed number of the latter part of that iconoclastic decade is as representative of the early 1960s as Hubert de Givenchy’s little black dress for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. There are so many ways to style the spare, LBD that it will never go out of style.
The LBD (Silk Slip dress)
As a girl who adores silk slips, I believe everyone should own at least one. Silk slips can be somewhat polarizing for some since it resembles nightwear for some, but I believe everyone should wear at least one. Women’s slip dresses are dresses that resemble petticoats or under-slips. There are usually spaghetti straps on this dress, which is traditionally cut on the bias. Through the use of lace and sheer elements, the slip dress offered glimpses of the body beneath it. Although it looked like an undergarment, thats part of its seduction. The dress was designed to be seen as subtlety provocative yet also simple and understated.
How to wear it
Pair it with a blazer, red lip and killer heels. Although the LBD is designed to be easy to style with basic accessories, when I’m wearing a silk LBD I feel anything but basic. Wear your makeup naturally or pair it with a bold red lip for a sultry look.
The black blazer
Throughout the 1940s, the blazer became a symbol of female empowerment. California and the Southwest became well known for the pachuca, or zoot suit, worn by Mexican American women during World War II The black oversized blazer has become a staple and must have an item for every capsule closet. There are no limits to how you can style a blazer.
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The short LBD
The short LBD screams look but don’t touch.
The short LBD is more daring, it commands attention in the most covert way. The short LBD dress can be worn with black open-toe or red heels to add a splash of color pop. For a semi-casual semi-casual look pair, it with a cut-off black leather jacket and belt.
To get that snatched waist to opt for a classic waist belt with a buckle to accentuate and draw attention to the waist.
Silk slip dress