Little Black Dresses
One of the most versatile and most essential clothes a woman could ever own is the little black dress. There are so many types of little black dresses, and so many ways they can be worn to fit different occasions. In this blog post, we’ll be taking you through various aspects of the Little Black Dress (famously known as the “LBD”), including a brief history and some styling tips.
A Brief History of the Little Black Dress
Did you know that the first recognized LBD in fashion history was crafted by Coco Chanel? That’s right! Before it became a fashion staple, wearing a simple black dress as a fashion statement was frowned upon. It wasn’t seen as glamorous or chic, it was an outfit for mourning and sorrow. However, in 1926, dab in the middle of the Roaring Twenties, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel changed all that. The first LBD was designed by her and featured on the cover of an October issue of the Vogue magazine.
Back then, dresses tended to lean on the colorful and bright spectrum, so the introduction of the black dress as a fashionable item was groundbreaking. Coco Chanel was already famous for her innovative and unconventional fashion escapades, so it was easy for the LBD to ride on the wave of her fame. The LBD eventually made her even more famous, as many women eventually embraced it as part and parcel of their glam wardrobe.
Styling Tips for your Little Black Dress
With an edgy jacket: Channel your inner bad girl with an edgy jacket over your LBD. The little black dress + leather jacket combo is great, and when finished with a pair of chunky heeled boots, you know you’re good to go.
With a printed coat: The LBD is black, well that’s obvious. This gives you a lot of room to go as wild as you can with what you pair it with. Coats printed with bright colors and patterns, and even with animal prints are great to wear over an LBD.
With a pair of sneakers: Go glam casual by pairing your LBD with sneakers. You can choose to go monochrome with black sneakers, or create an aesthetically pleasing contrast effect with white sneakers. You can also choose to add a pop of color with bright sneakers.
With knee-high boots: Also known as tall boots, these are a great addition to your LBD outfit, because they add some extra sass and sophistication.
Feel free to style your little black dress in any way you want to. One dress gives you an endless world of possibilities, and you can create a plethora of outfits fitting into different occasions and aesthetics.