One Is Never Over Or Under Dressed With A Little Black Dress
A little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress, cut and shape may vary but it is often quite short. Fashion historians claim the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou intended to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, and accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral color. It is often simply referred to as the "LBD”.
The little black dress is considered an essential in every woman’s closet to complete wardrobe and a must-have in the rules of fashion. It is such a classic and versatile piece because it can be worn in any occasion by dressing it up or dressing it down. Little black dresses will never be outdated as evidenced by its long standing stay in every fashion season and trend for decades. It will forever remain at the height of chic-ness and will never know no social, style, size or boundaries.
Probably the most famous LBD is the black sheath dresses designed by Hubert de Givenchy and worn by actress Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. It is not the traditional LBD but one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen; many clothing brands since then had copied the design and women around the world are still going ga-ga over it until now. This is just a perfect example that the cut and style of the LBD is not to be boxed.
Being in use for centuries, dresses have changed to suit the needs for each and every occasion. When choosing one, pay attention to whether you will be attending a white tie event, a black tie event, cocktail party, formal event, a dinner party, regular party, a prom, or if you simply need a going out dress. All events have their own dress code, so make sure to ask around prior to it, what kind of event it is and what other guests will be attending it.
It is crucial here to make sure the hemline is of proper length, since that is what sometimes makes the difference between an evening gown suitable for a white tie event and yet out of line for a black tie event. Apart from LBDs every woman should also own an evening wear, just in case the situation calls for it. If you don’t know what design to go for, take inspiration from the Hollywood stars when they attend red carpet events.
Most celebrity dresses are appropriate for formal occasions as well as not so formal ones. They will be definitely as stylish and are surely head turners. When investing into a formal dress, you should always take your personality and body type into consideration, because you want the dress to perfectly flatter your figure and your lovely personality. It is no use going for what is the latest trend if it does not suit your personal style or makes you feel uncomfortable.
Also, fit it in your budget, as it is not wise to spend too much on a dress you will wear only once or twice a year. Celebrity dresses can be costly and many of us may not have the budget for them but there are a lot of alternatives that we can take to have one. We can look for a couturier and have them copied or buy them from reliable online stores (which I believe is cheaper). It’s just a matter of being resourceful and not go running to department store racks and just grab anything that is available.
Be always ready for any occasion, the little black dress and celebrity-inspired dresses never look out of style and will be your BFFs for years to come.