Update your look...
Sure this Jan many of us may not be partying but the LBD does not have to retire to the back of the wardrobe just yet! I (Lauren) have asked the amazing Charlotte to pop together an edit of interesting ways to style the one thing that we probably all own in some shape or form… the little black dress. Over to Charlotte!
BY CHARLOTTE HOPE SHANNON
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The Little Black Dress, synonymous with Coco Chanel and the liberal roaring 20’s, is a capsule wardrobe staple. Known in the 18th century as a colour of romance, (yes really), black is a versatile yet effortless colour which has remained a designer dress favourite. From slim-lined silhouettes and silk fabric to knitted wool and flowing minis, the LBD is iconic for a reason.
Traditionally clean lined and short in length, as showcased by Coco Chanel in 1926 American Vogue, the LBD has developed over the years into a widespread interpretation of womanhood. One must never underestimate the popularising power of a little black dress. Even through the lens of 2022, the LBD represents notion of sophistication and demure lines, similar to that of the roaring twenties. It also represents a sense of ease and individuality as it can be tailored for every personality.
Sustainability & versatility..
In the interest of sustainability, the LBD is one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe.
So, from Coco Chanel and Jenifer Aniston, to THAT Princess Diana revenge dress, we’ve curated a myriad of ways to wear a little black dress, inspired by iconic women. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s anyone?