The little black dress, or known to many of us as “The LBD.” I remember thinking of the LBD as just a basic fashion staple that many women wear on a day-to-day basis but this type of dress is much more than that. It helps women be fashionable, on trend, and sophisticated, while still remaining comfortable. It can be worn to work and also to date night with just a few changes. The entire look can differ depending on how daring or conservative you wish to be.
Probably one of the most famous LBDs is the one wore by Audrey Hepburn in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” This dress was designed by Givenchy, and while this was a long dress, it has remained as an inspiration for today’s LBDs. This is a more classic and conservative dress, especially because it was for the early ‘60s, when the era of Mod was just beginning.
Today’s LBD has changed tremendously. It still offers the same classic, chic look that we all strive to achieve, but it also has a play on sexiness. Whether you opt for a short, long, sheer, sleeveless, cutout LBD, if worn to fit your body type and show off your assets, you are sure to impress wherever you go.
There is also a new version of the LBD, which is the LWD, or the Little White Dress. This color is often worn during the spring and summer days, usually post Memorial Day, but also looks great for Winter White. What will be even better is mixing the two colors since the black and white color blocking is such a major fashion trend at the moment. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors and styles.
If you are over the LBD or LWD, try different colors such as emerald (the Pantone color of the year), red, coral, whichever color you please, maybe even a fun print. The Little Black Dress has evolved so much over the decades but it is definitely a look that will be worn for many years to come.
Also, the great thing about the LBD is that it doesn’t necessarily have to be little! It can be a long dress with a sheer overlay, or even a slit. It can be a midi length dress, it can have the newest slit trend, the “M” slit, there are so many beautiful and endless options.
Here’s one of my favorite versions of the LBD…
What is your favorite LBD or little dress of a different color or print? How do you style it?