Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Little Black High-low Dress



High Low Black Jersey Dress from Forever 21 (Similar HERE and love HERE) Floral Cape from  Anthropologie
(LOVE this) Henri Bendel Stacked Rings. Black Work Boots from DSW (Adore THESE) Loreal Nail Polish in After Hours(love OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay) Bracelet from Piperlime and Lipstick is Hot Tahiti by MAC

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In 1995, Donna Karan told Harpers Bazaar, "The little black dress is the foundation of a woman's wardrobe." And in 2013 it is still beyond true. From haute to happy hour and workwear to wine night, the little black dress surpasses season, trend, style and age. It remains a symbol of sophistication for all women and in its most modern form, can be echoed in a variety of wardrobes. 


In 1926, Coco Chanel introduced this staple piece in its most basic (workable) design. Calf-length, straight, minimal. During World War 2, designers dropped Chinese crepe for velvet and satin. By the 1960's designers dared to shorten the skirt, use sheer fabrics and completely embody the new female ideal. 

Today, the LBD has grown beyond a "type". It can be One-shouldered, Chiffon, Boat Neck, Mini or even knit. Actually, the dress doesn't have to be little at all. I found this simple high-low jersey dress while browsing for some basics online. It's a bit loose on me, but my inner Rachel Zoe adores this feature. I'm in love with this not-so-little black dress. It's stylish, comfortable and makes me feel a bit like Madison Montgomery. I paired it with this little floral cape and some beat up work boots for a fun contrast between the shabby and the chic.

"Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony."

How do you like to wear your LBD?


5 comments :

  1. Amazing photos!

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  2. adore your haircut! :*

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  3. Awesome look
    love those pics so much
    great job
    Following ^^

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  4. So pretty! Your skin looks flawless! You'll have to share your secret ;)

    Jennifer Ashley
    www.prettylittledetails.ca

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