Hidden amongst all of the clutter in your closet lies that one dress that will never let you down. It can withstand through any occasion, mask your deepest, darkest body secrets, and even survive a few accidental drink spills on a drunken night. In reading books by Fashion gurus such as Nina Garcia, Tim Gunn and Michael Kors all concur the same notion – that the little black dress (LBD) will NEVER go out of style!

History paints a pretty picture of the little black dress, dating all the way back to 1884 in the canvas oil painting called the Portrait of Madame X. Years later,  the LBD made another cameo when Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel published a picture of a short, simple black calf-length dress in American Vogue. And finally, we all know which 1960’s socialite epitomized the ideal look of the LBD – none other than Audrey Hepburn wearing Givenchy in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Needless to say, it is evident that the LBD is the uniform for all women of taste.

Audrey

Now that we are finished our history lesson for the day, let EGL guide you in the right direction for your modern-day lesson on nailing the LBD.

The Structured LBD

– A mixture of menswear with a subtle femininity

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(Photo Credit: Retrieved February 21, 2016 from www.aqaq.com; www.bcbg.com)

 

The Versatile Wrap Dress

– The iconic Diane Von Furstenberg signature look that conforms and comforts all  body types

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(Photo Credit: Retrieved February 21, 2016 from www.dvf.com; www.citychiconline.com; www.forever21.com)

 

A Cut Above the Rest

– A few geometric cuts and trims here and there make the LBD a little more sexier…

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(Photo Credit: Retrieved February 21, 2016 from www.aqaq.com; www.monifc.com; www.nastygal.com)

 

And for the rebels that dare to be different, opt to try the “not so little black dress”…

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(Photo Credit: Retrieved February 21, 2016 from www.monifc.com; www.asos.com; www.aqaq.com)

Have a favorite LBD that we haven’t shown here? Then show us at EGL by leaving a comment below. And always remember –

One is never over- or under-dressed with a little black dress. – Karl Lagerfeld

Written by Paris B. at inastylenearyou.com

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