The little black dress is a classic for the evening outfits, from the cocktail hour and the later formal happenings.
What can be easier than that? You may think there’s no need to write a blog post about this basic piece of clothes.
Well, I think it is important to shortly talk about that, because of its sophisticated inspiration and origins, despise the fact that it’s nowadays considered a basic piece of wardrobe. There are some things about it that many of you may not know about.
The little black dress was born in the ‘20s, and its first apparition is said to be happened thanks to the creativity of Coco Chanel. Mademoiselle Chanel chose the color black as a symbol of her style at that time, because it represented something elegant but very feminine at the same time. And her LBD was exceedingly modern, elegant, essential.
The little black dress was back in fashion again in the ‘50s, after the Christian Dior’s creation of a new style, the legendary New Look.
How did they wear it then? In spite of what we would expect, the ‘50s girls used to wear it in a very easy way, but what couldn’t be missed was the match with a cocktail ring. It might have been a precious jewel, but most girls would have a semi precious one with colorful stones and a fancy design.
How do we wear it today?
As it is difficult to breathe life again into the beautiful but binding style of the past, we wear this dress in an plain way. Some say that it gives us the possibility of expressing our creativity, but I believe that this is not true at all. In fact, it still is considered a classy and formal choice for the evening, and it is not the Chanel’s working woman day dress anymore.
Here are some fashion style tips for wearing the LBD today:
- Stick to the tradition: wear a statement ring. What is better than this for making your hand gorgeous while holding the glass of your drink?
- A pair of pumps. A mix of glamour and strong personality, all in a pair of shoes.
- Wear earrings or a necklace that fit well with the neckline ad the style of the dress so that you can create some light near your face. After all, you are still wearing black.
How much did you know about this iconic dress ? Do you have one, or more than one LBD in your wardrobe?
Il Little Black Dress è un classico assoluto per la sera, dall’ora dell’aperitivo in poi.
Un abitino, nero. Semplice, no? Parrebbe quasi che non ci sia nemmeno bisogno di un blog post sull’argomento. E invece no. Si tratta di un capo che vanta un’origine decisamente importante. Vediamo perché.
Un po’ di storia: nasce negli anni ’20, e la sua prima creazione è attribuita nientemeno che a Coco Chanel. Mademoiselle Chanel elesse il nero a colore d’elezione, sinonimo di modernità declinata al femminile. E il LBD era moderno, elegante, essenziale.
Ottenne un grande ritorno si successo negli anni ’50, grazie al sorgere del New Look di Christian Dior. Come lo si portava? Con pochi orpelli, ma non poteva mancare il cocktail ring. Oro vero e pietre vere? Oppure di bigiotteria? In realtà non importava, purché fosse colorato, allegro, vistoso.
Come lo indossiamo oggi?
Le linee degli anni ’50 sono decisamente impegnative, e questo capo viene oggi interpretato in modo più easy. Rimane pur sempre una scelta stilistica elegante, per cui consigliamo:
- onorate la tradizione: abbinatevi un anello decisamente vistoso. Cosa c’è di meglio per tenere in mano il bicchiere dell’aperitivo, o del brindisi?
- un paio di décolleté con tacco alto. Femminili, ma decise.
- orecchini o collana che diano luce e che creino un’armonia interessante con l’abito.