The Wonders Of An LBD
Coming from a simple sketch by Coco Chanel in 1926 is the Little Black Dress or the LBD that has proven to be a timeless fashion rule sworn by women around the world. From Audrey Hepburn to Emma Watson, LBDs continue to rule the roost on the fashion circuit. Here are some interesting facts you need to know about the revolution of the ever-reliable fashion necessity.
- The phrase ‘LBD’ was first coined by Henry James in his book, ‘The Wings of the Dove’
- Coco Chanel helped popularize the use of LBD’s though many believe that she invented it.
- The Little Black Flapper Dress took the 1930’s by storm for its loose fit and beadwork.
- Christian Dior’s New Look collection in the 1950’s further shortened the hemline of the LBD.
- The most iconic LBD appearance was a Givenchy creation sported by Audrey Hepburn in the opening scenes of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. (1961)
Since its inception, LBDs are popular among women from sixteen to sixty. Its simplicity and versatility makes it a necessary piece of apparel that every woman of substance must own. So even if you own just 1 of it, here’s how you can pep up the little number and strike out a new appearance every time.
- Spice it up: Flaunt your LBD clubbed with a hint of Red. A pair of Red pumps is enough to set the temperatures soaring and making you the cause of envy.
- Bling it on: Embellish your LBD with a shiny brooch or pin and you are raring to go.
- Wrap around you: Move over pashminas and cardigans, a smart tailor-made jacket lets you make the transition from work hours to happy hours. A good furry jacket is also advisable if your LBD is leathery.
- Tap the wild side: Team up your LBD with Animal prints from scarves to staples. But ensure to keep it minimal.
- Bag it: Ideally a humble clutch is the best way to up the glam quotient of your LBD.
So slip into an LBD right away and paint the town, red.