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New Ideas for the LBD

Just in Time for the Holidays - 6 Simple Ways to Elevate the Little Black Dress

The little black dress, or LBD, as it has come to be known, is a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. Popularized in 1926 when Coco Chanel published it in Vogue - who declared it would become “a sort of uniform for women of taste” - it has transcended time to remain a rare staple in the ever-changing fashion world - a unicorn of sorts.

So, what exactly is it about this fashion phenomenon that makes it so alluring and timeless? Like the slender reed that bends in the storm while the mighty oak breaks, its versatility is the very thing that has helped it survive and thrive decade after decade. The LBD is a fashion chameleon changing with the times. 

1. Simple & Slick - This look is great for a night out with the girls or a New Year's Eve party. Ruching is the secret ingredient that adds pizzazz while sculpting a flattering silhouette. The off-the-shoulder cut, patterned tights, and a pair of pumps amp up the look.

2. Lucky in Leather - A classic leather jacket and a pair of strappy pumps are the perfect accessories for cooler winter nights. Fashion Tip: Every woman needs a black or brown leather jacket in her closet.

3. Tulle-ightful Elegance! - A simple floor-length, wrap-around tulle skirt will give you an instant air of elegance.

4. Faux-get-about-it! - Add faux leather leggings and leopard print booties to the moto leather jacket for an edgier vibe. Fashion Tip: Adding leggings to any LBD is a great winter hack to avoid the cold while still looking hot.

5. Imposterble - A silver sequined fingertip-length blazer and a pair of patent leather ankle boots perfectly complement this skort and bralette combo masquerading as an LBD.

6. Walk on the Wild Side! - Lace detail on the V-neck blouse adds a feminine flair to the edgier animal print jacket. No time to change? No problem. This combo will take you from the office to a holiday party without missing a beat.

Thanks to our local boutiques for providing exquisite clothing allowing Sara Schultz, personal stylist, to create stunning looks for our model Jasmyne Tsiris - Prairie Trading Company, The Mix Topeka, The Pink Suitcase, Plato’s Closet. For style inspiration, contact Sara at 785-845-5963.