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The Allure of the LBD

When in doubt, pull out the little black dress

The Little Black Dress wasn't invented by Coco Chanel, but in 1926 her marketing genius made every woman believe that “just like every household needed a Model T Ford, every woman needs a Chanel black dress”.  Chanel’s words are true to this day almost one hundred years later, when current Paris runways are showing LBDs as a fashion statement and recreating the classic silhouette with various sleeve lengths, hemlines, and trim. An LBD is the perfect go-to when you feel you have “nothing to wear”.  

It can be a black suit; Yves Saint Laurent shocked the fashion world with a woman in a tuxedo jacket and trousers during his 1966 runway show and that version is still popular today for its shock value, maybe now just a wink. A top and skirt can also be your choice of classic LBD, depending on what you feel your best in. The perfect LBD can be dressed up or down with accessories: paired with sneakers and a denim jacket, or a sparkly necklace and fabulous shoes and it will take you anywhere.  You might even be the best-dressed person in the room!