Friday, December 17, 2010

The Little Black Dress- A Fashion Icon

Like a true friend, devoted husband or a love "affair", the little black dress is the one thing that you can rely on. It's always available, never goes out of style and makes a powerful statement.
Designer Coco Chanel has been credited with coining the term "little black dress"

Most fashionistas will agree that it is a must-have staple that every woman should have in her closet. Is your little black dress a fashion icon? It is if you can answer yes to the following questions:

  • Is it versatile enough to go from the office to a cocktail party?
  • Does it reflect your style and make you feel fabulous?
  • Is it the perfect background for your bold accessories?
  • Can you wear it many times, without others realizing it's the same dress?

Here are some of memorable LBD moments:
Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy LBD in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Princess Diana after Prince Charles televised confession of adultery

First Lady Michelle Obama's offical White House potrait

So what is your most memorable LBD moment? Where and how did you wear your LBD?


  1. Keren,
    I'm always kinda 'whatever' about the LBD. Yes, it's a must have, but I do not consider it my go-to item. In fact, I think I can achieve the same look with other items and probably still exude as much fabulosity. That said, I did pick up a velvet black dress reminiscent of the ones we wore during high school days (remember they came in black, royal, wine with scalloped neckline then). When I bought it, I thought: "Let's kick this up a notch with a corseted belt and suede boots." I'll send picks.

  2. I loved this post! I used to feel the same way as Kawana until I found the perfect LBD. And according to this post, my LBD is a fashion icon. Kawana I think you should use the questions from this post to help you find the perfect LBD.