Every holiday season requires a discussion of the LBD. If you’ve read me very often, you know I tend to shy away from all black. I like a bit of individuality and solid black seems not to have that sometimes. I know, a stylist that doesn’t loooovvvee black? Can you believe it? I must say though, I am starting to be a convert. I think I see so many clients that incorporate no color at all and their closets are full of black, that I became kinda anti-black. Truthfully though, the little black dress doesn’t really fall in that category. It is a category unto itself and for good reason. It is an icon, a classic, a “must have” if you will.
Check-out the ones I’ve “done up” below and see what you think. What I’ve tried to do, and what I encourage you to do with a little black dress, as with all your clothing, is to find something that you think makes the dress stand out as you….what will make it different from all the rest? Or maybe the dress itself will be enough!
Okay, here is LBD look #1…
All of these pieces are standout on their own really…..together they create an unbelievable look! Don’t feel obligated to wear a necklace here….an unadorned neck and collarbone can be really nice, plus, you’ve got the earrings drawing attention.
A more covered up look for LBD #2 but no less a knock-out! If you can buy these pumps and/or evening bag, you will have any black evening ensemble made….holidays or not. They are just beautiful! The neckline here is so flattering.
And lastly, holiday look number 3….let me just say, this jacket is an unbelievable deal. It is waaaay marked down and would be a fabulous investment piece. You can find it at Barneys.com. Okay, that’s out of the way, now the dress…..what do you think? Would ostrich feathers work for you? I adore this outfit. A more modern take on the LBD with booties and the feathers.
Of course, most of these pieces could be mixed and matched for any number of outfits. And, certainly, your body type, proportion, etc. will come into play when you create your look. But my point is, play with it, these are not simple black dresses with your black church shoes and your wool winter coat. Some of these items are high dollar some are not. It will take a bit of an effort on your part but when you enter your event you’ll be glad you took the time. When the looks shine like these, keep the hair and makeup simple and pretty. The details on these items can all be found at polyvore.com. Just describe the item or enter the brand name into the ‘search product’ box. The images here are somewhat blurry, they are worth going to the site to see! Hopefully though, you get the vibe I was going for with each one.
More holiday thoughts coming up as the days go on….please call if I can help you create your party look! Thanks for reading,