The Little Black Dress

Today’s blog post is inspired by SPI’s dear friend Lindsay Maskell.

Why is the “little black dress” (LBD) such an essential wardrobe staple for women? Well it is simple-it is elegant and sophisticated. It can be dressed up or down depending on the function you are attending. Paired with pumps it can take a business look to a fun night on the town just by adding accessories.

Apart of fashion history, the LBD was made famous by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Her 1926, versions were simple and became popular due to its accessibility to women of all social levels. It’s popularity continued during the Great Depression as it was seen as economic elegance.

In 1961, Audrey Hepburn made the LBD, iconic and boosted its popularity by wearing the tailored Givenchy dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

What is most fascinating about this wardrobe essential is that it’s a fashion item that has not gone out of style. You can spend $20.00 – to over $1000.00 but it still has the power to make you feel sexy. It fights trends and saves budgets, making it a fashion anomaly!

What I really enjoy about Lindsay’s looks is the way she manages to accessorize her outfits. During a recent cocktail fundraiser she wore this Ralph Lauren (black dress) with Christian Louboutin- Bianca Pumps. The Chanel pearl necklace that Ann Hathaway wears in The Devil Wears Prada adds the right amount of class-I heart that necklace!

Below you can find a few LBD’s that are SPI approved.

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From Left to Right: French Connection $128, BCBG $229, Mendocino $205

I am a huge fan of the LBD, I counted 13 different versions in my closet. My most recent addition was a shirt dress from H&M for 29.99 that I plan to pair with black booties!

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Hope you enjoyed todays post- till next time.


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