Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Fashion Classic - The LBD

The classic Little Black Dress is a style essential for any girls wardrobe. It was made famous by 'Holly Golightly', played by fashion icon Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 classic, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Her stylish Givenchy shift dress hugged her petite frame and the simple design and fabric was complimented by some fabulous pearls.

Audrey Hepburn - Fashion icon and lover of an LBD

The LBD is ever-popular today and in recent years it has mostly taken the form of 'bodycon', thanks greatly to Herve Leger's iconic bandage dress.

This season however, the LBD has a much more exaggerated silhouette, fitted on top and an A-line, skater skirt - the fuller the better.

One of my favourites is this Red Valentino dress with flared skirt and spotty mesh neckline.

Red Valentino at Net-a-Porter - £745 (www.net-a-porter.com)
This ruched lace and taffeta dress by Nina Ricci is so classy and chic but at the same time really young and modern - I love it!!

Nina Ricci at Net-a-Porter £2,355 (www.net-a-porter.com)
This fab black stretch jersey dress with cute shoulder ties is the perfect base to add some to-die-for, statement accessories.

Yves Saint Laurent at Net-a-Porter £1,470 (www.net-a-porter.com)
This mini dress by French designer Carven is super-cute and a perfect 'go-to' dress for any occasion.

Carven at Net-a-Porter - £335 (www.net-a-porter.com)
I love the neckline on this sexy Versace dress and the leather panels on the waist are amazing too.

Versace at Net-a-Porter - £1,700 (www.net-a-porter.com)
The lace sleeves and crystal embellishment detail on this dress are a work of art and the deep V's on the front and back of the dress are amazing and really make the dress stand out from the crowd.


Balensi at Farfetch - £3,739 (www.farfetch.com)
If your budget won't quite stretch to 'just off the runway', then there are cheaper alternatives on the faithful high street.

Oasis have a new range of classy dresses that are sure to tempt you. I love this black, long sleeve flared dress with lace front panel.

Oasis - £65 (www.houseoffraser.co.uk)
Online, Topshop have the best selection of fabulous LBD's at the moment. Jones and Jones have a number of fab dresses - all for UNDER £70! Amazing value for money...

Vicky Dress by Jones and Jones at Topshop - £65 (www.topshop.com)

'Laura' dress by Jones and Jones at Topshop - £60 (www.topshop.com)

Audrey Dress by Jones and Jones at Topshop - £60 (www.topshop.com)

Metallic and neon accessories look amazing with an LBD and will ensure that your outfit will never be dull. Simply changing the accessories will  keep your dress looking fabulous and up-to-date for seasons to come...

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