Tuesday 23 November 2010 - Filed under clothes
Old Hollywood icon, Aubrey Hepburn, showed us how little black dresses can be worn in many ways. But this was way back when movies were black and white and long strands of pearls never fail to bring elegance to any getup. Today, life’s made of more complicated choices which even our little black dresses cannot escape.
When it comes to parties, there’s no other way to go but to dress up! And the nearing holidays are the best time to showcase your girly dexterity when it comes to closet management. Is there a need to purchase a new outfit for every invitation? No, thank God. You will appreciate how classic little black dresses maybe recycled into different outfits for various occasions.
If you’re a fun-loving girl with a big imagination (and a lean budget), the options can still be, overwhelming. Be content with the little black dresses that you have, or at least give in to an article or two that should give an “old thing” some new spunk and personality.
Thrills with frills
Bows may be so last year but they can give your classic dress some pizzazz. Bows are old hat and so are black tube dresses, but when you add the two into one pair—they are just party perfect! If you want to exude some disco fever however, sequined bows should accomplish the trick. Of course, don’t forget to put on high platforms for clubbing or dance nights.
Not all little black dresses should come in silky, velvety materials. You can save the cotton pieces for a hot day or a humid night. If you are looking forward to a beach party, have your black cotton dress ready. You can keep your accessories and makeup to a bare minimum. As per hairstyle, wear your hair down like a hippie. You can add flair to your hair with a turban-like head piece.
Go full with a full skirt
In full-length, a full skirt would ordinarily look matronly but with a shorter hem, you’re just party-ready. Most of them come with petticoats, so it’s easy to pair them off with plain black tops. This charming combo would go well with a small waistline.
Make your Mama proud by sticking to a timeless piece: a nice dress in a solid black color with a touch of Victorian lace. Cut the monotony of a single color by pulling a white belt over the waist and then keep it girly with a clutch bag.
Remember that once you have worn your little black dress to a party, there is still a good fighting chance that you can wear them again to another festive occasion or date night. You can keep coming up with new looks for your collection of little black dresses with a bit of creativity and appreciation for the accessories and jewelry that you may already have. You don’t need to spend a lot to look like a million dollars, thanks to the timeless elegance lent by little black dresses.
2010-11-23 » Ekape