This jolly joker item is most probably the one in fashion the most articles have been written about. We can also not skip it moreover it is a must as our brands, Enemy in the Wardrobe’s foundation is the LBD.
In this article we are focusing on one of the favourite key elements of a woman’s wardrobe: the little black dress. One thing is for sure: the LBD is a multifunctional piece that has come a long way.
For a long time, black dresses were associated with mourning and were only worn, when needed. However, in the 1920s the iconic fashion designer, Coco Chanel reinvented the little black dress as a stylish item, any woman can wear. This was the first step towards its success. By the 1930s it became famous and was worn by dancers on stage, in any style and variation. The LBD got quickly also popular in Hollywood, as it looked good on the big screen. In fact, the concept of the dress suitable for day and evening did become both basic foundation and versatile item of every woman’s wardrobe.
Some famous actresses of the time made this piece even more iconic. The blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe wore a figure-hugging dress in Asphalt Jungle. The real breakthrough, however, was in 1961, when Audrey Hepburn appeared in Breakfast at Tiffany’s in the memorable Givenchy dress.
Since then, the LBD is a regular on the red carpet and is present in almost every woman’s wardrobe. In 2010, the term “LBD” got recognized in the Oxford dictionary and is widely used, not only in the fashion industry.
Styling your LBD
Of course LBDs can be various lengths, styles and shapes, which gives women the freedom to choose the ideal one for their silhouette. It can be dressed up and down also, and that is its magic.
You can opt for a figure-enhancing, knee length style, or pick one with an A-line skirt. The perfect dress can be loose fitting or straight-cut with a boat neckline and short sleeves, or a V-neckline without sleeves.
When choosing your dress, remember, this, too it is a key piece of your wardrobe therefore it should make you feel feminine and comfortable at the same time.
An LBD is a perfect base for your outfit and can be combined with heels, or flats, colourful accessories and a handbag to make the look less strict or even more elegant.
We at Enemy in the Wardrobe aim to offer every woman the style for their individual look as we know that each of us has their ideal dress, which can be the most used item of our wardrobe. And what would be better, than having the option of playfully adding colourful touches, accessories to it using our Moods ribbons, belts and bracelets.