October 27, 2008

In search of the perfect LBD


The Little Black Dress or LBD, is a staple in a womans wardrobe. This weekend, it was a mission of mine to find the perfect LBD for a upcoming event. I set my mind on one that could be dressed up or down & that was timeless. However you as a bride to be, if you decide to have an "after 5 ceremony & reception" you so could dress your attendants in a LBD & they would be able to wear it again! {Bonus}

Wikipedia defines it as:

A little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often with a short skirt, originally made popular in the 1920s by the fashion designer Coco Chanel. Intended by Chanel to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral color. Its continued ubiquity is such that many refer to it by its abbreviation, LBD.

The "little black dress" is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe it a "rule of fashion" that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear or with more ornate jewelry and accessories for evening. Because it is meant to be a staple of the wardrobe for a number of years, the style of the little black dress ideally should be as simple as possible: a short black dress that is too clearly part of a trend would not qualify because it would soon appear dated.

Here are a few of my favorites from Nordstrom & White House/Black Market:

Nordstrom:
White House\Black Market:

Which one is your favorite???

6 comments:

Jennifer Creed said...

Ooo...I need a LBD bad! I love 4, 6, and 8!

A. Latrice said...

My favorite is #5, its super cute!

letrice@Le'Penn Designs said...

#1 and #2 are definitely more my style!

A. Latrice said...

I love 1 & 2 also, Actually I love them all!!

An Atlanta Bride said...

Love that last black dress!

A. Latrice said...

Atlanta Bride, Love the last pic as well! I've actually placed that on the list for a upcoming holiday party!