Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fatal Attraction 2 - The Little Black Dress

We hear it all the time; every woman should have at least one little black dress (LBD) in her wardrobe. Another classic item popularized by the great Coco Chanel, the LBD has been around for decades. Early styles were simple and effortlessly chic, with full skirted and shift dresses being common choices.


photo courtesy vintagetextile.com


These days, while many women still opt for the classic LBD, modern versions have been updated to different silhouettes and include eye catching details to suit the times and the personal style of the wearer.

Actress Emmy Rossum attended the Metropolitan Opera on April 21 in a Fall 2007 YSL black ruffled minidress. While the shape of the dress is simple, the gorgeous details of the dress add more than enough interest.


photo courtesy justjared.buzznet.com


Below are some great LBDs that will stand out even in a sea of black.




#1: Stenay Sequin Dress - US$67.90
http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2951358/0~2376788~6002242~6007533~6007554?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6007554&P=1

#2: Oasis Puff Sleeve Shine Dress - UK£30.00 (US$66.03)
http://www.asos.com/countryid/2/Oasis/Oasis-Puff-Sleeve-Shine-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=226302&cid=4166&clr=Black&Rf-200=4&sh=0

#3: Asymmetrical One Shoulder Dress - US$34.95
http://www.chicstar.com/storefront/listproducts.aspx?idProduct=4940

#4: Michelle Dress - US$54.50
http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID=1773&itemID=49417&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=

#5: Ruffled Shift Dress - US$29.80
http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=dresses&product%5Fid=2049062967&Page=all

#6: CAGEY Rosette Accented Minidress - US$26.99
http://stores.channeladvisor.com/cutesyshoes/items/item.aspx?itemid=5100057

6 comments:

AsianCajuns said...

Fantastic blog, and fantastic post on the LBD. I was eying the F21 dress last night!

Danz said...

Thanks. Yeah, I'm a fan of anything ruffly so that dress is perfect.

because im addicted said...

a woman cant live without a little black dress. great post!

Danz said...

Thanks!

Lil Midget said...

Gorgeous! I like number 3 (especially the bell-shaped sleeve..elegant!) and number 5 (ruffles!!!)

Danz said...

I loved the bell sleeved one as well! It would definitely make a statement. I saw a similar dress on Nordstrom but of course it was way more expensive so I think for less than $40, it's a great deal.