Black & Versatile

by | May 6, 2021 | Blog

I could begin with the endless quotes that speak about timelessness of the “little black dress” (LBD) inspired by Coco Chanel for years to come by her fashion radicalism, or how Audrey Hepburn made it into an essential icon garment that placed the LBD on the elegant sophistication pedestal with the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. But instead, I’ll just show you the new LBD styles, the ones you should really invest in now and why.

The colour black makes the dress so versatile, that you can literally do just about anything with how you wear it. Add sneakers and an oversized blazer to go meet your friends for a coffee? No problem, chill and easy. Tan heeled mules with a quilted leather shoulder bag and some gold accessories for a night out or formal dinner? Yes, please, body flattering and classy.

It’s a colour with depth. Black is bold, but still approachable, when styled with a contrasting accessory (you can go as jazzy as you like, as seen with the yellow bag below) or paired with an oversized jacket/ blazer.

Soft feel fabrics, puffed sleeves, elasticated bust and the décolletage-exposing square necklines showing skin are a big and seductive trend that will surely be a hit for the upcoming seasons, with historic style icon Marie Antoinette leading the way.

Try on via Puctto

Try on via Puctto

Try on via Puctto

Try on via Puctto

 

I did say I wouldn’t start with a quote, but I’ll definitely finish with two! I do believe, these are some of the greatest fashion houses and these words show us the importance of black as a color and the LBD hanging in our wardrobes.

Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White, too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” – Coco Chanel

You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion; a ‘little black frock’ is essential to a woman’s wardrobe.” – Christian Dior

With sophistication and class,

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