I'm back for round two of The Style Report! This month I'm highlighting the merits of the little black dress (LBD) and making the argument that it's basically the perfect wardrobe staple. It's both classic and versatile, and I'm going to show you how you can take your fav style from a Saturday at the market, to the office, and out for drinks or to an event.
Ready? Let's go.
The LBD is often talked about in the context of evening wear, but with the right material, style, and fit it can easily accomplish so much more. As I mentioned already, this month I'm showing you three distinct outfits ranging from day to night all using the same dress as a base.
The dress in question is a basic, fitted tank dress from H&M I bought several years ago. I have run the gamut with it, from casual days to weddings, and it has never let me down. This isn't one style suits all though, the trick is finding the one that works with your shape and personal style the best.
The true beauty of a classic piece like the LBD is that it acts as a perfect canvas. I always talk to my clients about looking at their clothes as canvases for the details that truly allow them to be different. Outerwear, shoes, bags, scarves, jewellery - it's these accessories that make the difference. Each outfit showcased here is the result of starting with the same dress and combining the same basic pieces, but the style of those pieces and the combination they are in help define the look.
A couple of tips from me to you:
1. Master the art of accessorising and you'll always have something to wear.
2. Every woman could use a little help from our good friend Spanx.
Stores are in a bit of a seasonal transition right now with their inventory as they move from Summer to Fall, but I managed to find some sweet gems and some sweeter deals - get 'em before they go!