No wardrobe can be without a little black dress. It’s a failsafe outfit that is the one thing you can pull out of the wardrobe when you have those ‘nothing to wear’ moments. I have a wardrobe of little black dresses which I know cover every occasion and never look anything less than chic. And celebrity fashionistas know the value of the LBD too. From Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys, and Marilyn Monroe wearing Norman Norell, black dresses have always been a style staple for the Holywood greats. And stars like Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Moss show that the power of the little black dress is still alive and kicking in the 21st century.
So if you are stuck for something to wear this festive season, take the pressure off and opt for the classic..the little black dress.
The sophisticated Look -Miranda Kerr
The Roland Mouret galaxy dress is a modern design classic, and the influence shows no signs of disappearing. This fabulous dress from A Wear channels the Galaxy elegance so you can get Miranda Kerr’s elegance and maybe bag yourself an Orlando Bloom!
The cute look – Alexa Chung
Black dresses do not have to be super sophisticated cocktail numbers. Alexa showed that the ultra pretty, covered up puritan style can look gorgeous on gamine beauties. You can get the look at Dorothy Perkins.
The glamourpuss – Jennifer Aniston
If ever there was a modern queen of the little black dress it would surely be Jennifer Aniston. Jennifer has worn little black dresses so many times on the red carpet it is almost a shock to the system if she opts for sparkles. She always lets the dress do the talking, and you can steal her slinky style in this number from Dorothy Perkins.
The Flapper – Hilary Duff
1920s styling is such a hot look, and is perfect for the LBD trend because it is the decade that saw Coco Chanel invent the little black dress. Hilary Duff looked gorgeous when she fully embraced the look, but you can tone down the look and look fabulous at any Christmas party with this dress from Oasis. Acres of beads optional.
The Icon – Kate Moss
Kate Moss has worn a lot of little black dresses over the years, and never fails to look anything less than amazing. One of my favourite looks this year was the strapless gown that she wore to the Rimmel lipstick launch. Is there a better party dress than this? You can get a similar look from Miss Selfridge.
The Goddess – Christina Hendricks
The great things about Little black dresses are that they flatter everyone. A prime example of this is the glorious Christina Hendricks, who often dresses her voluptuous figure in black dresses. But no smock efforts for Christina. She literally pours her curves in for total va va voom. You can get a similar look from Evans.