It is hard to believe there was ever a time that the ‘Little Black Dress’ wasn’t the chicest item in a lady’s wardrobe. But black dresses were once there solely required for mourning wear, not for every day use, and certainly not for evening wear. Thank goddess then, for Coco Chanel.
The Little black dress became the modern icon of style, worn by Audrey when she took ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, By Princess Diana as her revenge dress, by Kate Moss in a myriad of unforgettable looks, and by every young girl aiming at ‘Sophistication’. And whether you wear a simple black shift as a no-nonsense work look, or full on evening glamour, you know you can’t go far wrong with a black frock.
Wallis has a fabulous range this season, with styles from shift dress to full length red-carpet looks. There are all length of sleeves, flattering side ruching, and embellishment perfect for the upcoming Christmas party season. I’ve picked my ten favourites, but there are many, many more that are just gorgeous.
Take a look and tell me what you think.