That Little Black Dress

The little black dress has become a wardrobe staple by women ever since Coco Chanel popularized it in the 1920s. The initial design Chanel published in Vogue in 1926 was just a simple, straight dress that falls just right at the calves.

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Today however, decades after it was introduced, the little black dress aka the LBD has undergone different transformations in terms of cut, length, and embellishments. While many manufacturers still subscribe to the original design, many LBDs available in the market are shorter, more body-hugging, more revealing, and more decorated that sometimes they tend to look tacky. However, many are still well-designed just like the following little black dresses I found on DressFirst.com, which will certainly suit women of various tastes.

The Ballerina

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This A-line LBD reminds me so much of the film The Black Swan. This dress is perfect for girls who want to show off a bit of skin while still looking chic and regal.

The Heiress

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This sequined dress is perfect for those girls who are fond of attending cocktail or corporate parties. The embellishments are balanced by the modest cut. Additionally, girls who want to show off their gorgeous collar bones may find this dress suitable for that agenda.

The Vixen

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This dress can make or break your outfit depending on the styling. Sexy LBDs like this do not need much accessorizing—a simple pair of earrings and bracelet would do the trick. After all, the main accessory for this kind of dress will be YOU.

The Sweetheart

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Designs like this will always be my favorite. It has all the qualities of the above-mentioned dresses. It has the right amount of embellishments—it may be a little short but it’s perfect for petite girls like me. The one-shoulder venus cut also provides the right amount of playfulness. This kind of LBD is fit for occasions such as the school prom; it’s definitely something sweet and fun girls would opt to wear.

DressFirst has a wide array of little black dresses to choose from. It’s important to remember though that to make an LBD standout, overaccessorizing is not very advisable. LBDs are usually great when paired with very minimal jewelry and simple shoes.

Hearting Valentino: The 2011 Pre-Fall Collection

More often than not, ordinary dressers (like me) refuse to wear designs from runway shows for the following reasons:

  • The designs are very out-of-this-worldly, it’s quite embarrassing, instead of uplifting, wearing them in public.
  • They seem to be patterned to a modelesque physique alone.
  • The costs are pretty expensive for average earners.

The last one being the most common, which also explains why many of us sacrifice personal style. We have to admit that better-looking clothes carry hefty price tags. We have to take note though that we don’t have to buy LV or Chanel-like garments  just to be considered in style; it is also a big NO-NO to buy fake ones, and worse announce that they’re authentic. There are alternatives to looking great without burning holes in your pocket, all you have to do is know the current trends and their look-alikes.

Time flies fast and soon we’ll realize fall is back,  and  the best labels to turn to for inspiration this season are Burberry Prorsum and Valentino. i’ll focus on Valentino in this post as I can’t get enough of the label’s 2011 pre-fall collection.

This reminds me of the Adams Family.

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Blake Lively: The New Chanel Mademoiselle Ambassador

Oh yes, she did it again. After being named as 2010’s Best Dressed by Vogue:

Blake Lively, a.k.a Serena Van Der Woodsen of Gossip Girl, scored another feat. Read more.

Chanel Spring Summer 2011 Collection

I have been very open about my love for fashion. Sad to say, I only know minuscule things about it. A true fashion enthusiast, I believe, should know every prominent label in Milan, London, and New York. He/she should be adept in executing the current trends, e.g. the colors, textures, and designs for Spring Summer 2011. In this post, I will attempt to share the trend for S/S 2011 and perhaps give a few insights of what’s in store for next year’s fashion industry, well, according to Chanel.

Fashion ignoranti like me only know well a few fashion labels–most of the time, the popularly-used ones. Who has not heard of Chanel? This uber famous brand is founded by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. It is recognized as the most established in haute couture, ready-to-wear clothes, handbags, perfumery, and cosmetics among others (Wikipedia, 2010). No wonder, every fashionista in the world worships Chanel.

Winter is almost over, and summer and spring are upcoming. What way to rock those seasons best but wear Chanel’s S/S 2011 collection. They are chic, some are cozy, elegant, and adventurous.

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