The Little Black Dress- How to Wear it This Spring

As we know it, the little black dress in our closet is always our “go to” for the perfect thing to wear for a date, an evening event, or a formal business affair. 

Our obsession with this dark elegant color we call black has a bit of history.  The color black represented romance and artistry in the 18th century. While symbolically black represents darkness, in the fashion world, it represents mystique, class and wealth.

Coco Chanel

In 1926 Gabrielle Coco Chanel published a photo of a  black dress in the American version of Vogue Magazine. Women all over took notice. The photo symbolized the death of the morbid black tone, and the color rose into the fashion statement that the black dress was chic and high- class.

Audrey Hepburn

In 1961 Audrey Hepburn wore a sheath little black dress in her starring role in the movie ” Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”  The original dress designed by Givenchy deemed not to be suitable for the movie because it showed too much leg. The lower half of the dress was later designed by Edith Head.

Edith Head is an award-winning costume designer winning a record number of eight Academy Awards for best costume design.

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The little black dress has evolved over the years. It is not just for evenings out on the town but makes its way into the boardroom for executive women. It wears well in the office under a grey jacket to soften the look. It works well when wearing a boho style mid-length black dress such as the dresses designed by Free People. Free People has some amazing casual black dresses perfect for spring and summer.

Black is perfect at the office when you mix it up with some pattern and color.

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Black works well on the high seas.

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Black takes the stage at an event when you can pair it with comfortable shoes. 

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Traveling in the black dress with a jean jacket- Transitions well to an evening cafe after long strolls of shopping activities.

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The black party dress.

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Passionately pregnant in black. The ultimate slimming trick.

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The black dress “works it” on stage.

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When you know your being photographed, the black dress is great against any backdrop.

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There are so many ways to make the black dress work for your spring debut. One thing to note, the black dress will never go out of style. Keep shopping!

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Photo Credits:

By http://www.filmitadka.in, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18971957
By FaceMePLS from The Hague, The Netherlands – 15 Years Marlies Dekkers, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38519982

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By Foto: Vincent Hasselgård, Aktiv I Oslo.no from Oslo, Norway – Lena Meyer-Landrut på scenen i Telenor Arena Fornebu – ESCUploaded by EnemyOfTheState, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10420865

 

 

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Thirteen Iconic Images of Bridgette Bardot: Spring Fashion 2018 Is In The Air

 

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Besides being a sex symbol of the 50’s and 50’s, did you know that Bridgett Bardot was a big animal activist? Yes, she was.

He brazen beauty led to capturing the camera with perfection, at every angle, and in any light.

After starring in 47 films, she quit show business in 1973. She was also a singer and recorded 60 songs.Bardot was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress. From 1969 to 1978.

In the early 2,000’s she was an outspoken critic of Islam and immigration in France. She was accused of racial hatred and fined many times.

In  1952, Bardot married director, Roger Vadim. They divorced in 1957. her affair with  Jacques Charrier led to the birth of her 1st child. She later divorced.  After her divorce, she had minimal contact with her son.Nicolas-Jacques Charrier.

If you look at all her photos, take notice of her neckline. She popularized the wide open neck decolette with open shoulders, still a popular and coveted look for today’s fashion.

The beehive hairstyle still is a classic and was duplicated many times by the model Claudia Schiffer in the Guess ads from the 80’s.

Her current stance on the “me too” movement was quoted in the Observer Magazine, on March 12,2018 –  “Lots of actresses try to play the tease with producers to get a role. And then so we will talk about them, they say they were harassed…I was never the victim of sexual harassment. And I found it charming when men told me I was beautiful or I had a nice little backside.”

What’s your favorite photo from this article? Please share it here and comment. Sharing this article with other fashionistas keeps others in the know.

 

How To Wear Leather Outfits in 2018: Take a Peek Inside

Leather or pleather, whatever you choose it’s not just for handbags and shoes. Nothing speaks more texture than leather. Short skirts, long skirts, tops, shorts and leather dresses will take center stage this year.

Leather is Sexy

What’s so great about Leather? It’s rich, it makes us feel very fashionable, and it mixes with anything from jeans to t-shirts.

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Red Celebrity Style Dresses: What To Wear This Christmas Season

It’s that time of that year again for the holiday festivities. The perfect red dress is a staple that can be worn over and over again. Not just for Christmas, but after Christmas season for Valentines Day.

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From rich red velvets to satin and lace adorned with sequins, there is a red celebrity style dress out there for you.

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See Why You Must Own a Faux Fur Coat This Fall

The Faux Fur trend is on and here to stay. Big Fashion Brands like Gucci, Stella McCartney, and Calvin Klein have taken a stance against real fur coats and merchandise.

The move at Gucci to #nofur will do well with its younger client base attracted to their styles this year.The Millennials look to sustainably made products for fashion. We believe everyone should be concerned with the practices and procedures on how fashion manufactures source and make their products.

But buyer beware. “Thomas Salomon, general manager of Yves Salomon working with fashion house Christian Dior says “Fake fur is the least ecological product, which is done with plastic and non-renewable materials,”

Fake fur is known as pile fabrics. They can be made into many colors and some are even machine or hand washable. These bulk fibers are composed of blends such of acrylic polymers. One chemical included is petroleum.

Bulk fibers are typically composed of polymers, including acrylics, modacrylics, or appropriate blends of these polymers. Acrylic polymers are made from chemicals derived from coal, air, water, petroleum, and limestone. They are the result of a chemical reaction of an acrylonitrile monomer under conditions of elevated pressure and heat.

In 2010, President Barack Obama signed “The Truth in Fur Labeling Act” into law which restricts the sale of products containing real fur if they are not accompanied by truthful labeling.

Throughout the year’s many manufacturers have sold real fur as fake fur. Around the year 2015, The Humane Society of the United States accused Neiman Marcus of violating an agreement not to sell “faux fur” products containing actual animal fur. The complaint was filed with the Federal Trade Commission. In  2010 Neiman Marcus was also accused of deceptive advertising of faux fur and hairs of rabbit, raccoons dogs and coyotes were found in the advertised products.  Since then, the items have been removed from all store shelves.

What are your thoughts about faux furs? Do you love them or hate them?

Do you believe they still falsely give off the impression that we want to still kill animals for the look of luxury, whether the practices are sustainable or not?

Feel free to comment here.

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What’s Hot At Urban Outfitters Right Now For Fall Fashion

Urban Outfitters has cleared their clutter and browsing inside the store is now a lot easier.

They have more cosmetic offerings to pair up with your new fall shopping buys. It’s easy to spot hot fall fashion for fall.

The looks here are trendy and are the hottest fashion looks for the millennial fashionista today. As usual, Urban Outfitters has some very affordable things on sale this fall. Visit http://www.urbanoutfitters.com

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How To Wear The New Slick Raincoats for Fall Fashion 2017

Whatever your style, the raincoats this year are more fashionable than ever. Patent leather looks and metallics are all the rage for fall fashion 2017. We like them long so you stay dry.

The looks are classic trench coats- but the material is anything but classic. It’s bold and daring. Think silver metallic and black patent leather. Faux plum and wine colored leather looks amazing for fall.

Pair these looks with dark-colored patent leather handbags and totes.

 

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How to Wear Jeans This Fall-20 Stunning Looks That Are Sure to Turn Heads

Skinny Jeans are not going away that is for sure. They make you look leaner and taller. The greatest thing about skinny jeans in that they show off your shoes and boots as a focal point. All the more reason to check out the new fall shoes at Bloomingdales,Nordstroms, Macy’s, Saks and Barneys this fall.

Skinny Jeans look amazing with a big slouchy sweater. Beige is still a hot color this year for fall as well as black. Fall shoe colors are browns and blacks. Think rich suedes and high-quality leather.

Sneakers can get glitzy this fall with skinny jeans. Silver leather, even white with beige will take you into October this fall. We love the Adidas sneaker in beige and white.

For evening, black spikes or black high heel ankle boots are a no brainer.

Do you have a jean look or a fashion look you want to share. Comment below. Oh! – Please share this article with your fellow fashionistas, and let us know what your favorite pic is here.

 

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