My Little Black Dress


When we think of timeless pieces, we tend to think: ClassicSimpleElegantFlattering…  correct?  A perfect example of one of these pieces is the ever so famous, little black dress (LBD). It’s true, every girl no matter their age, should have a go-to black dress in moments of hopelessness. I found mine in perfect time for my cousin’s wedding in October. It was the first dress that I tried on at Figleaf Boutique on campus.

The dress was just hanging there, in my size, flirting with me, calling my name…and when I tried it on—okay, game over I bought it…for $39.

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French designer Coco Chanel published a picture of a sleek black dress in American Vogue in 1926. The dress was a simple, straight, calf-length style, but striking. Vogue considered the dress “Chanel’s Ford”, just like the famous Model T car. It was basic and universal. The best thing about it was that all women could wear it, regardless of social class.

Flash forward, the dress is still an essential component to women’s wardrobes. After all, you can go so many directions with styling one. The LBD is the epitome of a blank canvas, in which you can experiment and twist, just like I did with red heels & a gold choker.