The Little Black Dress
August 15, 2016 - Posted in: IKON Latest - tags:
Ageless. Chic. Simple. Elegant. The little black dress meets all fashion criteria, and more, and is a ‘must have’ item for the trendy woman of today.
But it is not just the modern fashionista who has realised the many merits of the little black dress. Its versatility has been an open secret with women down the ages, and the garment has also been much touted on both stage and screen. Perhaps one of the most famous little black dresses is actress Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy number in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ aired locally on cable TV recently.
Why all this hype over a black dress? Because it is your wardrobe’s most flexible item. Because it can be dressed up or down, depending on where you want to go.
But the style of the little black dress should be as simple as possible if it is to be effective: short as you would like to go, plain, and black. It could be in any fabric you fancy, but a dress that is too clearly part of a fashion trend would not qualify because it would soon be outdated.
The undated look of the little black dress is the secret of its popularity. It can be worn for work meetings where you’re meant to look chic and professional, with a little bolero-type jacket or, alternatively, with a tailored hip length jacket in leather or lace, and teamed with matching bright bling accessories that make a bold statement of individuality and style. Or, if you prefer smart and simple, you could wear it with just a hint of jewellery on your ears and throat.
For a night out on the town, it becomes the elegant understated dress that spells elegance. Here, you can team it with some sparkling baubles and a hint of glitter on your skin or hair, or go bare bare bare with just that choker necklace that makes you feel like a million dollars!
Or how about shedding the jewellery altogether? Team the dress with leopard-print shoes (the ‘in thing’ right now), or high heeled black pumps and an elegant pashmina shawl thrown carelessly over your shoulders. With so many options, accessories and styles to choose from, no one will notice if you’re trotting out your little black dress even three or four evenings in a row.
Your whole day-to-evening-to-dance-floor transformation is a total fashion cinch with the little black dress.
Find it. Own it. Flaunt it.
Shop black dresses at IKON’s Dresses Collection here.