Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Little Black Dress

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
                        - Coco Chanel

The Little Black Dress: The must have in every woman's wardrobe. The go-to when one is stuck for ideas. The fail safe. Work function appropriate, whilst sexy, chic and of course flattering.
The quest for the little black dress is never ending. Women have been on the hunt since the 1920s when Coco Chanel made it the center piece for the sophisticated woman's wardrobe.
Just when I think I have found perfection in the form of a strapless Chloe number along comes the Herve Leger. While reviewing my closet yesterday while searching for the perfect work Christmas Party outfit I decided, as per usual, I have nothing to wear. Yet amongst the 'nothing to wear' I have discovered at least 8 LBD's which at their time of purchase were "perfect."

What sets apart the average little black dress from it's perfect counterparts? When do we know we have found perfection that will take us not only through the countless functions and events but transend trends and decades? As each of us look for something that flatters, accentuates, slims, tucks, pushes up we get carried away. When do we stop? How many is too many?

I, for one will never know; but always remember, cost per wear is the best justification and we all need a black dress right?

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