Probably not a good idea to be watching a Don Leone movie on TV whilst writing blog post. History tells us there is a lot more to that little black dress than we give it credit today! In the 19th Century it was the inexpensive way to advertise one was widowed yet available for a new husband.
In 1926 Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel had a simple black dress in American Vogue. Calf-length, straight and decorated only by a few diagonal lines. Vogue called it “Chanel’s Ford”. Like the Model T, the little black dress was simple and accessible for women of all social classes.
Dior’s “New Look” in the post-war era and the sexual conservatism of the 1950s returned the little black dress to its roots as a uniform and a symbol of the dangerous woman.
Today it’s the one dress everyone needs in their wardrobe.
The Dangerous Woman in Black
So (happily) not really a dangerous woman in black… but one black dress and a few fun ways to style it…
Discarding heels for flats and adding a fun bag…
Delicate diamond necklace from MirDesign, bag from my dear friend and artist Caroline Dechamby, shoes Best Secret – literally Europe’s most exclusive online shop with the most awesome deals all year round.
Then I decided to give my dear hubby photographer a shock and simply shake out those Kiwi roots…
…at least it made him smile!
Finally I had to give in and teamed it up with camo too…
Black Dress vintage – Similar to shop now below
Heeled Sandals – G31
Chunky necklace – Ronit Ziswiler
Black Bag – Vintage Louis Vuitton
Round Colourful Bag – Caroline Dechamby
Black Mules – Best Secret
Delicate diamond necklace – MirDesign
Basket – rice
Bomber Jacket – Floreiza, only available in Italy, similar here
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