The Dangerous Woman in Black

Hi Everyone,

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…

The simple black shift vamped up a little with necklace from Ronit Ziswiler, bag vintage Louis Vuitton, heels from G31 in Zurich.

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…


Outfit details:

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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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. Will always be a fashion staple !
    Great post…love your variations ✨💫✔️✔️🖤🖤✔️✔️

  2. Indeed very versatile. And looking very classy.
    PS you have two of those splendid bags. This one is even better. My first choice if money had not been an obstacle haha. I don’t begrudge you the bags dear. Not at all. We all have different pockets haha.

    1. Confession time…The blue backpack from Caroline is mine and I have another from years ago with a red heart on it but the recent bags were simply on loan from her 😉

      I really love this one too…but well we can’t have everything can we 😉

      Happy weekend sweetie xoxo

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