To quote one of our generation’s biggest fashion gurus, Karl Lagerfeld: “One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a little black dress". Taking inspiration and guidance from him and a plethora of fashion icons, the Little Black Dress (the LBD) is the most staple of wardrobe staples; having survived every fashion trend over the decades. From the chicest classic designer pieces to fun and funky styles, the LBD is trend-transitional. It’s also a hugely popular feature on the RETOLD rails, so we’ve compiled some ideas for you to create an LBD look that suits you, whatever your shape and style.
The easiest way to earn words of fashion praise is to slip into an elegant and chic little black dress, a streamlined classic style is always a winner. Team up a black dress with a light, bright jacket to be perfectly suited and booted for a formal day at the office (perhaps an important presentation or meeting), then take the same dress to a cocktail evening by pairing with statement heels and fun accessories. We love the LBD because it’s always a great investment, and is a timeless yet on-trend style choice every day.
We’ve created some choice looks from the RETOLD rails, using an LBD. We’d love to know your thoughts - drop us a comment below with your favourite look.
Heading off to a fancy social occasion, we’ve got you covered with this short black lace dress by BCBG that’s crossed in the front and cinched at the waist. This neckline accentuates collarbones and shoulders (super sexy), and gives even the straightest figure some womanly curves. We’ve paired this chic number with edgy heeled ankle boots by All Saints and an essentials-only small Michael Kors clutch like bag; which can be worn either with the cross-body long chain strap, or as a simple handheld clutch. Want to go wild with this adorable dress? Select a pair of bright pumps and a kooky clutch for a more urban look, or throw on a bright blazer and some neutral brogues to showcase it in broad daylight.
Booked in for an upmarket brunch? We’ve picked this captivating little black dress by Patricia Bonaldi, adorned with an elegant blossom floral print is perfect to stand out from the crowd. Compliment the dress with a colour-matched hot pink wallet clutch by Saint Laurent (this piece is brand new, never used, like 25% of the items that we consign!), and we’ve paired with a pair of sparkly strappy heels by Stuart Weitzman for a touch of added glam.
The most called for LBD occasion is a cocktail party! At RETOLD, we have hundreds of options currently in stock, one of our current favourites is this beautiful black dress by Valentino, the stud work on the cap sleeves is pure understated class. What matches more perfectly than a pair of classic CL pumps?! The red bottom black heels are a flash of sophistication, especially paired with a matching classic Christian Louboutin red wallet. We love the choice of black and red and the glamorous confidence the outfit exudes.
We’ve got tons of choices for you to choose from here at RETOLD, especially coming up to event season in Dubai, so you’ll easily find your new perfect little black dress, plus all the accessories to mix and match with it.