Every woman needs a black dress in her closet. It has been a timeless piece of fashion for centuries. Marlene Dietrich and Audrey Hepburn show us below how to do evening elegance extravagance.
Style Icon's Closet is a vintage inspired clothing company run by two lovely sister's called Mimi and Sisi. When they offered to send me a dress from their website, I immediately jumped at the chance. Their dresses and skirts come in a range of styles; strapless, halterneck, sweetheart, short, long, floral, block colours, African prints... I could go on, they really do have a fantastic choice! In the end, I narrowed my choice down to the blue floral fifties style prom dress and the black fifties style prom dress. After feeling inspired by the women in the photograph below, I decided that I needed an LBD (little black dress). Surprisingly, I don't own a black dress that can be worn as a day dress so this was definitely a deciding factor.
|Audrey Hepburn (left) and Marlene Dietrich (right)|
|Black fifties style prom dress can be bought here for £43-£53|
What I also love about this dress is the strapless bust... it is incredibly elegant and sexy, without revealing too much. This also means that I can accessorise with brooches, necklaces, large earrings, shrug etc. without feeling there is 'too much' going on in my neck/chest area.
|...Then I tried to get artistic with my photos.|
|Detailing at the back, the dress does up with a zip.|
I am wearing a light crinoline in the photos to give a fuller shape. The skirt is a full circle (as if this dress couldn't be anymore perfect?!) so is perfect for a light or a very fluffy petticoat, depending on what shape you wanted to achieve.
|Demonstrating the fullness of the skirt with a dorky face!|
|Just showing off my shoes and tattoos!|
Dress - Style Icon's Closet
Shoes - Marks & Spencer's
Hair flower - Birds and Fresia (Click here to see the blog post)
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