Since the little black dress was first popularized by Coco Chanel, this iconic garment has played a starring role in the wardrobes of fashionistas around the globe. From street style stars to the catwalks, LBDs have never left the forefront of style. Whether you’re bringing your corporate chic fashion to the next level or slipping into a slinky number for a night out, take your cues from the autumn runways. This season, turn to the catwalks and step out in a modernized version of fashion’s favourite frock now.
For the leisurely hours of a low key Saturday afternoon, draw your inspiration from the Cushnie et Ochs runway. Slip into a sleeveless black turtleneck dress, accented with subtle cut-outs and car wash pleats on the hem. For a finishing touch, accessorize your ensemble with a pair of black leather ankle booties and dangling silver earrings.
As you prepare for that big meeting, don’t forget that the classic black sheath dress is a veritable style option. At Chanel, a shimmery black number made a statement with its boat neckline and pleated hemline. Add black tights and sensible flat shoes to truly complete your ensemble, and power through the working day in style.
As you prepare for the after hours, channel your inner party girl in a black one-shouldered ruffled minidress. The look of ruching, a bold single shoulder and ‘80s inspired accents can bring the design to life. Meanwhile, black fishnet tights, shoulder-dusting earrings and strappy black flats add an edgy and rebellious effect.
Photos: Vogue Runway