Almost everything certainly changes except the search for the perfect little black dress. I stumbled across this slip version on high-street favourite Cos and it has already seen me through a couple of evenings out in London and Paris.

It reminds me of the Kate Moss version she wore in the 90’s and it’s so easy to wear – just slip it on and off you trot. I like wearing wearing mine with my white heels for an evening out and if you’re not brave enough to wear it on it’s own yet, just pop on your favourite blazer over it. I’m 5.6 for reference and it’s pretty much midi-length on me. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920’s designs of Coco Chanel and Patou intended to be long-lasting, versatile, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral colour. For most of us women folk, the lbd is simply a wardrobe essential. Nothing makes you feel more sophisticated, sexy or grown up that’s for certain.

This one from Cos is designed especially for minimal elegance. Designed from a technical fabric with a knitted quality, this dress is made with reduced volume at the back for shaping. According to Cos it has been one of their bestsellers this season.

 I am a size 8 normally and I went for a small. The black Givenchy dress of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s epitomized the standard for wearing LBD’s accessorised with pearls as was seen throughout the early 1960s. The dress set a record in 2006 when it was auctioned for £410,000, six times its original estimate. Luckily, you can get your hands on this one for much, much less. Edith Piaf, the French folk icon, performed in a sheath black dress throughout her career also helping making this little black dress a legendary sought after garment .


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