Shades of Fashion


Part II - The LBD

Now that we laid down the basics on how to build your wardrobe, let's dive into the "Must-Have Pieces" that will get you through any given situation - stylewise. One of these wardrobe essentials is - The LBD - aka the little black dress.

The LBD is a short to medium-length black dress with simple cut suitable for almost any occasion. The term (LBD) was coined and first used in 1926 when the American Vogue published a calf-length, straight, black dress made by Coco Chanel. They predicted it would become "sort of a uniform for all women of taste". They guessed right. Through 90 years of ever-changing trends, the LBD has secured its place in fashion as a classic that never runs out of style. Nowadays it is available in virtually every shape and form.


Such a large variety to choose from makes finding your LBD so much easier. The most important thing is that it fits you like a second skin. After that, the style and shape are completely up to you. Once you have found it, it will accompany you through many seasons yet never look the same. The simplicity of the dress leaves you with so much room to make it work for every occasion.

Casual Look

 Here are some other variations on how you can rock your LBD.

Tone on tone

Cashmere Sweater              Ankle Boots                    Coat

Last but certainly not least my version of a evening look.


Evening Look

The Rockstuded Clutch         Sandals           Rose-Gold Cuff          Rose-gold Hoop Earrings

I hope I could give you some ideas. Have you found your LBD yet or are you still searching?

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Katharina (Friday, 24 June 2016 19:30)

    Toll ausgesucht und zusammengestellt

  • #2

    Isabelle (Saturday, 25 June 2016 22:06)

    Perfecto! Está muy guapo! Compro esta jaqueta larga!!

  • #3

    Mirabell (Saturday, 25 June 2016 23:10)

    I love the tone in tone look!

  • #4

    Mellie (Sunday, 26 June 2016 01:05)

    Wow, simply wow, how you style this one dress so differently! I read that you live in Germany, but I want to ask nonetheless: Can you be booked for a shopping stylist?

  • #5

    Karen (Sunday, 26 June 2016 14:14)

    @Mellie Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am so happy to hear that you enjoy my posts. Of course, I can be booked for a shopping stylist. Please feel free to contact me for detailed information (pricing etc.) at Xo Karen

  • #6

    Mellie (Wednesday, 29 June 2016 22:08)

    Good to know! I will keep that in mind and write you when I need it!