“Women who wear black live colourful lives.” — Neiman Marcus

Ever since mademoiselle Chanel fashioned the little black dress, it has been one of the most coveted style by fashion lovers, style mavericks, trend setters and trend seekers. And why not? It is one dress with many avatars and can be dressed in zillion different ways. I have had a love-hate relationship with the LBD; there have been times when I have absolutely hearted this style and also times when I’ve found it extremely boring (yes, you read it right). But one thing I can vouch is that the LBD can be quickly dressed up or dressed down.

little black dress style

little black dress style

Here, I’ve gone for the dressed down version. We were enjoying a sunny day at Henley-on-Thames and I wanted something chic, easy, stylish yet practical. Enter a LBD in crisp cotton with laser cut details. A swinging, full-skirt gives it a decidedly fun vibe. Perfect when you are out and about.

little black dress style

The LBD is also perhaps one of the most forgiving style as it can suit any body type. So what are my top tips for styling the LBD for different body types?

  • If you are pear shaped, go for pencil style LBD, as it can elongate your your legs and enhance your curves
  • If you are an hourglass, then go for A-line, full skirt with fitted bodice
  • If you are petite, go for a sheath style which sits right above the knee, as it can make you look taller
  • If you are apple shaped or fuller figured then go for wrap style as it can give you a waist and compliment your killer curves (bonus points if you go for materials like lace)
  • Finally, if you are boyish shaped then a slip style or flapper style would give you an illusion of curves

LBD style

Dress: Gap (sold out but like this one), Accessories: Gifted, Bag: My own design, Shoes: BHS

To keep the practical and chic theme on, I’ve accessorised this dress with dull gold accessories with pops of blue, gold ballerinas and a cross body bag. So, I hope the next time you see a LBD you don’t feel daunted and that my little tips would help you rock it with style.

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I don’t do fashion, I am fashion. 

I started the style section on this blog after much trepidation. As a style lover, I’ve often thought that fashion can be a bit too discriminatory. We are often misled to believe that you need to be certain size, of certain ethnicity and have loads of cash to spare to enjoy fashion and style, I beg to differ. For me style is also like an art form, you pick up pieces from a plethora of things to create something. Starting this blog has also taught me that it is not so easy to talk style week after week because there are only so many ways to describe clothes. And why do I have so many things going on this in this blog? Because fashion has to do with ideas and I like to make it my own. On that happy note, here’s my top 13 looks of 2013.

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1. Monochrome with a dash of colour:  Stripes with a dash of colour.

2. Fall Colours: To break the bleakness of fall.

3. Colour riot:  Because I love colours.

4. Drama Queen: The quintessential LBD for the drama queen.

5. London Fashion Week: Covering the LFW for the first time.

6: Girl meets Boy: Androgynous Cool.

7. Off-Duty: Casual Chic.

8. Coral Crushing: We all need a bright summer dress.

9. Style Expedition: For traveling in style.

10: Being Goddess: For my inner and outer Goddess.

11. Tartantastic: Gripped by the Tartan fever.

12: The Jumpsuit:  A wardrobe staple.

13. The ever elegant Saree: Because one must never forget one’s roots.