A little black magic
After reading this wknd.’ s cover story ( The Timeless Little Black Dress, Mar 11), I was seriously considering fishing out and putting on the LBD that has been hanging in my wardrobe for years now. It’s such a great wardrobe investment, and a shame to ignore it. I can remember how stunning it looked when I first bought it from a high street shop years ago. The dress is a style essential that can take you from office to party, just by adding or removing the right accessories.
It’s not easy to when you’re growing up — we are always being told what we can, can’t and shouldn’t wear. However, whether you’re 14 or 40, you can be elegant, fashionable and glamorous, and a little black dress is the perfect thing for that. I never knew the history behind the LBD, as explained in the article, so thank you for spelling it out. I feel inspired after reading such stylish stories in wknd.. Thanks for the good reads!
Santosh Nagpal, by email
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous”. It’s almost like Coco Chanel could foresee the important role the little black dress would have in women’s lives because there’s nothing this classy or fabulous ( The Timeless Little Black Dress, Mar 11).
The versatility this outfit offers is incredible. With a few accessories, this humble garment can dramatically transform your appearance and it can help you get whatever look you desire. You can be a diva in red stilettos and scarlet lipstick or a schoolgirl in sneakers and pigtails. Whether you need to show solemnity at a sad occasion or dress to the nines with a bang — colourful statement necklaces, anyone? — the LBD is the go- to choice. It’s no wonder it’s a well- established wardrobe staple in the closet of every woman, right up there with the crisp white shirt and a pair of denims.
A couple of LBDS in different styles is all you need to see you through school runs, cocktail parties and your weekly grocery rounds. When in doubt, you can always turn to your trusted LBD. As Karl Lagerfield famously said, “One is never over- dressed or underdressed with a little black dress.”
E Francisco, by email