"One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress." —Karl Lagerfeld .... as the head designer of Chanel, a brand synonymous with a monochrome pallet, he should know what he's talking about!
Now, it's no secret that here at Dirty Fabulous we're HUGE fans of colour, but even we return, over and over again to our old reliable friend.... black.
There's a reason that we're all drawn to black at times, it just looks too darn good making it the ultimate fallback.
Feeling a bit bleuch? Wear some black.
Feeling totally rockin' and want to knock their socks off! Wear some black.
Want to look elegant? Wear some black.
Want to look sexy? Wear some black.
Not sure what to wear to a work event or wedding? How about black?
Need something age appropriate? Yup, you guessed it... the answer's wear something black!
The little black dress will continue to be one of the most reliable and fabulous friends you could find in a wardrobe. Is it time that you added another LBDBFF to your collection?
We have travelled through the decades to show you the finest vintage LBD'S to inspire you...
Original 1940's image from Vogue
1940's black lace dress with peplum and blue beading €280 size 10-12
Original 1950's image from Vogue
1950's black taffeta and velvet sweetheart dress with hip swag, belt and matching jacket €340 size 10
1950's Black taffeta prom dress with fabulous beaded, velvet neckline €250 size 14+
1950's Black Satin wiggle dress with sheer lace waist and train detail
€280 size 8-10
1960's Black silk chiffon cocktail dress with 3D pink roses under skirt and back sashes. €340 size 8
Original 1960's image from Vogue
1960's Black lace wiggle dress with jet beading throughout €220 size 8
1960's Kim Kory tiered lace, baby-doll dress with satin bow at top €290 size 10
All original vintage images from My Vintage Vogue