VINTAGE HOW-TO: THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS




WOMAN IN BLACK

THE Little Black Dress looks as good now as it did 60 years ago. She never needed to stage a dramatic come-back, clawing her way desperately along the catwalk, because the LBD has never gone out of fashion.

I like to think a girl can’t own enough LBDs (i.e. I have already lost count). Whether justifiable or not however, the LBD should certainly be that ‘go-to’ piece in your wardrobe. She’s classy. She’s chic. And she knows just how to make you look and feel fabulous.

But vintage LBDs have that little extra something special you just won’t find on the high-street. Slip into a vintage number, apply some bold red lips and you’ll feel just like you’ve been transported back to the age of the silver screen. So with beautiful fabrics, beautiful tailoring and the knowledge that no-one else will be turning up at your party / date-night wearing the same dress as you, what’s not to love about a vintage LBD?


Nice and easy does it for day-time with this fab 1960s LBD (from Tramp Vintage Boutique – now to be found in the vintage quarter of Hastings!): think slouchy satchel bag and brogues.



















For evening, why not try something a little bolder like this stunning late 1950s lace cocktail dress with its dare-to-bare open back? And yes, matching your lipstick to your handbag(or vice-versa)is most definitely encouraged.









































By Charlotte Hart

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