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When you blog about fashion, you have to tribute the ubiquitous little black dress which was first introduced in 1926 by one of the world’s fashion geniuses, Gabrielle ‘CoCo’ Chanel, the designer of ever-lasting, versatile, simple clothing flattering all shapes and sizes.  The LBD transcends time and trends as the essential item in every woman’s wardrobe “it can always be thrown on and feel best dressed,” said Scarlett Johansson.

In 1926, the little black dress, unveiled in American Vogue was sneered by many critics mainly because black, at the time, was only worn when mourning.  That all changed when women of all social classes started wearing this elegant yet sexy dress.  From your average day women to celebrities and famous political figures, the LBD has survived more than 80 decades.

The lbd in the early 1900s

The LBD in the early 1900s

The LBD in the late 1900s

The LBD in the late 1900s

The versatility of the little black dress makes it available in all materials such as crepe de chine, lace, tulle, leather, to jersey and lycra.  It can be worn from day to night, at work or a cocktail party, every woman feels worldly, chic, glamorous, and sexy when she dons a little black dress.

The all-time classic way to wear a little black dress is to channel the Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany’s look with a perfect sleeveless LBD, a pearl necklace, and a headband.

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's

Or just keep it simple with no jewelry, black tights, and black pumps like these socialites do!

Julia Restion Roitfeld keeping it simple in a LBD

Julia Restion Roitfeld keeping it simple in a LBD

Cutout LBDs are one of this seasons’ hottest and sexiest trends.

Cut out LBDs worn by Halle Berry & Megan Fox

Cut out LBDs worn by Halle Berry & Megan Fox

A fall trend found everywhere and looks especially cool in a LBD, strong/accented shoulders, also voted by you as your favorite fall trend.

Strong Shouldered LBDs on Balmain model & Selena Gomez

Strong Shouldered LBDs on Balmain model & Selena Gomez

When used as a cocktail dress, try to find a statement LBD.  Depending on the dress, choose your accessories, but if it is a true statement dress, i’d keep them simple or if your as cool as Penelope Cruz you can wear a huge turquoise ring, purple pumps, and a fish net hat! She really rocks it!

Megan Fox & Penelope Cruz in Statement LBDs

Megan Fox & Penelope Cruz in Statement LBDs

As a fun party dress, you can accessorize brightly with sexy red pumps or booties and red lips or you can toughen it up with a leather jacket or buckled booties, depending on your style.

Add some fur to your fun party outfit, a fur vest is the key item to top off your winter wardrobe.

Eugine Niarchos in a statement fur vest with her LBD

Eugine Niarchos in a statement fur vest with her LBD

At work, wear your LBD with a cardigan, thin belt, and simple pumps to get a more classic look.  Example below is not exactly a LBD, but it gives you the idea.

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Victoria Beckham in a belted cardigan

Below are fall’s latest LBDs found around town!

This dress can be worn all the time.  Its a classic, perfect fit LBD.

Karen Millen's Perfect LBD

Karen Millen's Perfect LBD

Perfect dress for a night out with the parents, or meet the parents for dinner dress!

Karen Millen's Sweet LBD

Karen Millen's Sweet LBD

French Connection Ruffled Sleeve dress, a classic with a small twist, very feminine!

French  Connection Ruffled Sleeve Dress

French Connection Ruffled Sleeve Dress

Another perfect little black dress with the statement stripes looking like they would be very flattering.

Euphoria Perfect LBD

Euphoria Perfect Stripped LBD

Now here is a version of the Cut Out LBD, if your going for the sexy look!

Euphoria Cut Out Dress

Euphoria Cut Out Dress

This is a perfect jersey LBD with a belt and a chiffon bottom!

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French Connection Day LBD

BEBE has a couple of cocktail statement dresses, two of which are below.

BEBE Statement Cocktail Dresses

BEBE Statement Cocktail Dresses

For the Marina Rinaldi shoppers, below are two LBDs found in store!

Marina Rinaldi LBDs

Marina Rinaldi LBDs

BEBE, French Connection, Karen Millen, and Marina Rinaldi are all found in City Stars Phase 2!

Euphoria Boutique is at 9 Midan Gomhoriat al Motahida, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt

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