The Little Black Dress (LBD) is the staple of any wardrobe because it can go from day to evening and can be paired up with anything. What’s great about it is its versatility and ability to coordinate with just about anything in your closet to dress it up or down for any occasion from work to cocktails. Audrey Hepburn made it famous wearing a simple silhouette with a strand of pearls and it was a hit that has endured the ages. When choosing among the millions of choices when it comes to an LBD consider your figure for the style that high lights your assets and minimizes your liabilities. For example, if you have large hips, look for styles that put the emphasis from the waist up with detailing such as epaulets and buttons. If you have a thick waist consider a drop waist or one with princess seams to camouflage or create a waist. If you are large busted, choose a style that has long or 3/4 length sleeves. Avoid any detail or attention in the bust such as lace or square neckline as these draw attention to it.
I had the opportunity to watch the Oscars like a million or two other people and really enjoyed it. Ellen set the tone as a night of joy for whoever won the Oscar. For once the “stars” seemed like real people that experience all the things regular folks do such as being hungry and tripping over one’s gown. Even more so the class and style that prevailed that evening just makes me want to revisit Oscar night all over. The fashions worn by the stars were truly beautiful and spoke of timeless beauty, simple and elegant recalling the days of class with Audrey Hepburn. Peplums were seen as well as simple silhouettes with focus on jeweled fabrics. Julia Roberts gown was a feminine take on a classic silhouette with lace overlays , Some of my favorites included Cate Blanchette, Amy Adams, Angeli Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o Jennifer Lawrence and Sandra Bullock.