LBD With Lace

Dress - Vera Moda; Tights - The Bay; Pumps - Reed Krakoff; Necklaces - Tiffany & Co./Gift; Earrings - Swarowski

I don't think I need to explain what this acronym stands for but just in case there are some who aren't familiar with the term (I'm guessing my male readers, if there are any out there), it stands for little black dress. The term LBD has been around for ages. Wikipedia has a really great definition and sums it up nicely. 

"A little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often quite short. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou intended to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral colour. Its ubiquity is such that it is often simply referred to as the "LBD".

The "little black dress" is considered essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe it a "rule of fashion" that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear or with more ornate jewelry and accessories for evening. Because it is meant to be a staple of the wardrobe for a number of years, the style of the little black dress ideally should be as simple as possible: a short black dress that is too clearly part of a trend would not qualify because it would soon appear dated."

Whether or not these lace sleeves qualify as a trend, I'll leave up to you to decide. I love this dress regardless as it's cotton and extremely comfortable. Oh, and did I mention it has POCKETS! 

These pictures were taken in front of the cathedral in the French city of Reims. Click here for a recap of our trip!

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