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The Indispensable Little Black Dress
by Charyee , Port Townsend, Wa.
Remember the opening scene of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" when Audrey Hepburn steps out of the cab with her coffee and stands in front of the Fifth Avenue storefront?
Audrey Hepburn was a fashion icon, and arguably her most powerful weapon was the little black dress (specifically Givenchy's). If you have ever longed for just a little bit of that early 1960s glamour, the LBD should be your starting place.
A LBD with a simple, classic line is a wardrobe piece you will be guaranteed to wear for years to come. You can add a dyed silk scarf and hat for a more Mediterranean feel, or keep it classic and conservative with pearls. Be daring with a bright necklace and a bold belt, or leave it bare and pair it with some fabulous shoes.
Just changing the accessories can make the same dress into a new outfit each time you wear it, which makes it especially handy to travel with. It can also be used to go from workplace-chic during the day to date night sexy by removing a jacket and adding a jazzy necklace.
A sleeveless version like Audrey's can be worn for different occasions in all seasons, while those fonder of change can opt for sleeves in winter and keep the sleeveless version for summer.