The little black dress, lovingly known as the “LBD,” is the most sacred of cocktail attire. Immortalized by the clever likes of Coco Chanel and Givenchy’s unforgettable number in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the dress’ ubiquity was founded on one golden rule: an LBD is an every woman’s dress, simple and accessible.
Of course, while there’s something to be said about the traditionally plain black dress, who’s to say that we must stick to the rules when choosing our very own LBD in 2015? In an era when cradling champagne in one hand and nibbling Taco Bell in the other is not uncommon, I think it’s time we tweaked the rules a bit.
In a modern update, I paired my favorite LBD with an Ann Taylor motorcycle leather jacket (the gold zipper details are divine) and an equally rebellious Proenza Schouler clutch.
Of course, whenever I wear an LBD, the words of the great Karl Lagerfeld come to mind: “One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.” So, Ambitionistas, how do you wear your LBD? Let me know in the comments!
PIOL custom made-to-measure black LBD
Ann Taylor black leather jacket similar here
Proenza Schouler black & white graphic clutch
Christian Louboutin black patent heels similar here
Giorgio Armani sunglasses similar here and black lipstick here
Photos by The Amazing Sabrina Hill of Party With No Cake