Valerie Elizabeth, owner of Society Stylist, came up with this innovative idea in the Summer of 2009... proving the point that you can transform the perfect little black dress into many perfect looks with what you already have in your closet by simply changing accessories. In her case, she had 31+ looks, often making changes twice in one day.
"She is a woman of strength and dignity, and has no fear of old age." Ecclesiastes 31:25
Miracles and Blessings, Kiki here... You'll still see plenty of little black dresses or perhaps wear one yourself during the dog days of summer at sidewalk cafes, concerts in the park or during your normal business commute. You'll probably want to carry a shrug, a thin jacket or drape it with a shawl to stay comfy around office air conditioning.
As you've already figured out, all of our iCafe Woman Moderne Divas own a little black dress or two... most... three. What can I say, it's an iCafe Woman Moderne standard. This dress that never goes out of style has inspired me in many ways that I'll elaborate more about in the next few months.
Valerie Elizabeth calls her fashion-forward study... the Little Black Dress Experiment... which I stumbled on at the Diva Cafe, during my daily cyber-surfing.
Little did I know that a few decades earlier, I was living my own Little Black Dress Experiment alternating between my two little black dresses on a weekly wear basis, each time perfecting a different look, just like you saw in the Little Black Dress Experiment video above.
I coordinated them with long scarves, shawls, five or six strands of pearls, belts, blazers, big blouses... boots, pumps, platforms and hats... specifically, cloche hats.
Wow, I didn't know I was doing my own Little Black Dress Experiment when I was paying my dues on the newspaper reporter's beat and in my copywriter's cubicle. I'm just sorry I missed Valerie Elizabeth's Little Black Dress Experiment Tours America last summer (July and August 2010) when she gave 31 bloggers/fashion icons an Ann Taylor Little Black Dress to style in celebration of the first anniversary of the Little Black Dress Experiment.
Here's a look at what the Little Black Dress Experiment Tours America uncovered:
Anne Taylor Little Black Dresses
Does a custom-made little black dress
whet your fashion appetite?
Do you break out into a grin just thinking about designing your own little black dress fitted for your curves and personality? Then you'll want to visit: Perfect Little Black Dress.com
Upon entering the website, you'll be greeted by the The Breakfast at Tiffany's famed Audrey Hepburn Little Black Dress with elbow sleeves and striking pencil skirt. Click the start here button and choose from a round, bateau, scoop, squared, sweetheart, diagonal and V neckline... cap, elbow, long sleeves, string, strappy, strapless and finally, select a pencil or flare skirt. Of course, a custom fit does not come cheap.
But it'll be the perfect little black dress you'll treasure forever.
Tall 60" VINTAGE STYLE IRON METAL DRESS FORM Mannequin
Sterling Silver Black Diamond Accent "Little Black Dress" Pendant
Ashley Arthur .925 Silver Black Swarovski Crystal "Little Black Dress" Pendant
D&G Dolce & Gabbana Women's DW0579 Ireland Watch
The Little Black Dress: How to Make the Perfect One for You