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The appeal and magic of a black dress

ANN/THE DAILY STAR – Little black dress, also known as ‘la petite robe noire’ as the French call it, is essential in a female’s wardrobe.

Fashioned by Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn brought it to public attention during her portrayal of New York socialite Holly Golightly, decked out in a simple yet stunning black Givenchy sheath in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Even after six decades, the impact is still there. It is still regarded as one of the most glamorous dresses ever worn in a film.

It sparked a sartorial revolution that has carried on till today. The most stylish women in the world have always utilised the power of a black dress to their advantage.

The fact that there is no limit to the ways a black dress can be styled is a fact universally acknowledged. The right one will take you from work to a night out in town effortlessly.

History has proved time and again that with the right black dress, one can conquer the world! A true wardrobe staple if there ever was one, every woman needs this item in her closet.


The classic silhouette is a sheath, preferably in a figure-hugging material such as crêpe dé chine, chiffon, georgette, or silk. There are endless possibilities with this dress. A sleeveless version is chic and sophisticated, a la Hepburn, exuding timeless charm and sophistication.

Throw in a pearl necklace, a pair of heels and voila! Even though this look is reminiscent of 60’s style, it’s more relevant than ever now considering Gen Z’s obsession with an elegant, old-money aesthetic.

A slinky black dress with a pleated skirt will be the perfect choice for drinks and dinner with friends. Another style is the wrap dress, which is as versatile as it gets.

This version will be the best investment one can make for her wardrobe.

During the day, wear it with a statement tan belt, which will give you a cinched waist and enviable curves, and throw in some leather wedges for work. Then dress it at night with some diamond danglers, swap the accessories with a pair of sparkling stilettos and a bejewelled clutch, and there you have it! The world is at your feet in this stunning outfit!

A long black dress in flowing fabrics such as georgette, heavy crêpe or chiffon is reminiscent of screen sirens of yesteryears, exuding feminine mystique and glamour. Think Rita Hayworth or Lauren Bacall, classy and fabulous in their chic, slinky dresses looking like a million bucks!

The ultimatum style statement a long black dress is a dream come true for modest fashionistas.

With the right accessories, this dress will make you the belle of the ball at every party! Add some flair with gold accents like a stunning pair of statement earrings and a gold cuff and there you have it! – Sabrina N Bhuiyan

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