Summer black & how to wear it!

Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy black dress for Holly Golightlys roleI must admit I am not a black-o-holic. I can count all the black pieces I have in my wardrobe to the fingers of one hand. However, a little black vintage dress is a classic must have and it can save you (when in panic) from several fashion disasters. Every time there is an event that I'm not 100% sure what exactly to wear I revisit my small selection of black vintage dresses. Even though summer is all about color and floral patterns there's still place for a special little black dress. Whether it's a light weight crepe or an exquisite lace piece, black has the power of transforming even the simplest dress into a statement look. 

Brigitte Bardot in a black wiggle dress and white glovesJane Birkin in a black mini knit dress

According to popular belief Hupert de Givenchy created the first little black dress for Audrey Hepburn in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. But this is not true. Coco Chanel was the first designer in 1926,  who created the little black dress a.k.a. Chanel's Ford dubbed by Vogue magazine. It was a simple black dress in crepe de Chine. It had long narrow sleeves and was accessorized with a string of pearls. Vogue also said that it would become 'a sort of uniform for all women of taste'. Well, we are in 2018 and that prediction is still spot on!

Diana Princess of Wales is wearing a black mini dressLiz Hurley in a versace safety pins black dress

Since then, the little black dress is guaranteed to lend  a touch of timeless appeal with a modern twist. Throughtout time,  a different style of black dress has been made popular. Seen on photos above from Bardot to Liz Hurley the little black dress is anything but 'little'. It's a statement dress and a daring one. In our online vintage collection we have gathered simply stunning dresses in vintage delicate lace, crepe and soft jersey.

Black vintage lace dress - SoLovesVintageBlack vintage jersey dressBlack vintage crepe dress1920s vintage black dress

Slip on one of our vintage black dresses and ensure all eyes are on you by pairing it with a pair of killer heels. To add a more dramatic vibe, pull your hair into a tight ponytail to draw attention to your face. Finish the look with long chandelier earrings for a standout look. Whether you pick a 1920's lace dress or a 60's fitted one the result would be an unforgettable look. For more black dresses go online on our website.

...to be continued...

Sofia x


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