The Black Dress Edit: Spring Edition
The dress that’s always in style? The Little Black Dress or LBD. A French wardrobe staple, arguably made infamous by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, the term LBD was first used in 1926 in American Vogue in reference to a Coco Chanel number. The trick: it’s always changing. As the years, trends, culture, politics and economics change, so too does the dress. In fact, its style is often a beautiful mirror of life and fashion at any given time. And while it’s always a worthy investment, as we (slowly) start to make plans and get dressed again, it’s the perfect piece to reinvigorate your wardrobe. Yes, it’s seriously summer friendly too.
So what does the LBD look like now? Environmentally-conscious and as stylish as ever. Not only are some of our favourites made in Australia and New Zealand, but all are made by fairly paid workers, with considered materials and processes. High quality fabric and timeless styling means you’ll wear it (and love it!) for seasons to come. Carefully considered design - with thoughtful and sometimes bold detailing - also ensures you’re buying a piece you can wear multiple ways. When it works harder in your wardrobe, you’re minimising waste and endless short-term purchases and maximising serious style. The Styling: ESSE’s variety of classic styles with a modern twist are made in Sydney and guarantee something for everyone, whether you like long sleeves or to bare a bit of shoulder. For easy dressing, fellow Sydney-sider Josh + Thom elevates effortless chic to a whole new level. Want to make a statement? Made in New Zealand, Wynn Hamlyn adds edge to the black dress with statement details and interesting cut outs. From mini to maxi and a few in-between, here’s our edit of the best black dresses to add to your wardrobe now.