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Little Black Dress a Versatile Piece for Holiday Work and Play

By Morgan Chilson   |   Thursday, 05 Dec 2013 04:31 PM

It’s not just the Christmas lights that sparkle at the holidays — the classic “little black dress” offers a classy option that can go from office to the nearest holiday party.

The little black dress has long been a wardrobe staple of just about every woman, and the Daily Sentinel offered options that make it work for just about every occasion.

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Add a blazer, black pumps, and black tights, and a simple A-line black dress is toned down and stylish for the working environment. But heading out the office door at 5 o’clock, dump the blazer for a snazzy bomber jacket, kick off the plain black pumps and slip on leopard print heels and you’re ready for a night on the town, the Sentinel said.

Holiday fashion trends this year go perfectly with the little black dress as a basic element, says Cleveland.com.

Since metallic, fun (fake) fur, and laces are in, they all team easily with black, melding together to create a look that’s unique to everyone, Cleveland.com said. Sparkle in particular is a strong trend this year (has it been out in the last decade?) and nothing sets off the shiny glint like a good solid neutral.

A silver faux fur and sequined tunic transformed a basic little black dress into a stunning outfit in Cleveland.com’s parade of holiday fashion photos.

In addition, Cleveland.com said, burgundy is still a strong color this year and teaming your black dress with a burgundy anything — scarf, blazer, shoes — provides a rich, elegant look.

Style Clarity called the little black dress one of the first fashion pieces that worked for everyone. Before the 1920s, black was a color of mourning, but as fashionistas picked up on the versatility and elegance of the little black dress, it began showing up everywhere.

“Because of its elegance and affordability, the little black dress survived the Great Depression and continued to grow in popularity and timelessness through the twentieth century,” Style Clarity said.

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