Styling the LBD: Something Like Coco

Styling The LBD
Photography by: Jd Winters

  “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”

These words were spoken from none other than Mademoiselle Coco Chanel. A fashion designer who brought us timeless pieces like the LBD and was significantly known for her classic silhouettes and trademark suits. The true beauty, elegance and femininity of a woman can be used to define what Chanel wanted to bring to the world through her designs. Chanel’s story, signifies strength and is a prime example of beating all of the odds that are stacked against you! From orphan to international fashion designer, Chanel managed to turn her childhood trade into a fashion empire!

Styling The LBD

Styling The LBD

When I received this dress from the lovely owner, Queen, of Queen Tres Chic, it immediately put me in the mind of Chanel. Obviously because it was a rendition of a LBD. I knew that I wanted to try and capture some of the essence and glamour of Chanel’s  trademark style. The dress featured a balloon style bottom, so I belted it with a black skinny belt to give it a little more definition. The sleeves were made of a black netted material and there was also an insert of this material down the center, but is being covered up by my necklaces. I decided to accessorize  with beautiful layered rows of creamy pearls and stacked three necklaces of different lengths to give the appearance of one huge layered necklace. I found this little mesh hair pin that I felt like just brought the entire look together and finished it off with a classic pair of black pumps. Did I capture the essence of Chanel? Leave your comments below. Until then…”Grab your Garb!”

Style Tip of the Day
Styles that remain popular and evident throughout decades, are definitely going to be your classic pieces. The LBD can take you from day to night and can be accessorized any way your heart desires. From minimalist to maximalist, you have the freedom of styling it with the most classy and chic of accessories, to the most funky, fun and vibrant of them. This dress is DEFINITELY a staple and investment piece.

Her Guiltless Garb
Dress: Queen Tres Chic / Layered Pearls: Twice Lucky Resale, Target, Dots (similar shorter version here) / Shoes: Steve Madden / Hat: It’s Fashion Metro

Styling The LBD

Styling The LBD

Styling The LBD







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