4 Essentials for a Classic Wardrobe
Fashion lessons from Kate Hudson (yes, really!), Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld and DVF.
As the head of Chanel and a style icon in his own right (even his cats are famous), Karl coined the phrase that every girl learned at her first school dance: All hail the Little Black Dress. The LBD, when done right, transforms a woman from a mother, employee, boss lady, and/or wife into a sleek, classic creature ready for sophistication and celebration.
“One is never overdressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.” – Karl Lagerfeld
The key to the LBD: Don’t get overly sexy and don’t go boring. The sexiest part of the LBD is that it’s more formal than foxy. Stay away from cleavage and super stretchy fabric. Look for fabrics and cuts that graze your curves and give you shape. Details such a strategic draping of fabric or a graphic cutout should be sneakily flattering or forget them. They can take a boring LBD to the next level, but if they don’t specifically flatter your shape, they will draw attention to what you don’t like about your body rather than what you do.