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4 Essentials for a Classic Wardrobe

Fashion lessons from Kate Hudson (yes, really!), Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld and DVF.

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4 Essentials for a Classic Wardrobe

4 Essentials for a Classic WardrobeAs 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.

4 Essentials for a Classic Wardrobe

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Sarah enlightens us on a daily basis with the newest trends as (and often before) they transpire. She is the consummate globe trotter. Having traveled to over 70 countries, she earns her living writing, blogging (InsiderDiva.com) and modeling while on the road. In her spare time she gets manicures, suntans on yachts in Greece, shops for even more shoes, and lives in the limelight. She loves photography, elephants, sailboats, bangles and ballet flats.

Reader Discussion: 22 Comments

  1. Meghan Ryan

    I have an LBD for all occasions. Well for one, it hides my fat and accentuates my curves. And I just look soo good on it.

  2. Nina Smith

    Chanel is one of my faves. Such elegant timeless designs. fit for all fancy occasions.

  3. Brett Lee

    This is what women should have in their closets. Never goes out of style

  4. Eloise Ferris

    You can never go wrong in this list! You can just mix-and-match and you’re all set!

  5. Genie Mackenzie

    This is what I call true fashion that NEVER really fades! btw, I’m a Coco Chanel fan ❤

  6. April Henry

    Wearing this type of clothes is effortlessly classy. It makes women look more proffesional

  7. Lana Wiliam

    I’d like to have these clothes like these!!

  8. Kate Hudson my fashion icon! I love her so much!!

  9. I love Coco’s saying, “Fashion fades; only style remains the same.” ?

  10. Jurik Smith

    It doesn’t necessarily to have that specific brand in your clothes. You can have the same style by the Thrift Shop. It’s how you wear THE CLOTHES is what matters.

    • Caroline Soloviev

      Exactly. The style is not about price, and people are throwing so much amazing clothes.. whyy!!!?

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