Why Did You Wear That: Little Black What?

Every girl owns (or at least she should own) the perfect little black dress.  But wearing the same hot little number cocktail party after cocktail party can leave a girl feeling bored with what once was a no brainer.  Not even swapping accessories can change things.  Like a rubik’s cube, there are only so many combinations.  This is when you must channel your inner Macgyver and start rigging up new and inventive cocktail combinations.

Besides the LBD (little black dress for the slow pokes), another staple piece is a black pencil skirt.  You may be thinking to yourself, “That’s a little too Betty Draper for me.”  Well, let me tell you, the pencil skirt has stuck around for a reason.  Fitted properly, a pencil skirt can make even the most waifish gal look more Beyonce and less Olive Oil.  To offset the conservative pencil skirt, I paired it with a cropped bandeau top (this little guy happened to be a DVF sample and would benefit greatly from some time spent at a seamstress).  Classic black pumps, top notch top knot, and a sequined jacket completed this unconventional, but totally cocktail appropriate attire.

Before creating this look yourself, remember to use some common sense: 1. Will this look good on you? If you could benefit from a few more sit ups, hold off until you’re bare belly brazen. 2. Where are you planning to wear it?  A funeral or wedding is probably not the right time for this.  Save it for a more appropriate occasion.

1. Cosabella Marni Strapless Plunge Bra, $132.50, 2. Diane von Furstenberg Panel Marta Techno Jersey High Waist Pencil Skirt, $210, 3. Tuleste Market Layered Ball & Chain Necklace, $150, 4. Harrison Morgan Black Sequin Bolero, $220, 5. Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent Pumps, $595



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  • C&C

    Whistling at you through the internet! This is a look i’d never be able to pull of, but I really like it.

    Comment | June 15, 2011
  • Haha!! Thank you. You are too sweet :) I get the feeling you could pull this off. Perhaps a modified version? A longer bustier type of top if you aren’t into the tummy part or I considered doing this look with black pants as well. So many options! xx

    Comment | June 15, 2011
  • Katie Rattray

    Holy hot lady!!! Love this outfit. You look uber gorg!

    Comment | June 16, 2011
  • Nick

    Damn girl… work that ass

    Comment | June 26, 2011
  • Andria miller

    Sorry trashy not classy.

    Comment | September 22, 2011
  • Andria miller

    Let me explain, I’m not trying troll. I was looking up this look because I was floored that my boyfriend’s 28 year old sister wore something like this in Vegas. I honestly didn’t knowvthis was “fashionable.”. I love fashion but I follow more high end looks..not that I can afford…was this look in Vogue??

    Comment | September 22, 2011
  • Hi Andria,

    Sorry you don’t like this look. Not everything is for everyone. I’ve gotta say though… if this was the most offensive thing you saw in Vegas…


    Comment | September 22, 2011

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