Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Little Black Dress - Work to Evening

Here are a few photos from a shoot I did several years ago using a little black dress.  Simple minor accessory changes take it from work to evening. 

This is perfect for work with a great vintage gold belt.  Add a smart jacket and you are all business.

Quick change artist...lose the belt and add a rhinestone brooch and bracelet.  You are ready for a nice dinner, the theater, or whatever.  Keep your classic pumps or exchange them for some strappy metallic sandals.

This little black dress came from Shabby Apple.  Unfortunately, they no longer carry it.  However, you can find the same "Classic Ashley"  dress at http://www.jenclothing.com/ and http://www.stopstaringclothing.com/  Beware...this is a very form fitting dress!  I don't suggest this particular style dress for a curvy woman.  Try something slightly A-line instead. 

FYI on dressing for the workplace... Make sure your little black dress is loose enough and long enough to be office appropriate.  There should be absolutely no visible cleavage.  And if your little black dress doesn't have sleeves, plan to wear a jacket at work.  (When it is appropriate for men to go to work sleeveless, then women can too.  Being sleeveless at the office is a real "authority" killer!) 

Photos by Dirk Olsen.   

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