SHOP THE LOOK
The Infamous LBD!

The world of trends can seem merely impossible to keep up with--from shoes, to purses, to jewelry, the endless options prove overwhelming and constant changes may leave you feeling hopeless. How are you supposed to stay on track if something is in one day and out the next?

Well, not all things come and go so easily. As a matter of fact, there is one item in every woman’s closet that will never go out of style--the little black dress (LBD). Your wardrobe isn’t complete without it, and it is an essential piece of your wardrobe for moments you may not anticipate. A simple black dress might have you thinking “blah”, but don’t underestimate the effectiveness of a LBD.

TRENDTASTIC
Trend Report: The Summer White Out

The Little Black Dress (LBD) is something that can be found in every woman's closet because it’s a timeless piece that always comes in handy at one point or another. Whether it’s at the office, or on the streets, the LBD definitely speaks volumes and is a crucial essential no matter what your style is. This summer however, we are switching out our LBD for the Little White Dress (LWD) and have come up with some fabulous options that are sure to make as much of a statement as your favorite LBD!

The Beach

This adorable dress by Jessica Simpson is perfect for any summer day activity. The crochet insert at the bottom is a lovely addition and adds a little more of a light, girly feel to the dress.

TRENDTASTIC
We’re Green with Envy
Color trends are usually short lived, however this one is definitely worth the splurge. Emerald green is classy, elegant, and timeless, a must have this season. After the Golden Globes revealed this amazing trend, it’s no wonder why we’re all obsessed with it. Don’t know what to wear this New Years Eve? Well that’s easy, steer clear of the little black dress this holiday season and be sure to grab yourself a Little Green Dress instead. But be prepared to turn some heads, this is a showstopping color in every lighting.
FASHIONABLE
High/ Low, High/ Low, It's Off To Shop We Go!

The phenomenon of mixing insanely expensive designer pieces with label-less bargain duds began when Sharon Stone appeared on the red carpet of the 1996 Oscars wearing a Valentino skirt paired with a plain black t-shirt from the Gap. It's been fifteen years (105 in fashion years) since the birth of the High/Low craze, yet it is still going strong. Quickly evolving from a trend to a necessity, High/Low fashion has come to mean that mixing a $3 tank top with a $300 skirt is more than acceptable. In fact, it's highly encouraged. Celebs and commoners alike are balancing their wardrobes with high-end designer pieces and cheap-o trendy clothes and accessories.

THE SCENE
The Little White Dress

From the runway:

The LWD dominated the spring 2011 ready-to-wear runway shows, most notably Dolce & Gabbana's. Jill Stuart’s take on the LWD included structured silhouettes mixed with ruffles and frills. Azzaro’s show-stopping LWD encompassed a crystal bodice and a tired white silk skirt both united by a large black bow. Monique Lhuillier’s LWD designs were just angelic. Some other LWD designers included Derek Lam, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen (which is in the hands of the deserving Sarah Burton who took over for the late McQueen).

2. For the "everyday" girl: Abercrombie, ‘Kylie’ dress ($68 at Abercrombie)

Fashion moves fast; do not get left behind. The LWD is the season's hottest trend, but it may become your fierce new closet staple.

NYE 2011
If The Shoe Fits...
FASHIONABLE
LBD for NYE


New Year's Eve night is still a few months away, so you may have time to save for a New Year's ensemble. But with all the holiday shopping you have to do, are you really going to be able to stash some cash away for yourself? Don't fret, my dear. Your good, ol' LBD comes to the rescue once again, but with plenty of options to make it look fabulously fresh just in time for when the ball drops. New Years is a time for sparkle and glam, and NYE2011 has Forever 21 to thank for a plethora of glitzy accessories to compliment your old standard. Mix up your LBD with cocktail rings, cuff bracelets, multi-chain necklaces, sparkly purses and belts and dramatic hairpieces. With accessories priced around $5-15, you can use whatever money you have left over to treat your and your friends to a New Years toast!

NEW YEARS EVE FASHION
LBD for NYE


New Year's Eve night is still a few months away, so you may have time to save for a New Year's ensemble. But with all the holiday shopping you have to do, are you really going to be able to stash some cash away for yourself? Don't fret, my dear. Your good, ol' LBD comes to the rescue once again, but with plenty of options to make it look fabulously fresh just in time for when the ball drops. New Years is a time for sparkle and glam, and NYE2011 has Forever 21 to thank for a plethora of glitzy accessories to compliment your old standard. Mix up your LBD with cocktail rings, cuff bracelets, multi-chain necklaces, sparkly purses and belts and dramatic hairpieces. With accessories priced around $5-15, you can use whatever money you have left over to treat your and your friends to a New Years toast!

BALMAIN
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