11.17.2009

I want my LBDs!


Banana Republic*
Little Black Dress (LBD)
Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel. It is considered  essential to a complete wardrobe by many women and fashion observers, who believe it a "rule of fashion" that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear or with more ornate jewelry and accessories for evening. Because it is meant to be a staple of the wardrobe for a number of years, the style of the little black dress ideally should be as simple as possible: a short black dress that is too clearly part of a trend would not qualify because it would soon appear dated.
*Quoted from Wikipedia* 





Maryelise Magazine*
Abayas 
Other terms : Jilbabs | Jubah 
The abaya "cloak" is an overgarment worn by some women in parts of the Islamic world. It is the traditional form of Islamic dress, for many countries of the Arabian peninsula such as UAE, where it is the national dress. Contrary to popular belief, the abaya is not mandated by the Qur'an.
                                                                                                                                 *Quoted from Wikipedia*


In My Eyes 
Personally, I think the LBD = Abaya. Cause' they're both commonly black and functions the same as the staple for every woman's wardrobe. It just differs of the length and features e.g. sleeves and loose-liness? Haha. Every time I see these two wardrobe basics; either in shops or modeled by women, I've always thought of trying `em out. Perhaps when the right time comes (:



If Only I Had These . . .
My Way of Dressing UP. 


The LBD (:



Abaya


What do YOU think?




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