We have all heard about the value of the little black dress, brought to life as a cocktail or evening dress by Coco Chanel back in 1924. However, the value of owning a good little black skirt has not been discussed. As a stylist, when I work with clients who possess neither a black dress nor a black skirt, I always suggest a good black skirt rather than the black dress.
Contrary to the consensus, I feel that every women should first of all have a little good black skirt. A black skirt is a more versatile item of clothing then the black dress, as it can be dressed up or down and be worn to different occasions – to a cocktail party or to the office, depending on the accompanying shirt, shoes and accessories .
Want to wear your black skirt to a party? Wear it with a dramatic shirt which has an interesting cut or material, high heels, bold jewelry and a small clutch. If you want to wear it to the office – match your black skirt with a buttoned shirt, a subtle jewelry…
Because the little black skirt can be worn to many occasions and fulfill many needs, one will have more use of it and a good return on the purchase money, as opposed to the black dress which will sit mostly in the cupboard.
I am not saying do not buy a black dress at all ,but rather that if there is a budget choice to be made , I will always go for the skirt first.
I have a few black skirts, each with a different twist to it. One is above the knee while the other is a little below the knee. I use them much more then I use the one little black dress I have in my cupboard.
I like pairing black with grey as I think it makes for a very elegant look.
What do you think about the little black dress verses the little black skirt?
Have a lovely week,
What I am wearing: skirt – Armani (vintage) ; top – H&M; shoes – Christian Louboutin ; necklace – Mango