Style Sleuth. Fitting The Little Black Dress Into Your Daytime Wardrobe

December 4, 2008 • Fashion


Rachel Yeomans for Second City Style Magazine

We all have at least one standby little black dress hanging in our
closets that can turn us from frumpy to fabulous with thankfully very
little effort on our part. However no matter how many of these LBD’s we
may have, they all seem to be primarily for evening. What about during the day? Especially when there is a necessary work/event transition that needs to take place. Due to this dilemma, I went in search of the appropriate little black dress. Yes, accent on the word “appropriate”.

Now by appropriate I do not mean, schoolmarm. What I do mean is a dress that with just a few accessorized additions or the subtraction of a jacket
can be suitable, and even fun, for cocktail hour. Since we already know
what constitutes a great LBD for the cocktail hour, let’s look at what
can constitute a suitable 9-5 ensemble.

First, check the hemline! During my search, I discovered many
dresses that were perfect for the workplace—that is until I looked
below the waistline and discovered the fabric ended just after three
inches. It was very difficult to find just one dress that didn’t send
shivers up my spine envisioning the struggle I would have attempting to
sit down at the conference room table. Therefore ladies, make sure when
finding that appropriate little black number, make sure to find a length that reaches to at least just above your knee.

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