LITTLE BLACK DRESS & OVER THE KNEE BOOTS



These two garments, for me personally, represents timeless pieces which are for certain an indispensable part of every woman's wardrobe. All by themselves they are statement pieces of clothes that attract attention and have a very interesting history.
Marija Bugarski
Little black dress emerged on the fashion scene in the form of a sketch published in Vogue, by the great and inimitable Gabrielle Coco Chanel. Without sleeves, slightly above knees and accessorized with a string of pearls it was immediately compared to Ford car, which was then synonymous for massiveness, simplicity, low price and black color. Vogue also declared that it would become „a sort of uniform for all women of taste“. Chanel's design allowed it to remain unstained, spotless and to befits well on each woman. Primarily it was conceived as a coctail dress, but with a lashings of imaginative details, jewellery or long gloves it was esealy remodeled into an evening dress, while in combination with a jacket it could be worn for business meetings. Although it comes in different lengths, it is always uncomplicated and accesible to women of all social stances. Christian Dior upgraded it with sexy additions thus cementing it's place in the world of fashion, and Hubert de Givenchy, with the assistance of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, turned it into virtualy most famous dress in cinematic history. Since then countless celebrities have appeared in little black dresses and chosen them for special occasions. If I had to pick one, it would be so called revenge dress of Lady Di – a dress in which she showed up after the divorce from Prince Charles. Thanks to Coco Chanel this dress constitutes classic and essential segment of a female apparel, which thoroughly acomplish its function – that a women can at the same time look sensual, beautiful and elegant. Moreover, according to an unwritten rule, every stylishly aware woman should have one simple, elegant black dress that she can wear in variety of events.
Marija Bugarski
Marija Bugarski
Over-the-knee boots were originally created for men, and were especially popular in 15th century as they provided adequate protection during horse riding. The beginnings, more precisely the announcement of tall boots as part of a women style are linked with theatre and actresses who, dressed as men, wore them as a costume fragments. Adoption of these boots as a regular and permanent women fashion item started in the early 60's of the 20th century. In 1962., Cristóbal Balenciaga's fall collection presented boots that covered the knees and year later Yves Saint Laurent included thigh-high alligator skin boots in his couture collection. From that time this type of footwear, in diverse editions and material variance, appear annually on catwalks and is almost inffalible on the streets, as it has gained loyal devotees all over the world.
Marija Bugarski
I am one of them and in this outfit I decided for Zara's boots in camel brown, along with the Mango purse in identic hue. These days the sun has shined in Oslo, but the weather is still prety cold so is recommendable to wear something warm. The woolen little black dress is a perfect choice. Black color particularly emphasize and highlights shades of boots and purse and the burgundy coat, with which I rounded my outfit, is in harmony with their nuances.
Do you have little black dress and over-the-knee boots in your wardrobe? Do you like to wear them or not, please write me in the comments?

OUTFIT DETAILS:
COAT: Zara
DRESS: Zara
BOOTS: Zara
BAG: Mango
SUNGLASSES: Chanel

14 comments:

  1. You look beautiful in this dress :)

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  2. You look amazing. Your boots are so nice and didn’t know it was created for men. That’s a very interesting fact.Nice post.

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    1. Thank you so much. That means a lot to me.

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  3. Great post.
    Look is amazing . 👌💖

    mojstilikombinacije.blogspot.com

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  4. Hello !
    The photos are fantastic. And the little black dress is timeless.
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Yes, I agree with you - the little black dress is timeless. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  5. Hello,

    Oh, lovely !

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr/

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  6. It lovely dress, you look beautiful .
    I am following you, hope we will be in touch.
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    1. Thank you so much!
      Yes of course we will be in touch!

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