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How to style a vintage inspired Little Black Dress

10 November 2017

Did you know that the infamous Little Black Dress dates back to the 1920s? Made famous by Coco Chanel and Jean Patou, this wardrobe staple is a vintage dress lover’s ideal blank canvas. Whether you’re heading to an elegant cocktail party, flaunting your style in the office or looking for a classic dress to take you from day to night, Tiger Milly is here to help!

We have vintage style little black dresses for all tastes, shapes and styles. Let’s see if we can find the ideal LBD for you with ideas from 50s dresses to swinging 60s dress styles and everything in between.

Reference the simplistic design of the original little black dresses of the 1920s with this tulle number from Hell Bunny, team this vintage style dress with the Lulu Hun Cat Face Wedges from Collectif. Finish the flapper look with sparkly hair clips and a dark lipstick.

https://www.tigermilly.com/p_10391_hell-bunny-amarande-tulle-bat-spider-black-flock-dress

https://www.tigermilly.com/p_11160_collectif-lulu-hun-kat-black-pussy-cat-wedge-shoes

 

Yearning for 40s screen siren chic? Hell Bunny adds a festive twist to this elegant tulle vintage style dress complete with glittering snowflake design, perfect for the Christmas Party! Stay in keeping with the era (and the sparkle!) with these vintage 40s style T-bar heels from Dancing Days. Don’t forget the red lipstick!

https://www.tigermilly.com/p_7539_dancing-days-china-girl-40s-50s-style-glitter-t-strap-party-shoes

https://www.tigermilly.com/p_11084_hell-bunny-snowstar-dress?vars=15

 

Master the 50s bombshell look this Winter with Dancing Days Faux Fur collared 50s style flared dress available in a sleeveless variant too) if you’re brave enough, team with a pair of Irregular Choice heels for a kitsch statement look that’s sure to make you stand out from the crowd. Add a colour coordinated hair flower to complete the pin-up look.

https://www.tigermilly.com/p_10807_irregular-choice-new-york-city-scape-light-up-heels

https://www.tigermilly.com/p_11025_dancing-days-caviar-faux-fur-50s-vintage-style-dress?vars=15

If you’re looking for a graphic 60s look check out the Magpie Mini from Hell Bunny, team it with a low heeled dolly shoe like the Lulu Hun from Collectif for a pop of colour and comfort. Add Twiggy-esque lashes and some bold eyeliner and you’re ready to twist!

https://www.tigermilly.com/p_7538_hell-bunny-magpie-mini-short-dress-blackivory?vars=15

https://www.tigermilly.com/p_8992_collectif-lulu-hun-50s-chrissie-red-glitter-block-shoes

 

How do you like to style your little black dress? Send us your styling suggestions by tagging us on Instagram @TigerMillyUK. 

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