The Little Black Dress has been a staple of women’s fashion for a very long time. The Little Black Dress is also a must-have in any crossdressers closet. So why is this popular dress so important and what makes it stay in fashion year after year and decade after decade. We have all the answers you will need as well as some tips on accessories to make your LBD outfit look fabulous.
Let’s start with a crash course on the Little Black Dress. By definition, the LBD is “A woman’s short or medium-length black dress suitable for almost any social engagement.” The whole point of this dress is the simplicity of the style along with the versatility of its use as it can be worn to just about any occasion. This is also why this dress transcends fashion trends as it is essentially timeless. For these reasons alone, the LBD is considered a staple in your closet.
To give you an idea of its history, black dresses, in general, have been around for hundreds of years. At one time Black was an expensive dye and only the rich were able to afford it, giving the color Black an elite status. Fast forward a few centuries to the 1920s where the Little Black Dress started its iconic rise. Coco Chanel’s dress at this time was nicknamed by Vogue as “Chanel’s Ford,” suggesting that the dress was as important to fashion as Henry Ford’s car was at the time.
But it wasn’t until Audrey Hepburn appeared on screen in an amazing Little Black Dress in the opening moments of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961 that the dress became famous in its own right. This moment in the film is iconic and from there, the LBD was a fashion must have and it has never looked back. From Princess Diana showing us royalty can be sexy, to Robert Palmer’s girls in the Addicted to Love video, to the Sex and the City girls, the Little Black Dress has been everywhere.
So I would say that is settled. We all need a Little Black Dress in our lives. Now what makes it work as a crossdresser is essentially the same as what it does for any girls closet. Once we find a LBD that fits us the way we want it to, the possibilities are endless when going out En Femme.
The dress will work with a variety of shoes, from high heels, to knee length boots, to some comfy flats. So depending on your taste in shoes or ability to walk in high heels, you can essentially wear any style shoe and it will work with the LBD.
So what to do with your legs? Stockings are the most common option. Pantyhose or tights work as well. If you want to add a little extra underneath, go for a garter belt and when the dress comes off, there is still some sexiness to keep things going.
Compliment the outfit with some earrings and a cute purse, and you’re ready to go.
If you want to accentuate your waistline, grab a small belt and define your hip area leaving a curvier look to your outfit.