6.09.2009

La LBS

“When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place.”
Wallis Warfield Simpson

Except, perhaps, a little black skirt. Which is, respectively, the object of my affection, and one of the top ten items on my wish list since penning Girls in Glasses a few weeks ago.

Yes, the LBD is something that every girl should have hiding away in her closet; but I want an article of clothing that will have the opportunity to make many appearances in public. One that will enjoy countless nights out on the town, even if it’s for a simple little shopping spree, or a get-together with the girls. A versatile piece that is cute yet chic; sophisticated yet flirty; fun-loving and free-spirited, all in one. What embodies all this and more? Why the LBS, of course!

You’ve no idea how extensively I’ve searched for the crème de la crème of little black skirts, darling. I’ve met the Elizabeth and James Corset Knit Skirt, only to find that it was no longer available. I’ve crossed paths with BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Cotton Sateen Skirt; mingled with French Connection’s Christmas Stripe Skirt; exchanged sweet talk with Juicy Couture’s Women’s Wool Skirt with Oversized Bow; was introduced to Cynthia Steffe’s Miley; and contemplated Milly’s Diamond Jacquard Wool Skirt. Then, while perusing the Big Brown Bag itself, I saw her.

BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Cotton Sateen “Mila” Pleated Skirt is the quintessential little black skirt. Pleating on the front and side provide a very youthful fit and draping; while the bow-like adornment found upon the waist is a flirty and feminine detail that would make even the moneyed Blair Waldorf swoon.

At times, I’ll dress it down with black tights and my trademark leopard print ballerina flats. Occasionally I’ll wear it au natural with nothing but a simple tee and a pair of perfect pumps. Should I need something sassy for a cocktail party? I’ll toss on a cascading black top, clasp a chunky, sparkly statement necklace around my throat, and slip a sparkly bauble upon my index finger.

You see loves, the LBD may often find itself in the spotlight; but its less obtrusive and domineering counterpart, the LBS, is, perhaps, quite a bit more wearable. So why not invest in one, two, or maybe even five? After all, the little black skirt will never go out of style.


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bloomingdale's for the picture.
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20 comments

ana said...

I don't have one!
But you are totally right
It must be in my closet, it's so versatile.

fashiongrail said...

Great post! You bring up such a good point, a LBS is just as if not more essential than a LBD because of it's versatility. You can dress it up or wear it cute flip flops during the day.

Couture Carrie said...

Loves it! The LBS is so underrated!

xoxox,
CC

jayne said...

hmm I've never thought of a LBS, but good idea!

Savvy Mode SG said...

you have LBS (little black skirt) and I have my LBJ (little black jacket) today. we are all thinking black uh...

Diane said...

i love little black skirts. i have so many of them...and they can be worn SO MANY WAYS! :)

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

chic & classic!

Keith said...

I really like that. I hope your week is going well so far. Cheers!

Marian said...

LBS is a classic that does get over looked. what im loving is all the varying versions and styles out there at the moment.
muah x
marian

la petite fashionista said...

good point! the LBS is way underrated--it's much more wearable than a dress since you can dress it up or down! :)

LML said...

i so agree the LBS is extememly hard to find - harder than the LBD - i have finally found a version that will do for the time being... but i love the one you posted!

Nicole Marie said...

i definitely need to invest in some skirts!! i just can't ever find any really flattering ones for my shape!

Amelia said...

Little black skirts are the best. I think they're even more versatile than LBDs. The shape of that one is really nice.

The Haute-Shopper said...

I've always found the LBS to be slightly more important than the LBD. Mainly because you can create way more outfits with the LBS (every girl will have tons of tops). Love the one you picked out! I actually really need one for summer... I only have a thicker wool one for the winter months, which is just too heavy for the warmer temperatures. Great post! :)

Sherin said...

I have a gorgeous little black skirt. I got it from french connection and love wearing it. I really am suprised at how versatile it really is.

Sasi said...

Can you imagine that this morning I woke up just thinking about buying one? :D I agree, such a versatile piece.
I adore the Cynthia Steffe's one. And the idea of pairing it with leopard print flats (that I've been searching around here for months and I haven't found yet -.-)

sunshower! said...

so true! no one ever thinks about skirts! great post =)

Meream said...

I have two. One is a layered-bohemian-ballerina skirt. I always wear it if I feel like being a gypsy. The other is a new thrifted item. It's chic and the total opposite of the other black skirt. :D

Nikolett said...

So agree! And the beauty of a LBS is you can match it with anything and make it look like a dress depending on what you pair it up with. I think I have one of them, though I admit that most of my LS are LFS -- little floral-patterned skirts!

Kristin said...

LOVE that BCBG cotton sateen number. I would so rock that with tights in the winter!

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