The LBD for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s in Winter: The Casual Version
Quote of the day: “The high of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.” William F. Scolavino
This actually may be the absolute last category you think to wear your little black dress (LBD)! And I’m right there with you. But for the sake of argument and a true challenge, I’m here to see if it can be done. Besides, we tried it with our exact same dresses for the summer season, here, and the fall season, here in the past. And don’t forget to check out both of our winter versions of this dress. We started with the fancy event, here, and then styled them for a somewhat work appropriate day, here.
And as much as this age group travels, it could be a smart travel idea to be able to make the dress more versatile! The less you have to pack in your suitcase, the less you have to lug around, right? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: When I think about trying to make a dress more casual, my first thought is to throw a fun sweater over it! We were having coffee at Kaladi Brother’s Coffee when I saw this great mural!
I wanted to add in more color, so that’s why I grabbed this scarf. It was recently gifted to me from a friend who went to Italy!! The only reason I also added a necklace, was in case I got too warm and needed to take off the scarf!
The earrings are made by a local artist (one of my knitting friend’s husband) and are meant to be a knit stitch! I linked to his site where I link to similar items. I know he also had a pendant in this shape, but he crafts as a hobby, so they are only available at certain times.
Now let me regale the aspects of my OTK boots once again. When you were looking at my outfit, you probably didn’t even notice my boots much, since my dress is normal length. But one of the things that I love most of all about these boots, is that when I sit down, there isn’t the gap between skirt & boots! Considering that I’m always cold, this is music to my ears!
Dress: Beau David (similar here)~~Sweater: Charlotte Russe (similar here)~~Boots: Charlotte Russe (here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: Bill Poliseo (similar here in a scroll shape)~~Coat: Tobi (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s casual look we topped her LBD with her fur vest. For those of you who don’t have one yet, I can’t tell you how many times it comes in handy to finish off an outfit!
The easiest color boots to wear with this look are your black ones, of course. I kept all of our boot selections as flats since this was a casual category!
Again, to add in some color to the darker outfit, we looked to our accessories to help us out! These tassel necklaces have come in extremely handy over the last year!
You can see how Nancy’s little black dress is short sleeved. But I think that the black turtleneck under it keeps the eye focused on the fur vest and bright necklaces instead.
Dress: SL Fashions (similar here with a vertical ruffle)~~Vest: Diane by Rosey’s (similar here)~~Turtleneck: Daisy Fuentes (similar here)~~Boots: Kelly & Katie (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here in a flower shape)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: I figured we’d add some sass to mom’s outfit with a cat faced sweater staring us down! It’s so easy to layer a fun sweater over your LBD!
And since her outfit is subdued in color, I gave her the option of adding in either green, bright pink or blue to the look. Well, mom chose green! So I rolled up a scarf and let it cascade down her back!
The green earrings and bracelet are the other pieces we used to incorporate this same color throughout the outfit!
Mom’s boots don’t really match the outfit, but instead go with it. Since they are a neutral, you can add them to any color scheme!
Dress: Mom made it (similar here)~~Sweater: Le Chois (similar here with just the animal print)~~Boots: Madden Girl (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here in linen)~~Earrings: Charming Charlies (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
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I found boots that would look fabulous with your LBD! For those of you who haven’t tried the OTK ones yet, I encourage you to try on a pair next time you’re out and about: