2015 – Black Dress Costume Set For Ladies

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Are you looking for a sophisticated costume that you can wear to an office party? Do you need something classic that won’t embarrass your kids at your neighborhood Halloween get-together? Are you looking for something memorable that people will remember for years to come? Consider Audrey Hepburn black dress costume.

Black dress

Black dress

The Audrey Hepburn black costume set includes the classic black dress, faux diamond earrings, gloves, jeweled hairpiece, pearl necklace with flower pendant, and a non-functional extended cigarette holder.

Who Is Audrey Hepburn?

For those of you who need a refresher, Audrey Hepburn was an award-winning actress from Hollywood’s Golden Age who was also known for her philanthropy and iconic style. The simple black dress she wore as Holly Golightly in breakfast at Tiffany’s inspired an entire generation of people. It is no wonder Audrey Hepburn’s black dress costume became the epitome of style.

History of the black dress

In the Victorian era, women in mourning wore black for a period of two years. There were strict rules governing the materials worn and time spent in each type of dress. It was not until the 1920’s that black became fashionable. During a time when the market was saturated with bright colors and prints, Coco Chanel defied trend and boldly introduced The ‘LBD,’ or Little Black Dress, which changed the face of fashion. The ‘LBD’ was intended to be an affordable garment that all sizes of women in all price ranges could wear. It would prove to be something that would form the basis of an outfit and last for a long time. The Little Black Dress has known many variations over the years—in materials, hem length, and sleeve type–but the concept remains the same. Its classic style and clean lines defy trends. It has lived up to Chanel’s expectations.

Certainly, Hollywood celebrities have helped influence the world’s fashion choices. During the Depression, Hollywood starlets wore black so as not to complicate the coloring process in Technicolor films. Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana have added to the popularity of the LBD.

Black dress

Black dress

The Little Black Dress has gained a place in our lexicon and in popular culture. Black dress costumes were not as prevalent in the 1950’s, gaining a reputation as a ‘bad girl’ type of uniform, but they gained popularity again in the 1960’s and have remained strong ever since then.

Why Wear a Black Dress Costume?

Black dress costumes are a savvy choice because you can dress them up or down. Pair a jacket and heels with the dress and head to the office, or glam it up with accessories, such as the jewelry that comes with Hepburn’s, for a night out on the town. Throw on a pair of cute flip-flops and a sweater and head to a picnic.

An Audrey Hepburn black costume setcan be worn for costume parties, a night out on the town, or an office event. The classic style and clean lines are appropriate for any dressy occasion and the ‘high-quality’ accessories can be mixed and matched with other outfits already in your closet.

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