Little black dresses are a fashion staple for a reason and that’s because they lend themselves to any occasion. From cocktail parties, to funerals (well, it’s true isn’t it?) they can be styled for any event and worn with confidence every time.
There are literally squillions of little black dresses in Second Life, but the ones that stand out are the ones that have clever little details and eye-catching elements built into them. For me, this LBD called ‘Chained Angel ‘ from the absolute powerhouse that is VALENTINA E definitely counts as one of them. Actually, you don’t have to buy this in black, it’s available in other colours too, but for me it’s absolutely perfect worn this way. The black offers a perfect contrast to the gold chain that adorns each cut-out side of this dress too. Despite the depth of tone attention has still been paid to the texture used on the dress; the fabric suggests a heavy-weight little number, again suggesting quality, but what would you expect from VALENTINA E?
I also like the fact that there’s a ton of creasing on the skirt, this lends a really authentic air to the dress because when you’re sat down in a dress like this it does crease.
To make this look super classy you can dress this up with pearls and an elegant wristwatch or add statement earrings and an updo for a really stand-out look. (I’d suggest one of the fantastic updo’s available from VANITY HAIR, especially if you want to make a modern twist on Audrey Hepburn’s timeless look! Note, I’m NOT wearing that in the pic..)
This dress needs the right shoes to be truly effective. Plain heels just won’t cut it; you need something to balance out the colour and chain decoration too. So luckily you’ll find a cracking pair of heels that match perfectly at the Mesh Body Addicts event too; these ILLI ‘Sara’ heels also feature decorative stud elements that you can change the colour of via HUD. The T-bar strap adds an elegant feel, and the zip to the rear offers a really authentic touch. They’re very impressive, and add the perfect finish to an absolutely stunning ensemble.
Yes, you need this dress and shoes in your life: here’s your taxi!
BODY: Maitreya ‘Lara’ V3.4
HEAD: Lelutka ‘Stella’ HUD 1.3 (worn with GLAM AFFAIR ‘Laura’ applier, Asia tone)
EYES: IKON Triumph Eyes – ‘Dusk’
EARS: Mandala ‘Steking’ V. 3
DRESS: Valentina E ‘Chained Angel’ @ MESH BODY ADDICTS
SHOES: Illi ‘Sera’ Heels @ MESH BODY ADDICTS