That Old Black Magic

by ABARA SG on Dec 17, 2022

That Old Black Magic

Dear Miss Glam,

The little black dress (LBD) is truly a staple of the modern woman’s wardrobe; without this real must-have, your wardrobe will feel incomplete. Every girl has at least one hanging in her closet. In fact, many fashionistas have an LBD for every occasion: a cocktail LBD, a formal one, a casual “Sunday” look, and office LBD, etc.

The traditional LBD is a cocktail dress meant for after-five wear or semi-formal events, and this is what we are looking at for this is party season, and with all the invitations starting to line up, and with time running out for any shopping, your trusty and versatile LBD will certainly come in handy.

You might have an LBD that breaks with its traditional definition and hover around the ankles or reaches the floor, and if so this would work perfectly for a formal event. The typical LBD though, just covers the knee, and for the younger woman, can take a mini length. Any cocktail dress of all black, regardless of length, qualifies as a LBD. Pair it with matching heels and a glamorous bag, and be ready for any festive party. LBDs exist in nearly every cut and style, including a sheath dress, bodycon dress, mini dress, cocktail dress, slip dress, gown, and a tank dress. Any style of dress, as long as it is all black, can qualify as a LBD.

The LBD is at heart all about being quite neutral, and acts like a blank slate for you to write over with dramatic accessories, red lipstick and loads of charm. At ABARA, we have three perfect handbags for you to dress up your LBD, to glam up for the year-end festivities!

  1. ABARA Keeps'Ake

For the longer LBD, the Keeps'Ake in black crocodile leather is perfect in shape and proportion. Designed to be worn in multiple ways, just the way you like it - long or short, over the shoulder or as a clutch bag. Simply shorten the strap by tucking it at the base of the bag or fashion it as a handbag by tucking it into the back compartment.

  1. ABARA Tr'Apeze

For the classic LBD, that is a dress that has a knee-length hemline, ABARA has created the everyday bag you’ve been dreaming of. Sophisticated and polished, the Tr’Apeze Bag in a glazed black crocodile leather is a classic top handle bag with a modern, smart-formal silhouette that is unexpectedly spacious. Featuring the signature custom made 18k Gold ‘A’ logo as a design focus, this bag will go well with any heel height.

  1. ABARA Vanity Case

For the shorter LBD, this spacious yet lightweight handbag brings a retro vibe to your outfit. The ABARA Vanity Case is both a fashion classic, and also a fashionable statement that embodies the essence of effortless Parisian chic. It can be carried on the shoulder or held in the hand, and has a breezy, young girl style.

 XXX 💋 The ABARA Team