LBD Series: Business in the Front, Party in the Back

Dear readers,

We are gearing up for our Little Black Dress Event on April 26 in Portland. It is an evening that celebrates everyone’s favorite little black dress, while raising funds to support our Workforce Solutions programs that help people in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont get back to work.

Several of Goodwill’s bloggers have been sharing their favorite little black dress in anticipation of the event. We are excited to have *award-winning blogger, Laura, from Fore Front Fashion, share her favorite little black dress and how a simple dress with a unique detail can bring the whole outfit together.

*Congrats to Laura & Fore Front Fashion, who won Best Blog last night in the 2012 “Best Of” Portland Phoenix Reader’s Poll!

The Little Black Dress: Business in the Front, Party in the Back

When it comes to getting dressed, I like surprise details. Especially when it comes to the tried-and-true. Take the little black dress for example. This particular dress has been with me for almost 8 years now. I’ve worn it to weddings, formal affairs, cocktail parties – and it might have even been part of a Halloween costume. At first look, I appear to be a pretty boring fashion blogger. Black on black – real inventive, Fore Front Fashion! Reeeal inventive! But though I appear to be all business in the front, the real party is in the back:

The cut-out back was the reason I purchased this dress. I love purchasing a timeless piece that’s got a detail that elevates it. And my boring old black pumps? Pow! A pop of bright cobalt thanks to my flower shoe clips from Domestically Urban. It’s these types of details that make dressing fun. Every time it comes to buying a new item of clothing, versatility is something I’ll splurge on. A little black dress in a classic silhouette is something every woman should own. The wearing options (and potential surprise details) are endless.