THE LBD

The Traveling Black Dress: Spanish Rose Edition

Let's make our LBD muy bonita!

By Beth Muecke March 15, 2016

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The runways had us dreaming of Barcelona this spring. Ruffles, black lace, flamenco skirts, off-the-shoulder details, big jewelry and the color red were a few of the big trends that came together as a bold Spanish flamenco look.

Designers including Naeem Khan, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Roberto Cavalli, Givenchy and Balmain all strutted models that made you want to get on a plane and fly straight to Madrid! I was, of course, inspired to add that modern Spanish flair to my little black dress. 

I added a lace off-the-shoulder crop top, peseta-inspired earrings and chain belt, rose graphic tights, a large red shawl and roses in my hair. Que bonita!

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Image: Angie Fanelli

This look originated with the Spanish gypsies in the 19th century and became popular in Hollywood thanks to Carmen Miranda. 

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Image: Angie Fanelli

Evoke the romantic beauty of Spain by adding these few accessories to your LBD.

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Image: Angie Fanelli

And the inspiration: this stunning Naeem Khan dress.

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