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    Question Little Red Dress

    Hi! Is LRD a fixed term? What does it refer to? Though I have a picture about it. I am not clear about the dress. Thanks!

    Nigella Lawson served up a spectacular dish last night - herself - as she poured her voluptuous curves into a dazzling LRD - Little Red Dress.

    The domestic goddess showed off her figure in the fashionable scarlet Vivienne Westwood gown at a party in London.
    The low-cut strapless frock displayed her enviable embonpoint to its best advantage.
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    Slimmed down Nigella serves it up on a plate... but it's not her cooking skills on show | Mail Online

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    It's a play on words. The "Little Black Dress" was a very simple Coco Chanel number from the '20s or '30s that has become standard to this day, a mainstay of every (thin) woman's wardrobe, and has been called the LBD.

    Your character's dress was apparently similiarly simple, but red. It is interesting to note that she poured her voluptuous curves into it. Pity the LRD.

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    Good god! That is not what Coco had in mind!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/4...blackdress.jpg


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    Default Re: Little Red Dress

    Hi all,

    Thank you for your responses.

    Jlinger:

    Could you please answer the questions for me as below? Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    It's a play on words. The "Little Black Dress" was a very simple Coco Chanel number from the '20s or '30s that has become standard to this day, a mainstay of every (thin) woman's wardrobe, and has been called the LBD.
    I heard about the brand-Coco Chanel, but I think it is not in the price range of mine and most middle-income Chinese women's here.

    Do most middle-income Western women who have a slim figure buy it?

    Your character's dress was apparently similiarly simple, but red. It is interesting to note that she poured her voluptuous curves into it. Pity the LRD
    Why did you say "pity the LRD"? Does LRD not become the star?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Good god! That is not what Coco had in mind!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/4...blackdress.jpg

    Did you mean Coco promote the style of simplicity and elegance, but the star in LRD that look voluptuous broke it?

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    Of course there are many version of the Little Black Dress in every price point or budget now. It was introduced in the 1920s so I am sure it was copied by Woolworths in 1921. Any simple black dress today is referred to as The Little Black Dress, even if it does not exactly copy Coco's design, which I posted a photo link to above.

    My reference to Pity the Little Red Dress was that I thought there was way too much being stuffed into way too little. We call it "10 pounds of flour in a 5-pound sack."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Any simple black dress today is referred to as The Little Black Dress, even if it does not exactly copy Coco's design, which I posted a photo link to above
    Hi Jlinger,

    Thank you for your elucidation further. But if a very very big woman wore a simple black dress, can I say that she was in a Little Black Dress? Does it sound incongruous? Or it is fine?

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    I would not comment on her dress, at all.

    She should not be wearing, or attempting to "pull off" as we say, a little black dress. She should be in a caftan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    I would not comment on her dress, at all.

    She should not be wearing, or attempting to "pull off" as we say, a little black dress. She should be in a caftan.
    Thank you again, Jlinger.

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