Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe said in her song that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” However, this seems to be not the case for everyone because not all girls are into jewelry. Instead, a lot of women, especially the fashionistas, consider any little black dress (a.k.a. LBD) as their bestie since the class, elegance, sophistication, versatility, splendor, and comfort it exudes never fails to work in various style and never goes out of trend.
Thus, when in doubt or having a difficult time in choosing what to wear for a certain occasion, we usually opt for an LBD, just like the Kapamilya actresses featured in this episode of Kapamilya Snaps.
As she finally bids farewell to teenhood, we’ve noticed how Queen of Hearts Kathryn Bernardo levelled up her style in the recent years, which includes various LBD silhouettes. Among our favorites were the stylish frocks she wore for her guestings in ASAP and Tonight With Boy Abunda that truly made her morena beauty radiate.
Liza Soberano rocked black dresses in her past media appearances, too! For the ASAP Live in New York in 2016, she definitely looked like a rockstar as she paired her tiny dress with a leather jacket, sexy fishnet heels, and her wavy locks. She then showed some skin when she wore an off-shoulder tight-fitting dress for a TWBA guesting and a custom wrap dress for a “Trese” media conference.
While she’s usually donned in bright and colorful attires in It’s Showtime, there were instances when actress-host Kim Chiu mesmerized us as she wore black dresses. Going through her OOTD pics on Instagram, we can see how she impressively slayed in an A-line midi peek-a-boo frock with puffed sleeves, in a Korean-inspired mini dress, and a fringed LBD that indeed made her a real “vision of chic sophistication” according to her stylist.
May it be showing up for her appointment in her favorite beauty and wellness clinic, travelling to another country, La Vida Lena lead actress Erich Gonzales can make her everyday outfits look extra stylish with this ultimate fashion staple.
The same goes for her co-star Sofia Andres who did not only wear LBDs in glamorous events she attended to prior the pandemic, but in catching some vitamin sea during their family’s trip to the beach and in dressing up for Halloween last year as Wednesday Addams of the iconic 90’s flick “The Addams Family.”
We are also used to seeing Janine Gutierrez wearing bright colored clothes as the optimistic and fun-loving Camille in the primetime series Marry Me Marry You. But she could also definitely stun in this classy staple -- may it be an asymmetric halter dress, a spaghetti strapped frock, or an edgy long-sleeved mini dress.
Before we get to see her don the iconic red costume of Pinoy fictional heroine Darna, Jane De Leon proved that she could definitely wow in any color, such as black. Wasn’t she gorgeous in the black dresses she wore for a promotional shoot for a famous global clothing line, for her 22nd birthday photo shoot, and for her attendance in the Star Magic’s Pure Magic party in 2019?
Andrea Briilantes may be in shabby clothes most of the time as Mira in the well-loved teleserye Huwag Kang Mangamba, but we all know that she can surely slay in various silhouettes. She may be one of the vicious antagonists in Kadenang Ginto on-screen, but she’s truly a ray of sunshine off-cam even though she’s in a black dress. She exuded similar vibes in the mini plain black dress she topped with a white long-sleeved polo shirt that she probably wore in one of her guestings.
Nadine Lustre proves that she’s indeed her generation’s fashion icon with how she’s able to keep her tiny outfits simple yet still lustrous. Her sweetheart black frock for her judging stint in ABS-CBN’s 2-in-1 reality competition Your Moment was undeniably a scene-stealer, the same with the gowns she wore for her panel duties in the Binibining Pilipinas 2019 coronation night and for her guesting in Tonight With Boy Abunda in 2016.
Ever since she started in the industry, Anne Curtis is known not only for her beauty and talents, but for her marvelous fashion sense as well. May it be attending a music festival, celebrating her birthday on It’s Showtime, or travelling to another country, the host-actress made sure to stay fashionable with how she levels up her looks through her choice of shoes or accessories.
Just like Anne, those who follow her on social media and see the stories and posts Bela Padilla shares are perhaps envious as she goes places in style. Whether it’s partying in a music festival, going somewhere, or attending the premiere night of her movie, she opted for this overused basic.
And it seems that LBDs are among Yam Concepcion’s go-to outfits as well as she got dressed in all-black ensembles for her Kapamilya Deal or No Deal appearance in 2015 and in an asymmetric figure-hugging dress in her pictorial for Halik.
Apart from amazing us with her beautiful voice, ASAP Natin ‘To mainstay Angeline Quinto also wows and inspires many as she confidently flaunts her curves in the chic tiny black dresses she donned in her media appearances. And the “Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs” has the tandem of fashion stylists Kim and Boop Yap to thank for.
Jodi Sta. Maria’s beauty is definitely as timeless as this ultimate wardrobe staple. For sure, she’s already worn a lot of black pieces in the past years, but the black tube dress she wore as Marissa in Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin is arguably among our favorites. And we’re looking forward to seeing if she's going to wear at least one black frock in her much-awaited stint in the upcoming series The Broken Marriage Vow.
Last, but definitely not the least is Angel Locsin who, through the years, astounded us with her versatility just like our fave LBD! The The General’s Daughter actress and Iba ‘Yan host can surely rock any silhouette of it and undoubtedly stun us.
Are you one of those girls who keep at least a piece of little black dress in her closet? If you do not have one yet, then this is a sign for you to have one, Kapamilya!