Cover Photo: Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

The elegant number worn by Holly Golightly in the opening scene of Breakfast At Tiffany's inspires our latest instalment of the Back To Basics series.

Coco Chanel might have created the little black dress during the 1920s but it only became an essential piece of item in a woman's wardrobe after Audrey Hepburn stepped out of a New York cab in a Givenchy creation in Breakfast At Tiffany's.

Using the classic off-shoulder, knee-length number from Alexander McQueen as our canvas, here's how you can style this timeless and versatile garment for 5 different occasions.

See also: Back To Basics: How To Style Your Shirt Dress With 5 Bold Colours. 

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Accent the black with nice, understated pieces of gold jewellery for a classy look. 

See also All In The Details: What We Love About Tasha Fusil's 3 Dreamy Wedding Dresses. 

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Garden Party

Keep it light and breezy with butterfly motifs and floral prints.

See also Jewellery Is In Full Bloom This Autumn. 

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Cocktail Party

These shades of green add a charming touch for an elegant evening. 

Also read Crowning Glory: 7 Luxe Headbands Perfect For This Season. 

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Fashion Week

Show off your wild side with these safari-inspired accessories. 

Read also Into The Wild: 10-Safari-Themed Accessories That Roar.

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High Tea

Hot tea and heavenly scones with your girlfriends require a toned-down ensemble with just a hint of colour. 

Also read: DeGem Showcases 2019/2020 Collections With A Grand High Tea. 

  • PhotographyCourtesy of respective brands