Sinful Sunday: The Classic

They say every woman needs a little black dress. This is mine. I brought it fifteen years ago when I first moved to L.A. and it’s been my go-to ever since. I’ve danced in this dress, had sex in this dress, been to the ballet, symphony and theater in this dress. This dress and I have gone to drinks, dinners, weddings, clubs, funerals, readings and even the odd breakfast (it even looks good when all you’ve got is chapstick and freshly fucked bed head).

I’ve lived a lot of life in this dress, and I hope to live quite a lot more. It’s a classic for a reason.

Black and white self portrait of Malin James in her little black dress

This is my first Sinful Sunday! To see more, click the button below.

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  1. Wow, that is a classic shot, I love it. The dress is lovely…I have an old faithful LBD, which I want to have altered to a steampunky style so that I can make more use of it, I love it that much.


  2. I am so very excited to see you on Sinful Sunday. This is a stunning dress, perfect for a classy lady who knows how to live. That dress is very lucky. Xx

  3. Malin, I can’t quite believe women who look like you are real. You’re mythic to this short little dumpy fat girl here πŸ™‚ Amazing photo.

  4. You look stunning! Like Honey said, all glamour and power. Beautiful!

    Rebel xox

  5. Such a beautiful dress – we all have the LBD in different varieties BMN x

  6. Oh my gosh, what a glamorous photo! That dress is beautiful and you do look like a film noir heroine. Welcome to Sinful Sunday, I hope you enjoy it! Xxx

  7. It is certainly a classic, I need a little black dress, as you’re right: they’re so versatile.

  8. Oh Malin! Simply divine darling.
    I love this striking elegant shot. Almost from another era. Your lips look incredible – so tantalising – welcome to the SinfulSunday fun!!! X x

  9. Beautiful dress, beautiful YOU! Welcome! Xxx

  10. Classic elegance, but with so many stories to tell. Perfect.


  11. Still looking lovely despite the wear and tear. Classic indeed!

    ~Kazi xxx

  12. That is a beautiful LBD and a gorgeous photo πŸ™‚

  13. well welcome lovely! you look as poised as a singer sargent model, and the glimpse of lipstick on top is KILLER!

  14. Lovely shot, and certainly fits the classic little black dress description.

  15. A truly beautiful amd elegant picture.

  16. This looks like it came straight out of a magazine. Very nice!

  17. Gorgeous, classic, elegant. Looks like a promo still πŸ™‚

  18. Ahhh the LBD, what a wonderful thing that is… I actually have a few versions, I think every woman needs more than one LBD but then I feel that way about shoes, corsets, stockings…. etc.

    And yay for joining in with Sinful Sunday. I hope this will be the 1st of many


    • Thanks, Molly! The clothes on prompt was a nice, gentle way to slide in πŸ˜‰ And yes! The LBD is a beautiful thing, especially as there are so many ways to do it, there’s one for everyone. xxx

  19. Hooray for Malin in Sinful Sunday!!! I’m so happy about this πŸ™‚

    This photo is absolutely a publicity still for a Hollywood golden age star! Lauren Bacall, Barbara Stanwyck, Katherine Hepburn, Malin James.

    I adore the curtains in the background and your gorgeous lips are slaying me. Absolutely beautiful!

    • Thank you, Maria! It was so much fun to play with – that dress has always made me feel like Lauren Bacall, no matter where I wear it. It just felt right to give it the Hollywood treatment. You inspire me with your gorgeous images *every* week – I’m so happy you liked this one! xxx

  20. OHHHH I LOVE this photo…has such a great “old hollywood” feel and look to it. You’re stunning

  21. That is a fantastic dress and you look gorgeous in it!

  22. Welcome to Sinful Sunday and wow! you look so elegant. The LBD is classic must have in any wardrobe.

  23. This is the perfect interpretation for this month’s prompt. So well done.

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