A LITTLE BLACK DRESS, YOU CAN’T GO WRONG WITH IT.
And the reasons of why you must have it…
Have you ever seen anyone wearing all black and failing to look put together or stylish? If you just put on a classic little black dress and make minimal effort styling it – you will still more than likely stand out.
“Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou. In 1926 Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel published a picture of a short, simple black dress in American Vogue. It was calf-length, straight and decorated only by a few diagonal lines. Vogue called it “Chanel’s Ford”. The little black dress was simple and accessible for women of all social classes. Vogue also said that the LBD would become “a sort of uniform for all women of taste”. – says Wikipedia.
Since the 1920s, we’ve witnessed its evolution and undeniable appeal throughout the years and seen it on so many people we consider icons now. The one moment in fashion history that unquestionably stands out to our generations has to be the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s where we see Audrey Hepburn in a black dress, adorned in layers of pearls. Givenchy, the creator of the famous dress, clearly knew what he was doing since she went on to earn her place in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1961. And in her own words about her style – “What is more beautiful than a simple sheath made an extraordinary way in a special fabric and just two earrings?”. And we wholeheartedly agree.
It’s been 89 years since Coco Chanel published that little black dress in Vogue and 54 years since we saw Audrey Hepburn prance around in it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s 2015 and we are still talking about it. We still think of LBD as a wardrobe staple. Designers are still making and modernizing it and we are still wearing it gladly. It still has that incredible charm and, like good wine – it just keeps getting better with age.
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