Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The Little Black Dress (LBD)

Being a true fan of the Little Black Dress, I can't resist writing a post about it! A Fashion Staple and a must have for every woman's wardrobe, the Little Black Dress was a creation of Coco Chanel in the 1920s, designed to be a long-lasting and versatile garment during the rationing in the war times. Up until this time black had been seen and worn as a colour for mourning only. An LBD can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, intended to be of a simple style so as not to date and remain a staple in the wardrobe for many years.

Nowadays it is common for most designers to include an LBD in their collections, and are now available in an array of shapes, styles, lengths and designs. Personally I am a huge fan of the LBD and have a rather large and still growing collection of them in my wardrobe. For me you can't go wrong with an LBD, it will always be suitable for whatever the occasion, flatter the figure and make you feel good! As Christian Dior said, that black is "The most popular and the most convenient and the most elegant of all colours". Below are a couple of famous little black dresses from the past and a photo of a black dress which I made as part of my A-Level course.

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