The History and Popularity of the Little Black Dress
The classic little black dress is essentially a short and simple black cocktail or evening dress. Fashion historians attribute its origins to Coco Chanel’s 1920’s designs of Jean Patou and Coco Chanel. It is designed to be versatile, stylish, affordable, long lasting, and readily available. It is one of the most enduring styles in women’s fashion. It has been adapted by different designers and manufacturers for many decades, each offering it with different enhancements. It is a fashion staple for women of all ages. It has been adapted to fit the female body in an elegant manner and still be flattering to the figure, without sacrificing style or elegance.
The basic purpose of a black dress is to dress up a woman. The basic color is always black. However, you can mix and match different shades of this same color to suit your personal style, as well as enhancing the appearance of other colors within your wardrobe. It can be worn as a formal dress for a big event, a more casual black dress for everyday use, or in combination with other colors to create an extraordinary look.
The versatility of black dresses is one of their best attributes. This is because a little black dress can make an excellent night out wear, or a romantic evening out on a weekend with friends, or even as a part of your office wear. A simple little black gown with a thin belt can complete a sassy outfit, or paired with a pair of high heeled shoes, a flowing dress and a pair of chandeliers to create a fabulous elegant evening look.