When I was eight, I overheard my aunt say "...the little black dress." Since she was not little, I immediately thought the black dress was a Christmas gift for me. Christmas came and I was presented with a frilly-pink and red polka dot dress. How annoying!!!. I would have preferred the black dress, I thought. My expression was noticed, but I was quick to put a big smile on my face and pretended as if there was something in my eye. Thanked my parents and tried throughout the holiday to forget about the black dress. At age eleven, I heard that expression again and found out what it really meant.
The little black dress have been linked with Coco Chanel. This is essential for every woman's wardrobe because it comes in handy as a dress that fits all occasion. LBD is supposed to be short, simple, and elegant. Before the 1920s, the color black was for mourning. Thanks to Coco Chanel for making black dresses that were simple and accessible to all women of all social class. One image that has lasted over the years of LBD is Audrey Hepburn sampling these little black dresses in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. Check out the link below for samples of LBDs.
(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)