“A little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often quite short. Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou intended to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral colour. Its ubiquity is such that it is often simply referred to as the ‘LBD’.” – Wikipedia
I’m surprise to read this report from The Guardian, stating that women aren’t buying little black dresses online like the way they do in stores. Contrary to popular believe, shoppers are actually putting printed frocks and colorful cocktail numbers into their virtual shopping carts instead, because those are the things that leap out at them from the computer screen. So yes, if you thought black was the safe bet, you’re sadly mistaken. Black in contrast, seemed “flat”.
That said, the saying goes, “once you go black you’ll never go back” – though they meant it in sexual connotations, I’m looking at it in a much more literal manner.
So here are those, not so boring, Little Black Dresses (LBD).