Coco Chanel was attributed to the introduction of the "little black dress" in 1926.
Her first LBD was a slash-necked, short silk dress with only diagonal pin-tucks as decoration. American Vogue called it the "Ford." Like Henry Ford’s Model-T car, the LBD was an instant hit, widely available, though only in black.
Chanel believed fashion should be functional as well as chic. Radically simple, her LBD was designed not to show stains and to fit every woman. It was meant as the fashion ideal: a perfectly simple, yet sexy object.
In our Cherry Closet we have the most delicious array of LBD's at the mo - and have made a special section both on our online boutique in our Alice in Wonderland themed boutique 'What Alice Found' in Bournemouth, UK in honour of these dresses.
I love how a little black dress can have so many different styles to suit any personality, which one is your fave?
Do you have a LBD in your closet that always does the trick?
(All dresses available on www.thecherrycloset.com)