“One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.”
Did you know:
- Coco Chanel’s black silk dress introduced in 1926 was the first “little black dress.”
- Chanel coined the phrase and shortened it to LBD.
- The LBD sounded the death knell for corsets, frills, and fuss.
- The LBD was referred to as the Ford of Fashion.
- Male journalists lamented “no more bosom, no more stomach, no more rump.”
- It was considered a tad outrageous for a woman to appear in public in black if she were not in mourning-and the etiquette of bereavement was nothing to be messed with during that time!
- The little black dress was considered a fad-but the elegance, simplicity and versatility withstood the test of time, and the LBD is considered an essential in every woman’s wardrobe.
Here are a few quotes from Coco Chanel that reveal her clarity when it came to dressing women:
“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
And this quote just for fun:
“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”