We have spotted the profusion of little black dresses in our inventory at the moment so its got us thinking about that classic and essential wardrobe item.
|Our latest range of classic LBD's- all shapes and sizes, more coming soon.|
Origins of the LBD
Black dresses have existed since dresses existed but what is it that is so special about a little black dress? And when and why it moved from a dress of mourning to a your staple saucy wardrobe date wear?!
|The original LBD|
But then what? Was every women seen clad in a slinky black dress at the word of Coco Chanel following,what legend tells us, was the outcome of the death of her lover, Boy Capel, in 1919 leading her to wear black.
There were various stages of the LBD following this splash moment. Christian Dior's New Look included a little black dress in every range. Between the late 1960s and 1970s bright colours seems to have been the main-stay of fashion, until the LBD made it's return in 1980s since when it has been ever present wardrobe staple.
The reason that millions of women have loved little black dresses are endless- they are slimming, dramatic, black is a colour that suits nearly everyone, and down to basics it is just a sexy look.
Iconic Little Black Dresses
There are so many instances of little black dresses in fashion history you can get lots of inspiration of how you choose to wear one. Here are three of our favourites and the most well remembered black dress wearers.
|The original Little Black dress wearer Coco Chanel (Image source)|
|Wallis Simpson in her iconic look:
"When a little black dress |
is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place."
|Audrey Hepburn is an iconic black dress wearer and this dress from breakfast at Tiffany's is simply glorious. Source: Glitterazi|
We would love to hear about your favourite little black dress, and what makes it so special? Post any images of your favourites on pinterest tagged #lesleysgirlsLBD and we'll repin them on our Little Black Dress board.
Sources: On this day in fashion; Real Simple: A short history of the Little Black dress; Fuzzie Lizzie