The little black dress, a white t-shirt, blue jeans: what do they all have in common? They’re wardrobe classics. Not a lot of things actually qualify as a classic because they have to constantly be in style for a very long period of time.
But where did the little black dress originate? What made it different from any other dress at the time? It all started with one woman who I think you’ll recognize: Coco Chanel.
In 1926, Chanel came out with a simple black sheath dress. The style was accessible for all women regardless of their social class, so it gained popularity pretty quickly. The LBD was also a huge factor in normalizing black in casual wear instead of just for mourning periods. Basically you have Coco Chanel to thank for all the black items you wear on a daily basis!
The little black dress continued throughout the rest of the 20th century. It was more modest between the Great Depression and World War II, but it became a symbol of the dangerous woman when the 50’s came around. Sophistication, style, and glamour followed in the years after. (source)
Now, the little black dress is worn for a number of different occasions. From work, to a casual day in town, to a special occasion, an LBD is always a great choice!
For today’s look, I decided to style an LBD the best way I know how: with a denim jacket and trainers! This is one of my favorite ways to style one because it keeps the look cute, casual, and comfy!
Dress Mossimo // Jacket Zara // Shoes Steve Madden
Pendant Camden Market // Choker LC Lauren Conrad // Pin Central23
What’s your favorite way to style a little black dress? Let me know in the comments!
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