Every Woman Needs a Little Black Dress
Little Black Dress A Closet Essential
Every woman needs a Little Black Dress in her closet. For many years it has been primarily considered as a cocktail or evening dress, however, now in the year 2017, it is a staple that is worn not only for an evening, but also in the workplace and elsewhere. Your black dress can be accessorized with everything from the simplest of accessories for work to the most glamorous of jewelry for that very special occasion.
There is abundance of history that goes along with the little black dress. In the early 1900’s black dresses were used primarily for mourning the deceased. It was not until 1926 when Coco Chanel published her little black dress design in American Vogue. This publication was the beginning of what was to be a long era of what we now consider the little black dress.
From 1929–1939, the great depression years, the popularity of black dresses continued to grow. During these years a woman could be elegant at the same time able to purchase a dress that was economically affordable.
From the 1940’s, known as the swing era though the 1960’s, known as the sexual revolution or the sixties, styles and dress lengths began to emerge between the sexier look and the more conservative. The sixties was a time of inter-related cultural and political trends. Women were bringing out their personality thru their black dress choices. During the 1950’s, the rise of rock ‘n’ roll era and the 1970’s, an era where people began to fight for equality, black dresses took the backseat to the more popular choices of color in women’s fashion.
In the late 1980’s thru the early 1990’s, a time of economic growth, black was emerging again. During this time period black dresses were being accessorized with many different types of essentials. Though the black dress itself remained simple the younger generation was pairing it up with what was considered to be odder items such as boots and sandals.
From the mid 1990’s to early 2000, the interest in black died down a bit due to the interest in color again. Soon after and still going strong today the little black dress has emerged in full swing, with styles ranging from a simple classic silhouette design to an edgy trend or a beautifully glamorous or sexy style, accessorizing it with anything from odd to glamorous and wearing it just about anywhere.