You’ve been invited to a party last minute and you’ve no idea what your going to wear. You go to your closet, with a mild sense of panic rising, maybe, your thinking ‘I just wont go’ then you spot it, your fail safe dress. The one you wear, when you just cant think of anything else, the one you wear when you feel crap about yourself, the one you always feel great in. Its a little black dress, isn’t it? Of course it is.
Truth be told, I have a closet full of lbd’s. Yes, perhaps, I do favour buying black clothing above other colours, but, in reality, ask any woman whether she has a few lbd’s and I can guarantee you she will respond with a yes. There is something so classic, so beautiful and elegant about a black dress, it doesn’t matter whether you bought it 20 years ago or last week, new or vintage, its a timeless addition to any wardrobe.
So when did the lbd become so popular? There was a time when wearing black was restricted to members of the