What a statement the understated little black dress can be. But did you know that wearing a fashionable “little black dress” started in the 20′s? Wearing black was originally reserved for funerals and mourning. Popular convention stated that it was indecent at other times. It wasn’t until 1926, when designer Coco Chanel published a picture of a short, simple, black dress in American Vogue that the style really caught on. Over the years, the little black dress became a part of history as more women embraced its simplicity and elegance. In 1961, pop culture furthered the style, when Audrey Hepburn wore an iconic little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s designed by Givenchy. Decades later, the little black dress is now considered to be a closet staple. Admittedly, I have a bit of a shopping problem, so I might have a few “staple” little black dresses. But I wanted to share a few of my favorites from Punk.com.
The Stop Staring! Tiffany Dress is so classic and so cute. I love the understated scoop neck and how the swing skirt is so full. A good cut for almost any body type. I’ve been watching a lot of Mad Men on DVD, so all I want to wear is classic 50′s and 60′s style dresses.
The Obey Strappy Disco Dress is perfect if you want something a little more modern. Stretchy and sparkly black fabric, cut into a cut sweetheart neckline. I’m a sucker for the little details, like the ribbon straps, and I love dresses with pockets.
The Folter Black Dahlia Dress is so cute with its asymmetrical buttons and pointy collar. It has an adorable vintage style with updated details. You could wear this to almost any party, from the last minute gathering at a friend’s house, to that work party, and anything in between.
So whatever your holiday plans, a little black dress is the perfect statement. Plus, you can accessorize it with any color to make it truly stand out.