It is not just black it is an icon that survived over years.
Of course it always existed but in 1926 Coco Chanel published a picture of a short, simple black dress in the american Vogue. It was calf-length, straight and decorated only by few diagonal lines. It was simple and accessible for women of all social classes. Vogue said that the LBD would become…
…A SORT OF UNIFORM FOR ALL WOMEN OF TASTE.
Many women in the 1960s aspired to simple black dresses similar to that designed by Hubert de Givenchy and worn by actress Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The time goes by and the cuts change…
And here we see our Princess Charlene with Prince Albert in simple black dress and she looks gorgeous!
So you see…keep it simple not too trashy and you get the perfect LBD look!