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Little Black Dress

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As fashion week ends and a new cycle of styles begin, how does one mange her wardrobe with the latest and greatest? Living in large city with limited closet space, there is barely room for an eclectic and accessible wardrobe, therefore I go back in time concentrating on a staple wardrobe piece which every female should have. I am reminded of the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's. The film features the timeless actress Audrey Hepburn who popularizes the classic little black dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy. This look inspires me to bring out my collection of 'Little Black Dresses' this season. The film, based off the novel written by Truman Capote, displays how one can always be fabulous with staple wardrobe pieces.

Black clothing, originally reserved for mourning, was eventually transformed into a versatile, affordable and accessible everyday look for women of all social classes. Coco Chanel, a lover of black clothing, began designing stylish staple dresses for daytime and evening use in the 1920s. The little black dress continued to be popular throughout the Great Depression because of its adaptability for different occasions. Due to the poor economy women decided to adapt the little black dress permanently to their wardrobes to maintain a classic and elegant look.

Most women consider their little black dresses to be lucky stamina which gives confidence. The best part is the potential that one dress can have by mixing an array of accessories to dress up or downplay the look. Pairing the dress with pearl earrings, costume jewelry, a silk scarf or an animal print skinny belt, it can be transformed for any occasion. Whether it's a job interview, daytime tea or a five course meal, the little black dress is an all time wardrobe staple that condenses closet space and continues to compete against the latest fashions.