The little Black Dress..

The little black dress was first introduced by Coco Chanel in 1920 and became one of the most popular choices of dresses to be worn by women. Fashion trends may change but the little black dress always remains the iconic dress and a must have a piece that every girl needs and and in their wardrobe. Skimming, flattering and always has that edge of sophistication.

A simple style or that ultra-glamourous dress will make you feel sexy, powerful and very much in control. It associates with the stylish, liberated new woman..and looks stunning in a black flirty dress. You know that you’ll get all the attention and you want the compliments that you deserve. How often do you hear that some hot new trend being descibed as “The New Black” Often enough, though truly there will never be a new black. At least not until many generations have past and culture around the world has been entirely transformed. So deep are the associations with the colour black that wearing the colour in your clothing immediately sets the tone for your look.


This season one look dominated the Goth look. Amidst luxurious dresses and girls skirts, designer exhibited an affinity towards the dark side this season. From flowing silhouettes to long spider web like knits, these styles unleash the inner Goth in all of us. This season one look dominated: black is the new black.

On this day in 2006, the Hubert Givenchy black dress Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s sold at auction for more than $800,000, more than seven times the estimated price.

The story behind the costumes and fashion of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a Hollywood legend, a sartorial battle of egos between the American (Edith Head), the French (Givenchy) and British (Hepburn). The latter two were the victors, with their impeccable tastes not only joining forces but helping to define the style of an era.

The allure of the little black dress was once summed up by Christian Dior who said: ‘You can wear black in any moment of the day, no matter your age. You can wear black with almost any occasion. A black dress is essential for every woman.’


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