The leader in women’s fashion in the 1920s was undoubtedly Gabrielle Chanel and perhaps her most endearing creation was the Little Black Dress, the universal “must have” for all womens clothing collections.
Born in 1883 ‘Coco’ Chanel, as she called herself, reigned supreme in the era of the flapper – and whilst her creations were predominantly in soft jersey, in tones of beige, cream and sand it was her iconic little black dress that survives and flourished even in today’s fickle world of fashion and haute couture.
In the era of Art Deco, Coco Chanel revolutionised fashion for women – simple lines that were not only the modern look of the day, but were easy to wear with no need for restrictive corsets.
The little black dress is Chanel’s fashion legacy – it varies little in style – halter neck, strapless or with the thinnest of straps, cut short or to the knee this little black dress is a staple of many a woman’s wardrobe.
When a girl just can’t decide what to wear it’s always a safe bet that the timeless little black dress will fit the bill.