Created by the ingenious fashion mogul, Coco Chanel, in the 1920s, the Little Black Dress became the woman’s Ford Model T;  simple, yet a must-have.  In the 1926 issue of Vogue, the magazine called the Little Black Dress a sort of uniform for all women of taste.

Like many of Chanel’s designs, the Little Black Dress, or the LBD, is as relevant today as when it made its debut on the world’s fashion scene in the mid-1920s. From its first on-screen debut in the 1961 classic film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” worn by Audrey Hepburn, the Little Black Dress has evolved into the slightly shorter version worn by starlets like Beyonce Knowles and the Kardashians today.

This dress is an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe, regardless of shape or size.   Do you have a romantic dinner date with your significant other? How about a cocktail party you just found out about an hour ago?   This little number will always be in fashion and will always keep you looking tres chic.  Just throw on this dress, add a pair of simple earrings, preferably studs or pearls, grab your Michael Khors clutch, don’t forget the four inch pumps, and out the door you go.  Don’t forget to brush you hair!

The key to wearing an LBD is to keep it simple, from your hair down to your pumps.  As Chanel always said, before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory. The LBD is an elegant look and should be done with class and simplicity. Going overboard with accessories or hair tends to drown out the dress.

The whole look of the little black dress is ‘simple yet amazing.’ In other words, effortless. If you do the dress right, you can’t possibly go wrong.