La Femme

The Iconic Little Black Dress

I implore you to think back to your childhood when as little beings we watched our mother’s dress … what was one item that consistently stood out?

The little black dress

I remember instinctively knowing that this was a dress that every wardrobe needed and low-key understood its formidable power. Synonymous with elegance, sex appeal and timelessness it was Coco Chanel who elevated the dress to iconic status and it has been a tool of expression and way to push boundaries ever since.

What I appreciate most about the LBD is that it teaches us that there is beauty in true simplicity and that it cannot be reduced to a single label or easily categorised. Just as women have many facets to who they so does the LBD. As stated it is elegance personified, conservative and modest when necessary whilst bold yet demure. It’s neutral canvas allows it to find a place in every part of our buys lives.

So as an homage to the wardrobe staple that works hard here are the most iconic LBD’s in fashion history that impacted our culture and expression as women.

The Dresses That Heralded In A New Age Of Feminism

Sex and the City TV series (1998-2004) starring Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones, Kristin Davis as Charlotte York and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes – dvdbash.com

The Dress That Was The Ultimate Style Essential

Audrey Hepburn | Givenchy | Breakfast At Tiffany’s


The Dress That Pushed Boundaries

Elizabeth Hurley | Versace
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock (229189b) Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant ‘FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL’, FILM PREMIERE, LONDON, BRITAIN – 1994

The Dress That Show Sex Appeal Could Be Understated

Angelica Huston | The Addams Family | Costume Designer Ruth Myers

The Dress That Sought Revenge & Reclaimed Power

Princess Diana | Designed by Christina Stambolian

The Dress That Redefined The Meaning Of Wearing Black

Made X | Painted by John Singer Sargent

The Dress That Changed The Female Silhouette

Christian Dior

The Dress That Is Forever Timeless

Carolyn Bessette Kennedy