The little black dress has found a spot in every woman's closet along with other fashion essentials like: white T-shirts, trench coats, and jeans. Chanel was the original creator of the wardrobe staple. In 1926, her black "Ford" dress became just as popular the Ford Automoblie. In 1954, Christian Dior (one of Chanel's competitors at the time) said: "You can wear black at any hour of day or night, at any age and for any occasion. A little black dress is the most essential thing in any woman's wardrobe. I could write a book about black." Donning a little black dress always makes you look effortless and chic. It is fashion incarnate and resists every trend. It never goes out of style and it is always sexy and right.
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