Fashion » Moda | 41 Svako ima svoju viziju male crne haljine još od kada ju je Koko Šanel 1926. uvrstila u žensku garderobu Everyone has had their own vision of a little black dress since it was first included in the women’s wardrobe by Coco Chanel back in 1926 L I T T L E B L ACK DR ESS Beautywith a million faces Small, minimalist, black, and providing countless opportunities for playing and combining. Born in 1926, thanks to Coco Chanel, it has since also been given its own nickname – LBD EVERYONE HAS HAD THEIR OWN VISION OF A little black dress since it was first included in the women’s wardrobe by Coco Chanel back in 1926. Popularly named, it doesn’t have to be that way at all. The length varies around the knees, either just above or below, usually depending on whether or not the owner considers her legs to be an attribute. It can have wide shoulder straps and short or three-quarter-length sleeves. It is in fact so cleansed of all excessive details that we all experience it as being small. It is precisely this cleansing that renders it universal and provides room for you to wear it how and where you want. It doesn’t acknowledge seasons and doesn’t accept age discrimination. It is the material that makes it a summer or winter version, while viscose variations are a universal yearround fashion choice. When you mention the little black dress, everyone considers the famous creation of the great Givenchy that Audrey Hepburn wore in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and that was sold at auction for an incredible $765,000 in 2006. However, the LBDwasmade popular, obligatory and timeless by Coco Chanel. She wanted to provide women with an article that’s affordable to every pocket without restriction and allows the wearer to move in a relaxed way while at the same time being elegant. It was at that moment that black clothing became fashionable and lost the epithet of a colour that’s worn by those in mourning. Dior added volume to the lower part, narrowed the waistline and forever defined that which we call the lady’s style. It has endured all fashion dilemmas and shifts, changed slightly and accepted the new approach to fashion while maintaining a timeless spirit. That’s why you can freely wear it today with pumps, trainers or combat boots. Lace, linen, satin, leather... it loves all materials. And it’s also acquired the odd detail over the years. It started hanging out with denim jackets. It has marked various ladies styles, via rock to punk, and is no stranger to playing with accentuated sex appeal. The only rule is your personal sense of proportion. Another well-kept secret about the little black dress is that when you bring it to the forefront your personality also comes to the fore. at’s why some girls look ladylike in such a mini dress, while others don’t. iStock / PeskyMonkey