5 Essential Vintage Items for Your Closet


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A Little Black Dress
Despite the name, the little black dress comes in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Despite the name, the little black dress comes in a variety of shapes and sizes.
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A little black dress is one of fashion's most iconic pieces, and every woman should have a couple of flattering, versatile styles in her closet. The dress has a long history as a wardrobe essential: it was identified as the shape of the future in a 1926 issue of "Vogue," when the fashion bible featured a drawing of a sheath by Coco Chanel and predicted it would become a uniform. Who can forget the image of Audrey Hepburn in a LBD designed by Hubert de Givenchy in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"? Many fashionable women, including Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Penelope Cruz and Michelle Obama have made the LBD their go-to staple.

Today, the little black dress goes from the office to dinner in styles suited for every season and climate. Look for a great fit, quality fabric, and timeless design for a dress that will earn its keep, season after season.