A crisp white button-up blouse, pearl earrings, black peep-toe pumps and a Little Black Dress. What do they all have in common, you ask? Closet Essentials that transcend time and trends. Fashion fans of all ages concur that every gal should have at least one “go-to” LBD or Little Black Dress. According to Amy Holman Edelman, author of The Little Black Dress, if there’s one women’s fashion essential, it’s the LBD. She traces its popularity to a 1926 Coco Chanel drawing (pictured above) that graced the pages of Vogue. Prior to that, it was noted that the black dress was a symbol of mourning or darkness. Three years earlier, Chanel told Harper’s Bazaar that “simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
Others have traced the Little Black Dress even further, dating back to 1923 in a Premet collection. The look was called garçonne but the house referenced back to the Little Black Dress in 1924. Speaking of first LBD’s, remember your first? Share your first LBD story with us.
This week’s Glam Spotlight pictured above is one of my favorites, this “oh-so-classic” and flattering LBD is a Scarlett Nite dress, priced under $15.00 – look for it at Goodwill Goes GLAM! in 2012. Perhaps this Little Black Friday, you might want to avoid the crowds at the mall. Visit your nearest Goodwill store and look for a classic LBD.
In the year leading up to Goodwill Goes GLAM! in 2012, the Goodwill Hunter will highlight fashion finds set aside for THE big event. Goodwill Industries of Hawaii presents the inaugural Goodwill Goes GLAM!, a showcase of talent, treasure and style — all for a great cause. When you purchase items at Goodwill, know that more than 90 percent of the retail revenue goes to programs that help people with employment barriers become self-sufficient.
GOODWILL GOES GLAM!
High Fashion Kickoff: Gala Dinner & Fashion show, plus After Party & Pre-sale: Aug. 23, 2012
Treasure Marketplace: Aug. 24 – 26, 2012