Coast has created this created this infographic showing the world's most iconic LBD's worn by A-list celebs through the years. From Angelina's thigh high slit gown at the 2012 Oscars through to Coco Chanels LBD in America Vogue in 1926.
A little black dress is a black evening or cocktail dress cut simply and often quite short. It is considered essential to complete a wardrobe by many woman and fashion observers who simply believe it's a "rule of fashion" that every woman should own a elegant, simple black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Also because it's meant to be a staple piece in your wardrobe for a number of years the style of the LBD ideally should be as simple as possible therefore a short black dress that is too clearly part of a trend would not qualify because it would soon appear dated.
Below are my picks from Coast this season - just click on each of the dresses if you want a browse! My favourite has to be the Reeva Jersey short dress.