Credited to the practical mind of Coco Chanel, the little black dress is a wardrobe staple of which it pays to have a few. I find that two or three is a sufficient quantity to aim for. If you vary the silhouettes and/or fabrics of your selections, you’ll always have an outfit at the ready. The LBD can be dressed up or down. It pairs effortlessly with different types footwear and accessories. An office wardrobe workhorse, it also goes well with a cocktail after hours.
The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress (The Atlantic)