The Little Black Dress from the 1920s Till Now

little black dress history

Of course I have to share this infographic on the history of the little black dress.

That said, the dress from the 80s is not a little black dress but an evening gown, right? And I’m confused about the 90s LBD with “the distinct ‘Spice Girls’ feel.” Did the Spice Girls define 90s style more than I realized?

But it’s still fun to look at how the dress has changed over the years. Which is your favorite?

Infographic via Kaleidoscope

It's good etiquette to share what you like!


  1. Sibputty

    The ’30’s entry is entirely incorrect. The flapper was a creature of the optimisim and hedonism of the 1920’s. After the stock market crash of 1929 plunged the world into economic depression, the Jazz Age was over, taking the flapper with it. The LBD of the 30’s is typified by sleeker lines, best exemplified by the bias-cut creations of Madeleine Vionnet. The dropped waitline of the flapper-era is also in retreat, as is extravagant beading.

    • Retroette

      Thanks for the input! I like seeing the LBDs through the years, but I agree the makers of this infographic didn’t do a great job fact-checking!

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