There were hell lot of fashion eras. We don't have to know them all but one 'the Victorian era'. The black colour which is a life saver for every girl was considered distasteful to wear, black was strictly restricted for times of mourning. We should thank Coco Chanel for making a very simple yet elegant design otherwise till date wearing black would have been difficult. Think about us, black gives us hope that we can look nice in public and not look fat for a change *jk*
So ya Chanel made the design and our favourite vogue magazine published it. Vogue also said that it would become "a sort of uniform for all women of taste". The little black dress got popular throughout the great depression. Filmmakers relied on it because other colours looked distorted on screen also it helped audience to focus more on the star. Soo true, we generally pay more notice to the dress than the performance. Be it Deepika Padukone in Ramleela or Preity Zinta in Salam Namaste. The love for the little black dress did not end. The black Givenchy dress of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, designed by Hubert De Givenchy gave an amazing example of the standard for wearing little black dresses accessorized with pearls (together called "basic black").
Betty Boop, a cartoon character based in part on the 1920s' "It Girl" was drawn wearing a little black dress in her early films. The little black dress is now considered as a rule of fashion.
So yeah those who don't have their little black dress in the wardrobe, go grab it now, and I will get mine.. hahaha:P.
One quote of the Duchess: "When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place."