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The Evolution Of The Little Black Dress

Fascinating.

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Audrey Hepburn in a black sleeveless dress circa 1955.

If you want to trace the evolution of the little black dress, tap ahead. TZR compiled several important social and pop cultural moments of the LBD for you, though by no means is this an exhaustive list.

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1800s

The black dress was associated with mourning in the 1800s, with the latter half of the century seeing the garment as a uniform for working class women. Many of the maids, for example, in the 1882 period drama The Gilded Age wear black.Alison Cohen Rosa/HBO