The Evolution of the American-Made Little Black Dress

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The Evolution of the American Made Little Black Dress

Why The Bullet Blues LBD will Never Go Out of Style

There are few pieces in a fashionista’s closet more quintessential than the American-made little black dress. Officially THE most coveted style staple since the 1920’s, what makes this such a favorite among the fashion elite (besides its obvious chic appeal) is the sheer amount of styling options you can play with on any given day of your social calendar. Yes, versatility has and always will be the LBD’s notable star quality.

Bullet Blues Mathilde Designer Little Black Dress - Made in USA
Randi rocks Bullet Blues’ ‘Mathilde’ Designer Little Black Dress – 100% Made in America

But when did the American-made little black dress first come to be, and more importantly, who wore it first? As the creative world of fashion continues to reinvent itself as an amalgamation of fresh ideas and inspiration from past design visionaries, the LBD still remains as the most time-honored piece in the modern woman’s wardrobe. Ever since Coco Chanel’s black and white illustration first appeared in American Vogue back in 1926, it was this simple sketch that would change the way women dress and offer them a signature look. 

Bullet Blues Mathilde LBD - Made in the USA

Here is Liz accessorizing her little black dress with a cute scarf by Beau Monde Organics

Why Every Woman Needs a Classic Little Black Dress

With its effortlessly chic status and archive full of celebs to refer to as influential fashion icons – including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and more recently Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian to name a few – it’s safe to say the little black dress won’t be going out of style anytime soon.  

Although the original LBD silhouette may have altered over the decades, nevertheless it’s easy to see why this wardrobe essential has earned a place in the fashion hall of fame. Not only is black a classic uniform color that looks super flattering on everybody, it’s also a confident choice to wear for a day at the office, at a wedding, party or to rock on date night.

Isabelle channels a touch of European glamour in her Bullet Blues' sleeveless little black dress
Isabelle channels a touch of European glamour in her Bullet Blues’ sleeveless little black dress

The American-Made Little Black Dress – A Signature Look This Fall 

So which pieces are already trending this fall? When it comes to outfit options, don’t let the simplicity of the American-made little black dress fool you ladies. You can quickly jazz up a basic look by choosing a style like ‘Mathilde’ that’s already sophisticated. Our sleeveless Little Black Dress made exclusively here in the USA goes perfect with a string of pearls and some elegant nude pumps. For an edgier look, try pairing some opaque black tights with ankle boots for day, then turn up the contrast by evening with hot pink stilettos á la Bullet Blues model and blogger Alexandria Waning. Simply add a pop of color and your girlfriends will have instant outfit envy!  

The American-made little black dress
Alexandria wearing hot pink stilettos with our ‘Mathilde’ LBD – Bullet Blues – Made in the USA

Bullet Blues’ designer little black dress falls to the knee for a timeless mid length you can swear by for every occasion. With an alluring side split and a soft stretch fabric, nothing looks sexier than a woman who feels confident in her American-made LBD – especially as we begin to embrace the new season. It was Coco Chanel herself who once said “When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place.” And here at Bullet Blues, we wholeheartedly agree. 

Will your American-made little black dress be making a comeback this fall? Why not share your LBD #OOTD on Facebook and tag @BulletBluesJeans in your best style selfie!

Categories:   Clothing made in USA, History, Women Designer Fashion