The little black dress has had a long-standing status in fashion as a simple and understated classic. It can be donned with just the right amount of ease and sophistication to complete the wardrobe of any rising starlet or royal. Lo and behold, here are 15 iconic dresses that elevated the humble L.B.D. above and beyond its characterized simplicity.

MARILYN MONROE

PRINCESS DIANA

ANGELINA JOLIE

JENNIFER ANISTON

SOPHIA LOREN

BEYONCÉ

LADY GAGA

LUPITA NYONG’O

JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS

EMMA WATSON

ELIZABETH TAYLOR

KERRY WASHINGTON

EMMA STONE

JOSEPHINE BAKER

ROSE MCGOWAN 

Original post can be found in Vanity Fair.

 

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