Little Black Dress + New Journal Entry

written by Lee Strauss | Ginger Gold Mysteries

December 10, 2020

Ginger Gold is together with Coco Chanel in Murder at Hyde Park

Introducing… The Little Black Dress!

Before the 1920s, wearing black was reserved only for mourning.

Then in 1926 Coco Chanel printed a short simple black dress on the cover of Vogue magazine. The little black dress made a bold statement both because it was black and because it was simple. It's the most versatile piece of clothing that can easily be switched up with accessories. Its short length and simplicity also meant that any woman could afford to be chic!

The little black dress continued to be popular throughout the rest of the 20th century.

In 1961, Audrey Hepburn wore the little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – now considered one of the most iconic looks in cinematic history.

Of course, we can't forget when Princess Diana donned the dress  in 1994.

One British journalist commented, “In that minidress, she oozed confidence, an air of happiness and independence. It was a classic case of a woman wearing the dress and not the other way around.”

Today, the little black dress is often considered essential to a complete wardrobe and has a timeless appeal.


Interested in 1920s fashion?

You can revisit these four blog posts on the fashion of the 1920s:



3. https://www.leestraussbooks.com/fashion-and-murder/

4. https://www.leestraussbooks.com/im-in-love-with-the-1920s/


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New Journal Entry!

Christmas 1915 ~ Daniel experiences a rare truce with German soldiers on the front lines.

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  1. I think every woman should own a sexy black dress! I had mine specifically made for me because dresses in the store never fit me correctly. It looked very plain in the front, fitted to my figure, but the back was the surprise, it was basically bare to my waist, with little strips criss crossing all the way down. I always loved to see the reactions when I turned around to walk away or when someone hugged me. Classic indeed…

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