Barely a hundred years ago, the black dress was somber and depressing. It was no more than the traditional mourning garb for grieving widows to make sure their dead husbands won't come knocking late at night. Thankfully, the great Coco Chanel had a vision, and in 1926, she single-handedly rescued the black dress from its morbid reputation. It has since been reinvented into the LBD, the little black dress. The rest, you could say, is fashion history. Here's a look at the top 10 most unforgettable LBDs of all time.
10. At first glance, it looked like no more than a piece of black fabric held together by a few giant safety pins. That was Elizabeth Hurley's Versace outfit at the 1994 premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral. That black dress was literally little, and though it was severely criticized back then, it certainly was unforgettable. It paved the way for the short-lived and the now-defunct giant safety pin trend (does anybody still remember that?).
9. It's hard to put a list together without Kirsten Dunst making an appearance. In this case, who can forget the oh-so feminine Rodarte number that she wore at Spider-Man 3's 2007 London premiere? It was almost eerie how the LBD contrasted with her naturally pale skin, completing a look that was romantic, ethereal, and unbelievably fresh.
8. Even before she became THE Halle Berry, Halle Berry already had a style of her own. She turned heads back in the 1992 Soap Opera Digest Awards when she waltzed right in donning a strapless, poufy, full-skirted LBD that looked suspiciously like a Karl Lagerfield creation. She might have been almost unknown then, but she had the press scrambling for pictures!