The (affordable) little black dress

November 9, 2011 10:05:14 AM PST
The origins of the little black dress date back to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel. It was intended to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable and accessible to the widest market possible.

Many stylists say "the little black dress" should be in every woman's closet. It should be a dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. The stores at the Arboretum of South Barrington ( recently showcased several options from their line-up of stores.

    The Little Black Dress:
  • Soft Surroundings: Theodora Dress $88.95
  • American Eagle $49.50
  • Chico's $100
  • Coldwater Creek $79
  • Francesca's Collections $44