Hunting down the very best little black dress you can find is like discovering your very own pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. It can save you from numerous sartorial disasters, it goes with everything and it always flatters. The LBD, as we've now come to know it, was originally created in 1926 by none other than fashion's greatest icon, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. It was designed for a Vogue feature that called it the "frock that the world will wear." The LBD was the first modern take on the dress, and people have been wearing it proudly ever since. The reason for its everlasting popularity? The LBD looks good on anyone, regardless of shape, size or age.