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In anticipation of a helluvalotta glitz, glam, and sparkle this December, it's nice to recall the classic elegance of the little black dress. While we encourage you to wear as many sequins and gold as you and your loved ones can handle over the next month, check out Refinery29's history lesson to keep a clear head through it all. You might even pick up some vintage inspiration for the party circuit. [Refinery29]