Scarlett Johansson

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Next to the dictionary definition of a little black dress should be this picture of Scarlett Johansson.

This one, simple picture is worth all the words needed to explain the most famous fashion staple. It should come as no surprise that this perfect specimen of classic cocktail attire on the newly engaged actress is from the house of Saint Laurent. The french practically invented the LBD, and they're keeping up their good name by using the Avengers star as their style spokesperson.

But what exactly makes this stunner the perfect example of the world's most famous attire? We're so glad you asked! The answer is three simple facts:

1. The length is short but still sweet. This is a mini, but not a micro mini, and those few inches makes a huge difference in terms of the "class act" factor.

2. The shape is body hugging from boobs to bottom. The sleek color in this hourglass shape makes every figure look flawless, not that ScarJo's needs much help.

3. That's all there is to it! The look isn't bogged down by patterns, embellishments or cut-outs; its sole purpose is to flaunt the body beneath.

Mission accomplished on all three accounts. Now what other design terms can Scarlett help us define?

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