Colors and fashion: When to wear black and what black clothing everyone needs in their wardrobe
When to wear black
Black, the anti-color has truly become the hottest color. It’s universal appeal, continuous options and slimming effects make black one of the most sought after shades in the fashion world. Long ago, the color was only made suitable for funerals, but today everyone is wearing them, from bridesmaids to career executives to urban city dwellers to everyone in between. Here’s a look at when to wear a shade with a little mystery…black.
Wear Black To Work: The office is a great place to wear black. Nothing is more chic than a black skirt or pantsuit. It’s a color that shows you mean business, your serious about what you do and is truly easy to pull together. To add a splash of color wear a colorful shirt underneath or create a little chiaroscuro by adding a white shirt under your black ensemble. Try several different blazers in black with different lengths. Do the same with skirt lengths.
Wear Black To Weddings: There is nothing wrong with wearing black to weddings. Many brides are even choosing black dresses for their bridesmaids. Remember, if you’re a wedding guest, wearing white is the no, no, not black! Many weddings these days are taking on a glamorous undertone anyway, so a little black dress is perfect. Accessorize with lots of pearls or diamonds, red lipstick, fancy shoes, and you’re off.
Wear Black to the Club/Lounge: Whether your going to a lounge to drink cocktails like martinis or cosmos or going to party, wearing black for a night out is almost expected. It’s an instant pick me up shade, which instantly makes you look dressed up.
Wear Black Anywhere: If you live in the city or the suburbs, black is great for just about any occasion. You don’t even have to think about the look you’re putting together because full on black looks great and glamorous on everyone. The great part about the color black is that even if you haven’t spent and enormous amount of money on your outfit, wearing black instantly makes you look like you have.
Now that you know when to wear them, here is the black clothing you can’t live without.
Black Trousers: These must-have pants can go with everything and flatter all figures. They instantly dress up any outfit and can be worn anywhere.
A Black Skirt: or two! If you can only get one black skirt, a knee length pencil skirt is a must-have. It’s so incredibly classic and very glamorous as well.
A Little Black Dress: Coco Chanel created it, Audrey Hepburn perfected it, especially in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s and you can too. This is a wardrobe staple that is a true fashion staple. It looks good on everyone and is great to wear to parties, galas, weddings and even the office – just add a blazer.
A Black Blazer: waist length, or hip length or longer is a great way to add dimension to your wardrobe. And, it also makes for an instant chic, smart and sexy look.
As you’ve seen, there are some black clothing pieces that few wardrobes can live without. There are so many benefits to wearing black. You’ll look slimmer, more expensive, chic, glamorous, mysterious and so much more.