Black is The color of rebellion; as black is the total absorbation of color it provides a psychological barrier and protection from society, so that as a color black became a statement for deeper psychological issues.
When people are feeling low, vurnable or out of control they may project how they are feeling into a color...black!
|Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern|
We love to wear black of many different reasons. It's considered stylish, sexy and slimming, easy to to co-ordinate, always a simple and safe option that nobody judges. Black ensures that you melt and mingle to the crowd.; because everybody is wearing black nowdays!
Do you want to have attention and compliments?
Don't wear black...
Black is a protective color during emotional trauma and illness. Black allows you to hide and give refuge from the world untill you have gained your strength back.Black can therefor work as an very reassuring color.
... But try not to make black cloethes to a bad habit, that you automatically always reach for.
And just try to ad just a little splash of color in your outfit when depressed to lift your mood a bit.
|Victorian mourning dress|
These ladies look great in black, white grey and primary red. Strong and cool colors is the best choice.Magenta and fuchsia and deep plum and maroon looks also good. Only these girls can pul off an outfit in acid yellow! Pure green and dark emerald green is very elegant and they can even wear electric blue and royal blue and of corse navy blue.Platinum. white gold or silver metals looks best against the skin.
Although I don't have the genetic colouring to wear black. I realy need to wear black color especially when life is stressful and when I don't want to get noticed. Have You got this urge for black at times. or are you totally addicted and would flip if your wardrobe all of the sudden would have all the colors of the rainbow?
Well. Rules are ment to be bent!
Here is some suggestion how to wear black when it's not the best color option for you.
- Do not wear a top in black that come up right against your face. Like a polo or a crewneck.Choose instead a plunging v neckline or something lowcut. That way your natural skin tone is reflecting up against the face.
- Don't wear black scarfes as they will age your looks. Do wear scarfes that brings out the best of your natural color assets.Colored scarfes will counterbalance an otherwise black outfit.
- Do wear black bottoms, if you want to apear slimmer at the waist, hips and legs. Black trosers and black shoes are also elongating and you can have black skirt, black tights and shoes work the same magic.
The little black dress. How to...
Low cut and away from the face is a good option.Colored patterns on black are nice. And you can have an elegant colored stole, shawl, cape or a gardigan or a jacket or a coat combined with your beloved simple black dress.
“When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place.”Duchess Wallis Simpson
I'm falling in love with this,pleated silk dress printed with sketches of origami cranes instructions. Looks very figur flattering for a curvy girl like me.
The gardigan is a huge inspiration. If you are just a little bit handy with the needle and thread I'm sure you can remake somthing like it easily.
Everything is very dark and gloomy right now . It's december but there is still no snow. People are dressed in drab colors too...Why not have some colorful details like in this wonderful coat to spice up things a bit??
All from anthropologie
toast one of my favorite inspiration spots has this nice coat and a neat skirt.
Black as in Noir Femme Fatal
|Black satin, velvet and sequins- glamour glamour glamour!|
My favorite repro dress the Courtney coat dress from Trashy Diva
It is absolutly divine!!!!
If I had this 40's inspiered woolen dress also naturally from Trashy Diva I would probably wear it to threads.
So I'm contenplating on actually bying it.
What do you say yey or ney?
Source: The book how not to wear black