Black is a color that is mysterious, classy, and versatile. It represents and communicates a bundle of things but we love it most because it has the ability to cover and conceal our most problematic feminine proportions. Black not only excels in giving us a formal and lovely appearance it is also known for giving us the courage to pull off more sexy styles when needed. We choose to wear black when we need to hide our true emotions yet evoke confidence and grace. We chose black because it is forgiving and flattering. We choose black because it is often our style savior. At the shop we love black so much that we’ve devoted an entire collection to sexy black dresses. Read below for more on how to wear black..,
How to Wear a Black Dress
Elegant & Classy. If you are planning a night-out and need an evening style that is elegant and classy, black is the color you need. Pair an understated sexy black dress with stiletto high heels, jewelry, a textured clutch purse, and a faux fur jacket for a look that is elegant and timeless.
Cocktails & Clubs. Black makes the perfect cocktail or club dress, whether you choose tight fitting and a short, or a long sleeved maxi they are safe choices. Dress up with heels to complete your look.
Unkempt Chic. Whether you are hanging out with the girls or a hot dinner date - wearing black gives you instant polish. Pair with a faux leather jacket and black boots, a trendy printed top, and high heels for a easy gothic look.
For Work. A simple and well-fitted dress in black teamed with a suit or blazer, sensible heels, and understated jewelry is perfect work attire. Easily convert your sexy black party dress to work attire with this solution.
At Ease. Black pairs incredibly well with your wardrobe favorites. Pair with a denim jacket to make your look grounded and stylish. Or layer up with leggings or tights, a jacket, scarf, and hat with ease.
Luxe & Opulence. Dresses in rich fabrics such as velvet, silk, or black lace are ultra-luxe and opulent. A glittery black evening gown paired with high heels and understated makeup provides a posh style that is versatile and easy.
How to Accessorise a Black Dress
With a black dress, you can really go wild with your accessories – think oversized glasses, feathered hats, leather totes, and multiple chains. Wear your black dress as often as you want. Just remember to accessorize it differently and vary your makeup. Core outfits with black as their base are perfect for PTA meetings, formal settings, presentations and then a hot party! Transform from serious yet easy professionalism to sultry goddess in an instant.
Reasons to Wear Sexy Black
Black has class! Italian designer Massimo Vignelli hits the nail on the head, “To begin with, black has class. It’s the best color. This is no other color that is better than black. There are many other colors that are appropriate and happy but those colors belong on flowers. Black is a color that is man-made. It is really a projection of the brain. It is a mind color. It is intangible. It is practical. It works 24 hours a day. In the morning or the afternoon, you can dress in tweed, but in the evening, you look like a professor who has escaped from a college. Everything else has connotations that are different, but black is good for everything.”
Wearing black gives you the illusion of being more slim. Sequoia from 3FatChicks explains, "Black increases that slimming illusion because it does not reflect light. Other colors are affected by light, projecting reflections or casting shadows in areas where your body curves or the material bends and wrinkles. Black, on the other hand, doesn’t have this effect, so any imperfections remain hidden. In short, black is a very effective color for hiding bulges, lumps and bumps."
Black works for Summer and Winter. There was a time when it was assumed that black is best avoided during warmer weather. However, black has evolved into a true all-season color. During the summer, a sexy black dress works like a charm. In fact, black is the best color to keep you cool because it absorbs your body heat instead of reflecting it back like a white dress tends to do. During the winter sexy black is easily layered up with a coat or other items to keep you warm. Remove the layers when indoors to reveal a splendid you.
Celebrities have used black clothing to full effect. When you choose to wear black you are in good company with sexy celebrities like Jessica Lange, Joan Didion, Reese Witherspoon, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, and of course, Angelina Jolie – the list really is endless. And it isn’t just celebrities many fashion mavens like Coco Chanel swear by black.
Black makes a lasting impression. Would Angelina Jolie have cut an iconic figure in a floral gown instead of her go-to black gown with a thigh-high slit? Would Holly Golightly be quite as iconic in Breakfast at Tiffany’s if she was sporting a pretty frock instead of her sexy black dress and pearl choker?