hilst I love, adore and wear colour at every possible opportunity I also recognise that sometimes we all just want to keep things classic and simple. This is when a little black dress (LBD) comes in.
Black may not be in everyone’s dominant colour palette but I believe that it is not the colour you wear but how you wear it that makes it a success.
You need to consider the fabric your LBD is made from, how much flesh is on show and what accessories and make-up you are going to use in order to make it work for you.
All Shades of Black
The appearance of black will soften when you use a textured fabric and ‘lighten’ when you opt for a sheer fabric.
This Monsoon dress is a great option for those with a Soft or Light colouring as the texture of the sheer lace top softens the appearance of black next to the face.
Those with a Deep colouring are the only ones who can wear a strong, dark colour on its own near their face.
If that isn’t you then in order to wear black successfully, consider leaving more flesh on show with a lower or open neckline.
(The higher the neckline the more dark shadows reflecting upwards which can be aging!)
Wearing jewellery is a sure-fire way to make your little black dress flattering. The light will reflect on metals and beads giving a lift and bringing out your natural colouring.
Warmer skin tones are best in gold, copper and bronze; cooler skin tones are best in silver, platinum and pewter.
Diamonds are perfect for everyone!
Don’t make the mistake of wearing a strong shade of lipstick or blusher when wearing black. Avoid the temptation to be over-dramatic with your eyeliner and eyeshadow colours and stick with what you know suits you.
Still unsure ? A Colour or Style consultation is the perfect solution or how about dropping a few hints to your nearest and dearests and maybe you will find a Colour Consultation gift voucher under the Christmas tree!
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