When you see someone wearing a black sunglasses, that person looks cool, right?
When you see someone wearing a black leather jacket, the person looks mysterious, right?
And when you see someone wearing a black evening dress, that person looks elegant, right?
Right, right and right on!
Well, black is the epitome of all that, cool, mysterious, elegant and more!
On a dress, the color black makes you looks smarter, powerful and formal looking. Ohh and not to forget it makes you look and feel slimmer because it absorbs all light. That means all the folds and bumps and curves are less visible.
Why else do you think almost every woman has a classic LBD (little black dress) in their closet? Because it’s a versatile and stylish piece of outfit.
Can anyone wear black?
Sure… if you want to and if you like black. Just like every colors out there, black comes in different shades too. So yes, everyone can wear whatever colors they want in the shades they look good in.
However black can sometimes look boring, bland and one dimensional. To counter all that, choose black evening dresses with embellishment and/or textured. Embellishment consist of beading, embroidery and applique while textured consist of adding lace, pleating, draping and the different in material used.
Here are some examples of Paris Ciel’s black formal gowns that features textured surface and embellishment:
Another way to break up the boring black is by adding a colorful shawl to the dress. Wearing jewelry like earrings or necklace can also make the black evening gown more interesting. Silver, gold or pearl are nice pairing with black evening dress. You can also opt for a nice pop of color with blue, red or yellow jewelry.
Does black ages you?
When black sits near your face, it can make your double chin and wrinkles more prominent and create unwanted shadows around the eyes and sunken areas. That’s why it is more notable in older women. But do note that some young women also can’t wear black. They just do not have the ‘black genes’ in them.
To counter this matter, you can do several things about it so that you can wear black like everyone else.
1. Choose a low neckline black evening dress so that the black doesn’t come near your face instead your skin tone will reflect on your face.
2. Wear a multicolored evening dress with a color bodice and black skirt.
3. Pair black evening dress with a colorful shawl or scarf.
4. Pair black evening dress with silver or pearl chunky jewelry.
Evening dress examples with white bodice and black skirt:
How do I determine if I can wear black?
The best method to determine if you can wear black is by using the eyeballs technique. You just have to look and see yourself in the mirror! Your eyes will take into account all the variables come into play and you’ll know if you look good in black.
Short or long black evening dresses?
To choose between short or long black evening dress, it depends largely on the formalities of the event. For white tie and black tie event, the standard is long evening dresses for the ladies. If you’re attending a cocktail party, you can either go long or short. A little black dress is perfect for cocktail party.
Long black evening dresses from Paris Ciel:
Black evening dresses with sleeves from Paris Ciel:
Short black evening dresses from Paris Ciel:
Here’s a tip when shopping at Paris Ciel boutique: If you pick a dress in other color but would like it in black, you just have to choose the tailor made option and we will make the dress in black for you. You can also request to make simple changes for e.g. adding straps, adding a bow or even changing a zipper dress to lace up dress. We will gladly make your special request come true. Here’s a modification we made to a request from our recent customer who’s tying the knot soon.
If you usually look good in black clothing, you’ll look great in black evening dress. You’re definitely making a great investment with a black evening dress because it’s sophisticated and fashionable. And it never goes out of style!