The Appeal Of Black Clothing

If you want to have a successful night on the town, you need a little black dress. If you plan to attend a black tie affair, you might need a black tie. Certain professions require black attire.

You don’t need to be part of the Goth subculture to wear black. People wear black clothing all of the time, some of them religiously, without the whole subculture thing. But why is it that black clothing has such an appeal to people?

It Makes You Look More Slender

Well, the truth is, it really only makes you look thinner in certain lighting situations. However, this tale has been told for so long that most people still follow this rule when they want to pretend to have dropped a few pounds.

That little black dress you wear to the club, however, can still have the illusion it makes you look a little more slender, so why not go with it?

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Less Dirt And Scuffs Show

When it comes to investing in a pair of black shoes, this color choice not only gives you a pair of shoes that will look good with almost anything, you’ll also see a lot less dirt than you would with a pair of white or lighter colored shoes. Sure, dried dirt is still going to show, but that’s a lot easier to deal with than black scuffs on white shoes!

Even on black clothing certain spills and stains can show a bit less than they do on lighter colors. It’s kind of like investing in camouflage for dirt.

It Goes With Everything

Probably one of the best benefits of owning a good deal of black clothing in your wardrobe is that it really does go with nearly everything. The biggest problem is black going with black, because of fading usually.

If you look at it this way:

  • You can wear any color of shirt with a pair of black pants.
  • You can happily wear a black shirt with any color of shorts or pants, even jeans.
  • Black shoes just don’t go good with shorts and white socks, but aside from that they are a great choice for any wardrobe.

Although, black clothing also has a downfall. If you aren’t washing and caring for your black attire properly it can quickly start to fade. People with a mostly black wardrobe know the struggles of having 50 shades of black, and not being able to match their black clothing.

Now, if you start adding black nail polish and black lipstick people might look at you funny and you’ll definitely start to fall into that Goth category. But hey, what fun is fashion if you can’t go a little crazy with it sometimes?!

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