I know them. You know them. You may even be one of them!
Readers, what is it with people who wear black, like, all the time?
Did you know that four out of five people look BAD in black clothes? Don't take my word for it. Read this!
And black can actually make you look years older than you are? It's true!
I almost never wear black because I find it unflattering. Black washes me out. (My dark neutral is more of a charcoal gray or a navy blue.) I also find it depressing.
When did black go from something worn primarily by mourners, witches, and beatniks, to being the epitome of chic? I don't know but I suspect Coco Chanel and her LBD (little black dress) had something to do with it. Does anybody know for sure? If so, please share!
Don't get me wrong, black can be very striking -- it's unquestionably dramatic.
And arguably slimming.
But to wear every day? I say NAY.
Naturally, I recognize your right to wear whatever you please and I won't think any less of you. But still, I do wonder why wearing black is such a "thing," especially in the art/music/fashion scene.
Readers, what do you think?
Do you believe black to be universally slimming, sophisticated, and soigné?
Do you wear it all the time or save black clothes for chic evenings out and funerals?
Does a black ensemble make you feel like a svelte fashionista or a Victorian widow?
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!