X
X

Enter to win a cleanser from Erno Laszlo!

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Erno Laszlo and SheFinds.

All Black: Can It Ever Really Go Out of Style?

June 9, 2008 by SheFindsJennifer
shefinds |

Apparently, one of the New York fashion designer elite was out and about in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin recently dispensing bits of style wisdom to Middle America. After reviewing prototypes from her new line for Kohl’s, Vera Wang seemed "underwhelmed" according to the New York Times. “This is all black… Black is very ‘90s.”

I'm sure Coco Chanel would beg to differ.

Chanel was first to introduce black as a fashion color in the ‘20s with her signature “little black dress,” and it has stuck around ever since. Black has become the go-to color for many occasions: Not sure what to wear for that interview? Go with the black suit. First date? Black dress. Gained a few? Black. Formal wedding? Well, just don’t wear white… but you get the picture. The question is, has black become so overused to the point where it is now just a safety color for fashion underachievers? Could it possibly have gone out of style?

Of course not. In an industry obsessed with change, there needs to be at least one constant. Black is like The Way We Were of fashion colors; a classic that can stand the test of time. The trendsetters will always be there flaunting their shiny "new" navy blues or deep purples — and even I must admit it is sometimes nice to see a new wave in the sea of black (ahem, New Yorkers) — but in the end there’s nothing else like it: sleek, sophisticated, modern, professional yet sexy at the same time. It is a color that looks good on everyone of any size and you can spend your money on it because it will be in your closet forever. Like anything else in fashion, it is how you wear it that counts. Not that Ms. Wang doesn’t have every right to her aesthetical point of view, but a good fashion rule of thumb –- if it was good enough for Hepburn, it’s probably pretty good.

Tell Us What You Think: Does the wedding dress designer diva have it right, or are you partial to the costume jewelry queen?

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

We Found The World’s Most Comfortable Bra For Big Boobs On Amazon--& It’s Only $10

September 21, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It has over 8,000 reviews!

Fashion

Psst! These $30 Black Leggings Flatten Your Tummy #YesPlease

September 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
*Praise hands*

beauty

This $30 Flat Iron Is Actually Really, *Really* Good

September 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
You're welcome.

Style

This $25 Nordstrom Tee Is The Perfect Fall Top To Wear With *Anything*

September 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get one right away!

beauty

This All-In-One Product Will Give You Perfect Brows Every Time

September 21, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
So good!

Celebrity

The Super Sexy Outfit Choice That Celebrities Are Obsessed With For Fall

September 21, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We want to copy it, ASAP!

beauty

The $6 Drugstore Product Celebrities Say Works Better Than The Expensive Stuff

September 21, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's so good!

Style

This Super Soft Sweater Has Over 800 Rave Reviews At Nordstrom

September 20, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get one for yourself.

Celebrity

The Super Flattering Leggings Brand That SO Many Celebrities Are Obsessed With

September 20, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
They look so good!

beauty

This $30 Flat Iron Is Actually Really, *Really* Good

If there's one thing you should do at the ...

beauty

Want A Whiter, Brighter Smile? Invest In A TAO Clean Sonic Toothbrush And Cleaning Station

If you take oral hygiene seriously (and we all should!), ...

beauty

This All-In-One Product Will Give You Perfect Brows Every Time

If there's one makeup application many women struggle with (...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS