By Elma B.
Simple yet mysterious, intriguing and sexy are all the adjectives that have been attributed to black. Rock groups, gothic fans, the classics, and even bohemians have all been attracted to black. It is a color that unites luxury designers with vampires (and other creatures of the dark).
|From 20s until 50s: Vintage Black Looks|
|All Black Looks|
|Paris Fashion Week 2013 Givenchy Show: Kim Kardashian, Ciara, and Lily Collins all wearing black|
|Today's Trendsetters: Nina Senicar, Irina Shayk, and Victoria Bekcham|
One of my favorites is black combined with lace. The dresses that have used this combination have spanned from the 18th century until today, e.g., Renoir’s Impressionist paintings to Dolce & Gabbana’s Southern Italian fever. This weekend, I visited the last day of the Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity Exhibition (brought all the way from the Musee d’Orsey in Paris) to Chicago's Institute of Art. There, I spotted a stunning 19th century long black gown, which is adorned with black lace between the neckline and the shoulders.
|Black Lace in the 1800s|
|1950s Model: Black Lace|
|Supermodel Dovima in 1956|
This winter, when you intend to make jaws drop with simple yet sexy elegance, wear black. I suggest adding red (or burgundy) lipstick and a shimmery gold eye shadow. Also, wear chunky and bold (silver or gold) bracelets and some black stiletto heels to complete your look. Understated elegance will make you look effortlessly beautiful. Here are my top seven black outfits for this fall/winter season.
1. Backless in black:
2. LBD + a Large-Chunky Black Belt.
3. Black Leather Pants
|Victoria Beckham: Sexy in Black|
Wearing: Hermes & Louboutin
4. Black Sequence.
5. Black + Gold Combination
|Black + Gold Belt Combination|
|Casual Weekend Outfit|
|Gwyneth Paltrow in Black Lace|
The following are some of my other favorite all black looks...
|LBD: Perfect for Any Occasion|
|Black + Leather Details: Fashionista Favorite|
|Black Louboutin Booties|
|Black & Nude Combination|
|Casually Gorgeous in Black|