A person's wardrobe is incomplete without the colour black. However, while considering black outfits as your wardrobe staple, there are a few challenges that you might come across. It is to be noted that there are different shades of black available in the market; some are light, some are ashy, some are dull while others are bright.
Black outfits add a downtown, rock-and-roll edge with a sophisticated sensibility, so that you can get the best with minimal effort.
If you love to wear black, then read on! Here are some rules that you should consider while wearing all black this season.
1. While Working with Cotton
Cotton fabrics are the most common ones and when it comes to
black; they are our favourite. However, you should be cautious
while working with black cotton fabrics because you know these
cotton fabrics will surely fade out. Hence you should avoid picking
up clothes that are 100 percent cotton. You should buy clothes that
have a touch of lycra in them. The synthetic fibre helps the cotton
to hold the dye better. If possible try to get mercerized cotton
clothes. Mercerized cotton clothes are clothes which are made from
fibres with a polyester core and cotton covering. The black in such
fabrics is dark and deep.
2. When you are totally BLACK out
When you prefer wearing a totally black outfit, it is very
important to consider a few fashion rules. You should take
advantage of the fact that black is slimming and hence you should
pick up black outfits that fit you perfectly, rather than choosing
unflattering black garments. So, make sure your outfits are
perfectly tailored as they will look good and make you appear slim
3. Play with Accessories
What if you want to add some colour to your attire? You can add
colours by adding junky and colourful jewellery to make a style
statement with your black outfits. If not jewellery, you can wear
colour block sandals or boots so that it looks cool and increases
the chic quotient.
4. Match your Blacks Properly
When opting for a totally black outfit, you should be careful
while selecting the type of black you want to wear. No matter what
the fabric is, shades of black differ and hence you should be
careful when teaming an all black outfit together. For example, if
you are wearing a black top with black pants, make sure the shades
of both the blacks are similar and not contrasting. Teaming a deep
black shirt with dull looking pants will surely end up in a
5. Go for Wool
Ever thought why you should prefer loving wool than other
fabrics? This is because wool fabrics are always a deeper black
than those made of cotton because wool holds the dye better. The
best part about wool is that it does not fade like cotton and you
will be making a better investment by paying up for wool. In order
to enjoy the classiest and bold outfits of black, opt for sweaters,
tops, jackets, pants, etc. made of wool.
6. How to Take Care of Your Blacks
If it is black and you want to make it last longer, please dry
clean it. Even if you have the habit of laundering all your shirts,
make it a point to dry clean your black shirt or any other black
outfit. Dry cleaning your black outfits can help to prevent colour
fading, thus allowing the outfit to last longer. When it comes to
washing black (or dark) cotton items at home, use a cup of vinegar
the first time you wash a new garment. Using vinegar can help to
set the dye deeply and also make it smell fresh and good.