My wardrobe has always been over populated with the colour black, with splashes of yellow dotted around for a bit of variety. However, as New Zealander’s we do appear to have an innate fascination with the colour Black and will wear it to any occasion – no questions asked. Perhaps we like it so much because it can hide such a multitude of ‘sins’ and of course helps us to ‘look slimmer’ – but does it really?
Having recently read the book “BLACK – The History of Black in Fashion Society & Culture in New Zealand” by Doris De Pont, it made me re-appreciate my love of the colour Black and the fact it has such a strong association with us as a nation. Whether it be the black singlet, black gumboots, our national sporting team colours, our All Blacks, or even Chanel and her ‘little black dress’ we all can’t deny for most of us, the colour has a strong presence in all our wardrobes.
So for me I need to decide what to wear. Do I go with the safe option and wear my favourite colour BLACK, or wear the red outfit (considering the dress has sat in my wardrobe unworn for at least a year). Surely it is about time I either wore it, or sold it !!
I’m going to let you – my fellow readers decide which outfit takes centre stage. My style is in your hands!
Option 1 – long black dress bought in Paris
Option 2 – little black dress custom made from Zambesi
Option 3 – red fringe dress from Zambesi