Do: Pair black with white
White is considered the opposite of black, although in truth they are both neutrals. Pairing white with black, echoes the color palette of a men’s tuxedo, and is the ultimate in chic. It also transitions well from day to night.
Do: Pair black with red lips
The old rules used to say that luscious red lips were too strong a statement for daytime. We say hogwash. A black dress pairs beautifully with red lips, any time of the day.
Bud do know this. As we noted before, black is neutral and any bold color will stand out particularly strong against it. People won’t be able to take their eyes off your bold red lips (especially with just a hint of ultra-shiny gloss), and that may be exactly the look you were going for.
And One Don’t: Match Blacks
It is extremely difficult, almost impossible, to match blacks that were not produced together. Even if you think you’ve got a perfect match, it likely will last only through a single wash or dry cleaning at which point the two will start to diverge. And the reality is that you probably don’t actually have the match that you think you do. Different people’s eyes perceive colors slightly differently, with one picking up the blue undertones and another the brown undertones in seemingly similar blacks.
To stay safe? Avoid black on black, or even very dark blues or very dark browns that may be mistaken for black in certain lights. Then again, who wants to play it safe? Wear what makes you feel fabulous!