Is your Christmas Party outfit Black and if so why?

It’s that time of year again and party season is upon us. Do we drag out something from last year, or do we invest in something new? Will anyone know if we wore the dress to last years do? No, I don’t think so, can you remember what other colleagues wore last year. At this time of year, the shops are full of party wear and so much is in the safe boring black. Is your Christmas Party outfit black and if so why?

Is your Christmas Party outfit Black and if so why?

When I ask my clients, who love wearing black why I usually get one of these answers

  • I don’t know which colours suit me
  • I like to blend in and not stand out in a crowd
  • It’s a safe colour.

Whilst I can understand all of that I think that, it is a shame that they are unable to embrace colour. Colour is not just about what it looks like, it’s how it reacts to your skin, and how it makes you feel. Black can be a negative colour; it can make you unapproachable as people is it as a colour of authority.  It can also drain all your energy which is not good. Whilst wearing colour can give you that much needed en energy particularly at this time of year. Having said that some people who are a “Winter” can wear the colour well, but for others it is best to keep black away from your face. Other dark colours can slim your body lines just like black but they are kinder to your skin.

Is your Christmas Party outfit Black and if so why?

If you only want to wear black, keep it to your bottom half and wear a colour on the top. If it is a plain black dress make sure you accessorise with a bright jacket, cardigan or jewellery in a colour that suits your skin. Choose also colourful accessories too in your shoes and hand bag. This will break up the solid black colour. Makeup plays a big part if you are wearing black particularly if you have a warm skin tone. I would suggest wearing a good foundation and a bright lipstick, so you don’t look so drained.

If I don’t wear black what colour can I wear?

I must admit there is not quite so much choice when looking for a coloured party dress, but the shops are getting better and there is more choice than there used to be.

Cool skin toned ladies. If you are a Winter try rose pink, raspberry, magenta, maroon, cobalt blue. If you are a Summer try lavender, blues, pinks, jade green and purple. Cool ladies can wear both winter and summer colours depending on the level of colour you like to wear.

Warm skin toned ladies. If you are an Autumn try terracotta, caramel, moss green, mustard, salmon, and khaki. If you are a Spring you can wear a bright orange, a bright warm pink, turquoise, and teal. Warm ladies can wear both autumn and spring colour depending on the level of colour you like to wear,

Is your Christmas Party outfit Black and if so why?

Is your Christmas Party outfit Black and if so why?

Is your Christmas Party outfit Black and if so why?

Is your Christmas Party outfit Black and if so why?

Is your Christmas Party outfit Black and if so why?

So now we have decided you don’t have to wear black to the Christmas Party let’s see what is out there. Here is an example of a dress that comes in many colours red, green, mulberry and pink. It’s a Lipsy dress from Next at £46.00. It has draping across the front of the dress which is very flattering. A halter neck which is also draped and not too clingy.

If you are a more of a trousers girl take a look at this multicoloured sequin top from Tu at Sainsbury’s. You could dress this down with a pair of jeans or glam it up with a pair of palazzo trousers. It would also look nice with a long- pleated skirt or a short leather skirt. It is always great to buy something that you can wear in a variety of ways.

This would also suit the ladies who love to wear black. It has the added advantage of some Christmas sparkle which adds come colour too.

 

Is your Christmas Party outfit Black and if so why?

Is your Christmas Party outfit Black and if so why?

Is your Christmas Party outfit Black and if so why?

This top I also found in Sainsbury’s  and I loved the colour for all you cool ladies. It’s a blue sparkle balloon top at £15.00. I have not seen this one in the flesh, but I just loved the colour so it’s worth a look.

I hope I have given you some reasons and inspiration to move away from choosing to wear black to your Christmas party. Don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd. Choose a colour that you know that you look good in. Knowing that you look good with give you the confidence to carry it off.

If you need any help or advise, please do not hesitate to get in contact and I will be pleased to help youYou can follow me on Facebook  where I regularly post style updates.  Pinterest  is a love of mine and here I have several boards from style, colour combinations and many more. If Instagram is your thing, I am on there as well. Why not give me a call for a chat to find out how I can help you on 07786 632798 or email me sandra@colourworx.me or visit my website www.colourworx.me 

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