Fashion is constantly evolving. New styles are always been introduced and old ones revisited all in an endless cycle. The constant evolution applies to both men and women but is more exemplified with women. Throughout all these changes however, there are certain styles or fashion items that remain constant. Such items have been in existence for as long as anyone can remember but still retain their relevance. One of such is the black dress.
Indeed the black dress or gown is very popular all around the globe simply because it is very fashionable. Perhaps it's the one fashionable item that is constant in most women's wardrobe. There is hardly a woman that doesn't have at least one black dress as part of her attire. Virtually all the fashion houses, designers and other such authorities on women's fashion highly recommend black gowns for women. So what exactly is the fascination with this dress?
Well, to start with, what is it with the color black? What significance does black have in the fashion world? Black means several things to several people both the palatable and the unpalatable. However, for our purposes here, black is a color that connotes sophistication and elegance. According to color expert Leatricce Eiseman, black is a color that says you are empowered, not easily manipulated and love elegance. Now tell me what woman (or man for that matter) wouldn't want to project that kind of image!
Apart from the fashionable connotation of the color black, a black dress is also very popular due to its simple, almost understated elegance. Of course, black gowns are available in a wide variety of styles but there's a common thread that joins them together and that is their simple elegance. The design of a black gown is primarily without complexities or unnecessary frills and this is what separates black dresses from others. Since these additions have been done away with, there is a concentration on the primary design which is responsible for the simple elegance associated with black dresses.
Other qualities include the ease of accessorizing, the versatility and the availability of this unique outfit. There are several types of black gowns and they all come in a wide range of styles and are also available in all sizes. The best known example is the LBD, which can perhaps be considered as the flag bearer of women's black outfits worldwide.