Black magic - and how to get away with it
Fashion’s favourite colour isn’t always uber-flattering.
Colour Me Beautiful’s Veronique Henderson reveals how to wear it without looking frightful:
The appearance of black looks softer when you use a textured fabric, like knits, wool or cotton.
Sheer fabrics such as silk or satin ‘lighten’ black so it sparkles and reflects the light.
Steer clear of high-necks. To wear black successfully, leave enough flesh on show with a lower or open neckline.
Wearing jewellery is a sure-fire way to make a black outfit flattering - the light reflects on metals and beads, giving it a lift and bringing out your natural colouring.
Avoid the temptation to be over-dramatic with your eyeliner and eyeshadow colours.