When in Doubt Wear Black

A black dress symbolizes eternal class and style, and it is the piece of garment that is an absolute must-have for any woman’s wardrobe. A black dress fits perfectly to any body size; it’s comfy yet elegant and makes you feel glamorous.

Looking for more reasons to add a black dress to your wardrobe? If so, just think of all Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s parties that are coming. Oh, and all of the birthdays in the middle…

But even if all of the festivities are far away, here are three reasons why you should have a black dress now.

The season coming is all about holidays, so the question of what to wear becomes inevitable. And, Revir is here to answer that question; we believe that the perfect fit for any occasion is the black dress (remember: when in doubt, wear black).

You and the black dress are a match made in heaven. And if you are still in doubt, just take a look at the three main reasons we have prepared for you on why the black dress is the perfect fit for you.

First things first – a brief history of the black dress

Before discussing why the black dress is the optimal choice for the upcoming holidays, let’s quickly see how the black dress evolved and never went out of fashion.

It all started with Coco Chanel in 1926, when she introduced the little black dress. The nuns’ uniforms inspired Chanel, and that led Vogue to publish her simple sketching. Vogue suggested that the little black dress would become some sort of uniform for women of all tastes (and they were right).

The introduction of the little black dress (also known as LBD) helped to disassociate the black color from mourning and reinvent it as a symbol of high-class and chic women.

It didn’t take long before Hollywood started to use the little black dress as well; which led to even more exposure. The gowns worn by Greta Garbo (in “The Queen of Sheba” and “Grand Hotel”) are one example. But, if you need further proof of how phenomenal black dresses are, then let us remind you that Marilyn Monroe wore a black dress in “Some Like It Hot”. The portrayal of this simple gown was so iconic that it didn’t go unnoticed – not even by today’s standards. And the fact that many actresses decided to wear similar outfits for their own wedding only proves how timeless the little black dress truly is.

A very important note about wearing an LBD: pick up an item that fits your body and, more importantly, pick up an LBD that is not too tight and not too loose. The perfect piece garment should hug your curves just enough to give you an hourglass silhouette.

A couple of decades later, Christian Dior was trying to revive France’s post-war fashion by adding more sensuality and provocativeness to the LBD. This led to many Hollywood stars adopting the look.

Since then, royalties and women of all classes have worn the LBD as a symbol of class and style.

The black dress is a rare example of a piece of garment that stood the test of time and never was out of fashion for such a long time. And that’s why we believe that every woman deserves a gorgeous black dress (or maybe more than one) to remind her how fabulous and unique she is.

“One is never overdressed or underdressed in a little black dress” – Karl Lagerfeld

3 reasons why the black dress is the right fit for the holidays

Ok, now that you know how the black dress has evolved over time, let’s look at the top 3 reasons why the black dress is the perfect garment for your upcoming holiday parties.

1) The black dress is versatile

You can wear the black dress to different locations and occasions. You can wear it to dinner, family gatherings, to professional events, and the list is endless. All you need are the right accessories and jewelry. Oh, and some makeup if you want.

Add some high heels, and you are ready for a fancy night out. Or just combine the black dress with a leather jacket, and you are ready for a casual gathering. Whatever the occasion, the black dress got you covered.

2) It’s discrete

Some people just can’t help pointing out when somebody wears the same dress. Although we all have washing machines and it’s not that big of a deal if your wear the same dress if you want to avoid breaking the bank for buying different dresses for all the upcoming occasions, the black dress is here to help. It’s a discrete and classy garment that you can combine with different accessories and jewelry, and you will never be suspected of running out of dresses.

3) It looks astonishing to any body type

Although we women are fabulous, we come in different body shapes. Still, the black dress looks amazing on any body shape. Regardless of your body type or age, the black dress is the perfect fit for any woman and any occasion. For curvy ladies, the black color complements the curves and looks great.

Every woman needs something in her wardrobe that is ageless and classless. You can never go wrong with black. And the great thing about the black dress is that it’s easy to find and pretty affordable.

The reason we love this garment so much is because we can wear it as a stand-alone piece or as an under layer to cover up some parts that you might consider less interesting like your arms or knees. If you want, you can even wear high waisted shorts underneath the LBD if you want to make those legs look thinner! Sometimes all people need is a little makeup and hair styling (for those who don’t know how to do their own make up) and they are ready for “the perfect fit” party outfit.

If you are after the classy and “all eyes on me” outlook, no other piece of clothing is more appropriate than the black dress (and even the jean queens agree with us).

Ricardo is a freelance writer specialized in politics. He is with from the beginning and helps it grow. Email: richardorland4[at]