The power of black!

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As used in the phrase ‘black and white’ – black in­di­cates the clar­ity of vi­sion, idea and de­ci­sion, with no mid­dle or con­fus­ing ground. This be­comes one of the ma­jor rea­sons why black is the most pre­ferred cor­po­rate dress state­ment. Busi­ness ex­ec­u­tives can­not af­ford fad­ing into walls by wear­ing white or shades of white. Modern busi­ness cloth­ing de­mands that your dress­ing style is pro­fes­sional and with­out any cock­tail party looks, while the colour is mute and au­thor­i­ta­tive.

The black colour takes the pro­fes­sion­als out of coloured pat­tern ex­tremes. It makes a busi­ness state­ment and not a per­sonal state­ment, which is a usual mis­take by im­ma­ture pro­fes­sion­als wear­ing pur­ple polka dots. The au­thor­i­ta­tive yet sub­tle black de­liv­ers a con­ser­va­tive and safest im­pres­sion in busi­ness meet­ings. The same meet­ings may be­come a cen­tre of dis­trac­tion with busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als wear­ing fab­rics of high sheen. Coloured cloth­ing has chances of er­rors which be­come vis­i­ble in terms of shaggy cloth­ing or sim­ply a weird con­trast of colours.

With the in­creas­ing num­ber of job pro­fes­sion­als in 9 to 5, five days a week rou­tine, some­thing of a uni­form look has evolved. This daily work­force gen­er­ally takes the colour con­cern out of the equa­tion and wears the dull strains of white. This helps them avoid any clash of colours. But this does not help them build up their cor­po­rate per­son­al­i­ties. Black adds an el­e­ment of unique­ness and en­hances the promi­nence of the wearer. Af­ter all, busi­ness ex­ec­u­tives should not give the com­moner look.

The colour of dark­ness is un­doubt­edly the most pop­u­lar colour in fash­ion. A man wear­ing black sug­gests el­e­gance, au­thor­ity and power. When worn with proper eti­quette, black cloth­ing con­veys neat­ness, sim­plic­ity and great ver­sa­til­ity. In case of women, there are least chances that any fash­ion ac­ces­sory would not look good with a black dress. There­fore, there should not be hes­i­ta­tion for black, as the colour is ap­pro­pri­ate for any so­cial oc­ca­sions or cor­po­rate set­ting. Sleeves can be rolled up or neck­ties loos­ened for a ‘dress down’ look, yet the el­e­gance can be main­tained.

For shape-con­scious pro­fes­sion­als, black truly serves well, as it makes the wearer ap­pear thin­ner and so­phis­ti­cated and smartly hides the un­wanted body tones. The colours of cor­po­rate dress­ing are im­por­tant be­cause they are re­spon­si­ble for a sub­con­scious re­sponse from the per­son one is deal­ing with. Black, in par­tic­u­lar, car­ries ar­ro­gance, a re­flec­tion of which is needed for a firm and stern look in hard core busi­ness meet­ings and fi­nan­cial deal­ings.

So, whether it is gen­eral tai­lored busi­ness at­tire or a dressy sports shirt on a ca­sual day, black com­mands re­spect in all busi­ness set­tings

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