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Can I Wear Black on New Year’s Eve?


What to Know and How to Wear Black for Your Year-End Party

Many of us believe in superstitions, and the beginning of the new year comes with quite a few of them too. As it signifies one chapter ending and another beginning, a lot of people believe that what you do at the year’s end sets the tone for how the next year will go for you.

This superstition even includes the clothing we wear. It’s believed that the colour you choose to begin the year with can influence your luck or lack thereof. The colour black, in particular, is one that’s always surrounded by debate, as the colour is often seen to represent misfortune and general negativity.

Despite this reputation, however, you’ll be happy to know that wearing black on New Year’s Eve isn’t going to give you bad vibes for the year. In fact, the colour represents power, independence, and can represent the closing of a cycle.

What Black Outfits Can I Rock on New Year’s Eve?

Now that you know it’s safe to bring out your black garbs at the year-end party, what monochrome outfits can you put together that will still keep you standing out as you ring in the new year? Here are some looks to inspire your final outfit for this year and the first for the next.

Sparkle and Sequins

Perhaps the most perfect representation for celebration, wearing something sparkly on New Year’s Eve is incredibly festive and adds a lot of fun to your outfit. Given that a lot of us don’t often wear sparkly or sequined clothing most days out of the year, a year-end party is the best time to pull one out and have extra fun with your look. Adding some shine to an all-black outfit makes it a load more festive, and is a fun and easy way to make dark monochrome more cheery and eye-catching.

Cheeky Lingerie

Add a bit of romance and sexiness to your year-end party outfit by turning your undergarments into the star of the show. Wearing lingerie as clothing has become a major trend, and we love putting the lacy pieces on display. This look is perfect when it comes to going all-black as it adds a bit more edge and interest to an otherwise plain look.

Something See-Through

Because wearing all-black can make you blend in more than stand out, going for something sheerer can change this problem significantly. While still in the monochrome theme, wearing a sheer statement garment attracts a lot more attention and is very party-worthy as well. This look can also be combined with lacy lingerie to make for a much more contrasting monochrome outfit.

Final Note

While you may have had some worries and reservations about wearing black on New Year’s Eve, we’re here to assure you that it’s no problem. In fact, wearing black even provides you with good omens, added confidence, and power for the following year. And while it may be hard to come up with an interesting all-black outfit that’s perfect for a party, there are simple ways and outfit options that you can pick to get you ready for the countdown.

Anna Kim

Anna Kim was born and raised in Korea before moving to London at age ten. Surrounding herself with other fashion-lovers and having constantly experimented with her style since childhood, Anna isn’t afraid to stand out in what she’s wearing. Her lifelong adoration for all things fashion and her strong roots where she grew up have allowed her to write and share about anything and everything that’s currently trending in Asia and the rest of the world.

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