Black is the New Black

Despite the many rainbow-of-fruit-flavor-colors designers churned out this season, some readily admitted that one (absence of) color stood out as a no-brainer in penny-pinching times: black.

Even Michael Kors, whose cherry-red and electric blue frocks could be seen from Jersey, commented in the New York Times Multimedia that, “…right now, even the most extravagant woman is putting on her smart cap…my customer is more pragmatic that she has been..” He also noted that black is being sold in places like Florida, where sunworshipping goddesses wouldn’t normally be seen in anything tamer than tangerine.

Givenchy, the label responsible for Audrey Hepburn’s LBD, hit the nail on the head:

givenchy-photoshop-group

Black clothing can be found anywhere, you say? Of course you’re right — but if you haven’t shopped on UK site Asos.com, you really don’t know what you’re missing. You can sort by Indie designer, color or price — honestly, the only negative thing I have to say about this site is that it forces me to break out my calculator and figure out the exchange rate. Here are just a few amazing black dresses from Asos.com:

Gonsalves & Hall Bow Detail Bib Dress — £45.00

Gonsalves & Hall

Gonsalves & Hall

ASOS Sweetheart Neck Button Through Dress — £27.50

ASOS

ASOS

ASOS Big Pocket Slouch Dress — £27.50

ASOS

ASOS

People Tree Fairtrade Organic Pocket Jersey Dress — £64.00

People Free Fairtrade

People Free Fairtrade

The Kiss Principle Multi Panel Shift Dress — £59.00

Kiss Principle

Kiss Principle

Asos.com also has an amazing line of shoes and accessories. Case in point:

Karen Millen First Lady Modern Clutch — £120.00

Karen Millen

Karen Millen

Best of the rest…

Modcloth.com Style Inspiration Dress in Noir — $47.99

Modcloth.com

Modcloth.com

Design History — $54.00

Design History

Design History

Topshop Grecian Bandeau Dress — £38.00

Topshop

Topshop

Lacoste Pique Polo Dress — $140.00

Lacoste

Lacoste

Urban Outfitters Insight Strar Squadron Zipper Dress — $78.00

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

BR Monogram Cocoon Blouse — $125.00

Banana Republic

Banana Republic

Banana Republic Dolman-Sleeve Blouson Dress — $130.00

Banana Republic

Banana Republic

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