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10-Step Guide to Wearing Black, Freshening Wardrobe Skip to content

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10 Fresh Ways to Wear Black

Give your go-to color a much needed boost

Women wearing black

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From wearing black for formal events to more casual looks and the in-between, we show you how it's done.

En español  |  It's been a good run. Since 1982, women who are now 50+ have worn some variation of Morticia Addams-like head-to-toe black. Once we discovered black made us look thinner, cooler and more sophisticated, there was no turning back. This is still true: A daily "uniform" of basic black does save time and effort in putting together outfits. So, we're sticking with the plan — with an update. Here's how to do what celebs do and dial up style in black 10 ways:

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