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How to
bring life to
all-black outfits

The REDValentino girls with rocker spirit will already know that our Pre-Autumn/Winter ’17 collection is inspired by New York’s iconic Chelsea Hotel. In keeping with the grungy, rebellious vibe of The Chelsea, there are lots of all-black looks to try out this season.

If wearing dark hues from head-to-toe feels alien to you, don’t worry. Here at REDValentino, we’ve got lots of useful tips on how to lift a black palette into one that has plenty of interest for the eye.

Don’t be afraid of sheer fabrics

Many of our dark looks feature delicate point d’esprit sleeves and hems, which are semi-sheer. This breaks up a one-dimensional palette by bringing lightness to outfits. Try wearing trousers underneath one of the sheer maxi dresses to a stylised element to your outfit.

Beautiful embroidery will lift a black palette

REDValentino is known for delicate craftsmanship, and our head-turning black maxi dresses showcase it at its best. Floral patches and sequins are embroidered onto point d’esprit, and divert the eye away from the black base palette.

Look out for fabrics with texture

Our hero LBD (Little Black Dress) this season is made from wrinkled taffeta. Not only does the fabric give the fit-and-flare design structure, the crinkle effect means it works as a stands alone piece and needs few accessories to adorn it.

Add a subtle splash of colour on accessories

Pops of colour can come from embroidery and sequins, but also from accessories. Try adding one of REDValentino’s heart-printed bags into the mix for a subtle dash of red, and romance.

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