As we all know, black is the go-to colour for women of all shapes and sizes. It has been known to be slimming, but this is only true if we wear the right clothes for our figure.
For example, a floaty maxi dress or floor-length black kaftan may not flatter a curvy women due to their lack of structure. Similarly, a full-length black coat can drown short women but look fabulous on taller women while cropped black jackets don’t help to break up a taller woman’s silhouette but can accentuate a women’s plus-sized curves.
Our style editors are here to tell you the benefit to an all-black outfit and how best to wear black for your body shape, to add a sophisticated chicness to your outfit for any occasion.
Tall? Opt for A Knee-High Boot
For a woman with a taller figure, pair skinny black jeans with a knee-length black boot like bland. Knee-high boots help to break up long legs, and we are in love with the bland boot this season – a gorgeous full leather boot, made In Brazil.
With the finest high-quality leather. Bland is a winter staple. So simple and classic. The small heel adds the perfect amount of length for your legs while not adding unnecessary height.
Add a loose-fitting, knee-length, black coat paired with a black sweater underneath with your preferred neckline, and you’ll soon have a chic look ready for any daytime occasion. Accessorize with a strong lip in a hue that suits your skin tone and a statement tote bag to complete your outfit.
Short? Ankle Boots and Cropped Jackets Are Your Best Friend
For those women that are short in stature, our style editors recommend ankle boots such as Wyatt by Step on Air. These comfort ankle books have a subtle stamped back panel, elegant stitching, a contrasting neutral heel and are designed in a slip-on style. Heeled ankle boots such as this one help to elongate women who have short legs.
Pair this boot with your favourite high waisted black skinny jeans, a crisp black shirt that is tucked in and a cropped leather jacket to tie your look together. Accessorize your look with a statement necklace and classic over the shoulder bag to create sheer elegance.
Plus-size? Layer it up!
Don’t hide under loose fabrics; our style editors recommend embracing your figure and all its curves!
Wear high-quality black leggings with a black vest and sheer black shirt over the top. Ideally, this shirt will look best if the length is a quarter of the way down your thigh as this helps to elongate your figure.
Pair this ensemble with a cropped faux suede or leather jacket and Arrive ankle boots in black by MG Footwear. These boots have a slight heel to keep them stylish yet functional. With an elasticated gusset, these boots are also easy to slip on. Finish off your winter look with an oversized black hat and strong lip to tie your look together.
Shop more on-trend comfort boots over at Australia’s leading online shoe retailers – Shoelife.