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Old 10-08-2010, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I've always found it odd why so many women like wearing dark, matching colours
even in weather where they are suffering in the sun for their colour choice.
Like say black or navy top, pants and maybe a sweater, all the same colour.
No print or anything.
I find this style a bit boring, but also weird when it's warm and sunny.

Guys under 40 would probably only dress like this if they wanted to look "Goth", "Metal-head" or generic "bad-ass."

Is this primarily a trend where the climate throughout the year is cool/cold
or is it also common in warm/hot sunny climates for women to dress this way,
and have to keep their time in the sun brief, in the name of "fashion"?

Personally, I often try to avoid colour and tone matching
because with no contrast your pants blend into your shirt all you see at a glance is your face and hands.
Except sometimes I like white-on-white in summer, for dressy-casual wear.

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Old 10-08-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Perhaps they do it to create a long, lean shape.
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Perhaps they do it to create a long, lean shape.
If that's true,
is the effect only supposed to be noticeable to people who think monotone dark colours are slimming?

It may work a little, if you are actually wanting to see a slim figure,
but I always notice colour and pattern first and then ponder why it's so plain and dark.

When I "check out" women,
shape is more noticeable than size to me and dark colours don't hide that.
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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I wear all darks because prints usually look terrible on me. And I am just not a color person other than in accents and sometimes. It much easier to mix and match your closet. I think the key in making monotone work is playing with the texture. Matte and understated texture on the heavier sides of you and something with chunks or sheen on the small side of you. I also love that it was sorta trend to mix navy and black or black and brown when it was such a no no before. I am sure it still looks strange to some people though.

When I see this look I think north east coast. The high color look you are talking about seems more like west coast and southern girls type of dressing.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I may not wear tone on tone (at least, not always, and if I do wear, say, black pants with a black top, I'll generally add some vividly colored accessory of interest...red shoes/purse, a pink cami that shows slightly, bright green scarf, etc.), but I DEFINITELY avoid prints. Mostly, prints look cheap. If I want to add interest, I do it with jewelry and other accessories, not with prints. I also tend to mix neutrals, more than go monochrome...charcoal with black, camel with brown, etc.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:48 AM
 
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I wear all darks because prints usually look terrible on me. And I am just not a color person other than in accents and sometimes. It much easier to mix and match your closet. I think the key in making monotone work is playing with the texture. Matte and understated texture on the heavier sides of you and something with chunks or sheen on the small side of you. I also love that it was sorta trend to mix navy and black or black and brown when it was such a no no before. I am sure it still looks strange to some people though.

When I see this look I think north east coast. The high color look you are talking about seems more like west coast and southern girls type of dressing.
yes,when I wear to many color ,I feel uncomfortable and unsuitable!
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I may not wear tone on tone (at least, not always, and if I do wear, say, black pants with a black top, I'll generally add some vividly colored accessory of interest...red shoes/purse, a pink cami that shows slightly, bright green scarf, etc.), but I DEFINITELY avoid prints. Mostly, prints look cheap. If I want to add interest, I do it with jewelry and other accessories, not with prints. I also tend to mix neutrals, more than go monochrome...charcoal with black, camel with brown, etc.

This is basically how I dress, too. Not a fan of prints, but I will throw in a pop of color. One of my favorite outfits for fall weather is a black top with charcoal grey pants and my red wedges.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Unfortunately, some Dept. stores require employees AND vendors to adhere to a dress policy (I'm a vendor) and this particular chain requires Black
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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When I see this look I think north east coast.
The high color look you are talking about seems more like west coast and southern girls type of dressing.
So this dark-on-dark look is mostly a northeastern US fashion? (which Toronto is close to)
"High colour" means a lot of colour?

I prefer wearing lighter and bolder colours; seems cheerful and makes me feel happier.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Black makes me feel happy.
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