It may be the one type of outfit you’ll never see Anna Wintour wearing, but we’re convinced that all-black can make even the skeptics downright giddy. After all, some of the most creative minds in fashion have been known to keep it monochrome. Grace Coddington, Rei Kawakubo, and Carine Roitfeld are just the tip of the iceberg.
The color is like a true friend who you know will always be there for you, whether it’s a first date or an interview. It’s flattering, alluring, and timeless, regardless of your body shape or size. And, its confidence-boosting powers are pretty much limitless. (Take that, power suit.)
So, to those women whose closets are La Wintour’s worst nightmare, the 31 outfits ahead will challenge you to take the obsession even further. We're talking mixed textures, layers galore, and shapes both quirky and daring enough to make your favorite color truly stand out — not blend in like a stagehand. Ahead, discover all the ways to make black look seriously creative.