Video:Tips for Wearing a Black Pantsuitwith Kaytie Sproul
Want to see some great tips for wearing a black pantsuit before you attempt the look? Here, learn all about how to pull of the black pantsuit.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips for Wearing a Black PantsuitHi, I'm Kaytie Sproul, here for About.com, and today I'm going to give you some tips for wearing a black pantsuit. Whether you have hundreds of dollars to invest, or are looking for a frugal find, the black pantsuit is a wardrobe essential that all women should have.
Great Tips for Wearing a Black PantsuitConsider the following: Whether you're quite petite, extremely curvy, or somewhere in between, you can't go wrong with a pantsuit in black, which is the most flattering color for all figures. If you'll be wearing this to a job interview or speaking engagement, dress it up with a silk blouse or button-down and a pair of modest heels. Keep your accessories simple and elegant, for example, a pair of stud earrings or a strand of pearls.
Additional Tips for Wearing a Black PantsuitJust a tip: The more simple your suit, the more versatile it will be. A fully lined, single-breasted jacket with two or three buttons is ideal, while pairing it with straight trousers is your best bet for a timeless look. You'll want to avoid fancy buttons or trim, or a cut that is extremely trendy as it will quickly become outdated.
If you're planning a night on the town or you'll be attending a cocktail party, your black pantsuit can be dressed down accordingly. Pairing it with a sexy camisole and strappy heels can add just the right amount of casual for a date night, while a ruffled blouse and ornate flats provide a touch of femininity, perfect for a wedding or luncheon. Semi-formal events are also the perfect time to play around with ornate or funky accessories. Chunky bracelets, large hoop earrings, and beaded necklaces can add elements of interest to your black pantsuit. Black pantsuits offer timeless appeal, whether worn in the office or an upscale lounge. Just remember to choose a suit with a classic cut, made from simple fabric, and it'll serve as a wardrobe lifesaver for years to come.
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