Wearing black clothes: meaning and psychology

Have you noticed that we all tend to have a color that predominates in our wardrobe† For some it is the black† Logical, because it is a classic color, neutral and so practical to wear. Why book the pleasure of dressing in black from head to toe, only for formal events?

But what does the color black say about the wearer?† We did a little digging to understand what the psychology people who see life in black.

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There are people who swear by this color or, should we say, lack of color! We usually know at least one person around us who: always wear black

The somewhat clichéd images quickly come to mind: powerful lady boss very emo style darklet’s just say the looks where black predominates are quite diverse and we can’t generalize.

In spite of everything, could it be possible that all those who swear? black clothes have things in common† It would seem so.

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Dressed in black, symbolic of taking power

Black clothes are a good way to protect yourself from others† Your dark look is therefore the perfect armor that will serve as a shield during the days when you want to create distance between you and certain people in the office or at school.

Wearing black can also be a signal must be respected† After all, it is a shadow that commands respect.

Sensitive and direct beings

It’s no coincidence that “emo” fashion consisted mainly of this dark color; it seems that people who wear black are very sensitive

The idea of ​​wearing a non-distracting monochromatic color is also helpful for facilitate concentration and not get lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Therefore, having a uniform that is visually uniform can help people who have a hard time concentrating on their task.

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See black…with ambition!

Why do we usually dress in black during job interviews? After all, we no longer live in the Middle Ages! Of course, wearing bright colors is legal, especially in more creative areas. But the experts will still advise candidates to wear sober clothes that are not too distracting for recruiters, who will be able to focus on who you are.

Black is a great color to wear to an interview because it impresses and reassures† It is a very effective shade to demonstrate to future bosses our ambition to conquer the world

After all, Voldemort also liked to dress in black, and God knows this man was not lacking in ambition.

Black is chic!

Whoever says black also says the famous little black dress, a classic to have on hand. Except for the occasional black dress that you wear to a cocktail party, we all know someone who shines with their distinguished and down-to-earth look thanks to their large collection of black clothes.

People who prefer black should have a love of prestige and power† It’s a way for them to be taken seriously.

But beware of clothing that contains so much animal hair that you could turn it into a wig; this can cause you to lose some credibility in your quest for respect. Lint rollers are a black wearer’s best friend.

Leggings covered in dog hair


A sensual and sexy color

You run the risk of appearing sexy in blackas this color adds a air of confidence and puts all the focus on your functions instead of creating a distraction.

Maybe that’s why black lingerie is so popular!

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Black, the color of intelligence

According to a survey, black is seen by others as being: a sign of seriousness and intelligence

Have you ever wondered why the gowns students wear during graduation are usually black? Well, that’s because it’s a more compelling color than fushia pink when it comes to showcasing tomorrow’s intellectual elite (although I down for a pink shift, anytime).

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So, do you recognize people around you? And you, which color do you wear the most?

Sources: Thought Catalog, Bright Side

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