Rumors swarmed around 2012’s New York fashion week that navy was the new black. The expression “______ is the new black” has been floating around since the 1980’s. The phrase has been used repeatedly to indicate other colors such as navy blue, neutral, or grey are replacing black’s position in the fashion industry. While other colors have been put in the place of the basic black, navy blue, neutral and grey; the question still stands is navy the new black?
The answers to this very important question (from a fashionista’s view) have ranged from yes to no, to never in a million years. Everyone has their opinion and is entitled to it. This question arose recently after the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 27th. The hue was one of the most popular colors on the red carpet being worn by Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried, and Nicole Kidman. According to People Style Watch, navy is the new black, by the looks of the SAG Awards’ red carpet.
When a fashion student was asked, “is navy the new black?” she had a lot to say. Jessica Beazer of Atlanta responded, “Navy can be sophisticated, professional, and playful. Take all the great LBDs in history and remake them in navy and I can guarantee that not one dress will be as compelling as it was when it was made in black.” The fashion merchandising student of Bauder College believes navy can take over the fashion world but will not be able to live up to black’s reputation of sliming the body, anchoring an outfit, or subtlety accenting.
Whether you think navy is the new black or not, the color gives anyone who wears it a professional and tailored look. Get to EXPRESS for the store’s buy 1, get 1 50% off sale. EXPRESS has dresses, sculptured jackets, suits, and dress shirts in navy blue for men and women. For more information on this limited time sale visit www.express.com. Get there now and tailor your wardrobe.