Is Navy REALLY different from Black?
This is hard to explain directly so let me try it in a round about way.
If I wore a Navy and White stripped shirt you would call it Nautical.
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If I wore a Black and White stripped shirt you would be singing "Jail House Rock".
If I came to a funeral in Navy, wore a witches hat in Navy or showed up with a Navy Cat you would look at me funny.
The same goes for if I showed you a big black sky during the day, or Black and Red as the Republican/Democrat states or even our American Flag's colors... Red, White and Black? Crazy!
If I wore Navy to a Black event it might be humorous If I brought Black to a typically Navy event it would bring a sense of sadness.
So... YES Navy IS different from Black.
But WHY does that matter when picking out our outfits?
Why is Navy the TRUE neutral that EVERYONE can wear?
I know there are scientific reasons related to prisms and such... however the best reason I can think of is that Black is NOT a color... it is the absence of all color and of all light for that matter.
Black is in STARK contrast of White. The EXACT opposite. Cools and Clears have the best chance of winning the battle ground between Black and White because a Cool and a Clear's natural features mirror this contrast. Deeps have a great chance of taking on the Black battle because their features are already dark enough to hold their own against Black.
For the rest of the DCC colors... Navy is the best go to when your natural features can't compete with the harsh Black demands. Black demands contrast and deep coloring. Navy demands nothing.
Navy allows beautiful skin to shine, to look radiant and to appear youthful because Navy does not compete with your natural beauty. Blues in general brighten blue and hazel eyes, bring out the color in your cheeks and lips (in a very good way) and allow your skin to look it's best.
Ladies I just told you how to look younger by changing your Black Coat, Black sweaters and Black tops.
Go Navy, yes even those who can wear Black!
Change to your Pop Color.
Be daring to step out of the "Black fits all group" and join us at FashionMeetsFaith.com where Navy suits you beautifully.
I hope you have a safe and fun night with kiddos and that you are no longer tortured by the Black v. Navy debate.
With much appreciation,
Supporting and Contributing Editor ~ Laura@FashionMeetsFaith.com