Are You Suffering From ABD (Abundant Black Disorder)

There’s nothing more classic than the little black dress, but you may be suffering from ABD (Abundant Black Disorder). Yes, I ‘ve heard women say that their wardrobe is mostly black. Why, because it’s easy to style, hides those unwanted bulges. is readily available in a number of styles, and of course, it’s the most classic piece of clothing ever since introduced by Coco Chanel in the 20s and made famous by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

I’m guilty too. My very first dress was a LBD that my wife threw out and I rescued. I had it shortened to knee length and I still have it after 20 years. It’s a staple in my wardrobe. I added a cover up for it and  lace to its hem but it’s a dress that I can just throw on and know that I’ll look good no matter the occasion. But I probably have another five LBDs and a whole slew of black skirts in various styles and lengths.

Tasi in black dresses

L-R My original black dress, a custom-made black cocktail dress, a bodycon black dress

The ladies in Ottawa love black too and take the time to style their (very) basic LBDs in many different ways here

So hopefully I have demonstrated that black is more than abundant in our wardrobes and perhaps it shouldn’t be. I’m told that black is harsh for older ladies, emphasizes wrinkles and calls attention to dark shadows under the chin and around the eyes. Navy would be a better option and achieves the same effect.

If you are a fan of the Advanced Style blog, you’ll soon learn that their raison d’etre is color in all its full glory. So this article that I did several years back should be of interest to you as you read Are you Suffering from ABD (Abundant Black Disorder)



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