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Midnight Sun

Black has been off our style radar for some time, which makes summer’s return to the dark-side all the more dramatic. With everything from glossy accessories to dusky dresses worked in inky elegance, fashion’s favourite hue is back.

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Shape Shifter

No shade delivers a striking silhouette quite like black, which makes it the perfect choice for this season’s cut-out dresses, highlighting their asymmetric lines with chic clarity.

Short Order

Prep your legs: the mini returns with a vengeance this season, and with it the little black dress. Look to breezy, billowing lines to dial down overt sexiness with an air of easy cool.

Long, Hot Summer

Minidress refuseniks need not worry, there are plenty of perfect maxi dresses to see you breeze through summer in black. A sprinkling of gold will add dazzle to the darkness.

Work To Rule

A jet-black get-up will always be a stylish choice for the 9-to-5, delivering instant polish to your workwear wardrobe. Pop a pair of heels into your rucksack and this look will take you all the way to the top.

Playing Away

Holiday dressing doesn’t have to mean beachy brights. Sporty separates in head-to-toe black bring a slicker edge to staycation styling.

Boy Oh Boy

High on the SS21 hit-list, shorts are a playful alternative to the miniskirt, boasting a boyish charm that’s more sassy than sensual. Add ladylike accessories to elevate the ensemble.