Are you guilty of having too much black in your wardrobe? Does the idea of incorporating color and florals into your style make your stomach churn?
Well, there is good news for those who like rocking it out in black. According to a new survey, people who wear black are associated with positive character traits. They are perceived as a “serious, reliable, and solid player” who exudes confidence.
The survey was conducted by Buytshirtsonline, a UK-based whole supplier that does business with companies such as American Apparel, Gildan and Fruit of the Loom. They gathered responses from 1,000 participants by asking them how they perceived other people’s clothing colors. Black was found to be the top color that both sexes find attractive in another person, as the results of the survey read:
“Black is the color to wear when you’re trying to impress, reassure or woo. There’s a certain trustworthiness about it on a person that would make you hand over your life savings and thank them for the privilege. … Throughout all our survey, black came first or second in most ‘good’ traits (for example confidence, intelligence and sexiness) and barely figured in the ‘bad’ traits (arrogance).”
Nearly half of the women and 64% of the men said people who wore black are perceived as confident. Black is even associated with traits such as intelligence and sexiness, which suggests it should be the preferred color for first dates and interviews.
On the flip side, the survey’s results suggest pink should be avoided. It is generally interpreted as a “fluffy, frivolous colour, unsuitable for almost any social occasion and even likely to signify a lack of intelligence.” Ouch!
Maybe it’s a good idea to stick to black.