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Symbolism du Monde: The Black Dress

Not so much a color but rather a shade, black has probably the most complex symbolism in fashion, analogous only to the color blue.
During the Victorian era black was exclusively the color of mourning and widowhood, demanding not only a strict dress code but a certain etiquette as well

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Symbolism du Monde: The Blue Dress

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Colors bear their own code of associations, conjuring certain perceptions in our mind and triggering a physiological reaction. One can argue that the way we wear certain colors is similar to the way writers use poetic devices – to represent emotions, sensations, and ideas that are otherwise hidden in our subconscious mind. Blue Blue is largely considered to be the most mysterious and deep of all colors; a synthesis of the heavens and of the abyss. This polarity was noticed and depicted by Goethe in his notable Theory of Colors. The German writer and thinker proclaimed that of all colors blue and yellow are the purest,…

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