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Black and White - A Noir-Brainer

Posted by Charmer on

Here's a reliable, no-brainer tip for your winter wardrobe. Black and white are in! As far as we're concerned they were never out. But at the recent MBFW we saw a stunning catwalk showcase of Aussie designers Maurice Terzini and Lucy Hickfuss' label "Tenpieces" shot in cinemagraphic style at Bondi Icebergs, that certainly lifts the bar in edgy designs using monochromatic tones.

So the designs may be a little "light" in fabric for our chilly Melbourne winters, but the basic principles of how to layer and wear black are there. Very Melbourne indeed. And here at NCHQ we couldn't help but compare the use of the white stripe against black in the Tenpieces designs to our own design in the very popular dress "LBD with White Detail". This dress is now available for only $55.97 and comes with free postage! Wear it in winter with thick tights and boots, or sheer pantihose and pumps. Team it with a long black coat and scarf of your choice and you will be fashion forward without trying too hard. Always the best way.

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