England prefers Blue to Black for Formal Occassions


By Donna Scharnagl

Olympics Day 1 -2012 The Queen in blueBlack, though the classical color of elegance is not the color that the English ladies seem to reach for when they want to dress up. They look for outfits and accessories in blue – and many times more precisely a midnight blue.

“Blue seems to be the color of choice for the UK ladies when they have a formal occasion,” explains the head designer from the Pierotucci Italian leather workshop. “That is why we’ve added a new color to our Toscanella Collection, to handle the special requests from this market.”

Midnight Blue leather handbags are the height of formal fashion in the UK

Everything from hats, cars, gloves, dresses and handbags are shades of blue. This color which normally represents peace, trust and loyalty also is the icon for formal events. Men will commonly choose black for any formal event however those who look to step outside of he box  will find they can still make a statement whilst wearing midnight blue tailcoats or full evening dress and still fall within the accepted norms.

Blue accessories in English fashionWoman however, whose dress attire is not as codified as the men’s, can easily express themselves in a variation of ways – from the color of their dress to the color of their accessories. Opera length gloves or a racy hat tilted to the side in bright and unusual colors are not only acceptable but the touch that makes a woman the center of fashion. Add just the right midnight blue handbag to an outfit and you are ready to go.

But accessories don’t have to be only floor length dresses, scarves, ties, hats and handbags – you can also accessorize with cars and flowers, not to mention food and drinks.

Even Coco Chanel said: Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.

She probably wasn’t talking about a slice of a delicious purple and blue wedding cake, but you have to admit, it does have it’s own type of elegance.

purple and blue flower wedding cake by h0p31355-d5cubzh
Not that blue flavored cakes and drinks will guarantee you elegance . . . but the will certainly get you noticed!

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About Pierotucci

Since 1972 Pierotucci has been designing and producing classic Italian Leather goods for men & women, including leather bags, leather handbags and purses, leather jackets and leather accessories such as wallets, gloves, belts and much more.
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