The color palette for this season has had a drastic change, navy is the new black!
I was at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai a few days ago. Almost every designer at the event had navy blue in their collection; it looks like navy has now become the new black. It is a must-have in your wardrobe of ethnic wear, whether it is a plain single color dress or mixed with reds and and other colors. Navy is now a popular color on the runways in other Indian fashion events as well, and is replacing the blacks. I guess people have grown tired of black and already have one too many of those black dresses.
You can’t go wrong with the navy blue. The navy blue is said to be as forgiving as the black, and is less harsh. It also adds a certain air of sophistication — quite regal, actually. Kate Middleton wore navy on her engagement announcement, and more brides are now requesting for their wedding outfits to be made in navy blue. The color has a more opulent look. I would say woman of style today would opt for a navy blue rather than black.