It is said that when Chanel was growing up in a monastery, the black dress of nuns influenced her so much that her favourite colour became black. After Chanel, black was no longer associated with “sadness, loneliness, and horror”, but instead “chic, luxury, elegance, class, and cool”.
And there you have the answer of why French women wear black. We can thank Coco Chanel for the French love affair with black!
If you ever live in Paris for a periode of time, you´ll see your dressing back home changing drastically. Black will be your dominant color.
French women wear black but never look boring. Her attitude, her sense of mixing and matching, her way of making black so colorful is undoubtebly a work of art.
Although French woman wear black, they still love to play around neutral palette of color such as white, beige, brown, grey and if there are pops of color it is with accessories—say a red handbag, a red lipstick or a brightly patterned scarf.
The French woman looks so good, because they dress for themselves, and themselves only. She dresses to feel good, not to show off.