As I promised in the previous post -about fabulous white gowns-, today I will show you my favourite black and monochrome dresses from the #redcarpet of the #Cannes Film Festival 2014.

Black doesn’t fit for everybody, this is a great myth. Only Winter seasonal color women can wear it without looking washed out and maybe Clear Springs (Spring-Winter).
So if you have a Spring, Summer or Autumn seasonal palette you shouldn’t wear black close to your face -you can wear it as accessories or skirts/pants.

Although many #celebrity wear black dresses I suggest don’t follow them. If you are a Summer seasonal color women you can replace black with pretty dark grey, if you are a Spring women you should choose the awesome midnight blue shade and if you are an Autumn women you can also wear midnight blue or dark chocolate brown instead of black.

So let’s see some gorgeous dresses 🙂

the best black and monochorome dresses at Cannes 2014

First, here are my top five.
As I mentioned in my last post, I think Barbara Palvin is a Cool Summer (Summer-Winter) but this low neckline detailed and sheer dress looks great on her.
Blake Lively is a Light Spring (Spring-Summer) so she shouldn’t wear black but in this black and white Gucci gown she was flawless. This #outfit was one of my ultimate favourite -so elegant, so classic, so breathtaking 🙂
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a Soft Autumn (Autumn-Summer) but I am not 100% sure. So she should also choose another color but this dress also had a big décolletage so black isn’t too close to her face.

I think Paz Vega and Dita Von Teese are both Winters.

Barbara Palvin in a black gown at Cannes, AmfAR Gala 2014
Barbara Palvin in a black gown

Blake Lively wore a Gucci Première black and white silk crepe strapless gown at Cannes 2014
Blake Lively in a Gucci Première black and white gown

Paz Vega in a Fitriani Couture dress at Cannes, amfAR Gala 2014
Paz Vega in a Fitriani Couture dress

Dita Von Teese wore a gown by Blumarine, accessorised with Chopard jewellery at Cannes, amfAR Gala 2014
Dita Von Teese in a gown by Blumarine,
accessorised with Chopard jewellery

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a Cushnie Et Ochs dress and carried a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch at Cannes 2014
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a Cushnie Et Ochs dress
and carried a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch 

Lovely Jennifer Lawrence is a Clear Spring (Spring-Winter). Sophia Lauren is an Autumn and I think Cheryl Cole also. Ex-first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy seems to be a Summer but they both looked awesome.

Jennifer Lawrence accessorised her Dior dress with a Roger Vivier clutch at Cannes 2014
Jennifer Lawrence accessorised her Dior dress
with a Roger Vivier clutch

Sophia Loren in a black Giorgio Armani gown at Cannes 2014
Sophia Loren in a black Giorgio Armani gown 

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wore a Maxime Simoëns gown at Cannes, AmfAR Gala 2014
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in a Maxime Simoëns gown

Cheryl Cole chose a dress by the Monique Lhuillier at Cannes 2014
Cheryl Cole in a dress by Monique Lhuillier

I think the following celebrities are Winters so they can easily wear black and monochrome dresses. I loved all their look.

Audrey Tautou wore top-to-toe Prada at Cannes 2014
Audrey Tautou in a geometric print Prada dress 

Coco Rocha wore a dress by IRFE at Cannes, AmfAR Gala 2014
Coco Rocha in a dress by IRFE
Sofia Coppola in a floral print Marc Jacobs dress at Cannes 2014
Sofia Coppola in a floral print Marc Jacobs dress

Monica Bellucci in a Dolce & Gabbana black lace dress at Cannes 2014
Monica Bellucci in a Dolce & Gabbana black lace dress 

Sonam Kapoor in an Elie Saab Couture gown and Chopard jewellery at Cannes 2014
Sonam Kapoor in an Elie Saab Couture gown
and Chopard jewellery

Zoe Saldana chose a dress from Jason Wu’s autumn/winter 2014 collection at Cannes 2014
Zoe Saldana in a dress from Jason Wu
Bérénice Bejo in a black Alexis Mabille gown with Chopard jewellery at Cannes 2014
Bérénice Bejo in a black Alexis Mabille gown
with Chopard jewellery
Who was your best dressed? Tell me in a comment 🙂

I collected the photos from the galleries of Vogue.co.uk.

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