Most people are aware that wearing black can have a slimming effect on the figure but it seems it could also make you look older. According to this article black clothing highlights dark lines under the chin, shadows around the eyes and wrinkles on the face. The effect is more pronounced when wearing black near to the face and is worse in older women. Apparently just one in five people have the skin tone needed to wear black well. Those with warm skin tones fare badly as black takes away the golden glow of the basic skin tone. It seems it is possible to lessen the aging effect by wearing a splash of colour such as a scarf or chunky jewellery around the neck.