Celebs in Black

Whether you're heading to a party or walking the ramp, the elegant black is a no-fail option. Be it a see through saree, a sexy short dress or a suit for men, black always catches the eye. And that may be one of the main reasons our celebs take to black as they do to the screen. Is black the safe colour? Let's see these celebs painting a classy picture in black...

This former Miss World can carry off many colours with panache, you would still see her in a black evening gown many times, including her famous appearances at Cannes also. In Photo: Former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai of India arrives for the screening of 'Lemming' directed by French director Dominique Moll, opening the 58th international Cannes film festival, southern France, Wednesday, May 11, 2005. The film takes part in the competition. (AP Photo)

Not just mystic, black has exudes a sense of power also. Take a look at the power trio of the Bond movie- perfect in black! In Photo: British actors Daniel Craig who plays James Bond, right, and Gemma Arterton who plays Agent Fields, left, pose with Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko, centre, for photographers at a photo call for the new Bond film, which has now been titled Quantum of Solace, at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008. (AP Photo)

Even a perfect figure needs black! Take a look as Penelope Cruz shows off a mermaid shaped black evening gown. In photo: Actress Penelope Cruz arrives before the screening of her film 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. (AP Photo)

No wonder designers say that black is a must in your wardrobe. Can't think of anything for a formal party or an informal night-out? Trust a black short number which fits everywhere. Meghan Fox strikes a pose in this sexy black dress. In photo: Actress Megan Fox arrives at the premiere of 'Eagle Eye' in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008. (AP Photo)

You would take our word on black with the Sexiest Woman of the world picking up a black dress for a fashionable event. Halle Berry looks chic! In photo: Actress Halle Berry attends the Calvin Klein 40th anniversary party during Fashion Week in New York, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. (AP Photo)

Be it anchoring the Academy awards or just another every day party, Nicole Kidman looks ravishing in black. In photo: Actress Nicole Kidman introduces an honorary Oscar to art director Robert Boyle at the 80th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. Kidman is wearing a necklace with 7,645 diamonds totaling nearly 1,400 carats by L'Wren Scott. (AP Photo)

Trust black even for wild performances! Madonna has a thing to do with black. She carries it with so much elegance and poise even during one of her performance. In photo: Madonna performs during her 'Sticky and Sweet' tour Wednesday Oct. 15, 2008 in Boston. Madonna and Guy Ritchie announced earlier Wednesday that they are divorcing after nearly eight years of marriage. (AP Photo)

A black leather jacket, or a skin tight dress has always light up the imaginations of movie goers down the ages. What if you see one at a party? Nicole Scherzinger attempts it. In photo: Nicole Scherzinger of U.S. pop group The Pussycat Dolls arrives for the Vodafone Live Music Awards in central London, Thursday Sept. 18, 2008. (AP Photo)

A black dress never lets you down, as Charlize Theron finds out at a party. In photo: Actress Charlize Theron arrives at the Virgin Unite Rock the Kasbah Gala on Thursday Oct. 23, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

Did you think that it was just Hollywood which sang praises for black dresses? Even though not considered auspicious, the Indian celebs do make a style statement in black. Abhishek Bachchan along with his wife Aishwarya Rai flaunts black at a photo shoot. In photo: Abhishek Bachchan, left, and Indian actress Aishwarya Rai pose for photographer prior to the premiere screening of the Bollywood film Sarkar Raj Friday, June 6, 2008, in Bangkok, Thailand. The showing kicked off a weekend-long Bollywood extravaganza of films, fashion shows and awards ceremonies. (AP Photo)

The latest rage in Bollywood, Deepika Padukone, trusts black for formal dos. Even if it's the ramp the leggy Deepika looks fab in black. In photo: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone walks the ramp showcasing an outfit from her Bollywood film Om Shanti Om during a fashion show in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007. (AP Photo)

Want to make a style statement or show off a lighter moment, then black would be the best option as Katrina Kaif finds out. In photo: Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif models a creation by designer Ashish Soni, at the Grand Finale of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WLIFW) Autumn/Winter 2008 in New Delhi, India, Sunday, March 16, 2008. (AP Photo)

Priyanka looks ravishing in a flowing black dress along with Salman Khan in a black suit. In photo: Bollywood actors Salman Khan, left, and Priyanka Chopra walk the ramp during a fashion show held at the launch of the music of Bollywood film 'Salaam-e-Ishq' ('A Salute to Love') in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006. (AP Photo)

Kareena Kapoor dons the black dress with Shahid Kapur as they walk the ramp. In photo: Bollywood actors Kareena Kapoor, left , with Shahid Kapur, right, display creations by Indian designer Manish Malhotra, during the Wills India Fashion Week in New Delhi, India, in this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006 (AP Photo)

Of course you could not deny the fact that black makes you look thin. Especially for the Indian full body it would subtly hide the curves at the wrong places. In photo: Indian actresses Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji, right, smile as they arrive for the screening of their film 'Zeer-Zaara' directed by Indian Yash Chopra during the Bollywood Week in Paris Wednesday, April 26, 2006. (AP Photo)


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