Trend to try: Black and white colorblock

Kim Kardashian in a Cedric Charlier Sleeveless Colorblock Dress, Beyonce in Osman jumpsuit at the Grammys
As seen on the runways (like Marc Jacobs’ spring 2013 show) and off the runways on celebs like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce, black and white colorblock is the trend of the moment.

Kim Kardashian was recently spotted leaving her home in Los Angeles wearing a black and white Sleeveless Colorblock Dress by Cedric Charlier, accented by a sleek hairdo, a bold red lip, white pumps and a black cuff. Beyonce also wore a black and white colorblock ensemble to this year’s Grammys, where she walked the red carpet in an Osman jumpsuit paired with peep-toe heels, geometric cuffs, an evening bag and a bold red lip as well.

Black and white colorblock fashions are the new black! The graphic look looks best when paired with sleek hair and a pop of color, like Kim and Bey’s red lips or even nail polish or colorful accessories. The resulting look is sophisticated and modern, with just a hint of trendy but really these two colors paired together are incredibly classic.

Try the trend with the black and white colorblock dresses pictured below! We’ve rounded up frocks with prices ranging from affordable every day to luxury splurges. And if you want even more black and white fashion inspiration, check out our board on Pinterest: “Now trending: black & white”!

Cedric Charlier Sleeveless colorblock dress, $675, Farfetch.comicon

Cedric Charlier Sleeveless colorblock dress

Herve Leger Colorblock One Shoulder Dress, $1,390, NORDSTROM.comicon

Herve Leger Colorblock One Shoulder Dress

Rachel Roy Sculpted Dress, $398, Saks Fifth Avenueicon
Rachel Roy Sculpted Dress

Black Halo Jagger Colorblock Dress, $415, Saks Fifth Avenueicon
Black Halo Jagger Colorblock Dress

Karen Kane Woman Plus-Size Diagonal Colorblock Dress, $112, Dillards
Karen Kane Woman Diagonal Colorblock Dress

Jil Sander Two Tone Luxury Silk Panama Dress, $2420, LUISAVIAROMA.COM
Jil Sander Two Tone Luxury Silk Panama Dress

alice + olivia Alberta Colorblock Dress, $297,
alice + olivia Alberta Colorblock Dress

Stella McCartney Colorblock Stretch Gown, $1398, Neiman Marcus
Stella McCartney Colorblock Jersey Dress

Chaps Colorblock Sheath Dress, $90, Kohl’s
Chaps Colorblock Sheath Dress

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Ehmonie Hainey

Ehmonie Hainey is the Founder, Publisher and Editor in Chief of What's Haute Magazine and Handbag du Jour. What's Haute Magazine is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle destination, featuring a clever mix of emerging and popular fashion designers, beauty and product reviews, celebrity style, personal style and life in NYC. It's where fashion, beauty and life get styled! Ehmonie's work has gained her press mentions in Women's Wear Daily, Uptown Magazine, Glamour Magazine, The New York Times – Style section, Black MBA Magazine, MTV Style and Black Weblog Awards blog. Additionally, Ehmonie has contributed fashion articles for and She is based in New York City. Follow What's Haute on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

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