For all budget-conscious fashion-lovers in these tough recessionary times, this has been the news you've all been waiting for but never dared believe would ever come.
Fashion gurus from around the world, meeting just last weekend in a secret mountain-top lair, have issued a decree that in Autumn/Winter 2012, black has been confirmed as the new black.
Believe it, sister.
We can confirm that black will remain as slimming as before.
Black will still make us look slightly more intelligent and, worn en masse, help us to pretend we work for an exciting Madison Avenue ad agency. (Rather than our regular yellow-blue combo that's more Lidl to be honest.)
When worn in conjunction with a Gitanes, we can feel a little a member of John-Paul Satre's outer circle. (But adding a beret would be pushing it.)
Colours suck. Black rocks our world!
On the downside, mayo that slips from lunchtime sandwiches will still leave a stain that is hard to remove, even with the aid of a babywipe.