Look Thinner in Minutes with Smart Color-Block – Trend Tuesday
Color-Block, while not a new trend, does boast an incentive for checking-off top trends when considering the instant slimming 3.1 Phillip Lim’s body-con number is sure to do on you…
That’s right, who’d have ever thought that a simple, no-frills dress, with no uncomfortable under garments, no layers, no panels -could work such magic? But take a look at the model above (f.y.i we do know she is a skinny model to begin with…), who’s contrasting black & white dress works to create an exaggerated, desirable hourglass figure while remaining thoroughly modern.
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Here, black edging along the sides creates a trompe l’oeil effect that takes inches off your silhouette while stark white brings the eye to that thinner central panel.
And most of all, when you stick to a neutral palette free of ornamentation or prints, you also get one of every wardrobes most elusive scores, the go-to closet constant.
That’s because you’re destined to get extra-mileage with a piece that you can just throw on, look instantly slimmer in and use as a foundational piece for layering and accessorizing.
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Just be sure to keep it simple with a column or sheath shape in two simple colors with the darker shade on the sides for that illusion and don’t stop at just dresses!
This trend also enhances the body with smart skirts, pants, blouses and tailored suits too. And just like that, you’ll look slimmer for the season ahead.
Figure enhancing color-blocked finds online now:Published on August 14, 2012
Naveed Hussain, stylist and fashion editor, has a BA in art history and extensive knowledge in the history of fashion and social media outreach. Naveed also covers fashion, music and art and was assistant to the owner & editor at VagabondNyc, where he also contributed to FocusOnStyle. Naveed has unlimited access to current and future fashion news & trends. He has worked as a buyer and has styled for The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times.