The Illusion That The Color-Block Dress Creates! Who Knew?
Do you remember your mother telling you that horizontal stripes make your look bigger. I do and to this day I only wear horizontal stripes above the waist because I want to look bigger up there. Vertical stripes below the waist, such as pin-striped pants, or even pants that have a seam down the front help us look longer and thinner so I stick with those.
What about a color block dress that creates an optical illusion? That might be nice. Kate Winslet wore one at the Venice Film Festival this month. It only cost $1,600 and she looked fabulous in it!
You Can Find A Knock-Off
You don’t have to spend $1,600 or even close to it to get the effects of looking slimmer and longer. Looking for clothes that have a solid color down the front with a different color along the sides can create the same effects.
Target has one for only $24.99 that is cute in black and purple. It doesn’t have the side panels but does have the enough blocks of color that would create that I’m-smaller-on-the-bottom look we’re going for.
The Wet Seal color-block dress goes with vertical blocks in tan and red and is only $16.50. (Very cute.)
My favorite is from Nine & Co. and can be purchased at JC Penney for $69.99.
And Nicole Miller’s (also at JC Penney) for $39.99 is a little dressier and very classy. This dress would be great for a holiday party or winter wedding.
Color-Blocks Must Be Trending
Now that I’ve googled ‘color block dress’ and find there are 5 million results (I’m serious) I’m thinking maybe I’ve been missing something. There must be something to this color-block thing that Kate Winslet has opened my eyes to. They are very slimming, very trendy, will help us look slinkier and there are hundreds, no millions, of them on-line. You can narrow down your search, however, at Shopzilla.com.
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