Is black the only slimming colour to wear

Are Dark Colours and Black the Only Colours to Wear to Look Slimmer?

Reader Question: I have light colouring so light colours work best. So what should you do when you’re overweight and feel that light colours make you look larger.  Black is the most slimming colour, isn’t it? Retailers sell lots of black because it’s easy as they’ll tell you “black goes with everything” (it doesn’t, it’s…

choosing flattering ponchos, capes and blanket coats

Choosing and Styling Ponchos, Blanket Wraps, Capes and Ruanas for Every Body Type

Relaxed Outerwear – Blanket Coats, Ponchos, Ruanas When it comes to layering up, ponchos and ruanas are an ideal choice. They are an alternative to jackets and coats. They’re lightweight enough to work as a cover-up and cozy enough for the cooler weather.  So what is the difference between a poncho, blanket wrap, cape and…

Why Oversized Clothes Don't Make You Look Slimmer or Your Bust Smaller

Why Oversized Clothes Don’t Make You Look Slimmer or Your Bust Smaller

Reader Question – I have a 44 double D bust and I’m about 172 centimeters tall. I’ve tended to hide my bust in loose flowing clothes and I recently tried a figure flattering dress. I was amazed as I did look busty but in proportion. Why is this this? balanced body proportions Oversized Clothes Don’t Make…

Using the Principle of Volume to Flatter Your Body Shape

Balance is the concept of visual equilibrium. When we talk about dressing for your body shape and body proportions, what we are trying to do create visual balance. There are 4 main principles of co-ordination that influences how you achieve balance with your outfits. These are: Levels of Refinement Principle of Volume Related Shapes Related Lines When…

What is Smart Casual and How to Get the Balance Right

So What is Smart Casual Anyway? Smart casual treads the line between more businesslike or formal wear and relaxed casual everyday attire.  It’s ideal for many relaxed business settings and social occasions with polished, yet relaxed attire. As such, nailing the perfect smart casual look requires balance. A common way to achieve a smart casual…