If you would like to visually slim your silhouette you can choose the appropriate patterns of the clothes you wear. We are going to give you a bunch of advices what to look for and what you should avoid at all costs.
Most suitable for the rounded figures are small and vertical patterns. Important thing is that they are densely placed on the background and does not stand out to first plan, because otherwise the effect will be counterproductive. Nevertheless what design you choose, don’t forget about something special, like new Urban Decay 2012.
If you create graphical layout designs, it should run vertically or diagonally. Any horizontal patterns you use will add optical volume to your body. The exception is very tall figure, which can make use of some horizontal cuts, such as the belt in a skirt.
If you have rather corpulent silhouette, go for something like very small flowers that are densely plotted on the background, lots of dots, or even camouflage painted on the details like scarf. You can also choose oriental patterns but with gentle lines (for example Turkish, Chinese or Japanese). Corpulent silhouettes are very good for the sloping, narrow strips. Such persons should also be willing to pick Vichy patterns – small, light and sweet grids (best for shirts).
For people with rather rounded silhouette and poorly marked deck, some appropriate small graphic and ethnic patterns will be appropriate. Try to focus on simple lines and little bows. Also sharp geometric patterns such as triangles, diamonds, and zigzags will give you desired optical effect.
Rather massive silhouettes should pick the direction of modern, sporty or even slight disturbed looks. Such women look great while wearing clear graphical designs, which can even refer to the male wardrobe. If you have such a figure, you should choose small houndstooth, straight or sloping, but always narrowly spaced. Also try some stripes or bands.
And what to avoid? Well, the list is quite short and simple:
- large patterns on large surfaces,
- patterns contrasting with the background and with each other,
- large dots, wheels and other circular shapes,
- horizontal stripes,
- orthogonal grids,
- aggressive patterns (for example camouflage)
That’s all – have lot of fun!