It’s no secret that dressing in one colour (monochromatic) is my favourite colour scheme – I mention the pros of monochromatic dressing a lot in #MYEPICSELF Fashion. Visual benefits aside, it’s a very simple colour scheme to experiment with and gives clothes plenty of versatility. If you are unsure, dressing monochromatically is wearing one colour – any colour – from head to toe in any shade or tint (eg. dark blue jeans with a light blue top OR a light lilac skirt with a dark plum top).

Visually, it works really well for two reasons –

  • Colour is the first thing most people notice about an outfit therefore people will find your outfit inspiring even at first glance.
  • Dressing in one colour creates a strong unbroken vertical line that lengthens the look of the body.

These two factors when combined create a very powerful slimming tool. Think it’s a tad boring? Here’s a few tricks to keep things interesting –

USE TEXTURE

Think ruffles, pleats, leather, suede, velvet, wool and silk. The more textures the better in my opinion!


WEAR THE BRIGHTEST COLOUR NEAR YOUR FACE

Not only does this make you look vibrant and full of life, it also draws attention up towards the face which is always very flattering.


ADD A CONTRASTING JACKET

If you’re still not convinced, add a jacket or coat in a different colour until you’re confident and ready to wear one in the same shade.

ONE MORE THING …

When wearing bold but different colours, remember that this can divide the body visually into sections and a body that is divided appears shorter and heavier. For instance – a white top worn with a dark skirt can divide the body in half but when you wear a dark jacket over the top, you create a monochromatic outer silhouette which will be far more flattering.

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