Creating Shapely Silhouettes
Warning: Dangerous Curves Ahead…
Bold, chic and breathtakingly dramatic, these monochromatic silhouettes have been putting the va-va-voom back into elegant red carpet dressing.
Drawing the eye inwards – block tones of black, white or nude can create a marvellously shapely illusion.
Appearing slender yet curvaceous; the bold use of lines alters the way the eye perceives shapes. Side cut-outs accentuate the waist while the body appears to be lengthened and taller in stature. The dark shade on the outside further slims the body while creating the perfect hourglass shape. It’s an optical illusion that is truly timeless, elegant and unmistakably sexy.
Previously gaining popularity during the Spring / Summer 2009 collections, Alexander McQueen and Herve Leger were first to use graphical elements to highlight the wasp waist.
Now appearing on the runway at Stella McCartney and worn at countless premieres by stylish celebrities – the monochromatic look exudes effortless sophistication. From Kate Moss to Jane Fonda, Rachael Taylor to Rosie Huntington-Whitely – every body type can benefit from some strategically placed lines.
Will you indulge in this flattering, potentially
‘life-changing’ silhouette? xx
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