7 Color Block Dresses That Slim and Shape

Calvin Klein colorbock dressWant to lose five pounds, no diet or exercise required?

Color has the power to slim and shape and that’s why color block dresses are still so popular. Strategically placed colored panels whittle your waist, shave inches off your thighs and create optical illusions to make you look slim and trim.

Dark colors recede and light and bright colors advance

Wherever on your body you place a dark color, it is going to make that part of your body look smaller. This why so many women love black pants. Dark colors camouflage/shrink a tummy, thick hips, and thighs. Continue Reading

Get Cozy In A Colorblocked Sweater

I’m a big fan of adding color to my wardrobe to perk up my look during the dreary winter months. One of my favorite ways to do that is to wear a color-blocked sweater. This orange, ribbed, zigzag knit by Vince Camuto is my new favorite. I love the colors (so in at the moment) and the way the triangular blocks help curve out a gorgeous figure.

zigzag knit dress

These lovely knits are vibrant, modern, and they can turn an average outfit into something really fab. Color blocking is not new, but it has evolved over the last few seasons. So, if you wrote it off in the past as too busy or loud, be sure to take another look. Here’s what’s new and trending.

What’s new:

  1. More Sophisticated Shades colorblock cashmere sweater
Color blocking started out as chunks of primary colors, like bright, red, blue and green all slapped together like Lego blocks. It wasn’t for everyone, but these days you’ll lots of muted, sophisticated shades out there. So if you like a quieter color palette, no problem. This classic Nic and Zoe Parker cardigan combines lots of soft, muted shades, yet is anything but boring.
2. Monochromatic Color Blocking

If you are not a fan of high contrast, then take a look at all the lovely monochromatic color blocked sweaters out there. This interesting asymmetrical Alice and Olivia pullover combines ivory and taupe for an elegant, barely there color blocked look.
asymmetrical sweater dress
3. Cool New Patterns

Another thing that’s new in color blocking is the way the blocks are being arranged. Here the blocks are only on the bottom half of this striking v-neck sweater and sleeves, which makes for a fresh and eye-catching look. Available in regular and plus size.

plus size colorblock dresses
4. Textured Color Block

Chunky and Textured Knits have been trending, and now we’re seeing this look combined with color blocking, giving sweaters a more 3d look. This Nic and Zoe Sweater also has zippers up the sides- cool!
nic and zoe sweaters
 5. Color Blocked Ponchos

Wraps like this  Joie Janello Poncho are the newest way to color block. Earthy and rustic, this is a big look for fall and works well with jeans, or black pants and a neutral top that does not compete with the color blocking.

 joie sweater dress
 Finally, I thought I’d throw this in. Here’s me last season in one of my favorite color blocked sweaters by DVF. I’ll be wearing it again this fall.

multi color striped sweater

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