Monochromatic Dressing Tricks to Magically Slim

Want a quick and easy way to instantly look taller, slimmer and trimmer?

Everyone thinks black is a slimming color, but it can be drab, which does little to flatter your figure. In reality, using color in your wardrobe will help you to look slim and trim, and will brighten your complexion and disposition! Check out my video on wearing color over 40 and read what I say to say below, too.

Oxblood outfit

Any color worn head to toe is slimming.

Tip #1: Create a Column of Color

The trick to looking long and lean is to create a column of color. When you wear one continuous color from head to toe, it creates an  uninterrupted vertical line that draws the eye up and down and makes you appear taller and thinner.

Blue outfit

Textures and subtle pattern break up the monotony of all one color.


Tip #2: Vary the Shades

You can wear any single color from top to bottom and it will do the trick. This is called monochromatic dressing. To keep from looking too boring in all one color, I suggest you slightly vary the shades of the color you choose.

Tip #3 Mix Textures

Another idea to keep monochromatic clothing looking interesting is to combine different textures. For example, a cream silk blouse, with a cream bouclée cream jacket and cream wool pants.

Tip #4: Include a Column of Color Somewhere on your Body

If you want to wear more than one color at a time and still look slim, then all you need to do is include a column of color somewhere on your body. Your column of color can be a single stretch of color worn head to toe on the inside, plus a second color on the outside. It can also be a single color worn head to toe on the outside with a different color on the inside.

Either way this long flow of a single color creates the illusion that you are taller and slimmer than you really are.

Color Me FabulousTip #5: Wear Heels in the Same Color

Heels in the same color of your column of color, of course, also work wonders. or wear a nude colored shoe!

For more great tips on how monochromatic dressing styles and how to use color to look Age-Amazing™ over 40,  pick up a copy of my popular eBook Color Me Fabulous at


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  1. Christy C says:

    You look fabulous and I love the colors. My problem is that you two would look fabulous in anything, as you are tall and trim. I would have loved to see the colors samples on women that could really appreciate the tips on looking instantly slimmer. Got any plus models you could use?

  2. jacki alvo says:

    Love your taste ! I’m finding it very hard to find tunic tops
    to wear with leggings. I live in N.Y. and have access to
    great stores and still can’t find them. Can you help. Thank you