Monochromatic Dressing Tips To Magically Slim

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

Check out my video on  color tricks to look slim and discover how monochromatic dressing can help you look 10 lbs. lighter.

Oxblood outfit
Any color worn head to toe is slimming.

If you are not familiar with monochromatic dressing, it is  simply wearing one color from head to toe to create a long lean silhouette.

If that way of dressing sounds too matchy-matchy and boring, it’s really not. There are many ways to work a single color to make it look interesting and modern. To get the monochromatic look right simply:


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


1. Vary Your Shades

Instead of trying to match reds in an all red outfit, vary the shades slightly to add depth and interest. For example try a jacket, dress and boots in slightly varying shades of brown or a bright red dress with oxblood shoes. If you are wearing blue jeans, you could  mix them with a  blue top and blue jacket.

2. Mix Textures

Combing different textures like leather, silk, suede, chiffon, tweed, boucle adds dimension and makes monochromatic dressing so much more cool.

3.  Include Subtle Patterns

Very subtle patterns in the same color family can also give the monochromatic mix more personality.

4.  Combine Matte and Shiny Materials

Try a shiny metallic sweater with a matte dress pant,  or  a matte dress with a glossy belt or shiny shoe. Polar Opposites make monochromatic come alive.

For more great tips on monochromatic dressing 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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2 thoughts on “Monochromatic Dressing Tips To Magically Slim

  1. 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. 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