Monday, September 05, 2011

When Black is Not Enough

I wear a lot of black and have no plans to change that in the near future. The color black absorbs light so it disguises lumps and bumps; and therefore trumps all other colors for looking sleek. End of post? Not so fast!

There are other colors, fabrics and surface textures that do a great job of concealing puffy areas; when used together, they should not be overlooked.

  • Choose rich soft neutrals and jewel tones
  • Avoid weaves and textures that create bulk
  • Choose a fabric with a matte surface quality for areas you want to "fade" (down-play)
  • Choose a fabric with a shiny surface quality for areas you want to "focus" (draw attention to)
There are several Ulla fabrics, essentially in the matte jersey family, that bid a broader selection of color, and you can still be confident you'll look sleek: viscose rayon spandex, viscose rayon, modal rayon and polyester blends (especially with spandex.)

What's your favorite color and fabric "when black is not enough?"

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Deb said...

Babe, You are fabulous in the layout.I can finally imagine myself in these outfits! THANK YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Deb,
Gee that feels good! Hope you were referring to Babe's Picks! Yes?!


Deb said...

Yes, it was "Babe's Picks" I refer to. I don't need to overstate the obvious, but all too many designers & manufacturers use an average size model to display & sell to plus size women.

Anonymous said...

I was blown away to see you looking so fabulous in the outfits you picked out, especially seeing you next to the other models. You look so terrific in these clothes, and it really shows me what I would look like in them.
Cant thank you enough and look forward to seeing more of you!

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised to see how my pix looked next to our real models...makes me have more confidence in our product than ever, and, I might add, in myself. Thanks for your lovely thoughts.