Friday, 19 July 2013 10:00
Do Brighter Colours Make You Look Bigger?Written by d'Italia
In our last post, we went over the common myth (or maybe myth is actually the wrong term) that wearing black makes the wearer appear slimmer magically (or, as we found, scientifically!). Today we’ll address the opposite; if wearing dark is slimming, is wearing bright enlarging?
The Case For Those who argue this point make the case that brighter colours reflect light (the opposite of dark colours), meaning everything is more clearly visible – every line, crease, contour and bulge. The Case Against People arguing against this argue that brighter colours are flashy and distracting, meaning it’s easier to focus on the garment itself than the shape beneath it. Also there are some terribly bright colours out there that some people’s eyes have harder times honing in on and registering. The Verdict Our final verdict is that the opposite of the dark colour theory is indeed true. The fact is that lighter shades are far easier to recognise and make every contour beneath the fabrics easier to trace visually, making for not necessarily a less slim look, but a bulkier, more “naked” one.