Saturday, 02 February 2013 11:00
Wearing Black to Look Slimmer: Does It Really Work?Written by d'Italia
It’s one of the most common, storied and – if it really does work – easiest shape slimming solutions there is, but can it actually be relied upon to make you look slimmer? For today’s post, we’ll take a deeper look into this tactic to see if this is really all there is to getting an instantly trimmed-down look!
The Case ForThe common theory behind black being a “slimming” colour (we’ll call it a color for simplicity’s sake) is that it’s harder for the human eye to detect changes in lighting when something is black, making curves and bulges and wrinkles harder to see. The Case AgainstThose who speak against this theory generally make the claim that nothing is physically changing in the wearer’s body, so the shape is still there. Also, some think that black is a more obvious, bold colour choice that makes the wearer stand out more. The VerdictThis one’s largely a fact, but take that with a caveat. It’s a scientific fact that black is difficult for our eyes to fully perceive, and, that said, the shadowing effect is helpful for concealing unsightly bulges and “rolls” in favor of an apparently smoother surface. But don’t take that to mean you should start dressing for funerals daily. This isn’t magic, it’s just a way to make certain things less apparent, not absent.