I first heard this term from the Nordstrom website. I have since heard it several times. It's not really a new concept, but the term was new to me. The idea is that it fits closely in your ribcage and upper waist area, which is usually your smallest section, and flares out over the lower tummy and hips, camouflaging typical problem areas. They are also flattering on women who are thin from head to toe, because they give everyone an hourglass shape. I just bought one, and I would recommend this if you need a new dress for summer weddings or other events.
Do you want to look young, healthy and glowing? Or pale, washed-out and older? Color makes the difference! It is worth knowing which colors look the best and worst on you. It will give you confidence in knowing that your outfit is flattering, and make shopping and choosing what to wear easier.
To find your best and worst colors, you can have a professional color draping with a color specialist or wardrobe consultant, or try it yourself. Considering first your skin, then hair and eyes, determine whether you look best in black and white, or brown and beige. Hold the swatches under your chin in natural light with little or no makeup on. If a color gives you more shadows, makes you look sallow, pale or washed out, then it’s not for you. If it makes your face look soft and glowing, it’s right for you. You should see your face first, not the color. Compare brown with black, and beige with white. If you can’t tell which looks best, ask for a second opinion. If you look better in brown and beige, then you have warm skin, which has yellow undertones. Black and white means that you are cool with blue undertones.
Next you will want to find out whether you look better in light or dark colors within your warm or cool spectrum. This is where your hair and eyes will come into play. Using clothing in your closet, drape different colored items against your face, watching for the same effects that you did with the neutrals.
Keep examining colors when you go shopping. It’s a process, and you will start to see one or two colors that look fantastic on you, and some that look good or okay. Once you have a start, you will find it easier and easier to know what colors work for you. Don’t get rid of all your wrong colors right away, but gradually replace them with better ones, and mix them with your better colors near your face.
Wardrobe Consultant and Personal Shopper. Love to help women match their outside image to their unique inner beauty.