Prints Can Make You Look Thinner!
6 fashion secrets on how to wear this bold look.
-Lois Joy Johnson
Rachel Zoe looks stunning in a metallic retro print dress.
There’s a rumor going around that wearing prints can make you look bigger than you are. Prints – from graphic and modern art inspired ones to stripes and florals – are a major trend in dresses now. They’re a tempting change from basic black. But the “does this make me look fat?” question still lingers. Here’s how to ditch the basic black and still look slim and sexy.
1. Choose swirly prints that keep the eye moving. A print that isn’t confined to a rigid repeat pattern helps everything optically disappear beneath its artsy veneer.
Miss Sixty Gatis dress ($229, ssense.com)
A.B.S. amethyst swirl jersey dress ($158, bluefly.com)
2. Pick a safe dress silhouette, and then go wild with the print. Everyone’s safety dress is the empire V-neck style. Start with that and then add an eye popping pattern. Perfect example:
New York & Company leopard print knit dress ($29.97, nyandcompany.com)
INC International Concepts dress, printed empire waist split neck ($59.99, macys.com)