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The Best Slimming colors every person should have hanging in their closet to help them looks and feel their best! Having the right slimming colors on hand can help provide confidence!

The colors you choose to wear can make a big difference not only for your skin tone but for your waist. Choose the wrong color and you could add extra pounds to your frame – which is something that I am sure we all wish to avoid!! Choosing flattering tones and slimming colors can help you look instantly slim – and help your skin tone shine.

Let’s start with the universally flattering color we are all familiar with: Black. I love the color black, especially in my wardrobe – much to my husband’s dismay. The first reason I love it and own so much of it is because black always looks chic- regardless of the outfit. Put two of the same outfits side by side but with a white and black top, and hands down the blacktop will look more put together. The second reason I love black is because of its magical slimming powers. Why is black so slimming? Unlike other colors, black does not reflect light – so it does not create shadows and project reflections where your body curves or when it wrinkles. It does a great job of hiding lumps and bulges while looking chic. A small warning – black will lose some of its slimming powers when wearing lycra, spandex, and sequins, as these materials do have light reflecting characteristics. Where black from head to toe – you create the ultra-slimming look because your outfit becomes one long vertical line. See Reese’s photo below. Don’t forget that one of the sexiest items, every woman should have hanging in their closet is  The Little Black Dress.

Sick of Black? This next color can have the same slimming effect of black, but with a pop of color. Eggplant is a great color to add to your wardrobe. It is as versatile as black but falls in the middle of the color spectrum so it is not too warm or too cold. It is also a great color to pair with black because it is dark enough so that when paired with black there is not a stark contrast – which can chop your body in half, making you look shorter.


True Red is the next color that is extremely flattering. Next to black, red is one of the most powerful colors you can wear. Red demands attention and when you wear it people pay attention. There are a lot of shades of red – each of which complements different skin tones, but if you stick to a true red – which falls in the middle of the spectrum, you will find it flatters your skin tone and body. Embrace the power of a true red!


Navy is another great color because it has the slimming power of black, but without actually being black. It looks just as chic and is completely versatile. I think it also looks better than black when paired with light neutral colors like white, cream and tan because it is softer, so the contrast is not as stark.


Adding these colors to your wardrobe will help you create outfits that will slim your body and will also flatter your skin tones. Monotone outfits (all one color) can be the ultimate slimming choice because they create one long vertical line from the shoulders down to the feet. Monotone does not have to be boring though – add in a fun, vibrant necklace, earrings or a great pair of colorful pumps. You can also mix and match these slimming colors together to create the feeling of a monotone outfit, without going with just one color. Together they will not only complement your figure, but will help brighten your skin tone.

The last thing to remember is to only wear colors that you feel confident in. I know I have said this before, but the best stylist in the world can tell you what looks best on you, but if you do not feel comfortable and confident, their advice won’t matter. You need to feel good in the outfit you are wearing for it to truly look the best. If you don’t feel comfortable or confident, people will see that. Carry yourself with confidence and you will look flawless in every outfit you put on!




Seeing Stripes and Spots

by CB Blog Team on November 14, 2012

When I first started working in the fashion industry, I had this list of ‘never do that’ rules that I rigidly stuck to. Things like never wear white after labor day, or don’t wear black and brown together, etc. I quickly learned though, that while there are recommendations and guidelines in fashion, I don’t think there can ever really be set in stone rules. I feel like that every time a ‘new’ fashion ‘rule’ comes out, someone quickly proves the rule wrong by breaking it in a fashionably bad a** kind of way. So I now live by the mantra, that there are guidelines in fashion, but you are more than welcome to follow the guidelines are just completely ignore them! Keep Reading


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The long, languid Maxi skirt first graced the fashion scene back in the 1970’s. Women wanted a break from the popular mini-skirt and discovered that they could still feel sexy without showing their legs. But, as quickly as it arrived, the maxi skirt soon went back into hiding and it wasn’t until a few seasons ago that it has reappeared and it seems, unlike its first fashion debute, it is here to stay. Keep Reading


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I have found one way to help keep me motivated to go to the gym, is by having workout clothes that fit and look great. Just like we like to keep our everyday clothes up-to-date and looking good, I think our workout wardrobe needs to be treated the same way. Workout clothes have come a long way – and now there are a lot of great options out there that will not only help you feel more confident as you hit the treadmill, but will fit your body properly – making it look better. Keep Reading


To me, there are few things more comfy than wearing an oversized, large knit sweater. There is just something about being wrapped up in that soft knit – almost like being enveloped in a large down comforter. I have an oversized button-down sweater shawl, that much to my husband’s chagrin, has been in my closet for at least 6 years. I will admit it is starting to get a bit shabby, but when I am at home working – you can bet I have it on. In fact, I am sporting that said sweater right now – oh my, can I tell you how comfortable I am. Keep Reading


What Skirts To Wear This Fall

by CB Blog Team on September 19, 2012

Although I am sad to see the warm Summer nights end, I am excited to break out my Fall wardrobe and add some new items to my lineup. This Fall season, there are two skirt styles that should be in your wardrobe. Both are easy to find, easy to wear, and they go with all top styles. Keep Reading


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