Posted April 5, 2013 by Sean Blackmore in Fashion-Beauty-Fitness

For a fit that flatters, color matters

Nothing at all is black and white about style trends, unless the trend is black and white fashion. From the streets of SoHo to the rapidly lanes of Los Angeles, to the downtown in each hometown in amongst, style stories are currently becoming told on polar ends of the gray scale: black and white blocks, herringbones, checks, prints, and the neutrals black and white make in tandem.

On the other end of the spectrum, huge hits of colour are also headlining style news. So how do you make sense out of it all? How do you skillfully pair up colors, or blacks with whites, or add a pop of intense color onto a neutral? And how do you know which hue or neutral is right for you?

Style magazines load their pages with the season&rsquos hottest colour trends, but fashion cataloger Monroe and Principal helps readers stay on-trend by making sense out of it. Usually style magazines show readers that accessorizing with color is a fantastic way to achieve figure-flattering effects on a model who is 6 feet tall and one hundred pounds, but it&rsquos tough to see how the concept works on typical figures.

&ldquoOur selections are created with sensitivity to the wide variety of figures in our buyer base, ladies sizes 6 to 24,&rdquo says Ann Bush, Monroe and Principal catalog president. &ldquoWe consider about all of our buyers&rsquo demands, not just the trends.&rdquo

&ldquoProviding flattering gray scale combinations is just as important as finding the right pieces on the colour spectrum,&rdquo says Bush. &ldquoFor example, as well a lot white can create an oversized effect, so we add a warm shade to trendy blocks of black and white, and show that softening impact all through our catalog and on our internet site.&rdquo

The spring catalog characteristics black and white styles and large colour trends, like spreads called Tangerine Tango or Blue and Purple. Its &ldquoGet The Look&rdquo blurbs give buyers useful trend tips, like:

&ldquoTangerine, orange and coral continue to make a splash on the style scene. Pair them with neutrals and figure-enhancing silhouettes for a confident look that adds instant power to your wardrobe.&rdquo

Locate far more recommendations for the season&rsquos hottest colors and designs at www.monroeandmain.com/On-Trend/Color-Trends/index.cat.

A Fit For You Guide outlines how color and match perform collectively to complement a wide range of body varieties, which tends to make pairing them ultra-effortless. Right here are its 4 key color do&rsquos:

* A pop of color at the prime reduces hips and adds height.

* A light colour on best and darker on the bottom elongates a brief torso.

* Strategically placed colour blocks complement the midsection.

* A dark color on prime and lighter on the bottom de-emphasizes the bust.

Soon after the shopper has identified her favorite colors and types, she can follow hyperlinks to locate particular fashions and accessories. It makes the hunt for complementary pieces a cinch.

&ldquoEvery colour, print and texture has a exclusive flattering impact and tells a distinctive story,&rdquo says Monroe and Major style expert Sue Thrasher.&nbsp

For instance, a huge splash of red can generate self-assurance, or it can draw unwanted interest in areas you don&rsquot want highlights. Or if a print is as well massive, it can overwhelm a shape, specifically if the color is too vibrant or hugely contrasted, according to InStyle Magazine&rsquos March situation.

&ldquoWe watch colour and style trends, but we analyze how they operate with various shapes to bring out the ideal in our consumers&rsquo range of true-lady figures,&rdquo says Thrasher.

Check out www.monroeandmain.com, or request a catalog making use of the hyperlink at the bottom of the&nbspwebpage.

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Sean Blackmore