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Old 02-05-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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To me, this little illusion / trick works best on straighter figures. It can give the effect of an hourglass shape for women who lack a super-defined waist. I don't think the silhouette dress is useful for already curvacious figures, although a variation (color blocking) can work nicely to strategically camouflage .

Somehow the black on the sides looks more "pathetic" or "obvious" than the nude.. I like the dress on Kate Moss best.

I guess the problem really is "we know what you're trying to pull" when you wear a dress like that. It almost makes one imagine your body might be worse than it really is underneath the eye tricks and gimmicks.

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Old 02-05-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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I like them but then again I don't need the help. I already have the hourglass figure. It's good for women who do not though.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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The one from the Dress Shop is lovely. The others? I don't think so. It's just like every other fashion fad - women who have no business wearing them will try to do so.

Stretch pants on heavy women. Skinny jeans on not-so-skinny folks. Uber-short skirts on women who should never wear anything except pants. Costumey garments meant for entertainers on stage but worn on the street by your average woman. None of these are flattering. Or fashionable.

There's a commercial currently showing for one of the diet companies, I don't remember which one, but one of the testimonials is from gal who says, proudly, "I'm 50 years old and I'm back in a bikini!" Trust me, madam, you shouldn't be. But people latch onto a style whether or not it suits the age, weight or body type.

The silhouette looks best on a woman who doesn't need it. JMO
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:53 AM
 
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Ehhh...I think this effect is pulled off better through seams instead of color.

The dresses with rectangular color down the middle look better than the curvy shaped cuts.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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Ehhh...I think this effect is pulled off better through seams instead of color.

The dresses with rectangular color down the middle look better than the curvy shaped cuts.
Absolutely.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:54 AM
 
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I had to see what this "silhouette" dress is about.

Im a guy heres what I think.


Kim already has really nice curves, she doesnt need to accent them, she looks like an image from one of those mirrors in the fun house....The curved one that makes you look really short and round.


But my god... Kate Winslet is drop dead gorgeous in her dress...wow, just wow.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:01 AM
 
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http://www.uptowntwirl.com/wp-conten...tte_dress1.jpg
http://www.heatworld.com/upload/135928/perez-1.jpg

I've seen more and more dresses that utilize this technique of putting a curvy silhouette in a contrasting color on the front of a dress to give the illusion of a much slimmer figure.

I'm torn. On the one hand, it is certainly flattering, though I think the Kim K. picture looks shockingly unflattering. On the other, I can't help but think of one of those cheesy souvenir t shirts like so

http://highonadventure.com/Hoa08oct/...20T-Shirts.jpg

So what do y'all think?
Personally I find them a bit tacky. I know what you mean by flattering. They seem to be able to add or subtract inches. However, I think the intentional visual manipulation is a bit cheesy and over the top.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:52 AM
 
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I think the top photos are just tacky, not flattering one bit, Kates is the worst, she looks like a blown up doll... the old dear is the best of the bunch.
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