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Old 02-04-2013, 05:18 PM
 
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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?
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I think it can be cute. Some are ridiculous.

I got this one, and love it!



**The pink and black one in the middle.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:05 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Depends on the colorblock dress. The photos of the dresses you posted links to are far too exaggerated for my liking.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:48 AM
 
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The dress shop ones look fine. The others, not so much. The Kim K one is ridiculous. I almost wonder if that was meant as a joke.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:18 AM
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Location: MA/NH
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It depends on the individual woman and her figure. I think that it'd be more flattering on a skinny woman. On a curvy woman, it would just shout attention wh@re to me.

And I think that it would be annoying to see a sea of women wearing silhouette dresses all at once.

And no. I will not be buying a silhouette dress of any sort. It looks too gimmicky and faddish to me.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Some of them are beautiful, but most anything will look great on the bodies in the first link.

It reminds me of that old joke:

"Wife: Honey, does this dress make me look fat?
Husband: No, your hips do!"
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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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?
I generally dislike them. I've seen a couple that looked nice, but usually they don't. The bust is exaggerated and the waistline looks chunky. One of the women on our local news channel wore a nude and black dress the other day with that silhouette, and it was not flattering.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Pa
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They aren't horrible. Gives a illusion.
I like the dresses with a solid color then they have a geometric blocky color on top. For sliming.

Actually the style you are talking about is the new style called Geometric. Everything is about shapes. Kind of a cubism look to it.

I do like some tone down styles if you google Geometric clothes or dresses.

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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I generally don't like them - the ones that make it too clear that you are trying to hide something, KWIM? If it's too obvious that you are wearing something just to look thinner - it kinda defeats the purpose.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I have a sweater dress that is black and grey with the 'silhouette' pattern on it. I was trying to find a plain black sweater dress but apparently those don't exist and this was the best option.

I think it looks great on very slim women but on an actual curvy lady like Kim K it makes her look like an exaggerated barbie and is not flattering at all.
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