What is The 'Column Of Colour'

Updated: Oct 4, 2018


In a nutshell, it is a really simple way you can create the illusion of being slimmer than you actually are.


You may have heard me speak about using a 'Column of Colour' in order to disguise or emphasise a certain area of your body and make you look visually slimmer.


It is a really simple strategy which you can implement with clothing from your existing wardrobe.


There are two ways to wear a column of colour, on the inside (left image pink jacket), or on the outside (right image, black jacket).






The version on the outside (external) suits those who feel their hips, bottom or thighs are the area they want to draw least attention to (pear or hourglass body shapes).


This will involve wearing a darker colour on your bottom half with a dark jacket, blazer or cardigan, and then a brighter colour underneath it.





The inner version (internal - below) is ideal for those who want to hide their tummy or reduce their bust size (rectangles, apples or possibly inverted triangle body shapes).

This will involve wearing a darker colour on your bottom half with a matching top, combined with a different coloured jacket, blazer or cardigan.




When referring to a 'darker colour', this could be ANY dark colour.


Not necessarily black or navy; it could be berry, teal, charcoal grey, cobalt blue, maroon or a deep purple.


Love, Joy x