Florals Are All The Rage - Do You Know Your Size?

That's right, your size. Do you know which patterns are most flattering for your figure? The size of the print can either make you appear larger, or overwhelm you altogether. Remember, size matters in both accessories and garments. Use the variations in the print and pattern to accentuate the positive and minimize the negative, just like we learned in the two rules of color.  Let's look at this illustration:

Here are two groupings of circles. Can you tell which center circle is larger? The one on the left, or the one on the right? Typically, when an object is surrounded by smaller objects, it appears larger. The opposite is also true. If an object is surrounded by other objects larger than itself, it will appear smaller. Both center circles are the same size.


Now, let's apply that to our own wardrobe. If a larger figure chooses a garment in a small print, the figure will appear larger. For a fuller figure, don't be afraid to go a little large on the design. It will only enhance your curves.

At the same time, if you have a more petite frame, go somewhat small on the print. Don't let a large design overtake your appearance, giving the look of a walking billboard.

As you begin shopping for spring, take just a few extra moments to explore the difference the size of the print and pattern can make in your overall look. This year's florals offer a huge variety and numerous choices to get the perfect match for your figure.