The simplest way is to have the colour or pattern block above your bust line like my client and friend, Gail on the left. Unless you have very wide shoulders (ie an inverted triangle shape), this is a slim part of your body.
Choose a colour, colours or patterns that suit you (ie not too dark or depressing) as this area will highlight your face. The wrong colour or pattern will drain colour, interest and energy from your face.
Experiment to find your best length. Above the curve of your bust, as in the photo, suits every woman. When it starts on your bust line it draws attention to your bust. The best proportions of colour mix are uneven ones – 1/3 to 2/3 or ¼ to ¾ or 1/8 to 7/8.
Always wear an accessory to bring the colours together. The ideal is a scarf or necklace that includes three colours – either the two colours plus another neutral colour or all three colours in your top or dress.
Go and colour mix with confidence and shine.
(This Short Image Bite was sent to subscribers of The Fashion Translator eZine’ on 17 January 2013. Don’t miss out on receiving fashion and dressing advice for the modern business and professional Baby Boomer woman. Click here to sign up for The Fashion Translator eZine.)