Colour block - the new party trend in party dresses!
Have you had enough of prints, motifs, stripes and other such psychedelic details on your party dress? Feel you need a change in your wardrobe? Well, a colour block dress has just been made for you! If you are not quite familiar with the idea, then to put it in the simplest way - a colour block dress is one that usually has a combination of two or three colours, one on the upper part and one on the lower half, without any kind of detailing or print on them. It can also have just a single colour without any kind of work on it. If there is more than one colour, they should be significantly different from each other so as to create that perfect striking impact.
Plain and boring as it may sound, it is just the opposite in fact. The solid colours on your frame make you a trendsetter amidst the overdone prints and designs. This is the trendsetting look of current times that is not only being spotted in parties and hangouts, but widely being sported in prestigious events and red carpets. Bold, bright, fuss-free hues lend the right amount of emphasis on your body, without the detailing on the dress itself capturing all the attention. Nevertheless, it is an equally if not more dramatic and sophisticated look for the modern-day woman. Exert considerable caution and prudence in choosing the right combination, such that the contrast of the two colours creates a subtle balance of being attractive while going easy on the eye.
The design of the dress itself should be minimalistic, as the colours themselves induce a glaring effect. Elaborate and complicate designs and bright details if placed in conjunction with colour blocking can lead to a fashion disaster, so you better avoid that! Modest geometric style go best with the colour blocking trend, with A-line silhouettes, straight cut silhouette, and sheath silhouette. Red and green, blue and yellow, yellow and purple, orange and blue, red and yellow, red and purple etc. were the most vibrant combinations that did the rounds in the last year. Since the dress itself is supposed to look so profusely colourful, the accessories should be underplayed and muted. Choose dimmer colours, in strict and discreet designs, and do not go for much ornamentation.
If you’re not much confident about flaunting two equally intense colours, choose a dress that has one dominant colour paired with a basic or neutral shade such as grey, brown, beige, white etc. The neutral colours best serve the purpose of hiding your flaws while the brighter colours catch all the attention in the right places! Also, it is rather advisable to not pair two dark colours, so as not to create a very heavy look. The thumb rule is to the combine colours from opposite ends of the spectrum, so as to be more visually appealing. The complementary colours chosen need not always be bold and dark, but can also be soft and subtle. There are many who feel a little squirmy about the idea of wearing multiple colours in one outfit, but if you master the fundamental tricks, you will surprise yourself pleasantly!