This has to be one of my all time favorite ways to dress. Some call it “tonal” or “monochromatic” dressing. The April 2015 issue of Real Simple agrees.
Besides creating height and a slender silhouette, it also makes a lovely statement and is very simple to put together. Based on your Dominant Color Characteristic you can do this is in either white or off-white. Choose the color that is best for your skin tone.
Another fun trick is to create a similar column but with color.
I am a collector of both sleeveless, solid color maxi dresses and maxi skirts that have narrow width. They are very flattering when layered under shirts and slips as the eye focuses on the long line of color. Here you are seeing outfits with the same top as in picture #1. Another easy way to mix and match your capsule pieces to stretch out the days and accomplish the same affect of being taller and trimmer.
All original pieces can be shopped for here.
I am loving this top from Anthropologie. It was one of my full retail splurges this quarter and it’s going to be worth every penny.
If you’d like to see more examples of column dressing just go here.
Here’s to creating columns of color in your closet full of capsule clothes!