How to use colour blocking to flatter your shape

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Whether in delicious pastels or vibrant hues, this spring colour blocking is bigger than ever. Here is how to wear this look to suit your shape.


If you are tall, use as many contrasting colours as possible. Ankle length trousers paired with a long navy blazer and turquoise T-shirt is a great combination to flatter your height and be in proportion.


A waist cinched dress finishing just above the knees will make you look taller. A high waisted shift dress will also give the illusion of longer legs. This white and yellow contrasting dress from Marks and Spencer is a perfect spring look. Pair it with kitten heel sandals and a cropped jacket.


Choose a fitted A-line dress with a slightly darker shade on the skirt to flatter your lower half, and a contrasting colour on the waist band to accentuate your waist. Make sure the length is either below or just above your knees, and wear heels to elongate your legs.


Show off your baby bump with a one colour belted dress and pair it with a short jacket of a different hue.


This ensemble from A-wear will cleverly create feminine curves. The pleated skirt with asymmetric length paired with a knitted jumper and waist-cinching belt with make your hips curvier and give you a fuller looking chest. Go for the same shades with some contrast for a longer looking body.

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