Color blocking is the biggest sensation this summer. But being of petite stature, you have to be clever with how you mix your pieces or you’ll end up cutting your body in half and shortening yourself. In these looks, the high waisted trousers and skirt help elongate the length of the leg, and pairing them with a neutral top helps tone down the contrast so it doesn’t create as obvious of a line across your body.
ANALOGOUS COLOR BLOCKING : WHY IT WORKS FOR PETITES
This is the easiest way to work in color blocking. Analogous colors are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, so the contrast among the colors is low, while still being able to take advantage of the bright hues. When using analogous color schemes in a head to toe look such as this one, it brings the eye upward since it’s essentially one continuous flow of color along the entire body, creating a taller and longer silhouette.
SPLIT COMPLIMENTARY COLOR BLOCKING: USING POPS OF COLOR TO CREATE A TALLER ILLUSION
This color scheme, uses two similar tones, and another from the complete opposite side of the color wheel. Use the two similar shades as an all over color and throw in pops of the third. In these looks, the third tone is used near the neck, creating a V neck appearance which lengthens the neck and creates the illusion of having a longer torso.
COMPLIMENTARY COLOR BLOCKING: HOW TO MAKE IT WORK FOR PETITES
This color scheme, uses two colors from complete opposite sides of the color wheel, in this photo, red and green is the complimentary scheme. Because only using the two colors could divide you at the waist if the top and bottom are solid pieces like the ones above, using an item such as this floral tank, helps buffer the contrast between the two. The colors in the tank also use the complimentary scheme of the same colors, and helps blend one color into the next, and almost creates an extreme version of the analogous color scheme.