Don't dismiss brighter colours though because they can be very striking. We're seeing a lot of brightly coloured trouser suits this season, a perfect choice for a formal occasion such as a wedding. And they're versatile too because each piece can be worn separately to create different outfits.
A trick that pros use to elongate the leg is to wear the same colour shoes as their trousers. It gives a continuous unbroken line from top to toe and instant length. However if you prefer to wear a slightly cropped trouser or indeed a skirt or dress, wear shoes that are close to your skin tone. And of course a pointed shoe will add extra length to your frame.
And finally, don't over do it. A column of colour is a bold statement so keep your accessories and prints to a minimum. Less is more with this look.
Did you know that we have consultants that specialise in showing you how to dress slimmer? Why not treat yourself to a session with your own personal Colour Me Beautiful consultant who can show you how to look your very best(find yours here).
Credit: Sunday Times Style