COLORS OF FABRICS IN DESIGN
Colors used in the design of your fabric are not only
related to your aesthetic or artistic preferences, but can or
will impact the visual reduction or enlargement of your waistline and
figure silhouette. Take a look at the images shown on
this page below. You will see how combining fabrics in the
various panels of your corset style can create dramatically
or subtly different results.
In general it is wise to remember the art principle that
light advances or looks larger, while dark recedes or looks
smaller. This is why many brides dressed in white believe
the look heavier than normal. Thus, if you wish your waistline to look smaller
in a corset, you might choose a dark color for the underarm
panels and a lighter color for the front (and back) panels.
Also note that how many front panels you choose for the
light color also impacts the size of your waistline. Fewer
panels of light (one on either side of the front busk rather
and more of dark (two underarm panels per side rather than one)
, shrink the waistline. However choosing one panel per
side of the front busk to be in
a lighter or patterned fabric, will not show off the
fabric as well as choosing two panels per side of the
front busk. Note the black and burgundy corset in the
second row left side, to see an example of that difference.