How to Nail the One Color / Top to Bottom Look

Nail the One Color

We have seen the ‘one-color-top-to-bottom’ look a lot recently, specifically on Gigi Hadid. CIIN explores the dos and don’ts of this attractive yet tricky trend.

 

1 || Proportions

We have spoken about the secret proportion that works every time, the one third / two thirds principle. It is important to adopt this formula when trying to nail the top-to-bottom-in-one-color look. In a nutshell, when you look at yourself in the mirror you need to be able to break your look down into one third / two thirds.

 

Nail the One Color


 

2 || Details

If you are still starting off with this trend, you may feel like you are still in your pajamas. Add some chunky accessories to further define the look and make you feel more comfortable.

 

Nail the One Color


 

3 || Peek-a-Boo

It is a myth that wearing the top-to-bottom-in-one-color look can involve only one color. Adding an accent color that peeks out of the outfit, be it a tank top or a pair of shoes that will help lift the look a little.

 

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4 || Add Definition

You need to define your shape in this sort of look. Show some femininity with a fitted top, a cropped t-shirt that skims your waist…A belted pant to define your silhouette. Whatever you do, unless you are a 6-foot model don’t try the Japanese-inspired, Yoji Yamamoto-esque baggy dress that will literally eat you up…

 

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5 || Show Some Skin

This look can appear heavy if not enough skin is showing. Make sure your neckline, arms or legs are on show, otherwise you may be drowning in color. This trick just adds some breathing space and lightness…If you don’t want to show skin, add a contrast color (peek-a-boo style) it has the same effect.

 

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6 || Hourglass

Curves add movement to a single shade of color. It keeps the eye interested, otherwise the look can appear a little flat. Work on your hourglass silhouette in this look, accentuate your curves and define your waistline and hips.

 

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7 || Break it Down

The most typical usage of this style is in a jumpsuit but that look is about to lose its shine. Break the look up with a top or jacket with a bottom, don’t forget your proportions !

 

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8 || Heels

Again, unless you are a six-foot model please wear heels if you are wearing a full length trouser version of this look. If you are wearing a crop pant or a skirt you are probably showing enough skin to pull off the look with flats, otherwise wear heels please…

 

Nail the One Color