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Why does black have a slimming effect?

  1. barbergirl28 profile image77
    barbergirl28posted 6 years ago

    Why does black have a slimming effect?

  2. Rob Ballantyne profile image58
    Rob Ballantyneposted 6 years ago

    It hides shadows cast by imperfections.

    Diet and excercise is even better for this smile

  3. ii3rittles profile image82
    ii3rittlesposted 6 years ago

    It averts the eyes. If you stand in the mirror naked then again with a tight fitting black dress you will notice how you seem thinner. Everything that is black or in dark color has a slimming effect. It's kind of like stripes. If you wear stripes that go side to side you appear wider where as stripes going up and down cause you to seem thinner. They make your body seem longer. It's a simple trick of the eyes.

  4. SaraMarieJames profile image59
    SaraMarieJamesposted 6 years ago

    I think because it reflects light.  But I'm not entirely sure.  All I know is that I LOVE wearing black. More so than dieting. Oh well...

  5. astrum89 profile image62
    astrum89posted 6 years ago

    White reflects all of the light that hits it so every imperfection is highlighted. Black absorbs all light so it has a masking effect and it is harder for the eye to distinguish the different curves and lines of the body creating a stream lined look.

  6. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    I do believe that wearing black will help you to slim your body further as it absorbs the heat and retain the heat that helps you to burn out fat. It is similar to the principle of those who go for sauna.

  7. steffsings profile image77
    steffsingsposted 6 years ago

    Form fitting black hides the shadows, dimples, lumps, and bumps while light colors -OR- loose BLACK clothing that lays against bumps just defeats the purpose. secondly, Dark colors (like rich dark chocolate) relaxes them awwwwaayyyyy.....

  8. profile image55
    TajSinghposted 6 years ago

    Black makes you look slimmer because it hides the visible shape of your body.

  9. phiphi profile image57
    phiphiposted 6 years ago

    I must say that in my eyes black makes you look slimmer because it hides the visible shape of your body and make u beautiful in others eyes and in comparison of white its because white reflect all of your body parts in lights