Fashion has a lot of rules. Most of them, however, are outdated (it's fine if your belt doesn't match your shoes), arbitrary ("no white after Labor Day" is just a rule thanks to 19th-century Mean Girls), or just plain wrong (horizontal stripes don't actually make you look wider). But there's one rule of thumb that goes beyond tradition and into the realm of neuroscience: Black garments are slimming. It all comes down to how your visual system processes light.
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Written by Ashley Hamer August 30, 2018
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