Graphic As You Want To Be…

CAVALLI Animal Print

By Guest Blogger, Goldie

I love prints, just as much as anyone else.

But, on other people. I’m a solids person. In no way, shape, or form will I beat you up for not for not loving them too. It is an acquired taste and there are so many options! It does take some planning. One cannot just grab a patterned blouse and head to the register. Among other issues like fit and style, color, size of pattern, and placement of pattern or critical in choosing from this pattern pile.

Of course you know what your undertone is, so that you can determine the colors that complement you. These are called complimentary colors. Briefly, if you are of warm undertone, cool colors will bring out your golden undertone and also warm colors can make you glow. If you of a blue/cool undertone which is mostly found in those of darker shades of brown, then a warm color can be a wonderful contrast, and cool colors can further persuade the eye that you are one cool individual (I know I’m corny).

If you are on the larger side of the size scale, then smaller print will definitely suit you. A large print on you will only show your size more. By saying that, you now know the opposite goes for the smaller ladies, petite or skinny. Try to keep the small prints on you. It really does make a difference.

Also, the placement. I tend to see women trying things on and not noticing that large violet rose pattern is great but one of those large flowers is on her plump derriere. Now if you want everyone to look at your butt then go right ahead. I’m not one to judge. But ladies do keep in mind that if there are isolated prints; meaning large, clustered in one area, or a multitude of cluster patterns then try to keep in mind your naughty bits (cleavage, belly button, crotch) might me on center stage.

I do love prints, but it is hard for me to get into them. I often opt for the solid because it is easier to coordinate with. STOP IT! Don’t be afraid. Just tread with caution. You’ll catch on to it soon enough.

You can be as bold as you want to be.

Guest blogger Goldie Goldie is a Public Relations student interested in Fashion Publicity and Reporting. Find out more at


  1. EbonyLolita says:

    Hi5. Happy to see more graphic dresses on the rack this season. I love em. It definitely makes u stand out in a crowd. Im 5’11 and 180 sz10 So I get a lot of looks when I put on a graphic dress. Ladies tek a chance and see if the look works for you. Good luck
    Love, EbonyLolita 😉

  2. Deja says:

    This is a good post. I like this guestblogger! Challenging me to be more adventurous with my style, I need it, everything I have is CLASSIC=boring.

  3. Heather S. says:

    I stay away from graphics. I thought they were for big girls who wanted to look small! LOL

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