Colour blocking seems to be the flavour of the month - we used to call it simply "contrasting colours"!
But it's what the designer/manufacturer does with the colours that can make all the difference in the world.
OK, so many people say you can't do much to give an illusion of slimness, other than to wear all-over black all the time. Well, that antiquated idea has now been relegated to the waste paper bin, we hope.
Plus sizers can and do wear colours, and there's nothing wrong with adding a stunning colour to black to come up with a striking combination.
Take for instance this beautiful Nicole Dress in berry. Here's the blurb from the website of Igigi
"You crave innovation, especially when it comes to redefining the basics. This curve-enhancing illusion silhouette is just that. A colour-blocked, curved centre front and cling-free structure make this a comfortable yet eye-catching dress. Add earrings, statement bangles and any style shoe will do!"