I’ve been thinking about how pattern can break up an area and make it look smaller. So, just for fun, I thought we’d look at swimsuits in prints! (The original 2009 illustrations for this post had disappeared, so I rebuilt it with swimwear from Modcloth. Pictures contain affiliate links.)
In the first pair, the print works well to draw the eye in, creating a column effect.
In the second pair, the slimming effect of the print is diluted by the change of the strap color.
What are your thoughts concerning (slimming effects of) prints?