Contrast Types and Color Management
(images from Alan Flusser’s “Dressing the Man”)
Dressing well rests on two pillars – proportion and color. The BeSpeak® iPhone application duly considers both for its profile-perfect recommendations. Unlike fashion which feels obliged to change each season, the body’s proportions – your face’s shape, your neck’s height, or your shoulder’s width – remain fairly constant over time.
As for color, one of the most important functions of clothes is to lead the viewer’s eye towards your face, your most visible and expressive body part. The colors you surround your face with should work to enliven and illuminate it, rather than dampen or distract from it.
We demonstrate below from photographs and BeSpeak® app illustrations the striking aesthetic gains achieved by our styling strategies. These are not the notorious before-after comparisons of dieting ads because the starting point (left) is not some unspeakable extreme but, as conventional wisdom and habit would suggest, quite smart outfits, which reveal themselves only as uninspired and bad personal matches, by direct contrast (pun intended).
The second color approach revolves around highlighting each face by repeating one or more natural pigments (hair, eyes, skin tones) in the colors worn below. This approach should be used in combination with the color recommendations by contrast profile type, high, medium or low.
In unison, both approaches allow for a wide range of personal taste choices from the elevated platform of knowing what suits you best.
BeSpeak® and SnapDress™ iPhone applications make profile-perfect clothing evaluations and recommendations so that you may consistently wear the most attractive mantle of all: confidence.
HIGH CONTRAST PROFILE TYPE
If your hair is dark and your skin is light, you have a high contrast complexion, affording high contrast colored clothing.
MEDIUM CONTRAST PROFILE TYPE, EXAMPLE 1
If your hair is dark and your skin tone is rich, or if your hair is silver and skin tone ruddy (and for many other combinations), you have a medium contrast complexion, affording a choice of fuller colors in clothing.
MEDIUM CONTRAST PROFILE TYPE , EXAMPLE 2
MEDIUM CONTRAST PROFILE TYPE , EXAMPLE 3
And a medium contrast profile example with silver or white hair:
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