“Trompe L’oeil” is French for “deceive or trick the eye” It is used in decorating houses and gardens. I am sure you have all seen photos of beautiful scenes painted on house walls by early French decorators.
This is “Trompe L’oeil”. Different scenes are painted on the wall to give the impression of a shady walk out into a garden or through palisades to a pond. Lots of different scenes and styles, it is very effective and lovely to look at. It really does “trick the eye” into believing the scene is there.
What does the French “Trompe L’oeil” have to do with swimwear?
Tricking the eye is what successful swimwear styling is all about.
So the French “Tromp L’oeil” is the same principal as we use when trying on swimwear to get all sorts of body shapes looking balanced.
Girls who have a large bottom and small bust can create the impression of balance using “Tromp L’oeil” trick the eye.
Start with a top that has frills, ruffles, a pattern or rouching. These extras will give the impression of a larger bust than actually exists. “Trompe L’oeil”.
Keeping the bottom plain minimizes this area, thus giving the impression that the top and bottom are in balance. A bit of trial and error will show the right height bottom for you. It’s not something that can be decided without trying on. You will quickly see which bottom looks right and balances the body.
“Trompe L’oeil” trick the eye.
Conversely if you have a large bust and a small bottom the opposite comes into play. Keep the top plain with maybe a pattern, but no large frills or draping of the fabric.
Most ladies with large busts don’t have to worry about their bottom. So look for a pant that suits your body shape.
Stand back and look at yourself objectively, try not to let your eyes go to that bit of your body that worries you.
Everyone else sees the whole picture, not the bit you focus on. Try to let yourself see the whole picture to.
“Trompe L’Oeil” is a very old art technique that we can use very successfully in our every day life. It applies so beautifully to choosing the right swimsuit for your body shape.
We are endeavoring to make the big bits look smaller and the small bits look bigger.
Using the principle of “Trompe L’Oeil” we are creating the illusion of small looking bigger and bigger looking smaller.
We are not all beautiful oil paintings, but we can use this very old technique to look great in our swimwear.
There are lots of ideas to help you when purchasing swimwear in our
Ebook: “Buying the Perfect Cozzie”.
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There is also a video on buying swimsuits if you are short and round on Youtube