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CAN A DRESS REALLY MAKE A WOMAN LOOK SIZES SLIMMER?

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liv-tyler-440x330According to the latest reviews—YES it can! Designer Stella McCartney’s dress, the Bicolour Octavia aka the miracle dress, is turning heads for doing just that. The Bicolour Octavia sells for $1600, the high price has not affected sales one bit!

The fitted garment owes its slimming effect to clever color-blocking panels of contoured, colored stretch fabric in the front and back, and stretchy black panels at the sides. The black panels are barely visible, which forces the eye to focus only on the contrasting panels – giving the wearer the illusion of having a more slender, yet curvier figure.

“It’s like retouching your body with a frock,” celebrity stylist June Ambrose told the New York Post.

Knockoffs of the dress are already available. UK-based retailer Topshop offers a version in chocolate and cappuccino for $84. Bebe offers its own $69 version, complete with “body-embracing stretch.” Kohl’s also have a version by Narciso Rodriguez colorblock sheath dress.

Pictured below is what the dress would look like inside out. Foundations are made into the garment.  The slimming dresses are available in retail outlets now.

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