Seasonal color analysis is all about wearing the colors that harmonize perfectly with the colors that are already in you.
But clothes aren't just made of color. What would it mean to wear the shapes and lines that are already in you? To repeat the geometry of your face and body in your garments?
Style experts like Imogen Lamport and Trinny and Susannah identify different body shapes and recommend clothing styles for each shape. We learn a lot from these women, and are grateful to them.
But perhaps you've had the experience of putting on something that's supposedly perfect for your body type, only to have it look dead wrong - in the mirror, and to everyone else.
That long, severe, angular gown, supposedly perfect for your Column/Ruler/Banana body, may have been an utter FAIL on you because it completely conflicted with the soft, romantic feeling of your big round cheeks, heart-shaped face, and huge saucer eyes. You dressed for your body, but it didn't harmonize with your face.
Your face is what the rest of us spend the most time looking at, and styles that flatter your body but clash with the lines and shapes of your face just aren't going to work.
Now, it is possible to dress in a way that beautifully unites the geometry of both your face and body.
How to do this is described in Metamorphosis by David Kibbe, a book first published in 1987 that has become sort of a cult classic among women interested in truth and beauty.