Creating the Perfect Silhouette: Optical Illusion Dresses

Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner wore a blue version of the famous Stella McCartney optical illusion dress at the 2012 E! Upfront on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet wears a Stella McCartney optical illusion dress during the 68th Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2011 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet rocks a red version of Stella McCartney’s famous optical illusion dress as she attends the “Carnage” Paris premiere on November 20, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda wore Stella McCartney’s “Silhouette” dress during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

The four preceding optical illusion dresses are by Stella McCarthy and I like them very much.  The black sides make for a much more curvy figure than the dress would if it was just in one color.  However, I think this dress would look a little out of place in a well-lit room with pale colors.  Rather, at night, the black would blend away, making a much more favorable impression.  So, at a club or out on the town for a night, I think this would be an amazing dress.

Below, however, is a dress that creates the optical illusion of an hour-glass figure in a different way.  I feel it is more subtle and sophisticated.  It looks well-suited to Alexis Bledel’s youth.

Alexis Bledel
Alexis Bledel arrives at “Violet & Daisy” Premiere at The Elgin during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 15, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)