So i would like to share a little secret 'bout BLACK clothing....
The reason most women and girls wear or own a number of black tops and dresses is cos we are trying look slimmer or avoid insecure parts from being visible.
My little book explains why we are kinda wrong about the whole "black" dress, top thing.
The most slimming colors you can wear are those closest to the centre of the spectrum - green and blue, but brighter warm tones like red, yellow and orange make your figure appear larger, because they give the impression that it is actually nearer than it is, and the eye has to adjust. Black gives the illusion of being heavy, it can emphasize an outline and isnt such a slimming aid as we imagine.
I believe "Janet Impey" is saying If we are trying to slim any part of our body we sud choose medium to dark colors and use bright colors to attract the eyes else where.