Kate Winslet showing off a dress incorporating slimming black side panels.
Being curious and really lacking in knowledge of current pop culture, I engaged in a little research to see what Kate Winslet looks like without the heavy hip camouflage afforded by the curvaceous silhouette.
Notice the difference in first impressions in the absence of black side panels.
Fashion savvy cyclists have long recognized the effect of color block design and specifically black side panels when it comes to enhancing the impression of fitness. While the simple impression of fitness won't win any races, it's better than nothin'.
This pudgy torso model is wearing a conventional jersey. Not so flattering for the less-than-perfect form.
Now, note the remarkable difference! This jersey incorporates a tapered look and slimming black side panels, resulting in a much more attractive(and less lumpy) profile.
Folks, when it comes to fashion tips, you don't need Elle. You can get everything you need right here.
Tip of the week: Never wear brown socks on a road bike. And you shouldn't need to ask why.