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Fashion Focus: Building with Color Blocks

I like zippers and I love bright colors, so you can imagine how I felt when I saw this new pattern from BurdaStyle's February 2012 magazine:

From BurdaStyle's February 2012 pattern magazine

This skirt is made with stretch jersey so it would really fit (and if the jersey is thick enough, maybe even shape) one's curves.  Oh, mama!  BurdaStyle suggests color blocking on this skirt, with a different color for each  panel (if you look carefully, you can see asymmetrical panels on the front of the skirt).  I can picture it with both a mixture of two bright colors (purple and tangerine!) or  neutrals (using two shades of grey really draws me).

And here's a dress from BurdaStyle with colorblocks:

BurdaStyle's two-tone dress, #110A
If you are into the color blocking thing, you could probably do this with most dress patterns, as the bodice usually fits with the skirt in a vertical line.  I'd love this dress with something (hot pink?  lilac?  deep red?) and tangerine orange.  And if you did something like this with cotton or linen fabric and an A-line skirt, you could probably get away with wearing it to the park with the kids.  I like to dress up as much as the next gal, but sometimes you just need a dress that lets you run! 
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