We’re not denying it. Black has a funny—and awesome—way of hugging our curves in all the right ways. From jeans, pants, and trousers to form-fitting skirts and slinky dresses, black is your color if you want to instantly WOW your mirror. You know, even more than you already do.

But, how does it work?

It’s pretty simple. The colors work in contrast. The eye naturally sees darker objects (your pants, dresses, etc.) as smaller when they’re inside or on top of a lighter background (the outside world). The same can be said for navy blue and other deep colors, like maroon.

Like this LBD, which the perfect combo of slimming and comfortable.

jane deals little black dress

For even more styles like this, head to Jane.com, our online boutique with daily deals for your favorite looks.