Visual Weight: What it is and How to Utilise it

Understanding High and Low Visual Weight in Fashion
In the realm of fashion. Every garment, accessory, and detail carries its weight – literally and metaphorically. ‘Visual Weight’ is a concept used for achieving balance, harmony, and emphasis in outfit composition.

High Visual Weight: Making a Statement

High visual weight elements are those that immediately draw attention and dominate the overall composition. Think bold patterns, vibrant colours, and voluminous silhouettes. These pieces command the spotlight, serving as focal points that capture the viewer’s gaze. Incorporating high visual weight items strategically can inject personality and drama into your look. A statement coat in a striking hue can effortlessly elevate a monochromatic outfit, while a boldly patterned accessory like a scarf or handbag can add visual interest to an otherwise understated ensemble.

Low Visual Weight: The Power of Subtlety
On the opposite end of the spectrum, low visual weight elements possess a quieter allure, exerting a gentle influence on the overall aesthetic. These understated components often include neutral hues and minimalist designs.
Low visual weight elements excel in their ability to complement and support high visual weight pieces. For example, a classic white button-up shirt serves as a versatile canvas for showcasing bold accessories or statement bottoms.

Achieving Balance: The Art of Composition

The magic of fashion lies in the artful orchestration of high and low visual weight elements to create visually captivating ensembles. By striking the perfect balance between statement-making pieces and subtle accents, you can craft looks that not only turn heads but also reflect your individuality and creativity.

Discover the artful fusion of high and low visual weight at the annual Campbell Town Show Fashion Parade, where the Tasmanian Wool Centre team explores this approach to styling new season wool fashion. Shop Claire’s Jeans and Polo Knit Top, for your piece of this year’s catwalk fashion.