Along with texture and drape, another element of fabric is the SHEEN. Some fabrics are matte – they don’t reflect light and appear to absorb light – these fabrics are the most SLIMMING fabrics as they don’t draw attention to your body.
SHEEN, is a little bit of shine, but not too much. It can be used to highlight and draw attention to those parts of your body that you’re happiest with – and if that’s just your face, wear it round your neckline. It’s most flattering on people who have either smooth hair or smooth and wrinkle free skin. This model looks great in sheen as she has smooth hair and skin.
This sequin top is an example of both SHEEN and TEXTURE – which work on someone who has smooth skin with natural sheen, plus textured, curly hair.
If you are unsure, ask someone to look at you , and if you could only wear 1 fabric for the rest of the year, which would they choose based on what is more harmonious with you – Matte, Sheen or Shine – whatever comes to mind first is usually right.