I have so much black in my closet, and I know that my problem comes from always thinking black is more "slimming" blah blah blah. Well you may look a pound or 2 thinner, but who is gonna notice you when you blend in the crowd? Do you dare to wear RED? I really do fear a bright red dress, but with a little confidence, I think it's a bold, stand out choice. Also, I'd make sure to go minimal on make up and accessories...the red dress is va va voom enough.