Fashionalysis 1: The Magic of The Right Clothing

June 1, 2008 · Print This Article

While traveling home last week from Alabama, I sat next to a young lady reading Redbook June 2008. While flipping through the magazine, she stopped on this page where I noticed that the writer did not offer enough descriptives as to why the outfits did or did not work. I selected these two outfits out of their lineup to show how simple changes can create huge results. Notice how in image Number One the woman appears waist heavy and a little dumpier. The pants stretch in the waist, the jacket flares out like on a pear and the rolled up sleeves don’t work.

The wrong clothing

If you feel that making the changes to the next picture are too much, just changing the style of pants and shoes would go a long way to fixing this outfit. A pair of straight-leg jeans or pants would at least remove the central focus.

Outfit Number Two is the same woman wearing different clothing. Wow. Yes, the same woman. She does not look full in the waist. (The smile does help) She also appears taller and has a bolder statement. The combination exemplifies how you to can make simple changes to give a completely different look.

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2 Responses to “Fashionalysis 1: The Magic of The Right Clothing”

  1. Ellen Hart on March 9th, 2009 8:02 pm

    After reading your blog from time to time, it inspired me to think about personal style. I recently re launched our website and put in an area so that you can shop by personal style. I noticed that we are one of the few online stores that have an area that allows you to shop for products that really fit who you are and how you see yourself. thanks for the inspiration. We sell laptop bags for women and have wonderful selection. Take a look and let me know your thoughts

  2. David on March 10th, 2009 7:03 pm

    I love your site and the addition of the personal style is a great options. A few suggestions if you’d like…I teach new product development at NYU… #1 I would like the option of selecting how many bags I can see at a time. Nine is good but the ability to change the count would be great. #2 I think that purchasing bags is a tough decision without trying them on. If you could add a photo, when you can, of the product in use by someone the buyer can then get a better perspective as to sizing. Might also cut down on returns. #3 With the current economy you might also want to add the option of resale where a customer, and they must be a customer, can list their own bags for sale and you get a cut. In line with the bag rentals I’ve seen.

    Again, love the site and thanks for reading.

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