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Getting the right fit
On Buying Clothes
On Quality of Garment
On Fabric Care
On Stain Removal
Your Wardrobe
Regarding Eyeglass Frames
On Creating New Image
Establishing Professional Image
For the Job Interview
On Wearing Pants
Importance of first impression
How does clothing affect us
Dealing with Body Flaws


Rules of Effective Camouflage

If you are tall and thin
If you are tall and bulky
If you are short and thin
If you are short and bulky
To Widen the Upper Torso
On the Effects of Color
The Importance of Color
Tips for the face the neck
for shoulders the arms
for the bust the waist
for the Stomach Hips
for the Bottom thigh the legs hem length Secrets Of Accessories Belts Cosmetics Gloves Handbags Hats Jewelry Scarves Shoes Stockings


What is Fashion

Categories of Fashion
How Designs work
Designer's mind: Illusion
Fashion languages

How to Measure Your Body

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On Buying clothes

Buy clothes not as a reason for necessity, but as an expression of wanting to display artistry. With this in mind you will be able to communicate well in the society.


  • Buy clothes that are a little loose rather than a little too tight. It doesn't matter if it's big and tall clothing for men or petite women's clothing, wearing too tight an outfit makes you look heavier.

  • Resist the temptation to buy dream clothes just because you're able to fit into it if the size is smaller than you normally wear. It will make you look and feel uncomfortable.

  • Don't buy a jacket even if it is perfectly tailored if the sleeves are too long. The sleeve should be just long enough to cover the top of the wristbone. Unless you want the look of a baggy, prefer a fitted jacket. It looks better in any occasion. Check the sleeve length carefully in a full-length mirror.

  • When you're not sure of what to buy for the evening, remember that there is a difference between daytime and evening clothing.

  • Daytime clothes are more casual and sporty while evenings are more formal, dressy and delicate. Black is the basic color for evening, and lighter shades are the basic colors for daytime.

  • Remember that artificial lights tend to wash out cosmetic colors so wear a little more to compensate less lighting.

    For the ladies: Wear make-up every time you wear black to ensure proper look. Red and hot pink for lips and cheeks are the basic tones for the evening. For the eyes, dark tones are better for many occasions at night.

    For men:
    Well groomed hair with moose in the evening is really handsome in most occasions.

    Clothing can help you determine where you are most ashamed of in your appearance. Clothing can also help you show that portion of your body you wish to emphasize. These make clothing a personal choice, and it is your responsibility to know exactly what to buy. It's easy enough just to buy clothes, but be aware that merchandisers know "sales talks" as well. It's ups to you to judge if it's something you need for any particular reason.

  • Six questions to ask before buying clothes.
    1. Does the clothes you are buying do what it should? (Does it work well with your broad shoulder?)
    2. Is the style up-to-date?
    3. Does it complement the rest of your wardrobe? (ie. separates or accessories)?
    4. Does it complement your skin tone and hair color?
    5. Is it a quality outfit?
    6. Is it worth your money?


Three price zones established by the fashion industry.
Better clothing
- is the highest priced, best-quality clothing. These include designer's originals. They are made of the best materials, styling and workmanship.
Moderate clothing
- is usually the medium-priced clothing. They are made of quality materials and are usually made in limited quantity.
Popular clothing
- consist of low-priced garments, mass-produced and often made of lower quality materials. Their workmanship is not dependable.

Haute Couture
- Its a french word meaning high fashion. In fashion language it means one-of-a-kind. These include designers' original that are custom-made.
Ready to wear (Pret-a-Porte) - A term used to describe mass produced garments. These include designers' original manufactured to a certain number for department stores. They are clothing offered to the consumers at lower prices.

- is a fashion that stays indefinitely.
Fad - is a fashion that die quickly and whose greatest appeal is as novelty.

Even the most carefully chosen clothing won't do a thing to make you feel or look good unless it fits you properly.
Shopping is an art, it pays to shop online in order to get the best price.