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  • The Elements of Design In Fashion
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  • The 7 Elements of Design Shape Line Color Focal Point Proportion Balance Texture
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  • Shape refers to the 4 Clothing Silhouettes Hourglass Fitted bust & waist give a contour look Favored by women with hourglass figures.
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  • Rectangle The shape isnt form-fitting through the waist and bust. It hides rather than reveals body shape
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  • Triangle The dress creates a triangle shape A high fashion look
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  • Inverted Triangle The broad shoulders widen the top The tight skirt narrows the bottom
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  • Line Horizontal Draws the eye across the width of the figure Makes the body look wider and shorter
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  • Vertical Line Leads the eye up and down Makes a person look taller and thinner
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  • Diagonal Line Diagonal lines are dynamic They lengthen or shorten, depending on their direction
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  • Curved Line Adds fullness to the figure because it emphasizes roundness The curved collar widens the shoulder
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  • Color Color has the power to change your shape. You can use color to your advantage in your clothing.
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  • If you are tall and want to minimize your height, wear a two color outfit.
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  • Contrasting colors call attention to an area.
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  • The mono- chromatic look avoids color lines and contrasting color. The effect is to emphasize height.
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  • Focal Point A focal point is a place to which the eye is drawn first; it is a point of emphasis.
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  • Proportion Deals with how the parts of your outfit relate to each other. Avoid outfits that cut you in half.
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  • Balance Formal or Symmetrical Balance both sides are the same Informal or Asymmetrical balance both sides are different, yet balanced
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  • Texture Heavily textured fabrics enlarge the figure. Smooth, lightweight fabrics will minimize your weight.
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  • When you understand the basics of design, you can emphasize your best features and even have fun building a wardrobe that is best for your shape.


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