Have you ever found it fascinating in the fashion world how the same design can look so different on a different age or size or shape of person! I certainly have!
Have you ever dismissed a design because you thought it wouldn't look so good on you?
Many companies nowadays are moving away from the young size 0 model, to the more mature, fuller figured model.
This gives us a better idea and more confidence as to how a certain garment might look on ourselves. No more should we dismiss them out of hand!
I explored some contrasts in how I've shown my designs...
The Red Dress
My Red Dress knitting pattern on the cat walk model or a grey version on me with a red t-shirt, belt and accessories. No low cleavage for me!
A design can be played down by adding extra layers and accessories. I've kept the red touch by adding a layer. I've cut down the heel height and added a fashionable (not too tight) belt and slinky hat.
Now this makes a great daytime outfit for me...a little more mature.
The Cocoon Coat
The Cocoon Coat hand knitting pattern - cute on Jennifer in casuals or dressed up on me with heels, blouse and the Girly Skirt for the office.
Jennifer looked real cute in the Cocoon Coat with young trendy boots and pencil slim jeans.
I can wear the same coat to the office and feel as smart and chic as Jennifer felt cool and trendy!
The Jagger Coat
The Jagger Coat and Dress on two different generations...only I was actually there in the 60s!!
The outfit was exactly the same, down to the matching red boots, and yet, we can carry it off differently.
All food for thought. We can create options to suit our own style :)