Forms are the foundation for bringing pristine fashion ideas to life. While brainstorming fashion concepts, designers spend a great deal of time thinking about garment outlines/shapes. Many designers draw inspiration for garment shapes by observing objects, places and things before delving into the details. For instance, the process of designing a dress starts with cutting out the shape before focusing on the detailing and not the other way round. In addition, the thought of adding buttons or darts to a garment can’t happen until the garment form has been established. It’s pretty simple to understand that forms set the precedent for being able to successfully create a phenomenal garment, look or collection.
Being adept at manipulating/coordinating silhouettes is essential to composing cohesive and elegant outfits. Playing with little things like clothing outlines can make the difference in how outfits turn out. Swapping a blouse form can infuse some edge to an outfit and transform it from casual to exquisite. Although there aren’t strict rulings on how to combine garment shapes, most style aficionados have fashion do’s and don’ts they typically adhere to. One helpful tip to keep in mind is how to balance proportions with separates. For example, wide leg pants go great with fitted crop or long blazer/jackets but not oversize tops. And fitted tops look nice with most flared bottoms. Similarly, peplum blouses look nice with pleated skirts.
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