Do you take note of pattern and print placement? Lots of ladies don’t but once you know how it can make a BIG difference to what you purchase and how you dress. Pattern and print can make or break an outfit, like this dress below, I know I need new nipples but this is ridiculous!
Can you see it? The tie dye pattern RIGHT. ON. THE. BREAST! I bought this dress a few years ago (why I held onto it I don’t know) and I didn’t try it on…big mistake!
I always try clothes on but when I purchased this particular dress I also picked up a plain black one in the exact same style so figured I was safe to chuck my clothes back on and get outa the change room. So I gave the lady at David Jones quite a lot of money and skipped outa there happy with my purchases…until I tried it on a few weeks later. Uh oh, lesson learned.
Print and pattern in all the wrong places can result in wasted money and embarrassing moments. Let’s save you going through either of these, here’s some tips for what to be aware of when buying garments with pattern and print…
1. When purchasing clothes with pattern take note of what it looks like especially on the bum, boobs and around the map of Tasmania area. Are the patterns screaming “Look at my map!”.
2. If you have a ’round tummy’ be careful of purchasing tees or dresses with a round print right over that area as it’s like a highlighter to the area.
3. Prints on the bum that don’t meet up, especially where the ‘crack’ is just emphasise and draw attention to your crack…I’ve seen it, trust me it’s not good.
4. If you’re pear shaped be aware of stripes or bands ending at the hip area, the lines will draw the eye right there and extend the width of your hips visually.
5. If you have bigger thighs you want fluid print that keeps the eye moving not a big splodge of print on your thighs.
Get the picture? Beware of placement, go check your clothes now and make sure they are working for you
I’m off to get rid of this dress… It’s pretty, I adore the colour but it makes me feel self conscious so it’s gotta go. Who knows, I might even take it to a dressmaker and get a skirt made. Yeah, actually I’m going to explore that.