FIGURE TYPES IN GARMENT MAKING.

FIGURE TYPES IN GARMENT MAKING.

Figure is simply defined as the shape or body outline of an individual. No two persons are exactly alike. Therefore, different people have different figure types. A person’s figure could be determined by judging the height and the width of the individual. A good selection of one’s clothing improves the appearance of the individual and has the bad points in a person too. Therefore, an individual must dress sensibly.

TYPES OF FIGURE

  • Tall and slender figure.
  • Short and plump (stout) figure.
  • Long neck.
  • Short neck.
  • Flat chest.
  • Large bust.
  • Flat hips.
  • Large hips.
  • Droopy shoulders.

There also exist others which have been ignored such as:

  • Tall and plumpy.
  • Short and slender.
  • Large head

 

THE TABLE BELOW SHOWS THE SUITABLE AND UNSUITABLE COLOURS, PATTERNS AND STYLES OF DRESSES FOR DIFFERENT FIGURE TYPES.

FIGURE TYPES SUITABLE COLOURS , PATTERNS AND STYLE OF DRESSES UNSUITABLE COLOURS, PATTERNS, AND STYLE OF DRESSES.
Tall and slender figure Warm colours , large flowering colours,Horizontal stripes, Ccontrasting colour for skirt and blouse, shiny colours or bulky fabrics,,gathered or pleated skirts ,broad belt, full sleeves and collars and trimmings. Tight dresses V- v neckline, vertical stripes, tiny designs and sleeveless.
Short and plump figure Vertical stripes, lightweight fabrics, cool colours, narrow belt, u / v- shaped neckline ,, fairly-fitted dress Horizontal stripes, full sleeves, wide belts, Tightt dress, Highi-collar large printed design on fabric .
Long neck High neckline, use of scarves ,Turtle neck High collar Frills at neckline and Huge jewellery. Wide or boat shaped neckline., V-neckline.
Short Nieck Open necklline,  V- u shaped neckline, and open colllars Neck band, High polo neck and Mandarin collars
Flat chest Fullness at blouse Gathered and  draped styles, Dress with bias binding, cowl neck , Yoke embroidery with soft details at bustlline . , Too wide necklline, fitted dress at bodice.
Large bust V-necklines, Open  collars, Fitted sleeves, Vertical stripes, and straight lapels Very high neckline, Full pockets, Breast pocket, Horizontal stripes, Frills on bodice, Tailored top and trimmings
Flat hips Gathered skirts, Warm colours  as skirts, High-waisted styles Long and tight skirts, Cool colours as skirts, Vertical stripes as skirts
Large ships Straight dresses ,Gored  skirt, Stitched-down  pleat,Wide neckline and shaped skirts. Tight skirts, Pocket at hips, Too wide bodice and dresses with belts.
Droopy shoulders Full sleeves, High polo neck, Mandarin collar and good  brassiere. Tight dress at ibodce and  open collar

 

THE INFLUENCE OF  FIGURE TYPE ON THE SELECTION OF THE STYLE OF DRESSES

Good selection of the style of garnent emphasizes the good points of an individual and makes  the person beautiful. The bad areas of the body will be hidden by good fashion. The colour of  fabrics selected and texture of the fabrics also enhance the beauty and the personality of the individual

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