LI-ST Clothing Style Guide2012

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Your Lively-Striking™ Clothing Style Guide:

Your Lively-Striking ™ Clothing Style Guide How Your Lines & Designs, Shapes, Scale & Textures Apply to Your Clothing

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Necklines Collars Jackets Skirts Slacks and Pants Coats and Dresses Clothing Summary Accessories Summary Concept Summary Table of Contents and Links

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Your Lively-Striking ™ Necklines Necklines Collars Jackets Skirts Slacks and Pants Coats and Dresses Clothing Summary Accessories Summary Concept Summary BEST AVOID: Hard or emphasized angles Small to medium size; rounded, curved edges or soft points; narrow to medium width.

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Your Lively-Striking ™ Collars GOOD: Small, open, curved edges are best AVOID: Very wide or large, closed, very bold, pointed, droopy Small, narrow to medium collars. Rounded or curved edges. If points, soft points are better than sharp Open looks are best. If a high neck, make it soft or rounded Click here to see Collar examples Very Large or Wide Strongly angular hard or pointed collars Droopy, draping Necklines Collars Jackets Skirts Slacks and Pants Coats and Dresses Clothing Summary Accessories Summary Concept Summary Closed-off or Severed Looks Bold V Looks

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Your Lively-Striking ™ Jackets GOOD: Short to medium length and details, rounded or curved lines Short to medium-length. Small to medium scale details. Rounded or softly curved lines . Softer V-lines can work, too. These lines are more curved & okay These lines a bit too angular or boxy Click here to see Jacket examples Next Necklines Collars Jackets Skirts Slacks and Pants Coats and Dresses Clothing Summary Accessories Summary Concept Summary

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Your Lively-Striking ™ Jackets AVOID : Jackets that are very long, closed, oversized, droopy AVOID: Long to very long lengths. Large or wide lapels AVOID: Closed, severe looks AVOID: Unstructured, Oversized, Droopy looks AVOID: Strong angles, hard, sharp & pointed Necklines Collars Jackets Skirts Slacks and Pants Coats and Dresses Clothing Summary Accessories Summary Concept Summary

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Your LIvely -Striking ™ Skirts Short to medium-length small to medium scale details & trim rounded and curved lines; fitted can be good (unless a weight issue.) Since longer skirts have long lines, buttons can break up the lines or flow helps. Stick with lighter looks. GOOD: Short or light lines, medium lines, light to medium textures Click here to see Skirts examples Next Necklines Collars Jackets Skirts Slacks and Pants Coats and Dresses Clothing Summary Accessories Summary Concept Summary With longer skirts: buttons can break up the long lines; fabric should be light to medium, and have a smoother surface. Avoid too heavy, thick, stiff or bulky. Short to medium lengths easiest to wear Flow or movement is good if longer Any pleats should be small to medium

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AVOID: Heavy, droopy, very long and straight, or boxy looks. Droopy or stiff long skirts large pockets oversized details and trim strongly angular, Avoid large box pleats. Avoid hard, pointed, or severe looks heavy fabrics or textures Necklines Collars Jackets Skirts Slacks and Pants Coats and Dresses Clothing Summary Accessories Summary Concept Summary Your Lively-Striking ™ Skirts

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Your Lively-Striking ™ Slacks and Pants GOOD: Small to medium, curved lines, light to medium fabrics. Click here to see Slacks & Pants examples Next Small to medium scale in waistband and small to medium details & trim. Look for rounded, curved or softly angled lines in trim. Avoid mannish looks. If cuffs: go for small to medium. Fabric and texture are important in the pants you choose. Adding cuffs & visible pockets are less feminine, but you can still wear them. Use caution if mannish fabric. It can still work, but look carefully. More feminine styles don’t have zippers showing in front Necklines Collars Jackets Skirts Slacks and Pants Coats and Dresses Clothing Summary Accessories Summary Concept Summary

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Your Lively-Striking ™ Slacks and Pants AVOID Droopy or stiff fabrics large pockets oversized details and trim very strong hard, angular lines heavy fabrics or textures extremes of severe and baggy looks. Necklines Collars Jackets Skirts Slacks and Pants Coats and Dresses Clothing Summary Accessories Summary Concept Summary

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Your Lively-Striking ™ Dresses and Coats Click here to see dress & coat examples Your Harmonies™ allow you to wear many types and looks of dresses and coats. It is very important that the Overall Look is “right” for you Harmonies. Choose the colors, line, fabric textures, and details all relate to your Harmony Types™. In dresses, the top is like a blouse and the dress skirt is like the skirts you can wear. The same principles apply to the collar, lapels, trim, etc. Every dress has distinct Personal Style Expression that is the “message” of the garment . Choose for your Personal Styles and Body Type creates too many variables to show drawings. You can also refer back to your necklines, collars, skirts, etc. Selecting Dresses and Coats Small to medium details & trim rounded, curved edges Softened points Small to medium scale Rounded, softened angled lines defined lines fitted or softly fitted usually better w ith longer skirts, avoid heavy fabric AVOID very large trim large/wide designs Strong angles droopy or stiff long skirts Large pockets, oversized details Necklines Collars Jackets Skirts Slacks and Pants Coats and Dresses Clothing Summary Accessories Summary Concept Summary GOOD: Small to medium, curved lines, light to medium fabrics.

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Clothing Summary for Lively-Striking ™ The details create the “big picture” of your look. Here are the details for making good decisions… Necklines: Rounded and curved. Some soft angles; not severely angular. Open necklines better than very closed. Turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks okay. Collars: Small to medium scale. Curved & rounded edges. Some soft angles can work if not a focal point. Open necks are good. Jackets: Your best lengths are short to medium. Lines and bottom of jacket can be curved and/or well defined. Fairly fitted and structured can be good, unless a weight concern. Lapels: Small to medium in width (1 1/2" to 2 1/2"). Curved and rounded. Striking Secondary allows for more medium scale with soft points. Trim: Small, narrow and refined. Striking goes into medium scale. Look for some refinement. Not too heavy, thick or bold. Skirts: Short and medium length skirts work well on Lively. Longer skirts need clean, smooth lines and light to medium weight fabric. Avoid heavy or bulky looking. Best lengths depend on shape of legs. Pants: Small to medium waistbands. Small darts or pleats. Fine detailing. If cuffs, small to medium, 1” to 1 ¼". Jeans work if good for your body type. Dresses : The overall look of a dress can have the same design concept as a blouse and a skirt . Coats: Small to medium pockets, lapels, and trim. Lively can wear light and smooth fabrics, your Striking Secondary allows more substantial texture. Remember: How much your Secondary Harmony™ affects your overall look and style will depend on your percentages. Necklines Collars Jackets Skirts Slacks and Pants Coats and Dresses Clothing Summary Accessories Summary Concept Summary

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Summary of Concepts Summary of Concepts Every garment is made up of design elements. The purpose of your clothing is to enhance you. When your clothing is “in harmony” – you will be too. Look at a garment and try to analyze it based on the colors, lines, shapes, scale, and textures. Your design elements combine in your clothing and accessories for your best design choices. Your Dominant Harmony Determines your best lines, shapes, scale, and textures…based on percentages. Your Secondary Harmony and Undertones Remember: How much your Secondary Harmony affects your overall look and style will depend on your percentages. Same applies to Undertones if indicated. Consider Making Your Own Stylebook Go through catalogs and magazines to find pictures of styles that would look good on you. Or create an electronic style-guide of your own by finding and saving electronic images! Necklines Collars Jackets Skirts Slacks and Pants Coats and Dresses Clothing Summary Accessories Summary Concept Summary

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