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Functions of clothes

-To express personality:
some people are casual, others are more formal.

-Protection from weather:
eg, warm clothes for winter, clothes to protect us from the sun, wind and rain.

-Modesty:
eg. On the beach we are expected to wear at least swimwear.

-Identification:
uniforms are used to identify people, eg. police.

-To flatter:
clothes can be used to make the body look good.

-Safety:
clothes can provide safety for various activities, eg. firefighter's clothes.

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Guidelines for buying clothes

-function
consider the clothe's purpose. Are you going to wear it? What are it's properties?

-Care
choose clothes easy to wash.

-Fit
check labels for measurements.

-Cost
decide if it is good value for money.

-Style

-Durability
will it last for a long time?

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accesories

accessories are extra items worn to complete a look of change a look.

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Why are accessories worn?

Accessories are worn because they:
complete an outfit
change the look of an outfit
create an interesting look
express our taste and style
can be functional, eg a bag or rucksack.

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Fashion industry: courier

Fashion designer. Twice a year, designers show their collection in the fashion capitals of London, Milan, New York, and Paris. These designs set trends for the next season.

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Fashion industry: haute couture.

(high fashion) original and very expensive clothes made by fashion designers for individual people.

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Fashion industry: prêt-à-porter

A designer's 'ready-to-wear' collection. They are good-quality, well-made clothes that are more readily available and cheaper than haute couture.

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Fashion industry: off-the-peg clothing.

The clothes seen in most shops. It is affordable fashion for the general population. The clothes are made using cheaper fabrics and caster production methods.

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Designing an outfit

Consider the following points when designing an outfit:
-occasion (formal or casual)
-comfort
-cost of outfit
-fashion
-colour
-size
-design

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Lines.

By changing the line, a person can be made ti look taller or shorter, thinner or broader.
-vertical lines add height and make a person look slimmer
-horizontal lines make a person look broader
-curved lines, such as uneven hems give a soft look to clothes.
-diagonal lines are dramatic and striking.