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modest, retiring, shy, timid
FABRIC AND TEXTURE
-If you are demure, you shy away from things that make you stand out. You feel safer in choosing conventional fabrics, so you usually end up in soft, plain materials.
-Novelty weaves rub you the wrong way, yet you should break away from the tried and true occasionally if only to develop a feeling for experimentation.
-Somehow, figured (patterned) fabrics can have an enlivening effect without seeming brash.
COLOR AND PATTERN
-You naturally turn to subdued colors–powder blue, moss green, dusty pink, and aqua. They do suit your nature better than strong colors.
-As you get older, there is the danger that you might restrict yourself to brown, gray, navy, or black. Even now you may dislike to blossom forth in color. It’s easier to remain unnoticed when you wear brown or nacy.
-That does not imply that brown and navy are not good, wearable colors. They most certainly are! But there are so many other colors that are also becoming. Besides, color prevents you from getting that “mousey” look!
-You may feel too conspicuous in gay plaids, checks, stripes, and splashy prints. But do wear them occasionally in subdued colors.
-You will feel comfortable in simple styles with soft detail.
-Severe tailoring would make you feel too aggressive, whereas fussy details would seem like too much.
-Daring, dramatic styles and color contrast in a dress would make you more conspicuous than you would wish to be.
-Select hats and other accessories that have that soft, feminine look. Your tastes will run to simple conservative styles in them too.
Excerpt from Clothing Construction and Wardrobe Planning
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ShawnaJanuary 25, 2018 at 7:59 pm
Interesting! Mostly I recognise myself in the dignified category and probably was more of the demure one when young. Kibbe mostly works for me, Dressing Your Truth doesn’t and while Zyla is interesting I just don’t really know what to do with it. This is an interesting addition and support, I think.Reply
stylesyntaxJanuary 25, 2018 at 8:18 pm
Demure frequently matures into Dignified 🙂