My sister is getting married an I’ve been trying on a lot of dresses, which has got me thinking about silhouettes. Silhouettes are the basic shapes of garments that affect the way they look on the body.
Have you ever noticed how many empire-waisted bridesmaid dresses there are?
This is because empire waists are the most flattering styles for the most figures. It emphasizes the bust while drawing attention away from the hips. This is a very deliberate decision on the part of the designers.
So when designing a line, be sure to keep in mind what’s on the mind of the people who will be shopping for your garments. What are the silhouettes that look best on your customers?