Simply speaking, PRINT THAT YOU WEAR IS YOUR FACE!
Below are the major things you have to understand about prints and patterns when selecting clothes (according to Belle Northrup, Harriet Tilden McJimscey, Suzanne Caygill and Karla Matis).
The print or patterns you wear should be an expression of your unique personality. The following characteristics of your face relate to prints:
- The scale of your facial features, which means that the scale of you facial features relative to your face size can relate to the scale of a print;
- Definition of line edges, which can be defined or diffused or moderate;
- Line movements, e.g. wavy or straight;
- Space, the spacing around the print can relate to the spacing of the features in your face.
It is a very interesting exercise to find yourself in prints and patterns, when doing so you will discover a lot about yourself and your style. It will start with simple questions such as – are you a line representing S or maybe you are a circle or a square? Perhaps, you are lucky and you will find many geometric forms in your lines. In any case, may your journey to yourself be amusing!
Here is another example from “Art and fashion in clothing selection” by Harriet Tilden McJimscey .