Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30Hi guys, I'm Azayaka (Japanese for 'vivid,' or 'brilliant') Cosplay. I graduated from FIDM with a degree in Fashion and Theater Costume in 2011 and after a brief stint of doing commission and freelance work, have started making my own cosplays. Please visit me at any of the pages provided in the links below, but note that I primarily upload to Facebook. I upload fashion, art, and karaoke in addition to cosplay, as well as things that humor me. I'd love to hear from you and thank you for reading my article! To learn more about Azayaka, check her out online at: and óóó͘¥½®Öæƒþ®Ä›͘ěã&›ÙçƒÙùϮϬϭϳ ϯϬ TALL DOs 3 Peplums 3 Blouses with waist seams 3 Belted shirts or dresses 3 Empire waistlines 3 Dresses with A-line or full skirts 3 A-line or full skirts that sit at the waistline 3 Mid rise pants or shorts 3 Accentuated sleeves; sleeves WKDWDUHJDWKHUHGRUUXIÀ HGSXII\ sleeves" 3 Off shoulder neckline DON'Ts 8 Stripes 8 High rise pants or shorts 8 Low rise pants or shorts 8 /RQJ¿ WWHGEORXVHVRUGUHVVHV 8 Sack dresses or shirt dresses STRAIGHT-WAIST For women whose bust and hips are not more than 5" larger than the waist (ex. B: 35" W: 32" H: 36"). VOLUPTUOUS Sometimes called a "bombshell" ¿ JXUHDYROXSWXRXVZRPDQ VEXVW and hips are at least 10" larger than their waist measurement (ex: B: 36" W: 26" H: 36"). Most tasteful appar- el choices should compliment this ¿ JXUHW\SH SHORT DONT's 8 "High waters" (pants that cut off right around the ankle) 8 Horizontal stripes 8 Dresses with a dropped waist (think 1920's style dresses) 8 Straight-leg pants 8 Full length dresses (maxi GUHVV  À DWV 8 Very low-rise pants 8 Over-the-knee boots and socks Applicable for women 5' 1" and shorter. DONT's 8 "High waters" (pants that cut off right around the ankle) 8 Turtlenecks 8 Vertical stripes 8 Dresses with a dropped waist (think 1920's style dresses) 8 Very high-waisted pants and skirts 8 Ankle boots The average height for women in America is 5'4". Let's say this applies for any women 5' 8" or taller. In conclusion, let me provide some brief general advice for deter- mining your size: take your basic measurements (bust, waist, hip). 5HIHUHQFHDQ\VL]HFKDUWWRGHWHUPLQH\RXUVL]H,I\RX¿QGWKDW your waist and hip match up with a size 6, but your bust is a size 8, you'll need to wear a size 8. The rule of thumb is to determine your size based off your largest measurement. I must also assert the LPSRUWDQFHRIFKRRVLQJWKHSURSHUEUDVL]HDQG¿QGLQJDEUDWKDW provides the necessary support, especially for more well endowed women. Don't hesitate to check your bra size with a professional. In addition, consider undergarments such as a slip or sheer nylons to help create a smoother shape and prevent visible panty lines or ZRUVH:KHQ\RXUHYLHZWKHERG\VKDSHVDERYH\RXPD\¿QG\RX fall under a couple categories and can combine the suggestions. And do remember, these recommendations are simply what are most complimentary and what is least complimentary. I am not suggesting you wear only what is listed OR that apparel that is not OLVWHGZRXOGQRWEHÀDWWHULQJ