Looking at systems with 6 or 7 style categories
|McJimsey||Classic/ Traditional||Natural/ Athletic||Dramatic/ Theatrical||Romantic/ Sensual||Ingenue/ Youthful||Gamine/ Lively|
|Cho||Classic/ Elegant||Sporty/ Casual||Exotic/ Dramatic||Feminine/ Romantic||Sexy/ Alluring||Arty/ Offbeat|
|Parsons||Classic/ Traditional||Classic/ Sporty||Dramatic||Feminine||Alluring||Creative||Classic/ Elegant|
|Since I'm certified in Color Me A Season, I learned those style categories used by Kentner, but they line up with McJimsey and I also use those categories to look at inner and outer lines. But more and more, I'm thinking about how to use style guidelines with flexibility. You may need to focus on design lines that work best for your body type, and then you can play around with several categories for accessories depending on your mood and purpose.|
You may have a significant dominant style or you may have a blend of dominant and secondary style, too:
An important thing to note is that Ingenue or Youthful/Playful is not used in other systems. It is really a younger or shorter Romantic. Gamine is a younger or shorter Dramatic, sort of "tomboy." Gamine may have some overlap with arty, offbeat, creative, trendy and innovative categories in other systems.
MCJIMSEY (and KENTNER):
- (and ANGELIC/Ethereal)
Art and Fashion in Clothing Selection
by Harriet Tilden McJimsey c) 1973
by Emily Cho c) 1986
post on Universal Style
Universal Style Dress for Who You Are and W...
by Alyce Parsons c) 1991
Fabulous You!: Unlock Your Perfect Personal...
by Tori Hartman c) 1995
Staging Your Comeback, by Christopher Hopkins c) 2008
... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane