THE PRINCIPLES
REPETITION
Repetition is a design feature that is used more than once. It is directional
and moves the eye from one element to its repeat on the garment.
   1. The repeat is within the scale of the figure. It does not overpower or
       diminish the wearer.
   2. The fabric thickness and texture of the repetition complements the
       design and the size and shape of the wearer.
   3. The shapes, lines and position of the repetition on the garment are in
       visual harmony with the whole garment and complements the wearer.
   4. Colors repeat with visual ease, whether stripes, pattern or color
       blocking.
   5. The repetition does not unduly focus on the erotic areas such as bust,
       crotch or derriere, or emphasize less attractive areas of the figure,
       unless intended.
   6. The garment lines do not negatively repeat the wearer's facial or body
       structures (square jaw, square neckline).
   7. If stripes are repeated vertically, the figure is enhanced by their effect.
       If stripes are repeated horizontally, the figure is enhanced by their
       effect.
   8.  The space between repetitions is in proportion to the figure.
      a.  If a wide repetition is used, the figure is enhanced by its effect.
      b. If a narrow repetition is used, the figure is enhanced by its
          effect.
 

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