Updated (again!) 2/8/2013 – The site below (www.mvm.com/cs) is no longer available through that link it seems. I’m not sure if it is now called something else. If I come across something like this again, I’ll do another update!
Updated: 23/7/2013 – Another site worth looking at… http://www.myvirtualmodel.com/
Changing one’s appearance takes a lot of courage. We all want to dress sharp and trendy, but a little part of us is also rather insecure about wearing something new and ‘unlike’ us. What if it doesn’t work? More often than not, we settle for ‘safe’ and classic and what everyone says is ‘us’. Well, being all that is good, but I’m sure many of us would like to try something new some time.
One of the ways of dealing with style uncertainties is to try out online makeovers. Virtual makeovers have been around for a while now. They are software that allow us to ‘try out’ clothes, hairstyles and makeup to see if we look good in them or not. I got to try out a couple of them and want to share my adventures with you. You might even find that it will worth your while trying them out.
First one…. www.mvm.com/cs “My Virtual Model”
1. Select your body shape (V, A, 8), if your waist is defined or not, your height and weight, and choose a hairstyle / colour that suits you. You can upload your own picture if you want.
I find this a rather good software to play around with because of the following reasons:
- shows the good and the bad in our clothing choices fairly well (it confirms that I don’t look good in babydolls and some other items.)
- good for colour matching purposes. You can see the combination there and then.
The cons would be:
- it doesn’t take body variations into consideration (eg. fat and crooked knees and heavy upper arms etc etc)
- not 3-D – the shoes just don’t look good here
- only for women. (I’m yet to find something good for men.)
I treat it as a game, so I don’t expect too much out of it. Have fun if you’re going to try it out!