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Optical Illusion in dress 9

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Note the diagonal line in the small diagram of the figure below. It is actually straight, but the vertical lines which break it give it a “going-down-steps” appearance. This principle is used in the dress below—the two vertical panels of trimming break the line of the tunic and give the whole figure a more slender appearance than in the figure above.


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Dress and Look Slender
by Jane Warren WellsPublished in 1924
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