Character clothing; fashion tips for writers

Uninspired Writers

When creating characters, appearance is just one aspect to consider. And within appearance there are numerous ways to describe your characters. One of which is their clothing and fashion sense. It can tell a lot about a person, so take a look at the tips below.

Only mention clothing if relevant
As with most aspects of writing description, you should only mention a characters’ clothing if it is relevant. Sliding in information on what they are wearing can help build an image, and reveal personality. But avoid an information dump. When you first see a person do you immediately assess their outfit? When you’re telling a friend a story, do you tell them in detail what the other people were wearing? Probably not. So don’t make your characters do this. Mention what stands out, what is relevant, and what adds context.

Use clothing to portray personality
Clothing can be a…

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