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The end of standard sizes? What this means for clothing in Second Life

Previously posted by Lucky at Mask and Mien.

This is a fantastic read, I highly recommend it!

Moni's World

There has been a growing number of stores as of late who are opting to only make clothing for specific mesh bodies (e.g. Belleza, Maitreya, Slink), and discontinuing standard sizing. According to a few social media outlets, the reasons why designers are opting to discontinue making standard size clothing are:

– Designers are spending more time rigging for various bodies than actual creation of items.

– Sales have not significantly decreased for those opting to go for specific fitmesh sizes.

– Customers want to shop at stores that have clothing specifically fitted to their body.

Some designers are opting to take it one step further and only focus on making clothing for the current most popular body. According to the 2016 survey conducted by meshbodyaddicts.com, 62.5% of the female residents surveyed currently wear the Maitreya Lara body. Even if you add up the number of people who wear other…

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The end of standard sizes? What this means for clothing in Second Life

Previously posted by Lucky at Mask and Mien.

This is a fantastic read, I highly recommend it!

Moni's World

There has been a growing number of stores as of late who are opting to only make clothing for specific mesh bodies (e.g. Belleza, Maitreya, Slink), and discontinuing standard sizing. According to a few social media outlets, the reasons why designers are opting to discontinue making standard size clothing are:

– Designers are spending more time rigging for various bodies than actual creation of items.

– Sales have not significantly decreased for those opting to go for specific fitmesh sizes.

– Customers want to shop at stores that have clothing specifically fitted to their body.

Some designers are opting to take it one step further and only focus on making clothing for the current most popular body. According to the 2016 survey conducted by meshbodyaddicts.com, 62.5% of the female residents surveyed currently wear the Maitreya Lara body. Even if you add up the number of people who wear other…

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The end of standard sizes? What this means for clothing in Second Life

Previously posted by ℳøηї at Moni’s World.

There has been a growing number of stores as of late who are opting to only make clothing for specific mesh bodies (e.g. Belleza, Maitreya, Slink), and discontinuing standard sizing. According to a few social media outlets, the reasons why designers are opting to discontinue making standard size clothing are:

– Designers are spending more time rigging for various bodies than actual creation of items.

– Sales have not significantly decreased for those opting to go for specific fitmesh sizes.

– Customers want to shop at stores that have clothing specifically fitted to their body.

Some designers are opting to take it one step further and only focus on making clothing for the current most popular body. According to the 2016 survey conducted by meshbodyaddicts.com, 62.5% of the female residents surveyed currently wear the Maitreya Lara body. Even if you add up the number of people who wear other mesh bodies, they still pale in comparison to the Maitreya Lara mesh body. For this reason, some designers feel like this is enough to not only discontinue standard sizes, but to limit their creations to only one fitmesh size.

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COUNTRY COUTURE CLOTHING CO Western Wear and PixelArt Pose Props are at THE BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S HUNT 2

Previously posted by saraheli at Sarah’s fashion adventures.

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Outfit with footwear: COUNTRY COUTURE CLOTHING CO Western Wear: Ladies http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20Land/106/94/21 (this item is at THE BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S HUNT 2, which runs from Thursday, April 7th to Saturday, April 30th, 2016. Please also check this website link for more information about this product: http://www.fiscreations.com/hunts/huntpath/2016-03-ceh.php)

Eyelashes:  :: DUTCH TOUCH :: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/20508

Footwear: Sheba: Wendy heels http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tranquil%20Dream%20II/38/159/22

Eyeshadow: *Shack*: smoke http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ruby/182/184/22

Stage: PixelArt Pose Props: All Worlds http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bhima/240/176/2 (this item is at THE BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S HUNT 2, which runs from Thursday, April 7th to Saturday, April 30th, 2016. Please also check this website link for more information about this product: http://www.fiscreations.com/hunts/huntpath/2016-03-ceh.php)

 



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COUNTRY COUTURE CLOTHING CO Western Wear is at the Chicken Egg Hunt

Previously posted at Sarah’s fashion adventures.

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Outfit with footwear: COUNTRY COUTURE CLOTHING CO Western Wear: Ladies http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20Land/106/94/21 (this item are at the Chicken Egg Hunt, which runs from Wednesday, March 10th to Thursday, March 31st, 2016. Please also check this website link for more information about this product: http://www.fiscreations.com/hunts/huntpath/2016-03-ceh.php)

Eyeshadow: *Shack*: Blue 3 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treasured%20Haven/65/66/21

Eyelashes:  :: DUTCH TOUCH :: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pixel%20Dreams/122/39/24



Visit https://sarahfashionadventures.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/country-couture-clothing-co-western-wear-is-at-the-chicken-egg-hunt/ for original post date.

Spring arrives at Roots & Wings Clothing

Previously posted at Sarah’s fashion adventures.

Check this out!

 

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Top: Roots & Wings Clothing: Cardigan in Harlequin Sunshine http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Royal%20Island/85/52/1311

Eyebrows: Dead Apples: Innocence in White (Tintable) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Skunk%20Valley/216/4/901

Eyelashes:  :: DUTCH TOUCH :: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pixel%20Dreams/122/39/24

Eyeshadow:

Footwear: Sheba: Wendy heels http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tranquil%20Dream%20II/38/159/22



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Fly away with Roots & Wings Clothing

Previously posted at Sarah’s fashion adventures.

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Outfit with footwear: Roots & Wings Clothing: Butterfly Love http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Royal%20Island/85/52/1311

Eyeshadow: *Shack*: Violet http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ruby/182/184/22

Eyelashes:  :: DUTCH TOUCH :: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pixel%20Dreams/122/39/24

 



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COUNTRY COUTURE CLOTHING CO Western Wear is at ADD SOME LOVE HUNT 3

Previously posted at Sarah’s fashion adventures.

Check this out!

 

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Outfit with footwear: COUNTRY COUTURE CLOTHING CO: Women’s http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fashion%20Land/106/94/21(This item is at the ADD SOME RED HUNT 3, which runs from Monday, February 1st to Monday, February 29th, 2016. Please also check this website link for more information about this product: http://fiscreations.com/hunts/overview/2016-02-asrh3.php)

Eyelashes:  :: DUTCH TOUCH :: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pixel%20Dreams/122/39/24

Lipstick:

Eyeshadow: *Shack*: smoke http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ruby/182/184/22

Eyes: Amacci: 9 – Big in Emerald http://slurl.com/secondlife/Amacci/133/136/2



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60 Clothing Layers!

Previously posted at Across The Grid With Lindal Kidd!.

When I first came to Second Life, most clothing was on “clothing layers.”  These are textures that are painted directly onto your classic avatar body.  (See my earlier post, “Layers and Layers of Layers” )

At first, there were only skin and clothing layers.  Over time, new layers were added.  First we got tattoos.  Then came the “physics” layer that isn’t really a clothing layer at all, and is used to make your body jiggle.  Finally, the old invisiprims were replaced by alpha mask layers to hide parts of your body under mesh clothing and other clothing or body part attachments.

The big problem was that you could only wear one thing on each layer.  One undershirt, one shirt, one jacket.  Clothing designers often provided the same top on all three layers, so that it was easier to put together an outfit.

Then Linden Lab made it possible to wear up to five items on a clothing layer by using the ADD command instead of WEAR.  This made it possible to stack shirts, for example…but the biggest benefit was that we could add multiple alpha masks…one for your SLink feet, one for your hands, one for your mesh pants, another for your mesh top, and so on.

But people were still running out of layers.  I had to compromise some of my outfits because I maxed out my available alpha masks.

Now LL has come to our rescue again.  They’ve implemented the “LayerLimits” functionality in the viewer.  I am not sure exactly when this moved from a project viewer to the released viewer, but it’s been in place there for at least several months.  (Nobody ever TELLS me these things!)  It’s in the Firestorm viewer too, and probably most of the other popular third party viewers.

LayerLimits removes the five items per clothing layer limitation.  Now you can wear up to 60 (!!) clothing layers IN TOTAL, in any combination.  This does not affect the “Essential Four” items (shape, skin, eyes, system hair) or the physics layer.  Only one of each of these items is allowed.  But it does affect tattoos, alpha masks, and the traditional clothing layers such as jacket, pants, gloves, etc.

Woot!  Good job, LL.


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Santa stops by Roots & Wings Clothing

Previously posted at Sarah’s fashion adventures.

Take a look at this!

 

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Outfit: Roots & Wings Clothing: Prancer Gown http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Royal%20Island/85/52/1311

Hair: enVOGUE: Charlotte in Dark Greys http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Auro/142/199/23

Eyeshadow: *Shack*: smoke http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ruby/182/184/22

Eyelashes:  :: DUTCH TOUCH :: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pixel%20Dreams/122/39/24

Eyes: Amacci: 9 – Big in Emerald http://slurl.com/secondlife/Amacci/133/136/2



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