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05. 16. 2008

Try clothes on a virtual online model of the real you


You know those shopping sites where you have the option to view clothing you're thinking of buying "on a model?" Of course, everything looks great on the model, but for all you know, she's six feet tall and weighs 90 pounds. Some online shopping sites have a virtual model feature where you pick a model based on body type (for instance, you might be given a choice of triangle, upside triangle, or hour glass - but what if you're more of a rectangle?), height, skin tone, hairstyle, etc. I've never found this kind of feature to be useful because the model never looks anything like me.

In Japan, Avielan Company has developed software for a virtual fitting room called Awaseba that lets you create an online model of the real you rather than a cartoonish avatar. The software application is sold to online merchants who provide the service for free to their customers. To use it, you simply upload a photograph of yourself in the designated pose (face forward, standing straight up, arms at your sides not too close to your body).


You then have a virtual paper doll of yourself which you can use to try on different outfits. While this may not be completely fail safe, since clothing on a tiny figure on your screen may look different on the full-size you (ever buy a flower-patterned dress online to find that the flowers are absolutely huge on the real thing?), it has to be better than the last generation of virtual fitting rooms. Unfortunately, I haven't come across anything like this on any U.S. shopping sites I frequent. If anyone has tried something like this, let us know what you think by clicking on the comments link.

Via Trends in Japan.

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Alice Ochoa:

They have something like this at landsend.com. All you have to do is enter in your measurements and ta-da! You have a very realistic virtual you! You can even change the face and hair to look more like yours. I used this service to try on a bathing suit of all things! I must say it was pretty accurate, I ended up purchasing the suit and when it arrived it fit just how the "model" showed it would!

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