Nowadays, most of the fashion stores provide the facility of dressing rooms to their customers to try the clothes before buying them. But have you ever observed how some dressing rooms make you look extremely good, while some trial rooms make you look terribly bad and make you wonder do I really look like this in reality?

Well, that’s not only the case with you, there are many other people who go through the same experience quite often. That’s because  the dressing rooms usually have no standards except that they should be able to accommodate wheelchairs. According to a fashion instructor at Academy of Art University School of Fashion in San Francisco, Hersha Steinbock, “ dressing rooms is subject to the architect’s discretion when the store is designed. She says distance from the mirror is a key to getting perspective on the garment, but “optimal viewing distance may be sacrificed to space constraints.”

In fact, some dressing rooms also highlight the wrinkle and dark spots on your skin and make you look pathetic but that’s not true. You don’t look like that. It’s just the dressing room that makes you look like that.  To find out the reality of dressing rooms, Becky Worley, went to the five fashion stores in Emeryville, California mall wearing white T-shirt and denims and took selfies in each store.

Dressing room 1     

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The dressing room, she first visited had a spotlight overhead with a  very harsh and bright light on her nose, head, chest and belly. The yellow light of this dressing room makes her look bulky and also highlighted the wrinkles which was not cool at all. The feel was also not good. Overall, this dressing room didn’t match the criteria of ideal dressing room.

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The overhead light in this dressing room was not as harsh and strong as the first one.  In fact, this dressing room was darker with no clarity. Style director of Good Housekeeping Magazine, Lori Bergamotto says: “Darker rooms mean you’re not seeing nearly as much detail, and you’ll be in for a rude awakening when you return home.”

Also the peach/ pink color of the wall was making it difficult to focus on the color of the clothes. As the room was quite small, and the mirror was close, there was no scope to see the clothes from a distance to get a clear picture of the item.

Dressing room 3

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Though the room had wood panels and the feel was good, the light was still the issue. The lights of this dressing room were too strong that made her face look too dull, and eyebrows too big.

Dressing room 4

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This dressing room can definitely make you feel good. With two lights on each side of the mirror, this dressing room illuminated her face. The light was good in fact, it was a perfect combination of natural and indoor lights. The room was small and had some space issue, but still clothing looked way much better than it looked in previous dressing rooms.

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Finally! This dressing room was not just a trial room, but it felt more like a beach house. You can easily move, turn around and can feel like you are having some fun time in the outdoors. The two soft lights placed on each side of the mirror was  just perfect. This dressing room was definitely the winner.

Tehri Ketola-Stutch, another fashion instructor at Academy of Art University School of Fashion in San Francisco, explained “there is a reason why model fittings for runway shows use a technique of having the model walk back and forth. There is only so much that looking at things close up reveals, whereas walking back and forth helps to see the bigger picture visual impact as well as fit and movement of garments.”

So now you know why some dressing rooms make you feel younger and fit while some make you look horrible?