The fitting room is the most important part of any clothing store. It's the place where customers decide once and for all if the items in their hands are going home with them, so it's crucial that mirrors and lighting are properly adjusted to be flattering. Which stores are the most convincing, though?
A writer named Inna from Russian blog Adme decided to find out, so she took selfies in 11 different big-brand fitting rooms and compared them to an unaltered photo from home. The results she found were shocking, and she concluded that light is everything. See for yourself below.
This is Inna at home, before the start of her shopping expedition
With this curtain I look like Superman with his cape, and I love it! More seriously, the clothes stand out better and you immediately see if they fit you well or not.
The fitting room is pretty good. Not great, but absolutely not bad. There is a lot of light, a lot of space to put your stuff, and the reflection of the mirror is pretty good. I will come here when there are markdowns.
I could live in this room! The lighting is nice, a good mirror, I look pretty and young. I haven't looked this good to myself in a long time.
I love my reflection in this mirror. I like the light that does not disturb the eyes, and that softly shines on my shoulders... I think I will buy this blue dress from the new collection.
The greenish light of this cabin creates a psychedelic atmosphere, and the mirror increases the proportions of my silhouette. I do not want to stay here for more than five minutes.
I'm sure the fitting rooms should not be so dark because suddenly ALL dark clothes blend with the bottom. As in this picture.
Very. Little. Space. Almost a coffin. You feel claustrophobic, it is better to try the clothes in the shop itself. The very pale face in the mirror only intensifies this sensation. It must be confessed however that my silhouette does look pretty good.
It seems that we have entered a hall of mirrors, and that at some point in the mirror on the left a serial killer will appear... Would he hide behind this coat on sale that caught my attention? Anyway, I'm sure he'll never be as scary as my face lit from above, which creates pretty convincing contrasts.
There is not much space, but I feel at home and I am not afraid of anyone. The lighting is light and it does not irritate my eyes; The mirrors do not transform my figure very much.
Hmm, this lighting gives me a pink color. Almost like the little pig Babe. Provided it is not roasted.