Silhouette is the outline/contour of the garment and it is a crucial element in creating a fashion look.
The sweater is bulky and creates a fuller silhouette. Note that a sweater is drawn so the body is not revealed under the garment. The silhouette is much wider than the figure.
The jacket is tailored and could be in several different markets. The styling of the outfit is what places this in the Contemporary category – the purse, the braids and the coloring of the hair, the shoes addresses the market.
Designer garments often make a strong statement that pushes fashion forward. The large leather collar, waist and cuff add a dramatic element. Contemporary design is often a clash of two attitudes – the classic working woman pairs up with the rock and roller.
The clothes in the Missy category look fresh and youthful.