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Personal Styling Short Course

Course description

This course will expand your knowledge of personal styling in the fashion industry. Through a series of engaging lectures, you will learn about client consultation, wardrobe analysis and colour theory to advance your skills and confidence in this area.

The course will cover all the factors that should be considered when advising others on how to dress, from colours and patterns to shape and fit. You will learn how to identify and assess bodylines, taking into account scale and proportion to make the best styling choices for different body shapes.

We will also explore the concept of trends in the fashion industry and discuss how to identify them and what kind of impact they can have on the consultation process. Students will develop practical skills that will be useful for any career or business in the fashion industry and will be able to apply the techniques learnt to many different creative projects.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way that’s crystal clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to complement your cv.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face-to-face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


The course includes:

  • The role of a Personal Stylist
  • Colour Theory – Identifying Colour Qualities
  • Choosing Colours for Clients – How to Analyse Colour Patterns and work with Contrast levels
  • How to work with Fashion Colours
  • Bodyline - Assessing, Analysing and Understanding Bodyline - Scale, Proportion and Line
  • Styling Choices for Bodylines – Fabric, Cut and details
  • Proportional Dressing
  • Styling Tricks
  • Who wears What and Why – Garment Identification and the Optical Illusion of clothes
  • Understanding Fit
  • Identifying and working with Trends
  • Practical Application of the skills learnt above – Style a Model
  • Client Types and Expectations
  • Styling Services you can offer - Wardrobe Workouts, Styling Sessions and Personal Shopping
  • Marketing and Networking


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Notepad and pen
  • Coloured pencils
  • Pencils
  • Laptop with Microsoft Powerpoint or Keynote installed
  • PicCollage or equivalent app downloaded onto a smart phone or tablet - to create collage
Meet the Tutor:

This Personal Fashion Styling course is designed to offer an introduction to the role of personal styling in the fashion industry. You’ll learn how to respond to your client’s wardrobe requirements in line with their budget and lifestyle and develop an understanding of colour theory and proportional dressing.

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