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Old 05-13-2015, 07:37 AM
 
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I'm curious about this.

When I go shopping for clothes, and I go into the dressing room, the full length mirror is attached to the wall almost always and stops before it hits the floor (usually).

https://cdn.psychologytoday.com/file...m%20Mirror.jpg

In these mirrors, I think I look short, and pudgy around the midsection and rear (which I am a bit). And clothes look like they don't fit well.

However, at home, I have a full length mirror unattached to the wall. I tilt it a prop it at a slight angle so that the top rests on the wall. In this mirror, I look a little taller and slimmer and I feel like my clothes fit me really well. It'd be like this...

http://p-fst1.pixstatic.com/506ae5f8...500_s.fit_.jpg

So, this might be nitpicking, but which is closer to the perspective that others see you from, because I feel like it makes a big difference?
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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Interesting question, and I don't really have an answer! I have also noticed that different mirrors in different places make me look fatter or thinner. The ones at the gym or dance studio always make me look thinner with very defined muscle tone. Like you, the ones in department stores make me look fatter and sort of pudgy, which I really don't feel like I am. Sometimes the ones in public restooms are like the ones in the stores (fat/pudgy). The one at home, I tilt as you do and feel it is just right. So what is the truth of the matter?
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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I noticed that the ones at our local TJ Maxx ad Burlington Coat Factory are the ones that make me look the worst, but I have noticed what you are talking about at other stores. My full length mirror at home is wall mounted so there is no tilt involved but I do stand further away from it that I do in a dressing room.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:05 AM
 
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I don't have an answer but all of the dressing rooms I have been in lately go to the floor....
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