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Monday, September 27, 2010

Blue World Style Tip: How To Layer Clothing in Blue Mars

Today's tip might be old news for Blue Mars fashion veterans, but after a couple recent conversations that ended in "Oh, that's what that's for!", I thought today would be a good time to talk about the clothing layer priority scale in the clothing editor. This is the row of boxes to the left of your clothing inventory. This scale is essentially the order of your clothes from closest to farthest from your avatar's body, and the picture above illustrates the massive difference that this scale can make depending on how effectively you use it.

To the left, I've taken a picture of my scale and highlighted how I usually sort the layers of my outfit on it. I almost always have my underclothing layers (if the outfit involves any) at the top, closest to my avatars body. In this case, putting the tanktop and underwear up here keeps them from breaking through the t-shirt and skirt.

The middle is the majority of the outfit, though this is the area where you'll have to do some of the most careful sorting. For example, my glasses are kept closer than my hair so the arms will be tucked under the hair on the sides of my hair, rather than resting on top of it.

I save the last couple spaces for the bulkiest clothing– items that need to be on the outer layers to avoid breaking through any other clothing.

After the makeup editing abilities in Blue Mars I think the clothing layering options are one of my favorite features to play around with, since they give you the ability to shuffle the components of your outfits around for a really fitted and customized look. So what features have you been making the most of? As always, don't hesitate to comment or send me an email!


  1. Excellent tips, Iris.
    I have found the layering especially useful for hats and shoes and boots actually, moving the pants to furthest from body, and the shoes to closest, you can wear shoes with socks, or boots under pants without glitching, your mileage may vary depending on the types of boots / shoes pants you own, but it does demonstrate how powerful and incredibly useful this feature is.....

  2. I like it a lot, too. I call it the 'valet' system.


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