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MsJuniper Tue 21-Jul-15 15:23:17

I've got an audition for a TV quiz show which I'm quite excited about but I am short (5'3") and fat (20) and very embarrassed by this.

The backdrop will be dark with the usual neon blue/red colours you get on game shows. I'll be behind a podium but they do cut away to full-body shots of the contestants.

I was thinking of going for something large, loose and black that would completely hide me but I ordered a couple of things from asos and now I'm not so sure, I look a bit of a sack.

I know not to wear stripes or small patterns but has anyone got any advice or suggestions?

My usual style is very relaxed, tunic and leggings, supermarket budget-level. Don't tend to wear heels unless just a small wedge.

I don't mind wearing something outside of my usual style if it will look better on television, but would still like to be reasonably comfortable so I can think straight and answer the questions!

AoifeBell Tue 21-Jul-15 16:52:47

ooh is it tipping point?

Cheesymonster Tue 21-Jul-15 19:45:27

Exciting! I'd go for black trousers and a tailored shirt in a plain colour, no pattern. Something that isn't too flowy but sort of skims over any lumps and bumps.

SirPercyPilkington Tue 21-Jul-15 19:48:47

Make sure it's comfy. You might get nervous and you don't want to be fidgety AND pulling your top up or hem down.
I'd probably wear leggings/black jeggings and a nice silky viscosy top.
Good luck - hope you win!

itsnothingoriginal Tue 21-Jul-15 20:04:00

Yes I'd definitely recommend wearing something black unless you are super skinny! DH and I were involved in a TV programme and I couldn't believe how much bigger we both looked!

Good luck - how exciting smile

MsJuniper Tue 21-Jul-15 20:23:14

Thank you! Yep definitely going for black but with a bit of colour on the front to warm it up. Hopefully my dazzling wit and intellect will distract from the width of my bottom grin

Goodbetterbest Wed 22-Jul-15 07:44:07

I'd go for navy rather than black, you can add red or cream to break it up a bit.

stripytees Wed 22-Jul-15 09:54:35

Could you wear an interesting necklace (like a colourful, bigger one?) to draw attention so that people will look at your fab necklace and not notice the size of your tummy for example?

bluesbaby Wed 22-Jul-15 12:17:17

Don't wear anything bright red. Go for any other colour for your accessories. Good luck!

bluesbaby Wed 22-Jul-15 12:25:17

Technically you are also supposed to avoid black and white. Could you go for a dark charcoal shade or dark navy instead? It's much more flattering on camera.

Also if the background is dark, you want to avoid looking like a floating head. So if you feel more comfortable in darker clothes, then go for it, but don't go totally black-black.

WeeBoobs Wed 22-Jul-15 13:59:25

I filmed for a quiz show earlier this year. I wanted to be comfy and not have sweat patches (I get dreadfully sweaty when nervous grin) so I wore black ankle boots, blue skinnyish jeans and a black sweatshirt with a big fluffy rainbow-coloured heart on the front! (They asked us to bring FIVE different outfits though - what a nightmare confused)

It hasn't aired yet though so may have looked awful grin

Good luck, I found it loads of fun.

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