Flicks on 66 – Dressing For Television

Dressing for TV


You might think that dressing for television is simple enough that you can just wear what you think is good and that’s it. That’s probably correct if you lived years before when there still no television.


Technology has worked its way to almost anything including entertainment. Owning a television at home now is like breathing in the middle ages. It’s almost becoming a necessity owning a tube or a flat screen in at least a household. Whether you’re one of the richest or one of the less fortunate ones, people always finds a way to procure one. It’s one of the easiest and most accommodating form of entertainment and it usually tells people what to do, buy, sell or wear making it more difficult for actors, newscasters, hosts and anyone in TV to dress up properly.

One tip that you need to know in order to be seen properly is color. Avoid too much black or too much white clothing when in front of a camera. The camera finds the brightest color in the picture and makes it its base white making others stand out too much. Same thing with black. Avoid high saturated colors like red as well.

Another tip is to not to wear accessories that glitter too much or reflects light for obvious reasons since cameras use light to convey a good image. You don’t want your face covered with bright lights suddenly.

You might want to research on proper decorum used in the set and the targeted audience for you to get a great image. You might also want to avoid anything that conveys a message that might be remembered.

Of course, make up is important. Make sure that you do not overdo it. If the set provides an artist, accept. It does not need to be too much, you just need to look better for the camera.

If you wear glasses, wear them. Make sure you’re comfortable on set so there won’t be any problems. If you have a mustache, shave. People loves to watch mouths speak, so let them watch. That goes with eyes as well, do not wear shades that will prevent your audience to look into your eyes. It’s the mirror to anyone’s soul and that’s true.


These are not rules, they are just guidelines to make yourself look better in front of the camera. What you do and wear in front of it for television is entirely up to you. Just remember a couple of things: one, it is usually recorded and might be used in the future for anything so make sure to be your best and two, like we said in the beginning of this article, television move mountains. Make sure their worth the effort, inspire!