Weardrobe offers plenty of reading material and images for fans of fashion. The site offers a sophisticated look at clothing in many different tastes. Users can visit and link to a number of favorite Weardrobe blogs to learn more about the people behind the looks as well as those who follow them. Users can also create profiles that allow image uploads of their favorite ensembles as well as a tab that highlights their personal likes. Other personal information and links to websites and blogs can also be added.Show more screenshots »
Weardrobe was formed in January of 2008 as a clothing focused social networking site. Founded by Suzanne Xie and Richard Tong, the site has grown in popularity. By allowing users to show what they can do with clothing, Weardrobe gives everyone a place to get noticed. The site also presents a number of resources for fashion information which is constantly updated to keep users in the know. Weardrobe.com was acquired by Like.com in November 2009. Like.com itself was acquired by Google in August 2010. Weardrobe.com was shut down by Google in September 2011. Google will focus on developing Google Product Search.
Weardrobe.com is unique in its mature approach to fashion. The site is perfect for fashion lovers of an age, not just teenagers and young adults (although young adults are featured heavily). The designs are very classic and trendy with a sophisticated style that appeals to anyone, even those with a complex eye for style. The site allows users to connect and learn about their shared love of fashion while sharing personal favorites and creating a virtual clothing catalog. Other users can see what is posted and find inspiration and ideas for their own designs.
The Weardrobe site design is reminiscent of fashion magazines. The layout is easy to use, with a few different font styles and a solid dark gray background that helps contrast the colorful garments featured. Through large, clear photos of attractive garments and posing models, the site appears both professional and fun. Accessing each area is very easy using the simple navigation links across the top of the homepage. Although advertisements are present, they are minimal and generally go with the flow of the site design and color scheme.
New users can begin the registration process by clicking the grey “Sign Up” link at the top right hand corner of the homepage. The light text of the registration form may be difficult to read on some monitors, but the information requested is relatively minimal. Users are asked to enter an email address, password, name, and profile URL. After accepting the terms of service and submitting the information, users can begin accessing site features and uploading their images. The registration form leads directly to the account dashboard so users can enter their profile information and start connecting with other fashion minded individuals and bloggers.
Weardrobe was intended to create a social networking community based around fashion. The site is primarily informational and entertaining, so no features are include to justify a membership fee. At this time, no premium account is offered and no features require a payment to access. Every user can create an account and begin using the site and contributing to the ever growing collection of images. Weardrobe has been available for a couple of years now with no word on a premium membership being added at this point.
Anyone who has an eye for fashion, or wished they did, can enjoy Weardrobe. The site is a great place to get inspiration for personal outfit designs. By letting the community contribute, Weardrobe lets everyday people participate in the vast world of fashion. Users can come up with new ways to use old garments or inspire others to do the same. Through social networking, users can also connect and share ideas.