The Ultimate Covet Fashion Guide: Tricks, Tips, Cheats, and How to Get Free Diamonds!
Covet Fashion is a free fashion/style-based game for Android and iOS. The game allows you to dress up an avatar (you can change elements of the avatar like hair, makeup, and skin tone at any time) and dress her in clothes by real fashion designers. You win garments in the game to dress up your avatar with, and the game is great fun for anyone who likes fashion, dress-up games or simulation games.
So how can you do well in Covet Fashion? This ultimate guide covers everything you need to know about Covet Fashion; how to get started, enter challenges, create looks, win prizes (including how to win Top Look), enter Jet Set Challenges, add friends and set up a Covet Fashion Facebook account, and how to make money, save cash and earn diamonds.
UPDATE 01.11.17: Covet Fashion recently updated their game to include new models (body types). I will be checking this out and updating the guide soon to reflect the new changes.
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After downloading and installing the game on your mobile phone or tablet, you can get started! You can choose to either link the game with your Facebook account (a bit more on that later), or play without linking it. I definitely recommend linking the game with your Facebook, so you can add friends, which will come in handy during challenges later. You can skip ahead if you want to learn about playing Covet Fashion with your Facebook account.
Have You Played Covet Fashion?
Once you get into the game, you'll see a sidebar with various choices.
- Inbox- receive your daily allowance of 100 diamonds and 20 tickets, and any event rewards you win.
- Home- find the results of previous challenges here.
- Style Challenges- the main page where you enter challenges for money and prizes.
- Vote on Looks- vote on the looks in previous challenges to earn tickets.
- Shop- go shopping in the in-game "mall" for more clothing options for your model.
- Shop Online- a real online shopping mall featuring some of the real-life clothing and designers used in the game.
- Fashion Feed- news about fashion in and out of the game.
- Fashion House- join a group of other Covet players, compete for prizes, chat, and ask for advice on your looks.
- Record Gameplay- might not be available on all devices; record your game play and post it to social media sites.
- Get Cash & Diamonds- buy premium currency, or complete surveys and offers for free diamonds (more on that below)
- Premium Store- buy premium currency here.
- Account- change your username, Facebook account details, etc. here.
There's also a bar along the top with the currency options.
There are three forms of "currency" you'll use in Covet Fashion: money, tickets and diamonds. Money is used to buy garments in the game so you can enter challenges. Tickets are used to actually enter said challenges (most challenges cost between 15-25 tickets to enter). And diamonds are premium currency which you can use to buy expensive clothing garments, or even to convert them for tickets or cash.
Choosing A Challenge
Click on the Style Challenges link in the sidebar to enter your first challenge. The Style Challenges menu will open up, and you can browse the different challenges and find one you'd like to enter.
Each challenge is themed, and will give you a short description of what your model is doing and what she should be wearing. There are also requirements for each challenge. You always have to pay a certain amount of tickets to enter, but you may also be required to wear certain garments in order to satisify the particular theme.
Challenges last for a limited amount of time. Most challenges will give you 2-3 days to enter; some special challenges might have less time, while the Daily Challenge always stays up for 24 hours. After the timer runs out, you cannot enter a challenge which has expired.
I recommend players (in particular, new players) to ONLY buy the garments needed for each challenge. When you first start off the game, you're given only $5,000 and you'll need to use your money sparingly.
I also recommend (in the beginning at least) only entering challenges that will give you a decent reward, should you win. Most challenges will automatically give you a monetary reward upon entering (usually between $100-$200 and the daily challenge always rewards $500); try not to spend more than you'll get back in the beginning. If you do end up spending more, make sure the rewards for winning are things you actually want. If the reward, for example, is a dress you can't see yourself ever using, it might not be worthwhile to even enter.
Keep in mind that garments can be reused an infinite number of times, but you cannot sell them back after buying them, so buy items carefully!
If you really want to go shopping, I recommend going at the beginning of a new season. Buy yourself some classic pieces: a pair of black heels/pumps, a pair of jeans, a nice blouse, a black cocktail dress, and a set of jewellery (earrings, necklace, bracelet). These signature pieces will help you get started during a new season.
Every garment that you own in the game adds to your overall Closet Value. This score is pretty important in the game; as you increase your closet value, you unlock more options for hair and makeup.
You can increase your closet value by buying new clothes or winning new items from entering challenges. You'll see your closet value increase with each new item added to your closet- and every time you reach a major milestone, the game will congratulate you on your new closet value and give you a rundown of which new hair and makeup options you've unlocked.
After you choose a challenge to enter, it's time to dress up your avatar. Have a look at the requirements to see what items you'll need to wear. You can look through your closet (or use the sidebar to sort your closet) to see if you have the required garments. If not, you can buy them directly from the challenge menu.
Besides the requirements, you'll need to add things to make a complete look: shoes, shirts, and jewellery or other accessories are recommended. Try your best to make your outfit fit in with the challenge at hand, read the description and try to follow it. If the model is supposed to be outdoors for a hike, don't dress her in a ball gown (though you'll see many players doing this in the voting menu!).
Choosing Skin Tone
As mentioned above, each time you enter a challenge, you can choose a new skin tone, hair style and makeup to use on your model.
Skin Tones range from light to dark, and are all unlocked regardless of closet value. Your model will automatically be wearing the same skin tone that you used last time, but you are free to change it from challenge to challenge, or use the same skin tone throughout all your challenges. I always choose to use a dark-skinned model; I like her to reflect my real life skin tone. Some players change the skin tones depending on the challenge (for example, many players changed their models to a olive or tan skin tone when the challenge was Samurai Warrior).
Choosing Hair and Makeup
Both the hair and makeup options are limited to your closet value. Each time you level up, you'll unlock 3-5 new makeup and hair options. Once you unlock a hair or makeup style, you can always go back and choose the old ones you've unlocked in the past.
The makeup menu has several different makeup options to choose from; everything from a more nude/natural look, to glitzy/glam looks. Some of the makeup styles look different on each skin tone, so you can play around with your model's skin tone and their makeup to find a perfect look.
Hair has more options once you choose it; the majority of hairstyles have several different colours to choose from, so you can have the Chignon hairstyle, for example, with lavender hair, if you desire.
It's always a good idea to try and pick hair/makeup that go with the challenge. If the challenge is for a business woman, for example, you might not want to choose a crazy hairstyle or nighttime makeup look. If the challenge is a rocker chic, it might be a good time to choose one of the more "daring" hair/makeup choices.
There's no limit to hair or makeup so you can use and reuse the same options as many times as you'd like!
If you've connected your account with Facebook, you can even borrow clothing from friends. If you have joined a Fashion House, you can also borrow from the members. You're only allowed to borrow one item per challenge and you can only borrow from each Facebook friend every 3 days, and from the Fashion House (as a whole) every 20 hours.
Keep in mind that you can only borrow the same item once from each person. For example, if you borrow the Zimmerman Weave Buckle Belt from your friend Sally once, you can't borrow the same item from her again. You can, however, borrow other items from Sally, or borrow the Zimmerman Weave Buckle Belt from another friend in the game.
There are clothing bonuses for each look you put together- one for unworn items and one for seasonal items. You can get up to .50 stars for current season items +.30 stars for unworn items. Try to maximize these bonuses by wearing any applicable unworn items and staying in season with your clothing. You can tell which season each garment is in by looking at the description underneath the clothing thumbnail.
With the bonuses you can get almost a full star more after the votes have been counted, so do your best to get your full bonuses with each challenge!
Everytime you enter a challenge, you can have a look at the prizes that are available to win. Prizes differ from challenge to challenge, but typically you win a cash reward upon entering (between $100-$500).
If you win four stars, you'll win a garment (sometimes related to the challenge itself; if the challenge requires you to wear clothing by a particular designer, you might win one of their items as the reward).
At 4.5 stars, you'll win 25 diamonds.
At 5 stars you will win a secondary item- usually something that's more expensive. I've seen pricey handbags, jewellery or gowns in this section. They're great for increasing your closet value.
Finally, if you win 5.8 stars (which is only achieved by winning Top Look), you will win the grand prize of 5000 diamonds!
The results of each challenge come in after a few days of voting. You will be sent your results in the inbox.
The results tab shows your voting score that the other Covet Fashion players gave you, (including your points for bonuses) and any rewards that you win. Clothing and accessories will go straight into your closet and will add to your closet value. Any diamonds that you win will be added to your diamond tally.
You can also see all your past results and looks by going into your profile and click on Past Looks. They will all be archived there for you or anyone else looking at your profile to look back on.
How to Win Top Look
Is Winning Top Look Possible?
Winning Top Look seems to be a rare feat; most players never win Top Look, though some are lucky enough to do so multiple times.
To win Top Look you definitely have to max out your bonus stars- so you need to keep EVERYTHING in season (even 1 point off can mess up your chance), and you'll need to max out your unworn items.
After that, it's really down to "luck." Luck is in quotes because there are actually several "top look" groups on Facebook that will determine the best look for each challenge and you can dress your model with these trending garments for the best chance of winning the top prize. I find all this a bit unethical (there are even voting groups where the players will vote for identical looks to win), but if you'd like to participate in them, you can easily find hundreds of groups by searching "Covet Fashion Top Look" on Facebook.
Otherwise, if you really have a great look that fits the challenge, if you've got unique- but appropriate- hair and makeup, then you have a chance of genuinely being voted for the top look. Voters will pick hair and makeup from higher closet values most of time, so the higher your closet value, the better chance you have of winning top look.
Don't take it hard if you don't win top look or the best prize, though. The game is just a game, after all, and it's all in good fun! Keep trying and keep putting together looks you genuinely like, not just looks that you think will win.
Jet Set Challenges work a bit differently than the regular timed challenges. You can access them by going into the Style Challenges menu, and clicking Jet Set at the top menu bar.
Jet Set challenges are open forever, and have no time limit to them. You can enter and re-enter them whenever you want as as many times as you want, though they do require 15 tickets to enter each challenge.
Entering Jet Set Challenges
Each Jet Set challenge will have a theme based on location and style. The idea is that you and your model "jet" around the world to different locations and get dressed dependant on where you are the theme of that particular photo shoot.
Each new Jet Set destination comes with three entries and each entry has a requirement. Requirements are usually a bit easy to pass, so almost anyone can enter, regardless of closet value or level.
Unlocking Jet Set Challenges
The challenges themselves work just like the timed challenges; you dress up your model as usual, and can receive bonuses for unworn clothes or seasonal items. However, you do not win a prize at the end of the voting (voting results come back in 8 hours for these); instead, you win a rating out of 5 stars. If you receive the amount of stars required to open the next Jet Set destination, the game will unlock the new destination for you and will also give you a reward of 500 diamonds.
As you get higher up in the Jet Set challenges, you will probably need to redo the old challenges to get higher scores and more stars. But Jet Set challenges are a great way to get free diamonds.
Linking Covet With Facebook
Covet Fashion allows Facebook intergration with the game so that you can add your real life Facebook friends and borrow items for their closets.
Having a lot of friends is great in the game, so you will always have access to more garments to borrow. It's really great, especially, when you enter a challenge which requires a specific item that you don't own and don't want to buy (or can't afford); you can just look through your friend's closets and borrow from them, instead.
If you have friends in real life who already play the game- great! Connect with your Facebook account by clicking on Account and then clicking on the Facebook link. The game will automatically scan your Facebook friends and add any friends who are currently playing into the game. You'll then be able to borrow clothes from your friends and vice versa.
You can also share a link on your Facebook page for your friends to download and play Covet Fashion with you. You have three referral links that you can give out, and if anyone clicks your link and is a new player to Covet Fashion, you'll be rewarded $1,000 for referring a new player.
In addition to being able to borrow from your friend's closets, they can also borrow from yours! Each time they do, you'll receive 2 tickets to use for entering challenges. You can collect these tickets by going into your Inbox and looking at the Friend's Activity tab.
Creating a Facebook Account For Covet
If you're a serious Covet player, I actually recommend setting up a Facebook account just FOR Covet Fashion. It's really easy to do and thousands of other players do the exact same thing. Set up an e-mail address from whichever provider you'd like (I use gmail) and then make a new Facebook account. I think it's best to put Covet somewhere in your name (for example, I'm Brittany Covet on Facebook) so other players will recognize who you as a player of the game. You can also change your profile picture to your game avatar or model.
Once you make your Covet profile, there's a few ways of finding other Covet players to add. You can make a post on the Covet Fashion Facebook page and ask people to add you. You can also join one of the many Covet Fashion Add Me groups, where people are always looking for new friends. You can start adding other players, and Facebook will automatically recommend players for you to add.
I found that adding friends snowballs really fast, though. I started a new account and added 100 people...after a few days, that amount tripled, currently, I have close to 1,000- and the majority of them found me. So don't worry about not having enough friends- you'll probably have too many at some point! You'll never make it through all their closets anyway.
Joining A Fashion House
Fashion Houses are groups of other players made up in the game. You can join a Fashion House from the main sidebar menu, and then search for a house of your liking. There's a few benefits to joining a Fashion House:
- Chat Room: you can chat with other members of your Fashion House whenever you'd like. This is the only way to have a chat in the game.
- Ask for Advice: being in a Fashion House gives you the option to post any of your looks before entering a rally, and you can ask for advice from your fellow house members.
- More Closets to Borrow From: you'll have access to any of the members in your FH's closets, however you can only borrow from the FH as a whole once every 10-24 hours.
- Runway Rallies: This is really the #1 reason to join a Fashion House- entering Runway Rallies. Rallies can be thrown by your FH leader and are done by you and the members of your FH entering the timed challenges. If you and your fellow members receive a high enough cumulative score, you'll get a piece of a puzzle board. If you unlock all the pieces, you'll win prizes like premium garments, cash or even diamonds. If you're someone who likes to enter a lot of challenges, anyway, joining an active FH who also does so is great; basically, you have a chance of double the prizes with no extra effort on your part.
You can find Fashion Houses either by searching on the game itself, through word-of-mouth (if you have other friends who play, you can ask them which house they're in), through Facebook (join one of the many Covet Fashion Facebook groups and you'll see tons of FH recommendations), or you can even make your own Fashion House!
One of the hardest things about Covet Fashion is making and saving money. You need money to buy garments, you need garments to enter challenges, but each garment is pretty expensive and sometimes you'll have to buy 3-4 garments in order to enter a challenge. Then, you get a small entry reward of $200, and might not even win the prize at the end. Unfortunately, this happens often, so you could end up spending $600 for a challenge, only got $200 back, and be out of $400. When you only start off the game with 5K, that money will go really fast.
So how can you budget and save money in a game like Covet Fashion?
Save Money From Daily Challenges
Make sure you do the Daily Challenge every. single. day. The entry reward is $500, and the Daily Challenge doesn't require you to have a specific garment- you just have to create a look. Obviously, you'll want to create the best look that you possibly can so you can get a good score and win a reward, but you don't have to stay in season for the Daily Challenge, and you don't need to buy anything new. I don't ever buy a garment for the Daily Challenge, that way I'm getting $500 cash a day, without spending anything. After a week, that's $3500 (and maybe a few reward garments, if you put together a good look :)).
Don't Spend More On The Challenge Than You Get Back
On regular timed challenges, try your best not to spend more money on the garments for the challenge than you'd get back for entering. For example, if the challenge gives you $200 upon entry, try not to spend more than that buying garments so that you get an actual profit back. If you do have to buy specific garments, try to borrow the most expensive one you need, and then buy the cheaper one for yourself.
Earn, Buy or Save Your Diamonds
Having diamonds is almost a necessity in the game. Because no matter how much you budget or how well you save, eventually, you'll run out of cash and need more (especially when a new season begins and you need a new wardrobe). The only way to get more cash is to convert it from diamonds.
I don't personally spend a lot of money buying diamonds from the Premium Store. Some players have disposable income and are able to spend the money to buy the big packs of diamonds, and if you're willing to spend $100+, you can too. However, I don't recommend doing that.
First of all, from time to time, Covet runs discounts on diamonds. You can get up to 80% off the 1575 diamond pack at least once a month, and that's the only time I'll buy diamonds (for example, it's usually $7.99 AUD to buy that pack, with the discount, it's only $1.49. That's less than the price of a cup of coffee).
Other than buying diamonds, you can earn diamonds by completing free offers through Covet Fashion. There's an Earn tab in the Premium Store, which will give you options to earn diamonds. The main way to earn diamonds is by completing free offers (like downloading an app and running it, or taking a survey). These usually pay out anywhere from 20-15000 diamonds.
Before you start doing the offers though, keep in mind that Covet Fashion (and Tapjoy, the company who runs these offers) often do 2x Diamond offers, when for an entire weekend, every offer is worth double the amount of diamonds! Since many offers can only be completed once, I wait to do any offers until one of these promotional weekends is running, and then I do as many offers as I can. The last two times I did the double diamond weekends, I completed enough surveys, etc. to earn 40k diamonds! This is an easy and effective way to earn thousands of diamonds. Just keep your eyes peeled for a double diamond weekend!
Sometimes Tapjoy doesn't reward you for all your offers and you might end up missing diamonds. The typical protocol is to e-mail them with a screenshot of your completed survey or app that you downloaded, but I will be making a follow-up article on how to earn in-game currency from Tapjoy!
That's it for The Ultimate Covet Fashion guide! If you have any questions, comments, or other tips and advice, feel free to leave me a comment below! I'll add to this guide whenever I discover any new tips or information for the game, so check back regularly if you're a fan. Good luck, and have fun styling!
© 2017 Brittany Doherty