- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (November 9, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470539267
- ISBN-13: 978-0470539262
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 42 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #749,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Your full-color guide to building a fun, functional wardrobe
Fashion For Dummies takes the guess out of dress, giving you the confidence and know-how you need to dress for every occasion. This full-color guide is packed with tips on creating a confusion-free wardrobe that works with your body type and personal style, as well as navigating the worlds of color, pattern, and texture.
- Reveals how to put together outfits that work without overextending your budget
- Features a section dedicated to menswear
- Packed with helpful illustrations presented in full color
The perfect guide for novice fashion-hunters, Fashion For Dummies is your key to always dressing your best!
Jill Martin's Ultimate Outfit Checklist
How to be happy with your outfit every time you get dressed
What was the biggest fashion discovery you made while you were writing Fashion For Dummies?
While following the trends is always fun, you’ll look your most beautiful and stylish if you stay true to your personality and dress to flatter your body type. Has your style changed at all because of this book?
Well, maybe not changed entirely, but it definitely evolved and got more refined. While I used to have an overflowing closet with tons of different looks, now I have a cleaned-out and organized closet that’s narrowed down to the more classic look that best expresses my style. Is there any one fashion rule that you would advise people of across the board, regardless of style or body type?
Yes! Invest wisely and think long-term when it comes to your basic and staple items. It’s okay to spend a little more on these pieces, because you’ll have them in your wardrobe for years. Likewise, look for bargains when buying super trendy items. You won’t have these for more than a season or two, so there’s no need to spend too much. What is the biggest splurge you ever made on your wardrobe, and was it worth it?
I bought this amazing Chanel bag. I had no business spending that kind of money at the time, but I had to have it. And, yes, it was worth it because it’s a classic that will never go out of style. I’ve been using it for years and will continue to do so. I have more than gotten my money’s worth. What is the best bargain you ever found?
I found a couple of beautiful rhinestone broaches at a flea market once. I use them all the time. I wear one on my jean jacket pocket, and the other I pin onto a formal dress to give it a vintage look.
From the Back Cover
Fashion for Dummies
Put together outfits that work
Know your body type and personal style
Create a fun, functional wardrobe
Navigate the worlds of color, pattern, and texture
In Full Color!
TV personality and fashion expert
Pierre A. Lehu
Put your best (dressed) foot forward and step out with style and confidence
Part reference, part tutorial, Fashion For Dummies gives you everything you need to take the guess out of dress! This full-color guide is packed with tips on creating a confusion-free wardrobe that works with your body type and personal style. Whether you're a fashion novice or are searching for a new look, you'll get straightforward advice on how to build a fun and functional wardrobe to dress well for any occasion!
Fashion, style, and you define your own personal style and discover how to make wardrobe decisions that work for your body type
Master the basics of fashion learn the fundamentals of fabrics and garment construction to pair colors, patterns, and textures with confidence
Stock your closet without stripping your savings make the most of your shopping excursions with practical tips on how and where to shop for a stylish wardrobe that won't break the bank
Finishing touches discover how undergarments, accessories, and shoes can transform an outfit from simple to simply fabulous
Be ready for anything discover how to take a wardrobe essential like a little black dress from corporate to casual to cocktail in a flash
Open the book and find:
Tips on dressing for your body type
Ten fashion faux pas and how to avoid them
Color choices that work for you
Wardrobe essentials, from the LBD (little black dress) to the perfect pair of pumps
Ways to dress for comfort and style year-round
Looks that go from day to night
Words of fashion wisdom from designers and celebrities
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Like all "Dummies" books the book is organized in a way that makes it easy to skip around and find the topics that are of most interest to you quickly. This comprehensive book covers everything from personal style, spotting quality, how to wear colors and prints in a flattering way, wardrobe building and how to dress for special occasions. Helpful illustrations throughout the book show you what works and what doesn't. At over 300 pages long, Fashion for Dummies is a smart investment for any woman who is more interested in looking her best than in looking like a celebrity wanna be.
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