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Instyle the New Secrets of Style: Your Complete Guide to Dressing Your Best Every Day Hardcover – October 27, 2009
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Within each garment description, there is a chart listing different body types (i.e. curvy, short, boyish, etc.), but even within this, there's nothing inspiring, nothing easy to take away or envision.
This book is like a catalog from a popular retailer - there is a lot to look at and comprehensive product description, but it's not really very fun, and there's not advice to take away and apply in one's own wardrobe.
1.) I saw the book title and was led to believe, how to put together a special outfit, for example basics and accessories that should be worn to achieve a special statement. As like "Jackie Kennedy" versus "Gypsy" or something similiar.
Well, that doesn't happen.
2.) I have read a few books from Trinny & Susannah, and especially the "Body Shape Bible" is stunning. When you compare it to this book, again this one is a disaster.
As an example there is a photo of Selma Hayek (an hourglass!), and she is wearing a dress that looks utterly marvelous: deep wide V neckline, bandaged waist, etc. And there is a dreadful photo, showing her in a high Mandarin collar. My point is - there are always two pictures of each celebrity in the T & S-Book: a What-Is-Not-To-Love-One and a Please-Beware-One.
"Secrets of Style" only looks on the clothes and how they are put together (which might be okay, no doubt of that), but not that it is looking like a nightmare on the person who is wearing them.
In terms of the hourglass Selma Hayek, "Secrets of Style" shows her in crisp white top, buttoned almost to the top, and a broad belt - both an absolute fault on an hourglass, and she looks ... well... certainly not sexy, as in the description. She looks like a dwarf with a monstrous bosom.
3.) The book does NOT show, as the title suggests, how to dress your best every day. It is rather an encyclopedia of clothing. They have a list in each chapter, which tells you, according to your shape (curvy, short, boyish, narrow shoulders, broad shoulders, full bust, small bust, tummy), what to "look for", what to "avoid" and what not to forget.
Example "jacket".Read more ›
For me, this is how I decompress - cheaper than shopping all the time!
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Pretty book but rather dated. I don't get this dressd up, but lots of nice photos. Lots of movie stars.Published 4 months ago by rescueAdog
THIS BOOK IS THE BOMB...FROM THE FRONT PAGE TO THE BACK PAGE THE AUTHOR GIVES YOU GOOD CHOICES TO PUT EVERYDAY PIECES TOGETHER.Published on January 1, 2013 by D. D.
I have this book but purchased for my daughter - Great info on what pieces to own instead of buying just anything.Published on December 21, 2012 by B. Broussard
This book has everything you need to know about fashion and style. It is brim-filled with information on how to look your best by finding a dress, a swimsuit, or even blue jeans... Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by Pinatuba123
I received this book about one week ago. Loooooove it! Anyone who has no idea how to put colors together, this is the book for you! FIVE STARS, hands down! Read morePublished on December 19, 2011 by nikki
I love this book! When I work with clients, I refer to this book to give them guidelines on how to relate the items in their wardrobe as to what will work with what. Read morePublished on September 14, 2011 by Anne McGurty