- Publisher: Perigee Trade
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001JJBO60
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,559,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Style Rx: Dressing the Body You Have to Create the Body You Want Paperback
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Top Customer Reviews
In addition to good, practical advice using photos of women who look like "real" people, not models or emaciated, moisturized skeletons, the author is very body positive. You are never made to feel bad about any body part, rather you are well educated on how to look your very best-which in turn will make you feel your best. All in all, a great feedback loop.
I recommend this book to any woman of any age and body type. I read all the chapters and really got a lot out of every page. The book is worth every penny, much more so than "How Not To Look Old..."
Now, if only I lived in NYC and could have a personal consultation with the author...
There are many books on the market that offer advise on what to wear/what not to wear in order to camouflage one or more body "flaws". This book is head and shoulders above the rest. What sets this compendium apart is that each figure challenge is given its own chapter, thoroughly illustrated with before and after photos, and filled with pointers and tips for visually altering your appearance.
But wait, there's more! Ms. Raes includes a section of case studies, so you can see how to put all the advice to good use. This section is especially helpful for those who may feel overwhelmed by too much information.
My favorite part of the book, however, is the section on Balance and Harmony. Here you'll find information that is rarely discussed in other style books, or discussed in a way that is too complicated to put to use. Topics include necklines, movement, texture, and intensity. The photos illustrate these topics with clarity, so that anyone can easily understand and implement the ideas. The photos also show just how much of a difference just a slight change can make in one's appearance.
So, if you are looking for the one-stop-shop for figure enhancement wisdom, look no more. Style Rx will fix what ails you.
Author of The Very Small Closet
Three things that would have given this five stars. First, color photos. You have to use your imagination when looking through the section on color and pattern intensity because black and white photos just don't do it justice. Second, thicker pages. I could read the print on the next page without actually turning. Third, some of the before pictures of these women actually looked better than the after. Particularly, I found this true toward the end of the book when all of the models were in white t-shirts and jeans in their "before" pic. Many of them (though certainly not all) looked classier in the jeans than the final outfits that were supposedly correcting figure flaws!!! Personally, I like a classy look, and the author sometimes clothed the models in more trendy, less-than-appealing clothing.
All in all, my daughter and I both enjoyed this read, laughing together at some of the author's humorous views.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty good information but the book and illustrations need to be updated.Published 9 months ago by Deborah A. Bass
The styles in the photos are dated, and the photos don't always illustrate the concept as well as one would like, but as a consumer of this sort of book for decades, I learned SO... Read morePublished 14 months ago by K. B. Fenner
I haven't read it yet, but Bridgette is a great stylist, so it's probably packed full of great advice.Published 15 months ago by KB
The product was exactly what the listing said it would be (the page previews helped) and it came in the condition stated.Published on April 22, 2014 by Carena Vagabond
I like that the book shows style options for the different figure types. I just wish the pictures were in color.Published on November 3, 2013 by Jade Winters
This book has been an eye-opener for my clients as I keep it in the waiting room. They have gotten more from it than I have and that's good for any business. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Kaye Hicks
Hiring Bridgette Raes was one of the best business decisions I made. I do a lot of public speaking as an Editorial Consultant, and how I dress very much affects how people approach... Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by Marcela Landres
First the good points -
I like the fact that the author uses real people instead of models or celebrities. Read more
About the negative reviews. If you want to wear things that are trendy, and go shopping (or read style books) for entertainment--don't buy this book. Read morePublished on July 28, 2010 by glenk