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Dress Your Best: The Complete Guide to Finding the Style That's Right for Your Body

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The 8 million fans of TLC’s hottest show, What Not to Wear, know it as the place to go for real-life fashion advice. Now the show’s hosts, Clinton Kelly and Stacy London, offer spot-on fashion wisdom—with an attitude—in this fully illustrated, authoritative, and irreverent fashion guide to dressing your best for every occasion. Clinton and Stacy’s surefire method for boosting appearance rests on their belief that we can all win admiring glances by selecting clothes that play up our positives and create a balanced...
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Overview

The 8 million fans of TLC’s hottest show, What Not to Wear, know it as the place to go for real-life fashion advice. Now the show’s hosts, Clinton Kelly and Stacy London, offer spot-on fashion wisdom—with an attitude—in this fully illustrated, authoritative, and irreverent fashion guide to dressing your best for every occasion. Clinton and Stacy’s surefire method for boosting appearance rests on their belief that we can all win admiring glances by selecting clothes that play up our positives and create a balanced body shape. In Dress Your Best, Clinton and Stacy match a wide range of female and male body types with the perfect work, casual, and evening attire, showing you exactly how to make your best parts “work” for you.

Dressing tips for 26 body types!
Features 18 women and 8 men: bigger on top, bigger on bottom, a little extra in the middle, not curvy, extra curvy, small-framed, athletic, and more!

Whether you’re searching for a way to accentuate your assets, puzzling over the right print pattern for your frame, or just looking for a solution to the dilemma “What do I need to wear to look fabulous?” you’ll find here the universal tips, dos and don’ts, seasonal alternatives, and must-haves that will deliver the answers. Dress Your Best is certain to become the standard by which all other fashion guides are measured.

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“Ladies and gentlemen, start your shopping engines . . . and don’t leave home without this book. Empowering, friendly, and exceedingly useful.” —Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly
The spunky hosts of TLC's What to Wear present a fashion guide that's empowering, friendly and exceedingly useful. No gimmicky, fruit-related body shape names here-Kelly and London keep things simple. For each of their female body types-"bigger on top," "bigger on the bottom," "a little extra in the middle," "curvy," "not curvy," etc.-there's advice for petite, average height and tall women. (The men's section is equally straightforward if shorter: "tall," "athletic," "barrel-chested," etc.) Kelly and London use positive reinforcement (there are many more "dos" than "don'ts"), and sprinkle "universal tips" applicable to any body type throughout. Each type's section opens with a photo of an average-looking model sporting a basic swimsuit, along with comments from the model and the authors. Although they don't cite brand or store names, Kelly and London give plenty of specific advice: e.g., a straight dress will accentuate curves on an hourglass shape; a jacket with a moderately low "stance" (v-neck) will help the upper body appear longer. Ladies and gentlemen, start your shopping engines-and don't leave home without this book! Agent, John Boswell Management. (Sept.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307236715
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/13/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 196,319
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Clinton Kelly
Clinton Kelly has been executive editor at DNR, deputy editor at Mademoiselle, and contributing editor at Marie Claire.

Stacy London has been senior fashion editor at Mademoiselle and a fashion stylist for celebrities and worldwide advertising campaigns.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2006

    Quite charming!

    This book is great - it has more than enough pictures (contrary to other commentary)...it mirrors the show, TLC's What Not To Wear, nicely. I found that I could use tips from more than one body shape... I do think, however, there are many types of slim people in the world - i.e. = Slim Curvy...those of us who are slim (size 6 and smaller) with defined curves but not at all voluptuous...I love the book but they did seem to fall into the stereotypical way of viewing thin people as skinny/slim with no visible curves...worth reading in any case. If you ask, 'Should I read this?' - you probably need/want to :0)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2007

    Great book!

    I am a HUGE Clinton and Stacy fan, so I new I'd like this book, and sure enough, I did. There are tons of pictures in the book of different body types, clothing, colors, and styles. Even Stacy and Clinton strip down to their skivvies to help the reader. If you like the American version of What Not To Wear, you'll enjoy this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2006

    Much better than I expected

    For the first time, I found a fashion book with my body type (not curvy, average height) and some tips for it. Only problem was that the model is smaller than I am. Plus, I felt that there was too much focus on the specific outfits used and not enough general advice for each body type. Having said that, I loved the book and loved almost all of the advice given. I even started finding some of the recommended items, and I feel great in them. Great job. By the way, I love the show too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2006

    Excellent reference guide

    This book is a big help to those who have trouble dressing for their body types. It's an excellent reference guide and a must-have for all fans of Stacy and Clinton and TLC's What Not to Wear.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2005

    What Not to Buy!

    How disappointing! As a fan of the show, I was expecting a knock-out book, but this clearly is not it! It needed more visual representations for each size/shape. Also, the models in the book don't look as well-put-together as the real people on the show. I wish it would've gone more into depth about color options for different hair/eye colorings. It also would have been great to see a side view, rear view and front view of each recommended style, so the shopper could see how the clothes should fall on the body. Another section that would have been helpful would be a 'footwear' section, to pair what types of shoes go with each outfit or perhaps include an accessories section that discussed how to jazz-up an outfit without looking too costume-y, out-of-proportion or inappropriate. I hope Stacy & Clinton do another book in the future, but hopefully much better than this edition! Maybe they can include style tips from Nick and Carmindy, too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    timeless and straight to the point stying tips for women in the business world

    Upside-
    1.although the book is several years in print, I did NOT find the tips dated
    2.specific body builds/types were addressed with photos to support the styling tips-gave a great visual benchmark
    3.would love to use this book with a group of young women who are enterung are soon to enter the world of work to show them what business and business casual looks like.4. did address menswear as well with great suggestions again for the men according to body build/type
    4. absolutely well put together, I love what they have done with this book, waiting for a new edition!

    Downside-
    1. referencecs to the sources of the clothing is included but again, being several years in print, this was not very helpful

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  • Posted May 11, 2010

    Very interesting

    I've always like the TV show What Not to Wear and this book was really interesting. I liked the examples shown and the tips given for my particular shape and size. I wouldn't normally choose a book like this but I'm glad I did. I find myself paying more attention in the fitting room and coming home with clothes that flatter me better than I ever did before. I do wish Stacy and Clinton would start promoting vegan-friendly clothing. With so many options around, there is no need to wear fur, leather, silk or wool in order to look good! Vegan shoes are cheaper, better for the environment and animal friendly; and they get just as many compliments as my expensive leather ones used to!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2009

    A Good Fit

    This book was helpful to have in print the things they teach on the show so I can go back to it and remind myself of the rules. I can help others in my family also when they are picking out clothes. I get a kick out of Clinton and Stacy also.

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  • Posted March 17, 2009

    Dress your best helps the rest

    I have read books on style for large women and this was more informative because i fit in several categories of body shapes. One of the books I read did not have practical advice for my body style (It is consistently said "Do not wear" and seldom said "what to wear".)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    Not all that great!

    I found this book one day while I was at the public library and took it home. We'll it didn't help me at all. It did have alot of pictures but lets just say I'm glad I checked it out and not bought it, would have been a waste of money!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2007

    AWESOME! AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME

    Stacy London is my girl. She knows what she is talking about and so does Clinton! What not to wear is thee best fashion show on television eva! I LOVE them both and would go shopping with them any day!! LOVE YA STACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2006

    AMAZING!!!

    As a huge fan of the show, when I saw the book I went and bought it without hesitation. It is so helpful and tells how to dress all sorts of body types. I highly reccomend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2006

    And...

    Thought this book would be a big help. Instead it listed a bunch of certain body types. Nothing else. I found three useful pages out of them all. I sent the book back. Huge disapointment.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2006

    Clinton & Stacy Rule

    Love Love Love Clinton & Stacy. I always thought I dressed well, Stacy & Clinton will never show up on my doorstep for the show. But watching What Not to Wear & reading this book has helped to show me what more I can do to look even better. So many ideas to hide those flaws we all have, and improve on what we love about ourselves.

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