Fashion For Dummies

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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 ...

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Overview

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!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470539262
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/9/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 315,362
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Martin

Jill Martin is a fashion expert and three-time Emmy-nominated television personality. She appears regularly on NBC's Today show highlighting trends and must-haves, and is well-known for the popular "Ambush Makeover" segments. Jill lives in New York City and is developing her own clothing line. Pierre A. Lehu has worked as a publicist, literary agent, and writer. He is the coauthor of Sex For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Fashion, Style, and You.

Chapter 1: Fashion 101.

Chapter 2: Impression Management: Developing Your Personal Style.

Chapter 3: Dressing to Flatter Your Body.

Part II: Mastering the Basics of Garment Construction, Fabrics, and Color.

Chapter 4: Fundamentals on Fabrics and Garment Construction.

Chapter 5: The Art of Color.

Chapter 6: From the Runway to a Store Near You.

Part III: Stocking Your Closet without Going Crazy or Broke.

Chapter 7: Building Your Wardrobe: Your What- and Where-to-Buy Guide.

Chapter 8: Eliminating Fashion Confusion.

Part IV: Dressing for Any Occasion.

Chapter 9: Dressing for Every Day.

Chapter 10: Dressing for Success.

Chapter 11: Très Chic: Threads for Special Occasions.

Chapter 12: The Four Seasons: Dressing for Comfort and Style.

Chapter 13: Dressing for the Bedroom.

Part V: Finishing Touches.

Chapter 14: It’s What’s Inside That Counts: Undergarments.

Chapter 15: Accessories.

Chapter 16: Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Shoes.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Fashion Faux Pas and How to Avoid Them.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Go From Day to Night in a Flash.

Chapter 19: Ten Great Fashion Web Sites.

Index.

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  • Posted July 9, 2010

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    A True Must Have Book! One that may never leave your side or desk top!

    So glad to have learned of this new dummies books.As it is not like were taught about fashions and how to put fashions together in the right way.Not even my own older sister ever taught me how to put out fits together at all..Over all it is a very detailed book on many topics one should know..From picking your own style to stocking your closet with out going crazy or broke, to knowing what clothes in your closet are considered a must have 10 to keep in your wardrobe any thing else should be donated to charity..And it mentions that...And the art of developing a good basic wardrobe and how to build and add to what you already got...The best point i have learned from this book is that when dressing and before stepping out the door one should dress as if your going to run into someone you have not seen in years.....in making a good impression...and all the time..Just can not wait to change my image and impress my family and friends and to pass on my own knowledge of what i learned to friends and family...A must have book that will never leave my night stand ..

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    My Daughter Calls This Her Fashion Bible...

    ...even though she's only 12. ; ) Seriously, she's quite interested in discovering her own personal style (although I'm sure it will change over the years!). This book is easy for her to read & adaptable enough that even though it's aimed at adults, she can use the information for herself as well. And thankfully, she now understands why what's fashionable at the moment isn't necessarily the best look for everyone...so I can wear my high-waisted jeans on my long torso without her insisting that I need low-waisted jeans (which look great on her short torso)! A very enjoyable & easy read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

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    A decent book that covers the basics

    It is a large book and I think I would've expected more. I found it to be quite repetitive at times. The color images are nice but I would have preferred actual PHOTOS over unrealistic sketches. You just don't get the same effect from the sketches because they aren't as convincing. But there are some really good tips and interesting facts about the fashion industry in there. It's a pretty quick and easy read, too. Overall, a pretty good addition to the For Dummies series.

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    whoooo

    i love this book it is great

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  • Posted November 16, 2009

    fashion for dummies - a must for every woman

    i never miss one of jill martin's segments on the today show, so when my daughter gave me 'fashion for dummies' i was thrilled! it is a witty, easy to follow, informative and beautifully illustrated book. i especially enjoyed the fashion quiz ( i am a 'classic'), the best clothes for your body type (i'm an apple), and my very favorite was the concept of '10' (i'm a hoarder). i was inspired to go through my closet, give away those clothes that did not make me look and feel fabulous (jill even suggests the charities to donate to), and now i can really see what i have in my closet. this book will be my holiday gift to all the women i love.

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