InStyle: Secrets of Style: The Complete Guide to Dressing Your Best Every Day

InStyle: Secrets of Style: The Complete Guide to Dressing Your Best Every Day

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by Lisa Arbetter, Monica Lind
     
 

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Since its launch ten years ago, In Style has built a readership more than eight million strong. In doing so, it has become the pre-eminent publication for style-conscious women. The magazine's lively mix of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and celebrity has created a legion of loyal readers who consider In Style their most trusted fashion advisor.

In Style: Secrets

Overview

Since its launch ten years ago, In Style has built a readership more than eight million strong. In doing so, it has become the pre-eminent publication for style-conscious women. The magazine's lively mix of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and celebrity has created a legion of loyal readers who consider In Style their most trusted fashion advisor.

In Style: Secrets of Style, The Complete Guide to Dressing Your Best Every Day is the magazine's first book dedicated to its signature subject: fashion. Secrets of Style offers a full range of timeless advice, including tips on dressing the best for you and your lifestyle, developing a personal style, and shopping strategies, beginning with the basics:

  • How to flatter your body type.
  • How to find the right fit for every clothing item.
  • How to look great seven days (and nights) a week.
  • How to shop wisely for everything, from shoes to winter coats.

Scores of detailed, full-color illustrations and beautiful still photographs bring the book's ideas to life, while photos of chic celebrities demonstrate how the beautiful people get that way. From defining the perfect fit to examining successful style icons of the past, Secrets of Style is a complete and timely reference designed to help you discover your best look every day.

Secrets of Style explains the best cuts and fabrics for every figure type. Wardrobe staples like pants, suits, and tops are discussed in specific detail, and advice is offered on how to get the most out of accessories. Tons of tips on time and money-saving shopping strategies, selecting clothes for special events, maternity wear, travel wardrobes and packing, clothing care, and much more make this title an enduring one-stop reference.

Secrets of Style is a trend-proof resource not only for the millions of In Style devotees but also the newcomer in search of a personal fashion companion.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This fashion manual is written with the same exuberance and focus on practical advice as In Style magazine. With its index and tables, it is a user-friendly guide rather than a fashion book, though it does contain information on fashion history (e.g., "A Short History of Khakis"). The book's goal is to help readers develop a personal style that works with their body type, and, with more than 150 photographs and 100 illustrations, anyone is sure to come away with a better sense of which fabrics, cuts, and colors best highlight assets and downplay weaker features. Aside from the basics such as suits and dresses, the book features sections on what items to invest in, how to shop for vintage items, the best time to shop the sales, and how to use a personal shopper. Though geared toward women, this shoppers' bible will also benefit men. A timeless work that focuses on style and classic pieces rather than fashion trends, this will be a valuable addition to any public library.-Corey Newkirk, "Library Journal" Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932273045
Publisher:
Time Home Entertainment, Inc
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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Instyle Secrets of Style: The Complete Guide to Dressing Your Best Every Day 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
knh771 More than 1 year ago
I've always liked fashion books and magazines, but it's become more important to me as I've recently lost over 100 lbs. and I've needed a little assistance in figuring out exactly what suits my new body. This book is clearly illustrated, and has ideas that will assist you whether you are 130 or 300 lbs. It is practical to use, and is comprehensive enough to outlast whatever trends are passing in the wind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all, this book could use a more thorough section on hair, makeup, and skin care. If those aren't in order, the clothes will help, but you still won't look your best. Second, I don't agree that hemlines shouldn't fall too far below the knee. Believe it or not, the area from the bottom of the calf to the ankle can be a very flattering spot for a hemline as long as you don't have thick ankles. Having said all of that, I must say that I LOVED this book. The ideas and guidelines are timeless and work for everyone, and it's nice to see attention paid to those of us who don't have 'model perfect' bodies. I also loved the sections on special occasions, travel, and maternity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very helpful if you need some advice on how to dress. This is the best book I've ever bought. I think every woman should have one.