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BEST FRI<END>: S WON'T TELL YOU THE TRUTH...
BUT TRINNY & SUSANNAH AREN'T YOUR BEST FRI<END>: S.

"Blondes and shiny fabric equals hooker."

"The top is a disaster. Unless you're four years old."

"No one looks good in a track suit-not even Madonna or J-Lo."

"Cropped pants make any woman look like a stunted man."

LOOKING GOOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FASHION TR<END>: S. IT'S ALL ABOUT WHAT NOT...

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Overview

BEST FRI<END>: S WON'T TELL YOU THE TRUTH...
BUT TRINNY & SUSANNAH AREN'T YOUR BEST FRI<END>: S.

"Blondes and shiny fabric equals hooker."

"The top is a disaster. Unless you're four years old."

"No one looks good in a track suit-not even Madonna or J-Lo."

"Cropped pants make any woman look like a stunted man."

LOOKING GOOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FASHION TR<END>: S. IT'S ALL ABOUT WHAT NOT TO WEAR...

"We're not shy of making criticisms," says Susannah. "But we wouldn't say, 'You've got a great fat butt-end of story.'"

What Not to Wear is a book of hands-on advice and straight-talking guidance that is all about personal style-dressing for your body shape and personality. So what's your problem?

• Big Boobs • No Boobs
• Big Arms • Big Butt
• No Waist • Short Legs
• Flabby Tummy • Saddlebags
• Short Neck • Thick Legs

TRINNY & SUSANNAH WILL TELL YOU WHAT TO TOSS, WHAT TO BUY, WHERE TO FIND IT, AND HOW TO WEAR IT.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781573223577
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine are fashion journalists and the hosts of the BBC series What Not to Wear.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2006

    Enchantingly Nasty!

    They are so blunt about the ugly things that plague womens bodies - but helpful at the same time! Even if you have a mass of flesh here or there - you never feel insulted (moreso you feel the comedic relief by their anecdotes and comparisons), but empowered to dress to your strengths...some of the pictures didn't embody the captions as much as they could have (had they used models in addition to the hosts of BBC's What Not To Wear).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2005

    Great visuals to really show what does not work

    Adding to the comments of others, I would like to say that the biggest advantage this book has is in showing on opposite pages the worst and then the best clothing for the various problems being addressed. I found this more helpful to me than the usual line drawings in other books. Sure it is not complete, and there are other problems which could be addressed, but the visuals make such a great point that I turn to it time and time again as I seek to improve my wardrobe (and for the annual weeding project I do). Even if I would modify some of the styles for myself, the exaggeration is what really helps me the most.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2005

    Buy Something Else!

    Sorry - this book wasn't what I was expecting. I agree with a previous reviewer: many 'good' looks were way over the top. Not enough good (practical) advice for the average woman looking for a little help. Martha in Houston

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2005

    solid gold

    this book is extremelely useful for every woman who wants to improve the way they look, which is probably everyone! specific problem areas are targetted excellently and comprehensively, making it the most useful fashion book a woman can own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2005

    good, basic advice

    This book has good, basic advice on how to dress to fit your body type. I really appreciate that it shows how women with less than perfect figures can look really great in clothes. Yes, some of the advice is contradictory--but that's because they're showing how to deal with specific 'problem areas,' and when you have more than one (don't we all?) you have to choose which one you're more concerned about. I would have appreciated a bit more advice on what is best and worst for 'average' body types. For instance, they give advice on what to do if you have big boobs and how to play up small boobs, but as someone in-between, I'd love to know which shapes are 'best' for me. No, it's not rocket science, and yes some of it is obvious, but although I've always been style conscious, there are a few of these tips I had overlooked. People have asked me if I've lost weight or got a new haircut (no and no) since integrating just a few of the tips from this book. In addition, the tone is generally pretty funny. You can read it cover to cover in an hour, but you'll learn a few tricks to last a life time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2004

    Some good, some bad

    There are plenty of women who do need a good guideline about what not to wear for various occasions, and this is a good start. The looks for interviews, workwear, and school events are actually quite good. However, many of the other looks, especially those for weddings and vacations, are way too over-the-top, and I can't imagine anyone actually wearing them. I do give them credit for the introduction in which they allow for dislike of their ideas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2004

    It's a good start, but they could've done better

    This book is a good start for any woman who wants to dress better, and the tips for each problem are good. However, it would be better if the problems were handled within the context of the whole body. Many women have more than one figure challenge, and the advice for each one may contradict the other, making it harder to figure out what to do. Plus, some of the advice is contradictory. Trinny is advised to avoid A-lines because of her large rear end, but to hide saddlebags and camouflage thick calves and ankles, she is advised to wear A-lines. 'Does This Make Me Look Fat?' is much better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2004

    Fantastic Fashion Guide

    Trinny and Susannah can get a bit catty, but for anyone who has seen their program on BBC or BBC-America, their attitudes towards bad fashion (or good fashion worn wrong) are refreshing! This book gives great advice on how to dress appropriately for occassions, addressing options for different body types. This is particularly useful if you wish to look fabulous and put-together, but also styled towards your body type. The so-called cattiness is misinterpreted by many; it is actually just a wake-up call to women -- not all fashion is appropriate for every body type! Trinny and Susannah try to make a point of that and their advice is quite helpful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2004

    Funny and helpful!

    This book had me laughing out loud several times. My favorite bit of advice was a plug for 'magic panties' - the only ones that suck in the tummy 'without the squeezed excess spilling over the top like a frothing pint of guiness.' I thought this book was great and helpful. My only complaint is that it deals only with specific flaws, not entire body types that have more than one specific flaw. I would have given five stars instead of four if it had been more comprehensive. Still, it is a hoot and a good reference guide.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2004

    what not to buy

    Sure, this book gives basic advice on target areas, but what about putting them all together? What looks with 'no waist' doesn't necessarily mean it'll look good with flabby arms. Case in point: page 73 shows, I believe it's Susannah, wearing a dress that is supposed to look great around her mid section, but look at her arms!! They look like stuffed sausages coming out of their casings! Apparently, you can't put all of your advice together either!! Thanks for not helping!! Anyone can be cruel to be kind, so I suggest you take your own advice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2004

    good advice if you can stand the cattiness!

    The girls know what they are talking about but there is no reason to be SO mean about it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2004

    Great if you need advice

    I found this guide helpful in a lot of ways. Im super tall but I have seem to have a desire to wear clothes that are not good for my look. This book pointed out tasteful ways that I could complement my body without being too over the top like some fashion mags. It is true that what might look good for you waist wont look nice for your arms. But this guide mainly helps you to remember a few rules when you go shopping so that you dont bring home something that doesnt compliment your body. The women who wrote this book are not models, they are real people so you get a great view of a person (who is not a model) in clothes that show their good points while minimizing their worst points. Something you can't always find in our fashion mags.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2004

    you probably already know all this.....

    ....unless you have been living under a rock, do not own a mirror, never read a fashion mag, or watched tv -- in which case you will love, love, love this book. it takes all of two hours - tops -- to read the entire thing. you will learn: 'don't show your flabby upper arms, cover them with sleeves.' duh and hello? i returned my copy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2003

    don't be offended

    These authors sum it up. Most natural women have a flaw they admit they hate and this books shows them how to look great anyway. They're candid, but in this case, I appreciated their honesty. I would recommend it to any woman who has something about their body they hate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2003

    Every woman should buy this book!

    Trinny and Susannah will change your style and the way you see others. Last year, while staying in London, I first saw the BBC2 show What Not To Wear and it changed my fashion sense forever. I quickly picked up the book. It is a great reference to remind yourself what you are doing right and what you might be doing wrong. Now that BBC America reruns the shows I am thrilled to have Trinny and Susannah back in my life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2004

    Waste of Paper

    I wasted a lot of energy picking up this book, the only good thing is I might have burned off a couple of calories. That was all this book is good for; doorstop, paperweight, etc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2003

    Simply the Best

    After discovering their show on the BBC, I realized that one cannot watch the show alone, so after buying this book my style queries were answered in only a short time. I absolutely love their fashion sense and style and I have to say that they are much nicer than the American team.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2003

    Move along, nothing to see here.

    I don't believe I've ever encountered two women who are more openly hateful of the female body. They may pat themselves on the back after spewing their bile onto the printed page, but I felt nothing but annoyance that we share the same gender.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2003

    My wardrobe and my style have changed for the better

    I watched the show on BBC America and tried to write down 'the rules' as they dictated them to their 'victim' that week. Now I have the rules in a very easy to understand format and it has completely revolutionized how I shop, and dress. I actually look like a woman again! Thanks Trinny and Susanah.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2003

    Great advice, leaves you wanting for more.

    This is a very quick read, but has great advice. I just love their attitude towards fashion! I had to face the truth that I was wearing some wrong clothes, even though I thought they were my favorites! It's hard realizing that, but within a day of choosing different items out of the clothes I already owned and following the rules in this book, people at work commented on how cute I looked. Just amazing! It's changed my whole perspective of what's in my closet. I only wished it contained more examples, more body issues, and more rules to wear clothes by. I also wished it gave some guidance about color, hair and makeup. Still great advice to follow. Always wear what looks good on you instead of what's on the cover of the lastest fashion magazine.

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