I was given this book for free in return for an honest review.
How to Get Dressed: A costume Designer’s secrets for Making your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing by Alison Freer is a fun style guide designed to help the modern reader redesign their closet, and style, in a way that fits their lives.
With an interesting ‘voice’ and practical advise, Ms. Freer leads readers through reorganization of their closets, small and large fixes for just about everything under the sun (including stains I would never have thought to TRY to remove!), and how clothes should be fitting you. If you have ever been afraid to alter your look, this book is for you.
This book has thirteen chapters beginning in chapter 1 with “Movie Magic: Or, Why Movie Stars Look the Way They Do” and moving right through discussions of fit, choosing your own style, doing your laundry (apparently, we’re doing it wrong), and even how to shop thrift stores for ‘retro’ pieces. There is even a chapter for guys (entitled – Dudes: This One’s For You!).
Each chapter is interspersed with hints, tips, and tricks from practical experience in her field along with funny and interesting stories about her interactions with unnamed stars. The feeling of this text is light hearted, yet educational. Great for someone like me (with mostly no fashion sense) or someone with vast amounts of knowledge but a need to streamline.
I give this book 4 out of 5 dragons, with the cover also gaining itself 4 out of 5 dragons.