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!
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.
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.
Fashion for Dummies Learn to: Put together outfits that work Know your body type and personal style Create a fun, functional wardrobe Navigate the worlds of color, pattern, and texture In Full Color! Jill Martin TV personality and fashion expert Pierre A. Lehu Put your best (dressed) foot forward and step out with style and confidence Part reference, part tutorial, Fashion For Dummies gives you everything you need to take the guess out of dress! This full-color guide is packed with tips on creating a confusion-free wardrobe that works with your body type and personal style. Whether you're a fashion novice or are searching for a new look, you'll get straightforward advice on how to build a fun and functional wardrobe to dress well for any occasion! Fashion, style, and you — define your own personal style and discover how to make wardrobe decisions that work for your body type Master the basics of fashion — learn the fundamentals of fabrics and garment construction to pair colors, patterns, and textures with confidence Stock your closet without stripping your savings — make the most of your shopping excursions with practical tips on how and where to shop for a stylish wardrobe that won't break the bank Finishing touches — discover how undergarments, accessories, and shoes can transform an outfit from simple to simply fabulous Be ready for anything — discover how to take a wardrobe essential like a little black dress from corporate to casual to cocktail in a flash Open the book and find: Tips on dressing for your body type Ten fashion faux pas and how to avoid them Color choices that work for you Wardrobe essentials, from the LBD (little black dress) to the perfect pair of pumps Ways to dress for comfort and style year-round Looks that go from day to night Words of fashion wisdom from designers and celebrities
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