Thursday, July 9, 2015

Book Review: How to get Dressed by Alison Freer

How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel AmazingHow to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing by Alison Freer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I thought this book was very informative but not very practical for me or other everyday women. Things like finding a good tailor, most of the ones in my area are connected to dry cleaners or are way out of my price range.  However, the guide on what to get altered and what not to get altered is useful and I know I'll refer to the list in the future.

I probably will never use the vintage shopping guide, but the chapter that debunks the fashion rules was great. I always worry if I can pull off wearing black and blue or brown and black. How about mixing metals or patterns? Freer says they are dumb and gives tips to help pull the look off. A lot of times it's a personal choice and being honest about what works for your body type.

I wish there had been more about how to dress different body types. I felt as if this book was directed towards only one type of woman and spent time pulling out information that I could use from most of the sections. Things like paying attention to fit, the condition of clothes, and how to properly care for your garments.

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

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