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by Tracy McWilliams

Arguing that most women dress from emotion, the author shows women how to present how they feel about themselves through clothing without falling prey to trends or articles of clothing that do not flatter one's body or personality. Original.
Download Dress to Express: Seven Secrets to Overcoming Closet Trauma and Revealing Your Inner Beauty epub
ISBN: 1577314522
ISBN13: 978-1577314523
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Graphic Design
Author: Tracy McWilliams
Language: English
Publisher: New World Library (May 18, 2004)
Pages: 224 pages
ePUB size: 1272 kb
FB2 size: 1125 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 340
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This book is o.k., just o.k.. The advice is fine but not revolutionary. There are other resources which can and do, cover the same subjects with greater clarity.

I recommend The Pocket Stylist which remains my all-time favorite (I am a bit addicted to books on fashion and style).
Too much psychology and not enough strategies...

Try "Ready to Wear", "The Pocket Stylist" or "Does This Make Me Look Fat?".
A book on style that starts from the inside--yes, please! It's great to feel good in your clothes, but that's frosting on the cake. To feel beautiful inside and out takes so much more than a great scarf or well-cut jacket (fabulous as those are!), and this book is one of the very few that truly recognizes that. It's a shame that some people spend a huge amount of time and money on trying to perfect their outer image without realizing that there are people who feel (and are!) beautiful in thrift-store clothes and there are people wearing clothes from Vogue and W who feel flawed and ugly. This book goes much deeper than many books on style, and for that reason it's a fantastic addition to the books that focus only on fashion tips.
Dress to Express is an empowering book that shows you how to look and feel your absolute best. It gives you the tools to define the image you want to project, and then how to select the right clothing and accessories to suit your personality and body shape. It also helps you overcome all types of clothing issues, including our emotional patterns regarding clothing.

It's also such an inspiring book as the emphasis is just as much on inner beauty, confidence and self-esteem. I loved all the exercises and checklists throughout the book, especially the personality clothing types. The book has really made shopping so much easier and more enjoyable. I can't recommend it highly enough!

I have to say it's been an amazing book for me. The author herself could use a bit more of an open mind when it come to the actual fashion discussion (Birkenstocks or Danskos are never mentioned but plenty of other names were dropped!) but overall the exercises are top notch. I've been able to really follow the clear ideas and practical guidelines with a high rate of success. I would recommend this to anyone who's got determination to beat their own inner closet demons.
Dress to Express is a great down to earth approach to successful dressing. I found the Personality type profiles to be right on. We conducted a seminar with the women of my firm and they found it very enlightening. I believe some of the women were truly surprised at their personality type. For me the "classic" type it helped me better define my focus. Ms McWilliams has a winner here. I hope she's working on her next book! Pamela Newcomb
I totally agree with the author of this book - how we dress has so much to do with how we feel about ourselves. As someone who often experiences anxiety related to clothing, I appreciated the author's keen insights, and found myself saying "she's describing me!" throughout the book. But what makes this book so valuable is that she goes beyond providing insight, into giving solid, practical, step-by-step advice about how we can conquer this anxiety. Great book,and great writing!
This is a great book which will help you to re-evaluate your wardrobe and identify items which can work for you.

If nothing else it might help you get the strength to clean out your closet:)