I check out this book from my local library. I read this whole book in 12 hours totally. I CAN SAY IT'S A MUST HAVE. IF YOU ARE A REGULAR WOMAN WHO WANTS TO LOOK GOOD, DOESN'T HAVE BAD TASTE, AND DOESN'T CARE ABOUT BEING SUPER OR OSTENTATIOUS FASHIONISTIA OR DESIGNER CLOTHES, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU. TRUST ME, I READ OVER 20 FASHION BOOKS AND THOUSANDS OF INTERNET INFORMATION ABOUT FASHION. Fashion for Dummies and Glamour's Big Dos and don'ts book is all you need and you can go on with life. This is a person who loves fashion and can separate the difference in a realistic styled woman from a wealthy fashionista or celebrity.
*Its break down how to identify quality and quantity in fashion. (This what I had a problem in identifying)
*This book breaks down the classic fashion pieces that are versatile
*Its teaches how to identify appropriate fabrics and colors for each season
*Its breaks down the difference from mass production and designer fabrics
*Identifies the basic color scale such as non-colors, neutral, jewel tone, and pastels
*This only fashion book that teaches how to balance and how to accessorize your outfits realistically
*Separate the difference from single breasted from double breasted outerwear
*Learn how to dress casually and for each special occasion. What's appropriate and what not for each special occasion.
*How to avoid the most common fashion mistakes such wearing bottoms too tight and exposed bra straps
*I read many fashion medias, THIS BOOK IS THE MOST REALISTIC FOR THE REAL WORLD WOMAN WHO ISN'T DEEP AS A FASHIONISTA BUT WANTS TO BE CLASSY & STYLISH.
*Nice work of computer illustrations that represent the fashion examples that they provided
*I disliked heavily it's a typical fashion media that degrades certain body types like the pear shape. A pear shaped woman has to learn how to hides those hips and lower body, but thin apple and boyish body types can wear anything! Petite height isn't accepted either. Focus more to create an illusion of a body that pear shaped women doesn't have. Guess the illusion, this typical fashion people want women to portray? You guess, the tall, thin, boyish shape, long legged, and straight hipped fashion model.
*I wished this book shows illustrations on every fashion piece that its mention especially the designate fit styles such as slim cut and classic cut on blouses, tops, and polo shirts.
*Doesn't teaches how to spot bad quality and good quality in mass produced faux leather, real leather, faux fear, faux suede, and real suede particularly in accessories, handbags, and shoes. How do I care for these materials?
*What the hemline should hit on your body when you wear standard (none tunic based) tees or tops. Does the tee shirt should hit above the hip?
*Doesn't have Illustrations of how a rise should look like on various torso lengths. How do a low rise, mid-rise, natural rise, high rise, and high waist looks on short or long waist? Teaches of the importance what torso and what rise flatter it the most. What is the meaning of the "curvy" fit labels? What section of a female department has mostly a particular rise (like juniors bottoms are typical low rise and misses are typically mid or natural rise)?
*How do I take care of my clothes?
In update edition, I hope this book addresses
*A section about sport or workout bras, clothes and sneakers. Which one we need to look for?
*What styles of bras to wear under certain necklines such as crewneck, scoop neck, or deep V-neck?
*How to layer properly and what pieces aren't meant to be layer
*Can you make mass produced mall jewelry tarnish or rust proof? Any mass produced jewelry their tarnish or rust proof?
*What shoes to wear with certain widths and length in bottoms, skirts, one pieces, and dresses
*People who have allergic reaction to certain mass produced jewelry or fabrics
*Address the clear nail polish theory supposedly prevent tarnish and rusting on fake jewelry
By the way, do not expect this book to teaches and give in depth about personal style or any fashion styles influence. It's crazy, I read many reviews dissing the author fashion tastes, but no disrespect I didn't like Stacey and Clinton tastes as well on what they chose on their models.
Well, that my review! I hope it was very helpful! I'm going to edit any grammatical errors if I see it.