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What You Wear Can Change Your Life [Paperback]

Trinny Woodall , Susannah Constantine
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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9 Jun 2005

Trinny & Susannah have advised and dressed more than 3,000 women. They know instinctively the finer points and secrets of looking good. In WHAT YOU WEAR CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE they pass on all their experience and advice.

They show how to choose the colours that suit you best, what underwear to buy, how to store clothes and how to revamp your wardrobe at no cost. They recommend beauty and makeup products as well as alternative courses of action to fix problems.

They give valuable hints on travelling, including how to pose to best advantage in those holiday photographs.

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix; New Ed edition (9 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841882550
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841882550
  • Product Dimensions: 16.7 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 171,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Style queens Trinny and Susannah are here to redefine your look from top to toe, with their insider grooming, as well as no-nonsense fashion tips.' (COMPANY )

'This weighty tome has loads of tips' (HOT STARS ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A completely comprehensive guide to solving all clothing and beauty dilemmas from Britain's most famous style experts.

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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A definitive bible for the stylistically nervous 18 Mar 2005
By hkwb
Trinny & Susannah may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I find this book invaluable. It's easy to read and goes into a great deal of detail on all areas of style; from clothes to shoes to accessories, make-up, hair and beauty. And although it might seem a little daunting to read, it's designed to be "dipped" into rather than read from cover to cover.
If you've never really had any idea what colours actually suit you, have never ventured beyond a modest application of black mascara and eyeliner, and you're unsure if those expensive earrings you bought are achingly hip or tragically frumpy, this book is for you.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Book Out Of The Series 11 Dec 2005
I have read each and every single Trinny and Susannah book, including their new one, and as I am under the age of 21, it does not really apply to me, BUT the best book out of the entire series has to be What You Wear Can Change Your Life. And it's true! My life has been changed so much - all I used to wear is black and it used to totally depress me. Now I know what colours I can wear, what styles I suit etc. I really would recommend this book - I have spent hours reading it and putting together outfits etc! (and have had the best fun) I have also learnt how to make my lips look bigger, how to apply foundation and what type of mascara to use. BUY THIS BOOK - It'll be worth it!!!
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145 of 149 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining read full of home truths 7 Oct 2004
By A Customer
Curious about the title, I ordered this book. The style is informal and funny. I think every working Mum juggling their domestic roles will recognize themselves here...particularly our refusal to throw away underwear that is in an awful condition..hardly flattering..and to clear out a wardrobe full of clothes that you cannot wear. Particularly, trousers that refuse to accept your growing thighs, t-shirts that seem to creep up your front as your midrift grows. All in hope of the day when we will get back into a size chance. So why not make the most of the "here and now" regardles of shape or size?
I was entertained by the read and have paid considerable thought about being more adventurous with colours, shoes and styles on my next shopping trip. The authors provide lists of places to get fitted out and these are classified by cost so technically even the humblest of pockets should be able to do something.
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133 of 139 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable fashion and beauty guide 26 Oct 2004
After becoming addicted to Trinny and Susannah's 'What Not To Wear' TV show on the BBC, i had to buy their latest book on how to be more fashionable.
This book is their best so far. It tells you how to find out what colours suit you, what accessories are good for your face and body shape and what type of clothes you should and shouldn't wear to accentuate your assets! The girls also have a Hair, beauty and makeup section in the book, showing you best makeup buys and tips about spots/acne (Trinny suffered with persistant acne), wrinkles, cellulite, tanning and lots more. Other chapters tell you the best way to pose for photos, how to store clothes and shoes and how to pack for travel!
If you are 15 or 50, this book will be something you refer to again and again when you're a bit stuck for fashion or don't know what to buy. Even more if you are a fan of the show!
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71 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fills in all the gaps 24 Sep 2004
This is the book that fills in all the gaps that the first "what not to wear" guides do not cover. how to choose what colours suit you, make-up and skin care, accessories and how to store and care for all your fab new purchases.
trinny and susannah are a breath of fresh air with their brutal honesty about their own - and each other's! - figures. this book has not left my coffee table since i bought it. all my girlfriends have been poring over it! indispensible!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't get your knickers in a twist ladies 30 Dec 2004
By A Customer
Hang on now everyone.... this book is actually very enjoyable. It sets out with the intention to address the ruts that we all get ourselves into with the various life changes that we go through, with having babies, going through the menopause etc. It is easy to stop seeing yourself objectively, or to give up, or to always buy black... The book forces you to stop and have a look at yourself, and then gives various little tricks to remember when you go shopping. It isn't an attack on individuality at all, and if you think that you have missed the point....they say explicitly that what looks good on you may look terrible on your friend, and vice versa... I think Britain is better off for having someone introduce us to the science of dressing. You may not like their ferocious upper-middle class city girl style, but sometimes we all need a kick and this book accomplishes this (and is far better that previous books). Congratulations Trinny and Suzannah for a well produced, well illustrated book.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You don't have to buy it 30 Nov 2004
By A Customer
If you are sensitive or regard yourself as highly 'individualistic' or eccentric then don't buy this book. However, if you agree with the authors' philosophy that other people judge you by your appearance whether you like it or not, and you want to change how others see you, then this book is very good.
Most people have seen the authors in action so they should know what they're letting themselves in for. I think it's a very good compilation of their experiences of what works and what doesn't, with lots of photography to illustrate their points. There's a good section which explains colour.
It is not about taking away your individuality, it's about enhancing your personality. If you want other people to see YOU rather than your style faux-pas, read this book.
I had a very good flick though in Waterstone's and hope someone buys it for me for Christmas.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars learned absolutely nothing from this
i bought this book from a charity shop. i can see now why it ended up there. I have since taken it back for them to sell again! Read more
Published 2 months ago by astraldeva
1.0 out of 5 stars Very limited
Does not include colours for black or Asian women, and not many face/body shapes. Unfortunately, I didn't find a single page helpful. Read more
Published on 21 Feb 2012 by S. Wagner
5.0 out of 5 stars What You Wear Can Change Your Life!
I love "Susannah and Trinny" books, and this one is no exception. It has lots of good tips and ideas you can really use. Read more
Published on 18 Sep 2011 by Charlotte
5.0 out of 5 stars fashion manual must have
i love watching theses women on telly and now with my own little guide to turn to whenever i have a doubt or question is beyond words.

love the fashion advice given. Read more
Published on 26 Aug 2011 by jeanie75
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Want To Look Good, Buy This
You don't have to do everything they say-it's a book, you can disagree with certain bits and nobody will know. Read more
Published on 15 Oct 2008 by LizEarleGirl
5.0 out of 5 stars My one and only T&S book. Worth a space on my shelf!
This is the only Trinny and Susannah book I have bought - an impulse buy - but I'm glad I took a chance. Read more
Published on 2 Jun 2007 by Ms. Felicia Davis-burden
1.0 out of 5 stars One book too many
Having found the previous two books by TV's fashion police useful, I was really disappointed with this. It's a typical example of a book too far. Read more
Published on 12 Jan 2007 by BookWorm
4.0 out of 5 stars A few flaws, but useful nonetheless
Although a few things seem to have been thrown in for padding (irritating supersized text is used in the introduction to every chapter, and the entire "No-Cost Wardrobe" chapter... Read more
Published on 18 Oct 2006 by TravelBug
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't knock it until you have read it!
I thought I'd buy this for my Mum for inspiration, but ended up flicking through all of it myself, and found the tips they gave very true. Read more
Published on 29 Sep 2006 by Minx
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun and colour...
I loved this book. It was exactly what I was looking to help me with colour matching. I love colourful clothes and learned how to combine items. Read more
Published on 6 Sep 2006 by Katy Sarris
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