How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing by Alison Freer

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How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing Read Online Free - Costume designer Alison Freer’s styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so her solutions have to work fast. In How to Get Dressed, Alison distills her secrets into a fun, comprehensive style guide focused on rethinking your wardrobe like a fashion expert and making what’s in your closet work for you. She provides real-world advice about everything style-related, including:

   • Making every garment you own fit better
   • Mastering closet organization
   • The undergarments you actually need
   • The scoop on tailors and which alterations are worth it
   • Shopping thrift and vintage like a rockstar
Instead of repeating boring style “rules,” Alison breaks the rules and gets real about everything from bras to how to deal with inevitable fashion disasters. Including helpful information such as how to skip ironing and the dry cleaners, remove every stain under the sun, and help clueless men get their sartorial acts together, How to Get Dressed has hundreds of insider tips from Alison’s arsenal of tools and expertise.

Title : How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing
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ISBN : 1607747065
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Online Eccentric Librarian rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 12, 2015

More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog How To Get Dressed was a book I was sure I was going to love - and within the first few pages, I absolutely adored the author and her fresh, quirky voice. But while she is friendly and knowledgeable, the information provi...

Phyllis rated it ★★★★☆

April 29, 2015

Alison Freer's articles on style and the care and feeding of your wardrobe are by far the most tolerable aspect of the mostly intolerable xojane website, so when I saw she was writing a book compiling her expertise on clothing, I was really excited. It's great to have so much of her advice on dea...

Erin rated it ★★★★☆

March 09, 2015

ARC for review Since I was reading this for review, I read it straight through, but really this is a better book to read parts of, then to keep handy to use as necessary. This is also not the type of "Hints from Heloise" book that I usually read, so perhaps much of what Freer says is old hat if on...

Amy rated it ★★★☆☆

March 27, 2017

For a book like this to really work it needs lots and lots of images and examples. There were none. Some great tips but it's difficult to know how great they are when you can't see them.

Diana rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2017

Alison Freer's writing is so much fun to read. It was like an instant best friend. An instant best friend telling me how to dress. I've only been fighting them off since middle school.(And don't get me started on the "let me cover you in make up "friends.") My only problem with the book is that I...

Erin rated it ★★★★☆

March 14, 2015

I received a digital ARC from Netgalley and the publishers in exchange for an honest review. How to Get Dressed is less of a style guide and more of a how-to guide on building and maintaining a wardrobe. The author offers useful tips on laundering, removing stains, making alterations, and choosin...

Rachel rated it ★★★★☆

January 05, 2018

Honestly, I didn't know that laundry, alterations, stain removal, and proper fit could be so compelling. I'm not kidding. Part of what makes it so interesting is Freer's job. She's a costume designer for TV shows and movies. She works with a team of people to keep everyone on the TV show properly...

Danielle rated it ★★★☆☆

March 09, 2016

If you're looking for a fashion guide or help creating a wardrobe from scratch, this probably isn't a great book for you. But if you you're looking to increase your knowledge on how to make the most out of the things in your closet, this book will be a great help. I had a lot of fun reading this...

MayberryAfterMidnight rated it ★★★★☆

May 11, 2015

Awarding 4 stars instead of 3 because it changed my outlook on clothes and inspired me to be ruthless in cleaning out my closet.

Ella rated it ★★★☆☆

December 30, 2017

If your clothes don't fit you properly, you will never look amazing. I just wasn't really into this. Initially the idea of a fashion book written by a costume designer really intrigued me, but unfortunately, it just wasn't what I was looking for and didn't give me a whole lot of information. The t...

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