Fashion For Dummies
Your full-color guide to building a fun, functional wardrobe
Fashion For Dummies takes the guess out of dress, giving you the confidence and know-how you need to dress for every occasion. This full-color guide is packed with tips on creating a confusion-free wardrobe that works with your body type and personal style, as well as navigating the worlds of color, pattern, and texture.
- Reveals how to put together outfits that work without overextending your budget
- Features a section dedicated to menswear
- Packed with helpful illustrations presented in full color
The perfect guide for novice fashion-hunters, Fashion For Dummies is your key to always dressing your best!
Part I: Fashion, Style, and You.
Chapter 1: Fashion 101.
Chapter 2: Impression Management: Developing Your Personal Style.
Chapter 3: Dressing to Flatter Your Body.
Part II: Mastering the Basics of Garment Construction, Fabrics, and Color.
Chapter 4: Fundamentals on Fabrics and Garment Construction.
Chapter 5: The Art of Color.
Chapter 6: From the Runway to a Store Near You.
Part III: Stocking Your Closet without Going Crazy or Broke.
Chapter 7: Building Your Wardrobe: Your What- and Where-to-Buy Guide.
Chapter 8: Eliminating Fashion Confusion.
Part IV: Dressing for Any Occasion.
Chapter 9: Dressing for Every Day.
Chapter 10: Dressing for Success.
Chapter 11: Très Chic: Threads for Special Occasions.
Chapter 12: The Four Seasons: Dressing for Comfort and Style.
Chapter 13: Dressing for the Bedroom.
Part V: Finishing Touches.
Chapter 14: It’s What’s Inside That Counts: Undergarments.
Chapter 15: Accessories.
Chapter 16: Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Shoes.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Fashion Faux Pas and How to Avoid Them.
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Go From Day to Night in a Flash.
Chapter 19: Ten Great Fashion Web Sites.
Jill Martin is a fashion expert and three-time Emmy-nominated television personality. She appears regularly on NBC's Today show highlighting trends and must-haves, and is well-known for the popular "Ambush Makeover" segments. Jill lives in New York City and is developing her own clothing line. Pierre A. Lehu has worked as a publicist, literary agent, and writer. He is the coauthor of Sex For Dummies.