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Fashion For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-59566-4
352 pages
October 2009
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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!

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Introduction.

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.

Index.

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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.

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