Dress Your Best
By Clinton Kelly and Stacy London
Three Rivers Press, 2005. 255 pgs. Nonfiction
The co-hosts of TLC's What Not to Wear offer up advice on how to find clothes that will look best with your body type. With eighteen different body types for women and eight for men, there's a lot of advice dispensed. Each body type is shown three different looks: work, weekend, and evening. They focus on general principles, rather than things that would date the book quickly, such as what colors are in for a particular season. Readers will find a lot of information by turning to their body shape, but browsing other types, too, will round out their understanding of fashion principles.
This book isn't quite as fun as watching Stacy and Clinton on TV, and sometimes the writing style was a little choppy (perhaps because they took turns writing), but still, it's a fun and informative resource for those of us who are fashion-challenged.