Author: Shari Braendel
Paperback: 208 pages
Zondervon provided a free copy of Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad—a style guide for every woman for me to review. Whether you are a teen or grandma or size 0 or size 26, this book is a quick, fun read. The color pictures show real people, not airbrushed, photoshopped, scary-skinny models, to illustrate body types and what looks good on each body type. No matter your body type, discover basic information and practical tips to feel great about yourself, your clothes, and your accessories.
This Book Features:
Body type/colors: Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad starts with the basics—know your body type and colors to help you determine what looks good on you.
- Tip: Black could make you look older.
Accessories: Develop your personal style fashionista.
- Tip: If you’re tiny don’t wear oversized accessories, they make you look smaller. If you are large, don’t wear tiny accessories, they make you look bigger.
Undergarments: From bras to panties to shapemakers, this book offers practical tips regarding fit, color coordination, and care of your undies.
- Tip: Every 12-18 months get a professional fitting for a bra.
Bathing Suits: The author offers bathing suit suggestions for each body type, plus swimsuit accessory tips.
- Tip: Your swimsuit is one size larger than your dress size.
Hair and Makeup: She provides dos and don’ts for hairstyles, color, and glasses. Depending on what colors look good on you she suggests colors for lipstick, eyeliner, and mascara that look best on you.
- Tip: If you haven’t received a compliment on your hair, you need a new hairstyle.
Jeans: This chapter discusses the back pockets, cuts, and rise of jeans for different body types, plus shopping tips to find the perfect jean to fit your body type.
- Tip: Measure the length of the zipper which determines the rise ( super low-rise, low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise) of the jeans.
Hit the Mall: Stop, Drop and Shop: The author provides great tips to declutter your wardrobe of unwearables. Then lists twelve must-haves basics, plus other seasonal basics. She also provides a shopping guide for your personal fashionista style.
- Tip: No impulse buying. Shop on purpose.
Skin Isn’t In: This chapter offers a great discussion on modesty and how showing busts and bellies impacts the thoughts of men.
Since I’m in declutter mode, I’m anxious to follow Shari's useful tips to determine the unwearables in my closet. Can't wait to donate my castoffs to my favorite thrift store.
Interested in a Fashion Makeover Contest?
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Complete and submit the entry form at www.FashionMeetsFaith.com, Shari Braendel FaceBook page, Zondervan FaceBook page, Zondervan Twitter account between August 9, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. (EST) and August 28, 2010 at 5:00 p.m (EST).
First Prize: One Winner will receive one $500 Visa gift card, one web camera, one-hour fashion consultation with Shari Braendel via Skype, one set of color swatches, and one autographed copy of Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad. Approximate retail value: $600. The fashion consultation will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time for the winner and Ms. Braendel on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between September 15 and November 15, 2010.
Second Prize: Three Winners will receive ene $100 Visa gift card, one 30-minute fashion consultation with Shari Braendel via telephone, one set of color swatches, and one autographed copy of Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad. Approximate retail value: $450. The fashion consultation will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time for the winner and Ms. Braendel on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between September 15 and November 15, 2010.
Third Prize: Ten Winners will receive one autographed copy of Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad. Approximate retail value $150.
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