Sunday, November 14, 2010

Style Sunday: What Not To Wear

Stacy London and Clinton Kelly of TLC's What Not To Wear

I love What Not To Wear! In fact, I've been a fan of the show for years. My friends and I used to watch it on Friday nights through college. I don't really like reality shows, but this by far is my favorite. In case you didn't know, it's a makeover show-- fashion, hair and make-up. Two style experts ambush an unexpecting person who dresses terribly and is usually nominated by close friends and family or co-workers. They trash the participant's entire wardrobe and point out why their look was so unflattering. After that, they advise them what will work well and let them go shopping in New York City on a $5000 budget. Usually the person is a real challenge, but the show still manages to be positive, and hilarious. A hair and make-up make-over or -under top everything off. The make-over results are phenomenal. If you get a "shut up" from the female host Stacy, that's really good.

It has triumphantly returned to Fridays on TLC, recently replacing Say Yes to the Dress. Usually, there's a repeat episode at 8 followed by a new episode at 9 and then a special. One of the latest ones made over the 250th participant. I find hosts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly so funny! They are just perfect together. I love how the person's new clothing so complements their personality. And the makeover truly helps and impacts the person's life. A lot of women didn't spend money or even care for themselves before the experience whatsoever. It's good to! It shows you respect yourself and you feel even better when you look fabulous. It's too bad I don't dress terribly... I can't be on the show!

What I love most about the show is the style advice. If I hear any voices in my head while clothing shopping, it's Stacy and Clinton's. I've actually gotten into the habit of saying "cami" instead of "camisole" because of Stacy. This duo are primarily concerned with fit and proportion, and are always right! I usually follow their tips and if I don't, I'm considering it (like... I will probably give straight leg jeans another shot one day!). I wear wide-leg trouser pants to work because when the fabrics falls straight to the floor from the hip, the eye skims your whole length making you look longer and leaner, deemphasizing a wide hip. I just can't wear a heel to work for an even leaner look... That's just one tidbit, click on the link above for more style advice! Enjoy.

I will be out of town next Sunday (for my best friend's wedding! :) ), but have already started working on my next installment of Style Sunday so I can schedule it to be published on time. It'll be on Italian women's fashion, so be sure to check my blog next Sunday!

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