How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing

By Alison Freer

Gown fashion designer Alison Freer’s styling equipment is a paranormal bag of tips, equipped to unravel each cloth wardrobe malfunction in the world. television and picture productions look forward to not anything, so her strategies need to paintings speedy. In How to Get Dressed, Alison distills her secrets and techniques right into a enjoyable, entire type consultant all for rethinking your dresser like a way professional and making what’s on your closet give you the results you want. She offers real-world suggestion approximately every little thing style-related, including:

   • Making each garment you personal healthy greater
   • Mastering closet association
   • The undergarments you really want
   • The scoop on tailors and which changes are worthy it
   • Shopping thrift and classic like a rockstar

rather than repeating uninteresting sort “rules,” Alison breaks the principles and will get genuine approximately every thing from bras to the way to care for inevitable style mess ups. together with necessary info equivalent to tips to bypass ironing and the dry cleaners, eliminate each stain below the sunlight, and support clueless males get their sartorial acts jointly, How to Get Dressed has countless numbers of insider assistance from Alison’s arsenal of instruments and services.

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