The Art of Dressing Curves

The Art of Dressing Curves

The Best-kept Secrets of A Fashion Stylist

Book - 2016
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Susan Moses, the go-to celebrity stylist for curvy women both on and off the red carpet presents the first inspirational, confidence-building, prescriptive style guide for plus-size women who want to dress fashionably and look their beautiful best.

Nearly two-thirds of American women are plus-size--and they care just as much about fashion and beauty as their thinner counterparts. They're tired of being ignored by the industry and shopping for styles wedged into the far reaches of department stores. Now, Susan Moses, a plus-size woman with a dynamic personality and an in-demand stylist whose clientele includes Hollywood and music industry celebrities, addresses this audience's needs with this essential handbook to help them look fabulous.

The Art of Dressing Curves gives plus-size women the confidence and know-how to dress beautifully for their particular body shape. Gorgeously designed, filled with high-fashion photography, and written in Susan's down-to earth, accessible, and enthusiastic voice, The Art of Dressing Curves tells the story of her journey to self-acceptance and outlines her formula for seamless dressing that has helped some of the most iconic curvy women in music, film, and fashion look dazzling in the spotlight.

From foundation garments to wardrobe essentials to hair and makeup, Susan dispenses advice on every aspect of dressing well for one's shape, size, and personality, insight supplemented by a wealth of elegant editorial photographs, anecdotes, tips, and sidebars, as well as lists of specialty retailers, designers, and websites that cater to plus-size.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper Design,, 2016.
ISBN: 9780062362032
0062362038
Characteristics: 254 pages : illustrations (some colour)
Additional Contributors: Bandele, Jelani

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zoeythekat
Dec 28, 2016

Hm...

Okay. So. I was really excited when I started this book because CURVY WOMEN AND FASHION, right?

I thought some of the content was good. The information about how to take and use measurements and identify body-types was interesting. Some of the images were beautiful and inspiring.

Other than that? There was nothing groundbreaking content wise. And quite frankly, I don't really agree with most of the guidelines she set out regarding my body type. There was a lot of fashion jargon (most of which was kind of beyond me) that went without explanation so I don't think it was really written for anyone who isn't already pretty fashion-savvy. It also irritated me how often the images used and references made weren't actually representing curvy women.

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