Book Review – How to Get Dressed by Alison Freer

If you have read my latest post you will see that I have tried to step up my wardrobe a little bit this summer. I have always liked fashion, I just haven’t always been able to dress age and style appropriate (we all go through fazes).


“How to Get Dressed” is an amazing book I just finished reading that is from the perspective of a self made Costume Designer. She goes through every one of her secrets that she has learned from years of making people look good and scene appropriate on sets.

The author shares lots of DIY tricks and tips to make your clothes look and fit great. One that I cannot wait to use is her homemade wrinkle release spray. Combine 1 tsp liquid fabric softener, 1 tsp rubbing alcohol, and 1 cup distilled water in a spray bottle. (test on small patch of fabric before spraying entire garment).

One of my favorite quotes from this book was, “Skinny is not a goal, it is a type of jean.” She teaches you how to find and make clothes fit you, instead of fitting the clothes. Flattering is key. Not squeezing into something that wasn’t made for your body or personality type.


  • Fit: The True Enemy of Great Style
  • Alter Your Clothes, Alter Your Life
  • Dumb Fashion Rules
  • Wardrobe Tools
  • Dressing for Success is Dead
  • Closet Hacks
  • Laundry – You’re Doing it Wrong
  • Dude’s – This One is for You
  • And Many More…

There is even a handy glossary that tells how to remove different stains from clothing and a guide on how to care for specific fabrics.

In Chapter Two she even breaks down each type of clothing into categories and what to look for in a fit or when shopping. Here she talks about measurements that help when shopping for the right fit.

11246977_10206404916782727_1043104972183715308_n After telling a funny story about a cashmere sweater tragedy, Alison explains how to hang items up properly. Hanging everything helps keep the quality of your items in tact and you can more easily see everything. 11252760_10206404916102710_2504106044990018557_n If you are looking at updating your style or just want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to look and feel great in your clothes, this is the book for you!

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**I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my review**


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