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Are You Dressing Your Truth?

Have you ever felt that the latest styles and trends don’t work for you?

Do you keep spending money on clothes and accessories yet still feel like you have nothing to wear?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, don’t feel bad—you’re not alone. Today’s current fashion system simply doesn’t provide women with the tools and self-awareness we need to look and feel beautiful. Instead, we’re led to believe that the current styles and trends should look good on every woman, and the simple truth is they don’t.

I recently found a new program that is an excellent tool for discovering the style of clothes you need to wear to express the true you. It’s called:

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Carol Tuttle, author of Dressing Your Truth

Carol Tuttle’s: Dressing Your Truth Quiz

The book and online course are based on Carol’s breakthrough Beauty Profiling™ system that identifies four main “Types” of women based on their physical features, personalities, and psychological profiles.

The profiling process helps “awaken women to their inner truth, thus enabling them to express the true nature of who they are – bringing a deeper understanding of their true personal style and a more authentic sense of their beauty.”

 

Here is the Beginner’s Guide

Dressing Your Truth

 

The Dressing Your Truth makes it easy to jump right in! So I asked my beauty editor Sheila Hill, who was dying to test this system, to take it for a spin. Here’s Sheila’s review.

Step 1  – Determine Your Type of Beauty.

The first step in this course is to pinpoint your unique type of beauty. Carol Tuttle says her revolutionary Beauty Profiling system provides a new way of looking at yourself and seeing yourself for who you are. I found that exciting.

I quickly discovered that there are four different beauty types. Carol went into great detail about each one, making it easy to determine my actual type accurately. However, if I’m honest, I initially felt a little panicky about being able to do this on my own without an image professional by my side.

After being introduced to these types, I felt like I was a little bit of each. I had a hard time getting myself to want to commit to being one type or another. But then, as I began to read Carol’s book “Discover Your Type of Beauty,” which was sent to you at the start of the course, I soon realized it was in my best interest to assign myself a specific type.

Carol does say that we all have a little of each type in us, but we are dominantly one type, so I see now why I did have a bit of a hard time deciding.

The four types are:

Type 1: The Bright, Animated Woman (think Ellen DeGeneres)

Type 2: The Subtle, Soft Woman (think Julia Roberts)

Type 3: The Rich, Dynamic Woman (think Michelle Obama)

Type 4: The Bold, Striking Woman (think Demi Moore)

I finally settled on type 3. What does that mean exactly?

Well, Carol goes into detail about this in the book, but a few of the high-level takeaways that I learned are:

  • I am a very results-driven woman. I take action swiftly to make things happen and create a result.
  • I am a “Ready-Aim-Fire” person and can change focus quickly, but I always come back to unfinished tasks.
  • Type 3s are often called “intense” and “pushy.” Carol encourages us to embrace all the traits of our type and to use them to our advantage rather than see them as flaws. When a situation calls for someone a bit more aggressive and results-oriented, Type 3 women are your go-to gals.
  • Because Type 3s are so focused and often over-commit, we become burned out by the many things we have going on at any time.

I found it fascinating that Carol nailed many of the specific types’ personality aspects. She knows what she’s talking about, and I immediately placed trust in her to guide me on my path of discovering my true and natural beauty.

Once I  identified my  Type, it was time to take an online course at DressingYourTruth.com to help me learn how to personalize my style to what truly suited me.

Step 2  The Online Course Begins

The online course is broken down into videos and quizzes featuring Carol. My class had 22 different videos and quizzes. I could view these at my own pace and found that considering about five each day was helpful.

The Dressing Your Truth video course teaches you the types of clothing, makeup, hairstyles, hair colors, and jewelry best for you: Carol details colors, angles, and styles you should be wearing which is helpful.

I learned the best jackets and blazers for me regarding cut and color. She also recommended which fabrics and textures were best for my type.

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Bold, vibrant colors are best for Type 3 personalities

And of course, what’s an outfit without accessories? Carol shared the best choices in jewelry for my type, whether it was a statement necklace or the understated elegance of a simple chain.

The same with my hair. Carol recommended colors and cuts, the types of highlights I should have, and the length of my hair. Of course, in Carol’s system, all these are based on your dominant personality traits. I like to go more by the shape of my face, the texture of my hair, and my lifestyle when choosing a hairstyle, so this was not an area I focused on too much.

Step 3 Transform Yourself

Once I learned the essential elements to discover my beauty and transform my look, the next step was to move forward and do it. The online course showed four examples of real-life transformations that were mind-blowing. I love before and after pictures. These transformations were some of the best before/after shots I’ve seen.

I found Dressing Your Truth to be unique, engaging, and valuable. Her book is very different from an ordinary fashion book. It’s more focused on what your structural features say about you.

What an excellent tool for those who feel we need to dress more authentically. I’m giving it a thumbs up!!

*This is a Fabulous After 40 Sponsored Post. All opinions are my own.

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5 thoughts on “Are You Dressing Your Truth?

  1. I forgot to say, DYT changed my life. It does support our genuine self, and there’s plenty of wiggle room to keep who you genuinely are. However, if you try to dress more for an aesthetic, you will find that people don’t relate to your as well as when your clothes and makeup support your authentic energy.

  2. I love seeing articles on DYT. It’s continued to change, and Carol encourages people to add more of their secondary into their hair and clothing, just not in the colors. Colors are strictly for our primary. My daughter is a T3. I believe the saying is “Ready, fire, aim.” My daughter always does this and ends up hurting herself because she doesn’t take the time to think about where she will land or what she will run into.

  3. Hopefully, there’s room for us to express all these different sides of our truth. Depending on the mood or situation, I can see myself embracing each style at one time or another.

    1. Hi Nancy,
      After reading her book, I think she has a point that once you find what style is mostly you, it helps if you embrace it and try to keep it consistent when shopping. One thing I find cha engine is keeping my look or style consistent when having to dress down. Also, one of the BIGG T things I feel women need to consider when they pick a style is their hairstyle. You send mixed messages if y you have a short spikey style and dress in a “romantic” soft flowing way. OR if you have a preppy hairstyle and try to dress in leather or too romantic, you won’t feel right.

  4. On this topic, I can also highly recommend Alyce Parsons’ books on Universal Style. The most recent book is “StyleSource: The Power of the Seven Universal Styles
    for Women and Men (2008).” It includes assessment tools to figure out your style and many illustrations of each type.

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