Example of Type 4 makeover. No, this isn’t me. 😉
After reading through Carol Tuttle’s book, Dressing Your Truth and determining that I was a Type 4, I was curious to see the specific clothing, hair and makeup recommendations for this type. For a fee of $297, users are given web access to several hours’ worth of videos that mostly have been filtered by type. (I was offered a complimentary Type 4 video course to review.) Having now looked at all of the videos, some a twice, here are my thoughts.
The Good: Carol’s approach is very body and age positive. There’s no talk of bad body parts that need to be camouflaged or hidden, and the emphasis is always on looking one’s best, not necessarily younger or thinner. It’s all about accentuating the positive, and letting one’s own unique self come through. Carol comes across as very approachable and supportive, and many of the videos have a fun, laid-back quality. In the clothing video, the styles shown were very clearly illustrative of the ideas being presented, and seemed to be chosen with that intent. The videos on hair color and style were helpful, especially in explaining how cut and color can show stillness or movement, and not just in the obvious sense. In the makeup section, brows are emphasized, which I think is something a lot of women overlook. Carol presents the ideas in each video in a clear and linear fashion.
What didn’t work for me: The first several videos seemed to just recap what was in the book. Per Carol, this is because some people are more visual learners, and the images shown to represent each type help present the concepts to those types of learners. Navigating the videos was difficult due to the page layout and a quick scrolling feature. Navigating the website in general isn’t always clear and obvious. This is supposed to be redesigned and fixed in the next couple of weeks. I found some of the clothing shown looked a bit dated and dowdy, but again, seemed to have been chosen more to illustrate some of the styles and design features for each type. In the makeup videos, there was little shown that I didn’t already know (re: how to apply) and the makeup line that Carol sells was repeatedly pitched. According to Carol, Type 4’s should stick to cool colors, which I take with a grain of salt as I’ve done color analysis many times and always come out as warm. (But some of the colors in the palette card I received in the mail were warmer and right in line with some items already in my closet.)
Overall: I think women who are starting at square one, or maybe starting over style wise would get the most value from the videos. If you’ve been wearing the same three outfits for years, or are perhaps re-evaluating your look to return to work, or have a closet full of clothes that feel like they belong to someone else, the videos could be very helpful. For women who have a clearer sense of their style, or are more conversant in style/fashion concepts, some of the material might be too elementary, and you can probably glean what you’d need from the book. There are also online “live” sessions and chats, and discussion forums at DressingYourTruth.com .
Reading the book and watching the videos has helped me add some more pieces to the puzzle. It’s helped remind me to trust my own instincts when it comes to what I like and feel most at home in. Many thanks to Carol Tuttle and Dressing Your Truth for giving me the opportunity to review the book and video programs, and to learn a bit more about myself in the process!
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