Saturday, June 11, 2011

How to Never Look Fat Again by Charla Krupp (Review)


  • Paperback: 264 pages

  • Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style; Reprint edition (March 7, 2011)

  • ISBN-13: 978-0446547468

  • From Publishers Weekly

    In How Not to Look Old, Krupp aided readers in their quest to fend off the ravages of age. In this second outing, she puts her style and beauty savvy—gleaned from her work at Glamour, InStyle, More, and People: Style Watch—to work helping women discover and celebrate their slimmer side. Those who know the basics of dressing thin (avoid horizontal stripes; Spanx do wonders for bulgy bits; etc.) and are ready for advanced techniques will be thrilled with this book. And novices who think any derriere looks good in any jean should study up: the woman knows her stuff, as evidenced by loads of revelatory before-and-after photos, plus clever tips and useful lists (e.g., the winter-themed Swap-outs chart recommends sleek leather gloves vs. bulky woolly ones). The book is organized by issue, such as big bust, muffin top + back fat, and Buddha belly. While some of the topics may seem wacky at first (Are your brows making you look fat? and Hiding fat with your bag), a careful read will reveal that Krupp's advice—delivered in just the right knowledgeable-yet-commiserating tone—makes excellent sense. When it comes to clothes and the female figure, the author understands how proportion, balance, and color make the difference between lumpy and lovely, frumpy and fabulous. (Apr.)
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    My Review:
     
    I did not read this book all the way through. I skimmed it and then read the sections that applied to my figure. I thought it was really informative and had lots of great tips. I did learn things I did not know about how to dress for my shape. I definitely recommend it to anyone that is trying to dress your shape better. :)
     
    Review copy provided by publisher.

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