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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad...Review

About the book:
In Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad, Shari Braendel teaches you how to appreciate the body God gave you and how to always look your best-from conquering the battle of finding the right swimsuit, to choosing how many bangles you should wear or how big your purse should be, to wearing the right style jeans that will best flatter your thighs or hips, to finding the best places to shop to suit your unique personal style.

Many of us are watching reality TV shows to get a clue on how to dress right and look good. We hungrily purchase fashion magazines any time the cover article has something to do with how we can hide our despised body parts. We make mad dashes to the local department store to pick up the new anti-wrinkle cream Oprah promised will take ten years away from our face.

We care about how we look. Why is that? Because we're women, and women love to look and feel good. God made us that way. And this is not a bad thing. In fact, it's a wonderful thing. God loves beauty. He doesn't want us to reflect his image being sloppy, disheveled women of God who don't pay any attention to what we look like.

Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad will show you how to look and feel your best, no matter what day it is or what the occasion. And it will also stop you from screaming at the top of your lungs, "I have nothing to wear."

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I loved it.  So many style and fashion books are intimidating and are full of skinny, sexy models who are leaps, bounds and airbrushes away from me and my life. Here, finally, is a book for real, every day women.  Shari Braendel explains body type and helps you determine which type you are. And there are photographs of real women who have that body type.  Then, she explains why certain styles  work better with certain types, and there are photos of these real women wearing those styles.  It's awesome.

With categories for every aspect of style including: Meet Your True Colors, The Art of Undergarments, How to Divide and Conquer Swimwear, Hair and Makeup, and others, this is a book for every woman.

I think my favorite thing about the book is that all of the models are real.  They're people you would know.  Even in the section on swimsuits, these models are real, flawed, beautiful women, some of whom are plus-sized.  It's so refreshing.  You can look at any one of these photos and see yourself.

This is a book you could read in one setting, but I think it's more of a great resource guide.

Thanks to The Blog Tour Spot and Zondervan for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Shari Braendel here.  You can purchase your own copy here.  You can check out other stops on the blog tour here.

Read 8/10

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