The TV Show "What Not To Wear"...What...

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The TV Show "What Not To Wear"...What...
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Sat, 06-12-2004 - 11:14am

The TV Show "What Not To Wear"...What do you think?



  • Love it, watch it all the time
  • Never heard of it
  • Seen it a few times, no real opinion
  • I think it represents the worst in society's attitudes toward appearance
  • Don't like it because Stacy is just annoying
  • They're mean!!!
  • Other


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Registered: 09-25-2003
Sat, 06-12-2004 - 11:54am

I think the stylists make good points about what 'guests' should or shouldn't wear and the make-overs are always fabulous. . .but they're just so gosh darn cutting with their comments.


I guess it's part of the 'knock 'em down so you can build 'em back up' mentality of the show. . .but I'd never agree to go on it for just that reason. . .though I'd love some professional input on what I *should* wear for my body and personality styles.

Virgo

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Registered: 11-12-2003
Sat, 06-12-2004 - 12:05pm
I'd go on it for the $5000 in clothes! LOL... I don't dress bad enough though.. I don't dress well, but not bad enough for that show!
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Sat, 06-12-2004 - 1:05pm
I said I think it represents the worst in society's attitudes toward appearance, however, this is not *exactly* how i feel about it. i could be on there easily as i usually wear plain twill pants with a t-shirt and sneakers, however, i do have my nails done every two weeks, and hair every 6-8 weeks cut and highlighted. i also wear make-up everyday, so i do make an effort to be neat and clean. some of the people they do take onto the show look like they are off a farm in the middle of nebraska and cant get to a hair stylist, or drugstore for makeup. the woman who didnt have her hair cut in 30? years?? what was she thinking? i dont understand how just growing it and growing it, and growing it, without any kind of trim or style once in awhile can be even healthy for her hair.

with that said, even though most of us could use a make over, in general, if a person is neat and clean, i dont think twice about them. if they have hair that looks like the person stuck her/his finger in a light socket, they need to get a clue. i have unruly hair as well, and get more complements on it than i could imagine, because i find a way to gain control and not look like a wild woman, or simply that i dont care.

so in general, i like to watch it for the "tips", and dont think any more of it than that.

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Sat, 06-12-2004 - 1:16pm
I think that long-haired guy they had the first season was awful. Clinton is much better. The other guy was just mean and with his long hair and tacky beard, I thought, "YOU are giving style advice??" He looked worse than the guests!!

What really strikes me is how they really focus on the good things about the person's figure. If the person is heavy, they will talk about beautiful skin and eyes. They will emphasize something like curves and how to get the most from them. I think they really try to get the person to stop "hiding" and focusing on the negative and look at the positive of who they are.

And another comment they say all the time is "You have a wonderful personality. Let your clothes highlight that instead of being a distraction." They talk about how what you wear can be a positive in your life, not by making you something you aren't, but by highlighting the best of what you are.

Last night though was the first time I saw them like something in the person's original wardrobe. Sometimes I think they fish around to find bad things to say about an outfit, when it really isn't that bad. Last night Stacy actually told the girl that this jacket she had was fabulous and let her keep it.

People shouldn't focus only on how someone looks, but how you look is part of the whole presentation and shouldn't be completely ignored either. I know that when I lost weight and bought new clothes, I felt much better about myself and was more confident in all areas of my life.

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Sat, 06-12-2004 - 1:22pm
How do you know? Most of the guests don't "think" they dress badly either. LOL! J/K

I'd dress badly for two weeks to get that Visa though...LOL!! And a trip to NYC.

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Registered: 11-12-2003
Sat, 06-12-2004 - 1:52pm
LOL!
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Sat, 06-12-2004 - 1:59pm
Will you come to my house and go through my closet with me???
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Registered: 11-12-2003
Sat, 06-12-2004 - 7:07pm
Hey no problem!
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Sat, 06-12-2004 - 11:11pm
I didn't respond, because it appears that you are talking about the TLC show, not the original British one that airs on BBC America, which IMO is the ONLY one to watch! Every time I go shopping I catch myself thinking "now what would Trinny and Susannah say about this."
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Registered: 08-29-2002
Sun, 06-13-2004 - 2:44am
I always get confused when threads about these kinds of shows come up. I only know the british versions of what not to wear and changing rooms. I love Trinny and Susannah!


Laura

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