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Dressing Your Truth: Discover your Personal Beauty Profile

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  795 Ratings  ·  178 Reviews
In this book you will discover what Type of woman you are so you can start your Dressing YourTruth experience.
Paperback, 223 pages
Published 2010 by Live Your Truth Press
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Apr 28, 2010 Janet rated it did not like it
I bought this book to learn how to 'dress my truth'. Instead, it was an 'informercial' in paperback form (that I paid for!) without any information usable to me. It gave me my 'type', but in order to find out what that meant in terms of style, color, shape, etc - it is necessary to pay nearly $300 on the website. What good was it to me to find out the category Tuttle uses, without the information associated with it? I'm sure within the $299 session itself is the same information on type, else ho ...more
Aug 24, 2012 Kristin rated it really liked it
This book and online course (they go hand in hand) made a big difference for me in many ways! I received them as a gift from one of the employees of this family-based company.

As far as the enjoyability of this book, it's clear and a fast read, but a little repetitive. (The four stars were based on life application, not writing.) I'm really into the topic, so I liked it. I am a type 1! One thing many people will probably be frustrated by is that the book helps you figure out what type you are, b
Jul 18, 2012 JoDell rated it it was amazing
Carol Tuttle's adaptation of It's Just My Nature applied to the fashion world. But don't buy the book! Go to the Dressing Your Truth Website first. I recommend watching the free video course that's on the website to determine if this is something you'd be interested in.

You have to buy her on-line course to get ALL the information for how to "dress your truth." (It's not in the book.) But, after doing the free on-line intro course, I only paid $99. For me, it was li
Segerstrom Type 3
Aug 29, 2014 Segerstrom Type 3 rated it did not like it
SHOCKING UPDATE: DYT book "word portraits" PLAGIARIZED Joan S Callaway book "WORD PORTRAITS" (more than half of words exact match!) Examples in my review there The Color Connection: From a Retailer's Perspective; "word portraits" in "Dressing Your Truth" book & "It's Just My Nature" are almost the same.)

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Sep 12, 2013 Jocelyn rated it liked it
OK, as a disclaimer, I think the concepts and theories of this book are very good--my problem is, it never got past that to the practical applications. I had this book highly recommended by someone I trusted, so perhaps my problem in approaching this book was threefold: 1) high expectations; 2) the understanding that the book included the "meat"--the practical applications for each personality type (best colors, haircut ideas, etc.); 3) a personality that had not "suffered" for the past 20 years ...more
Oct 19, 2011 Brittany rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: women and teenage girls
Recommended to Brittany by: Karen
Shelves: self-help
I like the idea of dressing according to my personality. It's not about being vain and shallow at all, but about feeling good about ourselves and being our true selves instead of trying to fit into the fashion magazines' supermodel role. It's also about showing that personality to others so they can take us more seriously. And about appreciating the various types of beauty that all women have and understanding everyone's unique (yet somewhat categorizable) personality. Or "energy," according to ...more
Melissa T
Apr 23, 2013 Melissa T rated it liked it
I thought this book would hark back to the Color my Season system of choosing clothing from the 80's, and I vividly remember my mom pronouncing me a "Winter". I thought it would be interesting to revisit that philosophy, as an adult. However, this was nothing like Color my Season. Tuttle has her own distinct perspective and advice regarding fashion choices, and includes makeup, jewelry and hairstyle too.

In short, it was interesting. Naturally, you always take a book like this with a grain of sal
Aug 31, 2010 Marci rated it it was ok
My friend got me into Energy Profiling. She has lots of books by Carol Tuttle and also paid for a big package of Dvds or something from her website, so she knows all about this. But without her, I would have given this book less stars.

This book discusses four personality types and states that in fashion, women should dress according to their personality type, not just their body shape or colors that work for them. I agree with her and I see what she is saying after getting the information from m
Jun 30, 2011 Jann rated it it was ok
I have a friend who purchased Tuttle's online Dressing Your Truth program as well as this book. She looks fabulous. However, after reading the book, it seems like a mix between the old "season" color thing and phrenology. As with pretty much all self help, you probably already know what is best for you, you just need someone to give you permission to do it. Carol Tuttle apparently can help you gain the confidence you need. However, I'd rather make my own fashion mistakes than hers. Also, the boo ...more
Jun 14, 2010 Breeana rated it it was ok
I gave this two stars because I thought it would tell each of the four types how to dress their truth.

It doesn't.

It's basically a book put out to promote the $300 online course. That's fine - I'm going to take the course. I just wish the book would've said upfront that it's not going to tell you how to Dress Your Truth. I wouldn't have gotten it if I'd known.

I know other people who also bought the book thinking it would explain how to dress your truth and they've been disappointed as well.

I hav
Mar 26, 2012 Margaret rated it really liked it
Okay - I had to give this 4 stars because this book has influenced me so much! BUT, I must say that like Alexandra Stoddard's books, I just glossed right over the hokey new agey stuff. The best thing about this book is the description of the 4 personality types (yes, just 4, so there's lots of room for variety within a group) and how to relate to that type. This book (and Ms. Tuttles' website) has helped me so much in understanding the other people I live with - especially the women! I would SO ...more
Jan 03, 2013 Rochelle rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to learn more about herself
Shelves: self-help
Not a book I would normally choose to read, but more a study in "personality types" rather than "dressing your truth." I love the author. I find her ideas fascinating and I think she has studied human nature a lot to put all of her ideas and conclusions together in her books. AND, I'm a four! (And learning to embrace my four-ness.)

As the other reviewers have mentioned, this book is the preview to her beauty profiling course, so its purpose is to help you determine your type and also to convince
Sheila Siler
Good overall, is a written infomercial

Interesting concept of everyone falling into one of four "energy types". Some good insight. However it is really a big infomercial for her online course. You can glean some helpful tidbits, but can't go too far without buying the course.
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you have heard your friends buzzing about Dressing Your Truth or their "DYT type" and are at all interested in this then I highly recommend you do not buy this book. Go online or talk to your friends and wait for a $99 sale and purchase the whole online course. It is worth it and you will receive this book plus a gift card for their online store as part of the package.

Now, on to the book. I have been color typed before, a couple of times. It was always interesting to me that more than once t
Catherine Gillespie
Mar 29, 2015 Catherine Gillespie rated it it was ok
Shelves: personality
The tips in the book are pretty broad, which was enough for me. I personally don’t love many of the styles on the website, so since my personal taste varies from Tuttle’s, I am fine with the broad guidelines. However, I will say that if you have no idea what you’re doing with clothes and colors, or if you’ve been chasing someone else’s idea of what you should look like, the book won’t help because it doesn’t give much actionable detail at all about what to do once you determine your type. In fac ...more
Feb 18, 2014 Lindsey rated it it was ok
I give this book four stars for her ideas and one star for the book itself. I like her system of dressing for your personality (or "energy type" as she calls it). I think we are often swayed by what's in fashion rather than what really represents us when we choose clothing. The book however, is annoying. There are typos and the writing is poor. It is SO repetitive and worst of all it feels like the whole book is a sales pitch for her online or in-person courses. She holds back the information yo ...more
Jan 11, 2016 melissa1lbr rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I enjoy the ideas behind Tuttle's system and think that they work to describe personality better than other ones. I like that it's more than just how you act, it's who you are and your thought processes. The book was not well written and could have used a serious editor. I was bothered a little by the repetitive nature of some of the writing, though I guess that's easier when you are writing the same things about four kinds of natures. Interesting especially for those who love identifying who th ...more
Teya Peck
Apr 03, 2016 Teya Peck rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. I not only found myself and why I am the way I am, it allowed me to heal my relationship with my own mother, who never understood me and did her best to conform me to who she is. I have been praying about how to be a better understanding mother myself and found this book. I been doing thing different since this last Wednesday and it's now Sunday. The feeling in our home has changed. I get smiles, I love your, the is for letting me be me's and they want to be with me. I' m almost ...more
This is a good introduction to the Dressing Your Truth program but it cannot stand alone. You need to go through the videos and the online information to have it all come together. It doesn't rely on testing or checklists but you have to feel your way through the process. I like that it isn't so black and white but that also makes it more difficult to decide on your beauty profile. I have done seasons, personality profiling and color draping but this pulls those elements together and then expand ...more
Mar 09, 2015 Rachelle rated it it was amazing
This is an absolutely amazing program. I had no idea how energy profiling worked through the way we dress. I read this book and cleaned out my whole closet and felt so happy and light! I love the ideas that Carol shares for all 4 types because it's really helping me to look at myself differently and understand my interactions with others.
I recommend reading her books and figuring out which Type you are so you can embrace your truth!
Jun 26, 2013 Maryann rated it really liked it
This book has helped me become more aware of me and remembering who I am. It has helped me to fell more confident and let me know that its ok to be me and take my time. The online course also helped me.
Dec 07, 2010 Andrea rated it liked it
An interesting idea - that the colors and clothes we wear are more comely when they match our personality. Sometimes I try to figure out which personality type a person is especially if how they look in the color they are wearing surprises me.
Sep 20, 2016 Rebecca rated it did not like it
Very Utah-centric. Book is indeed an infomercial without much specifics.
Annette Wilson
Sep 04, 2016 Annette Wilson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A bit of a bait and switch.

Rather than leading the reader to apply information to life, it turned out to be a long advertisement for an online course. I acknowledge I skimmed through.
Oct 08, 2014 Cari rated it really liked it
I gave this book four stars for the information which was presented...not necessarily for the way that the information was presented. Which isn't to say that the book isn't written well (because it is) but, rather that much of the book reads as an ad (which gets grating after a time).

The first quarter of the book I kept trying to figure out what the author was trying to sell me. The feeling that I was reading a sales pitch was very strong...which I didn't get because (to my mind) I was already r
Aug 25, 2016 Betty rated it it was amazing
I enjoy using the Dressing Your Truth system and also enjoyed reading the book
Oct 28, 2013 Tanya rated it liked it
Shelves: self-help
Thanks to my sister I have been lead to this book, and this lifestyle of how to look at my beauty. For me it hasn't been a huge change, just back to how I used to dress and what I used to like. Somehow I got out of it over the years. The hard part will be getting rid of black. Not that I thought I looked great in black but it is such a staple, and finding replacements for black skirts and pants will take awhile.

I took the online course, and I find the book in many ways to be verbatim from the c
Nov 12, 2014 Nancy rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
2.5 stars
I am drawn to this type of 'self-discovery' and the idea that I could discover my 'beauty profile' and dress in a way that would highlight my personality and personal beauty had a lot of appeal. As the title says, this book is only about discovering your beauty profile. You have to buy the program to learn how to 'dress your truth.'
Tuttle says we all have all four types in us, but we each have a dominant type with secondary traits, sometimes strong secondary. She appears to have combine
Dec 29, 2013 Cathy rated it liked it
I read this as part of Carol Tuttle's Dressing Your Truth online course. I don't even remember how I came across it a few months ago, but I did. I started by watching a series of free videos on her website to see if this was something I was interested in. Those are at .

The book itself is not super well written, and it doesn't have the full info, so reading it by itself is bound to be frustrating. Hence the 3 stars. The idea, though, has been eye opening for me, and
Lisa Rector
This book is a good jumping off point for figuring out your energy type. I think by understanding your energy type and the types of your family members you can begin to understand them and yourself and create greater harmony in your life. I figured out my type and was relieved to understand that my secondary type is why I have been doing some things not consistent with my dominant type. But put it all together and it just makes sense! I'm not really the person that I thought I was my whole life. ...more
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Carol Tuttle is the best-selling author of five books and the creator of online learning programs Energy Profiling and Dressing Your Truth.

Carol received her post-baccalaureate training in numerous energy psychology and natural healing methods. For over 20 years, her work in the field of self-help and personal development has helped hundreds of thousands worldwide to improve every aspect of their
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“Marianne Williamson said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; its in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” 0 likes
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