See how Dressing Your Truth brings out the princess-like beauty of this gorgeous Type 2 woman!
There is so much confusing fashion advice out there. Trends come and go. Last year, it was the “cold shoulder” look. The 80’s seem to be back in full swing with the big flower prints and jean jackets. (Thankfully not the shoulder pads, though!) Wouldn’t you LOVE to live above all the fads and know how to style yourself perfectly every day? Wouldn’t you love to have a system that works, year in, year out, no matter what the fashion industry does? There is a system that helps you do just that. It’s called Dressing Your Truth, and it has changed my life and the lives of thousands of women.
Dressing Your Truth looks at the whole woman–who you are on the INSIDE–and then teaches you how to dress to bring out the most of your natural, inborn beauty. It aligns your true nature with your outward appearance.
In the Dressing Your Truth system, there are four “Types.” Each one of us has a dominant Type (although we have bits and pieces of all four Types in us). Each Type has its own particular colors, styles of clothing, makeup, and hairstyles.
The four Types are:
By looking at the picture of my friend Trisha above, you can readily see in her “after” picture that she fits into the Type 2, Soft and Subtle world.
Other fashion systems teach you what to wear based on your hair color, eye color, and skin color. Traditional wisdom would say that Trisha should wear jewel tones and primary colors because of her dark hair. But we can clearly see that she looks so much more natural, at home, and beautiful in her dusty, muted colors. Dressing Your Truth works for everybody, no matter their skin, eye, and hair coloring.
I interviewed Trisha about her experience with Dressing Your Truth. As you read her answers, see if you think you might be a Type 2 woman.
(You can read more about each of the four Types by clicking here.)
Me: How did you first learn about Dressing Your Truth and what attracted you to it?
Trisha: I first learned about Dressing Your Truth when you shared with me the concept that fashion had to do with more than just clothing style. I recall reading about it on the blog and also noticing your transformation, and that intrigued me. I felt so overwhelmed with clothing I kind of liked, but did not love, and I knew that there must be a way to make better style choices.
Me: How did you know you were a Type 2?
Trisha: I took the questionnaire. I was struggling to decide between two Types, and when push came to shove about it, I realized I really do prefer “comfortable” as one of my main categories of clothes, furniture, interactions with people etc. I love what I call “my vine design.” This is soft curves and smooth edges–organic looking. Funny now that I think about it–my favorite number to write and look at is 8–and then 2, since I swirl the bottom of it a little when I write 2.
Me: What are some of the challenges you have faced as a Type 2 woman?
Trisha: Some of the challenges I face as a Type 2 woman have to do with decisions and being being overly sentimental at times. For example, decisions: food choices at a restaurant, clothing shopping (or shopping in general) takes me quite awhile as I want to think through and consider the benefits of such items.
I hold onto many projects wanting to complete them to the best of their potential. Sometimes this means they sit around and I can’t bring myself to half-heartedly start something I know I can’t or don’t have the means to finish. I want things done right, and I’ll hold onto them with high hopes that they will be done or used “right.” I have had to learn to be assertive over the necessary things.
When studying the book It’s Just My Nature, I noticed that Carol Tuttle mentioned that Type 2 women often experience sensitivities to foods, chemicals, electronics, and environments. This is totally ME! I wake at the sound of the TV hum. If ever I am sick, the slightest noises make me feel even worse. I hate harsh chemicals and am very sensitive to what I smell, put on my skin, and take internally. This has helped me in my health goals, and has allowed me to help others with their health goals, too.
Better yet, watch me do a Dressing Your Truth Makeover on myself so you can see this in action. Then click straight from the video to get your free makeover!
What a perfect representation. I love this!
I recently came across Dressing My Truth, and I’m very interested in figuring out my type. I’ve signed up for the Beginners Course and watched all of the videos. I’ve taken the quiz which says that I’m a Type 2. However, I’m not sure if that’s really my type, because my facial features seem to go with different types (maybe type 4 or type 1?) Based on the traits, I seem to be a blend of Types 1,2, and 4. I don’t talk with my hands, I am detail oriented, persistent, and analytical. I am bright and optimistic. I wish I could attach some photos so you could see my facial features. I want to start dressing my truth!
Melissa Howell says
Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for writing! First of all, I want to let you know that you are not alone! A lot of women aren’t sure which type they are right off the bat! Have you read It’s Just My Nature? That’s what I suggest to everyone. It will give you much more detail about each of the types than the online course and quiz. I don’t know if I would have known I was a Type 4 if I hadn’t read the book. If you want to send me some photos, you can email them to me at melissa@beautifullifeandhome!
Hi Lisa, Probably I am a type 2/4, but not sure. I have not found too much advise for types with secondaries. What is yours and how do you put its energy for your dressing?
Melissa Howell says
Hi Evelyn! This is Melissa 🙂 As far as incorporating your secondary type into your dressing, you just need to remember one thing: stick with your colors for your primary type, but you can incorporate any of the other elements from your secondary, like pattern, cut, fabrication, etc. Hope that helps!
It is not only about her personality. She is a soft autumn, so she wear her best soft muted warm colors now.
Melissa Howell says
Evelyn, thank you for your comment! For those who are used to the “seasons” way of determining what to wear, Dressing Your Truth is really different! I used to follow the seasons method as well until I discovered Dressing Your Truth. I have found that I feel so much better and more like myself when I follow the Dressing Your Truth System, even though the colors are completely opposite of what my “season” says I should wear! But each woman needs to do what makes her feel best!