Style Rx: Dressing the Body You Have to Create the Body You Want
In 2008, Bridgette Raes released her book Style Rx: Dressing the Body You Have to Create the Body You Want (Perigee/Penguin) with the intention that no matter what your challenge, she would help you understand the unique proportions of your body, part by part, and prescribes cuts, styling details, and fabrics that make the most of your body’s unique diversity.
Revolutionary at the time of its publication, Style Rx features more than 250 before-and-after photos of actual clients, friends, and family vs. professional models. Bridgette wanted the book to be relatable and inclusive. Despite being encouraged to use illustration instead of photography, for concern that photography would date the book faster, Bridgette not only chose photography, the models she chose actually had the body issue in question. With no budget granted for photography, these photos were shot in three short days.
Style Rx features:
- A simple four-part strategy for addressing twenty-four commonly found body issues, from broad shoulders and wide thighs, to flat chests and big butts
- Easy rules on choosing the most suitable prints, patterns, necklines and textures for your body
- Seventeen complete body makeovers on a spectrum of real women with real bodies