Dressing Your Truth course review and results

by Sylvia

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A few days ago I told you all about beauty / energy profiling and encouraged you to take the assessment. Have you done so already and are making progress? I realise you may not be finished yet, but if you like to discuss further, you can comment below or ask questions and send feedback in a special thread I created in the Style forum: beauty profiles and dressing your truth.

Today I will tell you a bit more about my profile and the full Dressing your Truth course.

What is my profile?

As I watched all the videos of the beauty profiling, I kept trying to find out my own. It was great listening to all the clues and hints and I found that it was actually easier to rule out profiles rather than choose certain types based on what Carol was saying. Although I recognised traits of myself in all 4 profiles, it quickly became clear to me that I was predominantly a 3. That had been my initial reaction as a I saw Carol and what she was wearing, but it just became more and more clear as the courses progressed. However, I also have a lot of a 4 in me.

What does it mean to be a 3?

Type 3 is the rich / dynamic woman. Here are some more characteristics:

  • Our primary element is hydrogen / fire
  • Primary Movement: Active, Reactive
  • Natural Gift: Action—“Let’s get to work and get it done!”
  • Dominant Quality: Swiftly moving us forward to our desired outcomes.
  • Beauty Code Word: Hot!

We can be quite competitive and intense and people may have told you to just relax, or stop being so demanding or tone it down! We can be very task oriented and sometimes forget about the people.

We are also very passionate and compulsive. We value honest communication, credibility and realism. We get to the point.

A quote from the book that resonated with me:

It is important that you acknowledge and allow your energy to have a swift, pushing nature. If you try to soften your movement and override it with apologies, it can be like a burning furnace that has no vent and will suddenly go into reactive mode—what we call rage! When you do not allow your Dominant Type to lead in your expressive self, you lose your connection with who you are. You will be out of balance from your active/reactive energy if you try to soften or sedate yourself“.

What will you learn in the Dressing your Truth course?

clothes and hairstyles

Once you have discovered your beauty profile, you will select the Dressing Your Truth course for your type. You will then learn how to dress true to your nature by learning the five elements for your type. These include:

  1. Design lines
  2. Texture
  3. Fabrication
  4. Pattern
  5. Color/Chroma
In addition, you will learn about the right jewelry, makeup and hairstyle.

How will I apply these findings to my own life?

I was amazed by how many of the findings seemed right to me. All the uneven lines, the asymmetry, the colours; they just seemed to fit. Even though I have just bought a colourful wardrobe capsule in very bright colours, I always knew that those were not really ‘my colours’, which is why I chose to buy them cheaply and will enjoy them for the time being. Although it is worth noting that these are the colours of type 4, which is a strong secondary type for me. However, I was right in adding much more colour to my wardrobe!

What I have gained though is an even deeper understanding of what my style personality is and which colours, lines and patters suit me. Does that mean that I will follow the guidelines strictly? I would say: no. I still like to indulge in trends. I still want to express myself in ways that are not totally me, but that are a part of me. For me that is part of being dynamic too. Moving around and switching and also staying true to my style statement: modern freedom.

But I will try to incorporate many of the guidelines given for my style type. The colours for my type seem right to me and I want to incorporate more of them in my wardrobe. The bulky necklaces were already a favorite of mine and I will try to make them even bolder and bulkier. Strong triangular lines and asymmetry were also already favorites and I will aim for more garments that emphasize this even more. I will even have another look at my hairstyle again, which I’m still not 100% happy with (will I ever?) and possibly make it more texturized.

From the book: “Your nature is to be dynamic and determined, and when you wear clothes that make you appear to be soft and quiet, your true nature is disguised to most people and it will come across as unexpected and can often be judged as aggressive and pushy.” 

Will the course be helpful for you?

I think that many women could benefit from the dressing your truth membership and course. I think that membership is a good option for you if:

  • You have always been unsure about how you dress
  • You like some clear guidelines what suits you and what doesn’t
  • If the Beauty Profiling course ‘spoke’ to you and you want to know how to dress according to your personality
  • You like to have some clear guidelines of what clothes, fabrics and colours to buy
  • You are willing to stick to (rather strict) guidelines on which colours, lines, patterns and fabrics to wear

Style types colour cardsThe membership will give you a further set of videos which outlines exactly how you should dress and groom for your type. You will get your colour cards mailed to you and a downloadable copy of the book Discover your personal profile. In addition there will be a lot of videos from previous club nights given by Carol and her team on how to apply all the rules that you have learned. You will also have access to the forum and will be able to get support from Carol and her team.

Have you entered the contest yet for a free course and $100 voucher?

As you may know I’m giving away a free full membership to the Dressing your Truth program. It’s easy to enter and all you need to do is answer 1 simple question: Why do you need a Dressing Your Truth course. Head on over to Discover your type – Win a Dressing your truth course and shopping spree and enter!

From the book: “When you don’t dress your truth, you send a message that conflicts with who you truly are…. What you are wearing sends a message to other people which influences their first impression of you. If you don’t dress your truth, you may be judged in a negative light because your true nature is not being honoured by your appearance.“.

Conclusion

I think the Dressing your truth course can help you get confidence in yourself and help you to dress to your true nature. I would recommend that everyone takes the free assessment to discover your beauty profile, which will serve you in many parts of your life. Not just your dressing. If the material speaks to you, I think it may be a good investment in yourself to check out the whole programme and get life-long membership. It may give you a renewed confidence in yourself and may potentially save you a lot of money from buying the wrong clothes! If you haven’t already done so you can enter my competition to win a free membership and a $100 voucher for the shop.

I will feature a Dressing your Truth inspired, type 3 outfit this Monday!

Send me your feedback!

For those that have started doing the assesement, how are you going with this? Have you already discovered your type? Any ‘AHA’ moments?

 

 

UPDATE: If you are looking for a different kind of course that focusses on finding your own unique style,  I have created the 10 Steps to a More Stylish You course. In 10 days you will understand so much more about your own body, personality, style and will know what you need to do to take it to the next level. Find out more and get instant access!

Disclaimer: I was given the Dressing Your Truth program so I can review it for this site. All opinions in this article are entirely my own though. This article contains affiliate links.

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Nanne

I’ve completed part III of the free assessment, and I’m definitely a predominantly type 2. I’m really looking forward to do the rest of the assessment, it’s fun and very interesting and I’m actually considering buying the online course to find out more! I find Dressing Your Truth considerably more approachable – and more fun – than The Style Statement, although I’ll problably complete that one as well some time.

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Sylvia

Great that it is so clear for you! I found it fun as well and watched almost all the videos in one go. Interesting to know that you are a type 2!

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Heather Fonseca

I just signed up and received the first email but now I have to watch the video. Need some quiet time though. It does look interesting and I hope to learn more about myself.

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Sylvia

Yes, there are quite a few videos to watch. It gets more interesting as you go along. Curious to discover what your dominant type is!

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Tangobabe

With my limited knowledge so far, I see in you more of a 4, then a 3…more (down-to-) earth, then fire…but well, you took the whole course AND ofcourse you know you best;-).

For myself it’s clear that I am a type 1 and secondary type 2. Aka air and water, which is consistent with e.g. my air-sign Gemini. Not that I am into astrology, by the way;-).

The online course is offered only today for 99 dollars, it seems, so whoever is comtemplating of taking it, maybe better do that today!

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Sylvia

It’s a close call but too many things of 4 don’t fit. I guess I was more ‘firy’ when I was younger. Perhaps need to find back some of that fire again!

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Tangobabe

I see; well, time will tell;-).

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Tangobabe

Oh, and too bad, that you came to the conclusion that your latest colorful buys are not really you and not the path you will proceed on. Why too bad? Because I – and to judge from all the comments of your faithful readers a lot of them as well- find those looks, as well other looks with strong colors very, very flattering on you. I was actually very happy to see you evolve in that direction. Not because it is more MY taste, but because it makes your beauty come out way more then e.g. paler or darker colors do, IMHO. Just wanted to let you know;-).

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Sylvia

Not to worry. There is a lot of colour in 3 and as mentioned I will not stick to it to the letter. 4 is very strong with me too and that has all the bright colours and contrasts. I will keep wearing both. I just meant to say that the REALLY bright colours don’t feel right, but perhaps I’m just getting used to them. I’m not going back to the pale colours and will stay away from solid black as usual!

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Tangobabe

Ok, happy to hear that;-)!

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Greetje Kamminga

I agree with Tangobabe, the colours look great on you. Much prefer them on you than the beige colours. And you are right in following your style but not ridgidly. That is no fun.
I have just finished video 1 and wanted to start on 2, but I will do that tomorrow. I am sitting in the living room and my husband does not appreciate listening to the video. Haha.

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Sylvia

It will be fun to learn about your type, Greetje!

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Tangobabe

I totally understand that Ron does not want to hear all that ‘women talk’…hahaha… I also do not let my Frits suffer;-) and listen when alone.

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Greetje Kamminga

Well…. that was quite an excercise. I have come up to (and including) DAY 4. Have not received DAY 5 yet.
I was doing quite well until we came to the physical features. That part threw me off completely. Because 1) it strikes me as very odd that your body features would match your inner world in such a strict way. 2) I don’t get it. I seem to have features of every type. Oh dear. And I was so nicely going narrowing it down to a 1 and a 3. (Still with bits of 2 and 4 as well.) So not getting anywhere yet. Perhaps that is why my closet has so many different styles. I got my husband pinned though. He is a 2 with 4, so quite the opposite from me as it seems so far.

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Sylvia

We all have parts of each type in us. We just need to find out what our dominant type is. It seems strange to me too that our physical features could partly determine our type, but Carol is quite sure about this, discovered through her years of doing these profiles. You will still get additional clues the coming days + the book, so hopefully that will solve the puzzle.

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Tangobabe

For me is clear that you are not type 2, Greetje, and I would guess that you dominant type is type 3. I would ignore the physical features part, if that confuses you. For your secundary type I doubt between 1 and 4, maybe a bit more 4. Anxious to see what you come up with in the end;-).

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Greetje

I have a few 4 elements: clear, high contrast, precise, clean but I am definately not a black and white person. In clothes I like it, but in looking at the world I usually see grey. As in “most of the things are both black and white, not one or the other”.
I am not constant and not still. Nor bold etc.
I find it hard to ignore the physical features part of the videos. As I doubt that part very much, it also makes me doubtful of the rest.
And if we have parts of each type in us, then why would it be wrong if we do not dress according to our dominant type? You give another signal, sure, but you might want to show that part of you that particular day.
I am confused.

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Tangobabe

Don’t take it too seriously nor literally, dear, finish the free video series and if it only gives you confusion, just let it go then….;-)

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Sylvia
Suzanne

I am amazed by this course! After watching 3 videos I think I am a Type 2 (1st) and Type 4 (2nd) – detail oriented and always trying to perfect things. My son is a Type 1 and I am still not sure about my husband and daughter. But this is really interesting. I haven’t gotten to any of the clothing part yet – styles or colors. I wish I had more time to spend on this but my life is going in 100 directions right now!

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Sylvia

Great to learn that you are enjoying the course. It’s interesting to learn about yourself and your family members, isn’t it. The course is not going anywhere, so just take your time…

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regina

Here’s a comment from someone who has been the Dressing Her Truth for more than a year:
One of the best personal decisions I ever made. I look and feel better than EVER before. (56 years old, Type 2). I feel pretty, self confident relaxed and I know people are attracted by this new look- the trick being that you look outside like who you are energywise inside – and that is somehow really liberating for whoever you’re interacting with.
I know what to look for when I’m shopping, so that’s become easy and much quicker and more satisfying.
I’m not affiliated with DYT in any way except by gratitude and appreciation.

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Sylvia

Lovely to hear from you Regina and great to hear that the course has been such a success for you. Feel free to upload some of your looks to our style forum if you wish!

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Sue

Hi Sylvia, I’m happy to hear that you have determined your type! Even though I am a type 1, I will still look forward to your inspiring posts. :) It will be fun to read about your adventures in dressing your truth. I find that it gets more fun as time goes on. Sue

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Sylvia

I will not be too strict about it Sue, but will certainly aim for more type 3 clothes. Expect to still see a lot of type 4 clothes as well! Type 1 is my least dominant type but I have a type 1 son and husband! I’m so happy with their optimistic nature!

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Sue

I too am secondary 4. Will always love the beauty of type 4 clothing and accessories and I am drawn to the look often.

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Kourtney

I would be very causious in joining dressing your truth. i had looked into it for almost a year and really liked the concept of finding colors and balance for what I wear. i purchased the program 8 months ago and I had a strong sense of what type I am. Then I made the mistake of getting on a conference call with Carol Tuttle. If you watch past videos of Carol she rarely agrees with anyones assesmetn of what type they are. she did the same with me. Most of what she says on the vidoes contradicts what she says in the book. it is said that it is more then facials that determine what type a person is and then she gets on with people and in 20 seconds only looks at their faces to determine what type they are. she also says that this program is nothing like the seasons program after talking with her on skype I found the seasons book and read it. My advice would be purchase that book it is only $8 on amazon and says exactly what Carol teaches it costs less and the colors and design lines are given right there. after expressing my confusion and lose to Carol through e-mail instead of working with me through this process and helping she decided to refund my money and kick me off the dyt program. Be very careful when choicing what to do. After all this I have realized that I relied to much on the philosphy of man rather then God. I choose to follow a theory instead of following the love of Christ. Be cautious in working with Carol personally.

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Sylvia

Thank you for sharing your experience. It’s a pity that not enough attention was paid to understanding your type. It contradicts a little bit what Carol says that you always know best yourself what type you are. To me, determining someones type from the face alone seems flawed. I hope it was still a good process though in getting to know yourself better and your style. Expressing your true nature through your clothes still feels right to me.

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BettyBoop

May I leave a comment? I am 44 and have been really excited about this whole DYT stuff. I discovered it 2 weeks ago and have already purchased the DYT book, the Beauty Profiling Course and a Skye call with Carol Tuttle herself. I get carried away with new things and rush headlong in :)

I was probably 80% sure I was a Type 1. But I have always looked outside myself for validation. I’ve never felt sure of myself. I’ve tried everything including astrology and all sorts of quizzes.

I was advised that I am a Type 4/1. I was open-minded on the call – after all, I did ask for help. I don’t have a problem with any of the clothes for any of the types. I find something to like in them all. HOWEVER, I am unable to see a single solitary Type 4 trait in myself (except perhaps for sometimes getting a bit analytical with certain things).

Here’s a quick run-down of me:-

Don’t know how much money is in my bank account and don’t really care either! Not because I have a lot (my husband and I went bankrupt 3 years ago).
I am on the wrong tax code and being paid less than I should be – took me 3 months to get around to sorting it out!
Grocery shopping – just chuck whatever I want in the basket. Little meal-planning. I love to cook but never get around to it – buy too many ready meals.
Almost never do housework – seriously! I just muck about, doing what’s fun.
Packing for a holiday (night before or morning of holiday – just chuck whatever I think into the suitcase, un-ironed, unorganised – it all works out).
Jobs – just do admin jobs so I can change jobs frequently. Love working for agencies – change jobs whenever I get bored.
Don’t look for too much responsibility at work. Weighs me down. Have no desire to have people below me I need to supervise/be responsible for.
Closet – just full of stuff , half of which doesn’t fit me or suit me. It’s just all piled in there. Zero organisation. Most of my clothes don’t even make it in there!
CONSTANTLY starting new projects (some of which cost me money) and dropping them. No discipline, staying power, etc.
Never wanted to start a family as I’ve never felt settled and love to keep my options open. Didn’t feel I would be a good mother as I am so inconstant.
I always notice grammar/spelling mistakes (Type 4?)

Am I still a Type 4 but living in my 1? Or am I a Type 1/4 in fact?

I did a DISC quiz. If you know this, the Influence corresponds to 1, Compliance to 4, Steadiness to 2 and Dominance to Type 3. My results were:-

1 – 44%
2- 16%
3 – 16%
4 – 24%

Hmmm.. SO CONFUSED! And I wanted so much to be at the buying new clothes stage was looking for FUN with this! I don’t mind the Type 4 clothes (although I love the 1) but if it’s going to project a personality I simply don’t have…… ?

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Sylvia

I’m certainly no expert in this but all your traits sound more like 1 than 4 to me. I would say to go with your intuition and what feels right to you. If you feel that you are acting out something you are not, go back to your childhood days. If you had the same traits then, then that is just who you are. I’m not familiar with the 44% quiz so cannot comment on that. In the end the beauty profiling is not rocket science. You may not fit into any of the 4 categories perfectly. Trust your instinct. If you are attracted most to the clothes of type 1 then that gives you a lot of information too. Good luck!

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BettyBoop

Hello Sylvia!

How very kind you are to take the trouble to reply to me and so quickly too – thank you :)

I have been thinking about my childhood a lot and I felt I acted like a 1 a lot. I would have even more had I the opportunity (we lived very rurally with no visitors). We were quite short of cash too, so could not afford to join any clubs, etc. I’d dearly have loved to have joined a tennis club, for instance.

Anyway, I think I’ll take your advice and make a start with DYT 1. I can always switch mid-stream if I feel it just not working for me. I know sometimes loved ones find it hard to be objective about us, but my husband has listened to the sections of DYT types 1 and 4 and can see no 4 in me but lots of 1.

Thanks again, Sylvia.

BTW, LOVE your blog!!!!

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Sylvia

Great that my reply was helpful to you Betty. You may also consider uploading your outfits to our forum. Although we don’t give comments based on the DYT program, we will give our honest opinions on what looks good on you (in constructive ways of course) and it’s fun to participate!

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Beverly

Hi Betty Boop! Based on your descriptions of yourself, you are a strong type 1.

I love dyt, but have had a hard time coming to grips with my very strong type 2 self. I’ve hidden it for so long, it’s been a struggle to re-find myself. I started dyt over a year ago, but had to step back from it for a long time, it is a very emotional thing for me.

My advice is be true to yourself and have FUN doing it.

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BettyBoop

Thanks, Sylvia – that’s what I’ll do – get some outfits together and ask for advice. I may not manage to do this for a week or 2. I have an essay to write for yet another course I’m am trying – I’ve have 6 weeks to do the work and write it and am about to start it with 4 days to go, LOL! Then I am planning a short trip of a week’s holiday :)

This blog looks so interesting and fun and you have been very welcoming to me indeed.

Thank you!

BettyB
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