How I’m Learning to Embrace and Enhance My Natural Beauty: A Dressing Your Truth® Review
I first heard about the Dressing Your Truth® online course when my friend Jami Balmet posted about it on her blog earlier this year. I am not innately good at dressing myself, and what little I have learned over the past few years has helped me SO MUCH in the process of establishing a minimal, effective wardrobe.
So, I was instantly interested in it.
I decided to start with their Free Energy Profiling video series to see what it was all about. In this course, Carol Tuttle boils the natural world and human nature down to four main types of energy. She contends that a person primarily exemplifies one of these four types of energy, which is also your Type of Beauty.
Free Energy Profiling Course
This free video course is sort of like a new take on a personality inventory. However, it claims to go farther by taking a person’s complete nature and underlying energy-type into consideration.
On the negative side, some of the phrasing and tone in the video series felt a little off from what I believe spiritually (as a Christian). Nature is assigned different types of energy, and yin and yang are used to exemplify the energy-types, which I didn’t love. Other than that it was interesting and fun.
In this Free Energy Profiling course, Carol explains the four energies in terms of nature, shape, movement, personality, behavior, skills, and even exact facial features!
I identified most with TYPE 2, and I was even more astounded by how well the description of a TYPE 4 fit my husband!
The crazy part was, we also fit our respective Types, right down to our facial features! That amazed me, because we had already made up our minds before hearing this part, and obviously you can’t influence physical realities with the power of suggestion.
I am fascinated by inventories of all kinds that help me understand myself better. Don’t ask me why, it just fascinates me, whether a personality inventory, love languages, motivational style, leadership style, strengths finder or energy type.
I really enjoyed it overall, and I have thought about it a lot. It did help me reflect on and consider how God has made me.
Dressing Your Truth Online Course
In addition to the free course to help you determine your Type of Beauty (energy), Carol Tuttle also sells a course called Dressing Your Truth. This courses will teach you how to dress and style yourself according to your Type of Beauty, as defined by her system.
As I said above, I love learning about how to dress myself! The few things I’ve learned or been able to discern myself (which is tough for me) in the past have helped me to:
- be far more effective in my shopping
- hone a minimal wardrobe that I love
- feel significantly more beautiful and confident overall
We are not all meant to dress and style ourselves the same way!
I have found this saves me from purchasing and wearing things that will not ultimately be right for me. I’m not great at discerning if I simply like the garment itself, or if it truly becomes me.
So, I did what any self-respecting blogger would do, I emailed them and asked if I could take the course for free in exchange for a review on my blog! 🙂 [I’m NOT bragging. I’m required to disclose that!]
I really enjoyed the course! It actually affirmed a lot of what I was slowly beginning to realize about myself.
Not only did the course cover what clothes to wear, but also jewelry, glasses, scarves, hairstyles, makeup, and more! Some of those things I had no basis for how to evaluate, so I learned a lot!
I never quite understood why I didn’t feel good wearing certain things that are very cute in and of themselves, and now I do! This course gave me a more solidified concept of what to wear.
Even though many of the things I learned were consistent with the generalized direction I was heading, I now have a firm grasp on why.
There are some things I learned that I will certainly adapt, but overall I felt it was highly valuable and insightful. This course took what I already knew about styling myself and took it farther, making additional connections and explaining underlying reasons!
A bit of what I gained from the course (without scooping it too much).
1. It Solidified What I Already Knew
There were quite a few things I heard in this course that I already knew about myself.
A few of the things I already knew I should wear that were confirmed by the course (as a TYPE 2) were:
- subdued colors with a cool undertone
- subtle prints and textures
- muted silver jewelry
- slightly scooped (rounded) necklines
- dangly, rounded earrings
Those are things you will see in my closet, for sure. But taking the course solidified those dawning realizations and gave me the confidence to really stick to them!
It made sense of much of what i was already feeling, which was quite helpful for someone who’s not incredibly in-tune with herself.
I also liked that the course encouraged me to embrace and enhance my natural look, such as my wavy hair. I’ve often thought this was just an unhappy middle (not straight, not curly). According to Dressing Your Truth, this is part of my beauty and a good look for me, which makes a lot of sense to me.
2. It Gave Me the Words to Express My Style
Although many of the style concepts in the TYPE 2 Dressing Your Truth Course were things I was already gravitating towards naturally, but I didn’t have the vocabulary to express and, really even understand, my style.
Because Dressing Your Truth put words around the concepts, I am now able to communicate better with Stitch Fix, my go-to for high-quality, low-fuss shopping in this crazy season of life.
3. It Introduced New Ideas to Consider
Besides affirming and solidifying what I already knew, the course also spoke into areas in which I had no basis for making decisions, such as with glasses and haircuts.
It gave me some new concepts to explore, such as flowing, tear drop shapes, ruffles, and high-low skirts.
It also pushed me to consider new ideas in a few areas. For example, my Type of Beauty should not wear black according to Dressing Your Truth. I like to wear black, so I’m not sure if I’m going to get on board with that, but it did give me something new to think about!
4. It Provided Concrete Criteria for Evaluating Clothes and Accessories
I love paring down my closet to just the things that I love wearing and that look the best on me, and then wearing these clothes often. It’s actually a great way to live and this process helps define a style.
Dressing Your Truth not only gave me permission to re-asses my closet, but it also gave me exact criteria for getting rid of things that weren’t right for me. I have purged through my closet with renewed direction once more after completing this course!
The things that didn’t suit me very well suddenly stood out to me like a sore thumb. It’s safe to say these were not my favorite or best wardrobe pieces to begin with, and while I knew that, I just had a hard time putting my finger on why.
There are some things from the course that I will adapt or ignore, but for the most part it was very interesting and gave me a lot to think about!
I hope this will help me be more effective, targeted and cohesive wth my shopping and overall style.
Because this course normally sells for $249, (which, woah, that’s a lot), I emailed them to see if they’d be willing to do a special deal for my readers. They responded that the lowest price the course ever goes on sale for is $99, and then only 4x per year. They were willing to give me a special link through which you can purchase the course at that price right now!
Has anyone taken the Dressing Your Truth Online Course? If so, what did you think?
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