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Dressing Your TruthTM Before and After – One Year Update

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It’s been just a little over a year now since I first heard about Dressing Your TruthTM , so it seemed like the perfect time for a before and after update. This is the fourth post I’ve done about Dressing Your Truth, so if you haven’t yet read the other posts in this series, you can find them here:

  1. Does Your Clothing Reflect Who You Truly Are? Why Dressing Your Truth Matters
  2. My Dressing Your Truth Experience as a TYPE 2 Woman
  3. How Your Clothing Affects Your Health

I had first heard about Dressing Your Truth when I heard some friends talking about it and mentioning which Type of Beauty they were, and that made me really curious about which of the 4 Types of Beauty I might be.

I talked a little bit more about the Dressing Your Truth program in my first post, but just to quickly summarize, the 4 Types of Beauty are:

  • The TYPE 1SM Bright, Animated Woman
  • The TYPE 2SM Soft, Subtle Woman
  • The TYPE 3SM Rich, Dynamic Woman
  • The TYPE 4SM Bold, Striking Woman

Once I had learned more about the 4 Types of Beauty, I realized almost right away that my Type of Beauty was the TYPE 2SM Soft, Subtle Woman. Learning about the 4 Types of Beauty is free, so if you want to figure out which Type of Beauty you might be, you can find out for free here:

When I was learning about all of the details that relate to having a TYPE 2 nature, I couldn’t believe how accurate the descriptions were for me in everything from my facial features and body language to the way I organize my things and even to my natural tendencies when it comes to thinking and feeling. Learning more about my Type of Beauty has helped me to create a personal style in my clothing that is right for me, but even more importantly, like I mentioned in my third post, it’s helped me to understand myself so much better and even to accept some of the things about myself that I used to think were negatives that I now realize are a part of my TYPE 2 nature.

I’m also completely fascinated by the way I can see examples of the four different Types of Beauty in the people I interact with each day. I don’t know how many times in the past few months I’ve had a little “aha” moment where I’ve thought things like “Oh, that’s because she must be a TYPE 4 woman. That’s why it’s so important for her to have it done that way.” Or, “She must have a TYPE 3 nature. That’s why she’s responding that way to that situation.” It’s been really fun for me to have these little insights and to have the vocabulary to better understand them too.

One Year Later

Over the past year, I’ve been enjoying gradually learning more about the 4 Types of Beauty, updating my wardrobe little by little, and settling into a style that feels right for my TYPE 2 nature.

Learning about Dressing Your Truth actually came to me at just the right time. Some of my favorite staple clothing items were starting to show their age, (including a couple of pairs of shoes that were literally starting to fall apart because I had worn them so many times), and it was definitely time for me to do some shopping to replace those items. It worked out perfectly that I learned about Dressing Your Truth right at the time when I needed to restock my wardrobe anyways, so I was able to shop for clothing that suited my Type of Beauty.

In an earlier post, I had showed a before and after comparison of the fall/winter section of my closet, but I recently cleaned out my spring/summer section too. I’m still working on building my wardrobe, but I’d say that about 90% of all of my clothing and accessories are ones that are appropriate for my Type 2 nature. My closet feels very relaxing now. It might seem a bit strange to call a closet relaxing, but it really does feel that way now when I see all of the colors in the same palette blending together.

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And here’s a before and after example of the way I typically dressed before Dressing Your Truth and after.

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There’s nothing really wrong with my before outfit, and it would probably be great for someone with a different Type of Beauty, but it never felt quite right for me. When I wear clothing that’s more like my after outfit, though, it just feels better, and I feel much more comfortable and more like myself.

Before learning about Dressing Your Truth, I would always have items of clothing that I really loved and ones that were always just tucked away in the back of my closet. I always felt guilty about not wearing them and about the fact that I had wasted money on them. I understand now, though, why those clothes didn’t work for me, and when I go shopping, I’m able to find clothes that are right for me and that I love wearing so I don’t have to have “closet guilt” anymore.

Getting ready in the morning is a lot easier now too (which is a pretty big deal for me because I always have such a hard time getting up early, so anything that makes mornings easier is a huge plus!) Since everything in my closet coordinates so well together, I could probably close my eyes if I wanted too, pull out a couple of things at random, and the chances are pretty good that they would match and make a nice outfit. And if I spend a long time standing in front of my closet now, it’s because I have so many options that I’m having a hard time deciding which of my scarves to wear with which sweater or which pair of earrings I want to wear with which dress.

And, since it wouldn’t be a proper Dressing Your Truth post without some pictures of clothes and accessories, I took a few pictures of some of my new favorites 🙂

New favorite scarves:

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My favorite, favorite new pair of shoes:

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A new sweater with a lace detail at the bottom that I really love (and I’m hoping for an early spring because it’s too cold out to wear it right now!):

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My earring holder and a close-up of my earrings.

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A couple of pretty short-sleeved shirts I found on sale at the end of the summer:

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And one of my favorite skirts:

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I’m having so much fun shopping now and finding clothes that are right for me and that fit my TYPE 2 nature, and I really enjoy the way that Dressing Your Truth has given me a new perspective on my natural tendencies and those of others around me.

When I first heard about Dressing Your Truth, I thought it would be mainly just about clothing and that I would pick up a few fashion ideas and that would be it. I had no idea how much it would change the way I see myself and the ways I can understand and relate better to others. Learning about Dressing Your Truth has been one of the best things I’ve ever done!

If you’d like to find out more about which of the 4 Types of Beauty you might be, you can find out for free by clicking the link here:

And if you like the soft and subtle style of clothing, you can find my Dressing Your Truth Pinterest board here:

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Kim Mackley

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Hi Lori I am a Type 2/1 and love the information and storie to your journey, when I started mine I finally realized that I totally dislike wearing all trousers, Jean's, shorts, I know only wear skirts and dresses that sit at my knees and longer I love midi length best on my 5ft 4 but will wear maxi length that sit at my ankles, love softer colours most of my life and never liked bright, or bold colours and anything tight fitting, love flowing style clothes.

Lori Elliott

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

That's really interesting about your preferring longer skirts and dresses. It makes a lot of sense with the flowing style of T2. I wear pants and shorts for practicality, but with the exception of nice soft sweatpants, I find skirts to generally be more comfortable than pants are.

Donna

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Oh, I thought you found out by now that you are no type 2. Ask Carol Tuttle...:)))

Lori Elliott

Monday 4th of June 2018

I find it very interesting that people feel the need to tell me what Type they think I am (or am not). Carol Tuttle has mentioned several times that the focus is on people finding out their true nature for themselves rather than having her type everyone. Someone who has only read an article on my website and seen a picture of me only knows a fraction of who I really am.

Diana

Monday 23rd of October 2017

I'm a T2,1, I'd like to know wether long dresses are appropriate for everyday living. I'm a housewife and I sew for myself.Also I'm 74years old and don't want to look dowdy. I like your blog especially about the clothes. You give good examples of clothes. I am procrastinating about the style though because I don't know if they would suit me.

Kim Mackley

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

@Diana, hi diane I am also a T/1 and only wear dresses and skirts that are from my knees and longer, I don't like wearing anything shorter, midi length on me is a comfortable length with my 5ft 4 height, and maxi length that hit my ankles and not sitting the floor is comfy for everyday

ourheritageofhealth

Monday 23rd of October 2017

Hi Diana, I think long dresses can certainly be appropriate for everyday living as long as you feel comfortable in them. While long dresses might look dowdy on people of other Types, for Type 2 people, long dresses tend to look elegant rather than dowdy. That's great that you can sew your own clothes because that way you can choose colors and styles that you like rather than trying to find them in the store. If you're not sure whether of not long dresses would suit you, you could always try making just one to start to see how you feel in it. And then if you decide you don't like the longer length, you could always hem the dress to make it shorter and use the extra material for something else like a scarf maybe.

Amy

Wednesday 16th of August 2017

I was thrilled to find Living Your Truth and Dressing Your Truth after reading The Child Whisperer. I first thought I was a Type 4, but I didn't fit the facial profile. I had always fought the soft and feminine because I thought it would make me look weak, but I have realized how much stronger I look because I'm more confident. I'm really just starting, but my first day of dressing my truth I got five compliments at church and it was just as Carol said. Instead of getting compliments on my clothing, I got compliments about how stunning I look in my new clothing. I feel like, if I'd known my type, I wouldn't have been "the sister type" and "just a friend" for most of my life, and I probably wouldn't have so many health problems. That's part of the reason I feel it's worth the money and study. I felt guilty at first because so many in the world are suffering and need money, but I believe I'm spend less money on clothing in the long run. I'd make runs to thrift stores and weeks later have nothing to wear because I hated what I'd gotten. And I believe I'll improve muy health and be a better wife and mother. I'm a secondary Type 4, and I can be very critical. However, I give this program my approval. It's changing my life!

ourheritageofhealth

Thursday 17th of August 2017

That's so wonderful that DYT has helped you to feel more confident and that you got so many affirming compliments about your new look! I've definitely found that I spend less money on clothing now than I used to. At first, I did a lot of shopping to re-build my wardrobe with Type 2 clothes, but now that I have that core wardrobe of clothes I love, I've found that I shop a lot less often. I actually don't think I've gone clothes shopping since last fall and I haven't felt like I even needed to because I still liked all the clothes in my closet. And I completely agree with you about it being a life-changing program and about the fact that it can help to improve health and relationships, too. It's about so much more than just the clothing!

RM

Monday 28th of March 2016

I've identified myself as a T2, with lots of second guessing myself lol! The problem is I have almost zero T2 in my closet, so without going and purchasing a few new items I have no idea how I would experiment with the style.

ourheritageofhealth

Monday 28th of March 2016

One thing you could maybe do is to go to a store and just try on some T2 clothes in the dressing room without actually buying them. You could even take pictures of yourself in the mirror so that later on you can compare how the clothes looked on. That way you can experiment with what a T2 style would look like on you without having to spend any money. And then later on when you feel ready to purchase some new clothing, you would already have an idea of what to buy.

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