What Not To Wear is a reality television show that began clear back on January 18, 2003. It is hosted by two fashion experts (Stacy London and Clinton Kelly) that use their knowledge to help people who have a clothing crisis. The people featured on the show are those whose family and coworkers have written into the show for help.
Once a person is chosen Stacy and Clinton will offer the person a massive amount of money to use on a shopping spree if they agree to follow their rules: shop by their style guidelines, and hand over their previous wardrobe. The contestants are then sent on a whirlwind adventure as they learn how to properly dress for their age and body style.
The great feature about this show is the fact that Stacy and Clinton, as well as the others who are involved in the transformation process, not only work hard to help the person find the right style for them but the also work to help that person gain the confidence and feeling of self-worth that they deserve.
Many of the people on the show are women who have incredibly low self esteem and who have used clothing as a way to either hide their shape, or resist their inevitable ascent into old age. These people not only get a make over but they also get their hair cut and styled in an attempt to help them realize their true natural beauty and accent their clothing upheaval.
But does this show work for everyone? Unfortunately the people featured on the show are generally those who have a severe attachment to their current clothing and hair style because they feel that it is a part of them. What they don’t understand is that their clothing is not a part of them but that it expresses their inner personality. Due to the resilience to chance that some people have there are a few who have refused to accept the money or accept the change.