Want More Abundance? Learn to Dress Your Truth

by Ann Marie Michaels on January 8, 2014

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Carol Tuttle of Dressing Your Truth

For those of you who’ve been reading Cheeseslave for a while, you know that last year I lost almost 40 pounds which is something I’m very happy about. And let me tell you, after you lose 40 pounds, you really get excited about going shopping for clothes.

The only thing is, I’ve never been very good at dressing myself. In fact, I’ve always hated shopping because I never know what to buy, never know what looks good on me. It just makes me feel like a failure, and so I avoid it.

Until now.

Carol Tuttle

Enter Carol Tuttle and Dressing Your Truth. Carol Tuttle, MRET (Master Energy Therapist), is an energy healer who has devoted her life to helping people rise out of deprivation into abundance.

I was introduced to Carol by a friend, Cathy Raymond. An advocate for real food and small farms, Cathy works with the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

I see Cathy every year at the Weston Price conference. This year, I noticed a major change in Cathy. She seemed lighter, brighter, happier and really gorgeous.

There was something about Cathy’s energy that had been lifted and transformed. Whereas before she always seemed tired and faded into the background, now her energy popped like a firecracker. It was like being around someone in love. She seemed 15 years younger.

Carol had taught Cathy that she was a Type 1 and she started dressing that way. She went from wearing harsh stripes and lots of black (Type 4) to wearing lighter colors, more pastels, clothes that were happier and peppier and more cute (Type 1).

Dressing Your Truth

Carol’s program, Dressing Your Truth, helps women learn how to “dress their truth” to feel more authentic, empowered, more beautiful, and to attract abundance and success.

Carol teaches that there are four different types of women. Once you discover your type and start dressing your truth, you’ll see how much better you feel — and everyone around you will see it, too.

The 4 Types

The 4 types are:

Type 1: Bright and Animated
Type 2: Subtle and Soft
Type 3: Rich and Dynamic
Type 4: Bold and Striking

Dressing Your Truth - The 4 Types

My Experience with Dressing Your Truth

I was blown away when I recorded a podcast interview with Carol last month. She told me I am a type 4, which she calls “The Bold Striking Woman”.

I realized that my whole life I have been trying to dress like a 1 or 2 type — and this is why I’ve always felt tired, dumpy and frumpy in my clothes. I also never felt like people took me seriously. I never felt heard or listened to. I felt like I was not powerful, like people did not notice me or respect me.

Since I started dressing like a Type 4, I feel so much more confident, so much more beautiful. I finally feel like the successful, beautiful, enterprising woman I am.

I also feel like I am attracting more opportunity and more abundance. And of course this makes sense when you think about it. When you feel powerful, beautiful and successful, you radiate power, beauty and success, and you attract more of it.

Watch the Video

Here’s a video that will give you a quick overview of the 4 types.

In this video, Carol tries on all 4 types so you can see what they look like — and how impactful the right and wrong types are for women. If you are dressing in the wrong type, it makes a huge difference.

When you learn to dress your true type, you will feel so much more centered, enlivened, beautiful and empowered.

Want to Learn More About Dressing Your Truth?

The hour-long interview I recorded with Carol will be broadcast for free as part of the New Year, New You Summit kicking off the week of January 20th.

This is a FREE online conference you can watch from the comfort of your own couch.

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Carol has completely changed my life and I know she can help you, too.

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Sharon Roberts January 8, 2014 at 4:10 PM

I can’t seem to ‘play’ the videos attached to the description of the different types of women, is there a secret to getting them to work?
Thanks muchly,


Ann Marie Michaels January 8, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Oh those are not videos it’s just a photo – go to http://dressingyourtruth.com and you can play those videos


Yazmine January 9, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Carol’s Dress Your Truth Program is amazing! I was introduced to the program about a year ago, and the difference in my life is incredible. I recommend this to everyone! I’m a type 3.


Anna Dzyuba January 9, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Color Me Beautiful by Carole Jackson – is revolutionary book from 80s. She was the first one to introduce 4 beauty color seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. In translation. Spring – Type1, Summer – Type2, Autumn – Type3, Winter – Type4.
There is plenty of information about it online – just google ‘What is my color season’. And save hundreds of dollars.
So Ann Marie, if you are Type 4 with secondary 1 than you are a good old ‘Clear Winter’ color season – just google it :))


Ann Marie Michaels January 12, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Yes I remember that! It was because of that book that I always dressed in “summer colors” — which does complement my coloring but really does not fit with me as a 4.


Stéphanie January 14, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Hello Anna!
Yes, I read that book when I was 12 – and still have it. She was a pioneer. I can tell you, though, the Carol Tuttle’s system, Dressing your Truth, goes much, much deeper, and it changed my life. It’s about dressing in harmony with your nature.


Judy January 11, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Anna, Dressing Your Truth goes further than color. It is all about discovering who you are. Then you not only look at color, but at design lines, texture, fabrication, and pattern….how you style your hair, do makeup etc.
This system has also helped me in my family and business relationships as I start to understand the different types and how they function differently from me, and how I can honor their strengths, while staying true to mine. It has truly been life changing.
I’m a type 2.


Ann Marie Michaels January 12, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Yes that is correct!


Pamela Smith January 11, 2014 at 11:55 AM

I took Carol’s Dressing Your Truth training in 2006. It truly changed my life! Ann Marie, If you spoke with Carol for an hour I’m sure you too know that it is not about “seasons”. It is about energy and how that affects many areas of your life, just as Judy correctly stated. I too am a Type 4 and also tried to “soften” myself with type 2 colors. It does’t work! Learning about being a Type 4 was the most liberating, validating and energizing experience of my life!


Ann Marie Michaels January 12, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Yes, exactly, Pamela, I was wearing “soft” “summer” pastel colors because it was a fit for my coloring (thanks to the Color Me Beautiful book).

But I have always felt like people were not taking me seriously — I felt like I was blending in and like I couldn’t really express myself.

Now that I am dressing like a 4, people take me so much more seriously! I feel so much more confident and competent.


Melissa January 11, 2014 at 6:16 PM

I’m a type 4 also, and I have really appreciated understanding myself more and other people as well. It’s useful beyond just feeling good about your appearance. I read Carol’s book the Child Whisperer, and it has helped us understand our children’s individual needs, and reverse the pattern of telling generations of tender-hearted, type 2 boys to “suck it up and stop crying.”


Ann Marie Michaels January 12, 2014 at 6:23 PM

I need to read that book next!


Loriane January 12, 2014 at 6:45 PM

I can’t believe it… no before & after pictures… COME ON SHARE!!


Melanie January 13, 2014 at 6:04 AM

I love DYT! It helped my mom, my sister and I understand why we are so different. I am a type four and shopping has become so much more enjoyable. It saves money too because you only buy what looks good on you.


Holly January 13, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Wow, this is so true! I listened to her video on Type 1 body and was like, “Yep, that’s me, that’s me, and yeah…that’s me.” I’m going to go love my muffin top! :)


BArbara January 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM

I’m a bit confused. I followed a link to this video and while interesting, I have no idea what it means for me. Years ago, when I was almost graduated from university and going to apply for jobs, I went to a color me beautiful session. I still have the color swatches and remember it vividly. I am an Autumn and have always loved the colors on me-they also please me visually. But how am I to know if I am a type 3 personality? I don’t really have any way of knowing how others feel about me. Am I making too much of this? I am now retired with a very loving, supportive husband and family. I need to lose a lot of weight. Is this my only problem; that I have other issues? very interesting comparison. I would not know how to categorize myself according to the 3 types. :(


Anna January 14, 2014 at 7:53 AM

No, Barbara, you are not making too much of of this. And you are absolutely right that there is no way of knowing how others feel about you. How many time you personally compliment somebody just because you wanted to say something nice to them?…here you go.
There is nothing wrong in filtering what all those salespeople try to sell you.


Ivette January 18, 2014 at 3:09 PM

I guess I’m looking at this a little differently – all of the women in the photos seem to have the exact same style, just in different colors. They all look a bit middle of the road, but veering toward kooky/conservative – ie, scarf and/or a “statement necklace”, a neckline that frames the face, clear, simple make-up … kind of an updated “Dress for Success”.

Mu issue is that I am, and I believe most women are, much more complicated than any one of these little boxes. I am Bright and animated at times, subtle and soft at others, bold always, and very dynamic often. If I dressed differently for all of these moods I’d be a mess – and I am not one to pin myself down as just one of these things. Once I start telling myself I am Subtle and Soft, I begin to reinforce that part of myself at the expense of my Rich and Dynamic self!

Why not go to a personal shopper who can tell you what shapes look good on you and let YOU decide what you want to be at any given time, rather than having yet another guru tell you who you are? I have also lost slot of weight, and understand very well how difficult the journey can be to finding yourself – but it is YOUR journey (in my opinion), and one that can be very surprising when you immerse yourself in it with a sense of self-love and determination. I had SO MANY PEOPLE tell me I shouldn’t wear black – I’m too feisty and bright. I took their advice and had two major magazine shoots in bright colors, and none of my readers knew who I was – they missed my original and somewhat quirky style. So I decided that the only one who was going to go on this journey of finding out what I wanted to look like was ME. 2 years later, I love my clothes and I look pretty damned good – all while wearing my favorite dark, brooding colors. My personality is bright enough – why be so redundant? Life is more complex than that. I say follow your own lead, even if it is uncomfortable at first. Don’t let anyone tell you how you should look. That doesn’t sound bold and unique to me at all! Best of luck and congrats with your weight loss


Charlotte January 21, 2014 at 5:05 AM

Ivette You sound just like a type 4 and it sounds like you dress like one already lol! Carol is for people who aren’t yet comfortable with how they look, if you are that’s fine. I am a type 2 and already know how to dress for my type. I could do with some help with my hair though.

Also I second Loriane’s call for some pics of the new you Ann Marie!


Ellen January 28, 2014 at 9:49 PM

You have said a lot of what I was thinking! This helps us find who we are but there are only four ways we can be?
I hate to say it but when it comes down to it, who cares? A personality comes out and steals away attention from what you are wearing. Unless you’re wearing nothing! This reminds me of 8th grade and who wants to repeat that superficial part of young teen years?


Helen January 24, 2014 at 10:37 PM

TI watched some of the videos, and to me it looks like the old spring, summer, autumn and winter?


Anna January 28, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Indeed it is. Carol Tuttle is not some genius that invented a drastically new approach to style. She is not in big fashion or anything like that. She is just a good speaker and sales person. She is a modern version of SNAKE OIL SELLER targeting a middle/lower class housewives who have never heard of well established fashion concepts.


Carrie January 28, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Anne I have to thank you for introducing your readers to this! I fully enjoyed watching the videos and signed up for the emails. They’ve been wonderful for me. I’ve always “known” my type (4) but always felt somewhat apologetic about it. I would think I “should” wear more feminine color or should dress “softer”… when that is not what looks good on me and what does look good are the bold, minimalist, striking looks.

For those who are saying negative things, it sounds as if you haven’t really delved into it but have made a surface judgment. I’m familiar with the old Color Me Beautiful parlay but this is MUCH more than just colors. It’s been a real blessing in my life!

I also read Child Whisperer and really love that too. I have 6 kids and a stepdaughter, and learning their energy type has helped me understand their feelings and motivations in a way I didn’t before. It’s all good stuff.


Sherry Clark February 18, 2014 at 7:19 AM

I started the DYT program right after Christmas and I love it! I discovered I am a T1 and I am much happier allowing myself to be the real me, a vivacious and sparkling woman. I’m sure other T1s will relate to me when I say I tried to calm down my true nature, because as a professional career woman you want to be taken seriously. I’m happy to say that it has been a blast at work and I’m actually being taken more seriously now. I’m sure it has to do with an increase in self confidence.

I do need to make a comment about the seasons, though. I am a soft autumn, not a spring,
so DYT does not necessarily align with the four seasons. I have found that my T1 color card harmonizes nicely with my soft autumn color swatch. It’s the other elements that put it all together.


naturemum March 22, 2014 at 7:29 PM

I enjoyed this story of how you typed your daughter-very sweet. It reminded me of when my daughters were little & I wondered about their personality types & how it would play into our lives together. I used the Color Me Beautiful program. The way I look at it, Carol Tuttle’s energy typing adds to that & creates another dimension toward the understanding of ourselves & our unique physical & mental energy. I’ve bought & enjoyed Carol’s program because of your recommendation on the Village Green audio week.


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Lourdes August 25, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Thank you for being the first to bring this to my attention. I was very skeptical of the Dressing Your Truth thing….and remained so while going through the course. Which all makes sense since I have finally determined and accepted that I am a type 4:) And now that I am dressing accordingly I can’t believe how good I feel energetically and how many compliments I’ve gotten. I actually thought I was a 2 before, and I really thought the type 4 colors were too much, too strong, and too bold. But now I realize that I felt very frumpy and dumpy, and tired – dressing as a type 2 or 3. I also now understand why my type 3 sister exhausts me sometimes!


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