• Network: Bravo
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 6, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Gunn, a calming and classy fixture on Bravo's "Project Runway," has it--and that's why his new show for the same cable channel works.
  2. 80
    If the slightly less relaxed Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style doesn’t quite have "What Not to Wear’s" tone of cheeky camaraderie, well, never mind. It has Gunn’s "make it work" philosophy at its heart, and it has his spirit of compassionate, caring honesty.
  3. 50
    Gunn is fine in limited doses. I like him better as a design guru than the closet king.
  4. In Tim Gunn's Guide to Style, it feels as if he's sometimes forcing himself to emote for the cameras.
  5. Gunn is best when showing us what he knows, reacting critically to the thing in front of him rather than speaking lines meant to jog the narrative or jack up the drama.
  6. Basically it’s a knock-off of TLC’s "What Not to Wear." But the Bravo version is watchable, mostly thanks to its host.
  7. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    30
    Guide to Style is too glazed and slick for its own good, too clinical and forensic to be any fun.
  8. Guide to Style is smart, fun and instructive, emphasizing enlightenment over shame and choice over following orders.
  9. 60
    For the most part, the show is content to be another study in the effects of fashion on self-esteem.
  10. Reviewed by: Anne Bratskeir
    80
    He's sincere; he rings true. And that is why, in the wasteland of reality and makeover shows, Gunn shines.
  11. Reviewed by: Robin Givhan
    50
    The show is enlightening, but dull.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. marlenek.
    Oct 19, 2007
    9
    I like this show a lot because of the information about body type dressing. There is more emphasis on professionalism and less on glib I like this show a lot because of the information about body type dressing. There is more emphasis on professionalism and less on glib remarks, so the viewer gets a lot more real help understanding the science of dressing. There are a few things that feel over the top, like going to the designer's showroom and the gift that is given to each client, but other than those minor things, i like the show very much. More advertisement and TV reminders needed please. Couldn't find it this week. Full Review »
  2. jenna
    Oct 2, 2007
    3
    The show needs to be revamped. It's a bit tedious to repeat so many of the same lessons. Also, how does a wardrobe of 10 staples The show needs to be revamped. It's a bit tedious to repeat so many of the same lessons. Also, how does a wardrobe of 10 staples translate across various socio-economic divisions. Getting rid of an entire wardrobe, and replacing it with 10 pieces seems like the women are getting a raw deal. Also, I could do without all the advertising tie-ins. Not really loving the work of the Garnier-Fructis stylist, or the Maybelline cosmetics rep. Though the gift of a designer outfit is a nice touch. Full Review »
  3. CynthiaB.
    Sep 29, 2007
    10
    I LOVE this show. As a 57 year old married social worker with a teenage son, who works full time and part time. We with three cats and a dog, I LOVE this show. As a 57 year old married social worker with a teenage son, who works full time and part time. We with three cats and a dog, I find I do not spend enough time focusing on my clothes. Much of my shopping is done at the local Good Will. (I occasionally find a diamond in the rough there.) However, I take care of myself going to the gym 5 days a week for a minimum of one hour each visit, and have kept in shape. But my clothes have not. Much of what I wear harkens back to the 70's. So Tim Gunn's Guide to Fashion has been a big help! Plus I love the compassion he feels for his makeovers. He clearly cares for them, while exhibiting a sense of humor. I love this program and am so glad I discovered. Cynthia Brink Full Review »