The Top Reality Shows About Fashion Makeovers

Fashion victims get the help they need on these makeover shows.

Participants go from fashion victim to fashionista on these makeover shows.

Stacy London and Clinton Kelly
What Not to Wear's Stacy London and Clinton Kelly. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Fashion victims from all over the country are nominated by their families and friends for a makeover on TLC's 'What Not to Wear.' Participants are flown New York City, where they must face outspoken style gurus Stacy London and Clinton Kelly. Stacy and Clinton criticize their wardrobes, give them such much-needed style tips, and send them off shopping with a $5000 credit card. More »

Jeannie Mai
How Do I Look? host Jeannie Mai. Bryan Steffy/Getty Images

On Style Network's 'How Do I Look?,' hosted by Jeannie Mai, style-challenged individuals are given a fashion intervention by two of their closest friends and a style expert. At the end of the show, they must choose between three makeover plans created by their well-meaning critics. More »

Tim Gunn
Tim Gunn's Guide to Style host Tim Gunn. Jim Spellman/WireImage

 'Project Runway' star Tim Gunn teams up with Gretta Monahan for this Bravo makeover show, which follows a format similar to the one used on 'What Not to Wear.' Tim and Gretta first view a video of the subject's poor style choices, then meet with them to get rid of the clothing and accessories that are keeping them from being sartorial stars. The team then creates a plan of attack, with Tim showing the fashion victim how great they could look with a few minor changes. A shopping trip, some fresh makeup, and a better haircut later and they're ready to wow their friends and family with their new look.  More »

Louise Roe
Louise Roe. Richard Bord/Getty Images

 Hosted by style experts Louise Roe and Preston Konrad, 'Style by Jury' is the closest thing fashion victims will get to due process. The participants are brought in front of fashion court for a number of crimes — wearing bad makeup, dressing inappropriately for their age, or putting little effort into their look are among the show's most popular offenses — and assessed. After they're given a beauty overhaul and some serious wardrobe guidance, they're re-assessed by the jury, who almost always let them off the hook for their previous fashion faux pas.  More »

Stacy London
Love, Lust, or Run host Stacy London. Steve Zak Photography/WireImage

Stacy London has parlayed her success from 'What Not to Wear' into a second act on TLC with 'Love, Lust, or Run.' On the show, which premiered on January 30, 2014, Stacy meets with women who are having trouble finding a personal style that suits them. Stacy shows photos and video of her fashion victims to strangers on the street, who critique the participants' style in a recording that is later played back for them. The former magazine editor then lends her expertise to the participants, helping them form a more cohesive style and sending them off with the skills to recreate it at home.  More »

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Queer Eye For the Straight Guy

Carson Kressley
Carson Kressley. Monica Schipper/FilmMagic

 Often credited with reinvigorating the makeover genre, 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' is one of the few makeover shows to date in which the participants have been male. The show's panel of experts, including Carson Kressley, Kyan Douglas, Tom Filicia, Ted Allen, and Jai Rodriguez, would make over every aspect of their subject's life, from their fashion to their home furnishings. 

Don't let bad fashion follow you forever — these makeover shows will help you get on track to a more stylish life in no time.

Updated on March 31, 2016 by Sarah Crow, About.com's reality tv expert.
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