I've Got Nothing to Wear

Common Sense Media says

Fashion reality show is gentler than its peers.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The show's content is pretty superficial (the focus is on appearance and buying things), and there's some light competition, but not much to worry about overall.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Words like "sexy" and "flirty" are used to describe clothing.

Language

Occasional "crap" and "hell."

Consumerism

Clothing store brands are highlighted, like H&M.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this fashion-oriented reality show focuses on clothing, appearance, buying things, and design. While stylists and designers criticize the client's clothing, it's all handled very gently. The designers compete against each other to be chosen by the client -- but again, the competition is gentle, friendly, and supportive. That said, tweens and teens without an interest in fashion may well be bored by the show, which is geared toward an older audience.

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What's the story?

Part Project Runway and part What Not to Wear, I'VE GOT NOTHING TO WEAR focuses on people with specific fashion challenges and hooks them up with a new wardrobe, primarily working from the clothes already in their closet. In one episode, a woman planning a three-week business trip needs help finding outfits that can work in many contexts so she doesn't have to pack too much. Stylist Jorge Ramone examines her wardrobe and chooses which pieces to keep and which to have altered at the "chop shop." After the stylist takes the client shopping for a few new pieces and assembles a "look book" that will help her pair separates and accessories, the client gets a look at the custom redesigned clothes.

Is it any good?

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Despite the drive to have their piece singled out, the competition between the young fashionistas is friendly and encouraging, not nasty or catty. Overall, I've Got Nothing to Wear is a pleasant fashion reality show that would benefit from a little streamlining/reworking of its own. Some of the concepts don't quite fit -- like the lack of attention paid to the practicality of some of the clothes that are ostensibly intended for a business trip. Nevertheless, a harmless fashion show is always a fun diversion.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the show's messages. What does it imply about the importance of clothes and appearance? Do you agree? How does it compare to other "makeover" reality shows? Families can also discuss the role that clothing and fashion play in people's lives. What do your clothing choices say about you? How much money does it cost to be "fashionable"? What's fun about fashion? What's the downside to paying close attention to fashion trends?

TV details

Cast:George Simonton, Jorge Ramone
Network:TLC
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-G

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