Style by Jury

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Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Makeover trials mix fashion advice with peer feedback.

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Positive Messages

It suggests that what you wear should reflect who you are on the inside. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The jury's comments range from humorous to slightly insulting, but they're intended to be honest and make a point. 


References are made to looking like a "hottie" and feeling sexy. Some pre-makeover outfits are too tight and skin revealing; terms like 'streetwalker" used. 


Kimble Hair Studio and XYN makeup featured. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Style By Jury features fashion-challenged people hearing strangers' polite-but-uncomplimentary reactions to their looks, then getting a makeover to improve their ability to make a good first impression. There are lots of references to looking and feeling sexy, and sometimes the pre-makeover outfits are extremely revealing. Older tweens might be interested, but it's best suited for teens interested in fashion.

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What's the story?

STYLE BY JURY features folks being brought to trial over their lack of fashion sense and having their looks judged by a jury of their peers. Each episode features a fashion-impaired individual nominated by a loved one for a style makeover. When brought into the "style courtroom" to discuss her looks, she's unknowingly being judged by six strangers sitting behind a double-sided mirror. After their first impressions are revealed, hosts Preston Konrad and Louise Roe help guide the nominee towards styles and colors that look good while reflecting who she is inside. Following a head-to-toe makeover, she faces a new jury that's unaware of any fashion changes she's made to hear what they have to say. 

Is it any good?

From moms who stopped dressing up after they had kids, to students trying too hard to create a unique style, the series highlights the various ways women fail to look as good as they can while feeling comfortable with what they are wearing. It also highlights many of the fashion tricks and tips used to choose the styles that suit them. 

It's mean to be positive, but the jury's comments aren't always easy to hear, especially when they border on being insulting. However, they're offered within the context of demonstrating how your style impacts people's first impressions. Despite the uncomfortable moments, up-and-coming fashionistas will probably appreciate the hosts' expertise and the transformations that occur. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the importance people place on looks and fashion. Makeover reality shows like this one claim that women can live better by looking better? Is this a positive message? It's important to make a good first impression, but when does focusing on fashion go too far? 

  • Would you consider a career in fashion? Why or why not? 

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For kids who love fashion

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