Ready to Wear

Contact: Mary Lou Andre
Phone: (781) 444-0140

"Ready to Wear:  An Expert’s Guide to Choosing and using Your Wardrobe"

(Needham, Mass.) ­ For more than a two decades, nationally recognized wardrobe consultant Mary Lou Andre has been teaching her clients how to dress well with what they already own. Now, everyone can benefit from her tips, tricks and insights with the publication of her illustrated book, Ready to Wear: An Expert’s Guide to Choosing and Using Your Wardrobe.

The book was released March 2, 2004 by Penguin Group, Inc. It is currently in its third printing and has also been translated into Japanese.

“So many women look in their closet each morning and want to crawl back into bed,” says Andre, founder of the wardrobe management and fashion consulting firm, Organization By Design, Inc. “Ready to Wear” comes from years of coaching clients and realizing that they’re all struggling with the same issue of having too many clothes and nothing to wear. This book shows women how to de-clutter a closet and gain control of her wardrobe so she can dress with confidence for any occasion and get out the door quickly looking better than ever,” she continued.

Andre has taught thousands of private, retail and corporate clients to find their own unique style and make the most of what is already in their closets. She is a frequent speaker and editor of Dressing Well On-Line (, which averages 30,000 visitors per month.

In Ready to Wear, Andre shows women how to:

  • Assess their lifestyle to ensure that their wardrobe accurately reflects how they live
  • Organize their closet so that dressing becomes easy and effortless
  • Choose styles that flatter their figure
  • Learn to shop in their own closet before spending another dime on clothes
  • Develop an organized, efficient shopping strategy that won’t strain their budget

“Mary Lou’s message resonates with every woman. In Ready to Wear, she takes the mystery out of dressing well with wit, wisdom and common sense,” says Boston-based fashion designer David Josef. “This book should hold a place of honor in every woman’s home ­ right next to the closet!”

Mary Lou Andre has shared her fashion and wardrobe management message with national audiences, appearing on ABC World News Now and CBS This Morning. Her firm has been profiled nationally on CNN and her professional image insights are regularly featured in national magazines such as Marie Claire, Executive Female, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Working Mother, Parenting and Entrepreneur International.

To learn more about Mary Lou Andre and her company, Organization by Design, visit For more information or a review copy of Ready to Wear: An Expert’s Guide to Choosing and Using Your Wardrobe, contact or Perigee publicity at 212-366-2569.