Meet Nancy

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I help women of all age, sizes, budgets and life-styles feel confident about how they look  every day. We all deserve that, don't we?  You can see examples of my client work here.

In addition to curating optimal wardrobes for private client practice, I get to travel across the country presenting workshop on style and wardrobe development for conferences, trade shows and women's special-interest groups.

In 25+ years of style consulting, I've authored 3 books on image and wardrobe development:

  • LOOKING GOOD Every Day - Style Solutions for Real Women
  • LOOKING GOOD - A Comprehensive Guide to Wardrobe
  • The NEW Professional Image - Dress Your Best for Every Business Situation (with image consulting icon Susan Bixler)

LOOKING GOOD Every Day is used as the textbook for new image consultants at the prestigious school Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York -- a huge big deal to me since I spent much of my professional life feeling slightly inadequate because I didn't get to study there.

I've also produced a wardrobe development DVD - "LOOKING GOOD - Live!" and an e-class on the web site  That one is directed to women who sew their wardrobes, but honestly the concepts are just as relevant if you buy, inherit or "steal" your clothes.

My background in the home sewing industry provides nuts-and-bolts knowledge of fabric quality, construction standards, fit fine points and alterations options that is rare in the image field.

My career experience includes retail management, buying and personal shopping; teaching tailoring, fit and alterations in my own sewing school/fabric store; managing a corporate training department; working as Image Manager for a major hospitality company  and teaching Dale Carnegie personal development courses.

I was among the first of only 150 consultants worldwide to earn CIP professional certification from the prestigious Association of Image Consultants International (AICI).

Learn more about my wardrobing philosophy in the welcome video here.


  1. Donna Cognac on September 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Hi Nancy, I have always admired your work and am thrilled to have found your blog. Is there a way to “subscribe” so I receive alerts via e mail when you post something new?

    • Nancy Nix Rice on September 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks so much Donna – what a lovely compliment! Right now I do’nt have a subscription function on the blog, but will ask my web floks to add one if there are lots of requests. Fir the time being I’ll do my newsletter bi-weekly and include a list of new posts in each issue.

      • Lisa on April 8, 2017 at 7:41 pm

        Hi Nancy
        How can I subscribe to receive your newsletter?

        • Nancy Nix Rice on April 8, 2017 at 8:19 pm

          The offer on the home page of this web site – the “101 Style Shortcuts” thing – signs you up for the newsletter too.

  2. pjm60 on March 23, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    How do I find out if you’re planning to be in my area? I would like to set up an appointment for a color consultation?

    • Nancy Nix Rice on March 26, 2017 at 6:55 am

      I try to announce my schedule in my newsletter – both workshop cities and places where I’m just traveling personally, but available to make color appointments in addition. But if you need a quick answer you can email me any time. And don’t forget you can also organize a group of 8-9 women and I’ll come do a Style School in your city. Or if you are part of an ASG group, pitch your leadership to bring in my all-day workshop. You can read about both of those options under the “CLASSES” tab on this web site.

  3. Becky Kreiter on October 25, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Nancy, you gave the best presentations and classes in Roseville California for our American Sewing Guild. Thank you for the color consultation. Looking forward to sorting and removing unneeded items from my closets. You provide so many facets of style, color, fit, accessories, etc… I enjoyed meeting you.
    Thank you again, Becky Kreiter

    • Nancy Nix Rice on October 26, 2017 at 5:40 am

      So glad you enjoyed the workshops; your whole group was so much fun!

  4. Carole Bartholomew on February 1, 2023 at 6:37 am

    HI: Enjoyed your presentation on ASG Webinar on Monday Jan 30. I am interested in getting the name and Number of a top you showed. I searched Pattern Review and was unable to find it.

    It had criscross bands under the bust . Made in a striped fabric.

    Please help me with the information. Thank you.

    • Nancy Nix Rice on February 1, 2023 at 8:29 am

      It’s McCall 7538. May be out of print but you can still find it on Etsy or Ebay I’m sure. NOTE: It works beautifully in a skinny stripe fabric. In contrasting solids that “X” across the midsection an really widen the figure.

  5. Marian Garrett on October 10, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    You amaze me at how wonderful you put styles together. Beautiful fabrics never forgetting the details of proper scarf tying, jewelry, hosiery etc. I’m reading you book from 1996 and amazed at how beautiful everything looks and easily works for today.

    • Nancy Nix Rice on October 10, 2023 at 9:42 pm

      My goodness – thank you for the lovely comments.

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