Will Stacy and Clinton be able to raise this working mother’s self-esteem high enough so that she can get out of her outdated clothes and into a practical yet …
DID YOU
GET THE DOUGHNUTS?
DOUGHNUTS
ARE SO CLICHé.
I GOT DOUGHNUT HOLES.
OH, THOSE ARE GOOD.
I LOVE THOSE.
ATTENTION, ALL UNITS.
WE'VE GOT A 10-18 APB
OUT ON 3-6-9.

HER NAME'S DOLLY,
AND SHE'S PERPETRATING A 4-2-2

WITH AN 80-M-J AND A 6-7-5.
10-4, SARGE.
WHAT'S A 422 AGAIN?
IS THAT A CLEAVAGE-BARING HALTER
TOP WITHIN 100 FEET OF A SCHOOL?
NO, IT'S AN UNLICENSED USE
OF MAN SHIRTS.
OF COURSE.
AND A 675?
IT'S LIKE
SHE'S TRYING TO GET CAUGHT.
675, WHAT IS THAT ONE?
IS THAT WALKING A DOG
WITH A LETHAL AMOUNT OF GLITTER?
NO, THAT'S A STEEL-TOED BOOT
IN A DINING SITUATION.
OH, RIGHT.
YEAH.
WE'D BE REAL ROOKIES
IF WE DIDN'T KNOW
AN 80-M-J WHEN WE SAW ONE —
Both: ASSAULT WITH
A DEADLY PAIR OF MOM JEANS.
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
ON THE JOB,
IT'S STILL TOUGH
TO SEE THE GOOD ONES GO BAD.
LET'S GO
SERVE UP SOME JUSTICE,
"WHAT NOT TO WEAR" STYLE.
[ SIREN WAILS ]
Stacy:
SAY "HELLO" TO DOLLY.

♪ HELLO, DOLLY! ♪
YOU GET THAT A LOT?
YEAH.
Clinton:
SHE'S A 48-YEAR-OLD ACCOUNTANT

AND MOTHER OF TWO
FROM TEXAS

WITH A UNISEX WARDROBE
OF BUTTON-DOWNS AND UNIFORMS

THAT ARE ANYTHING
BUT FEMININE.

IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MIGHT
CRACK A BEER BOTTLE
OVER SOMEONE'S HEAD.
IT'S TEXAS.
A FAILED MARRIAGE COMBINED
WITH EVENTS FROM HER CHILDHOOD

HAVE LEFT HER
WITH LOW SELF-ESTEEM.

THAT'S COMPLETELY
UNDERSTANDABLE —
WHY YOU WOULD WANT TO
GO THROUGH LIFE WANTING
TO BE KIND OF INVISIBLE.
THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT I DID
TO DEAL WITH IT.
CAN DOLLY DISCOVER THE JOY OF
EMBRACING A MORE FEMININE LOOK?

I DO HAVE NICE LEGS.
SHOW US.
OR WILL HER PAST KEEP HER
HIDING IN BOXY MEN'S ATTIRE?

THIS IS UPSETTING YOU.
I'M SORRY.
I'M NOT UPSET.
RIGHT.
IT'S MORE OF RELEASE.
DOLLY, YOU DESERVE IT.
YOU ALWAYS HAVE.
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DOLLY THINKS SHE'S
BEING PICKED UP BY A FRIEND

TO GO TO A MEETING
OF HER CHURCH GROUP.

BUT LITTLE DOES SHE KNOW,
WE'RE GOING UNDERCOVER TO GIVE
HER THE SURPRISE OF HER LIFE.

BUT FIRST,
LET'S TALK TO HER FRIENDS

MARLA AND SUSAN
ABOUT HER STYLE.

SO, WHY DID YOU GUYS
NOMINATE DOLLY?
FIRST OF ALL,
SHE'S VERY PRETTY,
BUT SHE DOESN'T SEEM TO
KNOW THAT ABOUT HERSELF.
SO SHE DRESSES MORE LIKE A MAN
THAN A WOMAN.
THAT'S TOUGH.
YEAH.
WHY DO YOU THINK
SHE DRESSES THIS WAY?
I THINK SHE DOESN'T WANT
ANYONE TO BE ATTRACTED TO HER.
SHE DOESN'T WANT
TO STAND OUT.
DO YOU THINK THAT ANYBODY
IN HER LIFE HAS EVER MADE
HER FEEL BEAUTIFUL?
NO. I DON'T THINK SO.
NO. NEVER.
AND ALSO, DOLLY HAS
TWO DAUGHTERS. IS THAT CORRECT?
YES.
THAT'S RIGHT.
AND SHE
IS RECENTLY SEPARATED.
YES. SHE'S SEPARATED,
AND THEY'RE VERY CLOSE
TO BEING DIVORCED.
BUT THIS IS A GOOD
TIME FOR HER TO HAVE A
MAKEOVER, THEN, RIGHT?
SHE'S STARTING HER LIFE ANEW.
SHE IS.
OKAY, SO, WE ARE GONNA
PRETEND TO BE POLICEMEN,
AND WE ARE GONNA
GET IN THAT POLICE CAR,
AND WE'RE GONNA
PULL DOLLY OVER!
AH! THAT'S GREAT.
GREAT.
ALL RIGHT, YOU GUYS, GO HIDE.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
SEE YOU IN A BIT.
BYE.
BYE.
SO, HERE WE ARE,
IN THE BACK SEAT OF A COP CAR.
EXACTLY.
WE'RE NOT PERPS, ALTHOUGH
WE SORT OF LOOK LIKE IT.
BUT WE'RE KIND OF LIKE —
WE'RE PSEUDO-COPS
FOR THIS AMBUSH.
AND IN CASE
YOU DON'T KNOW,
IT KIND OF SUCKS TO
BE IN THE BACK SEAT
OF A POLICE CAR,
BECAUSE THERE'S NO LEG ROOM.
YEAH, IT'S VERY TIGHT.
I FEEL LIKE IT'S JUST TO
PREPARE YOU FOR JAIL.
IT'S A TRANSITION.
EXACTLY.
ANYWAY, SO, DOLLY THINKS
SHE'S GOING TO A MEETING
WITH HER FRIEND.
YES. AND SO, THEY'RE
DRIVING TO THE MEETING,
AND WE ARE GOING TO
PULL THEM OVER
AND GIVE HER
THE SCARE OF HER LIFE, REALLY.
[ CHUCKLES ]
THIS IS KIND OF
A MEAN ONE.
I KNOW.
I LOVE IT.
[ LAUGHS ]
I LOVE IT, TOO.
LISTEN, AT LEAST
SHE'S NOT GETTING A TICKET.
IS THIS HER?
OH, HERE —
OH, OH, OH!
[ GASPS ]
CLINTON, THAT'S THE S.U.V.
LET'S PULL HER OVER!
PULL HER OVER.
PULL HER OVER.
[ SIREN WAILS ]
GET READY, DOLLY!
SHE'S GONNA THINK
SHE'S ON "COPS."
I LOVE IT.
Friend: SHOULD I
ROLL DOWN THE WINDOW?
I DON'T WANT HIM TO THINK
I'M REACHING FOR ANYTHING.
GOOD AFTERNOON, MA'AM.
CAN I SEE YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE
AND INSURANCE, PLEASE?
ALL RIGHT, SIR.
HERE'S MY INSURANCE.
I NEED TO SEE YOUR LICENSE, TOO,
PLEASE, MA'AM.
OKAY.
I NEED TO
RUN YOUR LICENSES,
MAKE SURE EVERYTHING
CHECKS OUT ALL RIGHT.
THANK YOU.
WOULD YOU PLEASE
STEP OUT OF THE CAR, MA'AM?
OH, MY GOSH.
HEY, DOLLY.
HI, DOLLY.
HELL-O, DOLLY!
I'M STACY.
AND I'M CLINTON.
HI, CLINTON.
Both: AND WE'RE FROM TLC's
"WHAT NOT TO WEAR."
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]
WE JUST WANT
YOU TO KNOW,
YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
CONTACTED US.
THEY LOVE YOU,
BUT THEY THINK THAT YOU SHOULD
BE ARRESTED FOR THIS STYLE.
[ LAUGHTER ]
YEAH. YEAH.
WELL, WITH THE HELP
OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY,
WE'VE BEEN SECRETLY FILMING YOU
FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS.
AND WE HAVE SEEN
A LOT OF CLOTHES
THAT LOOK LIKE
THEY'RE FOR MEN.
YEP.
YOU KNOW?
OKAY, YEAH.
A LOT OF STEEL-TOED BOOTS.
YEP.
YEAH.
AND A LOT OF MOM JEANS.
PRETTY MUCH.
YEAH.
YEAH.
YEAH. YEAH.
[ LAUGHTER ]
SO, DOLLY, WE WOULD LIKE
TO GIVE YOU THIS.
IT IS
A "WHAT NOT TO WEAR" CARD
WITH $5,000 ON IT
FOR SOME CLOTHES SHOPPING.
[ CHEERING ]
OH, YEAH. YEAH.
OOH!
EXCEPT THERE IS
A LITTLE CATCH.
WHATEVER WE SAY
GOES IN YOUR WARDROBE, GOES.
YOU GOT TO
BRING EVERYTHING TO NEW YORK.
YOU GOT TO SHOP BY OUR RULES,
AND THEN YOU GET THE CARD.
[ SIGHS ]
WHAT IS YOUR FEAR
ABOUT DOING THIS?
DO YOU THINK
IT'S GONNA BE A BAD EXPERIENCE?
WELL…
[ Chuckling ] I KNOW WHAT I'VE
WORN OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS.
AND SO DO WE.
SHOULD SHE DO IT?
All: YEAH!
OF COURSE.
OF COURSE!
SHE'S GONNA DO IT!
[ CHEERING ]
ALL RIGHT, SO, LOOK.
WE WANT YOU TO GO HOME,
PACK UP ALL YOUR STUFF,
AND WE'LL SEE YOU IN
NEW YORK CITY TO WATCH
YOUR SECRET FOOTAGE.
YAHOO!
OKAY?
OH…[CHUCKLES]
DO I HAVE TO?
YOU HAVE TO!
YOU HAVE TO.
[ LAUGHTER ]
Dolly: BEING NOMINATED FOR
THE SHOW STINGS A LITTLE BIT,
BUT I KNEW
MY WARDROBE WASN'T GREAT.
BUT I DIDN'T THINK
IT WAS THAT BAD.
[ LAUGHS ]
LIKE, GEE WHIZ, THANKS!
OF COURSE, YOU KNOW
HOW I WANT TO OPEN THIS SHOW.
♪ HELLO, DOLLY! ♪
[ BOTH LAUGH ]
YOU GET THAT A LOT?
YEAH.
YEAH.
ARE YOU
EXCITED TO BE HERE?
I'M READY
FOR AN ADVENTURE.
WELL, LET'S CHECK OUT
YOUR SECRET FOOTAGE.
OOH.
THAT'S ON MY WAY TO CHURCH.
THAT'S VERY
"GOLDEN GIRLS."
[ CHUCKLES ]
[ SIGHS ]
WOW.
HOW BAD THAT IS!
THOSE ARE SOME
HIGH-WAISTED PANTS, THERE.
THEY HAVEN'T MADE RISES
THAT HIGH IN A WHILE —
LEAST A COUPLE OF DECADES.
A LOT OF MY CLOTHES HAVE BEEN
IN MY CLOSET A VERY LONG TIME.
THAT IS
A VERY MANNISH OUTFIT.
YOU SEE THAT WOMAN?
PRETEND SHE'S NOT YOU
JUST FOR A SECOND.
WHEN YOU SEE HER
WALKING DOWN THE STREET,
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HER?
NOT WORTH
A SECOND GLANCE.
I WOULD'VE SAID MORE LIKE,
YOU KNOW,
"BOXING COACH
AT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY GYM."
OKAY, NOW, THESE —
OH, LOVELY.
YOU KNOW,
CLASSIC CASE OF MOM JEANS.
ARE THOSE ACID WASH?
THOSE MIGHT BE
"DAD JEANS."
OKAY.
THAT'S A LOT OF BLACK.
IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MIGHT
CRACK A BEER BOTTLE
OVER SOMEONE'S HEAD.
WELL, IT'S TEXAS.
EXACTLY.
I AM AN ACCOUNTANT
FOR A SMALL BUSINESS
THAT INSTALLS COUNTERTOPS,
TILING, AND OTHER RENOVATION.
I'M ONE OF THE HIGHER POSITIONS
ON THE PREMISES,
SO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO DISPLAY
A LITTLE MORE AUTHORITY.
THE SHOES ARE COMFORTABLE.
THE PANTS ARE UNIFORM PANTS.
I PREFER TO HAVE
A LITTLE MORE PROFESSIONAL LOOK.
WHY DO YOU THINK YOU'RE
MAKING A CONSCIOUS DECISION
TO DRESS
IN A MANNISH WAY?
I THINK IT'S MORE
OF A COMFORT THING.
AND I'VE ALWAYS
BEEN A TOMBOY.
I GREW UP ON
A FARM KIND OF ENVIRONMENT.
I GUESS IT'S KIND OF
DEVOLVED FROM THAT.
BUT NOW
YOU LIVE IN HOUSTON.
RIGHT. I HAVEN'T BEEN
ON A HORSE IN YEARS.
[ BOTH CHUCKLE ]
SHE HAD A HUSBAND
THAT MADE HER FEEL LIKE
SHE WAS LESS THAN ANYTHING.
YOU KNOW,
SHE HAD ZERO SELF-ESTEEM.
HOW LONG
WERE YOU MARRIED?
14 YEARS.
AND FOR MANY YEARS NOW,
I'VE FOCUSED ON
MY HUSBAND AND CHILDREN.
SO I'VE ALWAYS
TAKEN A BACK SEAT,
AND I THINK IT'S TIME —
FOR MY GIRLS,
I NEED TO BE A BETTER EXAMPLE.
I DON'T WANT MY GIRLS
TO BE PUTTING THEMSELVES
IN A BACK SEAT FOR OTHERS.
DO YOU WANT TO START DATING
AGAIN, OR YOU JUST WANT TO
TAKE A LITTLE TIME OFF?
EVENTUALLY, YEAH.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME
YOU DID ANYTHING FOR DOLLY?
I'M BEHIND
IN THAT DEPARTMENT.
WHAT ABOUT FEELING PRETTY?
NO, I DON'T NEED
TO FEEL PRETTY, REALLY.
WE MIGHT WONDER IF,
AT SOME POINT IN YOUR LIFE,
YOU REALLY DID HAVE
THE DESIRE TO FEEL BEAUTIFUL,
BUT YOU DECIDED NOT TO PAY
ANY ATTENTION TO THAT OR —
I'M SORRY. THIS IS OBVIOUSLY
AN EMOTIONAL SUBJECT FOR YOU.
NO, UM…
WE JUST KNOW THAT IT'S IN
HUMAN NATURE TO WANT TO FEEL —
ATTRACTIVE?
ATTRACTIVE.
AND YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE
FOCUSED ON THAT FOR A LONG TIME,
BUT WE THINK
THAT IT'S IN THERE,
AND YOU MIGHT
HAVE BEEN IGNORING IT
AND SHUT IT OFF
FOR A LITTLE WHILE.
THAT COULD BE.
FOR WHATEVER REASON,
AT WHATEVER POINT THAT YOU WERE
MADE TO FEEL
THAT YOU WEREN'T ATTRACTIVE
OR THAT YOU'RE NOT BEAUTIFUL,
THAT'S SOMETHING
YOU GOT TO GET OVER, TOO.
YEAH.
ARE YOU READY
TO DO THIS FOR YOU?
I THINK
I'VE KIND OF FORGOTTEN HOW,
HOW TO PUT MYSELF FIRST,
SO I'M GONNA NEED SOME HELP
FIGURING THAT OUT, I GUESS.
WELL,
WE ARE FANTASTIC AT IT.
[ LAUGHS ]
GOOD. GOOD.
ALL RIGHT, WELL, YOU
BROUGHT ALL OF YOUR STUFF
WITH YOU TO OUR STUDIO,
SO WE WOULD LIKE YOU
TO GO UNPACK THAT.
ALL RIGHT, WE'LL SEE YOU
IN A LITTLE BIT.
SOUNDS GOOD.
THANKS, DOLLY.
Dolly:
MY CLOTHING IS VERY NON-SEXUAL,
AND THAT WAS WHAT
I WAS AIMING FOR.
AND I GUESS
I JUST GOT USED TO IT
AND MAYBE NEVER BROKE OUT OF IT.
THE WOMEN'S PANTS LOOK…
WHAT? THEY CAN'T
LOOK AS BAD AS THIS!
THE WHOLE BACK WAIST IS ELASTIC,
AND THEY'RE GROSS!
Clinton:
WE SURPRISED DOLLY —

A 48-YEAR-OLD MOTHER OF TWO
AND ACCOUNTANT —

DURING A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP
IN TEXAS.

WOULD YOU PLEASE
STEP OUT OF THE CAR, MA'AM?
OH, MY GOSH.
Stacy: NOW SHE'S BROUGHT
HER WARDROBE TO OUR STUDIO,

AND WE'RE HOPING
TO FIND A MORE LADYLIKE LOOK.

WHOA.
THIS IS INTERESTING.
AH-HUH.
OKAY, THIS IS AN OUTFIT
THAT I WOULD NORMALLY WEAR
TO WORK ON A TYPICAL DAY.
I WEAR PANTS.
I TRY TO AVOID JEANS
BECAUSE I THINK
UNIFORM PANTS LOOK BETTER.
I WEAR A COLLAR
SO THAT I CAN BE
A LITTLE BIT MORE PROFESSIONAL
THAN JUST, LIKE, A T-SHIRT.
I SIT ON
A GYM BALL AT THE OFFICE,
SO I DON'T WEAR
ANYTHING VERY FEMININE,
'CAUSE THAT JUST REALLY
WOULDN'T WORK VERY WELL.
I'M GONNA SUGGEST
MAYBE YOU GET A CHAIR
SO YOU CAN WEAR A SKIRT,
INSTEAD OF
SITTING ON A GYM BALL.
OH.
BUT IT'S GOOD FOR MY ABS
AND GOOD FOR MY BACK.
BUT NOT GOOD
FOR YOUR STYLE.
NO.
THIS IS A MEN'S SHIRT,
YES?
YES, IT IS.
IT IS A MEN'S SHIRT.
OKAY. YOU'RE NOT
BUILT LIKE A MAN.
YOU DON'T HAVE
MAN PARTS.
[ Laughing ] NO.
SO WHAT
THIS SHIRT IS DOING
IS CREATING A VERY MASCULINE
SILHOUETTE ON YOU,
BECAUSE IT IS JUST BUILT
LIKE A BRICK.
I CAN'T STOP LOOKING AT
YOUR BELT AND DOLLY'S BELT,
AND I'M ALSO
JUST NOTICING
THE SQUARENESS
OF THE SILHOUETTE.
THAT IS
FOR A MAN PANT.
IT IS.
THEY'RE MEN PANTS.
BUT THE WOMEN'S PANTS
LOOK…
WHAT? THEY CAN'T LOOK
AS BAD AS THIS!
THEY HAVE ELASTIC
IN THE BACK.
THE WHOLE BACK WAIST IS ELASTIC,
AND THEY'RE GROSS!
NOT ALL WOMEN'S PANTS
HAVE ELASTIC BACKS.
BUT THE UNIF–
YEAH.
THE WOMEN'S UNIFORM PANTS
JUST REALLY —
WAIT, ARE YOU REQUIRED
TO WEAR A UNIFORM?
NO, I'M NOT REQUIRED
TO WEAR A UNIFORM.
OH!
IT'S WHAT I HAVE.
DOLLY, YOU'RE
WEARING A UNIFORM
WHEN YOU
DON'T HAVE TO — "A."
"B" — YOU'RE WEARING
A UNIFORM MAN PANT!
YEAH.
THIS IS A PROBLEM.
IT IS
A HUGE PROBLEM!
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL, THOUGH,
ABOUT LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
AND SEEING A WOMAN'S SILHOUETTE
LOOKING BACK AT YOU?
I DON'T KNOW
IF I'D RECOGNIZE IT.
WELL, CAN WE SHOW YOU
HOW TO LOOK LIKE
A STRONG, PROFESSIONAL WOMAN?
OKAY.
ALL RIGHT, LET'S DO IT.
SOUNDS GOOD.
ALL RIGHT, DOLLY.
COME ON IN.
WE WANT
AN OUTFIT THAT SAYS
"PROFESSIONAL AND STRONG
AND HAPPY DOLLY."
AND "FEMININE"
AND "WOMAN"
AND THAT YOU DON'T
HAVE ANY MAN PARTS.
YES. SHOULD WE
KEEP GOING WITH ADJECTIVES?
OKAY.
[ CHUCKLES ]
WE FOUND
A SKIRT THAT WE LOVED.
OKAY? WE WERE LIKE,
"WE LOVE THIS PRINT.
THIS IS
A VERY USEFUL SKIRT."
WE LOVED IT.
WE LOVED IT.
WE WANTED TO MARRY IT.
SO THEN YOU
BUILD AN OUTFIT AROUND IT.
SO YOU LOOK FOR A BLOUSE
THAT SORT OF GOES WITH IT.
AND THEN THERE ARE
LITTLE DOTS OF PINK IN HERE
SO THAT YOU CAN PUT
A PINK CARDIGAN ON TOP OF IT.
SO THOSE ARE YOUR BASIC BUILDING
BLOCKS FOR CREATING AN OUTFIT.
I WOULD FEEL SO OVERDRESSED
IN THIS AT MY OFFICE —
VERY OVERDRESSED.
WHETHER OR NOT
THIS IS WORK-APPROPRIATE,
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE IDEA
OF THIS OUTFIT ON YOUR BODY?
LIKE, WHAT SORT OF
EMOTIONAL RESPONSE DOES IT —
I THINK IT'D LOOK NICE.
YOU DO?
YOU'D NEVER GUESS,
BUT I DO HAVE NICE LEGS.
[ LAUGHS ]
WELL, WE WOULD LIKE
FOR YOU TO SHOW THEM OFF.
WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU
TO DO MORE THAN TELL US.
BECAUSE IF
YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEM,
YOU SHOULD
SHOW THEM MORE OFTEN.
I DO HAVE OKAY LEGS.
I HAVE NICE LEGS.
WAIT, WHAT HAPPENED?
YOU DOWNGRADED THEM
FROM "NICE" TO "OKAY."
I DO HAVE NICE LEGS.
OKAY.
I NORMALLY
WEAR PANTYHOSE.
I'M NOT COMFORTABLE
WEARING PUMPS WITHOUT PANTYHOSE.
YOU KNOW,
IT'S ONE THING TO SAY
YOU'RE NOT
COMFORTABLE PHYSICALLY,
BUT WE'RE NOT SURE…
IS THAT THE ONLY REASON?
ARE YOU MORE COMFORTABLE,
EMOTIONALLY, WEARING PANTYHOSE?
I NEVER THOUGHT OF PANTYHOSE
EMOTIONALLY.
SO, IF YOU THINK THAT
YOU WOULD LOOK GOOD IN
SOMETHING LIKE THIS,
THAT'S WHAT
WE WANT FOR YOU.
WE WANT FOR YOU TO EXPERIENCE
FEELING GOOD IN AN OUTFIT.
IT SOUNDS GOOD.
ALL RIGHT, LET'S DO IT.
OH, WE GOT TO
GO THAT WAY.
[ LAUGHS ]
[ SIGHS ]
OKAY, THIS WOULD BE
AN OUTFIT THAT I WOULD WEAR
MAYBE GOING OUT DANCING,
GOING OUT TO DINNER.
COMFORTABLE, BUT A LITTLE
DRESSIER FOR GOING OUT.
DANCING, HUH?
LIKE TO DANCE.
YOU LIKE TO DANCE.
I LOVE TO DANCE.
DO YOU
LIKE YOUR CLOTHES?
DO YOU LIKE
THE WAY THEY FIT YOU?
DO YOU LIKE
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT YOU?
I LIKE MY SHOES.
Clinton: REALLY?
UM…
YOU REALLY LIKE THEM?
YEAH, I DO LIKE MY SHOES.
SO, YOU THINK THIS IS SORT OF
AS GOOD AS IT GETS.
[ SIGHS ] YEAH.
IS THAT TRUE?
YEAH, PRETTY MUCH.
THIS IS BETTER THAN THAT T-SHIRT
AND SHORTS, OR ALL THE —
ONLY RECENTLY HAVE I EVEN
BEEN WILLING TO WEAR SHORTS
OUTSIDE THE HOUSE.
HONEY, WHERE DOES THIS
SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS COME FROM?
LIKE, YOU KNOW
YOU GOT GOOD LEGS.
SO WHAT WOULD STOP YOU
FROM WEARING SHORTS?
[ SIGHS ]
WELL, UM…
MANY YEARS AGO,
WHEN I WAS A CHILD,
I WAS
A VICTIM OF SEXUAL ABUSE.
AND SO YOU TEND TO
NOT DRAW ATTENTION TO YOURSELF.
YOU DON'T WANT
ANYONE LOOKING AT YOU.
YOU HIDE.
IT'S JUST
A COPING MECHANISM.
THAT'S WHAT I DID TO,
UM, DEAL WITH IT.
LOOK, YOU WERE
THE VICTIM OF A CRIME.
AND THAT'S AWFUL.
IT'S A HORRIFIC THING
THAT SOMEBODY DID TO YOU.
MM-HMM.
AND, THAT'S COMPLETELY
UNDERSTANDABLE —
WHY YOU WOULD GO THROUGH LIFE
WANTING TO BE KIND OF INVISIBLE.
YOU KNOW, WE GET IT.
WE TOTALLY GET IT.
SO, OBVIOUSLY, IF YOU FEEL
THAT YOU'RE AT A PLACE
WHERE YOU CAN LET GO OF THAT,
WE'D BE HONORED
TO HELP YOU DO THAT.
PLEASE.
YOU CAN RECLAIM
YOUR FEMININITY HERE.
SO THE FACT
THAT YOU SAY THAT
YOU STARTED WEARING SHORTS
THIS YEAR…
IS A BIG DEAL.
YEAH.
IT'S YOUR BODY.
YEAH.
YOU DO WITH IT WHAT YOU WANT.
WE THINK THAT THERE'S
PROBABLY A LITTLE GIRL IN THERE
WHO LIKED THE IDEA
OF BEING BEAUTIFUL
AND HAVING FUN AND
MAYBE TURNING A COUPLE OF HEADS.
MORE THAN A COUPLE.
[ LAUGHS ]
MM.
YEAH. YOU KNOW?
I MEAN,
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU —
THERE WAS
A LITTLE GIGGLE THERE.
THAT'S A LONG TIME AGO.
WHOEVER WAS THERE —
THAT LITTLE GIRL, RIGHT —
SHE'S STILL IN THERE.
SOMEWHERE.
SO LET'S GO GET HER OUT.
OKAY.
SHE LIKES TO DANCE,
PROBABLY.
[ LAUGHS ]
YES, SHE DOES.
I HOPE THIS WEEK
BRINGS AN AWARENESS
OF WHAT A DIFFERENCE
MY APPEARANCE CAN MAKE.
I THINK THINGS ARE LOOKING UP.
HOW YOU FEELING,
DOLLY?
[ SIGHS ]
I'M EXCITED TO BE WORKING ON
SOME NEW STUFF FOR ME.
WELL, SO ARE WE.
WE REALLY ARE.
AND WE WANT YOU
TO REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN
PUT ON SOMETHING SPARKLY,
GO OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS,
AND REALLY ENJOY YOUR LIFE.
SO THAT WAS SORT OF
THE SPIRIT OF THIS OUTFIT.
IT'S A LITTLE BIT FANCIER THAN
WHAT YOU'RE WEARING RIGHT NOW.
YEAH, DEFINITELY.
WHAT ARE
YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT IT?
UM, I LIKE — I'M MORE
COMFORTABLE IN DARK COLORS,
SO THAT'S
A COMFORT ZONE FOR ME.
IT'S OKAY TO FEEL COMFORTABLE
WITH DARK COLORS,
AS LONG AS
YOU'RE WEARING CLOTHES
THAT ARE FIGURE-FLATTERING
AND CUT FOR YOUR SHAPE.
MM-HMM.
AS OPPOSED TO
WEARING MEN'S CLOTHING
AND DARK COLORS
JUST TO BE INVISIBLE.
NOW,
THE LENGTH ON THE PANTS —
THAT'S A LENGTH THAT I REALLY
DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH.
I'M VERY UNSURE
WITH THAT KIND OF LENGTH.
RIGHT.
WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT?
LOOK — THAT PANT COULD BE
A LITTLE BIT TRICKY FOR YOU,
ESPECIALLY IF YOU SAY
THAT YOU ARE LONG-WAISTED.
SO THAT MIGHT NOT BE
THE EASIEST LENGTH.
WE JUST WANT YOU TO HAVE
A BEAUTIFUL, CLASSIC,
BLACK TROUSER.
THAT CREATES A NICE,
LONG LINE ON THE BODY,
AND SOMETHING
THAT WILL LEAD TO THIS.
TO DANCING.
YEAH!
WE WANT YOU TO HAVE
A LITTLE BOOT
THAT MAKES YOU
FEEL LIKE GOING OUT THERE
AND JUST BEING A GIRL,
HAVING A GOOD TIME
ON THE DANCE FLOOR.
I LIKE BOOTS.
I LIKE BOOTS A LOT.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE
WHEN YOU'RE DANCING, DOLLY?
JOY.
JOY.
WELL, THAT'S WHAT
YOU SHOULD FEEL LIKE
WHEN YOU GET DRESSED,
YOU KNOW?
YOUR CLOTHES
CAN BRING YOU JOY.
MM-HMM.
OKAY, SO YOU KNOW, BEFORE WE CAN
DO ANY OF THIS STUFF,
WHAT WE HAVE TO DO,
DOLLY?
MM-HMM.
YOU READY FOR THAT?
[ GROANS ]
YEAH, AS READY AS
I'M GONNA BE.
ALL RIGHT.
LET'S GET RID OF
DOLLY'S DUDE CLOTHES.
YEAH,
DOLLY'S SECURITY BLANKET,
SECURITY UNIFORM,
SECURITY GUARD CLOTHES.
DOLLY'S DUDE DUDS!
OH, BOY.
WE COULD OPEN A STORE.
[ CHUCKLING ]
ALL RIGHT, DOLLY.
LET'S GET TO WORK.
OH, BOY.
TALK TO US
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS.
THIS IS INTERESTING.
OH, MY GOD.
WHY, DOLLY? WHY?
UH, WELL…
IT'S "I GIVE UP" IN DENIM.
IT'S REALLY EASY.
IT'S A STEP UP
FROM GUNNYSACK, BUT —
THIS "STEP UP"
IS STARTING TO GET TO ME.
[ LAUGHS ]
THIS WHOLE "STEP UP" THING.
WHY DON'T YOU JUST STEP UP,
DOLLY? HOW ABOUT THAT?
YEAH. HOW ABOUT THAT?
ALL RIGHT.
TO THE PLATE.
OKAY.
WERE YOU A LUNCH LADY?
NO, I WORKED
FOR A MOVING COMPANY.
AND WHEN
DID YOU LEAVE THAT JOB?
UM, AT LEAST
SIX YEARS AGO.
DOLLY, WOULDN'T YOU THINK
IT WAS WEIRD IF SOMEBODY
WHO WORKED AT A FAST-FOOD
RESTAURANT SIX YEARS AGO
SHOWED UP FOR WORK IN,
SAY…
A YELLOW AND RED
NUMBER?
YES,
TO WORK AS AN ACCOUNTANT?
YEAH, OKAY.
DOLLY! WORK WITH US,
HERE, WOMAN.
CHECK THIS OUT.
SHE'S GOT
A BARCODE ON HER PANTS!
WAIT, I'M SORRY —
DID THEY SCAN YOU
WHEN YOU CAME IN THE DOOR?
IT'S A BARCODE
WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.
DOLLY, THE FACT
THAT YOU KEPT
A PAIR OF BAR-CODED UNIFORM
PANTS BLOWS MY MIND.
I FEEL LIKE IT'S AS IF SOMEBODY
PUT A TRANSMITTER IN YOUR TOOTH,
YOU KNOW,
IN, LIKE, "THE MATRIX."
IF YOU KEEP THESE,
THEY WILL FIND YOU.
YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO
WEAR A TINFOIL HAT.
[ BOTH LAUGHING ]
OH, MY.
ONE, TWO, THREE.
ANY TIME
IN THE UNDERTAKING BUSINESS?
[ CHUCKLING ]
NO.
OKAY, UM…
THOSE GET A BIG "WHATEVER,"
DON'T THEY?
[ LAUGHS ]
THIS WAS JUST KIND OF
TO HAVE SOMETHING
TO COVER MY TOP HALF
THAT WASN'T BUTTON-FRONT.
THAT'S GREAT.
WE CAN DO BETTER.
ALL RIGHT, DOLLY!
[ SIGHS ] OKAY.
YOU'RE DONE.
BOY.
HOW DO YOU FEEL?
LIGHTER.
GOOD.
YOU DO? YOU DON'T SEEM IT.
YOU MAY SAY "LIGHTER,"
BUT YOUR FACE LOOKS HEAVY.
THERE'S SOME PIECES IN THERE
THAT I WISH WEREN'T, BUT…
I MEAN, YOU REALIZE
THIS IS JUST STUFF, RIGHT?
YOU'RE NOT
DEFINED BY STUFF.
NO.
BUT WE'RE
LOOKING FOR A STYLE
THAT DOES SORT OF
GIVE PEOPLE SOME INSIGHT
AS TO
WHO YOU ARE AS A PERSON.
YEAH, A STYLE
WITH A DEFINITION, RIGHT?
THIS IS JUST RANDOM.
MM-HMM.
A LOT OF MY ACQUISITIONS
ARE RANDOM.
DOLLY,
YOU'RE LETTING GO.
AND LETTING GO IS ALWAYS HARD
BUT INEVITABLY GOOD.
YOU CAN'T RECEIVE
BETTER UNTIL YOU LET
GO OF THE NOT-SO-GOOD.
THERE YOU GO.
THERE'S YOUR NOT-SO-GOOD.
[ Laughing ] YEAH.
THERE'S YOUR CRAP.
OKAY.
ALL RIGHT, SO,
LET'S LEAVE THE CRAP BEHIND.
WANT TO GET OUT OF HERE?
ALL RIGHT.
COME ON.
[ CHUCKLING ]
OKAY.
I AM A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS.
I HOPE I CAN MAKE
SOME BETTER CHOICES ON MY STUFF.
IT SEEMS LIKE WHAT I LIKE ISN'T
NECESSARILY WHAT'S BEST FOR ME.
BUT I HOPE TO MAKE
SOME GOOD CHOICES TOMORROW.
GOD DARN IT,
DOLLY!
WE ARE GONNA
GET YOU THERE!
Stacy: A DISSOLVING MARRIAGE
AND A TROUBLING CHILDHOOD

HAD 48-YEAR-OLD DOLLY
HIDING IN BOXY BUTTON-DOWNS
AND OLD UNIFORMS.

YOU'RE LETTING GO.
AND LETTING GO IS ALWAYS HARD
BUT INEVITABLY GOOD.
Clinton: NOW, WITH $5,000
AND TWO DAYS TO SHOP,

WE'RE HOPING THAT DOLLY
FINDS THE JOY IN STYLE.

ALL RIGHT,
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT DOLLY.
ALL RIGHT.
Dolly: I AM EXCITED
ABOUT SHOPPING TODAY.
I'M STILL A LITTLE BIT
UNSURE WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR.
MM, I DON'T KNOW.
IS THAT GONNA BE —
IT IS A VERY MANNISH —
WITH THE PLEATS AND STUFF.
[ GROANS ]
IT'S IN
THE WOMEN'S DEPARTMENT!
WAIT, I'M SORRY —
SO EVEN IN
THE WOMEN'S DEPARTMENT,
SHE GOES TOWARDS THE MOST MANLY
CLOTHES SHE CAN FIND?
THAT'S A STEP.
THAT'S A STEP UP.
[ Laughing ] IT'S GOT
A MORE FEMININE TOUCH TO IT.
THAT LOOKS LIKE,
I DON'T KNOW, VAGUELY OSTRICH.
YES.
OKAY,
HERE'S ANOTHER OUTFIT.
UM, MORE THE BUSINESS LOOK
WITH THE JACKET.
EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE REALLY
TIGHT THROUGH MY SHOULDERS.
THAT JACKET
IS WAY TOO TIGHT.
SHE'S
BROAD IN THE SHOULDER.
WE NEED TO MAKE SURE
THAT JACKETS GIVE HER
MORE OF A WAIST, I THINK.
THAT'S A DIFFERENT SHAPE
FROM WHAT I'M USED TO.
WELL, OF COURSE,
EVERYTHING IN HERE'S
PROBABLY A DIFFERENT SHAPE
FROM WHAT I'M USED TO.
[ CHUCKLES ]
WE'LL DO
THIS MIRROR RIGHT HERE.
WOW. BIG MIRROR.
IT'S AN ATTRACTIVE DRESS.
IT'S NOT "DOLLY LOOKS ATTRACTIVE
IN THE DRESS."
IT'S THE DRESS
THAT'S ATTRACTIVE, NOT DOLLY.
DOLLY CAN'T INTEGRATE
THAT SHE'S, YOU KNOW,
IN ANY WAY CONTRIBUTING
TO THAT DRESS BEING NICE
BY BEING IN IT, YOU KNOW?
[ SIGHS ] OKAY.
I KIND OF LIKE IT.
DEFINITELY NOT MY USUAL —
IT'S FEMININE.
IT'S ACTUALLY
FAIRLY COMFORTABLE.
I LIKED IT ON THE MANNEQUIN.
I'M SURPRISED I LIKE IT
THIS MUCH ON ME.
I'M ACTUALLY SURPRISED
THAT I LIKE IT THAT MUCH ON HER.
MM, I AGREE WITH YOU.
'CAUSE I NEVER EXPECT TO LIKE
MUCH OF ANYTHING ON ME.
IF MY DAUGHTERS
COULD SEE ME IN THIS,
IT'D BE LIKE, "WOW, MOM!"
IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE
BEING ABLE TO…
HAVE MY GIRLS
FEEL THAT WAY ABOUT ME.
OH.
I'M NOT GONNA GET IT.
WHAT?
I DID TRY IT ON.
I TRIED IT ON.
OH, MY GOD.
THAT'S HEART-WRENCHING TO HEAR.
THE HARD PART HAS BEEN STAYING
THERE IN FRONT OF THAT MIRROR
AND LOOKING AT MYSELF.
I IGNORE MIRRORS,
AND IT SHOWS.
I STILL SEE THE THINGS THAT
I WANT TO CHANGE ABOUT MYSELF.
IT'S AREAS I NEED TO WORK ON,
AND I'VE KNOWN IT
FOR A LONG TIME.
IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S PAINFUL
FOR HER TO TRY ON CLOTHES
AND ACTUALLY
PAY ATTENTION TO HERSELF.
YES,
TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR.
THEN, ALL SHE DOES
IS FOCUS ON THE CLOTHES —
NOT HOW THEY FIT HER,
NOT WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE ON HER.
SHE FOCUSES ON THE CLOTHES,
BUT NOT HERSELF.
I THINK WE NEED TO HELP DOLLY
FIND THE JOY IN SHOPPING.
YOU KNOW? IT CAN BE FUN!
YEAH.
Stacy:
OH, THERE SHE IS.
HELLO, DOLLY.
HELLO, DOLLY!
HI.
IT'S SO HARD NOT TO
WANT TO SAY IT OVER AND OVER.
YOU DID
A GREAT JOB YESTERDAY.
WE'RE GONNA
GIVE YOU AN "A" FOR EFFORT.
OKAY. GOOD.
ABSOLUTELY.
AND THERE WERE A LOT OF DRESSES
THAT YOU TRIED ON
THAT YOU LOOKED PRETTY HOT IN,
AND THEN DIDN'T BUY.
YEAH, I LEFT SOME REALLY PRETTY
STUFF IN THE STORE. I DID.
BUT WHY?
WHAT WAS YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS
THAT YOU WERE LIKE,
"WOW, I LOOK PRETTY GOOD.
I'LL PUT IT BACK."
HOW'D YOU GET
FROM THERE TO THERE?
I WAS SEEING
MORE THE DRESS THAN ME, I THINK.
IT'S A PRETTY DRESS,
BUT I DON'T REALLY SEE "ME" YET.
YOU DID SAY THAT, AND —
I'M TRYING.
LISTEN,
WE DO UNDERSTAND —
THIS IS
A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME.
IT'S A LOT TO TAKE IN,
RIGHT?
WE WANT YOU, AGAIN,
TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE DRESS
BUT CONNECT WITH NOT ONLY
THE FUNCTION OF THE DRESS
BUT YOUR FEELING
ABOUT THE DRESS.
YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOVE IT,
DON'T WALK AWAY FROM IT.
SOMETHING'S TELLING YOU
SOMEWHERE INSIDE,
"OH, MY GOD.
THIS IS FUN."
OKAY.
OKAY?
SO LET'S FOCUS ON FIT…
FIT AND FUN. "F" AND "F."
OKAY, WORKS FOR ME.
ALL RIGHT, GREAT.
THANKS.
I JUST — CAN I
PULL THIS OFF RIGHT NOW?
OH, THAT COLOR IS AMAZING.
THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.
HOW GORGEOUS
IS THIS FOR YOU?
YOU COULD TO THIS
WITH A FLAT SHOE, A DENIM JEAN,
A GREAT BELT, AND YOU'RE
"MOM ON THE GO" ALL OF A SUDDEN.
WHY DON'T YOU
LOOK THROUGH THE STORE
AND JUST GRAB
SOMETHING THAT YOU FEEL?
THAT BRINGS YOU JOY AND MAKES
YOU SMILE THE WAY DANCING DOES?
OKAY.
OKAY, OKAY.
WHAT WOMAN
IN HER RIGHT MIND
DOESN'T GRAVITATE
TOWARDS THE SHOES FOR JOY?
EVEN I GRAVITATE
TOWARDS THOSE SHOES FOR JOY.
I WOULDN'T WEAR THEM.
I JUST WANT TO LOOK AT THEM.
I KNOW.
OOH,
SHE'S PICKING UP THAT SHOE.
AND SHE'S
PUTTING IT RIGHT BACK.
YOU KNOW WHAT? SHE TALKS
HERSELF OUT OF EVERYTHING.
I LIKE THAT ONE.
THAT ONE COULD TWIRL.
SHE BETTER NOT
PUT THAT DRESS BACK.
SHE'S GONNA PUT IT BACK.
SHE BETTER NOT.
WANT TO MAKE A BET?
I'LL MAKE YOU A BET.
OH, SHE TOOK IT!
FINE, WHATEVER.
I OWE YOU A QUARTER.
ALL RIGHT,
COME ON BACK HERE.
TALK TO US
ABOUT THIS DRESS.
WE WANT TO HEAR WHAT RESONATES
WITH YOU ABOUT THIS DRESS.
IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS
FUN MOVEMENT, NICE DRAPE.
WELL, MAYBE IT'S NOT AS JOYFUL.
I DON'T KNOW, IT'S…
OKAY, YOU JUST —
YOU KNOW WHAT?
YOU JUST SAT HERE
AND TALKED YOURSELF OUT OF IT
WHILE WE ASKED YOU
TO TELL US WHY YOU LIKE IT.
YOU WERE SORT OF THERE.
YOU SAID IT HAD
SOME FUN MOVEMENT TO IT.
THAT WAS GREAT.
THAT'S A WONDERFUL,
POSITIVE THING.
THAT WAS
THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
YES, AND THEN YOU WERE LIKE,
"OH, MAYBE IT'S NOT."
"MAYBE
IT'S TOO NARROW."
WHAT KIND OF —
LET'S PLAY ANOTHER GAME.
LET'S GET YOU
OUT OF DOLLY-LAND.
OKAY.
DOLLY-WOOD.
THERE'S
A WOMAN IN THIS DRESS.
SHE'S
WALKING DOWN THE STREET.
WHAT DO YOU
THINK ABOUT HER?
WHAT DO YOU
THINK ABOUT THIS LADY?
SHE'S GOT GOOD TASTE.
YEAH.
SHE'S GOT GOOD TASTE.
AND SHE'S CONFIDENT.
MM-HMM.
DO YOU WANT TO BE THAT LADY
WITH GOOD TASTE
AND CONFIDENCE?
YEAH.
GOOD.
THEN IT'S
THE RIGHT DRESS FOR YOU.
OH, HERE SHE IS!
CHECK THIS OUT.
[ GASPS ]
TELL US WHAT YOU SEE THERE,
DOLL.
TRYING TO CONNECT ME
IN THE DRESS,
SO IT'S NOT JUST THE DRESS
IN THE MIRROR ALL BY ITSELF.
THEN LOOK IN THE MIRROR.
THAT, I THINK, HELPS.
YOU GOT TO TAKE THIS IN
AND BE ABLE TO KIND OF
ACCEPT YOURSELF IN THAT.
YOU GOT TO KEEP LOOKING AT HER
TO GET TO KNOW HER.
YEAH. 'CAUSE YOU'VE FORGOTTEN
ABOUT HER FOR A LONG TIME, OKAY?
AND THIS IS UPSETTING YOU.
I'M SORRY.
I HOPE
IT'S NOTHING THAT WE SAID.
NO.
NO? OKAY.
IT'S JUST —
THAT'S HOW MY EMOTIONS COME OUT.
IT'S A RELEASE.
DOLLY.
WE DON'T WANT
YOU TO BE UPSET.
I'M NOT UPSET.
OKAY, ALL RIGHT, GOOD.
I'M NOT UPSET.
IT'S MORE OF RELEASE —
GET IT OUT OF THE WAY
SO I CAN CONNECT.
BECAUSE YOU LOOK FANTASTIC.
AND THERE'S NO REASON
WHY YOU SHOULDN'T
FEEL WONDERFUL IN THIS,
BECAUSE YOU DESERVE TO,
YOU KNOW?
I DON'T FEEL
VERY DESERVING.
OH. [ GROANS ]
OKAY. WE KNOW THAT.
DOLLY, WE KNOW THAT.
BUT YOU DESERVE IT.
YOU ALWAYS HAVE.
AND EVERY TIME YOU KIND OF,
YOU KNOW,
PUT YOURSELF IN YOUR OWN WAY,
YOU GOT TO LOOK BACK
IN THE MIRROR AND FIND HER.
MM-HMM.
YOU DO.
LET'S
TRY SOMETHING ELSE ON.
OKAY.
COME ON.
MM-HMM.
WELL, SPARKLE, DOLLY.
SPARKLE.
OH, MY GOD!
YOU LOOK LIKE
SUCH A SHINY LITTLE LADY!
DOLLY, YOU'RE COMING TO LIFE
IN FRONT OF OUR EYES.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
I LIKE IT.
WHAT DO YOU
LIKE ABOUT IT?
I LIKE THE SPARKLE.
I LIKE THE DARKER TOUCHES.
I LIKE THE SHOES.
WHAT DO YOU SEE
WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR?
WHAT'S THAT LADY LIKE?
SHE LOOKS…
PRETTY CONFIDENT.
SHE LOOKS
LIKE SHE'S CAPABLE.
LOOKS…
LIKE SHE COULD GO PLACES.
WELL, DO YOU SEE YOU AS LOOKING
COMPETENT AND CAPABLE
AND LIKE
YOU'RE GOING PLACES?
I DON'T KNOW.
[ GROANS ]
THERE'S A LOT OF
NEGATIVE MESSAGING
GOING ON IN YOUR HEAD,
OKAY?
IT'S WHEN YOU PICK UP SOMETHING.
YOU'RE LIKE, "OH, I LIKE THIS."
AND THEN
YOU TALK YOURSELF OUT OF IT.
YOU MIGHT BE
DOING THE SAME THING
AS YOU LOOK AT YOURSELF
IN THE MIRROR.
"OH, I LOOK GREAT…
BUT I DON'T DESERVE IT."
THAT'S PROBABLY
REALLY CLOSE TO THE MARK.
BUT LOOK — YOU LOOK FANTASTIC.
YOU REALLY DO.
I MEAN, WE HAVEN'T EVEN
DONE YOUR HAIR AND MAKEUP YET.
AND YOU'RE TRYING ON
OUTFIT AFTER OUTFIT,
AND IT'S JUST A HOME RUN.
ALL RIGHT. ARE YOU READY
TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR MONEY?
SURE.
ALL RIGHT, GOOD.
'CAUSE GOD DARN IT, DOLLY,
WE ARE GONNA GET YOU THERE!
SO COME ON!
[ LAUGHS ]
Dolly: I DEFINITELY FEEL
LIKE I'M MAKING SOME PROGRESS
IN FEELING BETTER
ABOUT HOW I LOOK.
I DON'T KNOW
HOW QUICKLY THAT'S GONNA COME.
I'M REALLY TRYING.
I'M REALLY TRYING.
LOOK UP THERE.
OOH, I LIKE THAT ONE.
Stacey:
DOLLY, LET'S TAKE A LOOK.
HOLY S– SUGAR.
Clinton:
SHOPPING WITH DOLLY WAS
AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER.

THERE'S NO REASON
WHY YOU SHOULDN'T
FEEL WONDERFUL IN THIS.
YOU DESERVE TO.
I DON'T FEEL
VERY DESERVING.
Stacy: BUT ALL HER HARD WORK
IS BEGINNING TO PAY OFF

AS SHE BEGINS TO SEE HERSELF
IN A NEW LIGHT.

WHAT DO YOU SEE
WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR?
WHAT'S THAT LADY LIKE?
Dolly:
SHE LOOKS PRETTY CONFIDENT.
LIKE SHE COULD GO PLACES.
DOLLY.
HI. I'M TED.
HI, TED.
GOOD TO MEET YOU.
NICE TO MEET YOU.
HOW'S IT GOING?
IT'S BEEN
A WONDERFUL WEEK.
IT HAS?
IT HAS, ABSOLUTELY.
WOW!
I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT.
HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND
ON YOUR HAIR RIGHT NOW?
I TOLD SOMEONE
I WAS LOW-MAINTENANCE ONCE,
AND SHE ARGUED WITH ME
AND TOLD ME I'M NO MAINTENANCE.
OH, SHE SAID —
NO MAINTENANCE WHATSOEVER?
AIR DRY.
[ LAUGHS ]
AND YOUR HAIR COLOR —
I FEEL LIKE
THAT THIS GRAY —
EVEN THOUGH
IT'S REALLY PRETTY —
IT AGES YOU
LIKE 15 OR 20 YEARS.
MM-HMM.
AND I THINK THAT
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
IS WHEN WE DECIDE TOGETHER
THAT I'M GONNA COLOR IT,
THAT IT'LL HELP
WITH YOUR COMPLEXION.
IT'LL
BRING YOUR EYES OUT.
IT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING,
FROM HERE ALL THE WAY DOWN.
OKAY.
WHAT COLOR ARE YOU THINKING?
SURPRISE.
OH, OKAY…
I WILL
TELL YOU ONE THING —
I'M NOT GONNA
CUT YOUR HAIR SHORT.
WELL, GOOD. GOOD.
ALL RIGHT,
SO, ARE YOU READY?
SURE.
YAY!
I'M READY.
GOOD!
THAT'S MY GIRL!
THAT'S MY DOLLY!
[ Laughing ] OKAY.
I'LL BE RIGHT BACK!
MIX UP THE MAGIC!
ALL RIGHT. THANKS, TED.
YOU'RE WELCOME!
Ted: WE'RE USING
TWO DIFFERENT COLORS,
PUTTING ONE COLOR THAT'S GONNA
GO DIRECTLY AT YOUR SCALP
AND ABOUT AN INCH OUT.
NOW, THE SECOND COLOR
ALL THE WAY OUT TO THE ENDS.
NOW, I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO
PUT A LITTLE BIT OF COLOR
ON YOUR EYEBROWS.
WELL, IT'S BEEN 30 MINUTES.
I'M GONNA SHAMPOO YOU.
SO, NOW IT'S TIME
FOR YOUR HAIRCUT!
I'VE TAKEN ALL OF THAT —
ENDS OF THE HAIR THAT HAD
SO MUCH HISTORY
THAT REALLY WEREN'T
DOING MUCH FOR YOU AT ALL.
SO, THE REASON WHY I'M HAVING
YOU LEAN DOWN INTO THE CHAIR
TO THE BACK OF YOUR NECK —
IT'S A GREAT WAY TO DRY YOUR
HAIR WITH A LOT OF FULLNESS.
IT IS A COMPLETE CHANGE.
YOU LOOK LIKE YOU,
BUT YOU LOOK IMPROVED.
YOU LOOK SO SEXY AND SO PRETTY.
ARE YOU READY TO SEE?
YES, I'M READY TO SEE.
ARE YOU SURE?
I DON'T KNOW.
ARE YOU READY TO SEE?
I'M READY.
OKAY, HERE WE GO!
OH, WOW.
LOT YOUNGER.
A LOT YOUNGER.
I WANT TO SAY 20 YEARS PLUS,
YOUNGER.
LOOK HOW DEEP AND SEXY AND
PRETTY YOUR EYE COLOR IS NOW.
THOSE ARE TOUGH ADJECTIVES
FOR ME TO APPLY TO MYSELF.
ARE THEY?
YES, THEY ARE.
DO YOU THINK
YOU LOOK PRETTY?
YEAH.
IT'S BEEN HARD
TO SEE MYSELF AS PRETTY.
HOW'S IT FEEL,
YOU SAYING IT?
WEIRD.
DOES IT?
REALLY WEIRD.
DOES IT FEEL GOOD,
THOUGH?
IT DOES FEEL GOOD?
IT DOES FEEL GOOD.
CAN YOU SAY IT FOR ME?
I FEEL PRETTY.
I LOOK PRETTY.
MM-HMM.
ALL RIGHT.
GIVE ME A HUG.
AH, THANKS, TED.
YOU'RE WELCOME.
PLAY WITH THAT, YEAH?
[ SIGHS ]
SHAKE IT AROUND.
OOH. WOW.
Ted: MOVE IT!
Dolly: I AM FEELING LIGHTER.
I'M FEELING MORE JOY,
MORE ENERGY, MORE HAPPY ENERGY.
THIS WAS A VERY BIG STEP
IN ACCEPTING THE IMAGE
OF MYSELF IN THE MIRROR.
[ SIGHS ]
STILL TRYING TO GET USED TO
FEELING PRETTY.
BUT AT LEAST
IT'S FEELING MORE POSSIBLE.
YEAH, I'M NOT LOOKING AT YOU
AS MUCH.
[ Laughing ] I'M LOOKING
AT THE MIRROR MORE!
HELLO, DOLLY.
HI, CARMINDY.
I'M CARMINDY.
NICE TO MEET YOU.
LOOK AT YOU.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS
FOR A MINUTE?
[ SIGHS ] WOW.
BIG CHANGE.
BIG CHANGE.
BIG CHANGE.
YOU HAVE INCREDIBLE, BEAUTIFUL
PEACHES-AND-CREAM SKIN,
GORGEOUS EYES.
GIVE ME A SMILE.
CHEEKBONES TO DIE FOR,
BEAUTIFUL LIPS.
CAN YOU SEE THIS?
ALL THAT?
ALL THAT.
WOW.
CAN YOU SEE IT?
LUCKY ME.
LUCKY YOU.
EXACTLY.
BUT I KNOW
JUST BY WATCHING YOU,
JUST BY LOOKING AT YOU,
YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT, RIGHT?
YOU'RE RIGHT.
OKAY.
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO START
FRESH, CLEAN, HAPPY, AND LIGHT.
LET IT GO, BABE.
LET IT OUT. WOW.
[ INHALES DEEPLY ]
[ EXHALES DEEPLY ]
GOOD STUFF.
OKAY. I'M GONNA GET MY TOOLS,
AND WE'RE GONNA TALK MAKEUP.
OKAY.
ALL RIGHT.
LET ME GET MY STUFF.
SO, I'M GONNA USE
A LIQUID FOUNDATION ON YOU,
BECAUSE AS WE GET OLDER,
LIQUID IS
A LITTLE BIT MORE RICH
AND MOISTURIZING
TO THE SKIN THAN A SPRAY.
HEAVY, CRAZY BLACK EYELINER'S
NOT GONNA WORK FOR YOU.
THE WAY THAT WE WANT TO
ENHANCE YOUR EYES
IS BY APPLYING A LID SHADE
NOT ONLY ACROSS THE LID
BUT UP AND OVER THE CREASE.
ALL RIGHT, NOW IT'S TIME
TO CARMINDIZE THE FACE.
HIGHLIGHTING THE PLANES
OF YOUR FACE IS WHAT REALLY
SHOWCASES YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY.
THIS LIPSTICK IS JUST GOING TO
ENHANCE THE NATURAL LIP TONE.
OH, MY.
MISS DOLLY,
YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY A VISION.
YOU READY
TO SEE YOURSELF?
TAKE A LOOK AT YOU.
YOU READY
TO SEE YOURSELF?
YEAH.
READY?
MM-HMM.
TAKE A LOOK AT YOU.
WOW.
WHO'S THAT?
I LIKE IT. IT'S SUBTLE.
IT IS SUBTLE.
IT'S SUBTLE,
AND IT'S ME.
IT IS YOU.
BECAUSE YOU, YOURSELF,
ARE BEAUTIFUL.
YOU DON'T NEED
FIVE POUNDS OF MAKEUP.
YOU, YOURSELF,
ARE BEAUTIFUL.
YOU WERE BEAUTIFUL
THE MINUTE I WALKED IN
WITH NOT
A STITCH OF MAKEUP ON.
AND NOW WE'VE
JUST ENHANCED WHAT YOU HAVE.
LOOK HOW FRESH YOU LOOK.
YEAH.
I'M GLAD IT'S WATERPROOF.
YEAH.
[ LAUGHS ]
IT IS WATERPROOF.
I THINK YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL.
GIVE ME A HUG.
GORGEOUS.
THANK YOU.
SIT WITH IT.
LOOK AT YOURSELF.
YEAH.
ENJOY IT.
I GOT TO GET USED TO IT.
Dolly: BEFORE, I DIDN'T THINK
THAT BEAUTIFUL
WAS A POSSIBILITY FOR ME.
I DIDN'T EVEN THINK THAT PRETTY
WAS A POSSIBILITY FOR ME.
BUT NOW…
NOW I SEE IT AS DEFINITELY
AN ATTAINABLE ATTRIBUTE.
OH, WHAT AN EMOTIONAL
ROLLER COASTER OF A WEEK.
I KNOW.
GOSH, I'M REALLY HOPING
THAT DOLLY'S HAPPY
WITH HER HAIR AND MAKEUP
AND HOW ALL HER CLOTHES
TURNED OUT.
ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT.
I KNOW.
DOLLY,
LET'S TAKE A LOOK.
HOLY S– SUGAR.
[ LAUGHS ]
WOW.
OH, MY GOD.
YOU LOOK AMAZING.
YOU LOOK
30 YEARS YOUNGER.
AT LEAST!
AT LEAST!
COME HERE!
CHECK YOURSELF OUT.
[ GASPS ]
[ LAUGHS ]
SHUT UP!
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
WOW.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
I'M AMAZED.
IT IS DEFINITELY
GIRLY PRETTY.
I DON'T KNOW IF GIRLY'S AN
ADJECTIVE WE COULD HAVE USED
AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK.
NO.
DO YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL?
YES.
YES.
I CAN'T SAY I DON'T ANYMORE.
YOU LOOK INCREDIBLE.
I DO FEEL BEAUTIFUL.
INCREDIBLE. I MEAN,
THE HAIR IS A REVELATION.
BUT YOU ALSO LOOK LIKE A WOMAN
WHO TAKES CARE OF HERSELF
AND RESPECTS HERSELF.
AND WHO IS CONFIDENT
AND WHO HAS GREAT TASTE.
YES!
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR
DAUGHTERS WILL SAY IF
THEY SEE YOU IN THIS?
OH, AMBER'S
GONNA JUST FREAK OUT.
SHE'S GONNA BE
BOUNCING ALL OVER THE ROOM.
DO YOU LIKE
WHAT YOU SEE IN THE MIRROR?
OH, YES. DEFINITELY.
MOST DEFINITELY.
ALL RIGHT. WELL, WOULD YOU
LIKE TO SHOW US SOMETHING ELSE?
SURE.
GREAT.
I DO.
NEXT LOOK.
I DON'T KNOW
HOW WE TOP THAT, THOUGH.
YEAH, SERIOUSLY.
Dolly:
I DO LOOK LIKE A WOMAN NOW.
AND THAT'S A VAST CHANGE
FROM HOW I LOOKED BEFORE.
BEFORE, I DID
HAVE A LOT OF MEN'S CLOTHES
THAT WEREN'T CUT
FOR A FEMALE BODY,
AND I MAY HAVE
SUBCONSCIOUSLY CHOSEN
NOT TO SEE MYSELF AS FEMININE.
BUT WITH A LOT OF HELP
AND A LOT OF PUSHING THIS WEEK,
I'VE DISCOVERED CURVES.
GOOD STUFF.
I KNOW IT!
ALL RIGHT, DOLLY,
WE WANT MORE.
COME ON OUT.
WOW!
BOOTS!
IS THAT A SKINNY JEAN
AND A BOOT?
OH, MY GOD.
THERE YOU GO.
COME HERE.
CHECK YOURSELF OUT.
YOU LOOK LIKE A DOLL.
DOLLY
LOOKS LIKE A DOLL.
LET'S ALSO TALK ABOUT THE FACT
THAT YOU'RE NOT
TUCKING YOUR SHIRT IN
AS YOU WERE BEFORE
IN EVERY SINGLE OUTFIT.
NOW, WHEN YOU WERE
TUCKING YOUR SHIRT IN,
IT WAS
EMPHASIZING YOUR MIDSECTION.
NOW THAT
WE'RE LEAVING IT UNTUCKED,
YOU KNOW WHAT'S EMPHASIZED?
YOUR LEGS!
YEAH.
I MEAN, YOUR LEGS LOOK
REALLY LONG AND THIN.
AND SO, YOU LOOK
TALLER AND THINNER.
YEAH, YEAH.
I LOVE THESE BOOTS.
YOU GONNA
DANCE IN THEM?
OH, YEAH.
OH, YEAH.
THESE ARE
DANCING BOOTS.
SO, WHAT WERE YOUR CLOTHES
DOING FOR YOU BEFORE?
NOT MUCH.
RIGHT.
SO, WHY DID IT TAKE SO MUCH
TO GET YOU IN THESE?
I DON'T KNOW.
JUST NEVER HAD SEEN MYSELF
IN THIS KIND OF THING BEFORE.
I NEEDED THE PUSH TO BE ABLE
TO THINK IT POSSIBLE.
ALL RIGHT.
LET'S SEE SOMETHING ELSE.
OKAY.
Dolly: BEFORE THIS WEEK,
I DIDN'T HAVE THE CONFIDENCE
IN MY APPEARANCE.
AND NOW I THINK I PRESENT
AN IMAGE OF CONFIDENCE.
I THINK IT WILL HELP BE MORE
PRESENT IN THE MOMENT,
IN EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE.
OKAY.
DOLLY, LET'S SEE IT.
LAST ONE.
OH, MY GOD.
SO CHIC!
IT REALLY IS.
WHO IN THE HELL
DO YOU THINK YOU ARE IN THIS?
SHE'S DOLLY!
COME HERE, DOLLY.
♪ SHE'S DOLLY ♪
OOH, YEAH.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
I LIKE THIS.
DOLLY, YOU ARE COMING OUT OF
YOUR SHELL. I CAN FEEL IT.
YEP.
I KNOW. YOU LOOK SO PROUD.
MM-HMM.
SHOULDN'T I?
Both: YES, YOU SHOULD.
BUT WE LOVE THAT
YOU'RE OWNING IT, RIGHT?
I MEAN, THIS HAS BEEN
OUR THING ALL WEEK WITH YOU.
MM-HMM.
CONNECT THE CLOTHES
TO THE WOMAN INSIDE OF THEM.
AND LOOK AT YOU.
HERE YOU ARE.
AND IT LOOKS SOPHISTICATED
AND CLEVER, YOU KNOW.
I MEAN, JUST THE PAIRING
OF THIS KIND OF
TAUPE, MINKY BROWN JACKET
WITH THIS COLOR COMBINATION,
A GREAT TROUSER.
I MEAN, YOU REALLY GOT IT
GOING ON IN THIS ONE.
DOLLY,
WHAT ARE THE TEARS FOR?
JOY.
WELL, THANK GOD.
PHEW.
WHAT ARE YOU
MOST HAPPY ABOUT?
TO PEEL OFF
THE LAYERS OF THE PAST
AND TO BE READY TO MOVE FORWARD
WITH LIGHTNESS AND ENERGY.
LIGHTNESS AND ENERGY.
AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
CLINTON SAID IT BEFORE,
BUT IT'S TRUE.
THAT'S WHAT YOUR CLOTHES
REFLECT NOW.
ALL RIGHT.
WELL, THEN, GIVE US A HUG.
IT WAS
GREAT TO MEET YOU.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
♪ GOODBYE, DOLLY ♪
YOU'RE WELCOME.
GOODBYE.
DON'T CRY.
DON'T RUIN YOUR MAKEUP.
IT'S WATERPROOF.
OH, THANK GOD.
CARMINDY WAS SMART.
CARMINDY WAS SMART. EXACTLY.
ALL RIGHT.
TAKE CARE, SWEETHEART.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
BYE, HON.
THANK YOU. BYE.
THERE HAVE BEEN
SOME TOUGH THINGS IN MY PAST.
EVERYBODY
GOES THROUGH TOUGH THINGS.
AND, YEAH,
I HAD A BUNCH OF TOUGH THINGS.
AND I THINK THAT
THIS WILL HELP ME
HAVE THE CONFIDENCE
TO STEP OUT OF WHO I WAS,
STEP OUT
OF CARRYING THAT WEIGHT,
TO BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD.
WHEN I LOOK IN THE MIRROR,
I SEE A NEW WOMAN.
LET'S FIND OUT
WHAT DOLLY GOT FOR HER $5,000.

WITH HER $5,000, DOLLY GOT
MORE THAN 37 FEMININE OUTFITS.

INCLUDING 12 TOPS,
FIVE SKIRTS, FOUR JACKETS,

AND FIVE SWEATERS
THAT ARE REFLECTIVE
OF A CONFIDENT WOMAN.

NOT TO MENTION
EIGHT PAIRS OF SHOES

AND FOUR DRESSES
THAT ARE PERFECT
FOR A NIGHT OUT DANCING.

[ CROWD CHANTING "DOLLY!" ]
[ CHEERING ]
Dolly: MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY
ARE GONNA BE AMAZED.
I THINK MY GIRLS
ARE GONNA BE PROUD OF ME.
AND NOW I THINK I'VE EARNED IT.
I'M SO EXCITED TO SEE DOLLY.
I HOPE THIS WEEK DOLLY LEARNED
TO HAVE
MORE CONFIDENCE IN HERSELF,
HIGHER SELF-ESTEEM,
AND A BETTER ATTITUDE
ABOUT THE WAY SHE LOOKS.
Susan:
I'M SO EXCITED TO SEE DOLLY.
I KNOW SHE'S GONNA BE BEAUTIFUL.
I HOPE, FOR DOLLY,
THAT HER BIGGEST CHANGE
IS HER SELF-ESTEEM
BEING INCREASED
AND THAT SHE'LL BE READY
TO TAKE ON THE WORLD.
[ CROWD CHANTING "DOLLY!" ]
[ CHEERING ]
Amber: SHE LOOKED FANTASTIC!
THAT'S THE BEST
THAT I'VE EVER SEEN MY MOM LOOK!
Marla: SHE LOOKED AMAZING!
SHE LOOKED ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.
SHE'S NOT LOOKING LIKE A MAN
ANYMORE, THAT'S FOR SURE.
YEAH, SHE LOOKS
LIKE A VERY CONFIDENT WOMAN.
Susan: SHE LOOKS FABULOUS!
I AM SO EXCITED FOR HER.
SHE REALLY SEEMS TO BE
PROUD OF THE WAY SHE LOOKS.
WE'RE GONNA TRY TO
TAKE SOME OF HER CLOTHES.
THESE ARE MINE.
MINE.
[ LAUGHTER ]
I DO FEEL LIKE
A NEW WOMAN SINCE THE SHOW.
I AM MUCH MORE CONFIDENT,
MUCH MORE OUTGOING.
I WAS NEVER
THE CENTER OF ATTENTION BEFORE.
ONE OF THE GUYS I WORK WITH
HAD A COMMENT
THAT EVERY DAY
HAD BEEN LIKE CHRISTMAS
WAITING TO SEE
WHAT DOLLY WORE IN.
ASIDE FROM THE CLOTHES,
I KNOW THAT I LOOK BETTER,
SO THAT FACTORS
INTO MY CONFIDENCE.
IT HAS BEEN LIFE-CHANGING.
IT'S BEEN AMAZING.
I'M STILL COMING TO GRIPS
WITH ALL THE BENEFITS OF IT.
I CAN'T SAY THAT I'VE MISSED
ANY OF MY OLD CLOTHES.
THERE WASN'T ANY FUN OR JOY
IN WEARING THOSE, I DON'T THINK.
THERE'S A COUPLE PIECES
THAT I MAY END UP MISSING,
BUT NOT THAT
I'M GONNA WORRY ABOUT IT ALL.
I'M HAVING SO MUCH MORE FUN
IN MY NEW STUFF.
LIFE FOR DOLLY
RIGHT NOW IS GOOD.
REALLY GOOD.
I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT
THIS NEXT CHAPTER'S GONNA BRING.

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