A Week of Dressing Dangerously is a British reality television series in which volunteers are dressed in outrageous outfits in order to explore untapped aspects of their personalities.
The series originally aired in the UK on BBC2. There are eight half-hour episodes in the series.
A Week of Dressing Dangerously airs in South Africa on DStv's BBC Prime channel. It was rebroadcast on the channel from Sunday 17 February 2008, at 19h00.
Can how your look change what people think of you - and what you think of yourself? Is the real you hiding beneath dreary clothes?
In A Week of Dressing Dangerously, fashion journalist Angela Buttolph commandeers women's closets for one week, challenging them to play dress-up in order to develop an aspect they feel is lacking in their personalities.
A housewife may be asked to dress like a punk rocker on one day and a glam movie star the next. Or, Angela might assign a 40-year-old divorcee to dress like an Amazonian cavewoman for the day in order to learn how to stop caring so much about what people think.
In the end, the women are surprised to find how they behave when their regular clothes are off and people start taking notice. They also learn to have lots of fun with their new personae, and the confidence they inspire.
A Week of Dressing Dangerously is a makeover show from the outside-in.