I've thought about what if I went on What Not To Wear, but the comments I could hear them saying about my wardrobe...well, it wouldn't be pretty!
You're right though--I think if you're aware that you need fashion help, it helps you to manage their criticisms and suggestions better. For me, I do
know what kinds of styles of things work on my body type (most
of the time), although I don't have a lot of those clothes currently in my closet, and also, sometimes, those types of clothes aren't always in style (like maybe a person looks good with an empire-waisted, bell-sleeved blouse, but those go in and out of style).