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How to choose the perfect dress for your body type

Everyone has figure flaws, but it doesn’t mean you can’t hide them! When shopping for a new dress this season, be sure to keep your body type in mind. By following these simple tips, you can accentuate the positive and downplay the areas of your body that… well, aren’t so perfect.

Pretty dresses for any body type

Flaunt your bets features with the dress tips

Pretty dresses for any body typeFull hips and thighs


For pear-shaped women with full hips and thighs, the dress should shouldn’t be shorter than an inch or two above the knee. Select a dress with an A-line skirt but not something too full. A short, super fuller dress will look like a tu-tu.

To draw the attention away from your lower body, select a dress with a plunging V-neck, halter top or embellished neckline.

Pretty dresses for any body typeThick waist

If you are apple-shaped with a thick middle, you need to elongate the appearance of your torso and draw the attention away from your waist. Select a dress with an empire

15 Quick Fashion Tips for Men

Here are 15 Quick Fashion tips:

1. Fit is King – The most dramatic improvement you can make in your style is to make sure everything fits impeccably. Most guys wear clothes that are too large. Make sure everything you wear is almost hugging the shape of your body – without being tight. Bad fit is an epidemic. The Kinowear Bible shows you how to avoid the “bad fit disease”.

2. Keep it simple – You want a wardrobe that looks great on you, but don’t overdo it. Don’t wear more than three pieces of jewelry or more than three colors. Don’t dress like a rock star unless you’re in a band. If you want to be flashy, a simpler but stylish look would be sporting a black striped dress shirt with a white blazer, a dark pair of jeans, a dressy belt, and your sharpest dress shoes. You could also add a flashy watch or a simple accessory like an interesting necklace, but nothing more. Check out out our article on basics to refresh yourself on what are essential wardrobe items.

3. Change the way you see casual – casual doesn’t have to be boring. Have fun with collared

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    Look for fabric, length and style of Hijab that suits you, but remember that modesty is the goal: The options for Hijab are continuously growing. Hijab is a veil worn by Muslim women to cover their head and chest. It provides beauty and modesty to the women. Square, rectangle, plain and printed, you can find many simple to modern style varieties in satin, chiffon, viscose, georgette, knit and many other fabrics. Just buy them and wear them according to your face shape.
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    Add some mix of traditional black abayas and colored abayas to your collection: Abaya is a loose garment that Muslim women wear to cover their whole body from shoulders to toe except feet and hands. The traditional Abaya is black in color which looks beautiful. You can also find bright colorful Abayas in a variety of styles. Buy abaya which suits your look and is comfortable to wear.
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    See that tunic length is correct and it fits your body shape: Why women love tunics? Why it is a wardrobe must? The answer is very simple you’ll not find so

Five fashion flops for summer interviews

DEAR JOYCE: My daughter is between her junior and senior years in college and has several office job interviews scheduled for summer employment. Ihave been working in offices for a number of years and hear criticism about how some of the young women dress when they come in looking for employment. Can you back me up? — T.A.L.

Best-selling career development author Vicky Oliver (vickyoliver.com) can help you out. Oliver says you’re spot on, Mom. The New York-based image consultant and career coach spotlights five forget-me-fast fashion goofs when dressing for summer job interviews:

— TONE DOWN NAILS. For a summer position, your nails don’t belong in the Museum of Modern Art. Four nails on one hand in turquoise and one nail in rose adorned with sparkles are too creative for most office environments. You don’t want your interviewer mesmerized more by your fingertips than by what comes out of your mouth.

— COVER UP. Women should avoid tiny tank tops, sheer blouses with lacy underwear and hemlines that show leg and more leg. For men, leave muscle tees, unbuttoned shirts and shorts at home. Cleavage, arm muscles,

How Sneaker Culture Conquered the World

The basketball sneaker has a long and lucrative history, especially for the sportsmen who become the brands’ ambassadors.

They wait in long lines in the bitter cold. They squeal with delight over the stitch on the shoes or the faux snakeskin upper. Colors more likely to be seen during Carnival in Rio than on any self-conscious American are hits. Catty quips about style choices are met with irrational exuberance over over-hyped new designs.

No, these aren’t the insufferable Carrie wannabes taking up New York’s sidewalks—they are teenage boys and grown men all over the world going on about basketball sneakers.

In terms of American contributions to global style and comfort, the basketball sneaker has to rank up there with the T-shirt and riveted jeans. And as can be seen in any mall or casual glance around the subway, the sneakers left the court long ago.

Today, sneakers are a hugely lucrative juggernaut. In 2012, for instance, Nike’s line of LeBron James sneakers generated $300 million—in the U.S alone. Apparently everybody still wants to be like Mike—so much so that kids get shot over pairs of his namesake sneakers. And the footwear’s infiltration of the fashion world is pretty much complete.
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In his new book

Banned headphones, a World Cup fashion beat

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Neymar likes them Brazil-green. England’s Wayne Rooney, white. Luis Suarez, blue.

Banned from the pitch by FIFA for licensing reasons, the bulky Beats headphones are a favorite for many of the world’s top players, making the World Cup a huge unofficial ad for the company acquired by Apple Inc last month.

The colorful high-end headphones created by rapper Dr Dre have become a ubiquitous soccer accessory.

Neymar wore them as he stepped off the bus at the Castelao stadium of Fortaleza for Brazil’s last training season on the eve of their match with Mexico on Tuesday.

Suarez had them wrapped around his neck as he joked with his Uruguay team mates during a break at a recent practice.

But soccer world governing body FIFA’s licensing agreement with rival electronics maker Sony Corp means players have to take them off when they are in World Cup stadiums for official matches and media events.

Marketing experts say that probably only amplifies their appeal.

“When fans see World Cup athletes wearing Beats in their downtime, by choice, it has as much impact as seeing them lace their Adidas (boots) or sip

New Media: A new platform for fashion industry

Social media has opened doors to new and emerging designers with small budgets to push their creativity and contribute to the fashion world by actively staying plugged-in. Designers and brands now market themselves directly to clients through the social media and gradually build brand loyalty because of the user-friendly and accessible nature of social media, write Mahesh Shaw and Mehak Mittal.

New Media is a catch term of the 21st Century. Very broadly, new media is something related to the internet and the interplay among technology, images, and sound. It is about making things digital, and has characteristics of being manipulated, networkable, dense, compressible and interactive. The various forms of new media are internet, websites, computer multimedia, computer games, CD-ROMS and DVDs. The population of internet users is increasing at a very fast rate. According to a nationally representative survey by the Pew Research Centre’s Internet and American Life Project, some 70 per cent of American adults aged 18 and older have speed-broadband connection at home as of May 2013. India has the 3rd largest internet user population after China and the US as per the report NASDOC: SCOR, 2013.

The internet is one of the forms of new media which we

12 Tips to Help You Choose Warm Clothes

In a 4 season climate, its nice to know how to dress warmly enough to stay comfortable outdoors. Here are some tips for doing so.

  1. Dress in layers.

    The more layers, the better. Dressing in layers of clothing does several things for you:

    • Layers fill up the space between you and your winter coat with insulation. An undershirt, a shirt, and a sweater each represent one layer. Your winter coat is yet another layer. The more layers of insulation, the better.
    • Layers tend to trap air better. If you have only an overcoat on, the warm air next to your body tends to leak out of the top and bottom of the overcoat as you make body movements. Layers help to hold this air in.
    • Layers allow you to regulate your body temperature more accurately. If you get too warm, you can always open up a layer — starting with opening up the top of your overcoat and progressively opening up more and more layers as you get warmer and warmer.
  2. Favor natural materials.

    In my opinion, there is nothing warmer and lighter than a down overcoat. If you can, buy one that is rated to a certain temperature such as 20 degrees

How to Choose a Wedding Dress

Do your research. Before you even begin to look around, research gowns. You should always have a bit of knowledge about dresses (and know some of the lingo) before you even set foot into a bridal shop. There are also many bridal magazines that will provide a ton of information, including Brides, Modern Bride, Bridal Guide, Wedding Bells, etc. All of these magazines have websites, where you can find quick information without paying for the magazine.

Decide on a silhouette. Wedding dresses are made in several different silhouettes. Before considering anything else, know which type of gown will flatter your figure the best. Look at photos of each type. You can browse wedding website message boards and member profiles for photos of real women wearing gowns, rather than relying on professional photos of models wearing them.

  • Ball gowns have very full skirts and generally will look beautiful on any body type unless the bride is very short and small. In this case, it may be overwhelming to her small frame. Ball gowns generally either have crinolines built in or a slip you must wear to support the shape of the gown. Be advised that this extra fabric can be

Men, fashion addicts and a sexist sneaker culture

The basketball sneaker has a long and lucrative history, especially for the sportsmen who become the brands’ ambassadors.

They wait in long lines in the bitter cold. They squeal with delight over the stitch on the shoes or the faux snakeskin upper. Colors more likely to be seen during Carnival in Rio than on any self-conscious American are hits. Catty quips about style choices are met with irrational exuberance over over-hyped new designs.

No, these aren’t the insufferable Carrie wannabes taking up New York’s sidewalks—they are teenage boys and grown men all over the world going on about basketball sneakers.

In terms of American contributions to global style and comfort, the basketball sneaker has to rank up there with the T-shirt and riveted jeans. And as can be seen in any mall or casual glance around the subway, the sneakers left the court long ago.

Today, sneakers are a hugely lucrative juggernaut. In 2012, for instance, Nike’s line of LeBron James sneakers generated $300 million—in the U.S alone. Apparently everybody still wants to be like Mike—so much so that kids get shot over pairs of his namesake sneakers. And the footwear’s infiltration of the fashion world is pretty much complete.
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In his new book

10 Ways Personality Is More Important Than Body Shape When Choosing Flattering Clothes

I’ve been working as an image consultant (personal stylist) for over a decade now and I realised in my training that personality would be an important factor in dressing, but probably not the full extent to how important it is when choosing clothes to flatter a client (or for yourself).

Like many of you, when I considered learning more about myself (and then learning about every body when I did my personal stylist training) I thought that it was all about my body and colouring and had no understanding of how much personality influences what you wear, what you feel good in, and what gives you confidence.  The likes of Trinny and Susannah (authors of The Body Shape Bible: Forget Your Size Discover Your Shape Transform Yourself)  had led me to believe it was all about body shape, the be all and end all of the flattery equation.  How very wrong I was. What I have discovered and has been hammered home to me over and over by every client (and my own experiences) is that personality is the number one key to finding clothes that make you look and feel good.  Body

Shoes a fashion statement for all

In today’s fashion world shoes have to be more versatile than ever. Unless you stay home all the time, it’s likely that you have to wear shoes of some sort every day. The designers of the fashion world have responded with shoes for every occasion; even for those that don’t like to wear shoes.

In the world of business shoes that won’t blister your feet are very important. Many women that walk any distance bring tennis shoes for the walk and change into dress shoes once they arrive at their place of employment. When they do make that change, it’s not often that you’ll see them change into any type of high heel. It’s certainly not like it used to be when all women would be in the high heeled shoes. Today’s business world will see women wearing lower and fatter heels in order to protect their feet.

If attending an event such as a wedding or other banquet type party, the high heeled shoes make a grand return. Most women will wear them to complement their dresses. They will either match or contrast with the dress that they have chosen to wear.

Tennis shoes are a favorite when doing things like gardening,

Fashion, Art, and Gloria Vanderbilt

Well, fashion happens to be the biggest item in what we laughingly call “the civilized world” right now and it is the second-biggest business in New York City — bigger than philanthropy, theater, culture, skyscrapers — everything.

Fashion was happening last week at the New York Design Center where everybody went to see Gloria Vanderbilt’s beautiful art works. (I did love this show and it runs until Oct. 24 at 200 Lexington Avenue.) One of the works of art at this happening was Gloria herself, looking in her 80s better even than she looked in her 50s, 60s and 70s.

She was fabulous, kissing Diane von Furstenberg, who was murmuring of the beautiful collages: “I must have one of these.”

I won’t bother to list the many “somebodies” who attended, but my favorite of all was the designer Adolfo who used to make clothes for the likes of Nancy Reagan. He and I like to trade interesting, offbeat books usually seen only in the U.K.

I also enjoyed seeing Sam Peabody of the famous Massachusetts/N.Y. families, who put on a brown fedora when he left. He is the rare

5 Tips for Buying a Down Jacket

Down jackets have always been a popular type of jacket, especially in cold seasons and in places where the temperature is low most of the time. These jackets have a reputation for their good insulation ability, light weight, and durability. However, the quality of a down jacket needs to be good if its advantage is to be enjoyed to the maximum. In this guide, five tips are given to the female buyer to use when shopping for a down jacket to help her make a good purchase that will deliver the all the benefits of these jackets.

What is a Down Jacket?

A down jacket is a warm jacket that is filled with the soft feathers of a duck or goose, and the outer layer is usually made of materials like nylon or polyester. Down, the soft feathers mentioned, are usually taken from the breasts and wings of the duck or goose. Down is the material which provides the insulation that makes down jackets so warm, as they retain heat inside the jacket. Generally, the more fluffy the down is inside the jacket, the more air gets trapped inside the jacket, and the higher the ability of the jacket to keep out

How to Choose Good Clothes

Questions and Answers

Having good clothes can boost your attitude and give you a sense of importance. The first step to confidence is having self confidence and liking what you see in a mirror… clothes can help with this if worn properly.

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    Wear the right kind of clothes for your body. Good clothing often starts with the fit.

    • High collars shorten necks.
    • Tight tops with short sleeves and breast pockets are detracting from your figure.
    • Shoes with straps shorten your legs.
    • The torso can be shortened or narrowed with seam lines, belts, bows, and collars.
    • A short necklace can shorten your neck.
    • A scarf or belt that hangs down toward the legs will make the legs appear longer. Knitted texture, lace, floras, prints, and plaids can assist in creating an illusion.
    • Thicker vertical lines in plaids lengthens and slims.
    • Wear a larger print where you want people to look and smaller print where you do not want them to look.
    • An all over print can camouflage figure problems, but prints here and there can create a fuller you.
    • Prints around the neck and over the shoulder can make your shoulders appear

How to Choose Clothing by Style

Most women love to shop for clothing, but some get frustrated trying to determine what looks good on them, and they feel overwhelmed by the choices that are available. Choosing clothing by style is one way to make shopping more fun and less arduous. By getting a feel for what styles feel most comfortable and look most attractive, one can build a cohesive wardrobe full of pieces that are easily mixed and matched. This way, shopping sessions can be targeted; narrowing down potential pieces makes the shopping experience simpler and more satisfying.

With style in mind, avoiding unflattering clothes eventually becomes second-nature. It is also easy to imagine how potential pieces will work with other clothing. Otherwise, buying whatever looks good or seems popular may result in a bulging wardrobe of incongruous garments that cannot be put together with many other items, resulting in the classic “closet full of clothes and nothing to wear” syndrome. This guide will explain how to get organized for the next shopping session.

General Styles of Women’s Clothing

Fashion was not an issue for the majority of people until the 1900s, after the Industrial Revolution had taken hold. While the upper classes may have had some variety in

Fashion Tip: Dont Make These Fashion Mistakes

1. Wearing the Wrong Colours

To look your best wear clothing colours that will complement your skin. Wearing the wrong colors will make your skin appear sallow and lines and wrinkles will be more evident. The right colours will make you look more vibrant and healthy.

2. Wearing too much makeup

Too much makeup will make lines appear deeper and will create a harsh look. Keep makeup light for day and a little darker for evening. See a professional if you are unsure of makeup application techniques.

3. Wearing Clothes that are too small

Wearing clothes that fit too tightly will make you appear larger. Buy clothes by fit not by size.

4. Chipped nail polish

The idea of nail polish is to make your nails appear nicer. Chipped polish just brings attention to poor grooming.

5. An old-fashioned hairstyle or messy hair

Your hairstyle creates a first impression. From your hairstyle people will assume your education level, status, age etc. This doesn’t mean the judgments are correct – they happen instinctively. Make sure it doesn’t happen to you. Visit your hairstylist regularly.

6. Messy Shoes or wrong shoes for your outfit

Take care of your shoes they complete your look. Also pay attention that your complement your outfit.

7. Roots that

Top Tips for Buying Back-to-school Shoes

In the back-to-school rush shoe shops all over the country are heaving with parents and children intent on buying back-to-school shoes.

Yet many school children are wearing shoes that are too small, despite the risk of deformity and injury associated with ill-fitting shoes. Before parents splash out on expensive school shoes, The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists offers a checklist for choosing the right children’s shoes.

Checklist for choosing the right children’s shoes:

  • Avoid slip on shoes. Choose shoes with laces, straps or Velcro fastenings, which act like a seatbelt in a car, holding the shoe onto the foot. Be wary of the current fashion for girl’s ballet style pumps which lack support to the inner border of the foot and provide no shock absorption.
  • Ask if the assistant is a trained shoe fitter and, if not, if one is on the premises. Always have both feet measured for length and width. Shoes that are the wrong size can damage a growing foot.
  • A newly fitted shoe should be approximately a finger’s width longer than the longest toe to allow for growth and elongation of the foot when walking.
  • Trainers are foot friendly as long as feet are measured, however, many trainers are

Clothes That Flatter Every Body

Fashion comes and goes, but style is timeless. The best way to always look your stylish best is to learn which silhouettes flatter your body type. When you highlight your assets, you’ll feel more confident and your beauty will radiate from within. So whether you’ve recently lost weight or just want to update your wardrobe for a fresh, new look, read on for some shopping rules that will make your trip to the mall fun and successful.

How to Figure Out Your Body Type
To figure out what type of body you have, stand in front of a full-length mirror. Imagine drawing a line around yourself on the glass. What shape is left behind? Most women are one of 4 common body types: pear, apple, hourglass or rectangle.

Your Body Type: Pear Shape
If you have a smaller bust and arms, a well-defined waist and tend to carry weight in your hips, butt and thighs, you’re probably a pear shape. This body type is the most common, so it should be easier for you to find clothing that flatters your figure! When dressing for a pear-shaped body, you should try adding a bit more volume up top by choosing pieces that

Men, fashion addicts and a sexist sneaker culture

The front rows at menswear shows are, as one might expect, dominated by male editors and retailers, stylists and celebrities. And during New York Fashion Week: Men’s, which played out in the Big Apple earlier this week, if you looked down at their feet, you will have seen a single line of painstakingly selected, shamelessly expensive, overtly fetishised sneakers.

Sneakers have allowed men to flourish as peacocks – changing the mood and quickly adding flair to tailored suits, skinny jeans, baggy leggings and even tuxedos..

Sneaker-holics

In recent years, men have eased into all manner of new, flamboyant plumage by way of an accessory that is firmly embedded in the quintessential cliches of sports, athleticism and masculinity. Sneakers are entrenched in the cult of boys, so much so that they occupy a different status than