Hot Plus Looks For Spring And Summer

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Color is hot for spring and summer, so consider getting out of the darks and into some brighter looks.  Fashion runways and plus size fashions are seeing more pops of bold colors.  Today's plus clothing designed around a real woman's body in mind, so wearing color has never been easier.  Many lines are designed with lycra, which enables women to move and be comfort, while at the same time being able to wear the form fitting fashions that are fashionable.

One way of getting the brighter looks of the spring and summer is to wear colored jeans.  Colored jeans come in all kinds of widths, ranging from wide-leg, skinny, straight or boot cut.

The jeans should fit snugly without being too tight, Overly tight jeans often detract from a womans body than easy fitting jeans.  If you are looking to buy the strech jeans, buy one size up.  Don't wear them like pantyhose, but rather a bit loose.  Pantylines shouldn't show.

Every gal needs one pair of dark wash jeans in her closet.  Dark wash jeans can look professional, and also have a slimming effect to the body. Bootcut will always balance out a heavier top.  While the skinny leg jeans are really hot, they also need the right pair of shoes to pull them off.  Consider heels, or strippy shoes with tapered leg jeggings, or jeans.

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Pulling off ‘Skinny’ Looks

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There are a lot of different styles out there that plus sized women think they can’t pull off. But you are wrong ladies! Believe it or not, most of these ‘skinny’ styles look better on a woman with curves. Here are 3 looks that you can pull off with the right help:

Skinny jeans

Before you roll your eyes, stop and think why you may think this is a bad look for you? Some think it draws attention to the width of your legs and/or hips and stomach. False. It’s all about pairing the skinny jeans with the right shoe and the right top. Try pairing your skinny jeans with a slender knee high boot or a dainty sandal or flat. The smaller the shoe looks the better. Your top should be flowy in all the right places and hug you at your skinny parts. So if you tend to be skinnier around your rib cage, find tops that fit tighter in that area. Off the shoulder sweaters and tops are a great break up for the skinny jean look too.

Maxiskirts

Maxi skirts can create a slimmer waistline, if done correctly. Depending on where you place your skirt and depending on your body type, you can be at risk of looking larger than you are. If you are hippy and thicker up higher, wear your maxi up higher. Depending on the look you are going for you may want to pair your skirt with a wide and chunky belt with a tucked in fitted top. Be careful of wearing a top that is too oversized, it may create a large silhouette than you want. Stand in front of the mirror and play with the location that you put the skirt waistline; lower on the hip could be best for your shape or high-just depends. You make the call.

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Strapless dresses

Most people agree that one of the prettiest places on a woman is her shoulders. Your shoulders typically age last and create a sexy and feminine look when shown off. Don’t skip strapless dresses because feel insecure. All you need is a strong and supportive strapless bra and confidence. Stand up straight, with your shoulders back and your chin up. Show off your beautiful shoulders and be proud of them!

Don’t let yourself doubt be the reason you won’t try a cute trend that you love. Take the time to make the trend work best for your body. Alter to fit your figure and show off your best assets. Don’t forget the confidence and you have yourself an awesome look!

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Finding Rings That Complement Your Fingers

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Whether you are considering wedding bands with your beloved or you are simply looking for some fashionable rings for yourself, you'll of course want the rings that look best on you! Take a moment to consider what rings are going to flatter your fingers, and what factors you need to keep in mind. Choosing the rings that look best on you simply takes a small amount of time and knowledge regarding what is out there.

Longer Fingers and Bands

People with longer fingers have it fairly easy, as they can choose a band of nearly any width. When choosing a ring, start by looking at how much real estate it takes up on the length of your finger. If you have a wide band but short fingers, you'll find that it is very easy to overwhelm your hand. Unless you want a ring that creates the illusion of reaching from knuckle to knuckle, choose something with a something with a slimmer band if you have short fingers.

Short Fingers and Marquise Cut Stones

When you are looking for a ring that will help you make your fingers look a little longer, consider choosing a ring with a marquise-cut stone. Marquise cut stones are essentially tapered ovals with sharp points, and while you want to avoid a very thin one if your fingers are wide, you will find that this shape makes your fingers look quite elegant. Remember that a good marquise cut diamond has far more length than width; choose one that is on the skinnier side.

Round Stones, Wide Hands

When you want to wear a ring with a round stone elegantly, you should ideally have wide hands. Wind hands do quite well with stones that are round, or which generally have their largest point being on the horizontal axis. Heart-shaped stones and pear-shaped stones also do quite well when you are someone with wide hands, regardless of how long your fingers are.

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Oval: The Universal Choice

When you are looking for a great ring that will suit you no matter what your hand and finger shape is, consider the oval. A plain oval stone is a great choice for every type of hand; all that you have to do is to tailor it to yours. Make sure that if you have narrow fingers that you do not let the oval stone overwhelm your hand.

Large Hands

If you have large hands, you want to make sure that your ring does not look small and insignificant. The larger your hands are, the bigger your rings should be, both in band width and with regards to the size of the stone. If you are someone with larger hands and you want to buy a diamond, consider a stone that is at least one carat in weight.

Try Them On

The best way to find out which rings look best on you is simply to try them on. Slide a ring on your finger, look away, and then glance back at the ring on your hand out of the corner of your eye. This will give you the general impression that people will have of the ring as you go by, and you can judge from there. Consider what effect the ring has on your hand. Does it make your hand look longer or shorter, wider or narrower? The think about whether that impression is one that you like.

Choose the rings that look best on you!

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Should I Wear High Waisted or Normal Jeans?

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Fashion runways and women's closets are seeing more and more high waisted jeans in recent years.  Today's high waisted jeans are cut with a real woman's body in mind.  Many contain a small amount of lycra for comfort, and hit right at a woman's natural waistline rather than above.  They come in all kinds of widths, ranging from wide-leg, skinny, straight or boot cut.  These jeans are being worn by all body shapes and sizes.   The idea behind wearing them successfully can be summed up in one word: balance.

Fit

Extra fabric at the bottom of a high waisted jean can balance out the extra fabric at the top.  Therefore, unless a woman is very tall and thin, the boot cut, boyfriend or slave-leg jean bottom gives a more balanced look.

Proper fit is crucial to successfully carrying off the high waisted jean look.  The top of the jean should rise above the curve of the hip and lightly grip it, while the waist rests immediately below the belly button.  Pay particular attention to the fit through the hips and inseams.

The jeans should fit snugly without being too tight, and fall from the natural waistline to the tops of the feet just below the ankle bone.  Zipped jeans can give a nice, smooth appearance.  However, if button front jeans are chosen, they should fit well and not bulge open in front.  This can sometimes mean choosing jeans in a size larger so that the button mechanism will lie flat, and having them taken in by a tailor, if necessary.

Color and Pockets

Like other styles of jeans, the high waisted variety comes in a plethora of colors.  The most figure flattering jeans come in a dark wash.  Dark blue denim or black are the standard slenderizing colors, but other colors can work also.   Large, flat hip pockets can do a lot visually to minimize the excess fabric on the backsides of high waisted jeans.  Invisible slit pockets on the sides work well, also.  The point is to give a nice visual effect without adding excess bulk.  Therefore, fill pockets sparingly, if at all.

Blouses

The choice of a blouse can greatly affect the way high waisted jeans do their magic on a woman's figure.  This look definitely calls for the blouse to be tucked in.   To elongate the figure, one should create a continuous line from head to toe.  Plus size women look better in a singular, or near-match color worn on top and bottom.  Accessories such as scarves, thin belts or even vests or sweaters in contrasting colors work well, so long as they do not break the line created by the blouse and jeans.

Tall, thin women can successfully wear contrasting colored blouses or small patterns with high waisted jeans.  In both cases, it is better to choose a blouse that is constructed of thinner fabric that can be tucked into the jeans without bulk.  Avoid thick ribbing and other heavily textured or thick fabrics that might bunch up under the waistband.  Body suits work very well with high waisted jeans.

Shoes

Beloved for their ability to elongate the torso and minimize the waist, high waisted jeans should always be worn with appropriate footwear.  Making the correct shoe selections for wear with high waisted jeans depends on one's height and weight.  Taller women should opt for low-heeled or flat shoes, and women who are on the short side, look better in higher heels to balance out the look.

Byline:  Suzie Whitworth writes on everything from clothing, style, and finances, to insurance comparison free at Kanetix.

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How to Add Style to Your Office Fashion

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In a world of casual Fridays and Silicon Valley office cultures where employees get to play at work, the shoes your wear to work can overshadow efforts to put your best foot forward. On the one hand, workplaces have begun to embrace personal style and adopt a more casual outlook. On the other hand, there's no new normal and traditional clothing can seem just that --traditional. While there's more to your talent than meets the eye, you've got to dress the part to succeed at work. Try these tips to combine practical clothing choices with personal style successfully.

Think Professional:

Your HR manual may have some workplace style guidelines, so mine them for clues on what to wear. For your first day, wear a professional outfit such as a suit or trousers, a nice blouse and a blazer. This might feel stiff, but you do want to make a good impression. On day one, size up your office mates. Pay attention to how managers dress as well as to what your peer employees wear. Are people wearing color or neutrals? Do women wear the latest fashions? What type of jewelry do your peers wear?

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Certain staple pieces never go out of style, so investing in these makes sense. Think cardigans, turtleneck sweaters, pencil skirts and black high heels. By adding traditional basics to your wardrobe, you have a fallback plan for work wear. Consider adding in dresses in neutral colors that fall just above the knee. It can be tempting to pick out the latest style, such as chevron, or the color of the year, emerald green. But will these dresses age well? A trendy color might not be right for all industries, not might it work six months down the road. Investing in neutrals makes good financial sense.

Add Flair:

Here's where you get to showcase personal style and incorporate trends. That basic shift dress? Add a statement necklace to stand out or accent with an emerald scarf to give your look a burst of color. Top the dress with a cardigan to stay warm and try some fashion boots to cover your feet.

When it comes to flair, you've got to take the office temperature before you get too creative. You might think that leopard print's a neutral and it pairs so well with your LBD, but your boss might think it gives clients the wrong impression. Still, incorporating accessories wisely demonstrates that you pay attention to current trends, spend time thinking about your outfit and know how to appear pulled together.

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By dressing for the office, you demonstrate that you want to join its corporate culture. More importantly, you can bluff your way to success by looking the part. By looking like that lawyer or stockbroker, you can give yourself the confidence boost you need to let go of fears and doubts and succeed on behalf of your firm or your client. In this, your peers are your allies. If you're preparing for a board presentation or attending a conference on behalf of work, don't be afraid to ask a more experience colleague for tips on what to wear.

Lastly, dress for the job you want to have and not the one you have. By putting yourself together, you demonstrate to others that you take work seriously, you believe in yourself and you are a professional. Style alone won't get you a promotion, but it will pave the way for you to rise to the top through your hard work.

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Lindsey Harper Mac is an Indianapolis native with a knack for finding the perfect shoe for any outfit. In her spare time, she enjoys blogging on behalf of Sears and other brands she loves.

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Dooney and Bourke Handbags have always remained to be one of the most fashionable "it" bags to own. Dooney and Bourke have had a signature leather bag with outstanding accenting cording through the years which many people find attractive.  I can easily pick up a bag from the 80's and wear it today because their styles through out the years have remained timeless. I cannot say that easily about other brands as I do Bourke. You simply cannot go wrong with a Dooney and Bourke Handbag.

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The Three Types of Men’s Suits

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When you think about suits for men you usually picture a standard black suit. However there are actually three types of men’s suits that are common. These suits can flatter different body shapes and make a man of any size look stylish.

The English Cut

· Little to no padding on shoulders
· Thin lapels
· Tapered sides
· Flap pockets
· Two vents
The English Cut suit is perfect to give a man a slimming and lengthening look. However it must be tailored to fit correctly. The two vents allow for a wide range of motion.

The Italian Cut

· Very padded shoulders
· Wide lapels
· Tapered waist
· Slash pockets
· No vents

The Italian Cut suit is also known as the European Cut and was created to produce a dramatic inverted triangle shape by playing up men’s wide shoulders and small waists. The Italian Cut is fashionable and powerful and fits many shapes. However due to its lack of vents it restricts mobility.

The American Cut

· Moderate shoulder padding
· Medium lapels
· Slightly tapered waist
· Flap or slash pockets
· One vent

A happy medium between the English and Italian Cut suits, the American Cut suit has a roomy waist and overall boxy look that gives it a casual flare. It is comfortable to wear and fits well on men who are wide around the middle. However it is the less stylish alternative and is often called a “sack suit”.

Depending on the man’s shape, any of these three suit styles could be an option. From sleek and slim, to powerful, to casual and easy to wear, these three suit options allow for any shape to be flattered.

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Kelsey is the editor in chief for findananny. She loves to write article and ideas that parents & nannies would be interested in hearing. She helps society on giving information about nannies through www.findananny.net. She is a professional writer & loves writing on anything.

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In the fashion industry, designers traditionally produce sample clothing in sizes zero to four. So, any model larger than that—size six and up—falls into the “plus-sized” category. As our culture shifts to embrace different body types and celebrate individuality, and as more and more women find themselves shopping for larger sizes, curvy, plus-sized models are increasingly in demand in an industry that once belonged only to the super-skinny.

Industry Change

The fashion industry is growing and changing to accommodate today’s bigger waistlines. According to a 2012 National Center for Health Statistics data brief, almost 41 million American women age 20 and older are considered obese. That’s a lot of women shopping in the plus-sized department. As retailers struggle to combat the effects of today’s recession, they can no longer afford to ignore this huge market segment. Many retailers are opening specialty stores that cater to larger-sized women and use plus-sized models exclusively in their advertising campaigns and promotional events. For example, H&M recently launched Fashion to Figure, The Limited created Eloquii, and Hot Topic opened its Torrid shops. There’s even an annual Full Figured Fashion Week in New York City.

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Branching Out

It’s not just plus-sized brands that are employing plus-sized models. Curvy girls have gone mainstream in recent years. They regularly appear on the pages of fashion magazines as part of special columns and features about fashion for larger women, like Marie Claire’s regularly appearing “Big Girl in a Skinny World”. In 2009, Glamour famously printed nude photos of plus-sized models to an overwhelmingly positive reader response. Some of fashion’s top designers are using larger models now, too. Robyn Lawley, a gorgeous size 12 who’s graced the covers of French Elle and Vogue Italia, just signed on to become the first plus-sized model at the center of a Ralph Lauren campaign.

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Talent Management

Many top modeling agencies now maintain plus-sized divisions in order to meet the industry’s growing demand for different body types. The W Curve division of Wilhelmina Models boasts talent that’s appeared on runways, in French and American Vogue, and in Cover Girl ads. There are also a growing number of boutique modeling agencies that manage only plus-sized talent, like IPM Model Management, whose models have worked for designers like Calvin Klein and Michael Kors and graced the pages of Glamour and Essence magazines. An April 2012 press release from La Mode Modeling Academy in London states, “there are lots of companies promoting fashion shows which require plus-size models and we've seen a surge in demand over recent months.” They attribute this trend to a culture that’s “all about keeping it real” and companies promoting clothes that can be worn by average-sized women.

Caveat

While today’s culture celebrating body-type diversity and the ability for consumers to voice their opinions through web sites and social media have undoubtedly increased the demand for plus-sized models who more accurately represent today’s women, PLUS Model Magazine warns that plus-sized is being downsized. The magazine notes that a decade ago, the average plus-sized model was between a size 12 and 18, but today, most agencies’ plus-sized girls are between sizes six and 14, still smaller than the average woman. So, while the demand for larger models is definitely on the upswing, only time will tell just how big will be considered beautiful in the modeling world of tomorrow.

Byline

This article was written by Ty Whitworth, a freelance writer based in Santa Monica, CA, for the team at monifc.com; be sure to visit them to view their plus size clothing and other items.

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What to Wear for New Year’s Eve

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Fashion-forward men and women will be rummaging through items on shelves of clothing shops in search for the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit. With big plans, a large gathering of friends and high expectations for a hefty cover fee, the outfit that you style has to look expensive. Get a tasteful and chic look without paying a fortune when you follow the steps below. With only a few days before the big night, nothing will shine brighter than you and your smile knowing that you got a great deal on your outfit!

New Year’s Eve Outfits for Women

There is no prerequisite stating that you have to wear a dress for your New Year’s Eve event though some high-class clubs and restaurants do have a dress code. Ringing in the New Year should be done in style. Whether you choose a classic red dress, a little black dress or jeans and heels, the most important thing to consider is comfort.

1. Cocktail dress

Wearing a classic white dress is definitely fitting around the holiday season. If you are looking to stand out, white is the color for you. Add blush or bronzer to give your skin a sun kissed glow and finish off the look with nude lipstick.

Last year, Kim Kardashian rang in the New Year with a fitting white dress, black necklace and silver stilettos. This look was simple yet stunning and is easily attainable.

Try accessorizing with jewelry that makes a statement if you are wearing a modest dress. Simple and inexpensive looks can be made extravagant with the right necklace.

Avoid mix matching patterns and colors which can lead to a jumbled and unorganized feel.

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2. Sequins & Glitter

Color combinations are often worn to reflect the changing season and during the New Year, it’s normal to see a full sequin dress being fashioned by multiple people. This is due in large part to the first image that pops into everyone’s mind when thinking of New Year’s Eve; the countdown to the infamous ball drop. Looking to shine bright and catch the eyes of those counting down to 2013? Incorporate sequin or glitter into your look like Nicole Richie who rocked a gold sequin dress with black heels and tights.

Try wearing a sleek sequin skirt with a solid print top. If sequin is not your ideal attire, try adding a touch of glitter to your inner eyes or a cute pair of glitter heels.

Avoid wearing glitter and sequin together. Too much of anything is never a good thing.

3. Casual, Cute

Not everyone feels comfortable in a dress and in early January, a cute dress with sleeves can be hard to find. A fitting pair of jeans with heels or boots might be a more suitable look for you. Try a pair of dark skinny jeans with black boots and a black top. Pair this with an oversized necklace and blazer and voila, your look will be complete.

Try incorporating color to the mix. Wearing a dark outfit will give you a sleek look and is found to give you a more slim appearance but big bright lips will really pop!

Avoid sporting the “jumpsuit” look and use tones that are slightly different.

Author Bio:

This guest post was written by guest blogger, Frank Bonati, contributor to the up-and-coming fashion blog vencerny.com. As a native New Yorker and freelance fashion writer, Frank knows that everybody has a style reflective of their own unique personality. With a love for street wear and an appreciation for looking good on a modest budget, Frank writes about his knowledge of fashion, offering advice for how to look great at all times.

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