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Looking for Fashion Size Plus

If you are looking for fashion size plus then you are not the only one. Hundreds of searches take place every day on-line to find trendy stylish clothes for women with a fuller figure.

Remember size 16 is now the most popular fashion size plus, therefore women with voluptuous figures want to dress to impress and buy clothes which make them feel good.

Listed here are tips make you look good when you have a fuller figure.

1. Buy your correct fashion size not the size you wish you were. You will look and feel much slimmer when you wear clothes which fit you properly. Wearing clothes which are shapeless and baggy will make you look bigger. Wearing clothes which are too tight will show case all your lumps and bumps.

2. Underwear counts, a bra that fits you across the back and in the cup size will make will look slimmer. 80% of women wear the wrong size and ill fitting bra. It is important to get measured every six months, wearing the correct size will lift and tuck, it is an instant breast job. You will also give your waist more definition.

3. Avoid stretchy fabrics they will cling to all the wrong places.

4. Posture, standing straight with your shoulders pulled back can add a couple of inches to your height.

5. Wearing the one colour tone will make you look slimmer, dark colours will give the impression of a slimmer you.

6. Keep up to date with the latest styles and trends, stuffy clothing are usually associated with age and larger ladies.

7. Add colour with shoes, belts, over sized handbags, scarves and jewelery.

Fashion School Tips For an Ultra Chic

Who wants a Cosmo? With “Sex and the City 2” hitting theatres, it’s time to get “carrie’d away” with the girls for a “Sex and the City” bash. Our fashion school experts have some party ideas to make your celebration particularly stylish and fun. So dial up the glamour and find your inner Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda with these oh so fashionable SATC party tips. Oh, and Mr. Big’s not invited.

Dress like your favorite character. A big part the fun of “Sex and the City” is the glorious fashion design. Each of the show’s women has her distinctive style, so channel your favorite character and work it! All you Carries out there might mix an avant-garde piece with a vintage find; try a men’s vest and tie; or wear a tank top and tutu like Sarah Jessica Parker wears during the opening credits. Samantha’s wardrobe is bold and sexy: vivid colors, animal prints and figure-hugging tops are at the top of her fashion list. She’s also all about the accessories, like big hoop earrings, designer bags and dramatic hats. If you’re more of the Charlotte type, think Park Avenue Princess: either a classic A-line dress, a matching sweater set, or a plaid or hounds tooth jacket. Then finish off the look with a headband and a string of pearls. And for you Mirandas, you can either go with a chic business suit or a sleek evening dress. (But don’t go for Miranda’s harried mom look with baby food stains on her sweatshirt.)

Do a fashion show/clothes swap. One of the highlights of the first “Sex and the City” movie was when Carrie put on a fashion show for her friends, trying on all her old outfits from her closet, and getting a “yay” or “nay” for each piece. Recreate the fun of that scene with your own fashion show. Ask each guest to bring two or three outfits they no longer want, and have clothes swap at the party. When someone finds a garment she might want, she tries it on, sashays down a “runway,” and everyone else plays fashion design critic, deciding whether she should take it or not. Any clothes not taken by the end of the party can be donated to a thrift shop.

Decorate with style. For that “Sex and the City” vibe, decorate your party with items that pay tribute to the show. Place shopping bags and shoe boxes on tables as an homage to Carrie. Do an all-white theme with white balloons and white fabric swagged everywhere like Carrie’s swanky book party. Celebrate everything New York with subway maps and “I Love NY” posters. Or even put Post-It notes with memorable “Sex and the City” quotes all around the party for a tongue-in-cheek reminder of the way Berger broke up with Carrie.

Food and drinks. Of course you must serve Cosmopolitans and Appletinis, but make sure you use real martini glasses, not plastic cups. Would Samantha ever drink out of a plastic cup? We think not. As for food, Chinese take-out is not only easy, it’s all Miranda ever ate. Or serve sushi, Samantha’s cuisine of choice (and the subject of a funny and memorable scene) from the first movie. As for dessert, even if you can’t have Carrie’s favorite cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery, mini cupcakes with pink frosting from your local bakeshop will have your guests in sugar heaven.

Goodie bags. Send your “Sex and the City” party guests off in style with goodie bags containing little bottles of bath and body products, chocolate, and even DVDs of the show. For the bags themselves, find inexpensive cosmetics bags or small purses and glue on an obviously fake designer label on them to pay homage to the episode in which Samantha dragged Carrie to go shopping for Fendi handbag knockoffs.

With a “Sex and the City” shindig this fun, your guests will be clamoring for another sequel – to the movie and your party.

abulous Fashion Revival Tips

In the fashion world of reality have you never noticed how latest trendy fashion designs what clothe boutique shop mannequins – duplicate creations designed decades ago. If your keen eye espied this, then does this not tell you something? Yes that’s right, the clothes mum and granny wore in their hey-day could have you after a few minor alterations be the envy of all your friends. A rummage in the closet of the grey haired or blue rinse relative can save you time and money.

Revival of fashion rejuvenates from flower power hippie bell bottoms into flares. The bolero jacket turns box coat, and back on the scene with vengeance the pointed shoe once referred to as the “winkle picker,” oh and not forgetting the square toed “chisel”. I ask who is responsible for such unappealing names. Mind you back in the days of the Beatles the mention of winkle picker was so desirable it was like music to your ears. In reality chic trendy fashion items are not changing with the times – only the name.

Being fashionable is not about designer labels but the actual design of the outfit itself. The style layout is fashion and not the designer. Think about it, Versace and Gucci have been around for years so nothing fresh or new here, only what they create. The huge demand for fake designer labels is saving the fashion conscious a lot of money. Why pay through the nose for something you can not see or the person you wish to impress. Designer tags are sewn on the inside of most garments. Is there a reason for this? Could it be the shame of charging extortionate prices?

Save pennies today and salvage moms clothing donation for the local jumble sale. Bargain buys come in a multitude of choice from local charity shops and car boot sales. Some folk embarrass easily over wearing another`s cast offs (second hand) and this is understandable. If you can swallow your pride then a cycle wash with fabric softener will have the garment smelling fresh and looking like new leaving you with spare coppers in your pocket. Remember not all items for sale in second hand shops, are second hand.

Why not consider designing your own clothes and create a new image for yourself. Set your own trend/style. Fashion is determined by your way of thinking. If you think something is nice you wear it and vice versa. In saying that we have those regardless of how hideous they look in an outfit continues to strut the walk looking like a freak.

If you follow particular fashion behaviours then make sure they compliment “you” and your shape. If you choose to ignore this advice then be warned

Take heed of the fashion reminder “What goes around comes around” Remember moms’ clothes were once chic and fashionable so why not again. Fashion is about attitude and if positive is in there somewhere, better still for recreating. If the golden oldies attire is not for you then try spice up other garments regardless of which person it belongs too.

1. Neck ties or any kind of neck adornment like scarves, chokers, boot laces and tastefully twisted rope can make a huge impact on how a plain dress/blouse looks. Dickie bows and cravats are fabulous finishing accessories.

2. Bring out the calling in colours – let them shout. Clash colours if you want to get noticed. Stripy shorts and polka dot tights (green red yellow) whatever your preference in colour will turn heads.

3. Use colourful ribbon to make a flash impression. Get it out of your head (excuse the pun) that ribbons are solely for the hair.

4. Tights and socks with funky inexpensive bits and bobs sewn on create an affective finish.

5. Liven up old belts with sequins, bows, studs, chains, rhinestone, pearls or beads

Anyone can revive their wardrobe by recycling their clothing.

1. A long skirt can be shortened. Short skirts can have layers added e.g. ra ra style, tassels or fringe.

2. Remove dress or blouse sleeves to create a sleeveless one. If a dress has pockets embroider with fancy stitching or sew on flower motifs.

3. Not familiar with a needle and cotton that’s okay, you can purchase fusing and permanent glue products for many tasks.

4. Feathers are fabulous and fancy and glue easy.

5. Leave your mark on a pair of plain slacks by running a satin strip down the leg, waist or hem. Cheap inexpensive trims can add oomph, sparkle and elegance and can be obtained from craft and fabric stores.

If you can knit then take advantage of this trait and knit a shawl or woollies i.e. sweater or scarf and decorate with a brooch or other type decorative pin.

It is simple to accessorize with a brooch. The brooch can be pinned to one side of your neckline towards a sleeve or in the middle of your neckline highlighting the bust. Gather the material and attach the brooch to your bra strap. This creates a unique neckline and offers a wide range of possibilities for clothing items. Fashion magazines are a fine source for ideas. The finest craftsmen in the world who work on gems and Jewelry are Indian’s, and look how they present themselves at the time of a tribal war dance.

Good fashion sense tells us not to go over our budget and that we don’t want to wear the same outfit over and over, hence more reason to be able to create. It is best to find a look that best suits your personality. Not all trendy fashion designs are created for each individual, individually, so therefore you must feel comfortable before you can feel stylish.

Spring Men s Fashion

I wouldn’t say that I’m one of those miserable people, who seem so put out by the winter season but I sure am glad when we see the back of it! Don’t get me wrong, the winter isn’t entirely unbearable however it can be a bit boring when you’re trying to look as stylish as possible.

Winter style is good but when you’re limited to knitwear and coats so thick you risk looking like the kid out of Home Alone; it can get a bit mundane. With the spring however, although the weather isn’t 100% warm, the ability to ditch the countless layers and where something other than brown can be quite refreshing to say the least.

Whether you’re into your fashion like me, whether you try to keep up with the latest trends as much as possible or you just go with the flow; the coming spring season brings with it an endless number of style opportunities. You don’t have to be completely outlandish in your style choices but this spring there is no reason why you cannot look like a well-groomed gentleman that knows exactly what he’s doing.

Ready to get a bit braver with your wardrobe choices; here are the top tips to keep in mind this season…

    • Runway – The 2015 Spring/Summer runway shows have been inspired by the 70’s. I’m talking lots of denim, bright ombre colours and some very brave print’s. These look great on the runway and have really got people talking but complete looks might not work so well for the average Joe. Whether one of the trends appeal to you or all of them do, try not to dive straight in, take it a step at a time and mix and match. In an attempt to look exactly like a runway show you could end up attracting attention for all the wrong reasons.
    • Shape – There are a lot of great items that both high street and men’s designer labels will have available but you have to remember that not every item will work for every man. Again tying in with the above point, don’t overdo anything just because you’ve seen it on the runway. Perhaps consider trying one thing at a time and see how you feel; particularly if it’s a new material and fit that you’re not used to. From skinny denim jeans to tight tees and tailored short jackets; not every style suits every man so practice and get used to what your body type best.
  • Invest – I love high street brands but whatever the season I always try to ensure that I invest in at least one designer pair of shoes. It seems a bit much but what helps a man’s style stand above the rest is the quality of his footwear. From quality footwear for the office to a pair of stylish trainers or brogue’s that I know I’ll use all summer; whatever the season and whatever my personal style choices; investing in the right quality footwear can help me stay a step above the rest.

With spring around the corner, you don’t have to be a style guru to know that now is the time to really bring your wardrobe to life. From embracing the latest trends, to sticking to what suits you best, to always ensuring that you always have lasting quality in your choices; fashion is always unpredictable but by staying one step ahead, you can ensure that whatever season arrives, you’re style always leads the way.