Stockings - Always Fashionable

Stockings - Always Fashionable

Cartier – A Luxury Brand With Character

Cartier – A Luxury Brand With Character

Engagement Ring Trends

Engagement Ring Trends

Ways to Wear a Sweater

Sweaters are probably some of the most versatile clothing items and the best thing about them is the fact that they can be worn with almost anything. You can put a sweater over a shirt, over a T-shirt, even over a dress if it’s a bit chilly outside.

Wearing a sweater under a jacket is a great solution for a cool season look. Make sure that you match the color of the sweater with your jacket, so if you have a dark colored jacket and pants, you can put a bit of color on your look and choose a bright sweater, like a red sweater that would be sexy and feminine.

If you have a sweater vest you can wear it over another blouse that is too revealing or to create a beautiful combination between two different patterns.  You can also wear it on its own if you like.

With a pull-over sweater you can create a lot of looks. If the sweater has a big collar you can change it in many ways. You can leave it as it is and it will give you a casual look, perfect for any occasion. You can pull the collar down and reveal your shoulders for a sexy date look and match it with a long beaded necklace. There’s also a way you can make a hood out of your sweater; just pull it over your head and use a safety pin to keep it in place. You can also roll the collar inside to make it look like a scarf and accentuate the neck area.

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Wedding Dress History

The story of the most researched and thought of fashion item for many women is perhaps an opportunity to pause and remember why the wedding dress is so special. The wedding gown has always been a traditional piece of clothing especially created for the ceremony marking the transition from single to married. This custom has evolved over the centuries according to cultural influences, fashion trends and religious beliefs. We know for example that in the Roman Empire, the bride was already wearing a white dress adorned with a veil and a wreath of orange blossoms. The Catholic Church has also taken up and continued the tradition making the white robe a symbol of purity and virginity.

However, in Europe, it was not until the late nineteenth century that the wedding dress found such uses as before that time, women got married in colored dresses, especially for financial reasons. With workers and peasants, the bride used to choose a color so that she could wear the dress on other occasions. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, brides were wearing dresses in earth colors that symbolized fertility or maturity.

white wedding dress

The marriage of Queen Victoria in Britain had a great influence in the world of wedding gowns fashion when the Queen cut with tradition by deciding to wear a white dress to symbolize purity and virginity. She chose a simple, white satin dress, trimmed with lace with a long veil and wore as hair decoration a wreath of orange blossoms. Since then, it became a rule to copy the style of the royal wedding gowns.

This romantic Victorian style temporarily disappeared during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries either because of fashion trends or because of the economical difficulties caused by the Second World War. The long dress definitively came back into fashion in 1947 when Christian Dior created his New Look style.

Photo Credit: Constantin Butuc Studio, Royal.uk

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Loafers

Shy in 2017, the loafers were not able to convince the crowds. Worn today by famous models on the runway, the slip-on shoes are given a second chance. But nobody knows yet if they will be elected “trend of the year”. For the moment, they accomplish the three compulsory criteria: a passage on the catwalk, a spotlight, a famous name tag attached to them.

Their history starts with Prince Albert (Queen Victoria’s husband) who wanted comfortable, but at the same time elegant indoor shoes. Several fashion houses (Foster and Son, Bowhill and Elliott) started to manufacture this type of shoes and kept the model in their catalogs for decades.Then, during the twentieth century, with the beginning of globalization, Americans discovered loafers and adopted them up to the Kennedy family. On TV, celebrities used to give their shows or make their public appearances proudly wearing this new kind of shoes. At that time, few women seem to follow the trend.

After many years of popularity in the USA, but also in Europe as comfortable walking shoes, loafers are currently struggling to come back into fashion and impose themselves as an elegant asset. Indeed, in late 2008 and especially in the fall of 2009, loafers, moccasins and other flat, simple, chic and closed footwear re-emerged on the shelves. Major brands have quickly proposed “luxury” and “design” versions of slippers or loafers, appropriate for city wear and to modern times.

Frustrated in 2017, the loafers prepare their blow for the 2018 spring-summer trend. They can already be seen on the feet of fashion queens and they are the new IT-shoes to adopt. They are a real specimen. Neither moccasins, nor actually slippers, loafers are both stylish and comfortable outdoor footwear that go with all styles and for all situations. Improved version of ballet flats or a reviewed style of moccasins, loafers combine elegance and comfort. A wide range of models are available in fluorescent colors, zebra, leopard or glitter so that we do not know where to turn and what to choose.

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The Color Trends To Follow

Every season is represented by a range of colors which are the base of every design. These trends eventually become the defining factors in every season and knowing what colors to look for is a major plus when shopping for new fashionable clothes. Maybe the first thing that stands out about spring/summer color trends is the lack of black. While brown or grey can still work, it is recommended to go for clothes with a bit more color.

Colors such as pink, yellow, red and other bright combinations will take over the streets in the spring of 2018 as they already did in the most prestigious catwalks.

Earthy colors like ochres, oranges and copper tones are a great choice for those that want to feel in touch with nature and also look fashionable at the same time. Every outfit in these colors will look amazing under the summer sun and fashion designers have already given a glimpse of Earth inspires styles for 2018.

Another color trend worth mentioning for spring 2018 is flower patterns. With so many bright colors available, it is only normal to expect a lot of flowers this season in various combinations and on comfortable high-quality materials.

Soft colors are a great choice and they are very easy to wear. Feminine designs are simply perfect for this summer so make sure you have the right styles. Once you know the colors to look for, it can be quite easy to find the perfect clothes and accessories for a fun and colorful year.

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How To Avoid Being A Fashion Victim

Being a fashion victim is not something you should be proud of and usually these women are ridiculed not only by people who don’t follow the trends but also by those who do. It is a fine line between being very fashionable and being a fashion victim.

Be original – The first rule when it comes to being fashionable is having something to show that represents yourself. It doesn’t matter if you are extremely trendy or not, being yourself is probably the most fashionable thing because everybody is unique and expressing that uniqueness is what fashion is all about.

Be trendy – It’s good to be trendy but don’t wear anything that doesn’t fit you or looks really wrong on you. It’s better to dress in clothes that aren’t fashionable and look good rather than extremely trendy clothes that just emphasize the negative parts of your body. So, make sure that you don’t become a victim of fashion trends and just end up looking terrible for the sake of being fashionable.

Don’t forget about accessories – Accessories are extremely important and can make an outfit look cool in an instant and without much money invested. So accessorize yourself with high quality items and beautiful lines.

Be comfortable – Clothes are meant to cover our bodies and feel comfortable so make sure that you wear something that feels good. If you wear something too tight you will just feel miserable and that will affect your self-confidence so you won’t feel amazing in the clothes that you are wearing at all, even if they are incredibly trendy.

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Fashion Jewelry Care Tips

How to clean your fashion jewelry without the risk of any kind of damage? It is easier than it looks like. Golden and precious stones pieces of jewelry can be cleaned easily by using available at every home materials. There is no universal cleaning recipe, but we can suggest you here some useful rules that are efficient and easy to be taken into account.

Rule 1: Keep your jewelry clean. Rings stones collect dust or even soap behind, especially if they stay on your hand around the clock. To clean gemstones of crystalline (transparent) type, immerse them in water, where drops of mild soap are placed. Soft toothbrush can be used in case remove the dust behind the stone.

Rule 2: Remember that even the hard types of gemstones are vulnerable to fracture if their crystal structure has defects and weak places. Therefore if your piece of jewelry has stones from a softer type, remove them before vigorous activities. This especially concerns the rings. Diamonds are among the hardest stones but they can be broken into two with one well-balanced attack. Sapphires and rubies are the hardest gems but they also can be split if subjected to sharp impact.

Rule 3: Be careful with putting gem jewelry in ultrasonic cleaning equipment. There will be not a problem with diamonds, sapphires and rubies. If you have any doubts, you better avoid this method. Diamonds, sapphires and rubies can be maintained by using little ammonia dissolved in water so as to remove the darkening and to give them extra shine.

Rule 4: Opaque stones on your fashion jewelry such as turquoise, lapis lazuli, malachite and others require special maintenance. Never use ultrasound, chemical solution or ammonia! These gems should be thoroughly cleaned with a damp piece of cloth. If the stones are porous, they can absorb soap or chemicals. Once accumulated in the stone, they can affect its color. Opaque stones on jewelry require more care than the limpid stones, as they are actually rocks, not single mineral in a crystalline form. Try by your own: put a piece of rock in the water to see how the rock absorbs it and gets wet even from the inside. A gem, built from one crystal only, like sapphire, does not absorb water: its molecules are arranged in the crystal lattice very tightly, that there is no place for the water to penetrate in.

Rule 5: Fashion jewels with organic gems, i.e. amber, coral, and pearls, have to be cleaned only with a damp cloth. The organic nature of these materials makes them both porous and soft. Be careful with chemicals contained in hair sprays, cosmetics and perfumes – great part of pearl jewelry can be damaged by them.

Rule 6: Keep all pieces of fashion jewelry with gemstones separately: this way the solid stones cannot scratch the softer ones. Remember that almost every stone is much harder than the gold, platinum or silver. The stones can scratch the gloss of the metal if you keep you fashion jewelries in a pile in your jewelry box.

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Push-Up Effect

A nice cleavage is always a plus for any outfit. However, any woman should know when to exaggerate and also how to make her cleavage look better. Push up bras are great at what they do, but how can you make the best out of this type of bra? 

The Push Up Concept

Normal bras offer a lady’s breasts regular shelter where everything is and looks as is. However, with push up bras, a normal B cup can easily give the impression of being a C cup or even sometimes D cup. This is all possible thanks to the extra padding inserted into the cup which lifts the breasts, creates more cleavage, and basically gives a perkier look. The extra padding is available in many different materials: regular cotton or cotton-like material, sponge-like material, or even some gel components.

When To and When Not To

When to and when not to? That’s a question women frequently face regarding the usage of push up bras. Well, there is no definite manual for such things; however, some tips and guidelines could be followed in order to tread on the right path. First off, push-up bras are meant to give the illusion of bigger breast size. Hence, it is best if used on A, B, or maximum C cups. D cups and what’s larger are big enough to promote themselves on their own. On another note, push up bras could be used with relatively large breasts for extra comfort and better round-shaped form.

Appropriate?

Yes, actually, that’s it. One last thing to add addresses the viability of wearing push up bras. Be wary of using them in inappropriate milieus. If wearing them to work, be sure that your work environment would accept too much cleavage and such. That aside, push up bras and their much anticipated new generations are definitely the way to go.

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The Evolution Of Fashion

Seeing that today’s fashion is truly impressive and that there is a wide variety of styles to choose from, we should take a quick look back and see how fashion started and how it evolved to get to this point.

Clothes can represent tradition and every nation has special costumes that show of their values and beliefs. In the sixteen century, Japanese outfits were basically the same for more than a thousand years thus showing their strong traditions and the will to pass it on from generation to generation. Not far away, Chinese clothing was known for the changing that occurred periodically, the beginning of fashion seasons. Changes in clothing usually appeared along with economic change with influences from other cultures.

Along with the growth of the textile industry, more and more designs caught shape and so fashion began being a very important part of the high society. The dresses were long and rich with various colors and the well know corset was already a bit too drastic giving the women of Europe a sand glass look to b envied but this wasn’t always as comfortable as you may think.

The 1920s brought the flapper style which had great success; the dresses were shortened quite a lot. Four of the most important fashion locations were Milan, New York, Paris and London and they were known for the fashion events held where the most renowned designers met to show off their latest designs.

Fashion trends are influenced by many factors from global position to the age of those that wear them but the influences can be felt all around the world and no one knows what the fashion industry of tomorrow will look like; we can just hope that it will be something that will surely remain in history, in the good way.

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Problems With Replica Watches

Nothing lasts forever and replica watches are subjected to wear and tear as anything else. It is good to know what to expect so that you can either prevent it or fix it when the time comes. The most common problems with fake watches can be easily listed as follows:

As most knockoffs are made after famous brands and luxury models, you can expect to see a lot of gold. The plating can easily wear off in time and make the watch look bad on your wrist. The thickness of the gold plating can be very important because it can be the difference between wearing your watch for a month or for a year. This is where the quality of the watch comes in. The problem is that there is no way to know how long it will last before you buy.

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Guide For Choosing The Right Sunglasses

It is very important to know what type of sunglasses is right for your face before buying them; a lot of glasses are made only for some types of faces and will look disastrous on the wrong type. It’s not just about what’s fashionable, the most important thing is to look good while wearing your accessories.

For a diamond face shape, it is best to pick sunglasses that have no frames or have thick frames in the top part of the lenses. Another type of glasses that will look good on this type of face is those which have oval frames because they will create a balance with your features.

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