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How To Dress in a Vintage Style

Vintage clothing, and vintage style clothing, offers the wearer a fantastic opportunity to create a unique, interesting, and exceptionally fashionable look. Vintage clothing is very fashionable, creating an air of chic sophistication on the part of the wearer, whilst at the same time, imbuing the wearer with a relaxed and carefree style attitude. If you feel that vintage clothing reflects your personality, then why not consider trying out this fashion trend. However, beware, that the look can be quite difficult to pull-off well, and fashion faux pas’ are rife when first experimenting with the vintage look. If you want to try, however, read the advice that follows, and you are much more likely to succeed.

The first consideration you need to make is whether you will choose to purchase genuine vintage clothing or vintage style clothing. There are different advantages and disadvantages to both:

Vintage clothing:

Advantages

The main advantage is price, these are second hand, and the price generally reflects that the item has some wear. Another advantage is that these clothes are more likely to be one-of-a-kind; others of the same style have probably been lost to the annals of time.

Disadvantages

A key disadvantage is that other people, something that you may be uncomfortable with, will have worn the clothes. In addition, they may need special treatments, such as an expensive dry-cleaning technique, which will take both time and money.

Vintage style clothing:

Advantages

Clothes will be new, and so you will not have to worry about any form of cleaning before you wear the clothes.

Leading fashion designers will have created these clothes for the mass market; they will therefore conform to current trends – meaning that the chances of making a fashion mistake will be less.

Disadvantages

Clothes will be more expensive, reflecting the fact that they are new, and have been designed carefully. The clothes will be mass-produced, and so a unique look is difficult to achieve.

After you choose whether to opt for vintage or vintage style, you then need to select an era. The vintage decades are generally thought of as the 1920s-1960s. Clothes from each of these decades is suitable in contemporary fashions, the difficulty arises in deciding between each decade. If you are unsure which era to choose, simply research the different genres available in each era and then make your choice based on personal preference.

Next, when choosing to dress in a vintage style, you must ensure that the complete outfit is congruent. In other words, that each item follows the vintage look – try not to mix and match different styles. This means that you will have to buy shoes, hats, belts, and any other accessories you may like to wear, in a matching style.

Remember, in the past, hair and make-up tended to be effortless, and not the over exaggerated styles we see today – very few people had orange hair and skin in the 1920s-1970s, so keep true to the style, and go natural.… Read More


Try Out The Exciting And Beautiful Summer Clothing To Beat The Heat

Girls can be seen wearing their short dresses and trendy accessories during summers. Summer clothing is usually stylish and comfortable. Bright clothes tend to ward off the heat. Casuals during summers are must haves for all women. The market is full of different options to choose from; options which are suitable for tastes and budgets of all types of people.

The market is flooded with such summer dresses. Most of the stores have collections stocked up for the summer. Style is also not compromised while you buy such clothing. The clothes are available in various different patterns and styles to suit your taste. Listed here are some of the styles available.

Halter Dresses And Frocks

The market is full of innovative concepts for summer dressing. The strapless frocks are good choices for wearing during the hot hours. The plunging necklines are worth a try. Linen, silk and cotton clothes are readily offered, however, people always choose cotton during the summers.

Bold prints and floral patterns are fashion, so checking out some chick floral dresses can be an option. The choice of colours is also important. Pink, white, turquoise, green, and purple are the craze amongst fashion lovers. The halter dresses are also options for those wanting some more style and flirtatious looks. Short versions of the halter dresses are sure to increase the sex appeal.

Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are a must have in the wardrobe. Such dresses are affordable and available in large sizes as well if you do not wear short dresses. If you have weight in the wrong places, such dresses are a must for you. The maxi halter dress can be tried to get a more stylish and chic look. The plunging neckline dresses are also amazing. The floral prints, polka dots and tribal print dresses are marvellous. You have a choice of spaghetti straps or strapless dresses in this variety.

Sundresses

The sundresses are available in amazing designs, colours, prints and patterns. Floral prints are the latest trend in the market. Sleeveless as well as cap sleeved dresses are available. The smoked tube dress is also a craze. Vibrant colours are always recommended if you like prints. The ruffled and tiered dresses are for people who want cute, but affordable dressing options. Wrap dresses, shift dresses and the tie-strap dresses are also prevalent amongst the women of fashion. The choice is never-ending for the fashion lovers.… Read More


Online Shoe Shopping Can Seem Daunting

Why don’t more people shop for shoes online? That’s a question that many specialist internet shoe stores are constantly looking to answer. Many of us realise that we can get some great deals from shopping online, but it seems that shopping for shoes in this way is something that doesn’t come natural to most of us.

In order to get close to answering the question, it’s clearly important to look at some of the factors that put people off shopping this way. A key problem that I’ve heard friends mentioning is that they like to try shoes on before buying them. They reason that such an approach is certainly not possible if using an internet retailer.

This raises some interesting questions immediately. An important one is whether trying on shoes in this way is really very useful. It certainly should be if you really do take the time to try shoes on and to make sure that they’re comfortable. Unfortunately, few of us really take the time to adopt such an approach.

Most of us tend to rush our purchases, mainly because we’re in a hurry. That means that we may not know about the relative comfort levels offered by a pair of shoes until we have worn them a few times.

The other important thing to remember is that most internet companies are used to the fact that shoppers will sometimes want to return items. That means that you could try the shoes on in the comfort of your own home and maybe even wear them for a day or two to see if they’re comfortable.

If they’re not then you could return them to the store at that point. In other words, shopping online could actually help you to find more comfortable footwear. When things are put in context in this way, you can soon see that shoe shopping needn’t be as worrying as it first appears.

You may also be worried about how reliable particular internet companies are. A good way to limit such concerns is to read independent reviews and to ensure that you only ever shop with trusted online footwear specialists.… Read More


Online Fashion And Shopping Tips

Fashion and shopping are either loved or hated throughout the world, depending on the individual. Thanks to today’s ever-growing technology and the internet, consumers now have a broader range of options when it comes to finding the latest trends, especially those who would rather due without than tackle crowded stores and malls. Purchasing clothes online can be tricky business, especially when it comes to knowing how well things will fit. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can keep in mind to avoid the battle of ill-fitted clothes in the future.

One thing to take into consideration is knowing your measurements. While it’s easy to go strictly by dress size, pant size, large, medium or small, often times clothing sizes will vary on how they will fit. Since you’re not able to try clothes on as easy as you would in the stores, it’s important to make sure that you know your actual measurements are to ensure the proper fit.

You can generally obtain your correct measurements by asking a friend or relative to help you out, using measuring tape, or have a professional tailor or seamstress help you. There are also inexpensive measuring tapes that are designed specifically to measure body size, and many of them are made so that it’s easy to do even on your own and to do so as accurately as possible. Common areas that you may want to measure their shoulders, bust, waist, hips, inseam, from neckline to hem or waist, and sleeve length. You can find numerous tutorials on how to do this properly online, as well as for knowing how to size vintage-type clothing or international sizing, if need be.

Many clothing sites will have measurements to go by, or at least a sizing chart that will be relatively accurate for a particular brand or type of clothing. It’s also important to make sure that you are also aware of the proper color and styling that will complement both you and your figure. With shapes and styles, try to get an understanding for your body shape and research what types of styles that work well with it and which ones don’t. For example, if you tend to be broad-shouldered or have a large bust size, it’s often good to avoid high-collared shirt, but rather go for v-necks or low-scooped necklines.

Knowing what colors go well with your skin tone is also key, though keep in mind that pictures online may vary from how colors actually look in reality. Colors are broken up into 4 different categories that are based on the season: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Winters, for example, are usually rich, jewel tones such as sapphire, ruby red, emerald and often suit are those who have cool or blue undertones to their appearance. Summers are also bright in color, but a lighter version of cool-type hues, while spring and autumn have more yellow in it, being anything from warm pastels to burnt, fall-like colors and browns.

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Plus Size Clothes – Follow These 9 Tips For Shopping Online to Look Great and Get the Perfect Fit

Retail stores seem to be shrinking their sizes. What once was a size 10 is now a size 4. How are any of us supposed to shop? The answer is the World Wide Web. Online retailers are making it easy to get just the size you need. I’ve even found websites that carry up to size 10X in select styles. There is a great selection out there for Men and Women’s plus size fashion. Here are some rules to follow when shopping online for plus size apparel.

1. Measure yourself: Knowing your own measurements will help immensely when shopping online because often times online retailers provide sizing charts. You can directly compare your measurements with that of the garment and know if it will fit you. The best type of measuring tape to use is a tailor measuring tape (it’s soft and not ridged). If you don’t have one, you can simply use a piece of string, wrap it around your body, cut the string where it meets and measure that.

2. Measure your Clothes: If you have something that fits great, you should measure it. This way you can find garments online that are cut the same (especially in the length).

3. KIS- Keep it Simple: Don’t try to buy elaborate items online (like prom dresses). The simpler the item, the more standard it is and the more likely it will fit correctly. We all know that returning things can be a hassle.

4. Buy V-Necks: V-necks elongate the neck and make you look overall taller and slimmer. So if you ever have a choice, go with the V.

5. Darker Colors: Darker colors are always flattering on everybody. Because you’re buying online stick with colors that you already know look great on you!

6. Medium Sized Patterns: If you’re going to buy something that has a pattern. Make sure it’s medium sized pattern. I know from personal experience, that the smaller the pattern, the bigger I look and if the pattern is too large it’s distracting. Each part of a medium size pattern should be no bigger than a half dollar.

7. If you’re Tall…… you should buy tall! This isn’t the 80’s, half shirts are out of style! If you’re a tall person there are so many options out there, okay not as many as standard clothes, but the market is getting there. My point is, It’s better to have simpler clothes and look good, than to have the latest fashions and have your belly button showing. Many online stores are now offering a Big and Tall section to their website. Check it out!

8. Buy Multiple: If you find a shirt online and you absolutely love it then go ahead and buy multiples in the same color. I do it all the time. You may be thinking “People are going to notice.” Well, I can barely remember what I wore yesterday yet alone what you wore. If it fits and looks good then go … Read More