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Fashion & Style

Fashion Tips for REAL Women

Fashion tips are easy to come by if you’re 5’8″, have a model figure, and can regularly drop five figures on clothes. But if you aren’t, don’t, and can’t, following fashion can be a bit of a challenge.

So what’s a fashion lover to do?

Learn how to dress yourself!

Here’s how:

1. Determine Your Body Shape

There are four primary body shapes: top heavy, bottom heavy, no waist, and hour glass. Each shape has clothes that look terrific on it, each has styles that don’t look so great. Match the clothes shape to the body shape, and you’re sure to have success.

2. Know Your Best Colors

Have you ever noticed that some brides look great in white while others look better in ivory? It’s because of the blue or yellow undertones in the skin, and it can vary from person, even within families. Find the colors that look best on you, and you’ll always look great.

3. Understand Your Clothing Personality

Some women love classics. Others prefer dramatic. Some like sporty. Others go for romantic. If you have clothes in your closet that you haven’t worn because they’re not “you,” chances are, you bought styles that didn’t fit your clothing personality. Match your clothes to your clothing personality and you’ll wear everything you buy.

4. Know Your Lifestyle

Have you ever had to turn down an invitation because you literally had “nothing to wear?” If so, that means you have gaping holes in your wardrobe. You’ve funneled all your clothing allowance to one or two of your primary activities, so when something unexpected comes up, you have nothing to wear. If you build a well-rounded wardrobe, you’ll always be in style.

 

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Fashion Tips For Different Body Types

Dressing up is an art and for many people, finding a clothing style that is suitable for the figure that they carry is of the highest priority. Women come in all variety of shapes and sizes. The four types of common body shape include apple body shape, pear body shape, hourglass body shape and rectangle body shape. These four types of body shapes require specific fashion tips that are going to be flattering for each figure. Read more to find out the fashion tips for different body types.

For a woman who falls into the category of apple body shape, she needs to wear clothing that are going to take away the emphasis on her waist and reduce the appearance of her broad shoulders. She can also draw the attention to her legs by wearing tunic style short skirts. Camouflage the extra pounds around the tummy by wearing raised waist, dresses and empire tops. To create an illusion of smaller waist, she can put on wrap tops, nipped waist jackets or cinched waists.

A woman who carries a pear or triangle shape figure on the other hand can pull the focus to her top half. To create a more balanced top and lower body, choose wider necklines type of clothing paired with darker bottoms. An illusion of leaner looking legs can be achieved by wearing boot cut jeans. An A-line or asymmetric skirt is suitable as it skims around the hip rather than focusing the whole attention on them. A jacket that falls just above the hip is preferable to longer ones.

For hourglass body shapes, ladies can choose a clothing type that will draw the focus to their narrow waist and show off their classic curves. To let the curves be the central focus, wear waist-defining clothing like cinched waists or wrap dresses with high-waisted pants or skirts. To create a leaner and longer appearance, choose monochromatic colored v-necks that will draw the eye vertically.

Rectangular or straight body shape types have slender bodies. To add more curves choose jackets with defined waists, scoop neck or v-neck. Wear low rise straight or flared jeans that fade at the thigh area to create an added curve at the hips and legs. To add dimension to the whole figure, try on layered looks. Wear clothing that has prints, patterns, and tailored design to break up the straight figure appearance.

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Top 10 Fashion Tips for Clueless Men

Men: we all know it’s important to look good, but that it’s equally as important not to look like you know that it’s important to look good. Twenty – or even fifteen – years ago, a man’s accessories simply weren’t a big part of the fashion industry. Men’s accessories have become a huge part of today’s fashion market, and today men are under just as much pressure as women to pull together a perfectly-accessorized outfit in order to make the best possible impression to those around them. From Stylish wallets and belts to latest much have accessory the Man Bag…So here are some fashion tips, that no matter how clueless you are, will set you well on to the road to an appearance of effortless style.

1. Match your belt with your shoes. Such a simple touch, but one that makes the difference between dishevelled charm and threw-it-on-in-the-dark disinterest.

2. Don’t go mad with colour. Fashion isn’t about having everything matching but it is advisable to exercise a little restraint with colour unless you’re a catwalk model. Bright colours go with black, reds go with brown and denim goes with (nearly) everything.

3. Just wedding rings.

4. Get a nice wallet. It’s the little things that count and dragging round a ripped, scratched wallet is more likely to have you losing your cash than winning admiring glances.

5. Think about a manbag.

Weighing down your pockets with keys, wallet and phone damages the material of your trousers and isn’t exactly comfortable either. Manbags are definitely here to stay and you can show that you’re on top of fashion into the bargain by getting one. Check out some great manbags to be found on the web and great deals to be had at the moment..

6. Choose trousers that fit. High waisted jeans a la Simon Cowell are a definite no-no, as are skater slouches that not only show your boxers but also your knees and ankles if you’re unlucky. Get a belt if necessary (see Tip 1).

7. Avoid beige. Traditionally the premise of over 60s holidays and Crocodile Dundee, beige is rarely a good colour both fashionably and practically.

8. Wear a scarf. Nothing like a bit of opera-going sophistication to add to your ensemble – choose something understated and wear it draped around your neck rather than tied.

9. Throw away the hair gel. Too nineties!