Archive : June2011

  • Posted :   Jun 23rd, 2011

    Petite basically means women who stand below 5’3” (1.64m) and not someone with a tiny, thin frame. Petite women often have quite a few difficulties in grappling with many of today’s runway-look styles and cuts. Now while willowy waif can probably carry off a lot more trends than you can, you stand a few advantages that they probably will never have. Petite women can look as fashionable and hot as the next woman. Just look at Shakira and Sarah Michelle Gellar. They may be petite but their dressing never shows that on screen.

    Just follow a few fashion tips and believe it or not, you’re just as ready as the next woman to make a fashion impression. What you need to do is create an illusion of length. It doesn’t matter if you have shorts legs or a short torso, just learn these simple dressing tips:

    *  Avoid cutting your body in half:

    One of the most important tips of learning how to dress is to learn how not to cut your body into half. For an illusion of length, you need to pick out a sleek, single body look which basically translates into shopping smarter. The rule of the game is more height and less width. Choose single, solid colored dresses for both the top and bottom half. Dark colors help give off a sleeker look and remember monochromes are your best friend.

            *  Beware of belts:

    Short women and belts don’t gel quite well together. Wearing a belt around your waist simply breaks your body into two halves and we know how wrong that is. Empire cut dresses are a huge fad these days; low waist dresses are quite trendy too. Short women have to be rather careful while selecting belts since everything from the size of the buckle to the width of the belt matter.

          *   Stripes, prints and patterns:

    Horizontal stripes are a fashion faux pas for plus size women and petite women. Both need to stay as far away as possible form them. Vertical stripes are more the path to follow. They create an illusion of length. Pin striped dresses or skirts look gorgeous on short women. Look for dresses with vertical lines rather than horizontal ones, you’ll be surprised what a different it makes to your height.

    You also need to stay away from wide patterns, small prints and big florals. Go for vertical-style prints such as a long paisley swirls or flowers with stalks, ascending down the garment.

            *  Skirts and Dresses

    Never select pencil skirts especially if you have short legs. It works to emphasize how short your legs really are and that is not a good thing. Full length skirts do not give an illusion of length irrespective of popular belief. Petite women look best in skirts ending just above the knee. Alternatively, picking out a sleek cut maxi dress (not a maxi-skirt with volume) with a pair of high-heels, will have an elongating effect, providing the dress is of a slimming color or print. Mini dresses and mini skirts also look great.

  • Posted :   Jun 21st, 2011

    So you’ve decided on your big day. The day you’ve always dreamed of – your very own big white wedding. You need to go step by step for your big wedding day. Here is a step by step make up guide for your big day:

    12 months prior:
    Start getting monthly manicures. Everyone will be looking at your ring finger. Invest in some cuticle oil and hand cream for maintenance.

    11 months prior:
    Begin a regular fitness routine. Hire yourself a trainer, at least for the initial few sessions, to set up a solid regimen.
    Eat healthier and drink at least six glasses of water per day.

    8 months prior:
    It’s time to go wedding gown shopping. Select a wedding dress that suits your body and matches your personality – something that you are comfortable in.

    6 months prior:
    Book an appointment with your dermatologist to assess your skin and figure out a treatment plan. If you’re worried about breakouts or oily skin, start a product regiment now and stick to it (you’ll likely see results in about two weeks).

    5 months prior:
    It’s time to do your research. Start looking out for wedding makeup artists and hairstylists. Print out photos of your favorite hairstyles and makeup looks that compliment your wedding dress.

    4 months prior:
    Start using intensive lip treatment nightly to keep lips soft and smooth. Also, start going shopping for your shoes and accessories to match your grand wedding gown.

    3 months prior:
    Book and attend a hair trial (bring your headpiece and a photo of your wedding dress). It’s better of your can try out the wedding gown. Create a plan. Let your stylist know what you have in mind.

    2 months prior:
    If you want your bridesmaids to do their makeup or hair a certain way, let them know now. They can prepare themselves.

    1 month prior:
    Get a deep-cleansing facial. Any cosmetic procedures should be completed by now.

    2 weeks prior:
    Get your hair trimmed, colored etc.

    2 days prior:
    Book for yourself a nice full body massage to relax. Get your final manicure and pedicure

  • Posted :   Jun 21st, 2011

    Have you ever wondered why you never find yourself dressed like one of the girls on Jersey Shore or at the MTV Beach House? To be honest, there are high chances that if you picked out one of those girls and placed her in an average 7-11, she’d probably be called some pretty demeaning names before she even has a chance to pay for her skim latte. There’s a fine line between sexy and what lies beyond. The trick is to learn how to work the sexier garments into your daily routine without feeling like you belong on a reality TV show.

    *  Office:

    Looking good is extremely important when you head to the office. It makes you look confident and assertive. A narrow pencil skirt is both fitting and formal. Tuck your formal shirt into the skirt for the best effect. Long sleeves with a tea length fitting skirt are the ultimate way to be covered while simultaneously showing off your curves.

    * On dates:

    When you are headed out on a date, it is very important that look sexy without making it obvious. You want to look like you wake up, eat and sleep sexy. Select a short A line dress and combine it with boots or select a dazzling mini skirt and combine it with a fun halter top.

           *  Out on the town with the girls:

    Out on the town basically means dressing to the nines, dancing and meeting a lot of men. You want to be comfortable and dressed for fun. A casual summer dress or a gorgeous floral print dress would look great for the occasion. These evenings call for a look that makes you feel hot without looking skimpy.

           *  Casual evening out:

    Just because you are out for a casual doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t look good. A short ruffled skirt or a cute mini dress would look fantastic. Combine it with a casual top and ballerina flats.

    Sexy does not mean that you have to go skimpy. It means being able to carry off the clothes that you wear with comfort, style and confidence.

  • Posted :   Jun 18th, 2011

    Stylish single shoulder with an embellished design around the bust and waist makes this outfit a truly class apart. Don this dress for special occasions and be the cynosure of all eyes. A cute bubble hem is an instant attraction.

    Eclectic Short Summer Dress

    Price: $ 325

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