Friday, May 17, 2013

Tips For Choosing Sexy Prom Dresses 2013 For Plus Size Women

There is always very hard time for plus size women to find their dream prom dresses. For all plus size women it is always a dreadful task to get the dress which compliment their figure the most and give them the confidence to rock the floor.

Today’s women are more fashion conscious and love to wear in which they feel comfortable and can flaunt their best features. All thanks to exclusive information available on the internet and online stores which offer wide range of sexy prom dresses 2013 as per women requisites.

However, there is plethora of styles available to choose all you need is to pick a style that is meant for you. While looking for your best fit sexy prom dresses 2013, you should keep in mind right size, right style, right fabric, right color and right cut. The gorgeous dress for you will be the one which will let you conceal your disadvantages and emphasize your attractive features.

Important tips to keep in mind while shopping for your dream dress:

- Foremost thing to identify is your body shape. Plus size women built has different shape like apple shape, pear shape and heavy bust figure.

- Never ever feel embarrassed of your body figure as you have your own assets making you beautiful naturally.

- Browse for the latest trends and fashions in prom dresses. You can visit your nearby shopping malls or just browser over internet to see what’s hot this season.

- Try out the different styles.

- In case you want to hide your waist line, empire waist design would a bad pick. Rather you should pick designs which would grab attention towards your neckline and face.

- If you have heavy bust, designs with V neckline and halter necks are best fit. You can also go for sweetheart neckline or off shoulder dress to look more charming and glamorous.

- Simplicity with elegance is mantra for plus size women to grab the eyeballs at prom night.

- Cost is also a big consideration as you see collection of sexy prom dresses 2013. The cost may differ with type of fabrics and cut or designer etc.

- You may go for local shops rather than going to big elite malls. As you may save few bucks but with little compromise of fabric and fitting of the dress.

In case in spite of doing all efforts and window shopping you are not able to find the right dress, it is better to have custom made prom dress. It will require time and efforts to find the right dressmaker and design of the dress to be made. You need to have a close look at what your dress maker is making otherwise you may land up wasting your money and efforts.

Matching accessories with your prom dress would make you look more elegant and trendy. Also, do not forget to wear your most attractive smile while walking the red carpet which will certainly enhance your look and confidence. Read more useful tips here.

Get the Most Out of Your Maternity Clothes With a Convertible Dress

The best way to get the most for your money with your maternity clothes is to buy those that will fit you through multiple stages of pregnancy and beyond. Also it is even wiser to get pieces you love that can double for other sorts of styles. Oftentimes these are just the sort of pieces that can also be worn after your pregnancy because they are so versatile and will both stretch and stay put on your body in a flattering and comfortable way.

This summer season’s top pick is Maternal America’s Convertible Maternity Dress/Skirt. This beautiful ruffled tiered dress can be worn as an above the knee flirty strapless maternity dress, a fabulous flowing casual knee length skirt or a swimsuit cover-up. You can literally wear it anywhere and anyway and look amazing in it.

The elastic smocking is perfect for maternity as it will hug your curves in a flattering way and stay in place over your expanding belly or over your bust. Worn as a maternity dress, the pretty smocking creates an empire waist silhouette that comfortably drapes over your growing baby bump. The fabric is 100% cotton which breathes well in the warm weather and feels soft against your skin and is non-irritating.

This maternity dress/skirt/cover-up piece is an excellent addition to your maternity wardrobe like the gift that keeps on giving. You can continue to wear it in the cooler fall weather, particularly in the Olive Green and Black colors as a maternity skirt

 Another take on this same theme but in a longer version is Maternal America’s Long Convertible Dress and Skirt in turquoise. This particular style doubles as a long full length maternity skirt. There are tiers without ruffles. When worn as a dress it provides a smooth fit across the bust and upper torso but without the smocking. It also features a relaxed casual summer beach look without the effort and doubles well as a cover-up, but in a longer style.

Unless you are Kim Kardashian, you will probably not want to flaunt your baby body at the local beach restaurant without throwing on a cover-up. It’s a great intermediary item to easily get you to the pool or beach and anywhere in between in a casual fashionable and easy way. The cover-up also saves you the hassle of multiple wardrobe changes of getting into and out of swimwear and back into casual clothes.

Maternal America’s Swimsuit Cover-up Tunic is a flexible fashion choice for an item that was designed as a swimsuit cover-up but can also be worn as a casual maternity top or tunic. This piece features a deep V-neck, an empire waist with some smocking and a back sash tie. You can layer it over a one or two piece swimsuit, wear it alone with a little cleavage or over a tank. This cover-up looks great as a casual tunic top over shorts, capris or pants. You will want to wear it to the beach long after you have your baby.

It is better to invest a little more in a few choice items of clothing that can be worn again and again without being easily recognized as the same piece you wore yesterday than buy a plethora of cheaper items that quickly stretch out of shape and lose their appeal. During pregnancy you want to enjoy the way you look and embrace your curves as well as your sense of fashion. Choose items that can easily transition with your body and with your venue.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Between Fad and Fashion: Know the Difference

Fashion is always changing and you sometimes end up not being able to catch up with it. How many times have you bought a new outfit and ended up just wearing it once because it was no longer in fashion? Were there times that you bought a lot of stuff that ended up at the back of your closet, never to see daylight again? Don’t you just cringe when you remember what you wore it once just because it was the “trend”?

With the way fashion changes in an instant, it becomes really difficult to distinguish which is fad and which is true fashion. You most probably end up buying tons of stuff that you never get to wear the next year or worse, the next week, and thus, were not worth the money that you paid for them. Here are some tips to help you all along.

Know the Trend, Know Yourself

It is actually very easy to know what the next trend is going to be. You get a hint of this when you watch popular television shows and observe famous actors and actresses. Celebrities are usually the ones who promotes a new trend and if you don’t really like gossiping about their lives, then think that this is one way of finding out what the next fashion is going to be.

Finding what’s popular now is actually very easy. You will see images in magazines, designs copied in stores and the most telling part is when somebody you know is wearing them. The important question to ask yourself is, “Can I wear them?” and “Will I have the opportunity to wear it?”

Don’t just buy something because it is the new trend without being sure yourself that you can wear it. Don’t just stash it in the far corners of your closet thinking that you could probably put it to good use someday. There is really no point in buying something that you are not sure you could wear.

Keep Up with Fashion, Ignore the Fad

It is very tempting to buy the latest skinny jeans or indulge in a pair of espadrilles but you should stock up on the basics and classic pieces first. Classic pieces like the little black dress, black slacks, white button down shirt, jeans and a black pencil skirt are fashion pieces that never go out of style.

For example, leopard prints are the latest trend and you want to try the look out. Instead of buying every article of clothing that has a leopard print in it, why not buy a few accessory pieces or two just to satisfy your curiosity and give you that updated, new fashion look? You can buy headbands with leopard prints or pumps with leopard prints and pair those up with classic pieces like a pair of jeans and a white button down shirt.

Don’t get caught up in fashion to the point that you don’t get to decide yourself if you look good or not. Know yourself, know your body and decide to wear what you like and what looks great. Sometimes, fashion is just all about common sense.

The 411 On Pearls And Fashion

So you got some nice pearl jewelry that your husband bought for you for Valentine’s Day. Or perhaps your son surprised you with a nice pearl choker for Mother’s Day. Maybe Santa gave you a stunning pearl pendant for Christmas. With all this jewelry, do you know how to accessorize them with your wardrobe? If not, don’t panic. Pearl jewelry is very versatile; it will go well with just about anything, depending on size and color of the said jewelry. Here are some helpful hints on how to add flair to your everyday style with pearls.

Pearl jewelry is useless if you allow it to collect dust on your shelves or in your jewelry box; after all, it was designed as a fashion accessory. As mentioned before, pearl jewelry is incredibly versatile and can enhance any apparel or attire depending on the occasion and the kind of attire you will be wearing. Medium-sized white pearls would go wonderful with a red evening dress while smaller white pearls would go great with a business pantsuit. Obviously, there is a time and place to wear pearl jewelry. Evening parties and a night at the opera house are two acceptable occasions to wear this kind of jewelry; likewise, a job interview or a day at the beach are occasions when pearl jewelry is NOT acceptable to be worn.

For those looking to dress up for a night on the town or to a formal dinner party, teardrop pearl jewelry is a must-have! No matter what your skin tone is, white teardrop pearl jewelry is the best for formal wear. For white dresses or pantsuits, teardrop pearls in a cream color or an off-white hue is perfect (white jewelry with white clothes will “disguise” the jewelry). Teardrop pearl earrings with added Cubic Zirconium diamonds are the perfect accessories to a black, spaghetti strap dress. They also go well with prom dresses, too.

If teardrop pearls don’t interest you, then try round or “off round” pearls to go with your formal wear. These pearls are what most people imagine pearls to be like: round, white or light pink, and full of luster. A pink pearl necklace made from round pearls will dazzle any light colored eveningwear. For darker clothing, wear a 2 or 3 row pearl necklace as a choker. This kind of jewelry is also perfect for any bridal ensemble, especially in a light pink pastel color. They also make great pearl earrings as well as pendants.

So you don’t go to formal dinner parties but you still want to wear your pearls, right? Don’t sweat; you can still wear them with a short-sleeved top or button-down blouse with a pair of blue jeans (you can also wear them with a white blouse and a pantsuit for work, too). It all depends on the color of both the pearls and the blouse. Light black round pearls with a blue overtone look perfect with a white blouse and blue jeans as a bracelet or a pair of earrings. As a necklace, they would look best if spaced out instead of a full row of pearls. If you like pastel colors, pastel pink, lavender, or a light orange will work just as good. If you want to wear pearls with a sundress, pastel colored pearls would look fine as long as the sundress has solid colors. If your dress is multi-colored, then go for pearls that are bigger and darker in color (preferably in a single color) to contrast the colors of the dress (note that bigger pearls are more expensive) and it should be in one of the colors that are in the dress itself.

If properly cared for, your pearl jewelry should last a long time. Some pearl jewelry has been kept as heirlooms for generations! If you would like to create a special necklace for a young family member albeit your daughter, granddaughter, niece, etc., here’s a nifty idea that you can try. Starting with the first birthday (or any birthday before the age of five), add one or a few pearls to a silk strand and do this for each birthday. When the girl finally reaches her 18th birthday, her necklace will be a complete strand of pearls! It would make a great birthday gift or graduation present. Better yet, keep adding more pearls (as space allows) and give the necklace to her to wear for her wedding. Who knows, maybe she’ll keep it as an heirloom and pass it down to her children.

Pearls are attractive as jewelry, but what if you want to include other items in your bracelet or necklace? What you can do is “mix it up.” Simply mix saltwater and freshwater pearls together in a pattern (preferably in two or three different colors). You can also use coral beads and semi-precious gemstones to the mix as well. Like regular pearls, you can use the same color or mix and match for a pattern, depending on your personal taste and your creativity. Remember, the only limit is your imagination!

Now that you know how to wear your pearls with your clothes, let’s talk about how to take care of your pearl jewelry. Unlike the other jewelry you have in your collection, pearl jewelry cannot be tossed around anywhere. You don’t want to damage the pearls, especially if you’ve invested a great deal of money to buy them. Never put them in a place where they can be scratched up or where the strand can be broken. Make sure that they are in an area where they cannot be reached by young children or pets. The last thing you want is a $100 pearl necklace to be torn to pieces by your dog.

To keep your pearls clean and free of perfumes and sweat (trust us, everyone sweats), clean them with a soft cloth and light soapy water. Pat them dry and put them in a SEPARATE jewelry case away from your regular jewelry, preferably in individual cases if you have a long, expensive pearl necklace so that they don’t rub up against each other. This way, your pearls will stay lustrous and beautiful for a long time.

In short, pearl jewelry is versatile for most occasions and apparel. They can be worn at cocktail parties, business meetings, weddings, and even at a casual stroll at the mall. They can be given to young women as coming-of-age gifts or for anytime. Whatever the occasion, you can certainly count on pearl jewelry to make your clothes as well as yourself look stylish!