Sep 29, 2008

Chubby Woman Dresses : Leather Pants Are The Latest Fashion Mantra

No matter, if you don't have those exciting and eye-catchy curves below your navel. Even it hardly matters, if you have got those extra pounds around your hips or whatever, which prevent you from wearing some stylish pants.

But still, there are certain items which have the ability to get your fashionable charm of your youth reinstalled. These are nothing but leather pants. So, it is better to wear some leather pants rather than wearing a deserted look upon your face.

Definitely, only choosing right womens leather trousers from the store shelves could be the ultimate step to look sexy and stylish even if you have got a plus size body. It is the only thing capable of giving you the much desired comfort and look, you have always craved for.

The striking thing, what experts believe, related to the donning of leather pants is that they can make you look fashionable and balanced despite your flabby skin. Reason? Its smooth texture and soothing look doesn't force you to show your skin and fatty flesh.

Rather, they make you a cult figure in a party or any social gathering even when they cover whole of your skin and your unshapely curves.

Sometimes, it doesn't make any sense or keep a fashioner like me confused when people start doubting and suspecting the use of leather pants as fashion statement, that too for a chubby woman.

It must be taken seriously that it is no longer related to the cowboys and bikers only. Rather, it has got an escape from its traditional realm and has crept into the wardrobe of a woman, especially of a chubby woman.

Loaded with many features, the best can be that they can be used in daytime also. Let it be, even if it is the daytime of a summer. Believe me, they are not going to roast your flesh as you believe.

These leather pants are going to be a big hit in the coming months of fashion. The chubby women are going to like it not only because it is user-friendly, but also because they are available in various designs and shapes.

Moreover, these pants are hardly those stuffs which may burn some extra holes in your pockets. They are easily available at low prices.

The only thing while wearing of leather pants is that they should be paired with some utmost care. If you make a combination of black leather pants with a crisp white cotton shirt, it would be a sensational pair.

You must choose womens shirts which are a bit loose-fit. They suit a plus size body. Also, add some special charm to your body wearing a good looking footwear. Try heavy looking cowboy boots or stilettos.

But here is a caution. If you have started liking something made of leather, it doesn't mean that you will get yourself drowned in the sea of leather. Please, don't wear anything else made of leather like a leather top etc. when you are sporting a leather pant.

Sep 25, 2008

Office Party Wear : Ten Don'ts That Can't Be Your Do's

When it comes to choosing a party wear, let's not forget the difference between a party at a friend's house and the same at the office. Undoubtedly, a party will always remain a party but it is the dress sense that makes us believe that which party we are in.

While we are at an unofficial party, we don't need to sport formal attires and sport a professional look. And the same condition applies at an office party. Merely thinking about wearing some casuals may bring an unseen chaos to the party and your whole personality.

The consequences may be many such as; getting isolated, getting mocked at etc. Even you may bring an unwanted wrath of your boss which may lead to a new entry in his bad book. So before water touches your nose, get you party wear right.

Don't be a crayon box: Believe it or not, if you wear party dresses which are too colorful you may look like a school kid after his/her drawing class. Rather go for BLACK only. Definitely, any black formal attire proves to be better than the best.

Asses you accessories: Your fashion accessories, belts, shoes, tie,jewelery etc should be in complete match with your dress. Imagine wearing a white belt with a black trouser. Never try a thing like this. Also, you shouldn't dare to go without a belt.

Office is not a disco or a pub: Don't try to contaminate the office party by wearing fashion apparel which seem to be suitable for nightclubs. Avoid clothe which are loose-fit and tend to reveal “things” which should have been wrapped around carefully. Don't try to look “sexy”.

Avoid the mess on your head: It is okay that you have sported formal dresses but it is not okay at all, if you make a mess of your hairstyle. Refrain from getting it colored and getting it spiked or streaked. Rather, comb it formally and apply gel lightly.

Remember, you are not a lorry: When at the office party, you need to be completely comfortable. You should choose dresses which are light in weight and fit “handsomely”. Don't wear heavy and floor-sweeping dresses which hamper your free movement.

Look Unique but not the odd one out: There is no harm if you try the best available and most fashionable formal dress in order to look magnetic, updated and “one-piece”. But it may be utterly embarrassing, if you apply dress styles which your parents used to apply when they were young. Simply, don't get old fashioned.

Look at the calendar: Keep a tab on the season the party falls in. Always wear dresses which keep you warm if it winters and relaxed in summers.

Days are different from nights: While dressing yourself, you must know that what suits in a daytime office party is different from one which happens in the night. Use light apparels and minimize the use of accessories and jewelries in daytime party.

Don't be the early bird while shopping: Of course, you need not to buy the clothes at eleventh hour. But wait for the latest. If found a dress exciting, ask the salesman about the feedback that dress has got.

While Shopping reach the farthest: Also, don't buy a dress from a shop nearby your colleague's home. Who knows if he/she had gone for the same one for the same party. At its worst, it may be a “fashion collision” at the party.

Know you body: It is the most important thing. Unless you know your body type, you can't buy a suitable dress. Hence you can't do wonders at the parties. Remember, if you have pear-shaped body, you need to be more careful.

Sep 23, 2008

Ethical Fashion Show: 2008

Here comes a completely different type of fashion show bred by a completely bizarre form of fashion trend. The trend of
ethical fashion show which started back in 2004 is set to see its next tantalizing edition in the coming month of October.

Apart from making the fashion world greener, its basic aim is to instill in the heart of fashioners a sense of awareness and sympathy towards those who are related to fashion indirectly.

The show solely aims to inspire us to take care of certain social reasons before donning any fashionable stuff. It mainly motivates us to use those clothes which are made paying sufficient wages to the workers. We know that the farmers in cotton fields and weavers work in inhuman conditions in almost all the third world countries.

Further, the extensive and uncontrolled use of pesticides in those fields make a fashion apparel on our body no less than a sack full of poison and toxic elements. Thus, this fashion show also tries to tell that wearing of fashion apparel could be a possibility even if we don't use pesticides while growing cotton.

Since it has been launched in 2004 by Isabelle Quehe, this ethical fashion show has turned out to be a great hit. Fashion designers from all round the globe has taken it with great enthusiasm and vigor.

In this fashion show names like Veja, Nu streetwear(France), Eco Logica(Australia), Pachauti(UK), Pau Brasil(Brazil) etc. are going to take active participation.

Though it will go on for four days, its schedule has been devised very judiciously. The first two days( Oct. 9th and 10th) are reserved for trade shows while next two days are assigned for general public. All these four days are set to be full of showrooms, runways and conferences.

This edition will see a concentration of almost 100 fashion designers from all the four corners of the world. The best ethical designer will be given an award buy a jury of fashion and trade fair professionals.

Sep 18, 2008

The Return of Skin-tight Jeans

These skin tight jeans had gone disappeared for some moments, or for some years as it could be rightly said. But they are back and amazingly it is being embraced by teenagers. Interestingly, these are the same teenagers who had made this apparel a smash hit back in 80's.

They are using it to shape up their bulging bottoms, show off their beautiful and well-crafted legs and sensuously muscular calves.

However, if we peep into the history, the use of skin-tight jeans was not a taboo among elderly people also. Especially, those among their 20's and 30's were wearing it with the enthusiasm no lesser in impact than that of teens .

Americans got a first glimpse of skin-tight jeans in 1950's. Elvis Presley, Rock 'n' Roll fame, gave Americans a real shocker when he came in public wearing a pair of skin-tight jeans. Needless to say, it sparked curiosity, debates and things a lot more.

This fashion apparel soon crept in the wardrobes of teenagers with a bang and became a craze unmatched. They found it as a much awaited tool which could help them display their curves and well-finished body shape.

Naturally, for these very reasons, the modern teenagers seem to join this bandwagon.

The way it showed the “some” parts of a teenagers body, it was not abnormal to hear it being related to sexuality. Keeping apart the debates sparked by these jeans on their comfortability and body- friendliness, it was no wonder to see them sporting these stuffs merely to enhance their sex appeal.

Interestingly, apart from being a heartthrob of teenagers, it is widely used by the people associated with various rock bands. Amazingly, it is believed that its use is enough to give any rock band an exciting “bad boy” reputation.

Really, its extensive use by numerous bands like Anthrax, Slayer, Rolling Stone and many more is an example of how it can change the outlook of an entire group. The skin-tight jeans, wonderfully, gave them a negative image they wanted to have.

Its fame didn't only give it acceptability in the fashion corridors, but it also earned various names. Wearers happily gave it some “tickle-the-funny-bone” names like drainpipes, pencil pants, cigarette pants etc.

Hope this stuff is here to stay long.

Sep 16, 2008

Stripes Myths Stripped Off

Last week, long-established fashion perceptions, regarding stripe rules, went topsy-turvy when the researchers came out with something contradictory.

More clearly, for long it was believed, by me and you too, that it is the horizontal stripes on the dresses that make a wearer look fat and verticals do the very opposite.

But meet some British scientists and they will come with myth busting, rather shocking, revelation that it was a fake assumption to believe so.

They, after a detailed study, have found out that the horizontal stripes, in fact, make you look thinner. Needless to say, this research report has come up loaded with a sharp contrast.

Also, they added, much contrary to the former and popular belief, that the vertical stripes make you look fuller.

They, scientists from the University of York, included 210 pairs in this milestone study. The pairs were given some drawings of women wearing womens clothing with vertical and horizontal stripes on them.

The women in drawings were completely alike in size. Then they were asked to confirm which drawings looked bigger.

As a matter of shock, they declared those women clad in horizontal stripes looked thinner. Their study also revealed that the ladies in horizontal stripes eventually looked thinner by 6%.

The researchers are also enthusiastic about this myth-buster. "So you can actually slim down by 6% by wearing horizontal stripes," Dr Peter Thompson from the university. "Women have been a slave to fashionistas who don't know what they're talking about."

Definitely, now women have got more reliable sources to get updated on fashion, rather than simply following the rules of fashion experts blindly.

Sep 12, 2008

Pouring Snake Venom into Cream to Kill Wrinkles

First it gave your lips a fresh lease of life, and now this snake venom will ensure that the same happens to your skin too.

Inspired by Du Wop's lip gloss Lip Venom which is used to make dry lips healthier and plumpy, Planet Skincare, as the cream is called, uses synthesized snake venom to reduce lines and wrinkles on your face.

Since last week, when it was launched in Selfridges, it has become one of the most sought after body care products, especially among the ladies in their 30's. Please note! It is being sold at the speed of 50 pots per day!

The cream's synthesized venom works mimicking a snakebite. The application of the cream “stuns” the skin as if it has been stung by a venomous snake. The real players behind this “beautification” are the amino acids found in a snake's venom.

As we age, the wrinkles increase, as our muscles loose their ability to contract. Thus the venom's amino acids found in the cream send a fake message of “contraction” to the nerves. As a result the nerves order the muscles to contract. This leads to the killing of wrinkles.

The venom used in the cream is a synthetic version of Temple Viper' venom. This viper is said to be a type of rattle snake, originated from Malaysia.

As a matter of fact, it has proved to be a much awaited reliever for those are too scared to have Botox injections. "This could work for somebody who doesn't want injections,” says Aamer Khan, medical director of the Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic in London.

However, despite all the hoopla behind it, we can't term it as something charismatic. As he himself says, “ The effects are not going to be as dramatic as with Botox. It will also need to be re-applied as the body gets rid of it quickly."

About its efficiency, the reports and manufacturers say that more than 50% wrinkles are vanished after its routined application. Moreover, it makes the skin 82% smoother. Strikingly, these results can be found only in 28 days.

Sep 10, 2008

Exclusive Hairstyles to Hide Flaws

Stylish women , undoubtedly, have beautiful hair, most of the time. But the beautiful hair proves to be an utter useless stuff, if not manged carefully enough to suit a woman's face type.

And it doesn't need a university degree to find out your face type. It is quite simple and takes no more than five minutes.

And once you have got the clear cut idea about your face shape, your job is half done.

Mirror never lies :

Stand before a mirror and pull all your hair back. Cover it using a black scarf leaving the whole forehead bare. Be assured that no strand of your hair lurks out.

At least, that moment, make your hair free from all hair care products and hair tools you might have used.

Now, using a marker, draw an 8x8 square in the center of the mirror, just parallel to your face. Now, assuming this as a photo frame, try to look into the square and see how your face fits into it.

Needless to say, you have discovered your face type. Now comes the bigger job. Step out to the nearest salon. So if you have...

Round face: Then giving it suitable hairstyles becomes tricky, though it is the universal face type. So for a better look, ensure you hair touches your chin or goes below it.

If your neck is fully covered, it will be amazing. Tell your hairdresser to give it an angular look. Avoid straightening.

Triangular Face: You may find, in this type, the part between your chin and nose creates the real problem. They seem to be in no accordance of the upper “full” part of the face.

So the primary focus is to choose a hairstyle that brings a harmony on the face. The best option is to choose a strict chin-length hair.

They should cover your ears to provide your face with the maximum fullness. At last, keep your neck bare. Straightening is useful.

Square face: Then give your hair a below-lips length. Ensure, it doesn't reach the chin. The hair should come, making around shape, from behind your ears to cover whole of your face leaving only the front part of cheeks open.

Better if you wear mono or bi-layered hair only. Keep your neck bare. Avoid straightening, it will make your face look squarer.

Long face: Then, first of all, pray for dense but smooth hair. The increased volume will be sufficient enough to give your face a sort of fullness. To make you face look a bit fuller and rounder, try to wear multi-layered hair.

Get your hair grown upto your shoulders. If you mange to get few bunches of your hair flaunting around your breast, your face will look too attractive, hiding its “lengthy” flaws.

Sep 8, 2008

Crocs - The Most Controversial Footwear

Perhaps, the crocs is the only footwear in the world which is less worn but more debated and discussed. Amazingly, the gossipers are the health and environment experts, not the wearers and the fashioners.

When crocs, made of Croslite: a foam resin, arrived few years back, nobody could imagine controversies and debates it brought together. The latest controversy started when it got some place in the prestigious, Vogue.

However, nothing could stop it from being a hit and making its users crazy, most specifically the children for its color patterns, easy to wear features and shapes and sizes galore.

Though supported by many podiatrists as being safe footwear for human feet, it has been regularly criticized by many environmentalist, health experts and by many others.

One of the popular criticisms was thrown on its ultra-softness and bulky shapes. That was true even, as many wearers, mostly children,couldn't handle its bigger size and got injured as their crocs got stuck in escalators. As a result, much to the amazement, its soft bulky shapes were blamed

Many hospitals across Europe banned its usage on their premises citing its potential dangers for patients. Many believed that it might damage the life-assisting euipments as it was capable of building static electricity around.

The crocs has always been the victim of an organized opposition by fashion critics, bloggers and media. They left no stone unturned to make it a laughing stock. Some termed it as a fashion disaster. Astonishingly, it was ranked 6th on Maxim's list of worsts last year.

However, they don't come with negatives all the time. Many health experts have termed a special version of crocs as diabetic footwear. It happened because they found the crocs' design helpful enough to save the feet from injuries, especially the feet of diabetes patients.

Moreover, keeping the medical approval apart, it has become a footwear buzzword in the fields like golf and boating. This light-weight shoe is liked by wearers of all age-groups. This is not prone to get dirty easily, so this remains bacteria free always.

Being sold millions of pairs every year, its popularity seems to touch newer scales as the crocs maker are coming forward to make it more eco-friendly. They are getting better equipped to get recycled the used and abandoned crocs, so it can be used again and again minimising the garbage.

So if you like fashion and comfort, and not debates, then jump out to the nearest footwear store and grab a pair as soon as possible. After all, there a number of things to be debated about, isn't it?

Sep 5, 2008

Tips to Choose Dresses for Chubby Women

For a woman who looks full and has lost most of her curves, undoubtedly, the dress selection for perfect look becomes a serious issue.

The rules say that a chubby woman needs to select clothes with much care. If not paid enough attention, she might end up loosing a lot of money on something which doesn't suit her at all.

First of all, most of the time, she must accept that the tighter clothes are not for her. If she deliberately wears tighter garments, it means she is not ready to accept her appearance. But there is a hope, she can still wear some tighter beachwear like swimsuit or spandex.

But when not near a beach, she must consider loose-fits only. Why? She needs to hide her body flaw. Generally, anything made of cotton can be suitable. They give her extra edge and ventilation both.

In winters, a chubby woman must go for sweatshirts. They hide the chubbiness a lot. Try it with jeans and legwarmers.

One of the best way to get smartly dressed is to wear floaty dresses. However, any floaty dress must be worn with good looking belts. It makes her look slim.

The primary goal, while selecting a shirt, is to feel comfortable and smart. On large, babydoll shirts can be suitable for a chubby. However, they make her look pregnant.

If she still has a liking to go for babydoll shirt, then pairing it with a belt and straight leg jeans is recommendable. A caution! The belt should not be of contrasting color and must have a bit of width.

For a chubby woman, trying belly shirts brings adverse effects . They reveal the chubbiness instead of hiding it.

The striped shirts are never the best pick. Their more number of stripes on the shirt the more chubbier they make a woman. Reason? Simple! They become a measurement of her chubbiness.

While trying some T-shirts, get ensured that these are printed, especially with big and shining floral prints. The floral prints hide the fatty flaws.

To hide the body flaws, a full-looking lady has no better option than an empire waist blouse. They look sexy and can conceal thousand secrets.

Choosing a suitable jeans too seems to bother. The best buy can be a low rise jeans. Apart from being adventurous, they turn a flabby waist into a slender one.

Better not to wear a jeans which is too skinny. Safer it is to wear loose-fit jeans. However, to look more fashionable she can wear a boot cut.

The cuts near the ankle in her jeans gives it a wider look and creates a resonance with the her wider upper body parts. Even a jeans with flare at the bottom can make her look smart and less chubby.

It is well researched that a chubby woman who is taller looks less chubbier, so always try some high-heel sandals and shoes.

Hard to believe it may sound, the hair style too plays a handy role to hide or reveal the chubbiness. Sporting long hair is always recommendable. It hides the extra pounds behind the neck and back.

Sep 3, 2008

Must-have Boots For Your Feet

In the world of footwear for women, the boots have always got an undying importance. The fashion quotient of any fashionable lady, on any outing, can get a dramatic dip if she doesn't sport a pair of boots.

The market can have a range of boots, but few are there which can really give a woman her due sexy look and enhance her personality. Probably, the following list of boots may help a woman choose some boots of her likes.

Slouch Boots: These knee-touching boots are best designed to give you a casual look. If you are looking for a footwear which can give you attention, luxury and relaxation everything together, then this can be the best buy.

To feel its maximum magic, don't forget to sport it with any loose-fitting shirt paired with a short skirt.

Cowboy Boots: If willing for more sexy looks, go for it. You will not be able to count the heads of your admirers.

It is best to wear it with a leather jacket and a cowboy hat. Choose a beautiful light blue shirt to give a better finish.

Wellington Boots: Suitable to be used round the year. Comfortable with every weather. Planning to participate in carnivals or road festivals?

Grab a pair. Couple it with whatever you may like. A jeans or short skirt! It makes a perfect match.

Ankle Boots: If you have got a pair of beautiful legs. Ankle boots are there to complement them.

Though short skirts can be charming, the long ones too will see many craving for you to talk to. Try some tight fit jeans with their edges tucked into those boots.

Go-go Boots: You will exactly look like a cheerleader, cheering for nothing but your beauty. These boots come with either low or flat heels. They come with various lengths.

Buy a pair of jeans or a short skirt for a satisfying look. For more raunchy looks, try a pair of red go-go boots with a leather mini skirt.

Knee-high Boots: They not only make you look sexy but lusty too.

A black pair of knee-high boots donned with a knee-length red skirt, if you dare to wear, can see a bloodbath amongst men for you.