Month: April 2012

Prom fashion tips

Prom is right around the corner! If you haven’t picked out your outfit yet it’s not too late. Here are a few tips to make sure you have the best prom ever. 1. The Look Next to your wedding, you will probably never be photographed as much as you will be during prom festivities. Your parents, your dates parents, your friends and their parents, official prom photos. There will be a lot of pictures floating around for years to come! Go for a more timeless look that you won’t be embarrassed of when your kids someday go through them. 2. The Dress There are a lot of great trends this year. Check out the collection of fashionable prom dresses at David’s Bridal. They have everything from fun printed dresses to classic princess ball gowns. If you go for a short dress, go for something more modest on top. If your dress is backless, choose something less revealing in the front. Remember, it’s prom, not an episode of Dancing With the Stars! 3. The Accessories Your accessories should be based on your dress. If you choose to wear a simple dress, you can easily dress it up with fabulous accessories. Strapless dresses are great for necklaces but if you’re wearing a halter you are probably better off with a cute pair of earrings and a bracelet. Just make sure not...

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Wear what makes you comfortable this summer

If you’re a larger gent, you’re probably familiar with the need to get clothes that fit well for the summer. Too big and they’ll look shapeless and baggy, but too small and they’ll stick to all the wrong places when the heat rises. Large size clothing that’s both flattering and fashionable can be hard to come by, but this is where specialist retailers like High and Mighty can really help you out. When you’re dressing for warmer weather, choose lightweight fabrics where possible. If you’re prone to perspiration, a light undershirt worn beneath your top will help mitigate unsightly sweat marks. Avoid anything clingy, and if you want to create a slimmer appearance, vertical lines are always effective. For office or formal wear, materials are more important than ever since you’ll likely be dressing in layers, despite the heat. Linen suits or lightweight wool are a must if you want to stay cool, and should be worn over a cotton-rich shirt. Try to avoid dark colours: a summer suit should be pale grey or cream. A single-breasted jacket gives a more slimming effect than a double-breasted one, and it’s worth paying a little extra for one that has been tailored to your unique shape. You have a few more options with casual wear in summer: the classic T-shirt and shorts always looks good, while a light V-neck sweater over...

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Get your underwear right this summer!

Sometimes it’s not just what you’re wearing on top that matters – your underwear can also make a big difference when you’re trying to achieve a slimmer silhouette! With summer on the way, this might be just the time to take another look at your underwear drawer and consider whether slimming ladies shapewear could complement your changing wardrobe – especially as coats, boots and jumpers give way to lighter dresses, shorts and sandals. So, how do you match summer outerwear with summer underwear? If you’re going with casual T-shirts, it’s no surprise that your best bet is a T-shirt bra. These are made to give a smooth, subtle lift while remaining nearly invisible. Alternatively, if you’re opting for figure-hugging dresses this summer, figure-slimming lingerie helps to flatter your figure while still keeping your curves in all the right places! A tankee is the best underwear to choose for a breezy summer dress, helping to tame your tummy without being too restricting. Camisoles are another great summer option that often come with their own shelf bras sewn in, removing the need to wear your own underneath. If you’re pairing them with a short skirt or shorts but want to keep your bum in check, a pair of boy shorts is just the thing. These enhance your figure invisibly, while still allowing your curvy hips to show through. Once you’ve got...

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Don’t get stuck in the style shade this summer

For many ladies the arrival of summer brings the pure joy of shopping for a new season, but for others it can present a series of fashion conundrums, namely how to stay cool, how to stay comfortable, how to look good and how to achieve all three at the same time. For plus-size ladies who are too often told to wear ‘flattering’ darker shades that can attract the heat, summer can end up a bit of a fashion minefield. If you’re a curvier lady who is sick of sitting in the shade – both literally and through your style choices, it’s time to turn up the heat. There are plenty of trends around this summer that look great on girls of all sizes and some that will flaunt fuller silhouettes in particular. If you’re afraid to try new styles because you aren’t sure what they’ll look like on your figure, try looking at ranges where the clothes are advertised on real women, like the women’s clothing at Simply Be. Look at the styles plus-size celebs are papped in too – Kim Kardashian’s sister-in-law Kaela Humphries always has fun with what she wears and as a model she’s a great role model for plus-size ladies. Looking at the big trends of summer 2012, for a formal work look, if you’ve got hips like Ms Hendricks then swing dresses are a...

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