Fashionistas agree that sleeveless silhouettes, including tanks, halters and tube tops, are must-have styles for every woman’s wardrobe in 2007. Unfortunately, many women do not feel comfortable wearing clothing that bares their arms. A recent survey, which polled more than 2,000 women nationwide, revealed that only 8 percent of women feel beautiful when sleeveless.
There are many ways to boost sleeveless confidence, including pumping up a fitness routine and moisturizing skin for a healthy glow. Another easy way is by individualizing a look with do-it-yourself (DIY) fashion. “DIY fashion gives women the opportunity to express their own style,” says Chloe Dao, fashion designer and winner of “Project Runway.” “With a little inspiration and creativity, it is easy to create a cool look, embrace the sleeveless trend and feel confident.”
To get started, Chloe suggests the following tips:
ï¿½ Find Your Canvas: Gather the materials you will need, including a T-shirt, scissors and craft materials found in your home. Choose a shirt in a bold color that complements the season.
ï¿½ Pick a Pattern: Reference a DIY T-shirt pattern book or Web site for guidance. If you do not use a pattern, practice first by cutting up old shirts.
ï¿½ Ditch the Sleeves: Embrace the sleeveless trend and cut off the sleeves to give an old shirt new life.
ï¿½ Prepare to Bare: Go sleeveless with great-looking skin-especially underarm skin. Try a deodorant such as Dove Ultimate Clear, which provides softer, smoother, sleeveless-ready underarms in just five days. With great-looking underarms you can have the confidence to wear whatever you want, whenever you want.
Helpful DIY Hints
ï¿½ Visit your closet for vintage or oversized shirts that can be easily refashioned.
ï¿½ Get creative by using two patterns to create one sleeveless shirt.
ï¿½ Pull the fabric tight to be precise when cutting the shirt.
ï¿½ Search antique stores, craft stores and neighborhood boutiques for unique pieces. Look for ribbon, buttons or scarves to add color.…
It doesn’t take a fortune to modernize your wardrobe and Rampage shoes have just the look to help you emerge from your home fabulous.
At a time when everyone is experiencing beauty on a budget and asking “just how low can you go” we discover affordable selections that transform our look into trendy and modern. You see, you’ll discover that this line fits every lifestyle. No matter which career you enjoy (or don’t) there’s a shoe to update your style.
There are 3 ways to effortlessly update your style;
” Rampage Fortune Boots – I love, love, love these boots! Leather black boots that are tight at the calf with a square toe and medium chunk heel. Here’s why you need them; these type of boots slim your legs and the medium-sized chucky heel makes the boot much more comfortable and manageable throughout the day. If you walk a lot the heel is what keeps you balanced with comfort. The square toe gives you room and allow your toes to relax, normally, not stuffed and fighting for space. Pair this knee-high boot with a dress just above the knees and you’ll take your look from good to “good-golly miss molly!” – that’s what my grandpa use to call it.
” Rampage Lucy or Marvel – Rampage shoes offer you old style Glamour. What I adore about these shoes is it’s roomy, comfortable and gives a bit of look at my sexy colored toes. Wear jeans paired with a soft sweater and these shoes; or a pencil skirt or a simple dress because these shoes will sell the outfit.
” Rampage Heavyn – sweet glossy flat with a decorative bow and modest low heel. These are the ultimate get-up-and-go I can run anywhere, do anything shoe. Every woman needs this shoe; goes with everything. It’s a work shoe, a weekend shoe and can be a party shoe, depending on your outfit.
Many of us are overwhelmed with our hurried way of life; “I don’t have time to sit and think about which goes with what. I need shoes that have a vested interest in my closet.” We don’t want to say and most won’t admit it but really, who has the time to worry about pairs and combinations? I mean, we all love fashion and want to keep up with the times but I need a clone to get everything completed during the week.
I think every woman should be blessed with several shoes that go from minimalist to uptown classic to downright glamorous and I’ve found that Rampage shoes not only assemble the collection we need but all of the shoes are affordable.
There is not an outfit in your closet that can’t be combined with a pair of Rampage shoes. The best part of this collection is the concept of these shoes. Look closely at several styles – they all feature that on-the-go approach. Nothing complicated just feminine with a touch of sophistication. But these shoes stand out because of its uncomplicated designs and they fit every woman’s lifestyle.
Take it from a shoe diva, this collection is totally thumbs up.…
For many people, engagements and marriage come with many years of tradition. For the Irish, Celtic engagement rings beautifully symbolize the true spirit and meaning of marriage. They have become very popular rings due to a combination of their amazing style partnered with their uniqueness.
Here are some steps to help you select a Celtic ring;
1. Metal – The first thing you want to decide on is the type of metal for your ring. The three types of metal to choose from are Gold, Silver and Platinum. Generally each of these will be fine, however, with some gemstones you may find that one of the above metals is better suited than another.
2. Design – Once you’ve selected the metal for your ring, it will be moulded into a traditional Celtic pattern of your choice. This is a very exciting part of the process as it can really help you create a unique engagement ring.
3. Gems – The final step of the process is to select a gemstone for your ring. When it comes to engagement rings, diamonds are the most common gemstone to use. Additionally, you may decide you want one big center stone, or you can even intersperse smaller stones throughout the Celtic pattern. You could even decide that you want a big stone in the middle as well as some smaller stones around the pattern. You truly have a lot of freedom so you can ensure you design the perfect engagement ring for you.
All in all, when it comes it engagement rings, the Celtic style is one that can be truly unique and make the next chapter in your life all that more special!…
Fashion design is a well-paid career. It is because good fashion talents are hard to find. And once you are proved to be as a successful designer, you will be designing clothes for thousands of people and decide what to wear for them. Becoming a fashion designer is an ultimate dream for many people both for the wealth, esteem and self satisfaction.
It is a hard work especially you do not know the dynamics of this industry. Personal development and efforts play vital role in defining a successful one. Well-known fashion schools, help students to explore themselves while avoiding to give them any stereotype information to effect their styles.
Fashion designers are different than most of the other professions like the doctors, engineers or economists who have to go through certain education. It is a must for these professions to have proper education. But this is not the case for them.
As a profession, it is open to everyone who believes that they have a different vision and want to contribute to the world of fashion. Most successful designers are those who managed to approach to the fashion world with a new and different point of view.
Of course it is an important thing to have a good education in this field. But at the same time this arena is very suitable for achieving success with personal efforts. This is why the fashion history is full of success stories of people who managed to educate themselves with personal efforts.
A good designer should be always open to learning, trying and exploring. This is such an important character trait that no school or authority can teach you this.
A person may have the potential to be a fashion designer, with the ability, skills and even the education. What makes this person a fashion designer or a fashion brand is the observation of the steady outputs in the long run on a regular basis. In other words, experience and the success in professional life is as important as his or her skills and potential.…
Keeping your wardrobe full with right things, this summer, is far more essential than the right energy-drinks stored in your refrigerator. Definitely, what you wear in summer has a lot to do with the way you take a particular season.
Thus it hardly matters how old you are, when it comes to buy the right picks for the women’s summer wardrobes, there are three most basic and essential fashion products which always strike my mind. These three most essential wardrobe products will make summer 2009, for you, a season to cherish.
For All Occasions : Regarded by many as the remedy of all fashion problems of a fashionable lady, a black suit is a women’s clothing you can’t avoid this summer. This women’s clothing gives your summer wardrobe complete look and saves you from beating around the bush when you suddenly get a call from your future employer.
Such black suits don’t come at high cost too. So it won’t be a an extra burden on your pockets too. If you don’t want to wear a full-black, wearing a black trouser only does a magic too. A black women’s formal pant is compatible with a series of formal-looking tops.
Most importantly, a beautiful black dress is not made for interviews only. You can don it for a myriad of occasions such as; office parties or other types of formal parties. Also many ladies love to wear this black dress on their dates too.
Some Button Down Shirts : Whenever, we talk about button down shirts, nothing strikes our mind but a classic white button down shirt. However, this summer fashion trend has arrived with a different twist, altogether. It has allowed some other types of button down shirts, in terms of colors, too to creep in your wardrobe.
So shun thinking about wearing only white ones, rather a blue button down shirt will make you a bigger hit on the interview table if paired with a black suit. Moreover, keeping a maroon button down shirt will make your summer wardrobe more exciting and complete, as far as this summer 2009 is concerned.
Classic Casuals : Not only in the professional side of your life, you are required to look at your best while celebrating your casual part too. So, forget not to bring some cool and classic designer t-shirts and semi-fit embroidered jeans into your summer wardrobe. Why do I call these summer wardrobe essentials as classic casuals? Definitely, they have to be dipped in classic colors such as black, variation of blue etc.
Wearing such casuals make you a treat to watch in any casual event this summer. Though various shades of blue, especially the deep one, can be a viable option while buying a semi-fit jeans, such things with dark tone are always preferred. Wear some dark-colored t-shirts with bold slogans.…
Do you also feel that you have nothing to wear most of the times, and that you have to keep up to the current trends? Are you into high street fashion but it hurts your pocket to keep up with the trends? Then you would be more than happy to know that henceforth, Miss Chase- the UK fashion brand is now in India. Why Miss Chase? For the first time ever, UK fashion has been made affordable. It’s this brand new e store where from you can buy chic and stylish ladies tops online along with trendy bottom wear, party dresses, and accessories- all that you can possibly think of.
Now you can flaunt chic and uber cool UK fashion whenever and wherever you want and that is not going to hurt your pocket. Choose from their amazing collection of tops like the ladder sleeve, scoop back, slash back, sheer shirts and the hottest selling peplum tops in solid colors and floral prints! Their bottom wear also deserve a special mention here. From the elegant palazzos to the lacy skirts, asymmetrical skirts flirty shorts in bright and happy colors to sensuous rompers in electric blue and ravishing red is all you need to make a statement.
Along with the entire eye catching bright color blocks to flirty floral prints, there also have a sleepwear range. Buy sleepwear online in India from Miss Chase’s sassy and sweet range of nightwear. From cute camisole sets to shorts set, from comfy drawstring pajamas to sexy boyfriend sleep shirts in different designs- you are going to fall in love with it – not to mention how comfy they are. Miss Chase is not just about style but also about comfort. The entire range of apparels are designed and manufactured with utmost care. Each piece goes through multiple quality checks just to ensure you get nothing but the best.
Miss Chase is your one stop shop for all your fashion needs. Bought a top but can’t find what to accessorize it with? Take a look at some gorgeous fashion accessories from Miss Chase- there are statement neck pieces, bold cuffs, dainty earrings to bracelets in pop colors- there are scarves and bags, stockings, graphic leggings and shoes – you name it they’ve got it. The stuff that you see is something you’ll not find anywhere else. Shop the entire look within a matter of minutes- and give your wardrobe that fresh UK style make-over.
UK fashion now has a new address – your age old concern of having nothing to wear is about to be taken care of. Once you see the collection, you will not choose anything else and shop ladies tops online along with buying sleepwear online in India only from Miss Chase. Have a party to attend or going dancing in clubs this weekend? Check out the super stylish dresses in monochromes. No matter what the event is, you will find that perfect apparel to match with it. What are you waiting for ladies? Let’s start shopping!…