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How to Choose a Wedding Dress for Your Body Shape?

It is the day when the bride is the star of the moment, and she ought to feel and look her best. With all eyes on her on the special day, her dress becomes an important factor that decides her overall look.

A dress, as we believe, should reflect the true you. Which is why, you need to choose a dress that flatters your body shape. That said, choosing the right dress is one of the most important tasks for a bride-to-be. While a lot has to be considered while finding the right dress, the shape of the body determines the perfect fit for the dress.

Here’s your guide to find the dress that will make people stop right in their tracks to observe you―the beautiful and stunning bride.


Apple-shaped bodies have a large frame with wide shoulders, making the body appear to be more voluptuous than the others. Little waist definition, owning to a fuller bust and bottoms, does make the individual appear heavier on their upper body. This body shape is blessed with slender arms and legs that can easily be highlighted by dressing right.

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If your body resembles the shape of an apple, you should choose dresses that take the weight off your torso and bust, and emphasize your limbs instead. Plunging necklines, like V-necks and sweetheart, will help draw attention upwards, while empire waistlines will efficiently hide your fuller torso. You can also carry off an A-line gown or a tea-length dress. In addition, you can opt for a ball gown that clinches at the narrowest part of your waist.

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You better stay away from mermaid and trumpet dresses that fit snugly against the body emphasizing your fuller torso. Also, avoid a straight across strapless dress as it will add to your busty appearance. Keep those puffy sleeves, capes, wraps, and other bulky accessories away.


Pear-shaped bodies are small or petite on the top, and heavier on the butts and upper thighs, giving them a seemingly voluptuous bottom. Just like a pear or a triangle, you have narrow shoulders and bust with wider hips. You need to highlight your upper body while camouflaging your lower torso.

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Considering you have slender shoulders and a smaller bust, you can very well pull off one-shoulder, off-shoulder, and strapless dresses. In addition, bateau, scoop, and V-necks will suit your frame best. Your best bet would be A-line, princess, empire waistline, and ball gowns for your wedding day.

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Anything in mermaid, peplum, and trumpet style is not meant for you. Stay away from halter and high necks as they will make you look flatter at the bust.

Inverted Triangle

Inverted triangles have broad shoulders with narrower hips, making them appear full-bodied on their upper torso. Unlike apple-shaped bodies, this shape is blessed with a narrow waist and hip, along with slender limbs. This shape should look for dresses that add layers to balance out their narrow hips, and accentuate their broad shoulders.

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Dresses with straps that will help cover your wide shoulders. Plunging necklines, like deep V, sweetheart, and scoop, will help cover up your busty frame. Peplums, trumpet, and dresses that have detailing around the waist, are meant for you. Dresses with skirts that clinch at the waist and flair out at the bottom will flatter your body the best. Look for ball gowns, mermaid, rosettes, and ruffles to flatter your frame.

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Heavy embroidery, and detailing on the shoulders will add to the bulkiness. Stay away from puffed sleeves as they will draw attention to your already broad shoulders.


Boxy or athletic frames have slender bodies sans curves. The shoulders-bust-waist-hip ratio is almost equal, making you appear more like a rectangle or a ruler. Creating an illusion of curves is what you need to pay heed to when dressing your body shape.

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Strapless dresses with detailing and embroidery on the bust will help create curves. One-shoulder dresses, empire waist dresses with bows, belts, and ruching will help draw attention to your body. You can very well pull off dresses with low waistlines, like mermaids and trumpets, teamed with a sash cinching at the waist. You can also look for dresses with puff sleeves, capes, and wraps to accentuate your curves.

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Halter and high necklines if you have bony collarbones. Also, avoid dresses with portrait necklines to avoid framing the collarbone.


Hourglass figures have a defined waist, which is proportionate to the hip and bust. This perfectly-balanced body is worth showing off and not hiding behind layers of fabric.

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Thanks to your proportionate body, you can wear anything from sheath, to mermaid, and from trumpet to ball gowns to accentuate your curves. Two piece gowns with fitted corsets with A-line, or straight cut skirts will work to enhance your figure.

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Being blessed with perfect curves, you wouldn’t want to hide your curves with an empire waistline. Also, stay away from dresses that flair waist down, instead look for dresses with dropped waistlines.


Simply defined, you tower above everyone else thanks to your tall frame. You can be curvy, or slender, but the dress you choose ought to highlight your height.

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You can carry off dresses with low waistlines, A-line, princess cut, and full ball gowns that will showoff your height. Look for dresses with long sleeves that go beyond the wrist. You can definitely wear sheath dresses to accentuate your figure. A long veil with your height. should do just fine.

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Dress with ruffles and rosettes, which will add layers and eat away from your height. Tempting as it may seem, stay away from headpieces and updos that will add too much height to your already tall frame.


Tiny frames enclosed in a petite silhouette is what your body is all about. The best way to dress your body shape is to find dresses that will elongate your frame.

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Your petite frame will look good in trumpet, sheath, A-line, and empire waistline dresses. Look for dresses with small detailing to add length to your silhouette. Dropped waistlines teamed with floor-sweeping skirts are the norm to elongate your figure. You can wear a knee-length A-line dress with heels to add length to your tiny frame.

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Full ball gowns with voluminous fabric may overwhelm your figure. Stay away from huge detailing like big bows and ruffles on the lower half of the dress.

Plus-sized brides can opt for empire dresses that begin just under the bust, with a gradual A-line skirt. Stay away from pleats and extremely loose gowns as they add width to the look. Gowns in satin, chiffon, and taffeta will make you appear slimmer.

Fashion Advice for Men

When it comes to fashion, style, and dressing in a trendy way, most men find themselves at sea. I have seen many men who still dress up the way they used to during college, although now they are well into their late twenties! What most men don’t realize is that with a bit of creativity, they can completely turn around the way they look and dress up.

Dress Your Age
It is very important that a man dresses his age. For instance, a low cut jeans would look great on a teen or a 20 something guy, but the same on a forty or fifty year old, no matter how maintained or toned his body is, would look ridiculous.

Make Comfort Your priority
Your clothing should be such that you are completely at ease in it. Comfortable clothes, more than any of the trendy ones, will make you look much more confident and stylish any day! So, avoid blindly running after brands and latest trends. Instead, develop your own unique, comfortable dressing style.

Get the Correct Fit
Always buy clothes which fit on perfectly, i.e., they should be neither too loose nor too tight. The right fit for you would be that which hides your flaws such as a paunch and fits in nicely on the entire body.

Wear Right Colors
When you are young, all colors ranging from pink to blue to red, look good on you. After all, youth is the time for experiments and exuberance. However, as you age, you should buy clothes of only those colors which look flattering on you. Wear colors such as browns, black, and pastel shades.

Maintain a Wardrobe
There are some clothes which are a must-have in any man’s wardrobe. These include a formal suit, a white shirt, black pants, a pair of well fitting jeans, khakis, a leather jacket, a chic casual shirt, an overcoat, formal shoes, and sneakers. You can pair them with any outfit or wear them individually.

If you thought that accessories are meant just for women, you are highly mistaken. These days, lots of accessories such as unique neck pieces, bracelets, watches, rings, cuff-links and belts are available, which can jazz up any outfit. However, one thing you should be cautious of is over accessorizing. As a rule, do not wear more than three accessories at a time.

Be Well-Groomed
Stay well-groomed. Take a bath every day, shave regularly, shampoo often, wear polished shoes, and ironed clothes. Getting a neat, good haircut can do wonders for the way a man looks, so go to a hair stylist and get one which suits your personality and the shape of your face. A well-groomed man, irrespective of whether he is wearing stylish clothes or not, looks appealing!

Here’s hoping that with these tips you can make your own fashion statement by dressing appropriately. One last tip – Keep on refurbishing your wardrobe from time to time, at the same time, keep the must-have clothing items handy. In case you feel that you do not know which kind of clothing to opt for, you can go to any of the big stores. The customer service executives there will gladly choose outfits which match your personality and built!

Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses

The two things that are almost common in all the wedding dresses are, the style and the color. Most brides prefer well fitting gowns that feature a fitted bodice and a flared-up skirt-like structure, below the waistline. Whereas, the color ranges within shades of white and pink. If you want your wedding dress to be non-conventional, you can mix and match various styles and colors to make a wedding dress that defines your style. Also, if your wedding party is themed, you would want your wedding dress to be designed according to it.

However, some like to break the rules and play it differently. Why shouldn’t they? After all, it’s their wedding, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the bride and the groom. This day is special and they have the complete rights to decide how everything has to be. So, why not begin with the wedding dress?
Traditional Wedding Dress

A traditional wedding dress for the bride usually looks like an elegant gown, the color – a decent shade of white, the design – a little frilly, a white tiara, a gorgeous white veil and all other accessories are chosen to suit them.

The various parts of a wedding dress structure such as the silhouette, the sleeves, the bodice, the neckline and the train are planned well before the actual dress is made. You can select any one of the vintage styled patterns for designing your wedding dress. If you already have your mother’s, aunt’s or grandmother’s wedding dress that you truly love, you can make a few small self-desired alterations in it (for the fittings or even the style) and wear the same for your wedding.
Modern Wedding Dress

The wedding dress designs have undergone a tremendous change in the 20th century. So, you have a wide range to choose from. Another option that you can choose are, the party gowns that are readily available. There is a wide range of variety when it comes to party gowns. Furthermore, it is suitable for those who are confused or have not yet decided on the style of the wedding gown.
No Typical Hollywood Romance Gowns

“What kind of a gown should I wear at my wedding?” Is this the question that is plaguing you and keeping you sleepless at night? Bridal fashion is a huge booming market. Most of the bridal stores and designers offer dresses which are crafted representing Hollywood romance. However, the number of hardly-blushing brides are also steadily increasing day by day. So it goes without saying, for such a daring bride, the conventional canopy styled dress is a big no-no.
Short and Chic Wedding Dress

You need something which reflects your free-spirited personality. If you have no choice but to wear your mom’s dress on your big day, you can easily shorten it and make it more chic. Choose any off-the-rack dress that is flattering to your figure and presents you in the best light.
Pantsuit Wedding Attire
If you are game to be more than a bit different, then you may forget about dresses altogether, and instead choose a pantsuit in beige or cream color with some fabulous accessories. The idea is to celebrate your holy union with your loved one in a style in which you are comfortable.
Material Of the Wedding Dress

If you want a non traditional wedding dress then not just the dress pattern, you can also experiment with the material of your dress. Show up at the altar in a feathery dress and see the surprised expressions of your guests. Metallic dress which shimmers is the outfit to kill for. You can literally dazzle the onlookers by making an appearance in this piece of art. Any woman who wants to celebrate her big day in an anti-bride style and yet look within the boundaries of traditional customs.
Color of Wedding Dress

A bride is always imagined in pastel shaded wedding gowns. Why not add a little color to your wedding and make the event bright? You can use bright and vivid colors for your dress, as well as for your bridesmaids’ dresses. Bright shades of red, pink, blue, purple, green, etc., will light up the party.
The accessories, wedding shoes, wedding decorations and the groom’s suit, if matches the bride’s wedding dress in a trendy way, the whole arrangement is sure to awe people. The look will make the event lively and happening. If the wedding is taking place on a special day like the Valentine’s day, a red attire would be just perfect as red color symbolizes love. If you are getting married on 4th of July, an wedding dress in the shades of blue, white and red would look splendid for this event. A Christmas day wedding can have the bride sporting a red and white dress.

Now, let me warn you, it is up to you to decide which point to prioritize. Whether you want to choose the style of the dress before selecting the color or you want to select the color before deciding on the style, the decision entirely depends on your preferences. If you already have a color in mind for your bridal gown, then style your dress in a such way that it complements the color. Whereas, if you have made up your mind about the pattern of the dress, choose a color that will look best with that style. If you find it difficult to find an unconventional wedding dress for yourself, you can opt for a custom-made dress. This factor offers you the liberty to have every detail of the dress in the exact manner you want.

Feel free to try out many different dresses before making your final decision and click your picture in these outfits. Then with the help of your friends, choose the one dress which makes you look like you own the world

Graduation Dresses

As you advance to higher classes, education becomes crucial as each stage is a building block in your academic career. One such stage is graduating from the 8th grade to a higher class. Graduation is a huge deal for middle school students and in most schools it entails a ceremony and party. Dressing up, obviously, is an inevitable part of the party. Usually, it is advisable to wear a dress shorter than the graduation cloak so that it doesn’t stick out and cause any hindrance. A lot of parents opt for getting the perfect dress stitched for their daughters, and with some help, the work is bound to get easier. Here are our top 5 picks.

Pleated dresses are stitched in a way to flatter your waist and hips without giving a bulky look. Also, an A-line dress suits all body types. Like the one shown in the photo, a yellow dress is perfect to wear on your graduation day.
Yellow is a fresh color and teaming it up with accessories that are either silver or gold will give it a perfect look suitable for the ceremony as well as the after-party. You can either wear strappy heels, pumps or simple ballerinas. Complete the look with a cardigan, so that you have the option of removing it if you decide to hit the dance floor after the ceremony.

Now, this is a dress that will go perfectly well with tights or stockings, especially if you don’t want to go the traditional way. For girls who follow fashion trends religiously and want to ‘stand out’, pairing it up with neon tights will definitely work.
For those who want to ‘fit in’, opt for black. Since this is a full-sleeved dress with a small neckline, try styling it by tying your hair up in a bun or in a sleek ponytail with large earrings that steal focus!

For a strapless dress like this one, jewelry can make or break your look. An elegant silver necklace with a pair of classy earrings, and blue pumps or peep-toe shoes is a combination that suits this color perfectly.
Black or nude almond toe heels with a matching clutch and bracelet is also a safe option. This color suits all skin tones, so you have one less thing to worry about, just pick the right accessories that aren’t too over-the-top and you’re set!

If you choose the Little Black Dress, as shown in the photo, you can never go wrong. A LBD is an excellent back up option if cannot zero in on any outfit. Keep the makeup light, you don’t want to look as if you’re headed to a club!
Team up your LBD with a cardigan or a shrug, give a dash of color of your choice by pairing it up with ballerinas or flat sandals. Add a stylish clutch, and you’re good to go!

The belt goes with the dress, so you can scratch one accessory off your list. Although the dress that we have picked is blue, you can opt for a different color and still keep the style same. This dress, again, can be worn with stockings if you feel it is too short.
Accessorize with a color similar to the belt; if not, go for staple silver and gold with earrings along with a necklace that follows the neckline. Heels or, if it is not a summer day, boots can also be worn with this dress. Finally, opting for a box clutch might be a good idea if you don’t fancy big purses.
Additional Tips
~ First of all, make sure your dress fits perfectly.
~ Buy the accessories and keep them ready weeks before the all important day.
~ Pamper yourself and get your hair, nails, and makeup done. Book the requisite appointments well in time.
~ Last but not the least, keep a camera at hand to capture the graduation party and the whole event!

Perfect Hairstyle for Your Graduation Day

images (1)Graduation Day is a solemn ceremony, a moment of achievement and pride in the life of all students. Years of hard work, dedication and tenacity pay off as you walk up the alley and onto the stage to receive your degree. You walk up to the podium, and prepare to recite the speech you had written, only to realize the words seem futile and seem nothing on the backdrop of the times you have spent in your college or university. All that matters are the memories you created… and then it seldom becomes easy to keep your eyes dry!
Graduation Day is a milestone in your academic life that you deeply cherish for years to come. It is but obvious you want to look your best on this special day! Though everybody finds it pretty easy to pick the right outfit for the day, one maybe bummed when it comes to one thing – your hair! Should you tie them up? Cut them? What? Here are a few suggestions…
Graduation Hairstyle Ideas

If you have long flowing hair that fall below your shoulders onto your back, YOU ARE BLESSED! There are a number of things you can do with long hair. You can opt for a low pony-tail, you can braid them up, you can simply leave them open, you can practically do what you want! One tip here would be to go for a hairstyle that will not look too glamorous or flashy. It is Graduation Day, not prom night; so keep it simple. If you are ready to get a haircut, you can go for a layered cut. You can even go for a fringe that will peep out of the graduation cap and on your forehead. If you wish, you may even perm your hair to add bounce to otherwise floppy hair. Well, did I say anything? yeah; you really can do anything with your hair!

If you have medium length hair that fall till your shoulders, the best option would be to leave them open. Wash your hair and brush through them. Letting them dry naturally may not always work for shoulder length hair – the ends tend to turn up as they rest on your shoulders. The best solution would be to blow-dry them so they don’t curl up at the ends. Another option could be to scrunch them for a wavy look. You can just put your fingers through your wet or semi-dry hair and squeeze them for a scrunch look. If you want to try something different, you can get a long bob cut.

Curls look the best when left open, and that is what I would suggest. You can maybe play with your hairline by tucking in a few strands of hair using a clip to take them off your face. A loose pony tail on the neck also looks charming. If you are going to tie your hair, you can leave a couple of locks out, so that they bounce off your face! It will give you a rather coy and bubbly look. If you want to opt for something simple, how about straightening your hair? It maybe a good change to get rid of your curls, even if only temporarily.
Micro braids may seem an unusual choice as a graduation day hairstyle, but it will work, especially since you have to wear a graduation cap! Another idea could be to tie a low bun that will lay on your neck. Up-dos may or may not work, since teaming up an up-do with a cap more or less ends up ruining the up-do.
A general tip I would like to give here is – do not opt for a very elaborate hairstyle. If you are not going to wear your graduation cap, then there are definitely more options to pick from. But with the graduation cap on your head, you have to choose wisely. Being a solemn ceremony, the best thing to do would be to wear your hair in a simple yet elegant way. After all, simplicity is beauty!

Popular Teen Hairstyles

Jim Morrison once quoted, Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts. Teenagers around the world, it’s time to give these words a slight twist and make your hairstyle your best mistake ever. Did anyone ever tell you that these are the best years to experiment with your look?

Girls, whether you are looking for a style that says the sweet ‘girl-next-door’ or something that represents your individuality, the possibilities are numerous.

And whoever said guys do not have enough options when it comes to styling their hair! Whatever be the length of your hair, you have options to look like the coolest guy who knows what’s hot and what’s not.
Styles for Girls

Spotted on – Emma Watson

Looking for something that’s short, edgy, and screams sophistication? Then this hairstyle is the best option for you. Although the pixie has been around since the 1920s, it ranks high on the trendy meter even today.
This style requires very little maintenance, making it the perfect choice for teenage girls. Make sure you go to a trusted stylist to get the pixie; the right cut is extremely important. Use a styling product like mousse and the blow-dryer occasionally; the stares of appreciation will definitely make it worth the effort!

As this style draws attention to your eyes, you can use light makeup for special occasions, in addition to a pair of nice eye-catching earrings.

Spotted on – Kristen Stewart

This style from the punk world has now become a popular favorite amongst teenagers. Wacky and messy, yet super trendy, describes this style. The characteristics of the emo are long fringes and bold highlights. This style is adopted by young girls as an expression of their individuality and emotional state of being.
The trick to getting the perfect look is to keep the hair short at the back and long bangs in the front. You must also choose a highlight that is bold and bright in contrast to the deep black color of the traditional emo. It would be advisable to use a shampoo for colored hair in order to keep the highlighted hair healthy. Dark kohl for the eyes and beaded accessories on the neck or the hands will perfectly complement this hairstyle.

Spotted on – Selena Gomez

The one trend that will never go out of fashion is the bob. It ranks very high on the style meter, and will continue to do so. What adds to the popularity of this style is that it suits all types of hair and face shapes. From Rihanna to Victoria Beckham, stylish celebrities have been spotted carrying off this look with elegance.
You can experiment with the bob and create various styles, like a parting either in the center or on either side. It is a fairly low-maintenance style that requires regular trims to keep the length intact. It may seem like a drastic style to experiment with, but the end result signifies chic like no other style. A statement neck-piece and a pretty lip color that suits your skin tone will further enhance your look.

Spotted on – Taylor Swift (Side Ponytail)

Here is the most comfortable and easiest hairstyle ever! Take a leaf out of Taylor Swift’s hairstyle diaries and go in for the side ponytail. Just a little twist to the classic, regular pony, and you have a fun, girly look that can also be made to look stylish, depending on the occasion.
Maintenance of the side ponytail is easy, and needs just regular washing, conditioning, and the occasionally blow-drying.

Use a straightener or curling iron on special days to get the perfect look. You can go in for a sleek pony after straightening your hair. This gives you a smart and no-nonsense kind of look. If you are looking for something more flirtatious, then the pony with soft curls is your answer. A way to jazz up this look is to use cute hairpins with embellishments or bands with flowers to tuck the hair, and maybe a pair of geeky glasses.

Spotted on – Ashley Olsen

A style that is smart and feminine, the French braid is popular among women of all age groups, especially teenagers. This style is very practical as it keeps the hair away from your face. Take the regular schoolgirl braid up a few notches on the style meter by turning it into a French braid.
This braid begins at the crown of the head, which helps in securing the hair that is too short. Before you start working on the braid, it is important to make sure that your hair is dry and that there are no tangles. For a night out, you can use cute hair embellishments to jazz up the look, and wrap a pretty scarf around your neck to make the look truly French.

Spotted on – Miley Cyrus

Another stylish look for Rapunzel-like tresses is the layered haircut. This is the perfect style to add that sexy bounce and volume to your hair, and it requires very little effort to look amazing.
If you have curly hair, layers will enhance your natural curls; if you have straight hair, they will give it a nice texture, and for very fine hair, layers will provide the much-needed volume and movement.

You can change the length of your bangs to experiment with this hairstyle. Apart from the regular washing and blow-drying, layers do not call for any special treatment(s). However, a regular trim is a must to keep your hair healthy. You can also wear a cute headband to add that girly touch to your look.

Spotted on – Robert Pattinson

This is a popular hairstyle for football players, and was adopted by the armed forces of the United States during World War II. The crew cut became a major fashion trend during the 1950s. The long crew cut is referred to as the ‘ivy league crew cut’ in the United States. This is the simplest and the easiest-to-manage style for young guys.
Crew cut is an ideal choice for those who are into sports and the like, as it is very fuss-free. Ideally, the hair has one length at the front, and is reduced to a uniform shorter length towards the crown of the head. You can decide to keep the back and sides either short or medium in length too. This style takes just a couple of minutes to dry, and occasionally, gel can also be used to give it a shiny look.

Spotted on – Justin Bieber

This hairstyle became popular as a symbol of rebelling against authority, as it was popularized by the punk rock movement of the 1980s. However, today, it is one of the most popular hairstyles for anyone who has the courage to go for it.
The hair on the sides is shaved or cut very short, while the hair at the top of the head is kept longer in the middle, depending on how high you want the Mohawk to stand.

For the more adventurous boys, if your parents agree, you can also get the Mohawk highlighted with a color of your choice. This style may require some intense maintenance, as you need to get the sides trimmed regularly, and need to use gel to hold the Mohawk in place. But the end result will make sure that all eyes are on you, wherever you go.

Spotted on – Leo Howard

The credits for the popularity of this hairstyle go to the hip-hop group – the ‘Beastie Boys’, who used the term in their song ‘Mullet Head’ in 1994. This is one of the most well-known hairstyles in the history of fashion. It is not just a hairstyle but a way of life, as it is described as ‘business in the front and party in the back’.
The hair is kept short in the front and on the sides, while it is longer at the back. Billy Ray Cyrus has been one of the most popular celebrities flaunting this hairstyle. The style does not require any extra efforts to maintain. To make it more fuss-free, you can also tie the long hair at the back into a ponytail.
Your hairstyle and overall appearance say a lot about your personality, just like a book is judged by its cover. Teenage years are often referred to as the ‘Awkward’ or ‘Acne’ years. However, these are the years when you will start developing your own individual style. Experiment with your look, try these hairstyles depending on your personality, and look your best!

Fashion Advice for Women

Fashion is a lot of things, beautiful, befuddling, bizarre, and bodacious. A dress or a silhouette that can look ethereal and utterly gorgeous on the runway, can look like a disaster from outer space in real life. And if getting the look right is not task enough, you need to ensure that you get the trend right while making it work for your body type and facial structure. Fashion is no more limited to just the clothes you wear. From the bag you carry to the shoes you don, to even the watch on your wrist that serves more than just a functional purpose, fashion dictates almost everything. Getting it right can be easy as long as you stick to a few basics of the game. There are some things that you need to have in your wardrobe, which will ensure that you never go wrong. While fashion trends can be tempting to follow, more often than not they disappear within a month or two, leaving you with clothes that you will never wear again. Sticking to basics while experimenting with silhouettes, cuts, and colors, and developing your own personal sense of style is the best way to stay ahead of the demands of fashion. The best advice for women ever probably comes from Yves Saint Laurent who said, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” Take the advice from one of the biggest names in fashion and concentrate on your style. Being fashionable will fall into place.

Fashion Tips for Women Over 50

They say, a woman’s beauty grows with her age, and she looks more and more graceful in her middle age. But women think the exact opposite. According to them, they look old with wrinkles on their faces! However, this doesn’t mean you stop dressing up and change your wardrobe into a dump of loose, light-colored clothes. Fashion is for everyone, and age has absolutely nothing to do with it as the whole motive of fashionable clothes and accessories is to please yourself and make yourself feel great!

So, if you are a woman over the age of 50, let me tell you, you are still young to try out new styles, new colors, new accessories, and of course, gorgeous “new shoes”. There are innumerable fashion tips for the older women, which can make them look fresh and youthful. So, if you are looking for such simple and effective fashion tips, take a look at the sections below.

Fashion Ideas for Women Above 50
For those who want to look good, age should not be a hindrance! Many women give up on fashion, thinking that it is for the young and that they won’t look great in fashionable clothes. However, being fashionable and trendy isn’t for someone else, but to make yourself happy.

Have you ever gone shopping when you are depressed and feeling low and bought yourself something really nice and expensive? I am sure it feels great, since you please yourself. The same is with fashion for women over 50, as what you wear and how you look is most importantly to see yourself smile. There are many ways, older women can look good, and you don’t need to be slim or beautiful for that. You simply need a few fashion ideas, which is what this Buzzle post is all about. So, take a look!

Choose Your Colors
The first and most tip is to choose the colors that suit you and the ones you would prefer. You can wear any of your favorite colors as you should be comfortable wearing them. Soft shades of pink, peach, light blue, purple, browns, beige, orange, gray, khaki, etc., are great choices for dresses. You can choose other pastel colors if you are wearing tops and blouses, and darker colors like black, dark brown, chocolate, khaki, gray, etc., for lower body clothes. But make sure that the colors suit your skin tone and complement you. When in doubt, choose black and white. You can never go wrong with this combination.

Pick Your Own Fashion Statement

By the time you turn 50, you very well know what works for you. You can keep doing so even now. However, make sure that you keep up with the latest trends. After you have decided on the colors for your new wardrobe essentials, you need to find the style of clothes you will be comfortable in. If you are someone who wouldn’t mind dressing up in either casuals, semi-formals, or formals for the day, then you can choose from a range of clothes. There are various fashion styles for women over 50 available in the fashion market today.
While picking pants, choose the ones that fit you well and in which you feel comfortable. Skirts and wraparounds look very beautiful on older women.
Well-stitched or hemmed summer and evening dresses can also make you look very attractive even at the age of 50.
In case of other clothing like blouses, shirts, and tops, you can follow the same tip of purchasing something that fits, rather than going for a loose top. Suits look perfect and can make a woman look fabulous even at this age.

Accessories Are the Ticket

Use accessories that create maximum impact. Well, when we are talking about accessories like bags, hats, jewelry, shoes, clutch purses, hair accessories, etc., make sure that you keep them up-to-date. You can use leather goods, jute, and other fabrics for your accessories like bags and purses. Wearing very high heels might just affect your back and muscles, so wedges, flats, semi-pointed heels, and other lighter footwear can be your choices. But that doesn’t mean you can’t wear high heels. If you feel you can carry it off without any problem, then you can definitely flaunt them. Your jewelry is another thing that needs to be very elegant and sleek as per your age. So, preferably thin and delicate patterns would look brilliant. In addition to all these, you can also get some amazing haircuts and styles done that will enhance your look.

Fashion Tips for Men Over 40

The Color Palette For You!
Keep within the range of blacks, blues, grays, browns, burgundy, and beige.
So, you’ve turned 40? And people have started noticing gray in you? All we would say is, that you should actually take pride that you’ve lived all these years. Don’t faux a style that doesn’t belong to your generation. All you need to do is improvise your wardrobe with comfortable, yet gentleman-like clothes. In fact, most of the clothes from your thirties can easily transit to your 40s’ wardrobe.

Don’t follow fashion fads. Fashion trends flicker with every season, but style is what remains. For instance, you would not wear tees that are worn by teens, just because they are in. Even if your favorite fashion magazine tells you that skinny jeans are in trend, you’re not gonna wear them! You have to think of something that is timeless and mature. And in fact, many of you would already have your styles; you just need to polish your equation of styling.

Prefer Quality to Quantity. Choose fabrics that are 100% cotton, wool, linen, etc. for a neat, sturdy look.

Keep it simple and classy! Don’t jam your closet with flashy ties, glittery cufflinks, and shimmery waistcoats. Style your age. Decent is the word.

Carry a clean-shaven and well-groomed look. Well, just for your info, women prefer clean-shaven men.

We are all set to get you a classic wardrobe, that showcases the man you are on the inside.
Embrace the ‘Gentleman’ Look

Dress your age. Jeans and casuals are not from our first picks. Embrace the urban gentlemanly attitude. Pick well-tailored suits. The fabric and the fit of the suit is the most important. Fitted suits would make you look slimmer (and younger). A black jacket and white dress shirt makes a legendary fashion statement.
Grab Slim-fit Oxford Shirts and Trousers!

Comfort and maturity―the key to styling elegantly in 40s. Cotton or linen trousers would fit the bill. Showcase the clean and modern look with straight trousers, and fitted-shirts. Don’t get too colorful while picking shirts, ’cause this will give the appearance that you’re trying hard.
Snatch Sexy Sweaters

Cashmere sweaters add a luxurious casual appeal to the attire. Pick buttoned sweater vests, or V-neck sweaters, something that compliments well on your regular wear, and carry a fresh, relaxed look.
Go Trench with Trenchcoats

Trenches and overcoats add depth to your attire. Get a piece that fits you perfectly, and gives you the slimmer, taller appearance.
Winters are Seasonal, Scarves aren’t!

A pair of leather gloves with a lissom fit can never cease looking stylish. Woolen gloves also qualify the comfort matrix, but should be worn if season allows you to. Worn with a sweater or an overcoat, a pair of gloves can lend a sophisticated look. To add a pop to your attire, accessorize with a scarf.
Neck Ties. Bow ties. Cufflinks.

To separate you from the office lot, make it a point to accessorize your outfit with ties and cufflinks. Don’t pick jazzy colors. Go for silk ties, textured or patterned can pass out, but remember to keep it elegant. Play it safe with blue, black, and brown.

You don’t just need to wear a watch on suits, you also need to wear it when you’re not in your suits―modern and minimalist. If you’re going with the no-jacket-look, a leather belt is a must!
Woo the Masses with the Right Sunglasses

Find the right pair of sunglasses considering your face shape, and the age. Keep away from luster and glaze. Get a real pair!
Leave Colorful Sneakers for Teens

Well, nothing can beat a pair of black lace-up shoes in formal association, but you could try grays and browns. We suggest to always go for pointed shoes that impart a slimmer sooth. To keep on the smart-casual line, a pair of brogues or loafers will do. Camel and beige are newer colors to try, which will add a sporty pop to your outfit.
The Final Formal Look!

The Final Casual Look!

Decide your outfit based on temperature, location, and the event. Don’t mix casual wear with business wear. When working with casual shorts, be careful on how much you need to expose your knees. Though it may be your favorite suit, you need not wear it on casual evenings.

A common mistake that men often do is moving around in boyish haircuts. Get away with the juvenile look. You need to get something that is more respectable and manly.

Where to Buy Cheap Designer Handbags

Accessories are one of the most important items in any woman’s wardrobe as the right accessory can instantly perk up a plain outfit. One such accessory is a handbag. Most women will go to great lengths to acquire the latest and the trendiest handbag. But designer handbags comes with a designer price tag and not many of us can afford them. So should you just buy a cheaper bag if you cannot splurge your entire months salary on such a designer piece. Well you can still buy a designer handbag provided you know the right place to find these designer bags and purses for less. Here we will guide you on how you can get cheap designer purses and handbags for women.

Where to Buy Designer Handbags for Less

Whether you like designer totes, clutches or satchels, there is no need for you to pay retail prices for them. Many designer boutiques hold annual sales of designer handbags at a discounted price. These sales are seldom advertised and even your best friend will not let you now about them. The best way to know about these annual sales is to ask the high-end designer boutiques or be on their online privileged customer list. One of my friends snagged a great Fendi clutch at a 70 per cent discount. The best thing about purchasing designer handbags from sales is that you can get a very good bargain and you are also sure that you are buying a genuine product and not some cheap knockoff. Most high-end designers also try to sell all their handbags of the previous season at a very low price. So you should always look out for these clearance sales to snag a trendy piece for yourself.

Department Stores
I know you would love to get your hands on Hermes Berkin bag or a Chanel 2.25. But these premier designer handbags are very, very expensive. So the next best thing would be to go for designer handbags which are comparatively less pricey. Marc by Marc Jacobs and Chloe are two designer handbag labels that can be comparatively cheaper in price. Most department stores hold sales around mid year and they usually have a very good collection of designer handbags. All designers do not price their handbags in the same way and some designers do have reasonably priced handbags. When you like a particular handbag at a department stores sale, it is best that you purchase it immediately without overthinking about it. Believe me, I have lost out on many a good handbag because I didn’t buy the bag just then.

Online Stores
When you are thinking of purchasing a designer handbag, one great way to do so is to buy handbags online. There are many online stores that offers you great discounts as well as great variety. However make sure that the site sells only authentic designer handbags and not replicas or knockoffs. Periodically the fashion house itself holds online sales of previous seasons handbags, and this a great opportunity to buy designer handbags at the fraction of its original price. Kate Spade, Dooney and Bourke, Juicy Couture, Guess are some of the cheap designer handbag labels that you can have for under 50 dollars after sale.

These were some ways in which you can snag a designer handbag for less. One very important thing to remember while buying cheap designer handbags is that you should know how to spot a fake. Look carefully at the lining and the inside zipper as well as the stitching of the bag. Verify the logo so that you are sure that you are buying an original designer handbag. There is no use paying less, if you are not getting an authentic designer handbag.

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