Apr 27, 2011

Finding the Right Jeans for Your Body Shape

Everyone loves wearing jeans - they're comfortable and go with everything. If you find a pair of jeans or a style that works for you and your body shape, you may wear them every day. Most women own numerous pairs of jeans, but everyone has that favorite pair that fits perfectly and is the pair they grab again and again. Today we're going to discuss how to find the right jeans for your particular body shape. Not every pair of jeans looks great on everyone. Some people can wear skinny jeans and look incredible, while a trouser style is better for other women. You usually have to try on many pairs of jeans to find the fit and style that's right for you.

The skinny jean is a relatively new style of jean. Basically, they are tight jeans that are slimly cut down through the entire leg. A skinny jean shows pretty much every lump and curve, so skinny jeans are best worn by thin, tall women with thin pins, including thin thighs. Skinny jeans look best on women with slim hips. So, if you are tall, thin, and athletic with narrow pins and hips, then the skinny jean should look amazing on you.

Most of us are not built like that. If you are curvier with larger hips, you should go for straight leg jeans that go straight down from the widest point of the hips to the ground. These jeans should not only be straight leg, but also be cut widely through the leg line. If you are curvy and wear jeans that are tight around your wide hips and then are tight through the pins, you will look very outbalanced. If your jeans are tight around your pins, it will make your hips look even wider in comparison. So, try on straight leg jeans or a trouser style jean if this is your body shape.

As far as the right rise for a pair of jeans, younger women who are thin should wear a low rise jean. This is a modern style and minimizes the appearance of your rear and stomach. No one should be wearing high rise jeans that go up as high as or higher than your navel. These are sometimes called mommy jeans and make the stomach and rear look larger than normal. If you are in your thirties or more, you should go for a mid-rise jean. This will not only help cover your curvier figure better, but will still minimize your stomach and rear end. Basically, you want to cover enough of the body to look appropriate without resorting to mom jeans that will make your stomach and back view look larger than they actually are.

Mitchell Gavillion, a graduate of Art Center College of Design is passionate about fashion, lifestyle and fitness writing. Mitchell has also written about online shopping tips & advice and even music. Some of his online shopping tips were featured on the Savoo Blog, an online saving site & blog.

Apr 20, 2011

Wardrobe Cluster – What To Buy

By: Daria Akhten

Legend has it that European women only buy about three clothing pieces per season. How do they do this? And more importantly, what is already in their wardrobe to buy just a few trends every year?

Every season, new styles emerge interspersed with well-established trends. Women with a complete wardrobe can purchase as little as one or two pieces of the trendiest items for the season. For me, this not only eliminates unnecessary expense as I rush to buy everything in sight, but it also allows for creativity. You can really establish your personal style when going through the clothes you already have, and seeing how they can be worn this season.

A traditional wardrobe cluster consists of pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a multitude of looks. It must include:

- jackets in solid colors
- dress shirts
- sweaters
- casual tops, like tanks and tees

- dress slacks or skirts
- denim
- pants or skirts in bright colors or patterns

- evening dress
- day dress

- coat, jacket, or trench coat (depending on climate)

- neutral color shoes and matching belts
- handbags
- various occasion jewelry

The trick is to create the wardrobe using garments made of excellent fabrics, and perfect construction. This way, it can be ensured that these pieces will last a long time. Once that is done, you can buy just the garments necessary to spice up your wardrobe.

There are several designers known for creating classic wardrobe staples. Carolina Herrera epitomizes class and elegance, and you can never find a better blouse than one of hers. Yves Saint Laurent is known for setting the standard in women’s’ fashion. Any piece from his collection is a great addition to a wardrobe. Of course, the most famous designer known for her jackets and suits is Chanel. If the clothing is out of your budget, go for a scarf or a pair of earrings to complete your looks.

It is important to understand how certain elements of an ensemble can change it completely. A blouse tucked in or out can make a big difference in an outfit. Having five tops and five bottoms instantly gives you twenty-five distinct looks. Changing the layering of these items allows for even more versatility. Accessories go a long way as well. A dress can be worn with a belt for a daytime look, with a statement necklace for a nighttime look. A pair of Christian Louboutin shoes can change any outfit from day to night, instantly.

Once your wardrobe cluster is complete, it becomes very easy to see what you need. When shopping, stay away from impulse buys, and choose garments that can be worn year round. Most importantly, have fun with it. Deciding on a personal style and look for yourself can be a great experience!

Apr 9, 2011

Unique Golf Clothing

Ladies golf clothing has changed a lot over the years, from cotton polo shirts and polyester plaid pants to bright-colored fitted tanks and shorts. Unique golf clothing is not as hard to find as it used to be, since ladies golf clothing lines now offer both traditional styles and newer trends. Even vintage golf clothing, for ladies who want to dress in the traditions of the early female golfers from the 1920s and `30s, is becoming more popular.

Ladies golf clothing is now form-fitted to the female figure for a more flattering look, yet it’s made from stretchy, moveable, breathable materials that keep you cool, dry, and much more comfortable. The colors have changed a lot too, from plaid and muted earth tones to the super bright colors that are currently popular in street clothing.

Thankfully, basic black and white have never gone out of style, so woman who wants to dress in chic clothing on the course can choose all black, while the practical woman who wants to stay cool in the hot summer sun (and show off her tan) can still look stylish in white at the same time.

Ladies Golf Shirts

Ladies golf shirts don’t look like they are made for men anymore. Cotton and polyester polo shirts have been replaced by lycra-based collared tanks and fitted polo-style shirts with shorter sleeves that end just below the shoulder. Many shirts come in a tailored or trimmed V-neck style sans buttons, while others offer a scoop-neck that shows a little more skin and allows more opportunities to accessorize.

Three-quarter sleeved shirts are also a good find for the spring and fall months or for those who want a little extra protection from the sun. In both pullover or button-up options, these shirts look more like street clothing and less like sports tops, providing fashion on and off the course. And with all these different shirts to choose from, female golfers can find a style that’s unique to them without looking like every other player on the course.

Women’s Golf Skorts

A women’s golf skort is one item that’s unique to female golfers and isn’t based on men’s golf clothing styles. A skort is a skirt with shorts built in underneath, so the skirt hides the shorts until you bend over to pick up your ball, when the hidden shorts protect you from showing too much skin to other players on the course. Skorts are extremely comfortable, functional, and stylish all at the same time. They allow you the sexy look and feel of a short shirt with the comfort of shorts. Skorts can be found in a variety of styles, including straight, pleated, and ruffled.

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