Fashion Tips for the Petite Woman

Most women in North America are under the height of five feet eight inches. Women who fall under the height of five foot three inches usually fit into the petite, or short, category. Petite doesn’t always coincide with skinny, there are many petite women who are quite shapely. If you’re petite, learning and implementing a few of these tips is a great start at helping you look taller.

Shorter women might sometimes feel that they get lost in the crowd. Taking advantage of a few of these hints to help make you look taller can be great in creating the illusion of a couple extra inches.

Wearing ankle boots with shorts or mini skirts on bare legs is considered somewhat of a no-no according to the fashion world. These bulky boots make you appear shorter when worn on bare legs. If you want to wear them with shorts, try wearing some tights that match the boots. As obvious, high heels are also a great way to look a little taller. Bulky shoes with heels may defeat the purpose, so the sleeker the shoes, the better.

If you love long dresses, but don’t have the height to pull it off, try wearing some heels that show your toes. Another tip is to try to divide the top of your body and the bottom in contrasting colors. This will make your lower half appear longer – for example, wearing short shorts that just come down to the top of your waist. Wearing long shirts will make you appear shorter.

Long hair on a short body can often make you appear even shorter. Short hair helps create the illusion of a taller body. If you have long hair and don’t want to cut it, try wearing it up or pulled back. Long hair often takes over the look of short women, leaving not much else to be noticed. The shorter your hair, the taller you will look.

And finally, one of the most well known pieces of fashion advice for petite women is to wear vertical stripes. Wearing things that have stripes going straight up and down help you look taller, as opposed to horizontal stripes that make people look wider. V-necklines and dresses with hemlines that reach the top of the knee or higher are other fashion tips that may help as well.

Body Shape Fashion Tips

Every woman wants to feel and look great. Some women want to look good for their husbands or boyfriends, some for strangers they don’t even know and some want it for themselves. The reasons might be different but they can’t achieve it without some right body shape fashion tips.

I think I can speak for most women and say that one of the most difficult things in our lives is to accept our bodies the way they are, especially when they are not perfect. And usually they’re not. But when you can achieve that and find inner peace between you and your body, you’ll stop stressing out about your size and start to concentrate on more important things in your life.

The first step to achieve that is to find out what body shape you are and then use mine great body shape fashion tips to disguise your flaws and show the best assets of your body. There are four common body shapes – pear, apple, hourglass and rectangle.

Probably the most common type is pear. Pears have their upper body smaller than lower and when they gain weight it usually goes to their hips and thighs. Because the lower body is larger than the upper one, it’s important for pears to find a balance between the two. So if your body shape is pear you should wear fitted tops in bright and light colours with different prints and to make your hips and legs look slimmer you should wear A-line or flared skirts. If you prefer jeans you should wear wide leg or straight legged jeans in darker colours. Another great fashion tip from mine body shape fashion tips is that if you want to bring attention to your neck and face rather then to your hips, you should wear necklaces and earrings.

Apples have their upper body larger than lower and if they gain weight it usually goes to their waistline. So it’s important to draw attention from your waist to your legs. So wear jeans that have a flat front and have back pockets that can give a little bit of curve to your flatter rear. You should stay away from jeans that are too tight as they will make you look even bigger on the top. If you prefer skirts, wear A-line skirts or short skirts that are 1 to 5 inches above the knee. The tops you shouldn’t wear with those jeans and skirts are dark tops with too many patterns. And because apples have larger breast don’t forget that very important is the right bra.

If you’re lucky enough to have an hourglass figure, you’ve found a balance that most of us, especially pears, are looking for. Because your shoulders and curvy hips are equal in size, you don’t have to be afraid of patterns and you should go for tops with V-neck and wear some stretch denim jeans with larger hips and smaller waist. As for skirts you should wear 3/4 length or full length skirts. Probably the most valuable of all body shape fashion tips for women with an hourglass figure is don’t hide your body by wearing some baggy clothes.

If you have a rectangle figure you definitely have great legs and you should show them by wearing jeans with a low – rise and with back pockets that will make your bottom look fuller. Or you can wear pencil, A-lined or flared skirts. Because your figure is straight up and down you shouldn’t wear vertical patterns as they will make you look even thinner, but rather wear scoop neck or V-neck tops that will make you look curvier.

We are all different in the way we look but we have one thing in common, we always find something we don’t like about our bodies. So make the first step to change and find out what your body shape is and use mine body shape fashion tips as they can help you to take the focus of your problem areas and emphasize what is positive on your body. They can even save your time when shopping, as quite often we buy clothes that are unflattering for our figure because they don’t have the right cut, colour or print. And there’s another aspect where mine body shape fashion tips can be very useful. They can help you to become more confident, because the way you feel determines the way you look. So feel confident and it definitely will show.

Sue Clark has found out while writing this article that her body shape is pear and has started to use the above mentioned body shape fashion tips to buy the right clothes for her body. And she feels great and confident and wants to help other women to achieve the same. So find out what body shape you are and use our body shape fashion tips to disguise your flaws and show the best assets of your body.

Shifting Weight Wardrobe Fashion Tips

There are days in a woman’s life when her clothes seem to be a bit too tight and the muffin top suddenly screams for attention. I usually gain about five pounds before getting a visit from Mother Nature. It seems that over the years my weight keeps shifting up and down about ten pounds. This constant weight shifting would result in me standing in a pile of clothes because nothing just seems top fit like it did two days ago. To spare myself this moment that seems to plunder my self-esteem, I realized that there are certain styles of clothes that seem to stretch with you as your body keeps tipping the scale.

Shirt Dress
These dresses are perfect at for a weight shifter. They typically do not hug the body and leave some room to spare. I have one that with a hemline just above the knees that I cinch in with a belt and wear with boots. The darker the color, the more forgiving it will be. This is not to say you can’t play around with lighter colors, just make sure the material is thick enough not reveal lumps and dimples. If you tend to be on a heavier side, try cinching your waist with a thicker belt, this will create an illusion of a smaller form.

Leggings
When you can’t seem to tuck in that muffin top into jeans, put on leggings. I have at least a dozen of leggings, they save me when my pants seem to be too tight. I wear them with long shirts, dresses and sweaters. Pair leggings with a cool t-shirts that doesn’t cling to the stomach, belt and short boots and you are styling. This is also a great fashion tip if you love to wear short dresses but feel insecure about your stems. There are great “jeggings” out there now as well. These are leggings that look like jeans. Many come with pockets and details as a pair of jeans would without the limiting inseam.

Shapewear
The right undergarments can help you suck in that tummy, pull up that bum and smooth out the dimples. Do not think that shapewear is designated just for your grandmother. It can do wonders for your body and give you a break from constantly sucking it in. Some shapewear creates an illusion of a smaller waist. There are many types out there. Play around and see what works best for you, I promise you the extra security will result in a more confident strut. There is a reason why the Hollywood starlets of the past always looked as good as they did in all shapes and sizes. They were honest about their bodies and chose the right undergarments to suck-in, pull up, tighten and smooth out.

Fashion Tips All Men Should Know

Here are a few fashion essentials all modern men should be aware of. Many of them are not even about fashion but help you look the part. This will be good news for the army of men out there not wanting to follow fashion but still wanting to impress.

Improve your posture

Perhaps the biggest fashion tip of all has nothing to do with fashion itself. It’s about improving your posture when you walk, when you stand and when you sit. An army of office workers today slouch at their desk and walk like their grandparents.

Stand straight, pull back your shoulders, push that ribcage out and look straight ahead, not down to the ground. You will exude confidence and for a man, this is worth much more than what the most expensive suit can achieve and is what makes you manly in the eyes of women: confidence to tackle all of life’s difficulty, confidence in your ability to overcome adversity.

Look after your clothes and they will look after you

To store your shirts and suits in better conditions and for longer, use wide and stout coat-hangers. Thin metal hangers leave creases and sometimes stain the fabric. With heavy suits, they even get bent. Wide and rounded plastic hangers are cheap and do the job just fine, no need to go for the more expensive wooden hanger.

Learn how to repair a button. Man is in the 21st century and many live alone. There is no point in relying on a woman to do something as simple as that. In fact, it makes you look manlier in that you do not shy away from manipulating something as insignificant and small as a needle and helps you ascertain your independence.

And the unavoidable fashion tips

It is OK to have a few mismatched items of menswear. Men are men, they do not have handbags that need to match shoes, gloves that need to match scarfs and hats, matching earring and necklace sets and so on. So if you wear a brown belt and dark brown shoes with black trousers, it’s not the end of the world as long as your clothes look smart and clean. Don’t stress unduly about colour coordination.

Since when was a denim shirt a proper shirt? Leave them alone or if you really love denim, at least don’t wear them together will denim jeans. Denim shirts are best worn over a t-shirt or vest when the weather is neither warm nor cold enough to warrant a sweater or jacket.

Wear your clothes with pride and care. No more hanging trousers (since when was that fashionable?), no ties askew, shirts-sleeves buttoned up, shoes well-polished.

To carry on the topic of hanging trousers, underwear is just that – best kept under clothes so please, no trousers hanging half-way down the bum, no designer-branded underwear elastic band showing above the trouser belt. No guy wants to know what underwear brand you favour.

Use these fashion essentials in your everyday life without becoming a fashion slave. Improve your posture and watch your physical and psychological well-being improve, not to mention your success with women. Focus not on colour coordination but watch that what you wear is smart and wear proudly.

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5 Very Important Fashion Tips For Women

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For a woman fashion is like breathing. Its something she can live without. Unfortunately not all women know how to dress. And that’s where fashion tips for women comes into play. Finding the right clothes to wear is extremely important. It goes beyond just finding the right clothes for your shape and body type. Here are 5 universal fashion tips for women.

Don’t Splurge On The Basics

I consider the basics tank tops, t-shirts and short to lounge around in. You don’t need to break the bank for these items. Instead head to your local Walmart or Target, my personal favorite, to pick them up. These are items that you will wear quite a bit. That means they will wear out quicker than other items. So go to a place where you can buy more for less.

Clean Out Your Closet Every Six Months

This is one of the best fashion tips for women ever. Most women have racks and racks of clothes hanging in their closets. The problem is that most of the clothes have never been worn. Its time to clean out the closet and get rid of the clothes that you know you will never wear. However, don’t just throw them in the trash. Take them to a local shelter or charity. There are plenty of people who need clothes.

Make Sure You Have The Must Have Items

There are certain items that every woman should have in her wardrobe. They include a black dress, a white shirt, a blazer, a nice pair of jeans, black dress pants, a wool coat, a wrap dress and a cardigan. These are items that you should spend a little money on as you will probably wear them quite a bit. These are items that can go with just about anything and the best part is that they will never go out of style.

Watch Out For Those Trends
With every new season comes a new trend. Here’s the deal though. There is nothing new under the sun. Everything eventually comes back around. So avoid going overboard with the trends. Truth be told, you probably already have half of that stuff in your closet. You should focus on accessorizing the must have items with a trendy piece. That way you can be in style without breaking the bank.

Learn How To Play Up Your Assets

When it comes to fashion tips for women this one is at the top of the list. You absolutely must learn how to play up your assets. Do you have nice arms, nice legs, a great figure or a great pair of cleavage? Whatever your assets are, you should wear outfits that bring them to the forefront.
Don’t be afraid to show the world what you’re working with. When you wear clothing that highlights your assets you will be able downplay what you consider trouble spots.

And there you have it, 5 very important fashion tips for women. Follow these tips and you will look like a super star every time you walk out the door.

Fashion Tips From Runway Models

I’ve been working with runway models for just over six years. From all the hustle and bustle back stage I got to learn a lot of fun and unexpected fashion tips and tricks from my model friends. These are quick fixes for a fashion emergency.

Slip Proof Heels
Runway models often have to wear crazy shoes that usually do not fit their actual size. To ensure a safe walk that will prevent the ankle bender on the runway, models will often pat the bottom of the heels with a paper towel soaked in soda, so when it dries, the bottom of the shoe becomes a little sticky, hence preventing the slippery cow move on the runway. I’ve also seen models scratch the bottom of the heel with a key or a knife; this makes ridges that help to prevent slipping as well. Stuffing shoes and heels is big thing in runway fashion. Your shoe is too big? Stuff it with some tissue, either in back or front, until you feel more secure in the shoe. Some models bring little inserts that keep their feet from slipping forward when wearing heels. You can get those in any shoe store or drugstores.

Bloat Free Stomach
Runway models often have to bare more skin then the average woman. Since they never know when their midriff is going to be on display, they have some tricks for a flatter and bloat free stomach. Papaya supplements or fresh papaya fruit is popular among the models to help prevent water retention and bloating. Named ” fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus, papaya contains papain that helps to digest protein as well as reduce swelling, bloating, gas, acid reflux and indigestion.

Zit Zapper
Nothing could be a bigger bummer then getting a zit the morning of an event or the day before. Because models have to be camera ready at all times, they have a trick for zapping the annoying break out. Take of a couple of ibuprofen and crush it to a white powder. You can mix this powder with toothpaste or water and set it on the break out. The ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug that helps to reduce swelling and redness. A girlfriend of mine is a runway model and she always carries a little container of crushed advil at all times as an emergency zit zapper. You can also buy packets of aspirin powder and mix with water or toothpaste, see what works best for your skin.

Winter Fashion Tips for Woman

Winter can be one of the hardest months on woman’s fashion. Sadly, not everything that is cute and fashionable is going to be worth wearing in winter! Mainly because you are going to be freezing, but thankfully there are plenty of options for a girl who wants to be stylish and warm at the same time! Just follow these tips and we’re sure you will have the time of your life at your next party!

Tip #1: Wear a Coat!

I know this might seem silly, but coats have a few unique properties that are going to make your life a lot easier! For one, they are really warm. A long coat can keep you covered, and look stylish while you are waiting to get into a place that has some heating. Once you are in doors you can easily just take the coat off, and you can reveal that cute fashionable bandage dress that you’ve been hiding all night.

Tip #2: Wear a Cute Hat!

While a cute hat might not match that bandage dress that your concealing under your coat, it will match the coat. A hat is going to keep your head warm, and that is one of the worst places that woman ignore. We realize that you do not want to mess up the sleek sexy hair that you have going on, but you need to cover up. Once you are indoors you can take off the hat with the coat!

Tip #3: Stockings!

While sometimes you want to rock those legs of yours, winter is not really the best time for it. Stockings come in all kinds of shades, designs, and styles. There is going to be more than one stocking that can easily match that cute little dress of yours, but best of all they are going to keep your legs nice and warm. Once summer comes you can rock your bare legs all you want in your cute summer outfit.

Tip #4: Boots!

I know that boots do not always go with that dress you want to wear, but sometimes you really should avoid wearing your best heels in winter. The worst thing you want to do is slip on some ice ruining your evening or worse. There are a lot of cute little boots out on the market, and winter is the perfect time to rock different looks.

Tip #5: Be Yourself!

Remember that you are always going to be the most comfortable when you are yourself. Never try and rock something that you are not 100% comfortable with, but do not get boring. Take risks and wear something that you might not always picture yourself wearing. As long as you are having fun then no one is going to be getting hurt.

Fashion Tips For Women With an Hourglass Figure

Hourglass figure is the perfect body type. If you are one of those who have this figure, you are very lucky. With this body type, you can wear any fashion style. However, to boost your confidence you have to know the right way to highlight your body. By knowing the proper method, you will have many inspirations or ideas for your daily styles. It helps you to hide the fullness of your body and how to show up the best part of your figure. The proper the technique, the more beautiful you are.

Top

Hourglass body is great with scoop neckline blouse or v-neck tops. It will make your chest and neck look slimmer and also make you thinner. Choosing the lighter tops and darker bottom will accentuate your waist. If you want to emphasize your asset, you can wear a semi-fitted blouse that only sits on your waist.

Alternatively, you can wear looser tops with belt that will highlight your figure. Well-fitting bra may support your appearance as well. Do not wear over-sized or even too tight tops because that clothes will make your upper look bigger.

Dress

Basically, hourglass figure is a proportional shape, so you can easily to show off the curvy lines by wearing flared hems skirts or dresses. If you go for soft and light fabric, you may highlight the ideal shape, especially on your waist.

Meanwhile, for the feminine look, you can choose a belted shirt dress that works amazing on your body. Just remember not to wear baggy dress or skirt because will hide your sexy waist. A-line, wrap, or pencil skirt may highlight your legs. Moreover, you can wear cardigans and belted jacket for showing your curves.

Pants

Boot-cut, low-rise and wide leg pants may look great on the hourglass body. It will fit on your silhouette and make you appear slimmer. Remember not to wear tapered jeans, but it is great if you choose the pocket less style. The simple style is better because your body will look slim and thin.

Although hourglass is a proportional figure, but you still need to know the right way to emphasize your body. It helps you to become more confidence and fashionable. Since there are many fashion style and brand to choose, you can easily find the best fashion item for you. You can see the latest style from the fashion magazine, so you will always up-to-date and be the more gorgeous woman.

Fashion Tips for the Modern Man

There are so many fashion tips out there for women, but what about men? Men also want to look good especially if they are going to an elegant or formal function such as a wedding or a corporate function. Here are some fashion tips for the modern man.

If you are attending a corporate function that is semi-formal, then you may want to wear something semi-formal. If you need something semi-formal yet classy and elegant, you can choose an informal pants with a shirt and a nice sports jacket or blazer. You don’t really need tie pins and clips for this look. You can choose a cravat which is placed on the inside of your shirt with the first two buttons open. Ask the salesman to show you how to fold the cravat and how to wear it. This will give the jacket a classier look.

With this look casual shoes are perfect. Colour is also very important when choosing a casual shoe. With casual shoe, I don’t mean sneakers. I mean something that is informal but doesn’t have laces like a moccasin or loafer. Remember to take shoes that are going to be comfortable if you are going to stand for a long period of time. If you are going to a place where the venue is outdoors, consider taking an interesting hat that complements your outfit.

You could also opt for the complete formal look that includes a suit, shirt, tie with matching pocket handkerchief, cufflinks and tie pin. All of these individual items need to be colour coordinated to complete the look.

If you are going to a wedding where the colour is red, you could choose a black men’s suit with a black shirt, red tie and red pocket handkerchief. You can pair it with a silver tie pin and silver cufflinks. When buying a suit at any men’s fashion store, the salesman will place your formal men’s suit in a suit bag, it’s important that you take your suit out before you wear it, as it could be creased and needs to be pressed or ironed as it was folded in the bag. Remember to always put your suit back into the same bag as originally purchased to keep it beautiful, dust-free and crease-free. Also keep the box where your shoes were in, so that when you take them off after the function. You can put them back so that it still looks good the next time you wear it again. Last tip; please remove the labels on the sleeve of your jacket. It was bought not borrowed.

Remember you are what you wear. Behind every successful and well-dressed man is a beautiful woman.

Fashion Tips for Plus Sized Women

It is not a sin to be curvy, healthy or plus sized. A fit and healthy body is much better than a skinny one. It is wrong to repent if you are a plus sized woman and is not able to select the right dress for yourself. Hence, instead of lamenting over your body size, knowing some fashion tips can really help you to wear your dress in a comfortable and stylish manner.

Avoid wearing Tight clothes

Skin hugging clothes are an absolute disaster for plus sized women. Such clothes accentuate the body parts and make you look odd. Always keep a measuring tape handy whenever you plan to shop for clothes and know your exact measurements. Do not buy such dresses which are less in size than your actual one. Choose those clothes which are dark colored as they hide your weight to a considerable extent.

Choose the right accessories

Accessories can really spruce up your look if worn in the right way. Many fashion outlets which sell plus sized dresses for women offer accessories that complement those clothes. You can either purchase those clothes or can also try something creative. For instance: adding a scarf around your neck along with the dress will really make you look beautiful. Remember, you can replace a belt and use a scarf instead when you are wearing a jeans to create a fashionable look.

Wear the proper footwear

You can select the footwear according to your choice, but resist from wearing high heals or stilettos as it might be heavier for them to carry off your weight. Moreover, you might also face difficulty to walk comfortably by wearing them. Online shopping stores are the best place to find the right foot wears.

Hairdo

When it comes to hairstyle, you really have to manage way in such a manner that it looks stylish. Do you know that a right hairstyle can make you look much slimmer than your look? Yes, keeping the right mane really work wonders. Do not keep long hair, rather wear a short style instead. Do not keep it too short like a bob cut. Keep your curls around your neck so that it looks beautiful. Ponytail does not look good as they tend to highlight the chubby cheeks and the round portions of the face. Hence, do not try them. If you still have difficulty finding out the right hairstyle, seek the advice of a good hairstylist.

Try these simple fashion tips and make the heads turn at you.