Summer dressing: Tie-dye

This season’s cool surfer-girl prints are more hip than hippie.

via FASHION Magazine | Summer dressing: Tie-dye.

Fashion loves: Tiers of joy

The season’s runways had enough multi-tiered skirts and dresses to make a wedding cake jealous.

via FASHION Magazine | Fashion loves: Tiers of joy.

Egle and Bailey: Velvet July 2010

via Egle and Bailey: Velvet July 2010 > photo 6880 > fashion picture.

Trend Report: Prince-Inspired Fashion

Showstopping brocade jackets, lamé blouses, and supergalactic booties make us scream “I would die 4 u!”

via Showstopping Separates and Accessories Inspired by Prince – Discover More Fashion Trends on ELLE.com.

Style A to Zee: Dress Like a DJ

After a turn in the DJ booth, Creative Director Joe Zee reveals that it takes a unique style to perfect the ultimate playlist

via Style A to Zee: Dress Like a DJ – Read More Style Tips and Fashion Advice on ELLE.com.

How to choose a blouse

Blouse is an essential item in any woman’s wardrobe. Nowadays we have such a great choice of blouses of any kinds that it is often very difficult to find one that will look good on this or that particular shape. However, everything is possible and using the tips given below shopping for a blouse will become much easier for women of all shapes.

Wide hips and narrow shoulders

Women with wide hips often have a thin waist. If you are one of these you will need blouses of light pastel tones, tight-fitting at the waist. Stay away from bright and loose blouses if you want to soften the difference between girths of your hips and the midriff. The best option will be a blouse of beige, sand or white color in safari style. Avoid large buttons but a thin belt and shoulder pads will flatter you much.

Narrow hips and shoulders

In case your shoulders and hips are narrow you most likely have a rectangular shape. If that is true you better keep off blouses with low and V-necks. Oval necks will make you look more feminine, but rectangular necks will hardly flatter your shape. Blouses with wider top and narrower bottom will look on you better that those with wider bottom and narrower top. Assymetrical pieces will be great while sheer ones are to be avoided.

Broad shoulders and narrow hips

If you have broad shoulders and narrow hips you tend to look very masculine. But blouse can easily correct this flaw of your figure. Try to acentuate attention on the waist and hips by wearing elongated, clinging to the waist blouses, belts of contrast colors, loose blouses with low necks and falling down shoulder. Plaid and stripy blouses as well as richly printed ones are to be avoided. Loose blouses will only make your figure heavier.

Feminine silhouette

Ideal woman’s figure is the one that reminds an hourglass. If you have this shape you are really lucky as you can wear almost any kind of blouse including pieces of sports style, wrap-up blouses, sheer items, glitzy blouses, etc. Emphasize your midriff as this will just focus attention on your perfect figure.

Wide waist

Sometimes women complain that they have imperfect waists that are too wide. With the help of blouse this problem area can be corrected but it is not as easy. First of all, you should avoid blouses with big patterns and bright colors. Too tight or too loose blouses are not the best options either. Try a blouse with a medium neck that widens starting from the bust all the way down. Loose area at the waist will allow you to hide the protruding belly. Vertical stripes will be great as well as reserved tones. Steer clear of thick fabrics and opt for light summery ones because these wil not make your figure voluminous in your problem areas. And don’t wear belts.

via How to choose a blouse – MillionLooks.com.

Trend: Feminine Dresses

Many designers are rethinking the rough, hardcore look of past seasons and leaning more towards a softer and more feminine aesthetic for the upcoming fall season.

The result was a tremendous amount of pretty little frocks streaming down the runways. Although the majority of us will find it hard to trade in our tough leather jackets and raggedy skinny jeans for dresses covered in silk, lace, ruffles, and pleats, just one glance at all the fresh runway interpretations of this essential staple may be enough to completely change our minds.

Designers like Phillip Lim and Jason Wu are known for designing specifically for the woman’s body, and what suits a woman’s body more flawlessly than an artfully draped dress?

Lim’s airy cotton candy pink sheath dress with metallic stitched sleeves and Wu’s jewel-toned one-shouldered cocktail number are sure to fill our minds with endless thoughts of a wardrobe filled with tasteful dresses ranging in style from glamorous to hopefully romantic.

So embrace a fresh change, and keep an eye out for elegant dresses in sheer and lightweight fabrics. There are so many ways to style a dress, which can be worn in any color, leaving room for major accessorizing. Try a pair of stiletto heels and a chain strap purse for a flirty look, or a crisp blazer and flats for a casual daytime outing.

And if you still feel you need to add a little masculinity and toughness to keep from looking too girlish and prim, it’s not a crime to throw your sleek leather motorcycle jacket on top of a fanciful sweetheart neckline – it creates a juxtaposition that never goes out of style.

via Trend: Feminine Dresses.

Scottish Fashion Awards 2010

JONATHAN SAUNDERS was last night crowned Scottish Designer of the Year at the fifth anniversary Scottish Fashion Awards, held at Glasgow’s Science Centre.

via Scottish Fashion Awards 2010 (Vogue.com UK).

Natalia Chabanenko goes riding in Cavalli

Sometimes to feel truly alive you just need to throw on your loudest and most uber-glamorous floor length Cavalli leopard print dress, bohemian fur, or pair of jewel-studded cowboy pants; and take your choice piece of Cavalli drama out for a good long ride.

Don’t have any of the above? You can live vicariously through Natalia Chabanenko in this shoot for Vogue Spain’s July 2010 issue.

via Natalia Chabanenko goes riding in Cavalli > Fashion Photo Shoots > Blog.

Daily discovery: ban.do headpieces

From huge satin bow headbands to delicate flower garlands, ban.do black label collection of headpieces are straight out of a fairytale.

via Daily discovery: ban.do headpieces > Accessories, Jewellery & Handbags > Blog.

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