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What do you wear to a wedding in a different culture?

Once I receive a wedding invitation or an invitation to any event, I start planning what to wear in my head. I mentally go through my entire wardrobe in search of the best outfit to wear. Deciding on a guest outfit for a wedding in the UK can be very tricky. Especially when the bride and groom are from a different part of the world. It pays to get the look right or risk looking out-of-place.

 

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What will the bride be her wearing to her wedding?

British Brides are known for their love for flattering white dresses, with the extra long train and veil. But how do our own bridal traditions compare to India, Japan and China?

 

India

For brides in India, the wedding dress depends on the part of India that they’re from. In some parts of the country, the bride goes for a saree which is a garment that looks like a long drape, in others she wears a lehenga which is a long skirt. Most times, the Indian bride goes for a red dress with elegant embroidery.

 

 Japan

In Japan, the are usually very elaborate. Some families can spend close to £75,000 on a wedding day and it is usually the couple’s parents that organise the wedding. The Japanese bride usually wears a white kimono or a dress that has some sort of traditional print.

 

China

Chinese brides are usually dressed in red as it is considered a sign of good luck. that can warn off evil spirits. A bridal crown is also part of the wedding costume for some brides.

 

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What will the groom be wearing to his wedding?

Most grooms usually wear a formal wear – suit, but the style could vary in different countries.

 

India

Some Indian grooms go for a traditional dress, such as a dhoti which is a rectangular cloth ties around the waist. In other parts of India, some of the grooms wear a sherwani (a long coat), a kurta (loose falling shirt that hangs below the knee), or a Western suit.

 

Japan

The Japanese groom wears a wedding kimono (montsuk) for the ceremony and then changes into a tuxedo too.

 

China

The Chinese groom usually goes for a black silk coat over an embroidered robe. He also has to wear a black hat with a red tassel. However, some grooms are not following the traditional dress code and simply wear a tuxedo or a regular suit.

 

What should the guests wear?

As a wedding guest, it can be hard to decided on the most appropriate outfit to wear to a wedding. The wedding guest outfit laws also vary from culture to culture.

 

India

In India, it is perfectly acceptable to go for a bold outfit. So think vibrant colours like yellow and the likes. Guests should avoid white or black as these are colours worn for funerals and mourning in India. Red should also be avoided as the bride will probably be wearing a red dress.

Male guests usually go for a tailored kurta.

 

Japan

Male wedding guests are expected to be dressed formally in a suit and tie  with a black suit and white tie. Women often opt for dresses or a coloured kimono.

 

China

In China, guests usually go for bright colours, avoiding the red colour, just like in India. Black and white should be avoided as they symbolise mourning.

 

What do you think of these traditions? Have you ever attended a wedding in any of these countries?

 

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Fashion and Style Police Reviews Sanex Zero%

I had the opportunity to try some Sanex Zero% products some days ago, for the first time. I like to treat my skin so I grabbed  the opportunity to review these skincare products with both hands.

 

 

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Sanex Zero% products contain natural moisturisers that leaves the skin feeling clean and fresh. The products also ensure the skin receives the best possible protection and care – perfect for braving the winter months.

I tried the 4 Sanex Zero% shower gels – Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin, Normal Skin and Anti-Pollution Shower Gel. Check out the product description for each shower gel below.

 

Sanex Zero% Anti-Pollution Shower Gel

Ever worried about the effect that everyday pollution can have on your skin, and therefore destined to hibernate indoor this winter? The NEW Anti-Pollution Face and Body Cleansing Gel contains a dermatologically tested formula that helps remove skin impurities that are caused by the pollution your skin is exposed to day-to-day, meaning you can enjoy everything that this season has to offer.

Sanex Zero% Sensitive Skin Shower Gel 250ml

This shower gel has fewer chemical ingredients and a mild, biodegradable formulation containing moisturisers of 100% natural origin. It contains the ingredients needed for a clean and moisturised skin, helping to keep your skin healthy whilst respecting the environment.

 

 

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Sanex Zero% Dry Skin Shower Gel

If your skin is feeling unusually dry this winter, why not give it some moisture by trying the Sanex Zero% Dry Shower Gel. The perfect solution, this product has added natural moisturisers and fewer chemicals, giving your skin a real boost as the days get darker.

 

Sanex Zero% Normal Shower Gel

Treat your skin to a gentle personal care routine with the Sanex Zero% Shower Gel. The specially developed formula containing natural moisturisers will not only leave your skin feeling clean and fresh, but also ensure your skin receives the best possible protection and care – perfect for braving those winter months.

 

 

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PROS
  1. I like the simple packaging.
  2. These products are super affordable with prices ranging from  £2.19 – £3.19.
  3. No parabéns, no colourants or soap.
  4. There is a shower gel for every skin type.
  5. The shower gels lather well and leave the skin very moisturised.
  6. The anti-perspirant kept my underarms dry and smelling great for the whole day.

 

CONS

None

 

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Overall, I really like these products and I recommend them to everyone. Your skin needs some extra TLC, and Sanex may be all you need to get your skincare routine in shape. This is my first time trying the Sanex brand and I will definitely be shopping the brand again.

What do you think? Have you tried any of these products before? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!

 

*PR samples.

Minimalism is Fashionable

Fashion is the driving force behind this blog but being fashionable doesn’t only have to be secluded to what you wear. I love being fashionable in my home as well. In today’s world, minimalism is all the trend because people all over the world are adopting the concept that less is more.

 

 

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Benefits

There are many upsides to becoming a minimalist. Not only will you be saving money that you can ultimately travel with, you will be doing something great for the Earth by creating less garbage. The personal benefits include a clearer mind, a healthier body, and more time to do the things you love. You will also experience less stress.

 

How to Become a Minimalist

This is the easiest part. All you need to do is get rid of things. It doesn’t matter where you start, just take a serious look around your home and start deciding what you want to keep and what you want to sell or give away. I know, this is not as easy as it sounds.

There is no reason to jump into this too hard if separating from your items is difficult. You can take it slow. Maybe your way of starting to transcend into the minimalist lifestyle is to simply stop purchasing new things. There are many ways to start. Just start slow and eventually you will find that the clutter you live with is no longer there.

 

Do You Wear It?

If you haven’t worn it in a year then it’s time for you to move on and give the other clothes in your closet some breathing room. The one-year thing is a rule of thumb but another way to do it is by season. When the warmer weather is on its way out, go through what you have for clothes for that season. If you didn’t wear it all summer, then put it in a pile. You can sell all those things on EBay or donate it to a shelter. You will be helping others and making your way towards minimalism.

 

 

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In Your Home

There’s a lot of ways you can start turning your home into a fashionable minimalist paradise.

Let’s us take the bedroom as an example. Our bedrooms are very important because this is where we get fashionable in front of the mirror. If you are living in a small bedroom that is taken up mostly by the bed, then it might be a good idea to go smaller.

Try sleeping on a futon. A futon will not only give you a good night’s sleep if you get a good mattress, it will free up space in your bedroom to give it a cleaner and less cluttered look.

You should also stick to neutral colors like beige and white when you are thinking about bedding. The idea behind minimalism is to free your life of things that clutter your home and your mind. White has a clean look that can make you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud.

Of course, my blog is about being fashionable so if all white and beige isn’t sounding good to you, try throwing in a splash of color. Besides, that one red pillow will stand out in an all-white room more than it would if the decorations spanned every color in the gambit.

 

When You Travel

I love to travel and there is no doubt it is easier to get from one place to another if I have less to carry. So, when I head to a new part of the world I try to pack less. Packing for only a few days with the intention of wearing things more than once is the best way to go. Remember, you can always find a place to throw in a load of laundry.

Also, when you are traveling, allow yourself a great take-home piece of clothing unique to the culture. But don’t buy everything you see. Besides, there are so many cultures to experience in this world, so don’t spend all you have in one place.

 

 

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When You Eat

Whether you are eating at home or out, consider how much food you really need. Sure, when we are traveling we want to try everything but let’s be honest, we don’t need to gorge ourselves with excess calories. That would only slow us down on our travels anyway.

 

Keep a Journal

Write down what you want to achieve in your journey toward minimalism or you can start to keep a blog like me. When we write things down it is easy to remember them and it makes the goal seem all the more attainable.

 

What do you think about adopting a minimalist lifestyle? Do you think it would be an easy journey or difficult? Do you think that a person can be a minimalist and fashionable at the same time?

 

*Collaborative post.

 

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