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The Style Icon: Madonna

The crazy but cool Madonna is the Style Icon for the week. This 57-year-old entertainer has been slaying since the eighties and she is still doing her style thing in 2015.

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In the fashion world, Madonna is known for her love of black, daring custom-made stage costumes, and being a trendsetter. She stands out from the rest and she owns every look she wears.

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The Queen of Pop’s chameleon sense of style keeps the fashion and style world on its toes, you can never know for sure what her next look would be, she is flamboyant and a risk taker. I guess that is what makes her different, what makes her Madonna.

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Madonna’s signature style keeps evolving, it was once eccentric, colourful, risqué and urban, and now it is more conservative, fashion-forward and ‘grown-up chic’, but it still switches from time to time, depending on her mood I guess. I LOVE the way she keeps us all on our toes. It works because I am always so eager to see what she is wearing on a Red Carpet Event or on stage. It is ‘never say never’ when her style is concerned, and she never goes unnoticed, and I love that about her.

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In a way, she is a Style Icon and a Fashion Criminal at the same time. She slays most of her looks, and has fought and won the fashion right to express herself anyway she pleases. She can get away with wearing some pieces that don’t exactly hit the spot, just because she is Madonna, pieces like this below:

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However, when her copycats like Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga try to copy her style, they look horrible. That is why she is the Style Icon.

What do you think of Madonna as a Style Icon? Sound off in the comment section.

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Female Body Shapes: The Athletic Woman

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So last week, I wrote about The Pocket Rocket Woman, so this week is all about the Athletic Woman.

The athletic woman is usually a tomboy, she has a defined, toned, V-shape silhouette, she is more slender than skinny, and has broad shoulders and slim hips. This female body shape has become quite popular since the 1980s, many women aspire to have this body shape. Late Princess Diana, Madonna, Cameron Diaz Kendall Jenner and Katharine Hepburn, rocked and are rocking this body shape, they have made women want this shape.

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This athletic woman has small breasts and narrow hips so most pieces look good on her toned body shape which is why most models fall into this body shape category.

Here are the DOs and the DONTs of this female body shape:

DOs

  • Your toned shoulders and back are your greatest assets. Flaunt them.
  • Go for light tailored pieces, they suit your body shape.
  • Opt for smock style shirts with puffed sleeves to soften arms and shoulders.
  • Go for tops and dresses with high neck lines, like halter neck styles; these add inches to smaller busts.
  • Go for dresses in jersey and chiffon with patterns and floaty skirts that instantly soften angular lines, these pieces add some girliness and create curves in all the right places.
  • Opt for layered and wrap tops and dresses as they add dimension to the body and create the illusion of a waist.

 

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DONTs

  • Avoid tight, clingy pieces, they will highlight the fact that you have no waist.
  • Avoid baggy tops, unless you are rocking it with a belt or any other detailing, it may seem like the easiest solution but it will make your slender body shape look very shapeless.
  • Avoid vertical striped pieces as they hide curves.
  • Avoid wearing sky-high heels, you will appear longer.

Are you an athletic shaped woman? What do you think of this female body shape? Sound off in the comment section.

Thanks for reading.

Grammys 2015: Top 5 Worst Dressed Women

1. Rihanna

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I know most people fell in love with Rihanna in this Giambattista Valli ball gown but it doesn’t work for me. It looks like the dress is about to swallow her in my eyes. A bit too much.

2. Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian looks like she is trying so hard to fit in with this ill-fitting Jean Paul Gaultier piece she has on. Her hair looks a mess, the sleeves of the dress look too long for her, not feeling this look, Sorry Kimmy.

3. Helen Lasichanh

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I expected Pharrell Williams and his wife – Helen Lasichanh to dress in their usual sporty wears, and that is why Helen will always have a permanent spot on my worst dressed list. I wonder why she insists on wearing her gym wears to the Grammys every year.

Helen has Adidas on if you care to know.

4. Ashanti

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This Michael Costello dress did not do Ashanti any favours. It doesn’t suit her body shape. The cleavage she was attempting to show off look apart. Wrong dress choice.

5. Madonna

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Madonna wore this Givenchy piece to the Grammys last night. I will like to receive Madonna embrace her age and dress to impress, embracing her age. That should not be too difficult now, should it?

Which of these looks do you not fancy at all?

Pictures Source: Getty Images

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