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Style Tips – Dealing with 6 Body Flaws

We all have body flaws we deal with. I know I have a few I battle with every now and again.  And I have found ways to work with them. There are style tips you could make use of if you are dealing with certain body flaws. Changing the way you style your pieces and accessories may help in hiding these body flaws.

 

 

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Here are some ways you could deal with 6 of the most popular body flaws.

 

Fuller Bust

You draw attention away from your fuller bust by wearing a cropped jacket. The cropped jacket draws attention to the waist and away from the bust. Wearing a sleeveless round neck shirt or turtleneck also diverts attention away from the busty upper body.

Style Tip – Always wear a well fitted bra to support your full bust. If you are not sure of your bust size, ensure you go in for a measurement in a bra store.

 

Wide Hips

When it comes to wide hips, the best way to style your hips is in plain colours. A-line skirt in plain colours would draw the attention away from the wide hips.

Style Tip – Shiny or satin fabrics should be avoided because they would only draw attention to the hips.

 

Big Bottom

Make use of long line blazers and jackets. They hide the big bottom stylishly and allow you get away with figure hugging pieces.

Style Tip – Avoid thongs and G strip undies where possible. Go for hipster briefs with Lycra support to lift your bottom and provide the support it needs.

 

Short/Thick Legs

Stay away from longer skirts, they would only make your short legs look shorter. Instead, go for short skirts to create the illusion of long legs.

Style Tip – If you are not a fan of mini skirts, go for skirts just above the knee. They would do the work too.

 

 

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Broad Shoulders

You can style you broad shoulders with cardigans, shrugs and fitted tops. Go for scoop and v-neck pieces. Avoid wearing structured jackets and suits; they would emphasise the broads shoulders.

Style Tip – Say no to shoulder pads. These things should never have been designed.

 

Flat Bottom

Go for hipster jeans, they create the illusion of a fuller bottom. Also, invest in good shape support knickers to give your bottom some lift and shape.

Style Tip – Go for high waisted jeans with pockets. They make the bottom look rounder and fuller. Low rise jeans make flat bottoms look curvier.

 

What do you think of these style tips?

 

 

 

 

 

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The 60s Fashion and How to Style It

The 60s spells the era of colour, fun and the free spirit where self-expression was encouraged. Actually the 60s is known for breaking fashion rules. And it’s only natural that the 60s fashion keeps reappearing in the trends today. It has been a source of inspiration for many women. If you’re one to try out some 60s fashion this year, here are some ways you can do that.

 

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The A-line dress

In the 60s, A-line dresses were a hit. They’re comfortable, chic and very colourful. In the spirit of the fun and liveliness of the 60s, the A-line dresses had bold designs.

To steal the look, get yourself a vibrant coloured a-line dress with raised hemlines. Most outfits of the mod style are simple and styled with a pair of pumps or short heeled shoes. Don’t be afraid to choose bold colours to achieve the look.

 

Fashionable miniskirts

The miniskirts were first featured in the 60s. This was in rebellion to the conservative styles that didn’t allow ladies to show much of their legs. Miniskirts were a bold statement of the free-spirited style of the 60s.

To style this look in today’s day and age, pick a miniskirt with bright colours. Feel free to experiment with different patterns and pleats. You can layer your miniskirt with a simple long-sleeved blouse or a crop top.

 

The Hippie style

Although the hippie fashion reared its head towards the end of the 60s, it was a clear sign of what the 60s stood for – freedom. The hippie style is characterized with floral prints, fringing bell-bottoms and peasant blouses.

If you want to copy this style, get yourself a pair of high-waisted flared jeans and a colourful crop top. Another alternative is to get a floral print blouse layered over a denim miniskirt. To add more of the hippie vibe to your look you could throw over a tasseled bag.

 

Introduce bolder prints

The prints of the 60s were striking, colourful and bold. The 60s had a range of patterns and prints from floral to tie dyes to checks and stripes. There was an extremely brave play of colours you never thought could match but there were a lot of monochrome pieces as well.

To pull of this look all you need to do is to go for all the bold and vibrant prints you can get your hands on. Whether you mix and match a pair of patterned bottoms with a solid coloured top or decide to wear the same print from head to toe, you’ll be keeping the 60s vibe alive in your outfit.

 

Embrace brightly coloured tights

Tights were a big thing in the 60s and of course, the more vibrant the colours the better. The tights were worn with miniskirts and short dresses and the colours mainly added contrast rather than compliment the miniskirts and dresses.

To recreate this iconic 60s vibe, get yourself a pair of brightly coloured tights or long stockings and layer them with a cute miniskirt. Experiment with different coloured tights and stockings as well as with different styles of stockings like lace and netted stockings.

 

What do you think of the 60s Fashion? Are you a fan?

How to Wear Black in the Summer

Black is a staple in every wardrobe. There’s hardly anyone who doesn’t have a black outfit in their closet. It’s versatile and can be combined with other pieces to achieve that perfect look. For some people black is a go to colour.

Although some people are skeptical that black can be worn in the summer, I believe that black can work all year round. Black absorbs a lot of heat and it may be a little too much for some people. But there are ways you can make it work even in the heat.

 

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Before we get into the styling tips for black coloured outfits here are some critical points you need to take note of.

Since black absorbs a lot of heat from the sun, you need to make sure that you stick to black fabrics that are lightweight. So stay away from velvet and wooly black fabrics. It will also be best to avoid leather trouser this summer and switch to something lighter or go for skirts instead.

Now that we have those important points out-of-the-way, here are some ways you can wear black in the summer.

 

  1. Combine black with patterns

The summer vibe is always fun, colourful and playful. Black on its own can be very formal, but when you combine fun patterns with a black top or bottoms they make a very flattering ensemble. It doesn’t matter what kind of patterns you decide to combine your black pieces with. You can go for florals, animal prints, polka dots or stripes. Black works with pretty much any pattern.

The beauty of combining patters with black pieces helps to tone down the patterns such that the outfit remains colourful but not overwhelming.

 

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  1. Lace up

Lace gives off a flattering classy feel. Black lace tops looks amazing with a pair of jeans and even a nice skirt. This outfit would work well on a summer night out. You may also opt for a black lace dress to make that classy summer evening look.

 

  1. Black statement tees

For that laid black summer look a black statement t-shirt over a pair of denim jeans or shorts are all you need. Style them with a pair of sneakers to give your outfit a nice relaxed look.

Black statement t-shirts like band t-shirts or slogan tees are a great way to incorporate black into your summer outfits. To stay cool, combine them with shorts or a trendy skirt and a pair of sandals.

 

  1. Keep it flowy

Flowy outfits keep you cool during the summer. It may be a black flowy midi or maxi dress. To get more out of your black outfits, you can add more style with a black flowy skirt. Layer a cute colourful top with your black flowy skirt.

It’s not only skirts or dresses that can be on the flowy side. A black chiffon shirt or an off shoulder top or a top with an asymmetrical neckline aren’t only chic but cool for the summer.

Make sure you keep this in mind to balance it out. If you’re wearing a flowy top, pair it with skinny jeans, leggings or a pencil skirt. But if your bottoms are flowy, opt for a snugger top or crop top.

 

Do you wear black in the summer months?

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