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Lingerie related Christmas presents for him and her!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Christmas morning is approaching, and if you’re stuck on a little something special to slip into their stocking, let us inspire you with some last-minute Christmas present ideas.
You want to get her something sexy…
Getting something for your other half can be a bit of a minefield when it comes to size and shape, but take a look at our Gentlemen’s Gifting Guide for advice on getting the correct size.  Also look at our guide on ‘How to buy lingerie for a Christmas Gift’ for suggestions depending on her taste and style.
Something for him (for you)
If you’re thinking outside the box when it comes to gifting your husband or boyfriend, how about a beautiful set of sensual lingerie…for yourself?! Let’s face it, anything that makes you look good is going to make him feel good too! Try something sheer and sexy from La Peches, this stunning set below from Caprice or if you’re wanting to cover up a little more, try the sexy babydoll from Enamor.
For the sophisticated lady
If your lucky partner is a sophisticated and elegant lady, purchase one of these stunning bodysuits from Scandale that she can wear underneath her Little Black Dresses and partywear. The best bit is, it looks sexy, and is also shaping!
For your new bride
Gift your new bride a beautiful corset with matching panties so you can relive your wedding night! Make her feel like special and like a bride all over again by taking a hotel room and reminding her why she’s so lucky to be married to you….
For those who’ve been together for a long time
Bring the spark back into your relationship and gift your partner something different. How about a selection of pre-paid dates? Present a box of twelve cards to your partner, each with a different date for each month on them. It could be a pre-paid voucher for a restaurant, or even train tickets to a destination neither of you have visited before. If you want to be saucy, replace some of the dates with a pack of naughty knickers with a description of exactly what you would like him to do (or her to do) with them!

The Nightmare Before Christmas….badly fitting bra pictures!

If you’re snuggled up with a warm mug of hot chocolate, scare yourself silly with these awfully fitting bra pictures!
An enterprising bra boutique in Newfoundland, Canada has used these images to advertise what a badly fitting bra can look like, and to warn of the dangers of wearing a badly fitting bra.  If these images are haunting your mirror and your dressing room, then perhaps you should consider re-fitting yourself for a bra.
Please look at our Fit Guide for advice on bra fitting, and drag yourself out of this nightmare!

The Overwire Bra

Of course you would have heard of an underwire bra, but have you heard of an overwire bra?  This unusual design was popular around the 1950s when fashion was just starting to move away from the conical shapes of ‘bullet bras’ and onto something more natural but still with a firm structure and support.
an overwire from Dita Von Teese’s collection for Target, Australia
The lingerie of the 1950s was all about femininity and class.  You wouldn’t get dressed in the morning without wearing a shaping bra, petticoat and slip, with stockings and a garter belt to hold them up!  The lingerie drawer of a 1950s lady would be extensive and simple.
Before 1950, the lingerie wardrobe of a typical woman would have a lot of natural fabrics such as silk, cotton and satin.  Nylon was discovered by a chemist in the 1940s and was a less expensive and more stretchy alternative to natural fabrics.  Combining satin and nylon allowed the iconic bullet bra to be developed.  This bra would have spokes or a circular pattern to give the bra its shape and lift the breasts to gravity-defying heights!
The overwired bra is a more toned down version of the bullet bra, with a firm overwire that goes over the top of the breasts.  The overwire bra would normally be in a plunging style, and would often give a conical look to the breasts.  Modern day styles now mean you can wear this style of bra peeping out of your shirt or dress.  Lacy designs are very popular, and you can find re-makes of vintage styles on ebay and handmaid sites!

Are they real? How big are they? THEY’RE MASSIVE!! You need to go on a diet.

Having a fuller bust can come with its own set of problems.  We’ve already done a post on the top five fuller busted problems which involve boobs being given more attention than your face, and it is a wonderful yet annoying fact of life, that if you have bigger breasts, you are the subject of admiration, jealousy and sometimes unadulterated lust!

All of this can contribute to an emotional rollercoaster of a boosted ego, feeling like an object, and sometimes just wanting to wear your baggiest clothes to escape the staring.  There can sometimes also be a complete misconnection that if you have larger breasts then you are automatically fat!  We are all made in different ways, and to say that a larger bust size means you spend your life sitting, eating samosas and stuffing your face with ice cream, is an unfair assumption.  Famous figures like actress Christina Hendricks, Chef Nigella Lawson, and voluptuous beauty and iconic style icon Marilyn Monroe have shown that an hourglass figure is desirable and healthy.

As well as your larger breasts making people tell you that you’re fat, there can also be an automatic impression that you’ve had your assets surgically enhanced!  The stars of the adult entertainment industry and their fuller bust also do not help in contributing to a wholesome image of fuller busted ladies. However, behind each story of plastic surgery, there is an individual with their own set of issues, insecurities and perhaps even health issues that have led them down a surgical route.

A heaving bosom is used as a tool to sell many commercial items, from a Bollywood film, to perfume, cars, and lifestyle accessories, to lend an element of sexy intrigue to a product that may have nothing to do with lingerie!  This is deeply ironic when you consider the difficulty many lingerie companies have in using cleavage to advertise their very practical and life-enhancing bras or briefs.  This shows how far India has to come in accepting a bust to be shown in the public domain…never mind a fuller one!

If you are a curvaceous woman, be proud of your curves.  Don’t hide them away with ugly minimizer bras or layers of clothes.  See our advice on dressing for your bust if you have a fuller figure, and also check out our advice on sexy bras for fuller figures.  Wearing a bra that fits you well, supports and lifts your amazing curves, will give you more confidence and pride in your appearance.   Get fitted regularly, and encourage your family and friends to wear well-fitting and supportive underwear.  We can all try to follow advice to minimise sagging if that is your major concern too.

A History of Christmas Stockings and the best picks from Zivame!

Stockings have long been thought of as a traditional Christmas addition to the fireplace,but those which hang on the fireplace to wait for Santa’s gifts are a world away from a beautiful pair of silky stockings with their delicate embroidery or potential for seduction!  However, here is a little festive cheer with information about Christmas stockings, how they came to be, and the best picks of real stockings from!

The traditional Christmas stocking has roots in legend!  Legend says the original Saint Nicholas, who traveled around bringing gifts and cheer to those in need, came upon a small village one year and heard of a family in need. An impoverished widower, devastated by the passing of his wife, could not afford to provide a dowry for his three daughters. St. Nick knew the man was too prideful to accept money, so he simply dropped some gold coins down the chimney, which landed in the girl’s stockings, hung by the fireplace to dry. (Or so the tale goes.) Thus the modern tradition was born, though present-day stockings are commonly stuffed with tiny gifts and sweets, not gold.

Nowadays stockings take a much more central role in seduction, and have become thinner, more transparent and are often embellished with beautiful embroidery or detail.  If you want something that you can wear daily, then tights or pantyhose are a full-length option that you can wear to keep yourself warm during the chilly winter months.

Best basics

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Here is our pick of the best winners for each category from 2012.  There might be some brands in here that you haven’t seen on our site, so take the chance to look at them an investigate any offers in our sale before they fly off the shelves and vanish forever!

Plie does beautifully soft and comfortable basics that are perfect for daily wear.

Best plus sized

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Curvy Kate does everything and more that you would expect from a plus sized brand!  Georgeous fabric, uplifted shape, and specially engineered to keep bigger breasts in check!

Best loungewear

Penny from Zivame
Comfortable, soft and fashionable, Penny makes the perfect loungewear for any mood you’re in.

Best sports bras

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Enamor does amazingly supportive and stylish bras that are perfect for high-impact sports activities.

Best Maternity Brand

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For luxurious maternity bras and knickers that make you feel like a woman, even though you’re a mother!  Sexy, luxurious and functional, every bra has been innovated and designed to be perfect for a mother’s body before, during and after pregnancy.

Best non-wired bras

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Jockey does amazingly comfortable non-wired bras that give you lots of options for support and are fashionable too!

Best luxury shapewear

Scandale on zivame
Scandale does the most beautiful and luxurious shapewear that makes you feel like a true lady.

Best sexy wear

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Are you looking for beautiful transparent bras, see-through camisoles, lace and La peches

Best pushup

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Stunning push up and perfect shape?  Ultimo is for you!

Best sportswear

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Give yourself some serious street credit with the latest stylish and sporty offerings from our newest addition to the Zivame website, Puma!

The Best Picks from our Zivame Sale!

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Here are our best picks from the Zivame sale.  Some brands have up to 70% off so get them quick before they fly off the shelves!
La Peches Sheer Transparent Bra - MRP  1399 | MRP  1119
A beautiful transparent bra with amazing uplift, the stunning lace overlay is sensual and so sexy that he won’t be able to take his eyes off you!
Amante sale bra
Amante Maroon Padded Bra - MRP  1095 | MRP  548
A t-shirt bra with a luxury look, this satin-feel material and glitter detailing will add glamour to your wardrobe.
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Penny Girly Frill Bottom Shorts - MRP  499 | MRP  399
Perfect as loungewear or sleepwear, these comfortable shorts are super-sweet and girlie enough to wear anywhere!
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Amante Tankini - MRP  1395 | MRP  698
Ideal for swimming on the beach or at the gym, this flattering yet modest swimsuit has slimming stripes in a fashionable print that will streamline your physique and enable you to exercise without feeling self-conscious.
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Inaya Vintage Style top - MRP  1500 | MRP  750
I’m totally in love with the beautiful sheer detailing and gorgeous wine colour of this top,  Ideal for elegantly lounging around the house in, or for sleep, you will feel like a true lady in this beautiful piece.

Wearing a corset has historically been shown as the easiest way to ensure a slim and defined waist.  From the times of the Romans, women have used corsets to enhance their feminine figure, enhance their posture and as a sign of propriety and status.  Going out without a corset on used to be akin to walking around in your bra and knickers, and no decent woman would be seen in such a state!
Warning! Wear with caution! Too hot to handle!
Corsets have evolved over the years to be a fashionably sexy form of outerwear, but would previously have been worn underneath clothes to give form and shape to your silhouette.  Corsets with the greatest strength would be strengthened and shaped with whale bone or steel boning at various intervals in the corset, and would fasten at the back or front with laces.
Wearing a corset is a finely-honed art, and a Lady’s Maid would be essential to help you get in and out of it!  Although modern corsets have been developed with a lack of servants or staff in mind, it is useful (as when learning to tie a sari!) to get someone to help you when you first try one on
Loosen the corset laces to their maximum, without the laces coming out of their holes.
step into, or pull the corset over your head.
Ask your helper to pull laces in the middle.  Laces are often straight rather than crossing in the middle of the corset to make it easier to tighten, as shown in the picture below.
Don’t aim to tighten the corset fully on the first go, try to do it in two stages, once for tightening, and once for shaping!
Once you’re happy with the desired tightness, fasten the laces at the botton in a bow, and push the laces up your back if they are a little long.
When you’re feeling brave enough to attempt this by yourself, pull the corset’s laces from the middle by reaching round your back!

Too large, too small… why do we hate our breasts?

Boobs. They’re everywhere. Everywhere you look, there is a woman with a pair of breasts. We latch onto them the minute we are born, and do not stop obsessing about them in every minute after…and I am not talking about just men here.Breast augmentation, uplifts, reductions, liposuction and enhancements have become some of the most popular plastic surgery procedures the world over. It seems is no longer enough to have a slender body and a beautiful face if your breasts are not ‘feminine’ enough.If you are small, petite, atheletic but flat chested without visible breasts, then teasing and ridicule can ensue. Large breasts equally get their fair share of teasing and staring, but come packaged with an unfortunate propensity for sagging, stretch marks and loss of shape as time goes on.Surgical options are there for the problems one can experience with both too large and too-small breasts, but what happened to just accepting our body for the way it is? Why do we hate our sagging breasts or smaller-than-average boobs? Women of African tribes who have never worn more than a brief covering over their intimate areas, celebrate showing their breasts as an expansive definition of womanhood. They don’t care if their breasts are sagging, but are proud that they have a strong body which has been able to give life and nutrition to many children. I am not suggesting that we ditch our bras and swing free, rather look at our beautiful breasts as amazing, sexy, beautiful, feminine and individual additions to our femininity, and not inconvenient for succumbing to gravity or for not being full enough. Wearing badly fitting lingerie that pinches and pokes you, or that doesn’t flatter your shape, is a quick way to hate your breasts, and view them as uncomfortable additions to your body. Choose well-fitting lingerie that supports and lifts your breasts, or innovatively designed bras that enhance your cleavage to ensure your assets are flattered and enhanced in the best possible way. Check our fitting guide for help and advice to make sure you are wearing a perfectly-fitting bra, and will love your breasts!

How To Treat Melasma

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Melasma is the dermatological disorder with patches of dark colored skin usually on the face.
Most of the treatments of this disease are temporary. It can have adverse effects on the emotional condition of the person.
Clinical treatment is very expensive with creams that cost $30 to $200 per ointment.
It is advised to stay relaxed for the sufferers of the melasma as it is deteriorated by stress and anxiety. The stress reducing techniques are not enough to cure the disease. So one needs to have a holistic approach towards the treatment of the disorder
Avoid exposure to sunlight it can trigger the disorder. For the treatment bleaching agents are used.
Depigmentation agents, such as hydroquinone (HQ) are commonly available. But it better is used with consultation of an expert dermatologist to avoid spoiling the skin. It can cause darkening of the skin. It is prescribed to use hydrocortisone cream to get rid of irritation and stop depigmentation.
More such agents are tretinoin, ascorbic acid,kojic acid, 4-isopropylcatechol,phenolic-thioether and azelic acid.
Chemical peels are a advanced treatement to the disorder. A chemical solution is applied to the affected area. It is given enough time to permeate the skin surface. After it penetrates the skin, it peels off the damaged layer thus giving way for the growth of new skin layer that helps in getting rid of this problem on permanent basis. Chemical peels are of different kinds based o the use and
effects on the skin. Superficial peels are mildest of all chemical peels containing mild acids such as Glycolic acid. Trichloroacetic acid is medium one it uses Phenol as peeling agent.
Microdermabrasion, commonly known as Micoderm is a skin refreshing technique to combat hyperpigmentation. It uses a device like a sandblaster to spray crystals all over the affected area that removes dead layer. However it is carried out in more than one session to completely remove melasma.
There are other techniques as well such as, tropical steroids, natural supplements, laser and plastic surgery. Go for an effective treatment to say good bye to this disturbing disorder and live a normal life.

Beauty Tips for Teen Age Girls

Teenage is something that everyone goes through in life and the many ups and downs faced by the people in this age are just another face of life. It is this age that one starts growing up and that they become aware of their natural beauty and divinity. It is for this reason that the many girls start taking care of their hair, their clothes and their skin during this age. They look up to their elders to make a point of jolting down every beauty tip that is taken up by their elders.

This is just so they can also look their very best and can act more mature and healthier than before. This is something that comes naturally to every girl and for this reason alone, when one starts looking online for the various beauty tips regarding the spots and marks on the face, the unwanted pimples that appear out of no where and the blemishes and marks on the face.

For hiding all these unnecessary marks it is crucial that one follows the tips. Not only that, if one starts following these tips in the young age such as the teenage, the use of natural products from the start can be very helpful in preventing the aging process and delaying it so that one can enjoy their beauty for longer period of time and the glow of the face can be remembered by all who look at the pretty face of the individual.

This is one of the major factors why there are tremendously many beauty and divinity tips available online for the many different people around the world. Now there are vast number of tips available but the question that rises in the minds of the teenagers who have no experience in the area is that which are the genuine tips that they should follow and which are some of the tips that might have certain negative effects on the skin and therefore, these should not be used.
This is a big quandary for the many young people around the world. The best way to go around this is to talk to a professional or better yet their own parents as they do tend to have information in this area regardless of their own profession. This is one of the leading solutions for this particular problem around the world. Consultation with the parents is by far the best solution for any problem that one is having.
One should also remember that they should only take up something that is feasible, not very expensive and not very complicated as complications tend to produce more and more problems for anyone who is involved. The best way to go is to take the simplest approach and follow through with it. If one gets the required results, one can continue on. Otherwise one can take other approaches.

Face Acne Solution Free

Acne is one problem that inflicts every man and every woman on the planet at some time during their life time. It is for this very reason that the many people around the world and the pharmaceutical organizations are striving hard to come up with a solution for this particular problem. This problem basically arises due to the unhealthy lifestyles of the people today.
The use of the tremendously many different kinds of drugs, the ingestion of the unhealthy kinds of fast foods and drinks, and the use of variously many skin products without the consultation of the doctors has created big problems for the many people around the world. There is very little possibility of a young boy or a young girl to avoid this problem. It inflicts them one way or another.
Acne is today by far the most prevalent medical condition around the world that affects millions of people across the planet today. Acne is something that appears in the form of blotches on the face thereby disturbing the entire outlook of the person. It is very upsetting for the person to get up in the morning and look in the mirror just to find a new blotch or a boil right in the middle of the face.
This is at times not only disturbing but also very distressing for most people around the world. It ruins the entire look of the person and has a strong effect on demoralizing as well as decreasing the confidence of the person. That is why there are many creams and ointments that are available in the market today that can be used to decrease the incidence of acne and to make sure that the people do not suffer too much.

How To Get Glowing Skin

Glowing skin is a sign of not only good health but also of divine beauty. It is for this reason that the many people around the world strive hard to get that glowing look on the skin. This is only possible by taking a few precautions and steps. The first among these is the proper cleansing of the face. For this it is essential that one uses as little amount of make up products as it is possible. Not only that, one should take great care to select the best foundations and bases as there are many products that are irritating for the skin and lead to a damaged appearance of the skin. The application of the proper and suitable sunscreen is also very important as the complexion of the person can be severely damaged by the exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Therefore it is crucial that one takes good care to select the right product for their skin type and skin complexion. It is also necessary that one also takes great care to wash up all the make up and products that they apply on the skin before they go to bed at night. Every once in a while, doing the facials can make a huge difference for the skin of the face. This is essential as many people ignore this and this leads to destroyed skin of the face leading to decreased overall beauty and attraction of the person. The many people around the world therefore make a point of visiting a parlor or a saloon every now and then to get this kind of treatment ensuring that the freshness and divinity of the face is maintained.

Fashion and Beauty

Fashion and the beauty of any person around the world today is one of the leading characteristics for that person. This is something that is very important today regardless of the age, sex or the origin of the person.
The reason for these aspects of life gaining tremendous popularity among the many people around the world is the awareness that is being spread around through television and commercials that one sees throughout the length of the day. This is one of the leading reasons for this aspect of the human life to suddenly gain so much popularity among the various individuals around the world. The people are opting to go for the latest trends of fashion industry and following what the many people of this industry are doing at present. The fashion and beauty are therefore very important in the lives of all people around the world as they tend to do things that make them more beautiful and take them more towards attaining the picture of grace and elegance.
The fashion and beauty remain in the headlines all over the world. This is something that has been in the front row for a long time now and this is what makes a living for so many people around the world. There are the various clothes designers, makeup artists and the fashion celebrities who participate in giving the many different people around the world variously many new arenas in the fashion world across the planet. Their livelihood depends on this business and it is important part of their lives. This is what makes this very interesting for the many people around the world.

Fashion Blog Fashion Key For Your Success. Organic skin care: Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer

Happy 2011! With the start of the new year it’s always beneficial to introduce new products into your current skin care regimen. If one of your beauty resolutions is to improve the quality of your skin, Juice Beauty’s new Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer will help banish those annoying wrinkles.
Featuring a proprietary blend of organic fruit stem cells and a high concentration of Vitamin C, these two powerful components work together to aggressively repair skin DNA damage and encourage new cell growth. To complement the treatment the brand also introduced a Stem Cellular Repair Eye Treatment to address dark circles and fine lines around the eyes.
Like most of their product line these two new products smell like a giant, mouthwatering slice of apple pie. For best results I find it helpful to gently massage the facial moisturizer into the skin. Both items have a lovely gel-cream texture that ensures quick absorption. After a four-week focus group study, 88% of the participants saw a significant improvement in skin tone and texture while 96% reported a noticeable improvement from using the eye treatment.

Hair and makeup tips for your life style

The best hair and makeup tips are involved with products that you used since your early age. When you start using makeup product, try to go for the natural and herbal products that you can make sure they are not damage your skin and your hair. For your hair, you are better to keep looking for the right product type both for shampoos and conditioners, otherwise you will end up with hair loss, grey hair and unhealthy hair.
For your face, with your makeup, you do need to make sure that you have removed all of your make up at the end of the day. With natural and herbal products for your skin face, you are better applied them onto your face every day. It is recommended that you should start take care of your face skin since you are younger, and go for the high quality products. Try to find the right products for you, in the similar way as for your hair, and of course for your body care.
Don’t forget that the best hair and makeup tips are coming from yourself. With your current hair style, you do need to take a good care of it, to ensure that all products you used will not damage your hair.
In the similar way, choose the non-allergy makeup products that matched with your skin type. If you already found the right one, you are better stick yourself with that brand, instead of looking for the new brand and try them on. By that way, you will risk your face with the new product which may or may not allergy to your skin. Better go with the right products for the stunning and gorgeous look at every time you use these products.

Keep Yourself in Trends with Spring 2011 Handbag Trends

What is coming for this spring 2011? Well, the spring is really coming, that is a fact. With the spring arrived, you can feel a lively feeling after a long dreadful and dull winter. You need to get something different to welcome your spring feeling at this point.
The spring collections are launched now, together with the spring 2011 handbag trends. People do need to change their style, colors and design. With the clothes change, you do need to get your handbag change as well, for the best outfit for this coming 2011 spring.
The spring 2011 handbag trends will go for the mid-size handbags and clutches. Most of the famous brand handbag collections are reduced in their bag size for this year. Clutches are easy and really make a fashion trend for this coming spring.
The color for spring 2011 handbag trends will be in the soft and natural shade colors. White, cream, beige and other soft color will be in. With their soft tone, it can easily go with a sunny color spring collection clothes, which will be in for this year as well.
The other character for this coming spring 2011 handbag trends is the vintage style. The sixties and hippy style is really coming back. With decorations with beads, sequins, glitters, laces and anything that can present your feminine are always in for this coming year. Even the biker handbags with bold belts, think and chunky clutches with leather are also coming back.
You can have different handbag styles and colors for your different spring dresses. Just remember to matched them up together, mixed and matched is still the key for this coming spring. Check your matched before going out, and enjoy a nice spring weather which will soon arrive at your door.

Wide-leg pants: women's fashion trend

Monday, 8 August 2011

There are three key styles of wide leg pants on trend in spring 2011:

Wide-leg trousers
Sophisticated yet relaxed, sharp and tailored with a mid to high waist: that's how 2011's wide-leg trouser distinguishes itself. Perfect for masculine-inspired looks, be they very modern or very vintage.

Wide legged trousers at Akris SS11

Wide-leg jeans
Jeans that are wide-legged from top of the thigh down can have a tendency to end up looking baggy. In 2011, we'd recommend jeans that are more fitted on the thigh - lean to flared legs or moderately wide legs rather than wide legged jean styles that are too baggy or that lack shape. Be wary of a skinny leg that then widens from the knee, however: that's too much like the 90's take on bell bottoms, a look firmly out in 2011.

wear wide leg pants

With heels. Flats will simply never complete the look as well as heels will; the exception is if you're carrying off a very masculine look with man-style flats.
With a slim-fitting top to balance out the volume on the bottom half. A soft, billowing blouse can also work well but is best broken up with a waist-cinching belt.
With utter 70s glamour: wide-leg trouser, platforms and a big floppy hat.
Female dandy style - look to vintage icons like Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich for inspiration.
With 40s pin-up girl flair, by pairing some wide-legged sailor pants with nautical stripes and espadrilles.
A final, mandatory note about wide-legs, be they jeans, trousers or a draping palazzo: all of these styles work best of taller frames. If you're short in the legs try a pair of skinny cropped pants or ones with a subtle flare paired with heels.

Winter Blues:

With the recent bout of awful weather we’ve seen across the US, it seems the “winter blues” are starting to set in just about everywhere. (Yup, you’re not the only one who let out a triumphant yell when the groundhog didn’t see his shadow yesterday. 6 more weeks of winter? No thanks!)
But while “the winter blues” may not be a medical term, the phenomenon is very real: Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is the scourge of citizens from the freezing-cold Pacific Northwest to the foggy East coast during these dreary winter months. Extended periods of time without sunshine and warmth can make you feel depressed, fatigued, and irritable. The symptoms of SAD are both psychological and physiological; your mind and body are affected by dragging winter weather.
While the obvious solutions seem to include relocating to a warmer climate or spending a vacation in paradise, let’s face it: Most of us don’t have the financial flexibility to jet off to an island whenever we want. So instead, here are a few easy, budget-friendly ways to banish your winter blues and stay cheery, despite the chilly weather.

fashion for college women

Photo by lay_d_lay

Coats and jackets aren’t just for keeping warm – in fashion, they’re one of the easiest ways to show off your style in the colder months.

This fall, there are many trends when it comes to jackets, coats, and outerwear. I’ve broken them down into the top ten most popular and most stylish.

If you’re currently looking for the perfect coat, or just want to know what the current outerwear trends are, keep reading to find out what to look for in a jacket or coat this winter.

Plaid Jackets

Plaid is the number one trend in outerwear for the second year in a row, not to mention a hot trend for fall in general.

There are so many styles of plaid jackets to choose from, so if you love the preppy print, it’s easy to find a shape that works for you. Different colors and styles of plaids also make things more interesting – from purple to classic red and everything in between! When you’re shopping, make sure to find a shade that goes with most of you wardrobe.

Here are some cute plaid jackets, all under one hundred 

Faux Leather Jackets

In my animal-loving opinion, real leather jackets aren’t nearly as amazing as faux, and what’s even better: faux leather is WAY easier on your wallet. Plus, faux leather moto jackets are one of the popular jacket trends for fall 2008. What’s not to love?

If you must have the real thing, there are tons of real leather jackets around. But I encourage you – save some money and some animals by going faux! Every little bit counts.

Channel your inner badass rocker chick with one of these cute and affordable faux leather jackets:

Classic Trench Coats

This is one coat that will always be in style. That makes it a fabulous “investment piece”, an item in your wardrobe that you can wear over and over without worrying whether it’s in.

Trench coats are just as great in rural areas as they are for the city. They really do work with almost everything, everywhere. Go classic with a trench in a neutral tone or black, or take a chance and pick one up in a bright red. The choice is yours!

Some cute trench coats I thought were fabulous:

lassic Pea Coats

This one is another example of an “investment piece” – it’ll always be in style, and goes with most everything.

If you don’t have a pea coat in your wardrobe, you should consider picking one up. They really are one of the most classically chic pieces you can have. A pea coat will go from your 9 AM math class to your 9 PM date without missing a beat – and it’ll keep you nice and warm in the process.

Here are some pea coats I would definitely rock:

Finger Trips

All women love fashion, all these catwalk styles are just gorgeous, but most of them we can’t wear daily. And all these luxury accessories are really amazing, but we can’t afford them and they might be too much for daily wear too. So why shouldn’t we try something different, not luxury fashion designer pieces, but interestingly weirdly designed gadgets. Check out these fun Architecture Rings.
How close can you be to Paris, New York and Moscow? When came into the same question, my answer may seem quite surprising: one finger‘s distance only. Look at these Architecture Rings designed by Philipe Tournaire, each of them features a famous project around the world and therefore to make you part of Paris, New York and Moscow, too. Yeah, that feels good.
They of course wouldn’t be as stunning as a Tiffany ring, but they do have a different sense that worth a second look. Having these little constructions on your fingers is quite a funny thing, and I hope you enjoy the “finger trips”.

Valentine's Day Hairstyles Ideas

Boost the sexiness of your tresses on Valentine's Day if you want to receive all the admiration and love from your beloved as hairstyles can completely change your appearance. V-day is definite a special day so treat it as you should and you will look and feel amazing!
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and this day requires you to look extra-special. V-Day is a day which celebrates love, so it is a special day in which you and your beloved can use to remember all the things that you love about each other. So, such a romantic moment requires a proper Valentine's Day makeup, outfit as well as hairstyle. If you want to look absolutely breathtaking on February 14th, inspire yourself from the following Valentine's Day hairstyles ideas.
Hairstyles play a very important role when it comes to beauty and style so paying as much attention to your hair as you can, if you care about the way you look and how others perceive you, is a must. There are a variety of hairstyles available to choose from but that doesn't mean that they all suit this special occasion. Valentine's Day is a day in which you have to shine, so you can show your loved one that you are worth all his pampering, that you are beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside.
Hair by Alexander Hair and Beauty
Hair by Christel Lundqivist
Depending on the length of your hair there are several options you can make in selecting a Valentine's Day appropriate hairstyle. Women with short hairstyles can smile as they don't have to spend too much time in the mirror but then again the downside to that is that there are not too many options you have when styling the hair. So, if you have short hair the best way to go is sleek straight. This hair texture helps underline the cut and emphasizes the shine of the hair, allowing it to receive a sexy glow that will enhance your beauty. If you love hair accessories don't hesitate to opt for a lovely jeweled or feathery headband as they are absolutely stunning and work well with all hair lengths.
Hair by Royston Blythe
Hair by Royston Blythe
Women with medium length tresses have multiple options depending on what look suits your style best. Sleek straight, wavy as well as curly hairstyles are a positive options but only if the hair is in a healthy condition. Allow the hair to fall naturally loose or boost the style of your tresses by opting towards stylish hair accessories such as cute hair clips or headbands. Enhance your natural hair texture or opt for a different hair texture using the proper hair styling tools and products. Hair curlers, hair wavers as well as flat irons can help your hair look absolutely amazing, so make sure you use them according to the instructions manual. 
Hair by Trevor Sorbie
Hair by Hair Studio
Hair by Michael Barnes
Hair by Goldsworthy
This is the trendies hair length in 2011 and if you're looking for a lovely Valentine's Day hairstyle you can consider yourself the luckiest as this hair length is the most versatile and there are a variety of options you can turn towards. Natural looking hair styles are definitely a great options but because your hair features such a long length you can give braids a try, hair twists as well as updos and ponytail hairstyles. You don't want to go too sophisticated unless you are going to a special event which requires such a look. 
Opt for lovely fishtail braids, high centered ponytails, a braided ponytail, a lovely loose updo or a glam hair twist. 
Experiment or simply go for the hairstyle that you think would suit you best as either way you will look stunning.

Short Hair Style Ideas

If you're not just a pretty face and wish to showcase your style-conscious attitude try these chic short hair style ideas that would take your hair sculpting skills to the next level. Opt for the girly and super-refined designs for a classy and feminine look. Whereas the messy and more relaxed design will serve as the best accessories to complement your casual or Boho chic appearance.

by GHD Education Team

by Mieka Hairdressing

by The Hair Studio

by Edward&Co
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