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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Guide to Wear Little Black Dress

The beauty about the little black dress is that you can create many different looks with it. A black dress is a must in every womans’ wardrobe. From a night out to a business meeting, the black dress can bring you to both, home again – and to the next event with ease. There are so many things that you can do to dress it up, dress it down and make it appropriate for any situation.

Always keep it clean and ironed. A lint brush is your best friend. If you don’t have one, buy one or try to keep your dress really clean and free from pet hair or lint.

Decide on one accent coloured piece and revolve the rest of your outfit around it.

Jewellery

Large earrings or a necklace that are eye-catching is a great way to dress up your little black dress. It is important to remember that if wearing large earrings, than the necklace should be subtle, or if wearing a large necklace than the earrings should be kept simple.

For the evening look add sparkle with costume jewellery. Consider slipping on jewelled bangles and silver heels.

If you want to wear the black dress for a ball, you might want to add a pearl necklace or maybe some diamonds. If you’re going to wear a pearl necklace, try wearing multiple strands at different lengths.

A simple pair of pearls, detailed tights, and a few inches of heel can dress up any outfit.

A wonderful brooch pinned to the top of the dress can make a difference in the outfit. You can wear the brooch on your hip, at the classical spot at the top of your chest, on the front of the dress right below your shoulder or how about on a low cut wrap dress right at the point where the fabric meets together by the cleavage. It keeps the fabric in place and keeps it from shifting. Gold, silver, or coloured: the brooch can match the shoes, jewellery or make a statement all of its own. A brooch adds a beautiful touch to the dress, especially if it is an interesting antique or vintage brooch.

Wear a necklace of round beads for a trendy look. Pick your colour and loop it around twice.

If you want your look to be casual and fun, try wearing tight-fitting neon-coloured tights under your dress. Then add bright chunky jewellery. Or layer bracelets, necklaces, and rings for a casual look.

Tights

Add bright coloured tights to a plain black dress. The tights will add a punch of colour – you can find tights in every colour of the rainbow and since the dress is black, you have your pick of all of them.

Put on flesh coloured tights to even out the skin tone on your legs, and add a pair of cute shoes. Plain black and unadorned flats look more office casual while a pair of red high-heeled pumps can add a bit of excitement.

Wear the dress with tights in autumn/the fall and winter for warmth and to add colour.

Wear the coloured tights, with matching nail polish, hair accessories and/or jewellery to dress up any style of black dress.

Shoes

Change into a different pair of shoes to change the look. Shoes can make a dress look completely different, whether you choose flats or stilettos, the higher the shoes the higher the effect of the dress-up factor will be.

Wear a simple rounded pair of black pumps and a pair of chandelier earring with a silk wrap. The chandelier earrings and silk wraps look great when matching and if in a warm colour.

Add a pair of cute shoes. The colours can easily be altered, depending on the look you are going for. Plain black and unadorned flats look more office casual while a pair of red high-heeled pumps can add a bit of excitement.

To add some spice to an outfit, go for shoes that are metallic or brightly coloured. For very formal occasions, metallics are a nice dressy option.

Since the dress is plain and black, go with shoes that have visual interest, contrast, or elaborate detailing. Black shoes are pretty predictable, so consider shoes in any other colour than black – they add a nice contrast.

Bags

Add a small clutch or handbag. A larger bag works for casual wear while a simple clutch in a dazzling colour works for dressing up for more formal events.

Pair your dress with a sequined handbag and strappy shoes for a night out.

If you go with shoes in a contrasting colour other than black, try choosing a purse that picks up the colour of the shoes. Doesn’t have to be exact, but at least harmonizes in some way.

Belts

A belt at the waist creates great emphasis and interest to a plain black dress.
The belt cinched around the waist, or worn loosely around the hips can change the look of the dress completely. The belt can also change the entire shape of the dress.

You can also place the belt a few inches underneath your breasts. A belt gives the illusion of a bigger bust, and it also gives the illusion of a different shape to your body.

Instead of having only the option of using a regular belt, a silk or velvet ribbon will work well also in place of the regular belt.

Inspiration can be found in the ribbon aisle at the local craft shop. From wide ribbon to thin ribbon, to pattern to solid, a ribbon belt is a great way to dress up any black dress.

Consider a coloured belt and make it match with those perfectly coloured shoes.

Scarfs

Scarves are a favourite way to spice up a plain black dress. A lightweight scarf can be used during any season to accent an outfit. There are dozens of ways to tie a scarf, and most scarves can be worn on the head, around the neck, across the shoulders, and around the waist

A beautiful sheer shawl will look fabulous if you are wearing a spaghetti strap or strapless dress. Not only does it spice up an otherwise plain dress, but it also will keep you a bit warmer if the weather is chilly.

Pairing the dress with a coloured pashmina is a perfect way to dress it up. This works best with dresses that are cut straight across the chest, or are strapless. A pashmina of any colour can work, even in the summer, as it can be draped loosely over the shoulders for those summer evenings on the patio.

Add a nice scarf in a fun colour and make it match with those coloured shoes and bracelets.

Coats

Create a serious look with the black dress by teaming it up with a suit jacket and a structured bag.

Throw on a zebra-print coat paired with a red handbag and sexy leather boots for a wild night out.

 

A Fascinator

A fascinator is a headpiece which is designed to be attached to the hair instead of a hat. Traditionally, fascinators are worn by women only, and they are typically associated with formal wear, although one could wear a fascinator on less formal occasions. Fascinators are beautiful headpieces that become jewellery for the hair.

A ‘Fascinator’ is a hair accessory, which is typically attached to the head with a comb, head band, pin or clip that is most commonly adorned with plumes of feathers. These hairpieces vary widely in size, shape, and style, from modest versions to decadent creations with feathers, silk, ribbons, tulle, straw, beads, pearls and crystals. They can be as small and delicate or as large and over the top as you like! The only limitation is your imagination! .In some cases, a fascinator looks more like a small hat and less like a hairpiece.

Large or small, traditional or abstract, structured or completely whimsical, fascinators are so easy and comfortable to wear. They can compliment your outfit, and your hair style, and they still allow you to make a statement in the same way a hat would.

Why wear a fascinator

Do you want to avoid ‘hat hair’? That tell-tale little kink in your hair around the circumference of your head after you’ve taken your hat off? Then wear a fascinator.

The wonderful thing about fascinators is that they provide a fabulous, fashionable and stylish option alternative to the traditional hat. Your outfit will still be perfectly finished and you will feel properly dressed, but you will also feel much more confident and comfortable than you otherwise might in a hat.

With fascinators, equally as important as finding the right style for you is ensuring the right fitting. Different fittings suit different hair types. Ensuring yours is on the right base for you, be that a comb, head band or small clip, will mean it is both comfortable and secure – leaving you feeling confident and free to enjoy your day without worrying about whether it will stay in place.

If you feel confident, you’ll look and feel fabulous too.

Where to wear a fascinator
Fascinators can be used to draw attention to unique or complex hairstyles, to complement fine formal wear, and to dress up a more casual look. Nowadays, women have fewer causes to wear a fascinator: They tend to show up at weddings and formal horse racing events more than anywhere else.

A benefit with choosing a fascinator is that you are more likely to have the opportunity to wear it again to other functions, as fascinators are worn, not just at weddings, but also at race days, christenings and black tie events.

More subdued fascinators, for example, can be worn to church, and some have partial veils attached, for women who like to wear modest veils while in mourning.

Fascinators can also be used as a substitute to long veils for brides.

How to wear a fascinator

In order to get the best from your fascinator, secure your updo or hairstyle with regular hair-pins and then have the fascinator added to ensure it will be secure throughout its wearing.

Or you can wear your hair down and add the hair pins to be used as an anchor for the hair-comb or crocodile clip to be attached to and if this is done properly, then it will stay throughout a long day or night.

Decide where you want to place the fascinator. If the fascinator is on a headband, then your choice of placement is limited. However if it is on a comb or clip, then you can place it wherever you want. It will look best placed to one side of the head or at the back. If you put the fascinator right on top of your head it will look like something sprouting from the top of your head.

If wearing one for a super smart function, then a good hairdresser will be able to safely place it and secure it for you.

 

Things to Consider When You are Choosing The Perfect High Heels

1. If you hate your toes, opt for pumps with a closed toe, or try a peep-toe pump to see if its less-revealing style covers the parts you hate most. Rough heels won’t look good in a backless sandal, but there are plenty of shoes with open toes that still cover the back of your feet.

2. Rule number two is to emphasize the nice things about your feet. Also an obvious trick, but since we usually tend to focus on what we don’t like, it’s easy to forget what is good about our feet, for example : pumps will accentuate the graceful curves of high arches, ankle straps can highlight a shapely ankle, and of course slides can show off the perfect set of nails. If you’re still convinced that every aspect of your foot is horrid, then find sexy shoes that cover as much as possible.

3. Your shoes must fit if you want your feet to look sexy. Even the most perfect foot looks awkward if it’s hanging over the edge of its sandal. No matter how hot the sandal in question is, and a foot that looks as if it’s been crammed into a pump that’s too tight will give the impression that your feet are so big you can’t find shoes to fit. The same can be said for ankle straps. If they’re cutting into your skin, loosen them or skip them altogether. They shouldn’t be too loose, but if they’re too tight, they will look as uncomfortable as they feel.

4. When you’ve found a pair of high heel or platform shoes you really love, wear them around the shoe store for a short while. If there are any problems, your feet will tell you rather quickly. Take them home but keep your store slip.

5. Wear them around your home for an hour or two. The reason for the home wear is two-fold; first, you won’t hurt yourself as much should you fall or stumble. Second, you won’t wear the soles or the heels should you need to return them. If you have blisters or discomfort in any way, you should return them to the shoe store straight away.