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How to Wear Audrey Hepburn’s Outfits in “Funny Face” Your Way

How to Wear Audrey Hepburn's Outfits in Funny Face Your Way
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Funny Face is an iconic fashion-forward movie that features Fred Astaire as Dick Avery, Kay Thompson as Maggie Prescott, and of course, Audrey Hepburn as Jo Stockton. The film revolves around Jo Stockton and her incredible fashion sense that lands her a lucrative career as a model. The outfits worn by Audrey Hepburn are just as memorable as her performance.

If you want to add a little bit of that Audrey Hepburn flair to your wardrobe in a way that suits your personal style and body type, these ideas are sure to impress you and your friends.

Audrey Hepburn’s Body Type: Boyish, Straight, Short Torso

Men and women come in all shapes and sizes. All body types can express themselves in different ways and even in a similar fashion to a different body structure, but some garments will fit better on a specific frame. Since Audrey Hepburn has a boyish, straight figure, you may need to tailor the outfit, so it brings out your best features.

Create Your Own Outfit From These 4 Classic Looks

“More Flowers” Dress

When Audrey dons her first photo shoot outfit, she and photographer Dick Avery go into a local flower shop to shoot. In the scene, real flowers line the foreground to compliment her outfit’s printed-on perennials. Topped with a sun hat and gloves, Audrey looks summery and high-class.

You can add an extra element to this outfit for a start. For example, the dress features one type of flower, but you can use a different plant for your dress, like roses. To complete the dress, add real roses from Bouqs.com as accents for your hat or to create a corsage. This style of dress with the kimono cap sleeves can look great on almost anyone, even if you have a large bust.

Bonjour Paris! and Jazz Club Outfit

One of Audrey’s most iconic outfits in the film is her Bonjour Paris + Jazz Club ensemble. The overcast skies are perfect for a beige trench coat and black clothing as it suits the mood while staying fashion-forward. Beige trench coats are a French staple and should be in every woman’s wardrobe.

A black turtleneck, black pants, and black shoes are underneath her coat. All black can appear plain on some people, but Audrey pulls the outfit off with her winning smile. Curvier girls may want to wear high-waisted pants over their turtleneck instead of the above. Add an extra “wow” factor and with a neon-colored bag or add a statement necklace that hangs lower than the armpit.

Anna Karenina Suit

Audrey wears the Anna Karenina suit for her Paris photoshoot while a train engine blows steam in the background. Her frame and demeanor make her look like royalty, and the muted grey suit complements her skin tone. A medium-sized hat frames her face and looks dramatic.

Not everyone can wear skirts that long without looking short. If you’re under 5’7”, you should wear a skirt that sits above the knee. The suit jacket can be longer than the skirt as long as it’s A-line and not fringed. It may be difficult to find Audrey Hepburn’s hat, so go without one. If you’re putting your hair up, don’t forget to add studded earning or hoops for a more modern look.

Bird of Paradise Skirt/Dress and Crop

It’s unclear whether or not the Bird of Paradise outfit is a skirt with a cropped top and train or a dress with a floating panel. Either way, the layered high cut front that shows off the waist, tiara, gloves, and long skirt looks incredibly high fashion, but would be difficult to walk in for daily wear.

Cropped blouses are still incredibly fashionable. If you remove the floor-length train, the top would fit right in for daily wear. You can choose to layer the top over a dress, but it may be easier to wear a white skirt or burgundy pants if you’re walking. Feel free to wear the long opera gloves or tiara for the high fashion finish. To modernize the look, wear motorcycle gloves or barrettes.

8 Pieces of Clothing That Look Good on Everyone

There are few things a woman needs in life to be truly happy: good friends, easy access to a decent rosé and a capsule wardrobe filled with clothing options you know are going to look good on you. Granted, that last one is a little easier said than done. But, with a little research and some general know-how about flattering your body shape, you’ll be well on your way to “best dressed diva” in no time. Check out our list of eight pieces of clothing that look good on everyone and stack your closet with simply the best this season.

  1. Boyfriend Jeans
8 Pieces of Clothing That Look Good on Everyone
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If you’re only going to have one pair of go-to jeans this season, you better make them boyfriend jeans. While boyfriend jeans aren’t meant to fit tight, they shouldn’t be loose either. The perfect pair of boyfriend jeans would give you comfortable room in the thighs, outlining your legs, and start to loosen up slightly around the calf. And, even though they don’t hug every curve like skinny jeans, they are universally flattering on all body types as long as the fit is right. Pro tip: Achieve the most flattering look from your boyfriend jeans by cuffing the leg right above the ankle to create a long–and seemingly taller–straight line. Pair them with high heels and a cool moto jacket and you’ll be ready for a night on the town in no time.

  1. Crop Tops

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    While crop tops may have been synonymous with belly shirts once upon a time, showing a little navel is no longer a requirement for this flirty look. The relaxed fit through the shoulders flatters every frame and the cropped length allows you to highlight your waistline (or simply helps create one). Of course, since the crop top falls at your waist–not below–you’ll want to pair them with high-waisted pants to give the illusion of longer legs.

    1. Midi Dresses

    Every girl needs at least one cute and sassy midi dress in her closet. Not only are they easy to dress up with a belt, high heels or a stylish blazer, but you can also wear them to brunch with the girls in flip flops and a jean jacket just as easily. A true midi dress outlines your form without hugging your curves and hangs somewhere between your knee and ankle, just above your calf muscle. Dress it up by adding a belt at the waist and strappy sandals to elongate your frame. With the right layering and use of accessories, you could wear a stylish midi all year round. How’s that for versatile?!

    1. Jumpsuits/Rompers
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Okay, we know this one isn’t an obvious choice, BUT we promise you that you can wear a jumpsuit or romper regardless of height or shape. The trick with one-piece fashion is to highlight a waistline without causing a bulge or cinching. If you have a curvy frame, then you’ll want to highlight that natural waist. Think elongated necklines and a wider leg to feature that hourglass silhouette. For an athletic body type, try creating a waist by adding a belt around the navel, or opt for a sleeveless slouching V with a tailored cut to show off those long legs. Petite women can enjoy the comfortable style of jumpsuits, too, with a little help from a good tailor. Opt for a tailored, straight pant leg to give the illusion of height and pair it with high heels for an added boost. And, as for color, when it comes to stylish jumpsuits and rompers, you’ll find it’s more flattering if you stick with either one solid color or a subtle pattern throughout. Trust us, heads will turn regardless–and they won’t want to look away.

  1. Moto Jackets

There’s something about a cropped moto jacket that takes just about any outfit to the next level of cool. Whether you’re wearing it with jeans and a sassy tee or layering it over that jaw-dropping LBD, a chic moto jacket brings a stylish edge to any outfit. Add the illusion of height to your frame by sporting a jacket cropped at your waist. Not only will it help you look taller, but if you have a larger bust, it’ll balance out your torso as well. Like all jackets, though, you’ll want to make sure it fits comfortably across your shoulders–not too tight when you cross your arms.

  1. Jogger Pants

Don’t let the name fool you–jogging isn’t a must-do in order to enjoy these comfy bottoms. Versatile and comfortable, a good pair of joggers is a valuable asset to any wardrobe. Not only can you blaze those hiking trails in style, but you can also dress them up in an athleisure look that is to die for. Show up at your next friendly cocktail hour in comfortable style when you pair your joggers with heeled ankle booties and a chic moto jacket layered over a sassy tee.

  1. Two-Piece Sets

What could be better than a ready-made outfit at your fingertips? That’s the beauty of a fashionable two-piece set. Not only will you look put-together in a matter of moments, but think of all the time you’ll save yourself in the morning agonizing over what to wear. From flirty fun to stylishly professional, there’s a two-piece set out there fit for every occasion.

  1. Bodycon Dress

Trust us. Every fashionista needs a figure-flattering bodycon dress hanging in her closet. The type that hugs every curve and smooths every lump just right, giving you that jaw-dropping effect every single time. The beauty of bodycon is that they’re made to hug and flatter that sexy figure of yours. Wearing your true size is an absolute must-do. The last thing you want is for it to hang loose. If you need a little added assistance in smoothing the curves, consider dresses made from a weightier material or use a form slimming undergarment to help achieve that flattering silhouette you’re after. Pair this sexy look with your favorite high heels and diamond earrings for a night on the town you won’t soon forget.

6 Ways to Look Cute While Working Out

While it’s no secret that what you wear can affect your confidence, we still seem to throw that knowledge out the window when it comes to our workout attire. After all, how many times have you worn a pair of ratty sweats or an oversized T-shirt to the gym? What about those embarrassingly sheer leggings that finally revealed to your whole yoga class which side of the “thong vs. no thong” debate you landed on? When it comes down to it, the act of exercise itself isn’t always pretty (burpees, we’re looking at you!). But that doesn’t mean we need to subject ourselves to some ugly duckling wardrobe while nurturing that beautiful swan within. Read on for six easy ways you can look cute while working out and burn those calories in style!

Yes, You Can Flatter Your Figure

Much like your everyday wardrobe, you want your workout clothes to fit your body. When shopping for athleticwear, opt for clothes that comfortably flatter your figure while offering a little bit of give with every stretch. Avoid clothes that are too tight in any one spot as this could seriously hinder your workout–and possibly cause a wardrobe malfunction (yikes!). If you feel the urge to pull or tug at any part of your outfit, then put it in the “no” pile. Exercise is hard enough without the added stress of feeling self-conscious about your clothes. And, while you may feel tempted to wear big and baggy clothing while huffing and puffing on a treadmill, outfits that are too loose can cause chafing and discomfort as well. Keep your gym wardrobe simple and trade in those ratty college sweatshirts for some cute and trendy hoodies instead. Remember to wear a workout tee or tank top underneath for when things get too hot to handle.

Keep the Sweat in Check

 

6 Ways to Look Cute While Working Out
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Nothing beats the satisfaction you get from a super intense workout. What’s less satisfying, however, is trying to enjoy a post-workout smoothie while sitting in stinky, sweaty clothes. Whether you live to exercise or simply tolerate it in order to have that extra weekend mimosa, moisture-wicking workout gear is something you need in your life. Workout clothes made from high-tech synthetic fibers, like polyester and nylon, pull the moisture (read sweat) from your skin to the surface, allowing it to evaporate quicker than cotton. It also helps to regulate your body temperature, unlike cotton tees that can leave you feeling chilly during cooldown. Plus, breathable, moisture-wicking athleticwear takes care of that unflattering “wet” look that happens during exercise. Hey, anything to eliminate that underboob sweat look, right, ladies?!

Treat Yourself to Some Fancy (and Functional) Footwear

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Step up your next workout with a new pair of cute sneakers. Not only will some stylish sneaks help you feel a little extra snazzy for that 6 a.m. workout, but they’ll also help you deliver on a truly successful (and safe) workout. After all, not all sneakers are created equal. In other words, the shoe you use for trail running isn’t necessarily the best choice for an intense HIIT workout in your living room. Do a little research on the right shoe for your workout style and your body will thank you for it. You’ll want to consider things like exercise preference, comfort level, tread and sole cushioning, just to name a few. Then, of course, you can consider the aesthetics. If you have a hard time getting motivated, consider a shoe with bright colors to keep you smiling through the pain. Yeah, we hear it. But no pain, no gain. Right, ladies?

A Little Makeup Goes a Long Way

If you tend to get a little red-in-the-face during your workouts, then you might want to think about adding a tinted moisturizer or mineral foundation to your workout look. Of course, the last thing you want to do is pile on the oily makeup only to sweat it off moments later. The beauty of mineral makeup is that a little goes a long way and significantly reduces shine while offering coverage. Plus, it doesn’t block pores, reducing your post-exercise breakout possibilities. Couple your base with a little tinted lip balm and some waterproof mascara for a natural look you’ll love. Not to mention, one that won’t come off on your towel at the end of your workout.

Wear Your Hair Up

We get it. You’re proud of your hair. With all of the love and attention you give it, you deserve to have it look its best at all times. That’s why we’re asking you–nay, begging you–to wear your hair up when you work out. Letting your hair get all sweaty during a workout can lead to a flaky scalp and clogged follicles. Not to mention the frizz. Incorporate an updo into your workout look to keep your hair looking healthy and fresh. Avoiding tight ponytails and damaging hair elastics are a good idea, too. Opt for forgiving hair accessories that don’t snag your tresses like fabric hair ties or scrunchies. Mixing up the hairstyles you wear on a daily basis can also help save your locks from breakage and frizz. Swap a top knot for a braid on occasion or even a side ponytail from time to time. Essentially, not pulling your hair back in the exact same spot every day will save you the headache of expensive products and hair repair down the line.

Keep It Colorful

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Dress for a successful workout by incorporating fun, vibrant colors into your exercise attire. Try pairing a cute pastel top with black leggings or a neon sports bra with grey joggers for a subtle pop of color that will keep you motivated when the going gets tough. Wearing colors that you love can give you the confidence boost you need to do hard things (squats included). And really, when you think about it, exercise is all about realizing our best selves. So if your clothes can help get you there, don’t you think they’re worth the investment?

3 Tips to Dressing Up Appropriately for A Daytime Event

Tips to Dressing Up Appropriately for A Daytime EventThroughout your lifetime, you will be invited to a series of daytime events such as business parties, weddings, networking events, interviews, barbeques, and more. As you can see (and probably know already), each of these has a different degree of formality and requires different styles.

While the casual ones are easier to appreciate and prepare for, the formal ones can be a bit confusing and make choosing an appropriate outfit a bit difficult. Things get even a bit more challenging if we take into consideration all the factors like the venue, the location, or the weather.

Still, you can use a few sartorial standards as general guide lines. Read on for some of the most common ones.

A Black-Tie Event

Whether it’s a charity gala or a fancy wedding, this event asks for glam and elegance! Therefore, shimmery fabrics, imposing gowns, tuxedos, and ornate details will be everywhere you look.

For women, it is best to select a column or A-line dress that fits the requirements. Of course, you can also choose a less shimmery dress, but then accessories must compensate for the lack of glamour.

Now, for many of us, it can be difficult to justify the cost of buying an ultra-elegant dress that will only be useful for one event – but there is a solution for this. For example, if you are invited to participate at a black-tie event in Australia, you might consider dress hire in Sydney, which can be a lower-cost and easy method to get a fantastic gown without getting saddled with it for good.

Cocktail Parties, Engagements and Weddings

In this situation, you have to ask for details about the event, in order to know the dress code. After all, each of these events (especially as daytime events) can range from a small gathering between friends and family to an all-out event.

In short, if it’s a fancier party, you won’t go wrong with “cocktail attire” (a little black dress will go amazingly well). On the other hand, if it’s a more casual event, you will be fine with an elegant top with tailored pants or an classic skirt. The outfit can be paired with heels or fancy flats, depending on your degree of comfort.

As long as you stay away from fabrics considered casual like denim, jersey, or chino, you should be fine.

A Bridal or Baby Shower

These are happy events where people gather to celebrate and feel good. In addition, this means you can be more casual with your choice of clothes (as long as you opt for something with an elegant touch).

These events go well with cute, feminine dresses, large prints, or flowey materials. Of course, you can also wear pants (the more elegant ones) and dust off your cute footwear (heels or flat). Still, keep in mind that, if it’s a bridal shower, white is a big no-no for guests. Of course, it’s best to avoid an all-black outfit as well, since it may send the wrong message.

Wrap Up

Overall, finding the right outfit for an event is all about paying attention to the type of event and the people who will attend. As long as you follow the guidelines and select an outfit that fits your body type, you will fit right in!

Useful Tips for Taking Care of Your Rug

Useful Tips for Taking Care of Your RugBesides being elegant home decorations, rugs are also a form of investment, and you must take care of them to preserve their beauty. Cleaning a rug may seem a bit difficult. It’s heavy, dusty, and dirty at the same time. However, cleaning it does not always have to be too hard. Little did you know that it only needs serious effort and a bit of time. Maintaining a rug will not only keep it clean, but also increases its life expectancy. Your rug has the power to remain elegant and show its true beauty for many years to come.

To learn more about how to take care of your rug, here are some useful tips to keep your rugs elegant as possible.

Clean It Regularly

There are times that cleaning a rug needs professional help, but you can also contribute to the cleaning process yourself. According to our colleagues at Oriental Area Rug Cleaning New York, you should vacuum your rug regularly. It will eliminate any dirt and dust trapped inside the fibers. Plus, it will also remove allergens.

Rotate It Once a Year

Rug quality deteriorates over time due to the sunlight and the amount of foot traffic it takes. However, it is your job to ensure that the wear is perfectly even. If not, your rug will look uneven, run down and messy. To prevent that from happening, most experts recommend you rotate the rug once or twice a year to ensure that the wear is not in just one area only.

Useful Tips for Taking Care of Your Rug

Clean Immediately

If you accidentally spill something on your rug, even if it’s just a small amount of juice or any liquid, or your visitor spills their coffee or tea, you need to clean it right away. Depending on what type of liquid was spilled, there are different cleaning styles you could definitely use. You may use a towel to dry off the spill. Then use a mild soap with warm water to remove the stain and clean it. If the stain can’t be removed on the spot, it is best to bring it to a professional cleaning service for help.

Do Not Apply DIY Tips

Thorough cleaning of a rug is best handled by professionals because they have the right tools and knowledge to get it properly cleaned. It may be tempting to apply different cleaning hacks you find online, but that can do more harm than good. It can damage the fibers in your rug. Avoid using any chemicals or even natural cleaning solutions that you are not sure of to avoid causing any damage to your precious rug.

Keep your rugs in perfect condition. Follow these useful tips if you want your rug to maintain its beauty for many years to come. If you are not sure how to clean it, ask for professional help immediately and avoid doing any online hack as it can ruin the quality of your rug, and it is the last thing anyone wants to happen with their precious rugs.

A Celebration of Nature by Award-Winning Spanish Designer Laia Mauri

A Celebration of Nature by Award-Winning Spanish Designer Laia MauriAward-winning designer and artist Laia Mauri launched her distinctive fashion and costume brand in 2003. Her highly-creative designs feature top-quality fabrics and elegant finishes with a focus on “awareness of the new era.” All pieces are hand crafted, either one-of-a-kind or part of a limited edition, created with the Soul, a transforming energy in each garment that inspires the wearer. They are also non-toxic, eco-friendly and animal friendly. Laia Mauri designs are not manufactured, they are made, creating garments that last over time and leave great memories.

All Laia Mauri pieces are made by hand in Barcelona, Spain.

Latest Collection

Laia Mauri’s latest collection is “Nature”, inspired by the transformation and a woman’s expression of herself as nature. It is an homage to the beauty and renaissance of the wearer. Each piece is an expression of the intimate relationship between the wearer and nature, and how this connection creates harmony, love and well-being for the earth and the planet. See the collection.

About the Designer

Laia Mauri is a young Catalan designer, the granddaughter of a tailor. She studied fine arts and fashion design and is an expert in stage arts: theater, dance, film and TV. She has participated in numerous prestigious fashion, art and costume projects, exhibitions and events including the Route of Art in Castelló d’Empúries, Artbox.Talent Together We Are One at SwissArtExpo (Zurich), 1st International Contemporary Exhibition in Monaco (2020), Art Basel Artweek (Miami), 25th International Art Exhibition of Valmy (France), the Cannes Fashion Festival, Fashion Week Valencia, Bridal Week Barcelona, the Spanishthaifashionawards Competition (Madrid), and films/series including Loco por tí,  El mismo día a la misma hora, Love gets a Room, The Vampire in Martorell, El inocente (Netflix), Hache (Netflix), The Practitioner (Netflix), The Inimitable 1920 (Vodafone 2) and Los Europeos, as well as working with tops brands such as BMW, Coca-Cola, Huawei.

More information

https://www.laiamauri.com/en/

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How To Trim Your Hair Like A Pro

How To Trim Your Hair Like A ProCan’t go to the salon and have a haircut?  Well, don’t fret because you can trim your hair at home. Even if you’re unsure how to do it, you can do so with a little practice and more knowledge. If you want to have a trim that looks professional, then read on.

Here are some tips on how to trim your hair like a pro:

  1. Use The Right Tools

You may think that any scissors will do, but that’s not the case. Don’t use kitchen scissors or scissors that aren’t sharp enough. They’ll only make crooked lines, which may be hard to fix, and you may end up with frayed and sloppy ends. But, with sharp shears, you can easily make clean edges and lines.

Aside from scissors, you must also use a wide-toothed combed as it can help when trimming your bangs. This can keep your strands in place while cutting your hair. Also, have clips or scrunchies to make sections easily.

For curly hair, you may want to use a curling hair product like shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair. Then, let it dry before cutting because curly hair is less fluffy and longer when it’s wet.

  1. Smooth Your Hair

After having all your equipment, you should first smooth your hair. As mentioned, you can wash your hair first before drying and smoothing it, especially for curly hair. You can cut it moisturized or dry.

Working with moisturized, damp hair allows you to get a clean cut. Moisturizers can help avoid split ends and breakage when your hair is being cut. Also, damp hair allows your hair to be smoothed easily. If you prefer dry hair, then get it tangle-free so you can control your hair quickly.

  1. Create A Guide

To avoid risking a major mishap, which can lead to a drastic haircut, you must have a guide. Do this by making sections and trimming hair little by little. Avoid immediately cutting to the length you want to trim, but work your way up by starting in small increments. If you cut too much, you can’t go back and repair it. But if you trim small, you can always cut more hair.

You may also want to start at the very front in small sections, like one or two inches when spread between your fingers. Doing this will guide you because you’ll know where your hair lands. Using clips will help you with this because it can help hold any stray sections.

How To Trim Your Hair Like A Pro
4. Time To Cut

Depending on your hair type, you can follow these techniques:

  • Straight Hair: Hold scissors horizontally to get a sharp, clean line by trimming the ends of your hair. As mentioned, cut in small sections.
  • Wavy Hair: If you have long layers, brush your hair up, then trim them carefully. Similar to straight hair, trim the ends of your wavy hair only and avoid holding each section too tight.
  • Curly Hair: You may want to use a tri-fold mirror when cutting curls. For square shapes, side to side and top to bottom may be the best. For triangular shapes, hold the hair towards the back of your head when cutting. On the other hand, you should hold round shapes forward before cutting them.

Conclusion

Cutting your hair at home is quite hard at first. However, you can get through this if you’ve read the guide above. You might even make it look like a professional cut that can complement your fashion look without spending too much. That’s why you must use the right shears, then smooth your hair before starting to trim. Also, doing sections will help you cut your hair more easily.

How to Prepare for Your Dream Wedding

There’s nothing more special to a man and woman’s life than their wedding day. It should be something that couples work hard for, plan for, and of course, strive for.  In this day and age where standards have never been higher, it might be tough trying to achieve that dream wedding. There are just so many things to think about now.

How To Prepare For Your Dream Wedding

A lot of couples end up getting in petty fights during the pre-wedding planning. It’s a stressful part of their relationship, so it’s not surprising that things can get heated. If your wedding day is coming up, you’ll need to begin preparing as well. That special day only comes once in a lifetime, so it must be as perfect as possible. How does one plan the perfect wedding anyway?

Set A Budget

Weddings can get expensive if you don’t carefully plan them. According to Forbes, weddings are getting more expensive than ever. Just in 2016, the average price for a wedding was up at a high of over $35,000. Within the succeeding years, weddings became more and more expensive due to the increasing costs of services and goods needed.

Even if you have money to spend, you should be wise about how you spend it at your wedding. Work with your significant other to create the budget you need for the special day. Although going all out is enticing for a wedding, keep in mind that you guys still have a future and a family to build ahead of you.

Some of the expenses include wedding rings, dresses, food, and much more. This makes budgeting more essential.

At this part of the wedding planning, you should begin creating a guest list as well. Invite all of your close friends and family to the wedding. By creating a guest list, you can check early on just how much you need for the wedding. If you have some guests flying in from other parts of the world, then you might need to help them get accommodations as well.

Great weddings can be achieved even if you are on a budget. As such, you really need to plan things out first if you are hoping to have a wedding that won’t cost an arm and a leg.

Handle The Wedding Dress Early On

The wedding dress is one of the highlights of a wedding ceremony. The bride only walks down the aisle once, so it is a must to have her wearing the best wedding dress possible. Wedding dresses are delicate and hard to create. As such, it should be one of the things you should account for first.

Wedding dresses take a long time to make, so it should already be in the works months before the wedding. Of course, you should also consider that the bride might want to make some alterations as the months go on, so it is really important to get work on it started right away.

It’s not just the wedding dress you have to worry about. You’ll also have to account for the dresses of the bridesmaids attending the event. Usually, these are made alongside the wedding dress, so they complement the bride well. To make sure that things run smoothly, it’s best to have all of the bridesmaids attend the fitting for the dress.

The wedding dress industry is a $40 billion market. Make sure to take your pick as there’s a lot of stiff competition.

Pick The Date And Location

One of the things you have to contend with is the date and location of your wedding. Keep in mind that you guys aren’t the only couple tying the knot. It’s imperative that you head to the wedding location right away to check their schedule within the coming months. Wedding dates tend to get fully booked fast.

The last thing you’d want is to have your wedding postponed again and again because of scheduling problems. One way you can avoid such matters is by simply scheduling months or even a year before the special day finally arrives.

Of course, the wedding and date of the event are very important which is why scheduling the date ahead is essential for any successful wedding ceremony.

How To Prepare For Your Dream Wedding

Ready Up The Reception

The reception is where the fun begins at the wedding. It’s basically the party that occurs after you say your I dos. This is one part of the wedding that most couples have a hard time planning because there are a lot of things involved in organizing this fun part of the ceremony. It first begins with the location of the reception.

The reception should not be far from the location of the wedding. In most cases, the wedding and the reception venues are one and the same. You’ll be tasked with picking the design, food, and program for the reception. Ideally, you’d want to hire an organizer for this part of the planning as they could have a better handle on things here.

One aspect of the wedding that you should be hands-on with is the selection of food. You have to take note of preferences, allergies, and whether or not some of your guests are vegan. It’s imperative that you ask for these to ensure that everyone gets to have their tummies filled by the end of the day.

Consider Getting Help

You and your significant other don’t have to be alone when planning a wedding. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your friends or family. If you have the budget for it, hire a professional wedding planner! You don’t have to worry about things not going your way as wedding planners will organize the wedding based solely on your preference.

Wedding planners will also ensure that your wedding stays within your preferred budget. It’s often the better choice to hire a wedding planner because they already have a ton of contacts to help you out.

At the end of the day, you need to remind yourself and your significant other that the wedding is more than about amazing dresses, delicious food, and extravagant designs. It’s also the special day when you are both bonded in holy matrimony and that is perhaps the most important part. Enjoy the planning process as it’s only the beginning of a fruitful relationship.

Top Tips to Dress For Your Body Type

Top Tips to Dress For Your Body TypeYou tried the dress, which looked incredible in the store window, but when you wear it for yourself, it doesn’t look very good. Does this situation seem familiar to you? What could it be? Well, for starters, it in no way means there is anything wrong with your body. What if you are just not dressing according to your ideal body shape?

Here are some useful tips that can help you dress for your body type and still look your best.

An apple-shaped body

Your body shape will fall into this category if your upper body is on the heavier side than your lower body. Usually, people with this shape have broad shoulders and a more prominent bust line, which gives the impression that the person’s entire weight has gathered around the midriff.

How to dress right?

Pick clothes which draw attention away from your waist and mid-section. The V-neck empire tops and waist dresses, A-line dresses, and wrap dresses are the best for you. Pick tops that conceal your belly area. If it covers the hips, too, it is better. Jasmine, an associate with TFTH, says “I have an apple-shaped body and I avoid double-breasted jackets which make my upper body look heavier.”

Also, avoid clingy silhouettes and bulky tops. Instead, opt for layered tops, tunics, or ruched tops.

Further, if your top is heavy, you should avoid straight-leg pants and skinny jeans. Boot cut pants and flared pants with a back pocket are just the right pick for you.

Instead of going with a belt around the waist, you should instead wear it below the bust. It will help you minimize the waist and create curves.

A pear-shaped body

This is the body type where everything is in your lower body. So your thighs and butt seem bigger than the upper body. However, this body is quite a hit, all thanks to the gorgeous Kim Kardashian. If you have achieved this body naturally by working out, you are lucky!

How to dress right?

Strive to create a balance. For this, you can highlight your shoulders to balance your figure. Try wearing pashminas, scarves, and colourful necklaces. Go with embellished dresses and tops or the patterned ones. Make your shoulders look broader with puff sleeves, cap sleeves, or a bateau neckline. “I have a pear-shaped body type and I go for flared tailored pants or A-line skirts; they suit me best,” shares Jessica, who works with TopAssignmentExperts.

Avoid pencil skirts, short skirts, capri pants, and tight pants. Always go with solid and dark colours for your lower half. As for the top, you can go with lighter, brightly hued tops.

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A rectangular body shape

This is a more well-balanced body shape. It goes well from the shoulders to your hips. But, unfortunately, you may not have a definition for the silhouette. So, yes, it may be a bit straightforward, if that is how we can put it.

How to dress right?

If you lack natural curves, you can use the accessories and clothes to create them. You can wear a belt on the narrow part of the waist to accentuate it. Choose wrap and empire-waist dresses as they will look the best on you. Accentuate your bust line and shoulders with pleated or ruffled tops and pick accessories to add more volume to your upper body.

Do choose good quality underwear, which offers fine breast support and makes the waist more defined. Peplum tops, jackets, skirts, and dresses help you create an illusion of a nice hourglass shape.

An hourglass shape

Lastly, you will just know when you have an hourglass body type and trust us, so will everyone around you. It is the most balanced and proportionate body type. In this, you have a proportionate top and an equally proportional bottom.

Further, your waistline is quite defined. So, when you go shopping for dresses, you can pick ones that flaunt your lovely figure and bring it to the forefront.

How to dress right?

The idea is to highlight your curves. It is vital to pick clothes, which grab the attention towards your midriff. Avoid baggy clothes. “I am an hourglass body type, and I pick clothes that focus more on my waist because then my bust and hips are automatically highlighted,” shares Chloe, an educator with EduWorldUSA.

Next, you need to be careful with your choice of undergarments. If you have a proportioned bosom, be cautious with the kind of bra you opt for. In general, do not go with padded or unstructured ones. The latter usually makes the cleavage look unattractive. Opt for shirts which highlight your bust. Pencil skirts and V-neck tops and dresses will look great.

Whatever your body type, and regardless of what you wear, make sure you carry your clothes with confidence for maximum eye appeal.

Why You Should Wear Labradorite

Why You Should Wear LabradoriteLabradorite is an extremely popular gemstone. It can come in various colors like blue, green, purple, pink, and, even green-blue. It’s beautiful and comfortable to wear, that’s why it’s becoming more popular these days.

This particular stone is mined from the same deposits of a high-quality stone like diamond. This gemstone is naturally lustrous and beautiful, though some people claim it can be prone to smearing. Because of this, there are certain conditions that will help to keep your jewelry looking great. The first thing you need to know when trying to understand how to care for this stone is that you should never expose it to direct sunlight. This will cause the gemstone to become duller.

Due to its color, it is also sensitive to low acidity levels. So, if you happen to own one, make sure that you don’t keep your jewelry in a humid area like your bathroom. It would be best if you store it away from moisture.

History

There is a huge variety of gemstones to choose from and you can look for a gemstone guide on the Internet, but here are some important aspects to think of when choosing one. The most important part of any gemstone is the cut. If you are not familiar with the cut of a gemstone then you can ask your local jeweler for a rough cut. You should also ask for a sample of the stones you are considering to buy so you can get an idea of how they will look on your ring, necklace, or any other piece of jewelry. Some other popular stones besides labradorite, are amethyst, sapphire, emerald, jade, etc.

For centuries, gemstone jewelry has been a sign of wealth and status. The word ‘precious’ is originally referred to the four big four gemstones: rubies, diamonds, sapphire, and emeralds. These gemstones commanded high prices because of their exquisite beauty, color, and uniqueness. They make up the most beautiful rings, necklaces, and bracelets.

Similar to the precious gemstones mentioned, the labradorite gemstone is also popular in the jewelry industry. The majority of labradorite jewelry pieces are created from a combination of different minerals and metals. Some pieces are made from quartz, while others are made from quartz mixed with different minerals. The most popular variety of labradorite stone is the one made of quartz. This variety is softer than the other types. Another important aspect of this stone is that even the thinnest of pieces can still be strong enough to survive wear and tear.

Why You Should Wear Labradorite

Benefits
Even though there are many advantages of labradorite, listed below are some of the main ones:

  • Labradorite jewelry helps reduce stress and anxiety, therefore helping you improve your mood and staying calm.
  • Labradorite has also been known to strengthen the immune system of the body and boost metabolism. These attributes might be great to help burn fats and carbs, and is also good for weight loss.
  • Other benefits of wearing this jewelry include improving eyesight and maintaining the health of the central nervous system.
  • If you’re struggling from intense and painful menstruation, this stone will also help lower the pain. In addition, it helps with balancing hormones.
  • These labradorite stones also have the ability to treat several types of diseases, such as rheumatism and bronchitis. In addition, the stone helps in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases like coronary heart disease, stroke and lowers blood pressure.
  • When it comes to mental clarity, labradorite can help you chase away the brain fog you may be experiencing hence making you more conscious and concentrated.

It should be noted that although labradorite can help you in some healing processes, it doesn’t replace other relevant medical and healthcare prescriptions. It’s important for a person to wear the labradorite jewelry at all times if he wants to enjoy these healing benefits. However, always remember that some of these labradorite stones are extremely rare and the chances of it reacting badly with other chemicals are high.

Conclusion

The best thing about labradorite jewelry is that it has many different benefits and thus one can use it for many purposes. For instance, one can wear it as an accessory. There are many websites online that offer an assortment of labradorite stones for sale. One just needs to visit one of these websites and then go through the options available to find the right pieces of jewelry for his or her desired purpose.

The healing benefits from wearing labradorite stones are numerous. It is worth spending a bit of money to buy this stone rather than spending it on another piece of jewelry that is less effective.