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How To Look Flawless When Wearing A Body Suit

How To Look Flawless When Wearing A Body Suit

For ages, bodysuits have been worn by women. However, the bodysuit outfit, which is endorsed by the Kardashian sisters, has now become mainstream.

Bodysuits are versatile and comfortable to wear. You can wear them with high-waisted jeans, skirts, or layer them with formal pantsuits. Bodysuits are designed to flatter your curves and provide a seamless tuck to your pants or skirts. Bodysuits also work well for all body types and can be worn with formal as well as casual outfits.

Here are some tips to look flawless when wearing a bodysuit:

Choose Your Underwear Correctly

Wearing formfitting clothes can look ultra-glam and chic. It’s also a great way to flatter your body’s curves. However, your choice of underwear can make or break your look.

A well-fitted, seamless knix will make your back look sleek and help you avoid panty lines. Since panty lines can disrupt the seamless look of your form-fitting trousers or skirt, make sure to choose the right underwear, like thongs or seamless panties, when you wear a body suit.

Make Sure That It Fits Well

To get a flawless look when wearing a bodysuit, make sure that your bodysuit fits you perfectly.

While buying, it’s essential to check the length of the bodysuit. A bodysuit that’s too short for you can be uncomfortable. On the other hand, something that’s big for you can make your entire look shabby. To ensure that you pick the right size, try it on before buying. A well-fitted bodysuit should be comfortable when you sit down, too.

The bustline of your body should be snug-fitting and not look stretched over. Finally, make sure to check the back. A bodysuit that’s too tight for you can cause a visible panty line, which can spoil your entire look.

Style Them with Casuals

Bodysuits can be styled easily with jeans and skirts. Pairing a pair of skinny jeans or high-waisted jeans with a snug bodysuit has been a popular trend once it was endorsed by celebrities, like Kylie Jenner, for a while.

Wearing them with a pair of high-waisted jeans can help you create a neat look without too much tucking to do. To wear a bodysuit with a pair of skinny jeans, choose something that has a delicate, lace neckline that can serve as a top.

Creating a balanced look while wearing a skirt can be tough. For styling your skirt that goes with its high-waist, you have to find a crop top or something that’s tucked in, which may not always work well. However, pairing a skirt with a bodysuit is easy since the bodysuit is seamlessly tucked–a higher waist skirt fits perfectly with the overall look.

Style Them With Formals 

For a sleek, stylish look, pair your bodysuit with your work outfits. From using your bodysuit for a layered pant-suit look or wearing it with a sleek pencil skirt, bodysuits can be styled in several ways to create a formal, work mode look.  For a smart formal look, pair your bodysuit with a sleek blazer and formfitting trousers.

During colder months, style your work look by layering your bodysuit with elegant coats or jackets and trousers.

How To Look Flawless When Wearing A Body Suit

Wear It As Lingerie

Wearing lingerie as an outerwear has been a trend for a while now. However, delicate lace bodysuits are perfect to wear as lingerie under low cut tops, plunging neckline, and off slouchy sweaters.

Bodysuits can also be worn as lingerie under sheer gowns and tops. To spruce up your plain shirt and jeans look, wear a delicate, lace bodysuit under a half-unbuttoned shirt.

Conclusion

Bodysuits are a trend that’s here to stay for a while. Other than being comfortable and versatile, a bodysuit can flatter your curves, define your body’s shape, and make your body look firm. However, before you buy a bodysuit, make sure to check if it’s the right size, material, and fits you perfectly. This is because an ill-fitted bodysuit can break your entire look.

Due to their versatility, you can pair them with skinny jeans or boyfriend jeans for a casual look. For a formal look, you can also layer them under a pantsuit. For a chic-elegant look, bodysuits are ideal for pairing them with skirts. You can also wear them as lingerie under sheer tops. Wearing them under plunging necklines can create a stylish look, too. Finally, there are several ways you can style your bodysuit for a flawless, trendy look.

This stylish piece of clothing is something that can be worn in all seasons and can be styled perfectly as an elegant outerwear. It’ll also remain a timeless piece of lingerie.

5 Poker Pros Who Could Easily Be Mistaken for Runway Models

5 Poker Pros Who Could Easily Be Mistaken for Runway ModelsSeeing past their poker faces, you may never have even guessed that some of the best women in the game are also the most striking in several other aspects. They’re definitely more than just their looks; if anything, this is but an asset supplementing their skills. While they’re often compared to runway models, they are also role models for anyone looking to make it in this competitive field. Who says that poker is a man’s game? These women bring much-needed class, flair, glamour, and more to the table, setting the bar (and stakes) high for anyone –– regardless of gender.

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Liv Boeree

On a visit to the US World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Kent native Liv Boeree was enthralled by the game and determined to be as skilled as her poker heroes. Her interest in poker came after she graduated from theUniversityof Manchester with first-class honors with an astrophysics degree, which helps her play with logic and a methodical strategy. Nicknamed ‘Iron Maiden,’ she wears many other hats as a television presenter and model and is currently the only woman to hold championship titles in both the European Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker. While these were important personal feats, Boeree says that she’s happy to be representing women who are either underrepresented or often patronized in the game.

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Vanessa Rousso

Known as ‘Lady Maverick,’ Vanessa Rousso has 17 World Series of Poker money finishes, two final tables at the World Poker Tour, among many other poker-related achievements like shutting down obnoxious competitor Tony G on live television. She was a Dean’s lister at DukeUniversitywhere she took up game theory and took an interest in other critical thinking hobbies like chess and Rubik’s cubes. This introduced her to poker, as she was likewise drawn to the psychology behind the game. She finished her degree in economics and political science in a record-breaking 2.5 years. She continued to break even more records, pursuing poker and further studies in law at theUniversityof Miami School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude. While she was rated as one of the sexiest poker players in the world by both Bleacher Report and Maxim, she’s also taught poker to some of Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women.

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Melanie Weisner

Aside from being a beautiful face and a fierce competitor, Melanie Weisner also has one of the most active and thriving Twitter accounts among poker pros. The businesswoman-slash-poker strategy coach regularly engages with her fans, which isn’t surprising at all considering how the game as a whole is now more socially-driven. One look at the PPPoker Twitter hashtag and you can see that players from the US, Mexico, and even Japan, tweet about topics ranging from upcoming major events, high stakes online tournaments, and expert strategies. It appears that Weisner has noted these strategies, together with her stint as a heads-up Sit & Go specialist for most of her online poker career, and all of which have likely attributed to her online success.

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Fatima Moreira de Melo

At 41, Fatima Moreira de Melo has accomplished more than anyone could ever hope to in their lifetime. As a member of the Dutch National Field Hockey Team, de Melo is an Olympic medalist with bronze, silver, and gold medals under her belt. In between snagging these accolades, she graduated with a Master’s degree in law while also maintaining her status as a well-renowned Dutch television personality, model, singer, and winner of the Dutch version of the reality show Survivor. Now, she adds ‘professional poker player’ to her long list of credentials, as a member of Team PokerStars: Sportstars. She once even said that she leveraged her “petiteness” as a bluff in the game especially when her opponents dismissed her as just a little girl. She’s an outspoken advocate of the global organization Right to Play, which empowers vulnerable young children through sports.

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Maria Ho

Chinese poker maven Maria Ho is one of the highest-ranking female poker players in the world and has been inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame. When she graduated from UCSD with a major in communications and minor in law, Ho had also graduated from playing low limits cash games to those with higher stakes. This granted her the confidence to pursue poker as a full-timecareerand she now has upwards of $2.9 million in live poker tournament earnings. She is noted as the only one to have ever made it to the World Series of Poker Main Event Last Woman Standing on four separate occasions. She’s also the first woman to have been made a strategic commentator on a poker TV broadcast team. Her endearing and bubbly personality has made her relatable with many fans.

Previously, ‘7 Wardrobe Essentials Every Fashionable Woman Should Own’ featured a number of staples every woman should own to make them look and feel their best, for any important occasion. Power dressing may even catapult you into performing your very best, similar to the way these women have. But ultimately, what goes without mentioning is that the best trick up your sleeve and the best thing to wear is unbridled confidence.

Do Trinh Hoai Nam Returns to Couture Fashion Week with Magical Collection

Do Trinh Hoai Nam fashion show Couture Fashion Week New YorkAward-winning celebrity fashion designer, Do Trinh Hoai Nam, will present his latest collection entitled “S Vietnam” at Couture Fashion Week New York’s 30th season. Marking the designer’s second appearance at the prestigious event, the highly-anticipated fashion show will be held on the opening day, at 8 pm on Friday September 6, 2019 at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street (at Fifth Avenue) in New York City.

A native of Vietnam, Do Trinh Hoai Nam, is one of the top talented successful fashion designers in his country, making fashion history. His trademark D&T Brand (D&T Expand Product Fashion & Research Company Ltd.) was launched over 20 years ago. He has a flair for the dramatic and his signature style focuses on elegance and beauty, with meticulous attention to every detail.

The “S Vietnam Collection” is inspired by the rich Vietnamese cultural heritage and historical landmarks such as Turtle Tower – Hoan Kiem Lake, The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature, The 7th Wonder of Ha Long Bay, The Northern Vietnam Terraces, Hue Citadel, Hoi An Old Town, My Son Sanctuary, and more. The collection, named for the “S” shape of the peninsula nation on the world map, represents a historical and magical story about Vietnam: the country, culture, people and breathtaking attractions.

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Alexandra Popescu-York Returns to Couture Fashion Week with “Mystic” Collection

Alexandra Popescu-York fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Designer and artist Alexandra Popescu-York will present her latest collection at Couture Fashion Week at 4 pm on Saturday February 16, 2019. The highly-anticipated fashion show will be held at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street, New York City.

With an instinct for composition and color, Alexandra Popescu-York, the Romanian-born designer now based in New York, is bringing back the old Hollywood extravagance to transform it into a contemporary line of luxury dresses with a twist of avant garde.

Every piece from “Mystic”, her new collection, tells a story about authenticity and  also reflects the designer’s own bold and eclectic character. Ms. Popescu-York is the only designer in the world that presents artworks of different genres at the same show, at the same time: a collection of fashion couture and a painting exhibition.

Alexandra Popescu-York has been painting since the age of three and studied fashion design and plastic arts at the University of Arts in Bucharest. Now settled in the USA for over ten years, she has built an impressive record of national and international fashion shows and exhibitions. She is a regular favorite of Couture Fashion Week audiences in New York.

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5 Fashion Tips to Look Expensive Without Spending a Lot of Money

5 Fashion Tips to Look Expensive Without Spending a Lot of MoneyIt’s every woman’s dream to look fashionable and beautiful. This dream, however, can come at a great cost. If you know how to shop smart, you can actually put together a good wardrobe without wiping out your bank account. You can get that million-dollar look for a fraction of the cost.

Here are fashionable ways to look richer without breaking the bank:

  1. Rent your dresses for formal occasions.

 If you have a formal event to attend, you probably dread having to shop for an expensive gown. With today’s booming sharing economy, dressing for big events need not set you back hundreds of dollars. Check out The Volte Dress Hire to rent that perfect designer gown or cocktail dress at a great bargain price. Think of all the money you’ll be saving when you rent instead of buy clothes for black-tie events.

  1. Maximize bargains and sales.

To get the most out of discounts on clothes for sale, here are great ways to save for a bargain:

  • Know when your favorite designer brands go on sale, and save your money for shopping during these dates.
  • Visit a variety of clothing stores and compare prices before you make your purchases.
  • Even during sales, buy high-quality wardrobe pieces. Don’t settle for cheap clothes that are not well-made.
  1. Buy the basic clothing pieces.

There are certain pieces of clothing that are staples in every practical and fashionable woman’s wardrobe. Before you buy other types of clothing, make sure you have these basic pieces that you will mix and match with other pieces of clothing and accessories. These are the following:

  • Jeans

You need a high-quality pair of dark skinny jeans. Buy jeans that flatter your body type and hide your flaws. It’s easy to pair your dark jeans with heels and a striking blouse for a night out or with classic ballet flats and a white shirt for brunch.

  • Blazer

Invest in one or two stylish blazers that fit you well. Choose one in black or navy blue that you can match with a basic round neck white tee and jeans. Another blazer can be in a striking color that matches your skin tone, which you can use on a date or party.

  • Shirts

Purchase a few well-made dress shirts in flattering colors that you can wear with pants or skirts.

  • Shoes

Save up and buy a well-known brand of black pumps. You don’t need too many pairs of shoes, but you do need a few pairs of footwear in classic styles.

  • Dress

Buy your little black dress in a design that suits your body type perfectly. You’ll be reaching for this elegant dress often when you’re invited to cocktail parties or formal dinners. So, choose a black dress that you’ll wear confidently.

If you’ll spend money, invest in these basic pieces as you’ll be using these clothes the most often. 

  1. Wear striking jewelry and accessories.

Once you have the staple pieces of clothing in your wardrobe, dress up your everyday look with stylish jewelry and accessories. Here are some tips you can experiment with:

  • Earrings

Earrings bring attention to your face, so choose eye-catching but tasteful pairs. Wear an interesting pair of dangling earrings to dress up plain colors or styles of clothing. If what you’re wearing is already colorful or quite trendy in style, stick to classic stud earrings.

  • Necklaces

Use beautiful fashion necklaces or pretty scarves to accentuate shirts and dresses. Without having to buy too many blouses and tops, you can vary your look by having an assortment of necklaces and scarves in your wardrobe.

  • Belts

Invest in a few stylish belts that you can use to accent dresses or your classic pair of pants.

  • Shoes

Choose unique pairs of shoes to complete your ensemble. A striking pair of heels or pumps can totally enhance your overall look, and make you seem like you just walked out of the pages of a fashion magazine.

 5 Fashion Tips to Look Expensive Without Spending a Lot of Money

  1. Take advantage of off-season sales.

When you know how to shop for the clothes you need and want in postseason sales, you’ll be able to grow your wardrobe without spending too much. Prices drop drastically when it’s off-season. Here are tips you can follow:

  • Check your existing clothes and list down the specific pieces you’ll need for the next year. In short, plan ahead for your needs.
  • Make a budget for your seasonal shopping trips.
  • Buy your winter coats after winter at end-of-season sales, and purchase swimsuits on sale in spring and winter. Get the pieces you’ve been dreaming off at big discounts.

 Conclusion

When you know the tricks on saving money in your clothes shopping, looking fashionable and expensive is attainable. Master how you can get the designer clothes you’ve always been wanting without exceeding your budget. Many well-dressed women actually know how to shop smart. That’s partly how they build a well-curated wardrobe. You can do the same for yourself.

Nigerian Fashion Icon Frank Osodi to Present Latest Collection at Couture Fashion Week

Frank Osodi House of Bunor fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYTop Nigerian fashion designer Frank Osodi will present his latest distinctive collection during Couture Fashion Week New York‘s 29th season. The highly-anticipated fashion show will be held at 6 pm on Friday February 15, 2019 at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street in New York City.

Nigerian fashion mogul Frank Osodi Richard is the owner and designer for the labels House of Bunor and Frank Osodi for Bunor, both operating under Bunor Creazioni. Mr. Osodi is a former professional and West African top model. He is the recipient of numerous awards over the years as a fashion designer, most notably International Designer of the Year 1991-1992 and Fashion Person of the Year 2003. Mr. Osodi is also the brain behind the highly successful annual international fashion show Black, Bold and Jazzy, as well as the organizer of the West African Fashion Week which debuted in 2011.

Frank Osodi, called the “king of the bustier” in Nigeria by top fashion media personality Ruth Osime, is known for his creative and impeccably finished ceremonial gowns, evening dresses and bridal ensembles. He captures and expresses the sentiments of a generation and expands his horizon to make an impact on both African society and the Diaspora, by creating a harmony between fashion and life. Frank Osodi is undoubtedly one of the most talented and influential designers in fashion today. He enjoys working with African prints, Duchess satin, French lace chiffon and many other natural fibers and fabrics.

The House of Bunor clientele includes many top Nigerian celebrities, actresses, beauty queens, entertainers and socialites, as well as a number of first ladies. Frank Osodi also dressed Agbani Darego, the first native African to win the Miss World crown.

Frank Osodi’s career in the fashion industry ranges from fashion design and consultancy to model management, media events and make up artistry. He is a past vice president of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN), and the current president of the model managers association of Nigeria (PROMMAN). Mr. Osodi’s distinctive designs have been presented at many top fashion events including South Africa Fashion Week, the Vukani Fashion Awards, Mozambique Fashion Week and the PAHBA Awards, as well as at events in Atlanta and Barbados and a host of other fashion fairs. Recently his label, Frank Osodi for Bunor, was one of four top Nigerian designer labels honored to showcase their creative pieces in conjunction with the Austrian Lace Manufacturers association in Vienna.

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Wasée Jewels to Show Latest Stunning Designs at Couture Fashion Week NY

Wasee Jewels by Farah Ghatala at Couture Fashion Week NYSan Francisco-based luxury jewelry brand Wasée Jewels will present its latest creations at Couture Fashion Week New York’s 29th season. Marking the brand’s first appearance at the prestigious event, the jewelry will be shown along with the the most recent collection by fashion designer and event producer Andres Aquino at 8 pm on Saturday February 16, 2019 at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street in New York City.

The creative force behind the Wasée Jewels brand is designer Farah Ghatala. According to the designer, “Our jewelry is a manifestation of who you are, our creations tell a story — a story you can wear. Your uniqueness shines through in our exclusive chic designs.” All of the stunning jewelry pieces are hand-crafted in the Wasée Jewels Silicon Valley studio.

Wasée Jewels has been worn by celebrities at major red carpet events including award-winning producer and TV personality Lika Osipova at the Emmy Awards, and “Minority Reportz” producer and comedian Mona Shaikh at the Top 1000 Comedians Awards.

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IngaSez’s “Slee’Q” Collection To Be Shown at Couture Fashion Week NY

IngaSez Luxury Swimwear fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYIngaSez will return to Couture Fashion Week New York with a showing of her latest collection entitled “Slee’Q by Inga.” The runway show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday February 15, 2019 at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street (at Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (Please note the time change).

Inga Murray-Hodges is the creative force behind the luxury brand. “My fabulous new collection, Slee’Q by Inga, is born and it’s better than ever!” says the designer. “My designs are inspired by a bolder Slee’Q look. These new designs are as sparkly, funky, edgy, and versatile as they are super comfortable.” With her latest collection, Inga creates a sense of drama, playing with varying tones throughout the line, resulting in a happy, sexy, glamorous, fun and lively feeling. “I added charm to this line with a more accessorized look on each design simply by adding a crystal or sequined bow or a necklace that connects,” notes the designer.

A joyous celebration of femininity, the collection comes in regular, petite, and plus sizes. According to Inga: “My main focus was concentrating specifically on the best parts of a woman’s body shape, keeping in mind and understanding the types of clothes that accentuate good features and minimize our less than perfect bits. I will also be introducing some lovely new textures and fabrics, as well as signature prints while keeping things Slee’Q to complement our new range.”

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NFL Star DeAngelo Hall to Receive Couture Fashion Week NY Humanitarian Award

Recently retired Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall will receive the 2018 Couture Fashion Week Outstanding Humanitarian award during the 28th season of the prestigious event, in recognition of his charitable endeavors. The presentation will be part of the evening’s festivities at 8:00 pm on Saturday September 8, 2018, which will also include the “Tango Cabaret” collection fashion show by designer and producer Andres Aquino. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway in New York City.

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Designer Alexandra Popescu-York’s Latest Collection “Desire” at Couture Fashion Week NY

Alexandra Popescu-York fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYTop Romanian designer Alexandra Popescu-York, based in New York, will introduce her new luxury collection “Desire” on September 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm during the 28th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. The highly-anticipated runway show will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway in New York City.

“Desire” tells the story of a refined, modern woman and it was created to be worn wherever she goes. The collection blends sophisticated accessories and uncommon materials, through which the creator conveys emotion and astounds every time. This is Alexandra Popescu-York’s 10th consecutive season showing athe prestigious New York Fashion week event. She is  so far the only artist and designer in the world who has presented both a fashion couture collection and a painting exhibition during the same event.

During the event, the public will be able to see two amazing paintings by Ms. Popescu-York. The first is entitled “Desire” after her couture collection, and the second was made for CFW founder and producer Andres Aquino, one of her biggest fans.
The influence of entire centuries and art movements will be seen in the articles and costumes created by Alexandra Popescu-York, all part of a creative process where originality is the primary driving force. Her fashion collections, as well as her canvases, are imaginative and original, unconstrained in both their expressiveness and choice of materials. Elegance in fashion is seen as an act of simplification, renunciation and finally, elimination. When fashion becomes part of a show, as is the case of Ms. Popescu-York’s work, the appeal is cumulative.

Alexandra Popescu-York has been painting since the age of three and studied fashion design and plastic arts at the University of Arts in Bucharest. Now settled in the USA for over ten years, she has an impressive record of both national and international fashion shows and exhibitions. Among her many awards and accolades are her inclusion in the presentation of “Couture Fashion Week’s Best Designers” line-up of September 2016 and the inclusion of her paintings in the Art Exhibition at the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations in New York. What defines Alexandra Popescu-York as a fashion designer is the interplay between plastic arts and fashion. Her dresses are inspired by famous Romanian paintings, but also by the works of great masters and modern artists.

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