These days, designers are coming out with some really practical yet good looking designs in maternity dresses. You can even buy one or two of such dresses for an evening out or a special occasion.
Some tips while buying designer maternity dresses:
Stores selling maternity wear offer an excellent range and designs in maternity dresses. Some of the popular brands are Kara, Chloe, Emma, Celina Tank, and Jess among others.
Bold and solid colours work beautifully both for maxi and short dresses. Colours like black, red, hot pink and royal blue are very popular these days. Stripes and prints are also very elegant. You can choose depending upon your individual style and preference.
Empire dresses, wrap dresses, shift dresses, gathered dresses and A-line dresses beautifully show off the baby bump and accentuate your lovely curves. Empire and A-line dresses fit at the bust and flow loosely below. These dresses are able to work well with your expanding belly and are very comfortable. Wrap dresses are elegant and so easy to wear. They do not have hidden zippers, tassels or fasteners, are very comfortable and fit well. Gathered dresses with gathers at the neckline and on the skirt grow with your body. They look gorgeous on most women. Shift dresses softly float over your belly and look great on a pregnant body. They are airy and light as well. Feeding dresses look very pretty and are comfortable as well as stylish. They also have a side opening to help you with nursing once the baby is born. Thus you can wear them after giving birth with no problem. Some dresses have a dainty tie detail just below the bust giving the dress a great detail, shape and flow.
People who love wearing Khaki are usually aware of the variety of choice available in this fabric. There are a few things that are to be taken care of while choosing a khaki pant. The tips are:
- Quality – This is the first thing that one must check before buying a khaki pant. As there is a variety of khaki material available at rock bottom prices, you need to ascertain the quality before you compromise on price.
- Comfort – The second thing is to check the comfort. There are hard, soft and semi-hard varieties of khaki material found. One should go with a suitable type to feel comfortable.
- Design – When it comes to the design of the khaki pants they are available in jeans type, slacks type, straight fit and regular type. It is up to the buyer’s wish that which type he/she wants to go with.
- Size – This is something very personal as it varies from person to person. Some people prefer tight fit while some prefer a little loose.
- Price – This depends on all the three above mentioned points i.e. quality, comfort, design and size.
These are some of the very important things that everyone should keep in mind when going to buy a khaki outfit. However, buyers can also opt for online shopping in order to get the product of their choice. Online shopping allows buyers to go through a large number of products and make a careful choice by comparing each product with the other.
Most of the khaki shorts and pants manufacturers nowadays sell their products through their own websites and buyers are able to visit these websites, go through the catalogs, make a selection and place an order according to their requirement. while shopping online buyers can be rest assured that they are going to get the best possible products at the best possible price.
One easy fix is a quick blow dry. Lifeless hair may be due to oiliness. This is a simple solution that may put volume to flat hair. After taking a bath, blow dry wet hair using a comb with a wide area (i.e. paddle comb). Continuously pull the roots going to the tips inwards while blow drying. Remember to keep the blow dry at a level. This is to keep the hair from being exposed on too much heat. After blow drying, add a liberal amount of hairspray in order to maintain the fix. Add a little more underneath to maintain the curves at the tips.
Braids may also come in handy to fix flat hair. A highly-recommended kind is the French knot, which arranges the tips glamorously sticking at the back. The French knot is easy to do. First is to part the middle section of the hair. Then braid the two sides separately. Leave a few tips. Then, tie the two braided parts in a bun while leaving the un-braided tips to stick out. This kind of style is recommended for formal occasions.
Another recommended quick fix is to add volume while adapting a “wind-blown” effect. This will create more life to the hair by allowing the tips to look wildly arranged. This quick fix is advisable for layered hair. After taking a shower, blow dry the hair using a special comb. Comb the hair continuously, pulling back from the root section to the tips. After blow drying, add a little hairspray to keep the arrangement. Focus on spraying at the inner section to maintain the “wind-blown” effect. This will style will add a little liveliness to the image. This kind of quick fix is best for short hair, wherein the length can easily be manipulated.
The 1950’s saw an explosion of prosperity for the United States, and the dresses from that era reflect it. After two decades, the lean years of the depression and the fabric rationing of the war were over. In 1947, Christian Dior sent shockwaves through the fashion world with his “New Look” collection. With its cinched waists and full, voluminous skirts, this style set the tone for years to come. Curvy, hourglass were in!
- Fit & flare dresses have a fitted bodice and a full skirt. Think cocktail parties and Grace Kelly. This style was very fashionable from the late 40’s through the early 60’s, and has become popular again today. Fit & flare dresses are a fun, feminine style with swirling skirts that look great out dancing. They can be worn with a crinoline for extra volume or alone to really let the skirt move.
- Pencil dresses run the gamut from office wear (Joan Harris on Mad Men) to slinky pinup garb (Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe) to elegant evening gowns (Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s) Pencil dresses are fitted from top to bottom, with a straight or slightly tapered narrow skirt that usually falls somewhere near the knees. The pencil silhouette is a sexy style that accentuates and flatters the feminine shape on women of all sizes.
- Shirtwaist dresses are a practical, easy-to-wear look, with a collared bodice that buttons up like a dress shirt and end at the natural waistline. The skirt flares out, and its volume can range from a subtle A line to a full circle or more. Lucille Ball frequently rocked this look on “I Love Lucy”, and indeed shirtwaist dresses were a popular choice for housewives of the 1950’s, as they are comfortable enough to wear around the house but can be dressed up easily with a hat and gloves.
What’s your favorite silhouette? Try a fitted bodice and full skirt for going out on the town or a figure hugging pencil dress to bring out your inner va-va voom. And on those days when you feel the urge for stylish comfort slip on a pretty shirtwaist dress. The right silhouette can really shape up your style.
For casual outings, pair a black skirt with pink roses with a white oxford shirt under a blue knit sweater. Finish with cute ankle boots and an envelope clutch. If you want to add extra style, wear a bucket hat and let your hair hang loose. Another option is to wear maroon jeans with a sleeveless button down top in a bright pattern of roses and peonies. Add sensible heels, a short leather jacket and a handbag with a chain strap for a little bit of edge. A day at the beach deserves something a little more cool and skin baring. Try cut off jeans and a cropped tank top underneath a loose floral overshirt. Accessorize with a few bangles and wear sandals to finish the look.
In the fall, dresses in this pattern can be worn with thick tights, boots, and a solid cardigan. Add a pendant for some sparkle and you are set! If you are a little more daring, wear a body hugging tube dress, tights, boots, and a faux monkey fur jacket. Carry a leather handbag and some big sunglasses for that Hollywood look! For something more romantic on a summer’s evening, wear a strapless dress in a bright color and a white island flower pattern. Strap on some gold sandals and wear a floppy hat. Carry a straw clutch for some real exotic island detail.
For a night out on the town, wear leggings underneath leather shorts and some high heeled boots. A loose flower patterned tanktop under a faux leopard fur jacket is a good way to mix patterns and textures. Carry a knuckle duster clutch for some added edge.
For the office, tuck a fitted long sleeved oxford into a brocade pencil skirt with rose detail. Wear sensible heels, carry a leather satchel, and finish your look with filigree hoop earrings to tie the look together.
To begin with it is vital that you take time to learn your sector of which in this case it is the fashion exhibiting sector. Take a deeper, a more realistic and careful analysis of the sector. Analyze everything from the challenges, the benefits, downside, the high competition, who are the key players and their role, what is the future like for the industry and what is expected of you by the manner modeling sector. Know the different areas of the modeling and what they entail. This analysis will help have an overall picture of mode modeling and see where you fit in.
It is imperative that you undertake a comprehensive analysis of yourself. Take a deeper look at your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to fashion modeling. Be realistic and at the same time fair about yourself as this should help you to know where you can or cannot fit within the technique modeling. In addition, you will know which areas to work so that you improve on them if need be. Analysis plays a crucial role when you want to knowhow to become a successful fashion model. After a comprehensive analysis, you will be in a position to take action towards success in your fashion career.
The 19th Century. It all started there. (Damn! That was our first reaction too. Who knew eh?). Wait till we give you another stunner. Manipur – India. (DAMN! Keeps getting better). British Soldiers stationed in India witnessed a match of the game (polo), wherein 2 teams on horsebacks play against one another with the objective of scoring goals against each other. The game got appreciated to quite an extent so much as the soldiers decided to go ahead and form first Polo Club of its time. Over a period of time, the sport became fairly popular amongst Soldiers and British Tea Planters. Just like any other popular sport, people started paying attention to the sports dress code. The traditional attire, at that time, consisted of a thick long sleeved shirt made up of cotton. As royal as it looked, it turned out to be quite uncomfortable as the collar kept flapping while galloping on the field. Officially the sport got introduced to England in 1862.
At the end of the 19th Century, one of the grandsons of the famous Brooks Brothers, John E-book came to England on account of some work. While watching a Polo game he noticed something peculiar about the player’s shirts. He noticed that they had buttoned down the shirt so as to prevent them from flapping. Realizing a truly unique and interesting opportunity here John took the idea back to the Brooks Brothers where they applied button-down collars to dress shirts. Boom! Once introduce in 1896 this button-down shirt become a style that changed the face of menswear forever. Termed to be the most imitated item in fashion history, the Brooks Brothers still call their shirt the original Polo-Shirt.
Another person responsible for making the style for legendary French tennis player Jean Rene Lacoste. The credit of inventing the modern polo is usually given to him. Similar to Polo players, tennis attire was highly impractical at that time. Can you imagine Tennis played in long sleeved, button up shirts (usually worn with sleeves rolled up)? Not kidding… it happened and for quite some time. Lacoste using his status and ranking decided to change that. Thus after a lot of work, what we know as the modern polo shirt, was officially introduced.
FREECULTR has a wide range of polos across several styles and colors ranging from Regular Pique Polo, Feather light Pique, Jersey Polo, Pique Stretch Polo and many more. FREECULTR Polos, with their iconic and subtle branding have proved to be a category winner in less than just 2 years of launching this iconic style. Happy Shopping.
Many celebrities can be recalled for having pursued their individualist styles and managed to bring fame to their style of fashion.
One cannot forget Betty Boop, considered the sex symbol in 1930s for her loud and exhibitionist style of dressing. Her style of dressing came from her own personality and accentuated the role she wanted to portray. Her high energy combined well with her dark above thigh flapper dresses, shocking colored stockings up to the thigh with heeled boots and short hair style and managed to get the entire society’s attention.
1960’s saw the rise of Edie Sedgwick, the beautiful American actress, model and socialite turn fashion icon and famous artist Andy Warhol’s muse. It was her sculpted body features with long legs, straight silky hair accessorized with fur, dangling ear rings and pointed high heels that made her the top model and the most sought after fashion icon in the society.
Claire Danes who played the role of Angela Chase in My So Called Life stands out from amongst the style icons of the 1990s. She had not only performed her role stunningly but also managed to create her own brand of style of clothes that were feminine as well as fashionable. In fact she can be credited with having started her own trend with floral printed dresses with elegant chokers and matching boots with pointed toes.
Lady Gaga is another name who can be said to stand out from amongst the present times celebrities. Her style of dressing does not follow any convention or trend but is rather technical and futuristic. Wearing the kind of platinum blond hair with skintight metallic outfits and unconventional dressing has been spectacular display of a risk taking and daring attitude. Not many understand this style but yet a lot of young fans prefer to follow her trend.
If you are choosing lipstick, make your lips the focal point of your face. Wear neutral eye shadows, make sure your eyebrows are groomed and that your blush is very light and natural. Or you can line your lips in a bright liner and fill in with the same color gloss.
Eyeshadow is another way to showcase this hue. Accent with black liner and a light dusting of gold shadow to really enhance this look. Keep your blush light and your lips neutral.
Washable hair chalk is super fun, cute and washes out. Streak your hair with a few swipes for a funky punk rock look.
Nail polish is a fool proof way to bring this hue into your wardrobe’s palette.
Since this is a very bold shade, take it further and wear a statement necklace in this color. This looks especially striking over a v-neck or scoop neck top in mint. Or try geometric shaped stud earrings with a dark turtleneck sweater. A stack of bangles in different shades of pink are also a fun choice.
Light chiffon scarves and wraps are perfect in warmer weather, worn over tanktops. Knitted tube scarves or pashmina shawls are wonderful in cold weather and add a bit of life to the dull weather of winter.
The best way to finish an outfit is with a purse. A magenta clutch against a sleek black dress is stunning and eye catching. Casual bags in the same hue can liven up jeans and a t-shirt.
Neon pink heels worn with jeans and a white t-shirt can really dress it up. On the flip side, sneakers in the same shade add a layer of fun and frivolity to the same outfit.
This year’s theme is Posh oh my Gosh and in contrast to previous themes that were more open to avant-garde and outrageous interpretation, this year’s theme requests that we show off our finery in an understated and exceptionally elegant way. Your Durban July dress must be sophisticated, glamorous and stylish and this year I am expecting the ensembles to be classical with a race day edge. It is possible to dress stylishly and still be edgy and this year I think it will be about cleverly interpreting the theme so that it is neither boring nor staid but still very sophisticated and proper. A misconception is that elaborate design defines good style or that it is in some way more interesting but I always revert to the old adage that less is actually more.
The tradition of wearing hats to horse racing events began at the Royal Ascot in Britain which still maintains a strict dress code. All guests in the Royal enclosure must wear hats! This tradition was then adopted at other horse racing events around the world. Cue… The Durban July. The theme requests us to wear our best and be very, very posh. “Posh” will naturally mean different things to different people but it isn’t about being overtly sexy or over the top, this Durban July the dress whether for men or women is about tailoring and workmanship, fine fabrics and a perfect fit. The theme, “Posh oh my Gosh” calls for hats, fascinators, gloves and all things that remind us of an era gone by. A beautiful hat or fascinator will add pizzazz to your Durban July outfit; you will certainly stand out and look very Posh.
This Durban July will be all about well-coordinated outfits, perfect grooming and the headdress!
Start planning now for this special event, start looking for that perfect Durban July dress and assemble your impeccable race day outfit without the stress of last minute shopping. I cannot wait to see how everyone turns out in Posh attire this year. As always, the Durban July is synonymous with frivolity and we must remember that Durban July fashion requires us to have fun, in the wearing and in the selecting. At the Amanda Ferri showroom we want you to have fun and we want you to look beautifully stylish, so with our expert advice we will help you select the perfect dress.
Event related fashion challenges often bring over-the-top pieces from designers as one would expect for an event that is synonymous with race day fashion. “A strong misconception is that elaborate design is more interesting – sometimes less is more,” said Derrick Mhlongo, one of the judges.