Better Than A Diet – The Slim Look With Less Hassle

So many women feel they are struggling with their weight. The trouble is, you might be well within your normal range for your height. So why do you feel you need to shed a few more pounds? The slim look is gorgeous, but it seems to be really hard to achieve. However, there are lots of secrets adopted by the It girls and celebrities to help create the illusion of that perfect silhouette. It doesn’t involve diets, and it’s much easier to stick to!

 

Dressing for your shape is one of the best ways you can create that beautiful slim look you’re working so hard for. We tend to forget that most of those bargain items of clothing look great in the store but aren’t necessarily flattering for our figure. Yes, supportive underwear can work wonders. No, you shouldn’t wear it all the time. Those special cocktail dresses you wear once a month are usually the only outfits you would wear them with.

 

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Instead, have a look in the mirror. There are plenty of websites out there to help you determine the shape you are most like. Generally speaking, the illusion of the perfect feminine form starts with the chest. If you’ve got plenty none of your tops will do you justice. If you are athletic in build, then you’ll find lots of tops are going to hang there and emphasize a smaller shape. What you need to do is find the right style of top. Start with the necklines that flatter your beautiful bosom the most. Don’t forget to try it with more than one bra!

 

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Some of us can get stuck in a rut when it comes to style. This can leave you looking a little older than you really are. Instead, check out new fashion outlets. If you’re not sure, stick with the promos, like the current Forever 21 deals so you can get a feel for something fresh. Sometimes a complete change of direction in your fashion choices can boost your confidence too.

 

If you genuinely need to lose a little weight, then don’t buy clothes that fit the size you should be. Flatter the shape you are today. You can always try a few of our little tricks to shred a pound or two. Love the body you have today. It can always be improved tomorrow if that’s the direction you want to go. Squeezing holiday weight into old clothes definitely won’t do you any favors so check out a couple of different items.

 

Your posture is the easiest thing to adjust and the easiest thing to alter your silhouette. Carrying extra weight can sometimes bring out the timid, shy you. This causes necks to shrink down as the shoulders hunch up. If you feel bloaty, you might leave your stomach to roll out. If you don’t hold your body correctly every day, your core will weaken, and your metabolism might slow down. So extend the neck and hold your head high. Adjust the derriere and hold that tummy firmly in place. Walk with confidence and love your body.

 

Easy Fixes For Most Embarrassing Beauty Woes

I think we all have at least one beauty woe which makes us cringe when we take a photo. In fact, you are mistaken if you think it’s just you having to deal with a beauty problem! But these woes can stop us feeling so confident when we go out. But you might be surprised to know that there are actually some ways to sort these issues before they take over your life! In fact, here are some easy fixes for women’s most embarrassing beauty woes.

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Acne

 

A lot of people are mistaken to think that only teens have to deal with acne. But it is actually something that can affect women in their 20’s, 30’s, and beyond! And it can prove a nightmare. In fact, it can make people lose confidence if they have to go out with a large spot! But while acne may prove a nightmare to get rid off, it is possible to fight the spots. The first thing you should do is head to the doctor to make sure it’s not a hormone issue. After all, if they are going askew it could be the reason, and you might need to go on the contraceptive pill to level out your hormones. Or it might be that your diet is to blame for your acne. After all, if you are consuming a ton of sugar, you will suffer from more spots. And a lack of water can lead your skin to get dehydrated which can lead to spots. Therefore, change your diet, and you might notice a difference in your skin. And remember you could always visit a dermatologist. After all, they can look into treatments to fix your bad skin.

 

Bad breath

 

There’s nothing worse than when you find you have bad breath. After all, it can be so embarrassing when you are speaking to others. You worry if they can smell it, and it can stop you being social. But you don’t have to suffer in silence. For starters, it might be worth cutting out smoking. After all, this could be the reason for your stinky breath! Also, bad breath is a sign of bad dental care. Therefore, it’s worth looking at increasing your brushing and using a good mouthwash. You might even want to consider getting a natural toothbrush from Miswak Club. It will kill any microorganisms in your mouth which are causing you to have breath. And it can ensure your teeth remain in good condition! And it’s worth changing your diet to cut out any strong foods which are making your breath worse!

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Excess sweating

 

A lot of women fear excessive sweating when they are around other people. And a lot of the time they don’t know why they are ending up with sweat marks. For one thing, it could be down to your stressing. After all, anxiety can cause you to sweat excessively. Therefore, try and keep calm to keep it at bay. Also, your deodorant might not be strong enough. As it says in this feature, go for a super strong option which can stop the wetness! And if it still doesn’t go, it’s worth asking the doctor if you have hyperhidrosis; they can then give you a prescription antiperspirant!

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And when it comes to your hair, use an anti-dandruff choice to ensure the embarrassing white stuff stays away.

 

Step Back In Time With Vintage Style

It can be difficult to pull off vintage clothing. All too often we can find ourselves on the wrong side of eclectic and veering ever closer to looking a bit dated. Achieving a modern take on retro styles can be tough. But with some careful consideration and handy tips, anyone can master the vintage look.

 

Keep Costs Down

 

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Vintage clothing can quickly become pricey. This shouldn’t be the case. One of the reasons people like the vintage style is that it harks back to a less materialistic time. You’re supposed to buy vintage clothes and treasure them forever, not throw them away. So make sure you buy a few pieces, sensibly. Avoid overspending by buying individual pieces rather than whole outfits. For instance, a great pair of boots that you know will work with jeans you already own. Or buy the crazy kaleidoscopic dress, as long as you already have a bag and earring to match. This way you won’t overspend, but you also won’t go overboard.

 

Giving a Subtle Nod to Retro Style

 

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Speaking of going overboard, if you just want to dip your toe into the vintage trend, there are ways to do it subtly. Give a nod to the trend without going too far by recreating some classic makeup looks from the past. Pin-up girl curls and bright red lips are a retro makeup look inspired by the 50’s. Similarly, try pairing some costume jewelry from the past with a modern outfit that’s already in your closet. Lastly, try replicating the popular silhouettes of bygone eras rather than buying vintage itself. For instance, pencil skirts clinch the waist and hug your figure, just like a lot of 50’s outfits.

 

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

 

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Vintage clothing is all about embracing bygone eras and styles. Forget what you thought you knew about shape, style, and fit, and go with it. To truly pull off a vintage look you need to wear it with confidence. These clothes have withstood the test of time, so stand tall in yours!

 

Avoid Looking Like You’re in Costume

 

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If you’re going all out with a vintage outfit keep your hair and makeup minimal. Remember you’re trying to recreate elements of the style, do everything at once and you’ll risk cheapening the look. Loose waves, ballerina buns, and slick straight hair are all great accompaniments to bolder looks. Pair your look with some modern accessories, this is another great way to bring this vintage style into your modern life. A contemporary handbag, fashion-forward sunglasses, or trendy high heels will all do the trick.

 

Age Perfect

Aging is something that concerns us all, whether we are in our 20’s or our 50’s. No one wants to look older than they actually are, and most us would like to skim at least a few years off our actual age. But how can we manage this? Read on to find out.

 

Makeup

 

Now anyone that doesn’t think that the right makeup can make you look at least 10 years younger is really missing out. I’m not talking about a quick smear of BB cream here, though, but the more full face of makeup known as contouring.  

 

In a way, it’s like a non-surgical facelift because you use light and shade to reshape your face. If you combine this with a high-pigment foundation, you can cover over redness and blemishes very easily.  Giving you a flawless complex no matter what your age.

 

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Treatments

 

But makeup works best if the skin that you are starting from is in great condition, and there are treatments that we can use to ensure this is the case. The type of treatments available, varies widely from fillers at places like CLDerm.com/injectable-treatments, to facials, to taking targeted vitamins to reduce the physical signs of aging.

 

Remember that none of these treatments is now usual for managing the effects of aging and you just need to research each option to find the one that will suit your the best.

 

Patterns

 

You may not necessarily believe that the patterns that we had much to do with how old we look but they can have a bigger impact that you might think. Most seasons there are new colors and patterns that are in vogue, and keeping up with these can do a lot to accentuate your outfit and ensure that you avoid looking dated.

 

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You also need to think about the type of pattern that you wear, for instance, vintage flowers are still uber on-trend. But these can have an aging effect on some folks, so it’s best to avoid them unless you are rocking a garment with a, particularly modern cut.

 

Clothes

 

As well as the color and patterns of the clothes that you wear, you also need to think carefully about the actual style and cut what you purchase. This is where it can get a little complicated as not only do you have all of the fashions to keep up with. But you also need to dress for your own comfort, and match the style of clothes to the body type that you have. Take a look at site like whowhatwear.co.uk/how-to-dress-for-body-type-pear-apple-hourglass to find out more about the different body shape and how to dress them to your advantage.

 

Be careful here, of falling victim to trends and not tailoring what you are wearing to your age and body. As wearing the latest fashion can be very aging, not to mention unflattering if it doesn’t show off your figure to its best advantage.

 

Attitude

 

Of course, whatever you do, one of the most important ways of looking good and feeling great is to have a good attitude. To this end, it is important to have a little fun with your look.

 

Treat yourself to some funky accessories or a bright lipstick. Rock a floral dress at 20, or a biker jacket at 60, and remember that rules are just a guideline to help you look your best. So there is no harm in breaking them, once in awhile, if the fancy takes you!

 

Dodge These Fashion Faux Pas

There are lots of little mistakes you can make that will bring your fashion score down a peg or two. For instance, one of the worst mistakes you can make is choosing clothes that don’t fit correctly. When you’re young your parents probably always bought you clothes a few sizes bigger because you’d grow into them. You need to shake that habit when you get older because now baggy clothes just make you look poorly dressed. Here are a few other fashion faux pas that you want to avoid.

 

Ouch, That’s Gotta Hurt

 

If you’re wearing clothing that looks like it might be cutting off circulation, it’s too tight to be deemed fashionable. You might want to show off your great body, but there’s a difference between drawing attention and flaunting your curves.

 

Knock Off No No

 

If you’ve ever traveled to somewhere like China, you might have thought about picking up some knock off designer clothing. It looks so good and can almost be mistaken for the real deal. Almost, not quite, and those with an eye for fashion can certainly tell the difference. It will lead to an embarrassing situation if you’re caught wearing it.

 

Mixing Styles

 

Mixing styles is always a bad idea. It doesn’t make you look like a trendsetter. It makes you look as though you know nothing about fashion or that you spent very little time choosing your outfit. Take handbags as an example here. If you’re dressed for a formal occasion, you shouldn’t be ruining the look by carrying a tote. You can find out all about the different styles of bag in the following infographic.

 

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Five Reasons Your Wardrobe Should Be Full Of Vintage Items


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The vintage and boho look is so on trend this season that the second-hand thrift shops are blooming. Style classics never go out of fashion, and the current fashions are always echoing styles of the past – it’s all about the 90s at the moment – so why not go authentic? The clothes tend to be cheaper and better made, and you’ll never turn up to a party in the same dress as someone else when your dress is 60 years old.

 

  1. The mismatch style is on point

The beautiful boho mismatched style is so chic at the moment. The spring summer catwalk for this year was full of beautiful 1960s style hanging earrings, but a different one in each ear. Floral patterns, tassels, and tribal symbols look fantastic thrown together, and super feminine too.  

 

  1. It’s cheaper

While vintage clothing can cost a bit more in store, it’s made to last. Clothes these days are almost disposable – they’re churned out in their millions in huge factories in third world companies with financial markups that would make your eyes water. Vintage clothes were, more often than not, lovingly hand-crafted. The quality is in the fabric, the detail, and the construction. Yes, it might cost you more up front, but it won’t need replacing any time soon.

 

  1. You might find a gem

As fashion writer Mandi Woodruff writes in How to Save Money on Your Fall Wardrobe | Teen Vogue that clothing swaps between friends are a great way to find the piece of clothing you never knew you needed, and anything else goes to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. That means these stores are brimming with amazing clothes, both modern and vintage that could give your look the X factor. You never know, you might find yourself a gem when browsing the racks.

 

  1. It’s better for the environment

The universal fashion industry has an awful impact on the environment. Everything is created for as little money as possible, with a lot of pollution as a byproduct. The process of creating the fabric and then the items themselves uses pesticides and chemicals which are then leached into the environment. They’re  then shipped halfway across the world into a store that you or I could walk into. Every time you buy vintage, that is one fewer item of clothing that needs making – it’s basically clothing recycling.

 

  1. You’ll never end up matching

We’ve all been in this horrifying situation: you walk into a party in your favorite dress, only to find someone else there in the same piece, that you then have to spend the rest of the night avoiding. Is there anything more embarrassing? If your favorite dress is 50 years old, the likelihood of that awkward situation happening is significantly lessened, almost to the point of impossibility. Your style, becomes completely unique, and very cool.

 

If you know how to style vintage pieces to keep them on trend, there are so many reasons you should do it. And more than anything, they can be ridiculously cute, and totally worth the investment.

 

Finding Clothes You Feel Comfortable In

Fashion isn’t always easy to get right first time around. The whole industry can be a bit of a minefield at times. There are so many different designers and high street stores all throwing their own trends at you, and the media implies that whatever the celebrities are wearing is essentially the holy grail. Once you’ve got your head around all this season’s (and next season’s, and the season after that) trends, you then have the small matter of working out what out of it actually suits you. There is a common misconception that all the trends we see on the runway and in the magazines are wearable by everyone, but unfortunately, this is rarely the case. More often than not, this kind of clothing is designed with a very specific figure in mind – leaving many of us struggling to find clothes we feel comfortable in. If you are struggling to update your closet with things that make you feel good, take a look at these following tips.

 

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Throw trends out the window

As mentioned above, the fashion industry watches a lot of trends come and go. There are a few problems that can arise from trying to get on board with every single one. Firstly, you will find that you end up spending a LOT of money on clothes, as once the season is over, the trend usually dies with it – meaning you end up buying into the next one, thus ending up with a lot of stuff you simply don’t wear. Secondly, not all trends suit everyone. You might love a specific new style, but it just isn’t working for your body shape – can you re-work it into a look that does, or can you find something else you love even more? The key to good style is wearing clothes that flatter YOU, not trying to make yourself flatter the clothes.

Wear clothes that are fit for purpose

Is there anything more awkward than feeling uncomfortable in what you are wearing? Maybe you feel over or underdressed for a specific occasion, or maybe you’ve pushed yourself way too far out of your comfort zone. There’s nothing at all wrong with breaking the conventional rules of fashion, but make sure you are doing it on your terms. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing heels for that night out, just don a sparkly pair of flats instead. Stop trying to make a fashion statement at the gym with high-street clothing and instead invest in some work out clothes for women. Once you are dressed for the occasion, you will spend much less time worrying about what’s on your back. 


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Get measured

It’s surprising how many women don’t know their official clothing size. Of course, sizes do differ from store to store – but if you want to make sure you are looking and feeling good in your outfits, it is a good idea to get measured. For example, you may dread the thought of going up a dress size in your jeans – but you could actually make yourself look slimmer and more elegant by buying a bigger pair, instead of squeezing into ones that are too tight for you. A good fitting bra is also a must have for any woman! You will be amazed at the different changing up your sizing can make.

Eye Spy: The Best Glasses For Your Face Shape

We’ve all had that moment when looking for a new pair of glasses. You spot some on a rack that you think will look just perfect on you, only to try them on and find out they look a lot less than that! This is probably down to the fact that you have chosen some that don’t naturally fit on your face shape. There are four main face shapes which we’ll be talking about here, as well as the best type of glasses to suit them.

 

We all know how a pair of glasses can totally alter your look, so hopefully this handy guide will help you when you are seeking out your next pair.

 

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Square Face

 

Square faces tend to look more angular so they are more naturally suited to glasses with round or curved frames. These will help to soften your more naturally defined features and provide a sense of symmetry. A general rule of thumb is that the larger your face is, the larger the frames of your glasses should be as well.

 

Round Face

 

Once again, the old adage “opposites attract” works well here. If your face is naturally rounder, you should search for some more angular glasses such as classic wayfarers, many of which are available with Eyewearhaus. The angles will help to provide faux cheekbones, while also adding definition to other areas of your face. Try to avoid any styles which mimic your own face shape.

 

Heart Shaped Face

 

While square and round faces may be easier to identify, it can be tricky to work out whether you have a heart shaped face! Scarlett Johansson is probably one of the most famous celebs to have this particular face shape. A nice style to suit your face would be some glasses that are flat on top and taper off towards the bottom. Think classic aviators if you’re not sure. Another alternative are some cat-eye shaped frames. If your features are smaller, go for some frames which are more delicate, whereas if you have larger features, try some that are larger and heavier.

 

Oval Face

 

If you have an oval face, you have effectively won the face shape lottery! You have a lot more flexibility when it comes to choosing the right type of glasses. So, if your last pair were round, why not try some more square shaped frames to give your face an entirely new look? The only thing that you want to avoid is choosing frames which are too wide, as there may end up being a gap between the sides of your face and your glasses.
When you are going to try on new glasses, try taking pictures of yourself wearing a number of different styles. This will give you a good opportunity to work out what works best for you. Use this face shape advice as a guideline and you should be able to find some new glasses that will totally enhance your face.    

Photography For Fashion Bloggers 101


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When it comes to blogging, good photos are of course crucial. They entice the reader and draw them, in so that they want to read the content you’ve written. There are a few niches where pictures are especially important, and fashion definitely is one of them. Taking pictures of clothes is difficult, but the best fashion bloggers will capture the scene as well as the outfit. With a stunning background and great lighting, you get a sense of when and where the outfit should be worn, as well as how the items look. If you’re looking to up your photography game as a fashion blogger, here are some of the ways you can go about it.

 

Get The Right Camera

A DSLR camera is your best bet when it comes to fashion photography. A long lens with a large aperture will give you a sharp, focused subject and a soft blurred background. This helps to create a setting with your photo without ‘losing’ your subject. You could check out a Fuji user’s photography blog to give you inspiration and ideas on how to use a camera like this. Otherwise play around with the settings and do plenty of practice. Using a standard digital or a smartphone camera will keep the background in focus which can make the image look cluttered.

 

Find a Blogging Buddy

The thing about fashion photography is that you can’t really take photos of clothes when you’re in them! For this reason having a friend who lives nearby is extremely useful- if they’re also into fashion blogging, then you can take pictures of each other. Otherwise, you could rope a partner or non-blogging friend in to take photos when you need them, or even invest in a good tripod and use a camera remote. While this won’t give you the same flexibility as a person who can move around, it means you can take pictures yourself when you need to when there’s no-one else to help.

 

Think About Your Background

If you’re showing off a cute summer dress, it makes sense to wait until a sunny day and find a suitable summery background. If you’re showing a chic jet setter outfit, something with a city background could work well. Have a think about not just how you look in the clothes but how the entire image comes together. You’re telling a story with the photo with the outfit as the focus.

 

Get Acquainted With Photoshop

Even the best pictures can benefit from a little editing. It could be as simple as increasing the brightness, or it could be removing blemishes or marks that are spoiling the photo. Photoshop can seem complicated at first, either go on a course for beginners or have a play around with it to familiarise yourself. It’s the best way to take your pictures from good to great- just be sure not to over edit. You want to enhance, not completely change how the photo looks.

 

Do you have any tips for fashion bloggers? How do you take the best pictures possible for your fashion blog?

5 Fashion Staples You Can’t Do Without

It doesn’t really make all that much difference how much you consider yourself to be fashion-minded or not – there are certain items that no modern woman can go without. Knowing what these are, and how you might expect to make good use of them, can help you out massively when it comes to getting ready for a whole host of occasions in your daily life. Really, that is what we are trying to achieve here; it’s not about falling in line with certain trends or fashions, but using those ever-lasting staples which you can make great use of again and again. This is going to benefit you in a huge number of ways, and you will look great doing it, so it is clear that this is a good idea to at least bear in mind, Let’s take a look at some of the absolute staples of fashion which simply must grace your wardrobe at least at some point.

 

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Black Heels

 

There is no question that shoes are an important part of the whole ensemble for any occasion, and choosing the right shoe can often make a world of difference. One of the great things about this essential item – the black heels – is that they go with such a wide range of different outfits for all sorts of occasions which you are likely to come across. Another really big plus is that you only really need one pair, and that is likely to set you right for the foreseeable future. With a good pair of black heels, you will probably find that you feel complete much more of the time – and they also seem to have that effect of turning heads, too – something which nobody minds from time to time. Make sure you get yourself a decent pair as soon as possible, if you don’t already have one.

 

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Denim Jacket

 

This next one is the kind of item that seems to be perpetually in fashion. Perhaps part of the reason for that is that it can be used in such a vast number of different ways on all sorts of occasions. No matter what the outfit is shaping out to look like, it can often be saved or dramatically improved by the use of a well-placed denim jacket. Clearly, having some denim jackets in your wardrobe is going to be a life saver on many occasions, and it is also bound to be the kind of thing you can throw on when you don’t know what else to go for. People of all ages and styles successfully make use of this item, so it has to be considered an essential for your wardrobe.

 

Trench Coat

 

Although you might have an image in your head of what trench coat means, that is probably not what we are talking about here. If you are thinking long black thick and heavy, then that’s not quite the style we’re going for. Instead, we mean a light and waterproof trench coat, the kind which anyone can make use of as an essential part of their daily wardrobe. The great thing about this item is that it offers an easy way to be classically stylish, and at the same time you can use it to cover any outfit you like – no matter what, it is always going to do the expected job. If you don’t already have one, you might be surprised what a difference it can make if you do get hold of one.

 

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Cardigan

 

Warmth is always an important concern, and there are many ways to make sure that you have it with your items in your wardrobe. Arguably one of the best solutions around is the cardigan, however, partly due to the way in which it is pleasantly versatile, and partly because they tend to be so affordable that you could easily stock your cupboard with many of them and make a whole host of your outfits considerably more comfortable and in a sense much more complete. Using a cardigan in the right way really can make all the difference.

 

Jeans
If ever there were a timeless classic, the jeans are it. There is a good reason that these should be considered an absolute staple of any wardrobe: it makes no difference what your style is, or how old you are, or anything really, because the right pair of jeans is always going to look good, and they can even be used to complete a range of outfits, all the way from smart to casual.