“One is never over- or underdressed with a little black dress.” —Karl Lagerfeld

“One is never over- or underdressed with a little black dress.” —Karl Lagerfeld

“One is never over- or underdressed with a little black dress.”
—Karl Lagerfeld
~Hello my Fashionistas! This is my quote for today! I love the chic look of a black dress. It flatters the body, and can go with any accessories! Black is one of the best colors to wear when you want to be daring.
~Maybe something that’s a bit off the shoulder if you want to show off your broad shoulders.
~Or, if you like to show off your legs, a nice slit on your leg, if your dress is longer than your knee.
~Also, if you like to show off your sides, a nice half cut of a circle on the side. Flaunt and show off your curves.
~Lastly, a little black dress is something someone can’t go wrong with!

~Here is something if you need to get the right shoes for long skirts and or dresses!

~ Longer skirts and dresses cover the majority of your body. To create a look that is flowing rather than broken or unbalanced, your footwear will need to accomplish one of the following three things:
1. Visually become a part of the skirt.
Think of tall boots that are covered by the hemline of the skirt

2. Add length or height beneath the hemline of the skirt, so that the skirt will seem shorter, or your legs will seem longer.
High heels that show a lot of skin work well for this.

3. Work with the lines of the skirt to create a look that is balanced.
For example, a chunky wedge heel will work with a fuller skirt, but might be too clunky for a long fitted skirt.

~Here are the tips on what shoes to wear with long skirts!

~Wedges
~ The wedge sandals and flared skirt shown here are a perfect combination, since the casual nature of the sandals are ideal matches for the denim skirt.
Shoe styles that can be problematic with long, flared skirts:
• Ballet flats. They can make your legs seem shorter and heavier.
• Heavy or bulky shoes, as they can often convert to very matronly or clunky look.
• Ankle boots that are short enough to still show some leg. This can make your calves look very thick.

~ Thong Sandals
~Thong sandals are used to give a full long skirt a laid-back, casual look that’s ideal for warm weather, beach vacations, or events that call for a great look that’s neither too casual nor too dressy.
~ Flats paired with long skirts can sometimes be a problematic combination, as they can make your legs appear shorter and heavier. But if your skirt is long and full, the shoes are skimpy, it’ll work.
~High Heels
~ There are some flats that will work with long skirts, but high heels are definitely an easier choice, especially when it comes to dressier skirts.
I hope this helps my Fashionistas!

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“Women should look like women. A piece of cardboard has no sexuality.” —Alexander McQueen

“Women should look like women. A piece of cardboard has no sexuality.” —Alexander McQueen

“Women should look like women. A piece of cardboard has no sexuality.”

—Alexander McQueen

This flattering dress by Alexander McQueen himself shows everything a woman should be flattered by in this lovely gown.

         ~A classic heart cut top flatters Ms. Gisele Bundchen. As every woman should. The heart cut top, will show off that cleavage you’ve been working on for YEARS! It’s your time to make those guys who didn’t want to date you wish they did!

             ~And with the corset like affect in the abdomen area shows off her figure. Even if you feel as if you don’t have a figure, wearing a gown such as this will show off what your mamma gave you! Everyone wants to show off a little something extra (especially if you’re going to a high school reunion!) Who doesn’t like showing off? I know I love to sometimes. Though when you want to show off something a bit extra, don’t go flashy, but classy.

             ~Now, down to the flared out bottom, it’s just beautiful! Who wouldn’t want something that gives height to yourself? Or even make it look like you slimmed up a bit?

~Here’s A Few Ways to Know how to Flatter your Body, in and out of dresses

       1.) Your Type: Apple shape

The Strategy: Create contrast by using angular lines to counteract the roundness and softness

Look for:

         • Wrap tops, which will give the illusion of a smaller waist

          • Seaming on blouses and anything with a corset-style structure

          • Pleating and gathering under the bust that draws the eye vertically down the tummy

         • Straight-leg―rather than skinny―bottoms build a sense of proportion with your upper half

         • Higher-waisted pants and pants with a bit of stretch; these have a girdle-like effect and hold your stomach in

Avoid:

         • Extreme A-lines, or anything too blousy that lacks shape

         • Busy details like pocketing on your top half, patterns that don’t match your overall size (larger frames can carry off bigger prints, and vice versa)

Your Secret Weapon: Wear a stretchy tank top underneath your garments to create a smooth, seamless base

    2.) Your Type: Pear shape (smaller on top, heavier on the bottom)

The Strategy: Achieve balance by adding a bit of volume to your upper body and minimizing your lower half

Look for:

     • Darker colored pants that have a stiffer fabric or some stretch, which will have a slenderizing effect. (A leg that falls straight down from the widest part of you is best.)

     • Seams that run down the front of the leg, which create a leaner leg by “bisecting” it

     • Low-slung tunic tops (wear the belt below your natural waistline) and ¾-length jackets and tops that stop around the knee or mid-thigh

Avoid:

      • Any  fading or whiskering on your denim, which will only highlight trouble areas

       • Too-tight tops, which will accentuate the difference between your upper and lower halves

        • Attention-grabbing pocket details on the hips and thighs

Your Secret Weapon: Have the pocket fabric removed from the inside of your pants, which will minimize bulk.

     3.) Your Type: Hourglass shape (curvy around the bust and hips, with a smaller waistline)

The Strategy: It’s all about exaggerating your silhouette, not fighting it

Look for:

        • Simple, solid shapes that will highlight your waist.

         • Thick belts, pencil skirts, a little volume around the shoulder to make the waist appear even smaller

          • Wrap tops, scooped and boat neck necklines. Pants should be boot cut or flares that fill well in the thigh.

Avoid: Ruffles, frills, lapels, busy patterns; any straight, boxy shapes

Your Secret Weapon: A fitted vest that flares out at the waist

     4.) Your Type: Athletic/boy shape (straight up and down)

The Strategy: Use clothing to create curves where they don’t exist naturally

Look for:

     • Details at the bust such as ruffles, wraps and rouching―these add fullness up top

     • Sleeveless tops and halters; they show off toned arms

     • High-waisted skirts; they should begin at the smallest part of your waist, just underneath the bust

     • Bootcut pants and jeans, with a lower rise for maximum curviness

Avoid: Menswear-inspired styles, straight cuts, “boyfriend” jeans

Your Secret Weapon: A ruffled blouse tucked into a high-waisted skirt

~Thanks for visiting me!

 

Four cute outfits – One cardigan

Four cute outfits - One cardigan

Lots of girls, women, guys, or men, have tons of shirts, but only one or two cardigans. Well (sorry that this isn’t for you guys, but maybe some gift ideas?) if you have a neutral color cardigan (such as the brownish grayish cardigan) it goes perfect with bright colors! I love seeing neon colors complemented with a nice earthy color. But if you love bright colors with bright colors, don’t go with two bright colors (such as neon pink and neon purple[no matter how cute it may be] its not the time!) Looking for more fashion? Or hair tips? Click on this picture to find some!