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Great Suggestions On How To Unwrinkle Prom Dresses Like The Ones From Faviana

Great Suggestions On How To Unwrinkle Prom Dresses Like The Ones From Faviana
Great Suggestions On How To Unwrinkle Prom Dresses Like The Ones From Faviana

In case bringing the gown to a seamstress or dry cleaner to be properly steamed is out of the question, the gown could be steamed in the restroom at home. This technique will not necessarily release set-in or deep wrinkles, but it will straighten out a dress which has been somewhat crumpled.

Getting a prom outfit to unwrinkle, specifically on the day of a very important event, can seem unnaturally stressful. Depending upon just how long prior to the occasion, there are actually many options available in order to get creases out of a gown. Textile also has a major part in unwrinkling a gown; since the fabrics are usually silk or covered in beads, simply taking an iron to the attire is not always a solution.

Hang the gown in the bathroom. Make sure the dress isn’t reaching the ground. The skirt has to suspend unhampered to rid itself of wrinkles. The steam coming from the shower area is going to cause the fabric to unwrinkle, therefore the warmer you run the shower, the faster the dress will fall straight. Hang the gown where it won’t be splashed by water. It may take a couple of showers for all the wrinkles to leave out the fabric.

Turn off the hot shower. Keeping the bathroom door closed, allow the outfit to suspend in the steam-filled room for twenty to thirty minutes. The heavy steam will release the creases in the attire.

Revert the outfit back to front and iron on the lowest heat setting. You cannot unwrinkle all fabrics in this manner; always be specifically mindful with taffeta or highly flammable fabrics. If you are nervous regarding taking an iron to your dress, place a towel over the fabric as you iron. Keep moving the cloth while you iron other areas.

Place the gown in the tumble dryer on the air fluff setting. Revert the outfit back to front before placing it in the dryer. It should not take a whole cycle to get out each one of the creases, therefore be mindful of the attire.

Make use of the heat from the dryer. Hang the outfit someplace that the air flow can go through to speed the process. Just like steam, the heat will cause the creases to drop out of the fabric.

Examine the suspended attire, smoothing any areas which still appear wrinkled. Repeat the steam treatment, when necessary. Hang the wrinkle-free outfit in an area in which it’s not going to get smashed or drag on the floor, like in a fairly bare closet or on the back of a door

All of these are just a few ideas on how to unwrinkle prom dresses in order to have it all set for your prom night. You don’t have to spend a whole lot simply to look great. Research for alternative ways in order to unwrinkle your prom dress.

In case bringing the gown to a seamstress or dry cleaner to be properly steamed is out of the question, the gown could be steamed in the restroom at home. This technique will not necessarily release set-in or deep wrinkles, but it will straighten out a dress which has been somewhat crumpled.

Getting a prom outfit to unwrinkle, specifically on the day of a very important event, can seem unnaturally stressful. Depending upon just how long prior to the occasion, there are actually many options available in order to get creases out of a gown. Textile also has a major part in unwrinkling a gown; since the fabrics are usually silk or covered in beads, simply taking an iron to the attire is not always a solution.

Hang the gown in the bathroom. Make sure the dress isn’t reaching the ground. The skirt has to suspend unhampered to rid itself of wrinkles. The steam coming from the shower area is going to cause the fabric to unwrinkle, therefore the warmer you run the shower, the faster the dress will fall straight. Hang the gown where it won’t be splashed by water. It may take a couple of showers for all the wrinkles to leave out the fabric.

Turn off the hot shower. Keeping the bathroom door closed, allow the outfit to suspend in the steam-filled room for twenty to thirty minutes. The heavy steam will release the creases in the attire.

Revert the outfit back to front and iron on the lowest heat setting. You cannot unwrinkle all fabrics in this manner; always be specifically mindful with taffeta or highly flammable fabrics. If you are nervous regarding taking an iron to your dress, place a towel over the fabric as you iron. Keep moving the cloth while you iron other areas.

Place the gown in the tumble dryer on the air fluff setting. Revert the outfit back to front before placing it in the dryer. It should not take a whole cycle to get out each one of the creases, therefore be mindful of the attire.

Make use of the heat from the dryer. Hang the outfit someplace that the air flow can go through to speed the process. Just like steam, the heat will cause the creases to drop out of the fabric.

Examine the suspended attire, smoothing any areas which still appear wrinkled. Repeat the steam treatment, when necessary. Hang the wrinkle-free outfit in an area in which it’s not going to get smashed or drag on the floor, like in a fairly bare closet or on the back of a door

All of these are just a few ideas on how to unwrinkle prom dresses in order to have it all set for your prom night. You don’t have to spend a whole lot simply to look great. Research for alternative ways in order to unwrinkle your prom dress.

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For True Love, Pick a Beta Male

For True Love, Pick a Beta Male
For True Love, Pick a Beta Male

Last week we had a variety of family members and friends over who had not previously met. The 20 year-old girls got talking about their favorite guy friends, referring to these boys using such affectionate nicknames as Precious Delight, Pure Sweetness and Totally Dorbs (for adorable). A 28 year-old guy overhearing this conversation declared that he would drop dead if he thought any woman was describing him as a Precious Delight. He insisted that women want the Alpha male, the superhero, the dominant, strong leader of the pack. In his view, these silly girls were describing sissies, weak and effeminate losers. But what he missed was the fact that the girls were giggling and sighing over Betas. Those affectionate, demonstrative, communicative, laid-back, gentle, nice guys.

When I was in college there was this one guy whose nickname was Trog, short for Trogladyte. One Halloween he dressed as a caveman, and it was the most suitable outfit I ever saw him wear. I thought he was gross, but I suppose he had a certain something, if you fantasize about being dragged around by your hair and ravished near the campfire. (Actually, that sounds hot.) But that was the late 70s and Alpha males were out of fashion. The counter-cultural 60s had glorified what I called Sensitive Ponytail Man, i.e., the Beta male. I dreamt of poets and singer songwriters, not jocks. Of course, the pendulum always swings back, and eventually those guys grew up, went to grad school, cut their hair and joined the Establishment. Their sons aspired to Alpha status.

When it comes to hooking up, Alpha, Beta and even Omega males are all trying to get a piece. They’re vying with each other to prove who is the biggest stud. But they should pay closer attention. The girls are getting restless, and something is stirring in the status quo. Beta males, those sweet, sincere boys who speak the female language are emerging as heroes in popular culture. Girls want boyfriends who’ve got a bit of femme in them emotionally. They want boyfriends who are best friends. And women have the power to raise the Beta’s station in life by making him the new romantic ideal.

Jim Halpert, played by the Perfectly Dorbs John Krasinski on The Office, is the best living example of the perfect Beta. Sigh. (He actually grew up in the next town over, and I’ve seen him attending Mass with his parents when he’s been home for a visit. So precious.) Jim Halpert isn’t breathtakingly handsome, but his hotness comes from the pure unadulterated love he feels (and demonstrates) for Pam. You just know he loves hours on end of pillow talk (which, of course, follows hours on end of putting Pam’s sexual satisfaction first).

Seth Rogan doesn’t do it for me personally, but he has proven he is capable of convincingly playing the leading man. Before seeing Knocked Up, you can’t imagine how Katherine Heigl’s character would ever go for him. And when you leave the theater, you’re not buying it. But during the movie you suspend disbelief. He doesn’t have his act together, but he has a good heart. The raw material is there. Ultimately, he is made a better man by his love for a woman. Now, that’s a boy that women can put their arms around.

My own personal crush at the moment is Free Credit Report guy. He is so good-natured, so self-effacing, so funny. OK, maybe I don’t want my daughter to marry him, with his lousy credit rating and all. But I bet he would make a really good boyfriend. And in the middle of all this hooking up and awkwardness and crappy treatment from the Alphas, doesn’t a visit to Beta territory sound refreshing? Perfectly Wonderful.

Last week we had a variety of family members and friends over who had not previously met. The 20 year-old girls got talking about their favorite guy friends, referring to these boys using such affectionate nicknames as Precious Delight, Pure Sweetness and Totally Dorbs (for adorable). A 28 year-old guy overhearing this conversation declared that he would drop dead if he thought any woman was describing him as a Precious Delight. He insisted that women want the Alpha male, the superhero, the dominant, strong leader of the pack. In his view, these silly girls were describing sissies, weak and effeminate losers. But what he missed was the fact that the girls were giggling and sighing over Betas. Those affectionate, demonstrative, communicative, laid-back, gentle, nice guys.

When I was in college there was this one guy whose nickname was Trog, short for Trogladyte. One Halloween he dressed as a caveman, and it was the most suitable outfit I ever saw him wear. I thought he was gross, but I suppose he had a certain something, if you fantasize about being dragged around by your hair and ravished near the campfire. (Actually, that sounds hot.) But that was the late 70s and Alpha males were out of fashion. The counter-cultural 60s had glorified what I called Sensitive Ponytail Man, i.e., the Beta male. I dreamt of poets and singer songwriters, not jocks. Of course, the pendulum always swings back, and eventually those guys grew up, went to grad school, cut their hair and joined the Establishment. Their sons aspired to Alpha status.

When it comes to hooking up, Alpha, Beta and even Omega males are all trying to get a piece. They’re vying with each other to prove who is the biggest stud. But they should pay closer attention. The girls are getting restless, and something is stirring in the status quo. Beta males, those sweet, sincere boys who speak the female language are emerging as heroes in popular culture. Girls want boyfriends who’ve got a bit of femme in them emotionally. They want boyfriends who are best friends. And women have the power to raise the Beta’s station in life by making him the new romantic ideal.

Jim Halpert, played by the Perfectly Dorbs John Krasinski on The Office, is the best living example of the perfect Beta. Sigh. (He actually grew up in the next town over, and I’ve seen him attending Mass with his parents when he’s been home for a visit. So precious.) Jim Halpert isn’t breathtakingly handsome, but his hotness comes from the pure unadulterated love he feels (and demonstrates) for Pam. You just know he loves hours on end of pillow talk (which, of course, follows hours on end of putting Pam’s sexual satisfaction first).

Seth Rogan doesn’t do it for me personally, but he has proven he is capable of convincingly playing the leading man. Before seeing Knocked Up, you can’t imagine how Katherine Heigl’s character would ever go for him. And when you leave the theater, you’re not buying it. But during the movie you suspend disbelief. He doesn’t have his act together, but he has a good heart. The raw material is there. Ultimately, he is made a better man by his love for a woman. Now, that’s a boy that women can put their arms around.

My own personal crush at the moment is Free Credit Report guy. He is so good-natured, so self-effacing, so funny. OK, maybe I don’t want my daughter to marry him, with his lousy credit rating and all. But I bet he would make a really good boyfriend. And in the middle of all this hooking up and awkwardness and crappy treatment from the Alphas, doesn’t a visit to Beta territory sound refreshing? Perfectly Wonderful.

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Very Femme, Very Large – Breast Forms to Love

Very Femme, Very Large – Breast Forms to Love
Very Femme, Very Large – Breast Forms to Love

If you somehow found yourself stranded on a desert island, what is the one feminizing item would you take with you? One boutique that specializes in selling average to very large breast forms took a poll. Nearly half of all who participated said they would take their breastforms with them over wigs, clothing, shoes, other body-shaping garments, stockings, etc. And, surprisingly, a very specific kind and size of silicone forms was preferred: size 40C attachable, and asymmetrical, also featuring:

  • Full, tapered underarm and upper chest projections
  • Matte, natural, realistic finish
  • Multiply layers of polyurethane shell for safest attachment to the chest
  • Protruding nipples
  • Backing with concave design to fit the average body shape
  • One year warranty
  • Sizes 34 to 56 available

Why do breastforms get the most “votes”? Reportedly, they provided the biggest feminizing effect, making gurls instantly feel more en femme in body and mind. And what is it about those particular asymmetrical silicone breast forms that makes them most popular? Generally, the natural look and feel and the one-year warranty made them most lovable.

While 40C isn’t exactly “very large,” breast forms that are sized much bigger also have their fans, since bigger forms work better with broader shoulders and provide a few other perks, like:

  • Super softness, some with a natural droop seen on genetic girls
  • Matte, silky finish that gives that “bio touch” and made with silicone that warms with body heat
  • More obvious feminine figure with life-like, realistic, perky nipples
  • As technology and materials improve, these bigger boobs are more durable
  • Jiggle, sway and sexy movement that mimics the natural, youthful breast

With proper care, forms made with silicone can last a long time. Things not to do:

  • Don’t sleep with them on. The pressure and weight of the body can compromise the integrity and damage the forms.
  • Don’t puncture, as this also compromises product integrity and causes leakage.
  • Don’t wait to remove adhesive. Once you are done wearing, take them off and clean them immediately. You can soak them in a plate of adhesive remover (designed for this purpose) for about an hour and that will make it easier to clean them.
  • Wear a pocket bra with large or very large breast forms to support the weight properly. This is also essential to properly caring for your body, as too much weight in the front can cause back and shoulder strain, especially if you don’t have the muscle tone or strength needed.

For sizing, you’ll love your breastforms more if they fit right, so here are some tips:

  • Shoulder width matters if you are concerned about looking natural and not so much if you aren’t. If you just want big boobs, wear them!
  • How much pectoral muscle/fat do you have? This is something to consider when you purchase cup size, because a B cup can look like a D if you already have generous build up there.
  • Talk to a retailer for help finding the right size for you, but remember that even if you make a purchase and they aren’t exactly what you expected, you can return them (look for a store with a decent return policy) if they haven’t had any tape or adhesive attached or been in contact with your skin. Or if you have worn them a few times and don’t think they’ll work for you, lesson learned and now you have a gift for someone else who may be able to use them.

You’ll find other help online at stores or forums, and don’t hesitate to communicate with other transgender/crossdresser folks. Everyone is looking for connections and support and you will find plenty of helpful tips and kindness in this community.

If you somehow found yourself stranded on a desert island, what is the one feminizing item would you take with you? One boutique that specializes in selling average to very large breast forms took a poll. Nearly half of all who participated said they would take their breastforms with them over wigs, clothing, shoes, other body-shaping garments, stockings, etc. And, surprisingly, a very specific kind and size of silicone forms was preferred: size 40C attachable, and asymmetrical, also featuring:

  • Full, tapered underarm and upper chest projections
  • Matte, natural, realistic finish
  • Multiply layers of polyurethane shell for safest attachment to the chest
  • Protruding nipples
  • Backing with concave design to fit the average body shape
  • One year warranty
  • Sizes 34 to 56 available

Why do breastforms get the most “votes”? Reportedly, they provided the biggest feminizing effect, making gurls instantly feel more en femme in body and mind. And what is it about those particular asymmetrical silicone breast forms that makes them most popular? Generally, the natural look and feel and the one-year warranty made them most lovable.

While 40C isn’t exactly “very large,” breast forms that are sized much bigger also have their fans, since bigger forms work better with broader shoulders and provide a few other perks, like:

  • Super softness, some with a natural droop seen on genetic girls
  • Matte, silky finish that gives that “bio touch” and made with silicone that warms with body heat
  • More obvious feminine figure with life-like, realistic, perky nipples
  • As technology and materials improve, these bigger boobs are more durable
  • Jiggle, sway and sexy movement that mimics the natural, youthful breast

With proper care, forms made with silicone can last a long time. Things not to do:

  • Don’t sleep with them on. The pressure and weight of the body can compromise the integrity and damage the forms.
  • Don’t puncture, as this also compromises product integrity and causes leakage.
  • Don’t wait to remove adhesive. Once you are done wearing, take them off and clean them immediately. You can soak them in a plate of adhesive remover (designed for this purpose) for about an hour and that will make it easier to clean them.
  • Wear a pocket bra with large or very large breast forms to support the weight properly. This is also essential to properly caring for your body, as too much weight in the front can cause back and shoulder strain, especially if you don’t have the muscle tone or strength needed.

For sizing, you’ll love your breastforms more if they fit right, so here are some tips:

  • Shoulder width matters if you are concerned about looking natural and not so much if you aren’t. If you just want big boobs, wear them!
  • How much pectoral muscle/fat do you have? This is something to consider when you purchase cup size, because a B cup can look like a D if you already have generous build up there.
  • Talk to a retailer for help finding the right size for you, but remember that even if you make a purchase and they aren’t exactly what you expected, you can return them (look for a store with a decent return policy) if they haven’t had any tape or adhesive attached or been in contact with your skin. Or if you have worn them a few times and don’t think they’ll work for you, lesson learned and now you have a gift for someone else who may be able to use them.

You’ll find other help online at stores or forums, and don’t hesitate to communicate with other transgender/crossdresser folks. Everyone is looking for connections and support and you will find plenty of helpful tips and kindness in this community.

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Formal Dresses Versus Semi-Formal Dresses

Formal Dresses Versus Semi-Formal Dresses
Formal Dresses Versus Semi-Formal Dresses

Formal dresses are common terms for outfits made for formal social events, such as wedding, formal garden party or dinner, debutante party, dance or prom night. The western design of formal night dress is famous by white and black outfits, which are famous to a lot of nations; it is nearly typical outfit for majority of the occasions currently.

Between cocktail and Semi-formal outfit, how will they be unique? The answer is shown below.

Semi-formal gowns are used in a cocktail party where drinks and light finger foods are dished up. However, visitors can dress in a number of different styles, an overall guideline is always that all men are required to wear an informal suit and tie, and the ladies are suppose to put on a gorgeous dress that is shorter than a formal outfit.

Majority of cocktail dresses are mid-thigh to knee-length and come in a range of striking tones accessorized with heels, fine jewelry and a small tote. Women opt for the classic little black dress–a simple and stylish look for any party and particularly appropriate for a cocktail party. Men can wear a light- or dark-colored suit and tie, but a jacket is an optional. Normally, a semi-formal party is easy going not stiff, you will see a lot of people interacting, giggling, offering toasts with their friends and some are even high in volume while having a good time. Check out Faviana Dress #6631.

Formal dresses tend to be used as formal attire at fancier events such as weddings, private dinners or debutante balls. Formal dress rule require for males to wear either black colored tie or white tie. Black tie attire consists of a tuxedo and bow tie for men and a sophisticated gown for ladies. White tie outfit consists of a black coattail jacket, black pants, a white shirt and tie, and white vest. Females are required to put on formal dresses that are usually floor length gowns, shorter length is not appropriate. The rule of formal dresses is strict, and any invitee who does not comply will be considered to have poor social manners. Check out Faviana Dress #6428.

Formal dresses and semi-formal dresses are the choice for formal attire while cocktail dresses are for casual. Women could wear dresses and skirts of varied lengths and also have the choice of putting on formal slacks having a sequined top. Men are not necessary to put on a tuxedo or dinner jacket, and light-colored suits are popular and accepted. However, for more formal events, light-colored suits for males are improper and a dinner coat must be worn all the time. Actually, removal of the dinner jacket is not good social manners. Women have much less leeway when it comes to the length of their gowns or skirts. Knee-length gowns are satisfactory during black tie occasions; yet, white tie events require floor-length gowns. Thus, cocktail parties are viewed lighter, less fanciful events because of the much more informal dress code, whereas formal gatherings are restricted to strict dress codes and social grace codes.

Formal dresses are common terms for outfits made for formal social events, such as wedding, formal garden party or dinner, debutante party, dance or prom night. The western design of formal night dress is famous by white and black outfits, which are famous to a lot of nations; it is nearly typical outfit for majority of the occasions currently.

Between cocktail and Semi-formal outfit, how will they be unique? The answer is shown below.

Semi-formal gowns are used in a cocktail party where drinks and light finger foods are dished up. However, visitors can dress in a number of different styles, an overall guideline is always that all men are required to wear an informal suit and tie, and the ladies are suppose to put on a gorgeous dress that is shorter than a formal outfit.

Majority of cocktail dresses are mid-thigh to knee-length and come in a range of striking tones accessorized with heels, fine jewelry and a small tote. Women opt for the classic little black dress–a simple and stylish look for any party and particularly appropriate for a cocktail party. Men can wear a light- or dark-colored suit and tie, but a jacket is an optional. Normally, a semi-formal party is easy going not stiff, you will see a lot of people interacting, giggling, offering toasts with their friends and some are even high in volume while having a good time. Check out Faviana Dress #6631.

Formal dresses tend to be used as formal attire at fancier events such as weddings, private dinners or debutante balls. Formal dress rule require for males to wear either black colored tie or white tie. Black tie attire consists of a tuxedo and bow tie for men and a sophisticated gown for ladies. White tie outfit consists of a black coattail jacket, black pants, a white shirt and tie, and white vest. Females are required to put on formal dresses that are usually floor length gowns, shorter length is not appropriate. The rule of formal dresses is strict, and any invitee who does not comply will be considered to have poor social manners. Check out Faviana Dress #6428.

Formal dresses and semi-formal dresses are the choice for formal attire while cocktail dresses are for casual. Women could wear dresses and skirts of varied lengths and also have the choice of putting on formal slacks having a sequined top. Men are not necessary to put on a tuxedo or dinner jacket, and light-colored suits are popular and accepted. However, for more formal events, light-colored suits for males are improper and a dinner coat must be worn all the time. Actually, removal of the dinner jacket is not good social manners. Women have much less leeway when it comes to the length of their gowns or skirts. Knee-length gowns are satisfactory during black tie occasions; yet, white tie events require floor-length gowns. Thus, cocktail parties are viewed lighter, less fanciful events because of the much more informal dress code, whereas formal gatherings are restricted to strict dress codes and social grace codes.

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What Is A Chemise And Do I Need To Wear One?

What Is A Chemise And Do I Need To Wear One?
What Is A Chemise And Do I Need To Wear One?

Originally the chemise was a simple shirt or smock worn under the clothes. It was designed to keep sweat and body oils from staining and spreading to the outer garments. It developed from the Roman tunica in the medieval times. In the European Middle Ages chemise was popular in both men and women. Women wore chemises as shirts beneath their gowns while the men wore chemises with their trousers and covered them with doublets or robes. Today only women wear a chemise almost always as a part of her lingerie ensemble.

Chemises are worn as lingerie under formal clothes and also as a simple sleepwear. They are made of comfortable fabrics like cotton, silk or satin. They are considered quite a fashion statement for women who love the beauty of sexy lingerie. Designer chemises are quite a fad these days. Earlier chemises were mostly stitched by the wearer themselves at home. Gradually the store bought readymade chemises made their way into every woman’s wardrobe. Today they are not just ready made but are branded and are also designer wears with a difference.

Chemises are popularly called slips these days. It is a light or flimsy piece of garment that is available at all retail or branded stores. They are made of different materials, styles and designs and colors. Brands and individual designers churn out amazing designs in chemises, which are exclusive and make the wearer feel like the most special person on earth. It makes a lovely prelude to every love scene. There are numerous international brands available today of different makes and feel. These give the buyer umpteen choices to meet their money’s worth.

Some chemises are made of crushed velvet, silk, satin, lace, and mesh. The simple sexy crushed velvet chemise is a classic with its soft texture and seductively flair. Silk and satin chemises are soft and sensual and can be found with a combination of other materials lace, mesh, embroidery or sequins. Coupled with various colors, these designs strive to create a chemise, which is the perfect wear for an intimate night.

Chemise remains popular even five hundred years after it was introduced into the clothing scene. They have evolved from being objects of mere comfort to being the essential part of the lingerie ensemble to make a woman feel sexy and beautiful. The advent of movies and the visual portrayal of chemises have nurtured their romantic and sexy image. They have been shown in every aspect from the femme fatale image to the sweet and innocent baby doll idea.

Even romantic books have portrayed chemises as an integral part of their heroine’s wardrobe. Fact and fiction has been so similar before as with the choice and popularity of the chemise. And since a woman’s love for beauty and luxury will never die, chemises will always be in fashion. Who knows the fashion may revert to even men again some day in the future.

Originally the chemise was a simple shirt or smock worn under the clothes. It was designed to keep sweat and body oils from staining and spreading to the outer garments. It developed from the Roman tunica in the medieval times. In the European Middle Ages chemise was popular in both men and women. Women wore chemises as shirts beneath their gowns while the men wore chemises with their trousers and covered them with doublets or robes. Today only women wear a chemise almost always as a part of her lingerie ensemble.

Chemises are worn as lingerie under formal clothes and also as a simple sleepwear. They are made of comfortable fabrics like cotton, silk or satin. They are considered quite a fashion statement for women who love the beauty of sexy lingerie. Designer chemises are quite a fad these days. Earlier chemises were mostly stitched by the wearer themselves at home. Gradually the store bought readymade chemises made their way into every woman’s wardrobe. Today they are not just ready made but are branded and are also designer wears with a difference.

Chemises are popularly called slips these days. It is a light or flimsy piece of garment that is available at all retail or branded stores. They are made of different materials, styles and designs and colors. Brands and individual designers churn out amazing designs in chemises, which are exclusive and make the wearer feel like the most special person on earth. It makes a lovely prelude to every love scene. There are numerous international brands available today of different makes and feel. These give the buyer umpteen choices to meet their money’s worth.

Some chemises are made of crushed velvet, silk, satin, lace, and mesh. The simple sexy crushed velvet chemise is a classic with its soft texture and seductively flair. Silk and satin chemises are soft and sensual and can be found with a combination of other materials lace, mesh, embroidery or sequins. Coupled with various colors, these designs strive to create a chemise, which is the perfect wear for an intimate night.

Chemise remains popular even five hundred years after it was introduced into the clothing scene. They have evolved from being objects of mere comfort to being the essential part of the lingerie ensemble to make a woman feel sexy and beautiful. The advent of movies and the visual portrayal of chemises have nurtured their romantic and sexy image. They have been shown in every aspect from the femme fatale image to the sweet and innocent baby doll idea.

Even romantic books have portrayed chemises as an integral part of their heroine’s wardrobe. Fact and fiction has been so similar before as with the choice and popularity of the chemise. And since a woman’s love for beauty and luxury will never die, chemises will always be in fashion. Who knows the fashion may revert to even men again some day in the future.

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Home Fashion: The Fashion Of Modern Occupants

Home Fashion: The Fashion Of Modern Occupants
Home Fashion: The Fashion Of Modern Occupants

Home furnishing or soft furnishing is the latest trend in the business of fashion today. The desire to redecorate everything around us has lead people to become fashion centric with reference to the interiors of their work place or their home or perhaps it is the compensation for our hectic life that we generally seek relaxation through the colours and designs in our furnishings. Generally, we try to please our visual and tactile senses by the soft and beautiful fabrics around us.

In the last 3-4 years, people have begun changing their home furniture like they change their wardrobe according to the changing fashions. Lifestyle furnishing has become a mix of aesthetics, comfort, colours and designs. For instance, brown sofas have become outdated and people now prefer lively colours like blue and red. Though brand awareness in this segment is low but at present the scenario is changing, a few years ago consumers never stressed on purchasing branded home furnishing products, but now they are aware about new products and brands.

The list of furnishings includes bed linen like bed sheets, pillow slips (pillow shams), bed skirts, duvet covers, quilts and cushions; for giving the complete look to the bedroom matching curtains, tie-backs and also mats can be included in this list. This bedroom could be with an attached bathroom making the list even bigger. Towels and floor mats, shower curtains, same soap cases, toothbrush holders, soap dispensers, mugs and rugs can offer the attractiveness of a bathroom. Water in this room, evokes memories of sea and ocean, shells and fish, and hence these are major patterns in the design making of bathroom accessories. Bed-and-bath themes are also combined together by designers.

The bedroom that we are talking about could be that of an adult, or a child, or two adults, or two children and hence the look of every bedroom in a house is unique. The appearance of any room has to be in relevance to the psychological and physical requirements of its occupants.

Bed sheets aren’t just utilitarian things; they make style statements while reflecting your personality and moods. As people are becoming more aware about fibres, fabrics, feel, colour and size of bed sheets, pillow slips, quilts, etc, it gives added responsibilities to the designers and manufacturers to ensure quality supply of the same.

Cotton is the most favored fabric for bed sheets, particularly those with a greater thread count. Exporters have an increasing demand for cotton bed sheets, though some also demand silk made-ups. Generally, many export houses are given the designs to work on, or they make their own varieties from which the buyers put up orders. They emphasizes on colour and design. For new born babies soft basic colours are used, where as for grown up children complimentary colour schemes with cartoon like motifs are mostly used. There are a variety of prints to select from. The prints for curtains vary from animals, to soft toys, cartoons and candies; the same is applicable for rugs, bed sheets, duvet covers and cushions.

Teenagers have different preferences like pink which is mostly preferred by girls, whereas blue is a preferred colour for boys. Adults chose from a wide range of colours and motifs including traditional Indian motifs to modern compositions. In fact, the selection of colour and design depends on the fashion trend of today.

One step out of the bedroom and you reach the most happening room of the house – the living room. A combination of huge variety of colours and its relevant coordinates are particularly made to cater to people’s physical and psychological desires. Sheer curtains to bring in sunlight, heavy lined curtains to prevent it, embroidered curtains and valences with lace trimmings flaunting luxury and a taste for design, make the room look more appealing and beautiful. Curtains can surely make the room look more attractive. Generally fabrics for sewing curtains are 54 inches wide or extra wide at 110 inches or 118 inches. Extra¬ wide fabrics are normally made for unlined sheer curtains, and are intended to be railroaded or run sideways with the selvage at the top and bottom of the curtains, permitting the curtains to be made without seams.

Curtains with well-designed features like noise and light reduction are being particularly produced for exports. The dyes used for these need to be sunlight resistant as curtains receive direct sunlight and might start looking dull and faded very soon. They are made in combination with the cushions and other furniture in the room.

The options are many; curtains are available in every size, colour, fabric and designs like stripes, checks, floral, woven, printed, etc. One can chose the fabric from the cottons to linens, velvets, tapestries etc. There are many alternatives in decorative accessories: rods with decorative finials, ornamental brackets, and pleats at the top, holdbacks and tiebacks. The alternatives selected depend on whether one needs to camouflage the windows or show them off, as they are architecturally special, whether one needs privacy or needs to visually enlarge a small room will ascertain the type of curtain one opts for.

In case you want extra light without spoiling your privacy, you can get transom window curtains. This two-part curtain possesses a sheer fabric at the top and privacy panels below. Tab-top curtains have fabric loops on the top to which a rod is fixed. Tie-top curtains possess fabric on the top of the panel that is fixed to the rod. And, grommet-top panels have metal eyelets on the top which is fixed with curtain rings. Tap-top curtains are a latest trend that is common in modern homes.

Many traditional Indian weaves and embroideries are being done all over India on the home furnishings products. Traditional Indian embroideries like ‘kasida’ from Kashmir, ‘kantha’ from Bengal and ‘chikankari’ from Uttar Pradesh are in demand for bed covers and curtains. The tie-and-dye methods of Rajasthan and Gujarat are also widely used for making colourful bed sheets and quilt covers. Many of these are available in cheaper rates in print.

Many home furnishing companies are making these products with handlooms. Normally, high quality silk and cotton are used for these products. While traditionally curtains were either produced with heavy jacquards or luxurious prints, at present a wide range of fabrics covering embroidered fabrics are being used. The attractive display of colours can also be seen in plain sofas with striped and spotted cushions or plush heavy pile carpets with designs varying from geometricals to florals and abstracts.

Occasionally it is appealing themes instead of sorting by room that the designers go for with areas designed by mood like femme fatale, eclectic, delicate, timeless and wild. In fact it includes the accessories like rugs, throws, frames, cushions, etc. Unique linen for the kitchen and other soft furnishings for lawn chairs have also gained remarkable popularity. Tapestries, chenille, cotton and linen prints, stripes and checks, toile, crewel work, plains of all types covering linens, silks, suede, voiles and muslins, and towels, be it for bath or the kitchen, all are included in this segment. The showrooms for soft furnishings provide the customers with a collection of designs to select from.

The Indian home furnishings market is around Rs 15,000 crore, of which the organised market is about Rs 1,000 crore. Earlier, Bombay Dyeing was the only leader in this segment. The major carpet manufacturing areas (including all types of floor coverings and durries) are Agra-Bhadoi belt in Uttar Pradesh, Kashmir, Bikaner-Udaipur belt in Rajasthan, West Bengal, Haryana, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. In India, there are 1215 carpet production units recorded and of that 190 are in the organized sector and the rest are in small scale industry sector.

The Mirzapur-Bhadohi belt in Uttar Pradesh stands as the major contributor for the carpet weaving industry in the India with nearly 90 per cent of the total production of carpets in India.

Panipat h
as witnessed high growth in handlooms during the last two decades with the number of looms holding 50,000 are well known for producing acrylic blankets, bed sheets, bed covers, tapestry, upholstery, table mats and table covers. There are above 310 shoddy spinning units in Panipat having a production of 4 lakh kg per day and a turnover of more than Rs 600 crore. Panipat also possess a woolen carpet industry, which is now almost thirty years old, with around 150 units. There are about 60 carpet woolen spinning units in Panipat with an annual turnover of Rs 175 crore making a variety of handloom products such as durries, mats, table covers, bed sheets, curtains and carpets exported to various countries, including Canada, Japan, Germany and Australia.

Benefiting from this booming market and the increasing new and young homemakers, department stores make their home furnishings space by creating well organized living spaces that sell the products very effectively. Many popular companies working with soft furnishings products in India are Welspun, Gujarat (which started first ‘Spaces Home & Beyond’ store in Mumbai); Handfab, Panipat; Highness Exports; In Vogue Buying, New Delhi; Indian Exporters, Kolkata; Shabari International, Kerala; Cannanore; Amber Textile; and Reliance Industries, and there are brands like the decades-old Bombay Dyeing and just stated like Spaces, Portico, Season’s, Yamini etc.

Raymond provides the widest range of colours to satisfy the various colour requirements of interiors in Home furnishings. Home Solutions Retail (India), a 100% holding of retail leader Pantaloon Retail, intends to close its third year of function with about of Rs 1,000 crore. Home Solutions is establishing chain of home stores, committed to all things that would be required for setting up, decorating and furnishing a home. In the first step, the company will be establishing six Home Towns, the company’s umbrella store, in Noida, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Pune, Thane and Bangalore, which will start by June 2007. Each store, covering an expense about Rs 14 crore, will be allotted about 120,000 square feet.

To achieve its brand recognized in the big commoditised home furnishings market, Welspun is investing in retail stores and increasing its capacity to serve the domestic market. Besides its own brand the company recently received the marketing rights of Tommy Hilfiger home furnishing products.

Welspun is also coming up with the concepts to educate and guide customers about issues like hygiene, because most of us are comfortable with replacing our bed sheets once in two weeks. Likewise many families utilize only one towel between themselves. None of us have ever understood that if the same towel is utilized the entire family, each member of the family may get infected. All these maters will be undertaken through various media for which the company has allocated about Rs 10 crore. At present it is searching for an agency to handle its communication activities.

As per the company’s retail strategy, which is setting the core of its brand-building practice, in the next three years they are coming with 125 stores across the country with an investment of Rs 50 crore. Amongst the 125, 100 would be standalone Spaces stores. Extended with an area of nearly 2,000 sq ft, the Spaces showrooms would provide furnishings for each room of the house. Besides furnishing items, the showrooms will also provide home décor products such as candles, curios and so on.

Recently, Portico, a premium Home Decor & furnishings brand introduced its premium and ‘Sparkly’ range.

Besides this, various small players in the market cater to every taste and pocket of the population. For those who do not need to spend in professionally decorating their rooms, many options are available by India’s department chain stores like Ebony, Shoppers’ Stop, Lifestyle, Pantaloons, Westside and even Big Bazaar.

Because of huge demands, many fashion designers have also forayed in this segment. At present the home furnishings segment is considered a flourishing sector in the textile industry. Domestic and export markets are both booming for home furnishings.

According to experts, to make brand awareness home furnishing companies have to put more emphasis on the overall shopping experience. Retail ambience, coordinated product ranges; in-store display; point-of-purchase promotional literature on the product features as well as the company’s lineage and superior in-store service are some of the primary actions that home furnishing companies must take. In fact this has to be made in connection with innovative product and brand advertising and new promotional efforts.

While some experts believe that as the sector is largely commoditised, the main target would be to set the category to constantly develop, which can only be done through customer education.

However, some feel that it is a slight too early to introduce new collections each season. While it could support in making fashion consciousness in India about home furnishings, as well as the designs, colours and prints are contemporary, and the packaging and labeling are as per the good quality standards, home furnishing companies need not be bothered about making more complication in their business by creating repeated changes in their product offering at this stage. In fact, in the next few years, with more competition and more demand, it would be essential to introduce at least two major collections per year.

We require building up more colour and design sensitive people to work in this segment. For those who intend to begin a home furnishing venture, whether for exports or for the domestic market, it is appropriate to begin with just one or two products and then add on to it slowly. Cushion covers and curtains are the more demandable products. If proper plans are made using appropriate color combinations as expected in the colour forecast, and ever new designs are made, then definitely one will get success in this segment. The key point to note here is that trends change fast, so the process of designing and creation should keep on preventing stagnation and making guaranteed success.

Conclusion

In the last few years, people have started spending on furniture and furnishings like they perform with their clothing. For them lifestyle furnishing is turning out as a mix of aesthetics, comfort, colours and designs. Brown sofas are outdated; people need lively colours like blue and red. A few years ago consumers never demanded highly branded home furnishing products, but now they are very well aware about new products and brands in the market, though brand awareness in this segment is still low. Many companies are adding two to three products in their product lines every year and many are comings with innovative concepts in this segment. But, for this segment’s growth still it requires a proper planning or strategy, more efforts and educate to customer as well.

Home furnishing or soft furnishing is the latest trend in the business of fashion today. The desire to redecorate everything around us has lead people to become fashion centric with reference to the interiors of their work place or their home or perhaps it is the compensation for our hectic life that we generally seek relaxation through the colours and designs in our furnishings. Generally, we try to please our visual and tactile senses by the soft and beautiful fabrics around us.

In the last 3-4 years, people have begun changing their home furniture like they change their wardrobe according to the changing fashions. Lifestyle furnishing has become a mix of aesthetics, comfort, colours and designs. For instance, brown sofas have become outdated and people now prefer lively colours like blue and red. Though brand awareness in this segment is low but at present the scenario is changing, a few years ago consumers never stressed on purchasing branded home furnishing products, but now they are aware about new products and brands.

The list of furnishings includes bed linen like bed sheets, pillow slips (pillow shams), bed skirts, duvet covers, quilts and cushions; for giving the complete look to the bedroom matching curtains, tie-backs and also mats can be included in this list. This bedroom could be with an attached bathroom making the list even bigger. Towels and floor mats, shower curtains, same soap cases, toothbrush holders, soap dispensers, mugs and rugs can offer the attractiveness of a bathroom. Water in this room, evokes memories of sea and ocean, shells and fish, and hence these are major patterns in the design making of bathroom accessories. Bed-and-bath themes are also combined together by designers.

The bedroom that we are talking about could be that of an adult, or a child, or two adults, or two children and hence the look of every bedroom in a house is unique. The appearance of any room has to be in relevance to the psychological and physical requirements of its occupants.

Bed sheets aren’t just utilitarian things; they make style statements while reflecting your personality and moods. As people are becoming more aware about fibres, fabrics, feel, colour and size of bed sheets, pillow slips, quilts, etc, it gives added responsibilities to the designers and manufacturers to ensure quality supply of the same.

Cotton is the most favored fabric for bed sheets, particularly those with a greater thread count. Exporters have an increasing demand for cotton bed sheets, though some also demand silk made-ups. Generally, many export houses are given the designs to work on, or they make their own varieties from which the buyers put up orders. They emphasizes on colour and design. For new born babies soft basic colours are used, where as for grown up children complimentary colour schemes with cartoon like motifs are mostly used. There are a variety of prints to select from. The prints for curtains vary from animals, to soft toys, cartoons and candies; the same is applicable for rugs, bed sheets, duvet covers and cushions.

Teenagers have different preferences like pink which is mostly preferred by girls, whereas blue is a preferred colour for boys. Adults chose from a wide range of colours and motifs including traditional Indian motifs to modern compositions. In fact, the selection of colour and design depends on the fashion trend of today.

One step out of the bedroom and you reach the most happening room of the house – the living room. A combination of huge variety of colours and its relevant coordinates are particularly made to cater to people’s physical and psychological desires. Sheer curtains to bring in sunlight, heavy lined curtains to prevent it, embroidered curtains and valences with lace trimmings flaunting luxury and a taste for design, make the room look more appealing and beautiful. Curtains can surely make the room look more attractive. Generally fabrics for sewing curtains are 54 inches wide or extra wide at 110 inches or 118 inches. Extra¬ wide fabrics are normally made for unlined sheer curtains, and are intended to be railroaded or run sideways with the selvage at the top and bottom of the curtains, permitting the curtains to be made without seams.

Curtains with well-designed features like noise and light reduction are being particularly produced for exports. The dyes used for these need to be sunlight resistant as curtains receive direct sunlight and might start looking dull and faded very soon. They are made in combination with the cushions and other furniture in the room.

The options are many; curtains are available in every size, colour, fabric and designs like stripes, checks, floral, woven, printed, etc. One can chose the fabric from the cottons to linens, velvets, tapestries etc. There are many alternatives in decorative accessories: rods with decorative finials, ornamental brackets, and pleats at the top, holdbacks and tiebacks. The alternatives selected depend on whether one needs to camouflage the windows or show them off, as they are architecturally special, whether one needs privacy or needs to visually enlarge a small room will ascertain the type of curtain one opts for.

In case you want extra light without spoiling your privacy, you can get transom window curtains. This two-part curtain possesses a sheer fabric at the top and privacy panels below. Tab-top curtains have fabric loops on the top to which a rod is fixed. Tie-top curtains possess fabric on the top of the panel that is fixed to the rod. And, grommet-top panels have metal eyelets on the top which is fixed with curtain rings. Tap-top curtains are a latest trend that is common in modern homes.

Many traditional Indian weaves and embroideries are being done all over India on the home furnishings products. Traditional Indian embroideries like ‘kasida’ from Kashmir, ‘kantha’ from Bengal and ‘chikankari’ from Uttar Pradesh are in demand for bed covers and curtains. The tie-and-dye methods of Rajasthan and Gujarat are also widely used for making colourful bed sheets and quilt covers. Many of these are available in cheaper rates in print.

Many home furnishing companies are making these products with handlooms. Normally, high quality silk and cotton are used for these products. While traditionally curtains were either produced with heavy jacquards or luxurious prints, at present a wide range of fabrics covering embroidered fabrics are being used. The attractive display of colours can also be seen in plain sofas with striped and spotted cushions or plush heavy pile carpets with designs varying from geometricals to florals and abstracts.

Occasionally it is appealing themes instead of sorting by room that the designers go for with areas designed by mood like femme fatale, eclectic, delicate, timeless and wild. In fact it includes the accessories like rugs, throws, frames, cushions, etc. Unique linen for the kitchen and other soft furnishings for lawn chairs have also gained remarkable popularity. Tapestries, chenille, cotton and linen prints, stripes and checks, toile, crewel work, plains of all types covering linens, silks, suede, voiles and muslins, and towels, be it for bath or the kitchen, all are included in this segment. The showrooms for soft furnishings provide the customers with a collection of designs to select from.

The Indian home furnishings market is around Rs 15,000 crore, of which the organised market is about Rs 1,000 crore. Earlier, Bombay Dyeing was the only leader in this segment. The major carpet manufacturing areas (including all types of floor coverings and durries) are Agra-Bhadoi belt in Uttar Pradesh, Kashmir, Bikaner-Udaipur belt in Rajasthan, West Bengal, Haryana, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. In India, there are 1215 carpet production units recorded and of that 190 are in the organized sector and the rest are in small scale industry sector.

The Mirzapur-Bhadohi belt in Uttar Pradesh stands as the major contributor for the carpet weaving industry in the India with nearly 90 per cent of the total production of carpets in India.

Panipat h
as witnessed high growth in handlooms during the last two decades with the number of looms holding 50,000 are well known for producing acrylic blankets, bed sheets, bed covers, tapestry, upholstery, table mats and table covers. There are above 310 shoddy spinning units in Panipat having a production of 4 lakh kg per day and a turnover of more than Rs 600 crore. Panipat also possess a woolen carpet industry, which is now almost thirty years old, with around 150 units. There are about 60 carpet woolen spinning units in Panipat with an annual turnover of Rs 175 crore making a variety of handloom products such as durries, mats, table covers, bed sheets, curtains and carpets exported to various countries, including Canada, Japan, Germany and Australia.

Benefiting from this booming market and the increasing new and young homemakers, department stores make their home furnishings space by creating well organized living spaces that sell the products very effectively. Many popular companies working with soft furnishings products in India are Welspun, Gujarat (which started first ‘Spaces Home & Beyond’ store in Mumbai); Handfab, Panipat; Highness Exports; In Vogue Buying, New Delhi; Indian Exporters, Kolkata; Shabari International, Kerala; Cannanore; Amber Textile; and Reliance Industries, and there are brands like the decades-old Bombay Dyeing and just stated like Spaces, Portico, Season’s, Yamini etc.

Raymond provides the widest range of colours to satisfy the various colour requirements of interiors in Home furnishings. Home Solutions Retail (India), a 100% holding of retail leader Pantaloon Retail, intends to close its third year of function with about of Rs 1,000 crore. Home Solutions is establishing chain of home stores, committed to all things that would be required for setting up, decorating and furnishing a home. In the first step, the company will be establishing six Home Towns, the company’s umbrella store, in Noida, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Pune, Thane and Bangalore, which will start by June 2007. Each store, covering an expense about Rs 14 crore, will be allotted about 120,000 square feet.

To achieve its brand recognized in the big commoditised home furnishings market, Welspun is investing in retail stores and increasing its capacity to serve the domestic market. Besides its own brand the company recently received the marketing rights of Tommy Hilfiger home furnishing products.

Welspun is also coming up with the concepts to educate and guide customers about issues like hygiene, because most of us are comfortable with replacing our bed sheets once in two weeks. Likewise many families utilize only one towel between themselves. None of us have ever understood that if the same towel is utilized the entire family, each member of the family may get infected. All these maters will be undertaken through various media for which the company has allocated about Rs 10 crore. At present it is searching for an agency to handle its communication activities.

As per the company’s retail strategy, which is setting the core of its brand-building practice, in the next three years they are coming with 125 stores across the country with an investment of Rs 50 crore. Amongst the 125, 100 would be standalone Spaces stores. Extended with an area of nearly 2,000 sq ft, the Spaces showrooms would provide furnishings for each room of the house. Besides furnishing items, the showrooms will also provide home décor products such as candles, curios and so on.

Recently, Portico, a premium Home Decor & furnishings brand introduced its premium and ‘Sparkly’ range.

Besides this, various small players in the market cater to every taste and pocket of the population. For those who do not need to spend in professionally decorating their rooms, many options are available by India’s department chain stores like Ebony, Shoppers’ Stop, Lifestyle, Pantaloons, Westside and even Big Bazaar.

Because of huge demands, many fashion designers have also forayed in this segment. At present the home furnishings segment is considered a flourishing sector in the textile industry. Domestic and export markets are both booming for home furnishings.

According to experts, to make brand awareness home furnishing companies have to put more emphasis on the overall shopping experience. Retail ambience, coordinated product ranges; in-store display; point-of-purchase promotional literature on the product features as well as the company’s lineage and superior in-store service are some of the primary actions that home furnishing companies must take. In fact this has to be made in connection with innovative product and brand advertising and new promotional efforts.

While some experts believe that as the sector is largely commoditised, the main target would be to set the category to constantly develop, which can only be done through customer education.

However, some feel that it is a slight too early to introduce new collections each season. While it could support in making fashion consciousness in India about home furnishings, as well as the designs, colours and prints are contemporary, and the packaging and labeling are as per the good quality standards, home furnishing companies need not be bothered about making more complication in their business by creating repeated changes in their product offering at this stage. In fact, in the next few years, with more competition and more demand, it would be essential to introduce at least two major collections per year.

We require building up more colour and design sensitive people to work in this segment. For those who intend to begin a home furnishing venture, whether for exports or for the domestic market, it is appropriate to begin with just one or two products and then add on to it slowly. Cushion covers and curtains are the more demandable products. If proper plans are made using appropriate color combinations as expected in the colour forecast, and ever new designs are made, then definitely one will get success in this segment. The key point to note here is that trends change fast, so the process of designing and creation should keep on preventing stagnation and making guaranteed success.

Conclusion

In the last few years, people have started spending on furniture and furnishings like they perform with their clothing. For them lifestyle furnishing is turning out as a mix of aesthetics, comfort, colours and designs. Brown sofas are outdated; people need lively colours like blue and red. A few years ago consumers never demanded highly branded home furnishing products, but now they are very well aware about new products and brands in the market, though brand awareness in this segment is still low. Many companies are adding two to three products in their product lines every year and many are comings with innovative concepts in this segment. But, for this segment’s growth still it requires a proper planning or strategy, more efforts and educate to customer as well.

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Cocktail Dresses for Semi-Formal and Formal Events

Cocktail Dresses for Semi-Formal and Formal Events
Cocktail Dresses for Semi-Formal and Formal Events

In selecting cocktail dresses, it’s far better to pick a style you feel comfy putting on and also to look like fashionable. The first task is to find out your body type. Dresses for semi formal occasions could be a little bit less textured when compared with formal functions. It does not have to be full length but short dresses also will do. Faviana Style: 6216 is a short cocktail dress. It’s stretch satin dress with back closure, sweetheart neckline and thick straps. It is made in black, red, teal, and white. Cocktail gowns, dressy pants and overcoats are appropriate. Full length dresses also are wonderful. Allure is vital element of semi formal dresses also. Material choice for semi formal dresses has to be dressy like silk, velvet, cashmere, brocade and so on.

Cocktail dresses appear to be the suitable attire to wear at both events semi-formal and casual. The shade of the dress can have a major role depending if the bash is during the afternoon or night. Pick a lighter tone of outfit for the day time party and a darker color for night time. Dressing according to the occasion simply leaves good impact on others. It says about your excellent dressing sense.

Cocktail dresses or cocktail gowns are pretty much similar except cocktail dresses display a shorter length while cocktail gowns are usually long length completely down to the ground. Typically, cocktail dresses are utilized during evening functions. These types of dresses are frequently considered to be sophisticated, classic and extravagant in the style that triggers the approval and admiration from others. Nevertheless, the most famous cocktail dresses are silk, satin and chiffon. Tony Bowls Style: TBE21001 is a breathtaking chiffon gemstone encrusted one shoulder strap with ruched waist and a light flowing mermaid style skirt. It comes in yellow, cocoa, turquoise, and black.

Some females imagine having a bigger bust line, but for women who are obviously well-endowed, choosing a cocktail gown to highlight their figure is sometimes difficult. Utilize these tips to play up your assets without drawing unwanted focus on your chest area: 1. Avoid high necklines. It look logical to hide your cleavage to de-emphasize a big bust, but high cut necklines often create an unflattering shelf on your chest using the fabric. A plain and simple neckline is the most flattering for the lady with big bust line. 2. Look at a strapless dress. This specific style draws focus on your shoulders and face far from your chest area. In contrast to flat-chested ladies, voluptuous ladies aren’t expected to regularly tug on a loose strapless gown. 3. Avoid necklines having ruffles, beading, sparkles or additional detail that drag attention to your bust line. Pick a gown with an appealing waist feature or hemline detail that makes one’s eye to move away from the part you would like to de-emphasize. 4. Add accents with earrings instead of necklaces. Play up your face with fancy earrings or hair accessories rather than a necklace that draws in attention to your bust.

Cocktail dresses will always be the core gown in every woman’s life. Whether it may be prom, wedding, graduation, birthday, art gallery opening or bachelorette occasion, cocktail gowns are continued to be worn. Almost all huge outlets store various cocktail dresses or cocktail gowns for people who may need it for special functions. However, the most used cocktail gowns remain to be silk, satin and chiffon. Each year, cocktail dresses evolve and grow to more contemporary fashion and styles.

In selecting cocktail dresses, it’s far better to pick a style you feel comfy putting on and also to look like fashionable. The first task is to find out your body type. Dresses for semi formal occasions could be a little bit less textured when compared with formal functions. It does not have to be full length but short dresses also will do. Faviana Style: 6216 is a short cocktail dress. It’s stretch satin dress with back closure, sweetheart neckline and thick straps. It is made in black, red, teal, and white. Cocktail gowns, dressy pants and overcoats are appropriate. Full length dresses also are wonderful. Allure is vital element of semi formal dresses also. Material choice for semi formal dresses has to be dressy like silk, velvet, cashmere, brocade and so on.

Cocktail dresses appear to be the suitable attire to wear at both events semi-formal and casual. The shade of the dress can have a major role depending if the bash is during the afternoon or night. Pick a lighter tone of outfit for the day time party and a darker color for night time. Dressing according to the occasion simply leaves good impact on others. It says about your excellent dressing sense.

Cocktail dresses or cocktail gowns are pretty much similar except cocktail dresses display a shorter length while cocktail gowns are usually long length completely down to the ground. Typically, cocktail dresses are utilized during evening functions. These types of dresses are frequently considered to be sophisticated, classic and extravagant in the style that triggers the approval and admiration from others. Nevertheless, the most famous cocktail dresses are silk, satin and chiffon. Tony Bowls Style: TBE21001 is a breathtaking chiffon gemstone encrusted one shoulder strap with ruched waist and a light flowing mermaid style skirt. It comes in yellow, cocoa, turquoise, and black.

Some females imagine having a bigger bust line, but for women who are obviously well-endowed, choosing a cocktail gown to highlight their figure is sometimes difficult. Utilize these tips to play up your assets without drawing unwanted focus on your chest area: 1. Avoid high necklines. It look logical to hide your cleavage to de-emphasize a big bust, but high cut necklines often create an unflattering shelf on your chest using the fabric. A plain and simple neckline is the most flattering for the lady with big bust line. 2. Look at a strapless dress. This specific style draws focus on your shoulders and face far from your chest area. In contrast to flat-chested ladies, voluptuous ladies aren’t expected to regularly tug on a loose strapless gown. 3. Avoid necklines having ruffles, beading, sparkles or additional detail that drag attention to your bust line. Pick a gown with an appealing waist feature or hemline detail that makes one’s eye to move away from the part you would like to de-emphasize. 4. Add accents with earrings instead of necklaces. Play up your face with fancy earrings or hair accessories rather than a necklace that draws in attention to your bust.

Cocktail dresses will always be the core gown in every woman’s life. Whether it may be prom, wedding, graduation, birthday, art gallery opening or bachelorette occasion, cocktail gowns are continued to be worn. Almost all huge outlets store various cocktail dresses or cocktail gowns for people who may need it for special functions. However, the most used cocktail gowns remain to be silk, satin and chiffon. Each year, cocktail dresses evolve and grow to more contemporary fashion and styles.

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Silver Jewelry Trend Goes in Good Combination – Check It Here

Silver Jewelry Trend Goes in Good Combination – Check It Here
Silver Jewelry Trend Goes in Good Combination – Check It Here

Women, while choosing clothes definitely give a thought to accessories, shoes, jewelry and handbags that will suit her look. However, the fact cannot be denied that jewelry takes the first step. The jewelry fashion in the recent decades has increased significantly. They have gained a lot of attention for having a very reasonable price, besides it has acquired worldwide attention for its fine work, beauty and the ability to carry adornments without much worry on holidays and in everyday life.

General trends in the trend of jewelry show equalization in both, silver and gold. The silver need is increasing with each passing day. Today, silver has become a must to have metal. This is confirmed in the runways and fashion shows of popular high brands also revealing silver. The upcoming season is expected to come glamorous with powerful and confident creations; most may be inspired even by the silver screen.

The beauty of jewelry is when it is in combination with black and dark blue shades. In the silver jewelry you can add blue stones or use sapphire, lapis lazuli or tanzanite and with black include a pearl, diamond, jasper or amber. The luxury fashion trend of the modern society is focusing on brightness and fashion that it is replacing the simplicity with elegance. Honestly, these precious stones in combination with silver look extremely beautiful that it cannot go unnoticed.

Silver looks in accord with diamonds. This jewelry light colors attach very special that the beauty and shine looks best. The jewelry can also be worn in the day time. The most agreeable part is that diamonds not only go very well with silver, but it also makes the wearer look youthful. The silver’s lightness and the diamond’s sparkle add freshness to your look.

Modern jewelry comes in rich selection and this offers the opportunity to select appropriate products to suit any of your outfit. A strict suit is sure to look great with geometric shapes in silver. On the other hand for romantic expressions consider looking for small round accessories. Wearing several adornments is possible in silver jewelry as they are affordable and they also go proper with your clothing. The silver in large bulky collection completes a passionate femme fatale.

The silver products feature magical properties right from ancient times. It also has the added advantage of curing diseases. This metal in ancient times was considered sacred as it was observed as a moon’s reflection. The silver jewelry given to newborn children were done with purpose and this was to wish happiness, health and wealth. The young girl’s happiness is also with silver jewelry as they can stay free without worries.

Silver is useful in many forms, necklaces to medallions, large earrings to bracelets featuring engraving and black inserts making perfect accompaniment in ethnic style to the national costume. A phalanx ring set is a fashionable jewelry that is fragile and delicate that it will make you appear really stylish. This jewelry in silver is appearing on the famous fashionistas hands, you also can always give a try.

Women, while choosing clothes definitely give a thought to accessories, shoes, jewelry and handbags that will suit her look. However, the fact cannot be denied that jewelry takes the first step. The jewelry fashion in the recent decades has increased significantly. They have gained a lot of attention for having a very reasonable price, besides it has acquired worldwide attention for its fine work, beauty and the ability to carry adornments without much worry on holidays and in everyday life.

General trends in the trend of jewelry show equalization in both, silver and gold. The silver need is increasing with each passing day. Today, silver has become a must to have metal. This is confirmed in the runways and fashion shows of popular high brands also revealing silver. The upcoming season is expected to come glamorous with powerful and confident creations; most may be inspired even by the silver screen.

The beauty of jewelry is when it is in combination with black and dark blue shades. In the silver jewelry you can add blue stones or use sapphire, lapis lazuli or tanzanite and with black include a pearl, diamond, jasper or amber. The luxury fashion trend of the modern society is focusing on brightness and fashion that it is replacing the simplicity with elegance. Honestly, these precious stones in combination with silver look extremely beautiful that it cannot go unnoticed.

Silver looks in accord with diamonds. This jewelry light colors attach very special that the beauty and shine looks best. The jewelry can also be worn in the day time. The most agreeable part is that diamonds not only go very well with silver, but it also makes the wearer look youthful. The silver’s lightness and the diamond’s sparkle add freshness to your look.

Modern jewelry comes in rich selection and this offers the opportunity to select appropriate products to suit any of your outfit. A strict suit is sure to look great with geometric shapes in silver. On the other hand for romantic expressions consider looking for small round accessories. Wearing several adornments is possible in silver jewelry as they are affordable and they also go proper with your clothing. The silver in large bulky collection completes a passionate femme fatale.

The silver products feature magical properties right from ancient times. It also has the added advantage of curing diseases. This metal in ancient times was considered sacred as it was observed as a moon’s reflection. The silver jewelry given to newborn children were done with purpose and this was to wish happiness, health and wealth. The young girl’s happiness is also with silver jewelry as they can stay free without worries.

Silver is useful in many forms, necklaces to medallions, large earrings to bracelets featuring engraving and black inserts making perfect accompaniment in ethnic style to the national costume. A phalanx ring set is a fashionable jewelry that is fragile and delicate that it will make you appear really stylish. This jewelry in silver is appearing on the famous fashionistas hands, you also can always give a try.

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Mecca Clothing – Urban Fashion Pioneer

Mecca Clothing – Urban Fashion Pioneer
Mecca Clothing – Urban Fashion Pioneer

In 1994, Mecca USA burst onto the fashion market while rap music was also making its own stand. The timing proved to be fortuitous for both. Mecca Clothing quickly became a wardrobe staple of hip hop rappers and the urban youth who were looking to these artists as inspiration. Instead, of trying to create clothing to suit office, evening or other areas; the brand has firmly established itself as the line representing sporty, casual and street wear.

The driving force behind Mecca USA was Mike Alesko and Tony Shellman. Mike Alesko is well known in the fashion industry, creating not only the Mecca Clothing brand but International News, the Seattle based company that would later spawn Mecca. Tony Shellman is a hip-hop fashion innovator who also cofounded Encye and the Parish Nation clothing line. Their clothing line took design inspiration from the birthplace of hip-hop, New York City.

With New York City serving as their fashion muse, the line took on a rugged and raw edge, giving wearers an instant statement making look. The line quickly evolved into the “uniform” for inner city youth. By the end of the decade, Mecca USA’s appeal was not limited to a city audience. Instead, increasing numbers of suburban youth were looking to Mecca USA as a way to express themselves and identify with the rap musicians they wanted to emulate.

The brand made its way into malls and major department stores, getting the attention of those who had previously only been buying mainstream labels such as Tommy Hilfiger and Polo Ralph Lauren. Over the years, numerous celebrities have worn the line including. The Mecca clothing expanded its base, making its way into Europe, Asia and all around the globe.

Mecca USA has always focused on denim wear. Originally only offering designs for men, such as baggy unique-pocket designer denim jeans, trendy foil printed tees and high-quality hoodies. Reversible jackets, airbrushed tees and polo shirts were also popular. Today Mecca USA has further extended its audience with clothing suited to girls and women. The line for girls is called Mecca Girls and features sequins, rhinestones, skirts, tops, pants, and outerwear among other items. The most successful extension of the company however, has been Mecca Femme.

Introduced in 2002, Mecca Femme is about cutting edge innovation. A mixture of urban street wear with high-fashion looks and European inspiration, creating a unique look that female fans of urban wear have flocked too. Mecca jeans is popular with men and Mecca Femme has similarly staked a claim in this arena with women.

The Mecca Femme brand jeans feature a blend of cotton and spandex to create a figure hugging and pleasing silhouette. The jeans have quickly become a favorite among urban women because it is fitted to curvier body types. Female celebrities have also quickly flocked to buy them.

Unlike other hip hop clothing lines that rely on high prices in order to show their “quality” Mecca USA has always been affordably priced. Making their clothing accessible to everyone and keeping consumers loyal and coming back for more. Though the prices are low, quality has always been a major part of the brands identity. High-quality materials are used to showcase screen printing, prints, special stitch treatments, foiled logos and other signature looks.

Mecca Clothing has paved the way for other hip hop related brands such as Sean John, Rocawear, Akademiks, Phat Farm and Ecko. Since the beginning, Mecca has been firmly rooted in the hip hop industry and there is still a cult following for Mecca USA among those seeking attention getting street wear.

In 1994, Mecca USA burst onto the fashion market while rap music was also making its own stand. The timing proved to be fortuitous for both. Mecca Clothing quickly became a wardrobe staple of hip hop rappers and the urban youth who were looking to these artists as inspiration. Instead, of trying to create clothing to suit office, evening or other areas; the brand has firmly established itself as the line representing sporty, casual and street wear.

The driving force behind Mecca USA was Mike Alesko and Tony Shellman. Mike Alesko is well known in the fashion industry, creating not only the Mecca Clothing brand but International News, the Seattle based company that would later spawn Mecca. Tony Shellman is a hip-hop fashion innovator who also cofounded Encye and the Parish Nation clothing line. Their clothing line took design inspiration from the birthplace of hip-hop, New York City.

With New York City serving as their fashion muse, the line took on a rugged and raw edge, giving wearers an instant statement making look. The line quickly evolved into the “uniform” for inner city youth. By the end of the decade, Mecca USA’s appeal was not limited to a city audience. Instead, increasing numbers of suburban youth were looking to Mecca USA as a way to express themselves and identify with the rap musicians they wanted to emulate.

The brand made its way into malls and major department stores, getting the attention of those who had previously only been buying mainstream labels such as Tommy Hilfiger and Polo Ralph Lauren. Over the years, numerous celebrities have worn the line including. The Mecca clothing expanded its base, making its way into Europe, Asia and all around the globe.

Mecca USA has always focused on denim wear. Originally only offering designs for men, such as baggy unique-pocket designer denim jeans, trendy foil printed tees and high-quality hoodies. Reversible jackets, airbrushed tees and polo shirts were also popular. Today Mecca USA has further extended its audience with clothing suited to girls and women. The line for girls is called Mecca Girls and features sequins, rhinestones, skirts, tops, pants, and outerwear among other items. The most successful extension of the company however, has been Mecca Femme.

Introduced in 2002, Mecca Femme is about cutting edge innovation. A mixture of urban street wear with high-fashion looks and European inspiration, creating a unique look that female fans of urban wear have flocked too. Mecca jeans is popular with men and Mecca Femme has similarly staked a claim in this arena with women.

The Mecca Femme brand jeans feature a blend of cotton and spandex to create a figure hugging and pleasing silhouette. The jeans have quickly become a favorite among urban women because it is fitted to curvier body types. Female celebrities have also quickly flocked to buy them.

Unlike other hip hop clothing lines that rely on high prices in order to show their “quality” Mecca USA has always been affordably priced. Making their clothing accessible to everyone and keeping consumers loyal and coming back for more. Though the prices are low, quality has always been a major part of the brands identity. High-quality materials are used to showcase screen printing, prints, special stitch treatments, foiled logos and other signature looks.

Mecca Clothing has paved the way for other hip hop related brands such as Sean John, Rocawear, Akademiks, Phat Farm and Ecko. Since the beginning, Mecca has been firmly rooted in the hip hop industry and there is still a cult following for Mecca USA among those seeking attention getting street wear.

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Fiction Writing Secret Number 10: Create a Femme Fatale

Fiction Writing Secret Number 10: Create a Femme Fatale
Fiction Writing Secret Number 10: Create a Femme Fatale

What do Scarlett O’Hara, Erica Kane, and the Wife of Bath have in common? The obvious answer is that they are among the most memorable fictional characters ever created, possibly the most memorable female characters, period. They are femme fatales–that is, no man who becomes involved with them emerges unscathed. In real life we hate such women–but in fiction we find them irresistible. So how do you go about creating a femme fatale?

At first glance the characteristics are not obvious. Two of these women are beautiful, but the third is plain bordering on ugly. Two of their stories carry them into middle age, still strong and sexy, but the story of the third ends when she is only 28. Two of them start life with little or nothing and claw their way to the top, but the third is born to wealth. Two of them have a fabulous sense of fashion, but the third is a fashion disaster. Note that it is not the same two vs. the same one in each case.

So, what do all three share? One obvious answer: numerous husbands and other men in their lives. Scarlett O’Hara marries three times. The Wife of Bath marries five times. And according to the Who’s Who in Pine Valley website, Erica Kane has thus far had eleven marriages to eight different men (three of whom she has married twice).

But what do all those liaisons signify? That these women are sexually attractive and amazingly manipulative. Intelligent men have their common sense overpowered by womanly wiles.

They have two kinds of relationships with men: for love, and for money or power. But when it’s for love it’s a disaster, while marriage for money works because the woman has no expectation beyond a marriage of convenience.

Scarlett’s experience with marriage for love is complex, even warped–she never does marry Ashley, the man she wastes her emotional youth on, but her yearning for him makes it impossible for her to love her obvious soulmate Rhett. The other two women have more conventional marriages for love, but they also never work out. So one characteristic of a femme fatale is that although she shares the same dream of true love as every other woman, she is never able to achieve it. The femme fatale’s inability to find true love is a vulnerability that allows the female audience to sympathize with her.

Another characteristic is keen intelligence. None of these women are well educated, but they are all very, very smart in areas far beyond manipulating men. Scarlett and Erica are successful business owners, while Alison, the Wife of Bath, is a skilled weaver and has learned Latin, philosophy, and theology to back up her keen wit.

A story they all share is that they achieve riches, lose them, and work their way back to the top again. They become self-reliant, so their mature relationships with men may still be for twisted reasons, but no longer for money or power.

Hence the secret to writing a femme fatale is more complicated than simply creating a sexy, manipulative woman. Put together these five characteristics of character and plot:

1. A femme fatale has numerous marriages and other liaisons with men. She yearns for true love, but often forgoes it for practical reasons.

2. She is very sexually desirable, and never afraid to use it.

3. She has two kinds of marriages and other relationships: for money or power, and for love. The ones for love never work out, leaving her disillusioned.

4. Although she has little formal education, she is keenly intelligent and street smart.

5. Her life story is a roller-coaster: she achieves wealth and power, loses it, and claws her way to the top again.

Create a femme fatale and you, too, may have an unforgettable character who will live down through the ages.

Copyright 2010 by Jean Lorrah

What do Scarlett O’Hara, Erica Kane, and the Wife of Bath have in common? The obvious answer is that they are among the most memorable fictional characters ever created, possibly the most memorable female characters, period. They are femme fatales–that is, no man who becomes involved with them emerges unscathed. In real life we hate such women–but in fiction we find them irresistible. So how do you go about creating a femme fatale?

At first glance the characteristics are not obvious. Two of these women are beautiful, but the third is plain bordering on ugly. Two of their stories carry them into middle age, still strong and sexy, but the story of the third ends when she is only 28. Two of them start life with little or nothing and claw their way to the top, but the third is born to wealth. Two of them have a fabulous sense of fashion, but the third is a fashion disaster. Note that it is not the same two vs. the same one in each case.

So, what do all three share? One obvious answer: numerous husbands and other men in their lives. Scarlett O’Hara marries three times. The Wife of Bath marries five times. And according to the Who’s Who in Pine Valley website, Erica Kane has thus far had eleven marriages to eight different men (three of whom she has married twice).

But what do all those liaisons signify? That these women are sexually attractive and amazingly manipulative. Intelligent men have their common sense overpowered by womanly wiles.

They have two kinds of relationships with men: for love, and for money or power. But when it’s for love it’s a disaster, while marriage for money works because the woman has no expectation beyond a marriage of convenience.

Scarlett’s experience with marriage for love is complex, even warped–she never does marry Ashley, the man she wastes her emotional youth on, but her yearning for him makes it impossible for her to love her obvious soulmate Rhett. The other two women have more conventional marriages for love, but they also never work out. So one characteristic of a femme fatale is that although she shares the same dream of true love as every other woman, she is never able to achieve it. The femme fatale’s inability to find true love is a vulnerability that allows the female audience to sympathize with her.

Another characteristic is keen intelligence. None of these women are well educated, but they are all very, very smart in areas far beyond manipulating men. Scarlett and Erica are successful business owners, while Alison, the Wife of Bath, is a skilled weaver and has learned Latin, philosophy, and theology to back up her keen wit.

A story they all share is that they achieve riches, lose them, and work their way back to the top again. They become self-reliant, so their mature relationships with men may still be for twisted reasons, but no longer for money or power.

Hence the secret to writing a femme fatale is more complicated than simply creating a sexy, manipulative woman. Put together these five characteristics of character and plot:

1. A femme fatale has numerous marriages and other liaisons with men. She yearns for true love, but often forgoes it for practical reasons.

2. She is very sexually desirable, and never afraid to use it.

3. She has two kinds of marriages and other relationships: for money or power, and for love. The ones for love never work out, leaving her disillusioned.

4. Although she has little formal education, she is keenly intelligent and street smart.

5. Her life story is a roller-coaster: she achieves wealth and power, loses it, and claws her way to the top again.

Create a femme fatale and you, too, may have an unforgettable character who will live down through the ages.

Copyright 2010 by Jean Lorrah

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