TYPES OF DRESSES THAT ARE PERFECT FOR ANY OCCASION

Whenever we go out with family or hang out with friends, what is the first thing that us girls comment on? ‘’OMG, I LOVE WHAT YOU ARE WEARING!’’, ‘’WHERE DID YOU GET THAT DRESS FROM GIRLLL?’’. From our hair to our shoes, everything is seen, focused on and complemented by our girlfriends. Even our Instagram comments consist of remarks related to our attire by people. Thus, you should always dress well and have a variety of outfits in your wardrobe; be it from cocktail dresses online to nearby shops.

A big misconception that comes with dressing up and being clad in trendy, chic clothes is that is it very expensive. This is partially the truth and not an exaggerated fact. However, this is not always the case. If you have the correct sense of style, a good eye, the ability to mix and match, you can create a wonderful outfit. What helps more is knowing a series of about 5 dresses that are perfect for any occasion. This way, you can use one outfit in a lot of ways, and it won’t be very expensive. Like you wear the same pair of skinny jeans for a number of different occasions, you can go with dresses too. Just have the essential types of dresses. Here are the types that are perfect for any occasion.

FLOOR LENGTH GOWN

Every girl has a princess inside of her, be it very out there or consumed in a hidden corner of you. We all have wanted to wear elaborate princes gowns embellished with sequins, a big flair, beads and pearls. All of us have imagined ourselves twirling around in those especially after watching ‘’Barbie and the 12 dancing princesses’’. 

To fulfill your dreams, you must have a floor-length gown in your wardrobe. They might not be the exact replica of your childhood princess gown, but it is its adult version. Floor-length gowns are a must-have for formal events in your wardrobe. They will help you a lot if you need to attend an elaborate ball, a party with a masquerade theme, a wedding and so on. Floor-length gowns come in a range of varieties. They don’t always have to be over the top. You can find them in plain chiffon that gives your dress a very smooth fall. You can also have one in sequins from head to toe that make your gown one of its kind. You can also find them in silk. Floor-length gowns are perfect for your long lost princess dreams.

COCKTAIL DRESSES

Trust me when I say that you are not a woman of the 21st century if you don’t own a cocktail dress. You cannot survive without one. It is the most commonly sold type of dress for women out there. What defines a cocktail dress is that of a typical dress that is much shorter and finishes up the knees. It is made to be worn at evening events and functions; be it be a party at the bar or someone’s house. Cocktail dresses give you a very chic, trendy and elegant look. 
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DARK COLORED CLOTHES VS LIGHT COLORED CLOTHES – WHICH ARE BETTER?

If you are a curious person, you might have asked yourself or someone else why astronauts wear white. You might have thought the same about brides and if you are too curious, about Tom Wolfe. Is there anything in common? We don’t think so, but the matter that we wanted to bring to the front using this example is this: light-colored clothes or a suit allow you to stay cool by fighting the heat and the light. The lighter the clothes are the cooler you will be and the darker the clothes the hotter you will be. That is the age-old myth that is rampant in society even today. Whether you shop at a brick and mortar store or an online fashion store, you have these things at the back of your mind. There might have been a dress that you liked a lot but didn’t buy it because of this assumption.

Is there any truth to it? Let’s find out.

The Assumption

This is what we assume about our clothes. If we wear dark fabrics, they will absorb a great amount of heat and this will cause you to feel all hot and bothered. But if you wear white or light-colored clothes, then the heat will bounce right off of them and you will be extremely comfortable even on a hot day. Some people even believe that brides wear white on their wedding day due to this reason. 

Well, we are here to tell you that everything is not as it seems in this theory. There are other major factors that greatly affect the working of heat on your clothes. The story is not as simple as it seems. Some scientists who were really curious about this phenomenon thought about actually doing some research about it. The results that they got, stated that the color of the clothes that you wear doesn’t matter. In 1980, a group of scientists tried to find out why Bedouins who live in the desert wear black robes? Now the desert is where it is the hottest and according to our heat absorption and reflection theory, they should have been wearing white, pink or lilac, or some other light shade.

The Findings

What the researchers’ findings had them as bewildered as we are when they found that the Bedouins of the Sinai desert always wear black instead of light-colored fabrics in the oppressive heat of the desert. They set out to find the truth and even recruited a volunteer who they asked to stand in the heat in the middle of the desert so that they can record the temperature. They asked him to stand in four different types of dressings and found that the effects of heat on the body were the same in all types of clothing. They found that black clothes absorb more heat but it didn’t go any farther than the fabric. In simple terms, it can be said that although black fabric absorbs more heat, it is lost before it gets a chance to transfer into the body. A factor that they found kept the guy cool was that he wore robes that were loose and billowing. This allowed air to pass through the clothes and keep the body cool.
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6 Major Dress Trends in the Indian Fashion Industry

Nowadays, there are many Indian designers from upcoming ones to the celebrated ones. All of them aim to design new and fresh models of Indian dresses for each season. The style is based on the ethnic pieces that are available that are enhanced in to new styles, patterns and designs to form a new fusion look. Also, embroidery and embellishments are experimented in new ways. That create the most current and beautiful Indian dresses that trend for different seasons. This intricate and exquisite attires are popular not only in India but also around other parts of the world. This trending pieces are not limited to a certain age group but are ideal for the Indian girls and women. Below are some of the major dress trend that you can find in the Indian fashion industry.

 

Patchwork high-low Anarkali 

 

This is a designer Anarkali that is fit for the bride and also for a guest at the wedding. It is a stunning piece that has large flowers stitched on the bodice part of the dress. Plus, they can go all the way to the shoulder straps as you prefer them. The patchwork sets it apart and you can go further and wear a high low Anarkali with it. This is an elegant piece but ensure that you do not overdo the flower patches on the dress. To show off both the Anarkali design and the flowers as well for both of them to set the dress apart. Pair with a matching pant style salwar. The right color for this Anarkali piece is a dark shade to showcase the flowers that are in a bright color like beige and off white.

 

Printed Lehenga style saree 

 

The ever-changing fashion in the Indian industry has brought about the fusion mix that is evident in the current Indian dresses. For instance, the saree and the Lehenga are converted to be one piece and you can wear it in print, embroidered or other designs and patterns that you love. It is a modern outfit where you get a complete garment of a saree from a Lehenga that is accentuated with the dupatta. Choose a Lehenga choli set in print with a colored dupatta to drape it into a saree. The transformation is a beautiful Lehenga style saree that is trending currently. As for the prints, large bold prints are best either floral or abstract.

The kurta style trend 
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Fall-Winter Style Guide: Pants Every Woman Must Own

Have you recently been crushing over those trending black leather pants and want to include it in your wardrobe? But then, you’re even eyeing on the checked straight trousers that you saw online the other day.

It’s okay, don’t feel guilty because you can never have too many pants and to be honest, there is no such thing as that.

Now that you’re obsessing over upgrading your wardrobe with smarter pieces, we suggest that you include all or at least a few of these pant styles. You can trust them for a great look anytime and they will definitely help you rock the day. So, stop by, have a look, and shop these cozy yet amazing styles.

Get work-ready with your warm wool trousers 

So, it’s that time of the season again. Trade your chinos, coloured cotton trousers, and flared pants for warm wool trousers. Wide-leg or loose-fit, checkered or striped, choose any of these for your work and pair them with your regular blazers, blouses, and work boots/shoes. Not only can you pull off this look while at work, but it works amazingly well when the weekend hits. Slip into them and you are ready for an essential meetup. 

Leather pants, perfect for your date night

Well, holiday dressing was never this easy.

Skip that repeated dress blunder and instead invest in good quality leather pants which you can team up different blouses on different occasions. They are just perfect as they add a lot of glam and fab to any simple outfit. Besides, add ankle-length boots to your look and you are ready to rock any day or party. Besides, you surely will make a lot of heads turn on your date night.
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How Can I Update My Fashion?

Dressing can be more of a headache than we realize. You might have an event to attend or meeting with friends, but nothing you put on works. Our clothes are important to us and you want to look good. It’s difficult to find our fashion sense when lost on where to look. Your closet is outdated with clothes you’ve kept since the wedding or back in high school. Now, you’d like a style and your current clothes are no longer doing it for you. Here are some ways to update your fashion.

DIY

Years ago, everyone what running to wear a certain brand name that appeared on their clothing. Today, it seems we’re in a world where everyone wants to create their voice through their outfits. Styles are being created with mismatch particles of clothing many of us thought never went together. Try your own do-it-yourself fashion if that’s what makes you happy. No one said you had to fall in line with a fashion trend. You might consider adding gold beads to your wardrobe. That is always a classic look.

Online

It’s best to use the internet to look at different styles of people that either look like you or have the same body. Too many of us spend time looking at clothes that fit perfectly on someone else. Yet, you know the outfit you’re staring at won’t get past your hips. Browse online to find clothes that catch your eye. Do searches on what’s fashionable for your body and skin tone. This is a great help when you don’t have the skills to match colors. Research what goes with certain shirts or pants. You may find some articles of clothing just don’t go together.

Friends

Find and talk with that friend who always seems to look great in their clothes. Ask them to help you with your fashion style. They probably can take you shopping for those perfect outfits that work best with your look. Let them see the inside of your closet. This way they can assist in helping you throw away clothes that simply don’t work for you anymore. These types of people can help you reshape your entire wardrobe. Call them before going to an important event where peers might be present. Make sure you send a photo of what you plan to wear. Listen to their tips, so you can at least dress without making additional fashion mistakes.
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CHUPS Socks For Cozy Holiday Giving

Wrap Your Feet in Warmth and Luxury with the Ultimate in Sock Craftsmanship. Whether they’ve walked miles of hiking trails or toured for hours over cobblestone streets, show your feet some love after all their summer adventures with the limited edition socks from CHUP Socks.
Keep your toes cozy this fall and winter with CHUPS Socks! Sold online and also in stores like J.Crew, these uni-sex, craftsmanship socks sell out FAST!

Only two new collections of these gorgeous socks are released each year, showcasing a commitment to quality and a keen eye for design that has given them a cult following and a reputation for selling out fast in stores like J. Crew.
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Best Items for Active Parents

useful camping items

We love camping, and this is a great time of year to head out to your favorite campsite (or find a new one to explore).  What to pack, besides your tent and sleeping bags? We have a few suggestions for the Best Items for Active Parents.

best flashlights

One of the most important things to bring with you is lighting. You don’t want to wonder what you are about to run into on a middle of the night bathroom run. Recently, VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools and Mountain Khakis came together to bring out a very cool camping torch that is also a survival tool kit. A powerful light when you need it, you can also unscrew the cap to find mini disks that have different tools one might find useful inside. Lightweight at only one pound and impact resistant, it comes with 12 tins inside, including the flashlight disk itself, instructions, a compass, water purification tablets, first aid supplies, and more. The flashlight has four modes of LED light on it as well- medium, high, red, and SOS.  Available for $130 at https://www.mountainkhakis.com

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like to mess about with my hair when I’m camping or otherwise outdoors. Basically, I just want it kept out of the way. I really like Seirus, they offer a variety of options to keep you protected from the sun and as dry from sweat as can be in a no fuss manner. They have these multi-functional what they call “neck tubes” on the site, and that’s a pretty accurate description since that’s exactly what they look like. They can be worn around your neck to protect from the sun, around your head as a stay put headband that keeps the hair out of your face and sweat out of your eyes, a balaclava, and quite a few other ways to wear it- super versatile. They are quick drying, very breathable, and have a UPF of 25 built in. The site posts videos on the many ways to wear them- check it out. $19.99 at https://www.seirus.com
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Camping Trip Coming Up?

We love camping, and this is a great time of year to head out to your favorite campsite (or find a new one to explore).  What to pack, besides your tent and sleeping bags? We have a few suggestions.

best flashlights

One of the most important things to bring with you is lighting. You don’t want to wonder what you are about to run into on a middle of the night bathroom run. Recently, VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools and Mountain Khakis came together to bring out a very cool camping torch that is also a survival tool kit. A powerful light when you need it, you can also unscrew the cap to find mini disks that have different tools one might find useful inside. Lightweight at only one pound and impact resistant, it comes with 12 tins inside, including the flashlight disk itself, instructions, a compass, water purification tablets, first aid supplies, and more. The flashlight has four modes of LED light on it as well- medium, high, red, and SOS.  Available for $130 at https://www.mountainkhakis.com

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like to mess about with my hair when I’m camping or otherwise outdoors. Basically, I just want it kept out of the way. I really like Seirus, they offer a variety of options to keep you protected from the sun and as dry from sweat as can be in a no fuss manner. They have these multi-functional what they call “neck tubes” on the site, and that’s a pretty accurate description since that’s exactly what they look like. They can be worn around your neck to protect from the sun, around your head as a stay put headband that keeps the hair out of your face and sweat out of your eyes, a balaclava, and quite a few other ways to wear it- super versatile. They are quick drying, very breathable, and have a UPF of 25 built in. The site posts videos on the many ways to wear them- check it out. $19.99 at https://www.seirus.com
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