Less Make-Up And 15% More Risk: Shane Watson’s Fantasy Style Tips For The Duchess Of Cambridge

If we weren’t that interested we are now. It started in earnest during the India tour, but the Vogue June Issue photo shoot has given us an extra shot in the arm, and now everyone has an opinion on the Cambridges and who is advising them, especiallyKate.




The events of the past few weeks have brought out the frustrated Future Queen Manager in all of us, and this cuts across the generations and sexes, or it has in our house. My dad was an early advocate of trimming the long hair. My husband has taken against the espadrille wedges. We’re all hoping that Kate’s Vogue makeover (allegedly the first time she hasn’t done her own make up) will signal the end of the kohl-rimmed eyes, because none of us are mad for those.

Some of Kate's safe sartorial choices CREDIT: REX
Some of Kate’s safe sartorial choices CREDIT: REX

Meanwhile there’s been some confusion as to why Prince George and Princess Charlotte are being dressed in the post-war style complete with George’s tidy civil servant haircut.

Admittedly, I am probably the most invested in Project Kate (so pretty! So badly advised!) but no more so than most women I know who are old enough to be her mother, and at the same time harbour complicated fantasies involving wearing ermine, and hanging out with Prince Harry. Anyway. With all due respect we loyal subjects have given the matter some careful thought and here’s what she should do, asap. 

Kate at the Royal Wedding in 2011 CREDIT: PA
Kate at the Royal Wedding in 2011 CREDIT: PA

Wear less make up

 

Easy for me to say, I’m not being photographed with a pitiless lens. But I did once queue alongside K Midd in Pret a Manger during the Waity Katie years and it is footlights heavy. I’m thinking cut right back on the hair and makeup (ponytail! Once over with the BB cream) and you’re automatically regaining five hours a week for having fun.

No more ethnic fashion themes please

 

What was that about? On official appointments it should be chic, sharp designer all the way and just say no to the Monsoony Top Shop. I’m advising ditching the nude courts too, they frump up everything. And the Spanish chignon updo, which is ever so slightly Mrs Danvers. And the midi hemlines, because Kate has excellent pins and she looks her best a bit flirty. And what’s with the Accessorize earrings? Wear the Cartier, Kate! Wear the Cartier!

Aim for 15 per cent more risk, a tad more mischievous and less demure

Princess Di bucked the system by not wearing tights, if you remember, dragging royal protocol into the twentieth century. Kate should go bra-less (she does) and wear her heirloom rocks with jeans.

Put the babies in Boden!

For pities sake, one of the top bonuses about giving birth to middle class children in the twenty first century is being able to dress them in delicious Mini Boden. It’s the best fun you can have with your credit card. Someone seems to be under the impression that there is a royal children ‘look’ consisting of fair isle cardis, corduroy shorts and button over shoes, and there was, circa 1960.

Princess Charlotte photographed by her mother The Duchess of Cambridge CREDIT: THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE
Princess Charlotte photographed by her mother The Duchess of Cambridge CREDIT: THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE




Sam Cam up those Kensington Palace interiors

Just a bit. Not suggesting the introduction of an Ikea red leather sofa but maybe one less pleated cream lampshade? An ipod dock or similar? Could they borrow a Hockney? Where is Nicky Haslam when you need him?

Finally, tell William (gently, because he’s obviously got a bee in his bonnet) to stop going on about needing to spend time with the children

Because, TBH, all the parents in the world are thinking, ‘So how is that going to play out when they are ten? When they’re doing their GCSEs? If he needs extra time now what’s going to happen when the Nanny’s not around?’ It’s just alarming for those of us who are watching over them for the long haul.

Source: Telegraph

How To Look Stylish At The Airport

You might have bought your bikini, but have you planned your airport outfit? Maybe not. Check the article below for more amazing airport outfits!

Summer is around the corner and the holiday count down is on.
Nailing the art of airport style is not as straightforward as you think; comfort is key but making it look effortless and chic – that can be tricky. 



GLAMOUR cover star supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is always a a style icon, but when it comes to airport style she really knocks it out of the park. Case in point, her latest airport look; a nude silky satin dressing gown coat.

Pyjama dressing was spring/summer 2016’s stand out trend, but perhaps the most challenging one. However done well (opt for a neutral palette in silk satin with loose fits), it can look incredibly chic and insouciant. Taking cues from Rosie, this could be the perfect solution to looking stylish in transit.

Take a look at our pick of the perfect travel pieces:



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Source: glamourmagazine.co.uk

The 10 Best TV Clothes Of All Time

What are the 10 best TV clothes of all time? All information that you are looking for are here in this article. Check it now!





In ITV’s current Scandi-style crime drama Marcella – written by Hans Rosenfeldt, creator of The Bridge, hence its strong whiff of Nordic noir – heroine Anna Friel’s fur-trimmed green parka is attracting as many headlines as its wearer. The Teflon-coated, duck down-stuffed coat by US lumberjack label Woolrich has since become a high-street bestseller – both the £535 original and cheaper copycats.

Marcella’s signature jacket is just the latest in an illustrious line of iconic TV clothing. Some of these items were specifically designed to lend characters a distinctive look. Others snuck up by surprise, gaining a cult following among the show’s fans and even kickstarting fashion trends.  From Columbo’s crumpled mac to Tom Baker’s stripy scarf, Robin Day’s polka dot bow tie to Hercule Poirot’s polished spats, clothing can play a surprisingly central role in our much-loved series.

So take a trip down memory lane by rifling through the rail of our top 10 TV garments…

Tom Baker’s scarf (Doctor Who)

Other incarnations of the Time Lord had sartorial signatures, from William Hartnell’s frock coat to Matt Smith’s bow tie, but none captured the public imagination like the Fourth Doctor’s scarf – said in the show to have been knitted for him by Madame Nostradamus. Its impractical length was due to a mix-up: inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec, costume designer James Acheson gave his friend Begonia Pope a bag of wool and asked her to create a colourful design. She proceeded to use all the wool provided, resulting in the absurdly oversized accessory. Baker teamed it with a felt fedora, jammed atop his wild mop of curls. Jelly Baby? 

Tom Baker as Doctor Who, 1974 CREDIT: BBC
Tom Baker as Doctor Who, 1974 CREDIT: BBC

Emma Peel’s catsuit (The Avengers)

As the all-action sidekicks of gentleman John Steed (Patrick Macnee), both Cathy Gale (Honor “Pussy Galore” Blackman) and Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) sported black leather catsuits in the Sixties “spy-fi” series. They were originally chosen for practical reasons: black for burglar-style stealth, leather to prevent them getting ripped during fight scenes. Worn with “kinky boots”, the futuristic, fetishistic garb added to the cult show’s appeal, especially for male viewers. Female superheroes from Barbarella to Black Widow have donned them ever since.

Mr Darcy’s shirt (Pride & Prejudice)

Sure, it was a 182-year-old, school syllabus-beloved story but Andrew Davies’s landmark 1995 BBC adaptation sparked a huge Jane Austen revival – in no small part thanks to “that” scene. As Elizabeth Bennet (Jennifer Ehle) strolled around Pemberley’s grounds, she chanced across a dripping Fitzwilliam Darcy (Colin Firth), fresh from a restorative swim in the lake after a long horse-ride. His wet white linen shirt was actually rather chaste – Davies originally wanted Darcy to dive in naked, Firth vetoed the idea – but was enough to make Lizzie (and millions of viewers) swoon.

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Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice
Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice

Sarah Lund’s jumper (The Killing)

The star-patterned sweater sported by Detective Inspector Sarah Lund became synonymous with Nordic noir when the genre took off five years ago, with BBC Four’s hit Saturday-night screening of the series known in its native Denmark as Forbrydelsen. To capture her character’s uncommunicative, emotionally distant nature, actress Sofie Gråbøl decided to “act like a man”, so her androgynous outfits – all anoraks, wellies and chunky knits – served a purpose. Made by Faroese brand Gudrun & Gudrun, the £290 jumper saw such a boom in sales that local sheep couldn’t keep up with demand.

Tommy Cooper’s fez 

The comic conjuror chanced across his trademark Ottoman headwear by accident. While on national service, “Cooper the Trooper” joined a Naafi entertainment party and during one show in Cairo was performing a sketch in which he was supposed to wear a pith helmet. Having forgotten the prop, he instinctively swiped a fez from a passing waiter’s head. When it got big laughs, he decided to keep it. With Cooper standing 6ft 4in and weighing 16st, the fez provided a visual punchline to his manic appearance.

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Tommy Cooper
Tommy Cooper

Pauline Fowler’s cardigan (EastEnders)

The shouty Cockney soap’s original matriarch was an Albert Square stalwart for 21 years: working in the launderette, married to the luckless “Arfer” and forever wrestling with financial or family woes. As the years went by, actress Wendy Richard gradually shed her glamorous Miss Brahms from Are You Being Served? image and Pauline became a classic soap opera battle-axe, as signified by her ever-present baggy beige cardigan.

Columbo’s mac (Columbo)

The endlessly repeated Seventies detective drama,  a “howcatchem” rather than a “whodunit”, starred Peter Falk as LAPD homicide cop Lieutenant Frank Columbo. The dishevelled, cigar-smoking sleuth was inseparable from his crumpled beige raincoat and it somehow summed him up: humble, unassuming, seemingly absent-minded, always underestimated by his foes – until he’d shrewdly solve the case with “Just one more thing…” One story saw Columbo’s wife buy him a new coat for his birthday. However, he “can’t think” in it and deliberately loses it so he can return to his old favourite.

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Peter Falk as Columbo
Peter Falk as Columbo

Del Boy Trotter’s sheepskin coat (Only Fools & Horses)

Ideal for those chilly days  selling hooky goods down Peckham market, wheeler-dealer Derek Trotter’s shearling coat  was often teamed with a poloneck,  flat cap and medallion for a faux-sophisticated look that encapsulated the aspirational Eighties wideboy. Actor David Jason loved it so much, he had one specially made to wear off-screen. It came from Suffolk-based sheepskin specialist Nursey & Son, which also sold coats to guitarist Eric Clapton and football commentator John Motson, but sadly closed its doors in 2015 after 169 years of business. Not cushty, lovely or  indeed jubbly.

Frank Spencer’s beret  (Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em)

“Ooh, Betty – the cat’s done a whoopsie in my beret.” The travails of accident-prone Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford)  and superhumanly patient wife  Betty (Michele Dotrice) were the missing link between Norman Wisdom and Mr Bean, the Seventies sitcom’s slapstick stunts meaning  it was exported worldwide. Frank’s trademark trenchcoat, tanktop and beret were a signifier of his naive, buffoonish, mummy’s boy nature. Crawford recently dusted them  down for a Sport Relief special. Coincidentally, the era’s sitcoms starred a second beret-wearer:  Robert Lindsay’s “urban guerrilla” Wolfie in Citizen Smith.

Michael Crawford brings back Frank Spencer
Michael Crawford brings back Frank Spencer

Tony Soprano’s dressing  gown (The Sopranos)

In the game-changing  HBO drama that began the trend towards boxset TV, James Gandolfini’s “Tone” was a new kind of gangster: an introspective depressive who was in therapy and struggled with his flesh-and-blood family as much as his Mafia one. His white dressing gown was a symbol  of his relative normality. The New Jersey mob boss would wake up  late, scratch his stubbly jowls like  a domesticated bear, pull a heavy bathrobe over his vest  and boxers, then  amble down his driveway to pick  up the newspaper – while looking eagerly for the ducks that  visited his pool and brought  him peace. 




10 that didn’t make the cut

Hercule Poirot’s shoes (Agatha Christie’s Poirot)

Ena Sharples’ hairnet (Coronation Street)

JR Ewing’s  10-gallon hat (Dallas)

Robin Day’s bow tie (Question Time)

Saga Norén’s coat (The Bridge)

The Fonz’s jacket (Happy Days)

Walter White’s Heisenberg hat (Breaking Bad)

Daisy Duke’s denim hotpants (Dukes of Hazzard)

Tony Hancock’s Homburg hat (Hancock’s Half-Hour)

Sonny Crockett’s white suit (Miami Vice)

Source: Telegraph

Spring Or Summer 2016 Campaigns

From Karlie Kloss at Topshop to Alessandro Michele’s vision for Gucci, these are the images defining the look for spring or summer 2016.

Rihanna Creative Directs and Designs Her Third Fenty for Stance Sock Collection for Summer 2016.

Photo by Rihanna x Stance
Photo by Rihanna x Stance
Photo by Rihanna x Stance
Photo by Rihanna x Stance
Photo by Rihanna x Stance
Photo by Rihanna x Stance
Photo by Rihanna x Stance
Photo by Rihanna x Stance

Hailey Baldwin and Lucky Blue Smith are the stars of the Tommy Hilfiger spring/summer 2016 campaign, photographed by Bryant Eslava.

Photo by Bryant Eslava
Photo by Bryant Eslava
Photo by Bryant Eslava
Photo by Bryant Eslava
Photo by Bryant Eslava
Photo by Bryant Eslava
Photo by Bryant Eslava
Photo by Bryant Eslava
Photo by Bryant Eslava
Photo by Bryant Eslava
Photo by Bryant Eslava
Photo by Bryant Eslava

Lily Donaldson is the star of the Zimmermann spring/summer 2016 campaign, photographed by Darren McDonald.

Photo by Darren McDonald
Photo by Darren McDonald
Photo by Darren McDonald
Photo by Darren McDonald
Photo by Darren McDonald
Photo by Darren McDonald

Cara Delevingne is the star of the Chanel spring/summer 2016 eyewear ad campaign, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.

Photo by Karl Lagerfeld
Photo by Karl Lagerfeld
Photo by Karl Lagerfeld
Photo by Karl Lagerfeld
Photo by Karl Lagerfeld
Photo by Karl Lagerfeld
Photo by Karl Lagerfeld
Photo by Karl Lagerfeld
Photo by Karl Lagerfeld
Photo by Karl Lagerfeld

The @AlexanderWangNY Spring/ Summer 2016 Campaign features a cast of 21 models, artists & musicians. Pictured here is Kaia Gerber aka Cindy Crawford jr.

Photo by Steven Klein
Photo by Steven Klein
Photo by Steven Klein
Photo by Steven Klein

The new Ray Ban campaign #ITTAKESCOURAGE features a series of eight shots with empowering messages and is photographed by Mark Seliger.

Photo by Mark Seliger
Photo by Mark Seliger
Photo by Mark Seliger
Photo by Mark Seliger
Photo by Mark Seliger
Photo by Mark Seliger
Photo by Mark Seliger
Photo by Mark Seliger

Jennifer Lawrence stars in the Dior spring/summer 2016 campaign, photographed by Mario Sorrenti.

Photo by Mario Sorrenti
Photo by Mario Sorrenti
Photo by Mario Sorrenti
Photo by Mario Sorrenti
Photo by Mario Sorrenti
Photo by Mario Sorrenti

Munroe Bergdorf stars in the This Way To Utopia spring/summer 2016 Uniqlo campaign, photographed by Rankin

Photo by Rankin
Photo by Rankin

Sean Frank stars in the This Way To Utopia spring/summer 2016 Uniqlo campaign, photographed by Rankin

Photo by Rankin
Photo by Rankin

Skepta stars in the This Way To Utopia spring/summer 2016 Uniqlo campaign, photographed by Rankin

Photo by Rankin
Photo by Rankin

Matteo Montanari photographs Sienna Miller for Lindex spring/summer 2016 campaign 

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Giedre Dukauskaite and Andres Velencoso are the stars of the Buscemi spring/summer 2016 campaign, photographed by Joss McKinley.

Photo by Joss McKinley
Photo by Joss McKinley
Photo by Joss McKinley
Photo by Joss McKinley

Nick Knight photographs UNIQLO x Liberty spring/summer 2016 Campaign.

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Christy Turlington is the beautiful face of the John Galliano SS16 campaign

Photo by Inez and Vinoodh
Photo by Inez and Vinoodh

Cara Delevingne is the star of the new Chanel spring/summer 2016 eyewear campaign, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld

Photo by Karl Lagerfeld
Photo by Karl Lagerfeld

H&M collaborates  with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for thier spring/summer 2016 campaign, starring Hailey Baldwin.

Photo by Hailey Baldwin / Instagram
Photo by Hailey Baldwin / Instagram
Photo by Hailey Baldwin / Instagram
Photo by Hailey Baldwin / Instagram
Photo by Hailey Baldwin / Instagram
Photo by Hailey Baldwin / Instagram

Dree Hemingway is the star of the Jaeger spring/summer 2016 campaign, photographed by Boo George.

Photo by Boo George
Photo by Boo George
Photo by Boo George
Photo by Boo George
Photo by Boo George
Photo by Boo George

The new Stuart Weitzman spring/summer 2016 campaign staring Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls and Lily Aldridge, photographed by Mario Testino.

Photo by Mario Testino
Photo by Mario Testino

Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis stars in the spring/summer 2016 Zadig & Voltaire campaign.

Photo by Zadig & Voltaire
Photo by Zadig & Voltaire
Photo by Zadig & Voltaire
Photo by Zadig & Voltaire

Liya Kebede features in the new Phillip Lim spring/summer 2016 campaign, photographed by Viviane Sassen.

Photo by Viviane Sassen
Photo by Viviane Sassen
Photo by Viviane Sassen
Photo by Viviane Sassen

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the star of the Paige Denim spring/summer 2016 campaign, photographed by Naj Jamai

Photo by Naj Jamai
Photo by Naj Jamai
Photo by Naj Jamai
Photo by Naj Jamai

The new Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2016 campaign, featuring Bella Hadid, photographed by David Sims.

Photo by David Sims
Photo by David Sims
Photo by David Sims
Photo by David Sims

Source: ElleUK

Watch: The Best Shows From Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, one of the biggest events in the bridal industry, is in full swing. The greatest bridal wear designers and new-comers showcase their collections and buyers come to spot the top trends to watch out for in 2017.





Watch the highlights of the first days below.

Galia Lahav

 

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Galia Lahav showed haute couture dresses from Tel Aviv.

Marylise & Rembo Fashion Group debut

 

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As the first Belgian bridal house, the Marylise & Rembo Fashion Group showcased 45 designer pieces on the Catalan catwalk. Marylise offered dresses for classic women, Rembo Styling for the bohemian bride.

Yolan Cris


Yolan Cris sent its models down the catwalk to the tune of rock’n roll dressed in sensual dresses full of details. The opening outfit was a funky white wedding suit paired with a skinny scarf and fringed jacket.

 

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Naeem Khan

 

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Indian-American fashion designer Naeem Khan presented among others, a beautiful lace wedding jumpsuit, sparkling gold dresses and a black dress with floral embroidery.

 

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Garden of eden at Cristina Tamborero





Modern dresses at Rosa Clará



The Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week fashion shows and professional trade fair form a unique bridal event. The Fashion Shows, with 9,000 attendees, kicked off on Tuesday April 26. The trade show, where more than 250 brands presents their collections to 16.100 professional visitors, is a 3 day event, starting today. Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week takes place until Sunday May 1.

Featured Image: prnewswire.com

Source: FashionUnited

Anklets Are Back

So really, it was only a matter of time until the anklet made a comeback too. Read the full article below for more information!





In case you missed it; the 90s are back.

Chokers, the decade’s accessory of choice, are officially the new flower crowns when it comes to festival wear (Taylor Swift said so, and Coachella proved her point). While the slip dress, crop tops, grunge and tracksuits were all over the SS16 catwalk, from Chloe to Vetements.

So really, it was only a matter of time until the anklet made a comeback too.

Admittedly, it’s been an under-the-radar micro trend, overshadowed by its showier 90s siblings but it’s definitely there, bubbling under.

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It was on the catwalks too; chucky chains paired with slip-on skate shoes at Calvin Klein (above, right), multiple chains with ankle-strap shoes at Dior Haute Couture (above, left), and incredibly ornate on bare feet at Valentino Haute Couture.

In fact, the anklets reemergence makes total sense. Let us explain.

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For the last few seasons we’ve favoured cropped trousers that sit just above the ankle, making way for what has been dubbed ‘ankle cleavage’. We’ve also been obsessed with ‘ghillies’ (inspired by the traditional ghillie shoes used for Highland and Irish dancing), lace-up shoes that wind around the ankles.

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Clearly, the ankle has been fashion’s erogenous zone of choice for quite some time now, and the anklet seems like the next natural progression.

But how do you wear them now, you say?

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There are a number of options; keep it dainty and delicate – a fine gold or silver chain or cuff with elegant detailing (if any at all), like Miranda Kerr (pictured below in red shoes). Friendship anklets are officially a no.




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Or alternatively, stack them, like Rihanna (above, centre)

And we say pair them with on-trend backless loafers, mules or babouche slippers (trust us, these are going to be big).

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Shop our pick of the best anklets below…

PICTURES: GETTY/REX/INSTAGRAM

Source: ElleUK

19 Tips For Wearing Halters & High Necklines With Big Boobs

Everything in fashion can be worn by people of all sizes, including halter tops with big boobs. Check the article below for more information.





The idea of going braless with big boobs used to seem absolutely terrifying to me, even as someone with boobs on the average to smaller side for a plus size frame. But individuals with varying personal styles continue to prove that everything in fashion can be worn by people of all sizes, including halter tops with big boobs.

In the past, my own fears told me that if I couldn’t wear my trusted push-up bra underneath a top, it wasn’t for me. This made most halters and high-cut shirts feel out of my reach. But over the past year, I have finally learned to embrace an underwire-free life and have even found a strapless bra that I don’t hate.

From gingham sweetheart halters inspired by the ’50s to daisy-printed tight tie tops from the ’90s, high and halter necklines continue to re-surface in fashion. And there’s absolutely no reason why big-breasted babes should need to continue to feel as though the look is not for them.

Women with breasts of all sizes can and should wear whatever they want. When I reached out to folks on social media regarding how they go about sporting these styles, I was surprised at how vastly different everyone’s tips were. Some went braless while others chose corsets to substitute for a strapless bra. These tips show that wearing a halter or any high-cut top is not only possible when you have big boobs, but it can be darn fierce, too.

1. Try A Multi-Way Bra

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Plus model April Raquel tells me that she recommends people buy a bra that has the capability of attaching the strap around your neck (often called a multi-way or convertible). She adds that this should allow you to still wear a bra if the idea of not wearing one makes you feel uncomfortable.

2. Invest In A Good Foundation


“As a woman with 46DDD/F bra size, I actually love wearing high-cut tops,” shares Tiffany of the blog Beautiffullyme. “My number one tip would be a good bra. That good foundation will help make those higher cuts look amazing! Don’t be afraid to wear those cute fashions because of your chest size. We can be on trend, too.”

3. Get A Smaller-Sized Top


Britteny, the owner of Lovesick Vintage, has modeled a number of halters for her shop. She tells me, “I always try to size down so the tops fit tighter and I won’t have to wear a bra with them.”




4. Strapless Bras Are Your Friend


Fashion blogger and creative consultant Nicolette Mason wowed the plus size fashion community when she wore this custom high-cut Christian Siriano gown for her wedding. She was a wealth of knowledge and offered a number of solutions for wearing high-cut tops when I spoke to her.

“Invest in a really good strapless bra,” she shares. “My favorite is from Panache which specializes in D+ cup sizes. Their sister brand Sculptresse also carries up to a 46-inch band size.” She tells me that when she can’t find her strapless bra, she sometimes ties the straps of a regular bra together in the back. But she adds, “It’s really important to feel comfortable. If you’re physically uncomfortable in a boob-hoisting-contraption, it will show, and ruin the look completely. I definitely felt uncomfortable in my makeshift bra situation and wished I had my Panache strapless with me.”

One other thing that Mason advises is to be mindful of changes in weight. “I’m kind of a bra evangelist but a lot of people don’t realize how much weight fluctuation can impact bra size,” she says. “Sometimes as little as 5 pounds up or down can mean a different cup size. My weight fluctuates a lot so I try to keep a couple sizes on hand!”

5. Consider A Corset


Tanya of the blog Secret Blog Size Goddess shares, “I can’t get a strapless bra to fit me as I am a UK 40N. So I wear a metal boned corset. It shapes and supports me, and allows me to wear halter neck, strapless, and dresses that would otherwise show my bra straps. It’s a perfect solution for me!”

6. Find A Bra With A Wide Band
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Nicole Simone of the blog Curves On A Budget advises one to “wear a convertible bra with a wide band so the back of the top doesn’t slip down and to reduce bulges.”

7. Utilize Invisible Straps
Big Boobs

“I always need extra support, so I wear a bra that can use invisible straps to help provide disguise and ample support,” says Amanda.




8. Try Layering


Burlesque performer Noella Deville shares, “With high-cut tops, I tend to layer if I know they have stretch because too often I thought I was fine, but as soon as I was in brighter lighting, I noticed that the top was stretched out to become see-through. I either wear a tank or bralette (over my bra) underneath, or I make sure to have a cardi on hand.”

9. Strapless Bras Are Really Your Friend

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Aggie Panda says, “My best advice is to invest in a great strapless bra and not be afraid to bare arms.”

10. Wear A Tank Top Underneath

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“I wanted to get a top that would be versatile for wear,” shares Zelmia. “But also if I ever didn’t feel comfortable, it would still feel OK if I paired it with a tank top underneath. This one has a lot of support so I can wear it without a bra if I like, even with a huge chest.”

11. Add A Statement Detail To Draw Attention Elsewhere

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Jolene of the blog Boardroom Blonde tells me, “I tend to prefer high neck tops because I think they can be really classy and cute — especially with a statement necklace.”

12. Get An Extender

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Plus size pinup model Miss Mozzy Dee recently wore a vintage-inspired halter suit. She says, “I had to use a bra underneath because it fit me too big, so I used a Victoria’s Secret convertible strapped bra with a bra extender to make the 38 D bra useful for my chest size.”

13. Stick To Brands You Trust
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Photographer Nonnie Ouch has a larger chest and wears plus size masculine clothing — a combination that can make shopping a pretty frustrating experience. “I shop at certain places that I know will have things that won’t be too tight around my tits,” says Nonnie. “That’s not an area I want to accentuate, ever. When I was in high school and weighed probably 165 to 180 [pounds] my senior year, I could shop XL at Gap (depending on the garment). So I stick with specific brands that I find at retail giants for dress shirts (for example) at JCPenney. That’s where I found my last batch of dress shirts and dress pants. The line was ‘designed by’ a former famous football player, so obviously the shirts will be generous in the chest area. If I’m looking for casual dress shirts, my go-to place (and only place for that matter) is Old Navy. If I’m looking for T-shirts, it’s always 2XL. And I still have yet to find sports bras that accommodate my boulders.”

14. Harness Bras Will Offer Support
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Stefanie is the owner of the boutique Sexy Plus Clothing, which is where she got this off-the-shoulder dress. She says, “It’s not a halter, but it’s an off shoulder sweetheart neckline. The cool part is that this harness bra surprisingly does provide support despite the fact that it’s basically just an outline. At 44D I was able to pull off this look.”

15. Go Strapless & Extended
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Kat Henry, Ms. British Beauty Curve 2015, says, “Invest in a decent strapless bra. There are tons out there. My fave is the Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless bra. The uplift is fantastic and you could always buy a back extender or two if they don’t stock your back size. Don’t shy away from halters ladies…try good undies first!”

16. Try Halter Bikinis First
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Italian blogger Angie of Curvy World Angie tells me that she typically shies away from halter style shirts unless they’re bikini tops, which often offer more support naturally.



17. Just Go For It
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“I would say if you’ve never worn a halter top, or if something is holding you back from any certain clothing style, go for it,” says model Alexa Danger. “Be adventurous, take a risk! Don’t let others police your body or your style, wear what makes you happy. Societal standards can suck it! Secondly, I have yet to find a halter or strapless bra that works for me. Even ones sized well or made for larger sizes seem to slide down on me. So I just wear a regular bra and tuck the straps in! DIY strapless!”

18. Opt For A Seamless Strapless
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Lisa of the blog Mustangsallytwo says, “It sounds cliche, but the right bra makes all the difference. I used to shy away from halters because a halter bra hurts my neck and I could never find strapless [bras] that gave good support. I like the girls to be where they are supposed to! But I recently tried the Ashley Stewart Butterfly strapless bra and it is by far the most supportive strapless I have ever worn. For higher necks or button-ups, I recommend a plain smooth bra that looks seamless under your clothes so it doesn’t draw attention. And I recommend one that is not push-up or gives super cleavage. You don’t want the uniboob look when you are wearing something with a high neck, it distracts from the look.”

19. Prioritize Comfort

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This tip from Remy is pure body posi magic: “When wearing a halter top or high-cut top, be comfortable; be kind to your body and yourself. If your bra straps show and you’re OK with that, rock it! If you’re showing ample cleavage and that feels good, go with it! Different things feel good for different bodies, so find out what works for you. And finally, don’t let what anybody else says affect what you choose to wear. This is your body to adorn, decorate, and be home in; yours alone.”

Remy’s advice sheds light on how plus size or big-chested babes can be kinder to themselves during the shopping process. Ultimately, all of the tips shared here help prove that so-called fashion rules for individuals with big boobs should be a thing of the past.

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Source: Bustle
 

HOW TO CREATE YOUR SIGNATURE WORK UNIFORM

Jo Glynn-Smith held a talk at Harvey Nichols,she share some advice on finding your signature workwear style, feeling confident in the office.




As part of our ongoing Bazaar At Work event series, Bazaar‘s commercial editor Jo Glynn-Smith held a talk at Harvey Nichols to share her advice on finding your signature workwear style, feeling confident in the office and projecting both elegance and excellence. Glynn-Smith was joined by Tom Ford, Amanda Wakeley and representatives of Crème​ de la Mer, who showcased their latest collections and demonstrated how to look your best for work.

Here are her top workwear tips…

1. Build your work wardrobe around the pieces you wear all the time; if you prefer trousers, build looks with these at the heart of the capsule and add classic pieces that you can mix and match. Don’t force a look if it isn’t really you.

2. When creating your signature work uniform, you need to set a budget, make time, be focused and be hones​t.

3. Don’t be afraid to get rid of the things that you never wear – they are just taking up space in your wardrobe and making it impossible to create outfits quickly in the morning. If you haven’t worn it in the last year, you probably won’t wear it again.

4. The most important thing to remember is to be comfortable; you can’t perform at your best when you are worrying about your clothes.

5. Think about multiple uses. Don’t think of a dress as just one piece, wear it as a skirt by adding a jumper on top, or try wearing a shirt underneath.

6. When replacing your favourite ‘go-to’ pieces, buy the best quality and cut that you can afford. They will make you feel great every time you wear them.

7. Grooming is as important as clothing for work. Try to create a routine that is as effective as it is quick; invest in dual-purpose beauty products – to save time and space in your make-up bag – such as a moisturising foundation with a high SPF, or a face oil that can be used on your cuticles. I swear by my Tom Ford eye cream, which can also be used as a highlighter.​

8. Don’t be afraid of repeat purchases for workwear; if you find something you really love, buy a few.




 

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How To Do Coachella Like A Top Fashion Blogger

EXCLUSIVE: How To Do Coachella Like A Top Fashion Blogger? Check the article below and discover all information on how to do Coachella.





Part of the ‘joys’ of a festival is the tent living, fluffy hair, crumpled clothes — and all round everything that comes with living out of a little bag — unless you’re a superstar blogger like Tamara Kalinic, of Glam And Glitter, who does Coachella in style.

From her fashion to her beauty and hair, she’s given us an exclusive look at her weekend at the Instagram-gold California festival with tips on how to look amazing and have the best time…

1. I’m loving bare shoulders for this season. Try Pinko for great off-the-shoulder styles.

2. Mix up your black boots with little details like the turquoise on Aquazzura’s black booties.

3. Layering a sleeveless shirt over the white dress is the perfect day look. Even in 40 degrees priority is looking stylish at Coachella…

4. No festival season can go without some good fringing, right?

5. Pick statement pair of sunnies. My favourites are by Jimmy Choo.

6. Another great festival trend is statement sleeves — from Roksanda to Ellery and Pinko.

7. Monochrome, girly and boho are signature festival styles.

8. Give your hair some texture, I love messy locks and an odd braid in my hair.

9. It’s all about hair accessories, crowns, chains and bandanas.

10. It’s all about having fun! Plus points if your outfit makes you so happy that you anyway smile all the time.

11. Chanel sandals are my favourite Coachella type of shoe. Why? They are mostly made of rubber, hence sand and dust aren’t a problem.

12. When it comes to wedges, Chloe never fails. They don’t only look good, but are the comfiest wedges I’ve ever had!

13. In order to have fun we made sure to stay hydrated and to keep energised with tastiest Acaii Bowls, not your typical festival food? Yes in Cali!

14. Ankle boots and white summer dresses are my festival favourites. Add a braid to your hair and you are ready to go.
See all the pics, here…



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FEMAIL Reveals The Top 2017 Wedding Dress Trends From Bridal Fashion Week

I Do! FEMAIL reveals the top 2017 wedding dress trends to walk down the catwalk during Bridal Fashion Week and offers tips from a pro on how to shop for the big day

 

  • The seven hottest trends from Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week are so avant-garde, we think even engaged stars like Ciara and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley will be inspired 

  • David’s Bridal VP of Design shares his top tips for brides on the hunt for their perfect wedding dress 




Ever since Ciara, 30, got engaged to Russell Wilson, 27, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 29, said ‘yes’ to Jason Statham’s proposal, we can’t help but wonder what the brides-to-be will wear down the aisle.

Perhaps the stylish stars will be inspired by the gorgeous gowns that walked in spring 2017’s Bridal Fashion Week that just wrapped up in New York City yesterday.

Here, we reveal the seven hottest wedding dress trends for next year and share top tips from David’s Bridal expert, Jose Solis, on how to shop for the big day.

Stylish brides-to-be: We can’t wait to see what Ciara, 30 (pictured left with fiance Russell Wilson, 27) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (pictured right with fiance Jason Statham, 48) will wear on their big day


THE SEVEN HOTTEST TRENDS FROM SPRING 2017 BRIDAL FASHION WEEK   

1. PRETTY PASTELS

Break tradition: Gowns in pastel colors were shown at the Houghton (left) and Jenny Packham (right) shows

 Break tradition: Gowns in pastel colors were shown at the Angel Sanchez (left) and Naeem Khan (right) 


2. POWERFUL PANTS

Borrowed from the boys: Bridal looks featuring fitted trousers were seen at the Carolina Herrera, (left) Elie Saab (center) and Lela Rose (right) 


3. SHORT & SWEET 

Show off your legs: Shorter lengths were seen at the Temperly London, (left), Elie Saab, (center) and Oscar de la Renta (right) shows


4. SUBTLE SHIRTING

Bridal button-ups: Wedding day shirtdresses were seen at the Carolina Herrera (left) and Lela Rose (right) 


5. HAUTE HALTERS

High-necklines: Halter top gowns were seen at the Temperley London, (left) Christian Siriano, (center) and Lela Rose (right) 


6. CHIC CAPLETS 

No veil required: Fluttering caplets were seen at the Vera Wag (left) and Elie Saab (right)

No veil required: Fluttering caplets were seen at the Monique Lhuillier (left) and Jenny Packham (right) 


7. CHEEKY CUTOUTS

Flash some skin: Dresses with carefully placed cutouts were seen at the Houghton, (left) Carolina Herrera, (center) and Temperly London (right) 





DAVID’S BRIDAL VP OF DESIGN, JOSE SOLIS, SHARES HIS TOP TIPS FOR WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING 

1. Be inspired

Create a Pinterest board or have a group of tear sheets from magazines with the styles of dresses you prefer and that are catching your eye as possibly being “the one.” Bring copies to your dress appointments so the stylists have an idea of the styles and silhouettes you are looking for

2. Pick your venue first

Having an idea of your venue, or the type of wedding that you are planning to have will help guide you and your stylist with the type of dress or brands to start looking at 

3. Set a budget

When calculating your budget for your dress, take into account that it’s not just the dress you have to think of. You have to consider alterations, veil, headpiece, sash, slip, undergarments, shoes, & jewelry. Do some online research on prices before your appointment so there are no surprises

4. Keep an open mind

Although you may have an idea of what type of dress may look best for your body type, be willing to try on other dresses or accessories the stylist may suggest

5. Stay in the moment

I always say the dress picks you instead of you picking the dress. It’s all about how that dress makes YOU feel

6. Be prepared at fittings

In order to get the best fit and length for your dress make sure you bring the correct undergarments and shoes to your fitting. If your dress is strapless, bring the strapless bra you will be wearing with it. This will eliminate any guessing of how your dress will fit.

7. Remember comfort is key

Be sure the dress is comfortable, as you will be wearing it for many hours! Be sure to sit in it, and if it has sleeves or is strapless lift your arms to make sure you have reach when dancing and that it fits securely. You don’t want to have to think about (or constantly adjust) your dress in your special day

8: Enjoy yourself

Above all…have fun when trying on dresses. Your wedding is a day of celebration, and the process of finding your dress should be enjoyed as well

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Source: Daily Mail