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Today’s Mumbai Mirror gives tips on wearing Skirts – catch the article at Fashionmate

The mumbai Mirror todays edition has an article with tips on wearing skirts… taglined “Skirting issues”. In case you havent got a chance to look at it. Fashionmate offers you with the full article below:

“With the monsoons making an early appearance, full length trousers and jeans are a cumbersome option for dressing as you make your way through muggy puddles and grimy streets.

Try on an assortment of skirts and dresses depending on your body type to sail through the season with girlie finesse. Here’s a quick guide to the cut and flare that suits your body beautiful.

 ► Pear shaped mayhem

While it’s never small enough, for some, thunder thighs and heavy bottoms are a genuine problem and not just irrational fears of the narcissistic. Skirts and dresses are in fact, a great way to veer the eye away from the rear.

♦ Dark colours work best for a slimming look. Black is your friend but don’t be afraid of colours. Bold bright prints and hues work great when paired with a neutral coloured blouse.

♦ Fit and flare A-Line skirts that hold the narrow waist and flare out from the hip balance the proportions of the body and get it in sync with the narrowness of your shoulder frame.

♦ For those measuring 5 feet or under, keep the length at knee level, shorter, or go full length. This will show off your slender legs or hide them completely and give your body an illusion of length. Skirts that end mid-calf break the flow of a glance and make you look shorter. Taller women have the liberty of having a free hand with the length.

♦ Skirts with flare or dresses that fit well at the torso and flare out from the waist accentuate the narrow parts of the body and are a great way to camouflage the wide hip area.

♦ Those with a heavier behind should steer clear of very short skirts. It accentuates the width of the hip attracting attention to your problem area.

 ► Pint-sized petite

Blessed with a slender frame, proportionate assets and a flat stomach, the petite are often the most envied lot. Their genes do give them an upper hand when it comes to finding the right fit.

♦ Most colours work well for a slender frame bright colours, pastels, richer hues. But steer clear of very dark colours or black unless you wany to look anorexic and gaunt.

♦ Flaunt the narrow waist and hips with short skirts in denim or cotton. These work wonders for both tall and short women. Team it up with a tee and flip-flops for the classic casual look.

♦ Figure hugging dresses and pencil skirts that hug the body until just above the knee also look great.

♦ Add a little flounce with balloon skirts and flaring dresses or skirts for a more formal occasion. Pair them with a smart fitting blouse to complete the look.

 ► Big boned 

While proportion isn’t a problem here, an over-all bigger frame does make it difficult for the body to take on a delicate look. But there are a few styles that can help tone it down and do wonders for you.

♦ Semi-fitted clothes are your best bet. Nothing too tight and no need to hide behind oversized flowing clothes. A simple semi-fitted top with an A line skirt with a little more flare that ends around the knee works great.

♦ For a formal dress, keep it from hugging your body but don’t hide behind folds and cowls. Dark colours will aid in the slimming effect and the flare helps hide bulge.

♦ For a more formal look, teem the semi-fit with a belt and scrunch up the waist or under-bust to highlight the narrowest part of your body while still managing to hide the tummy and thigh problem areas.

♦ Feel free to use height as an advantage and wear knee level skirts with heels but if heavy thighs or wide hips are a problem, avoid the hem lines from receding any further.

 ► Top heavy

Being top heavy does pose a substantial problem for those looking for a fitted look.

♦ Cloak your upper torso in something loose fitting and light. The heavier the fabric and print, the more attention it’ll attract.

♦ Complement this with a well-fitting A-line skirt to balance out the body ratio. Slim-fitting pleated skirts will also highlight your slim waist, narrow hips and legs while taking attention away from the bust.

♦ Avoid tops with padded shouldered tops, deep necks or wide boat necks.”

 

 

 

 

Courtesy: Mumbai mirror

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Latest Fashion Trends 2011 | Belt It Up- Celebs flaunt Bohemian style with sleek belts and short dress

The Little White Dress is here to stay, with belts becoming the most wanted and flaunted assest for fashionistas world-wide. Form sleek to broad, Cute to proffesional, Leather to cotton, Sparkly to nude and Buckled to wrap-on’s.. Belts seem to sizzle this season..Celebs are seen wearing all sorts of belts on thier short dresses, Jumpers, High-waisted pants and even evening gowns.. and whats surprising is that it does look great! The all new boho-chic look inspired from the artistic carefree Bohemian style of early 20’s and mid 60’s is back with a blast this year…  No doubts fashion 2011 has its own flavour of combination of chic style with carefree bohemian bring us back to the flaunty floral skirt and high-waisted belts.According to the fashion history, During the 1940s and 50s belts covered in the same fabric as the dresses and suits gained popularity.During the 80s belts crept back up to waist level. Soft and wide to cinch in the waist often with elaborated designs and rhinestones. And now its the Little White Dress and the Little Floral Dress with sleek and chunky belts in 2011…

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Latest Fashion Trends 2011- The little white dress

Cannes 2011 gave too much to celebrate for women this year. Its done and wrapped but the effect is still on. The biggest inspiration of Cannes film festival 2011 and “The Royal Wedding” was the pippa patent “Little White dress”.

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Bandhani fashion for Summer 2011

As the barometer rises this season with the increasing cricket fever, the summer doesnot lag behind for India.  This sweating sun shrinks clothing to minimal.. Cotton material can prove to be a lifesaver in this hot summer’2011. And what else than Bandhani could beat the sun this Summer.bandhani dress fashionable

Below are some lovely bandhani dresses that can prove great at any function this summer. To make the evening glitter we have the fashionable churidar of the traditional bandhej..bandhani churidar-red-fashion

The red bandhej looks really classic. Its the flavour of wedding, a favourite of  Indian Brides.  A lovely red bandhani panetar for thier wedding is all that takes their heart away….

Giving a flair to this material and embossing gold work on it gives all that it needs to make it grand..

Not only in salwar-kameez, Bandhani now-a-days is used as summer dress too.. The all new bandhani summer dress look is hitting the ramps now.. and readily acceptable for us Indian women, who seek comfort and style with indo-western culture…Check out these sexy summer dresses of Bandhani..

bandhani summer dress sexy summer dress bandhaniBhandhani skirts also work well to beat the sun this summer and look funky all the same..

For those who want to wear it at work.. Bandhani Tops are also a great experiment as semi-formals….

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Get your own bandhani and Rock this summer… with bold colours and vibrant patterns…..

 

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