Thursday, September 26, 2013

Denim Guide for Ladies

Here are some tips for you ladies to remember when shopping the next time...

Classic blue jeans will always remain a yearlong style staple, so it's important to find ones that do your body some good. Since the task of finding this "perfect fit" might seem daunting, I've gone ahead and done some of the legwork for you...literally! Everyone deserves to find their own true love in a pair of jeans, so take a peek at denim guide below and allow me to simplify.

Pear Shaped

A pear shaped body type tends to carry weight in the hips, rear, and legs–the lower half. A mid-rise, balanced style will flatter your shape because it will elongate your legs. Ideally, you should search for pair of moderate skinnies. This streamlined fit creates a sleek look that will flatter your curvy zone. Be sure to stay away from super high -waisted jeans at all costs–they will shorten your legs and create a disproportioning effect.

Apple Shaped

Apple-shaped ladies need their denim to provide a little more "give" in the waistline, because they tend to carry their weight around the middle. Choose a fit that has a straight leg so that it shows off your assets, but without making you look middle-heavy.Steer clear of a super skinny, tight fit and avoid high - waisted trousers–which will draw negative attention to your middle.

Curvy Figure

Girls with curvy body types must be very careful to select a style that will create a slimming effect in all the right places. Show off your curves by picking a pair that hugs your assets and flatters not-so-favorite features.

A lot of denim producing brands has fits that are marked “curvy,” which just means that the jeans are constructed specifically for curvier figures (plus they usually have some stretch to them, which is never a bad thing). A famous denim brand has a great line of jeans called the “Curve ID” collection that basically lets you choose your jeans depending on how curvy you are which is brilliant. If you’re a curvy girl with a small waist you can rock the high-waisted trouser look because the cut will accentuate and flatter your tiny middle area. Lately, be sure to go for dark wash denim versus light to create a slimming effect.


A wide leg fit will help balance out your bust so you don’t appear top-heavy. Choosing a lighter colour wash will also draw the eye downward and away from your chest. Go for low-rise, boot-cut or wide leg trousers to achieve this balancing effect. (And opt for a top that has a pretty neckline or cinches at the waist to play up your best features.)


Petite girls can go for almost any cut, but it’s a good idea to try a pair of jeans that lengthens your legs. A long, super skinny cut will show off your tiny figure and curves, while a pair of high - waisted trousers will create the illusion of height and length, flatter your shape and they appear give your legs a couple extra inches. (Wearing a pair of heeled wedges to make your legs look even longer).Low-rise jeans will also showcase your petite build. Just be sure to avoid anything that is too baggy–you will look like you’re drowning in denim.


If you have the curvy but balanced body type we call "hourglass." This figure can wear almost any cut. but it's important to show off your curves the right way, and skinnies will highlight your curves. A pair of wide-legged trouser jeans will work wonders for enhancing your waist, Also, make sure that you pick a pair that isn't too low rise, or you might be exposing a little too much of your curves every time you sit down...if you know what I mean. If you're dying to try a skinny leg style, choose one that has a contoured waist and is made from a stretchy material so that it will give a little in the hips and rear.


If you're lanky and lean, go ahead and show off those gorgeous games. A low-rise pair will help give your shape proportion, and a high-rise style will make your legs look like they go on for days (which is never, ever a bad thing). You can rock a trouser style, a balanced boot cut, flared, or an ultra skinny fit–just make sure that whatever style you choose emphasizes your best feature.


For girls who have toned, athletic bodies, your best bet is to create curves while evening out your shape at the same time. I would suggest boot cut or flared jeans that are fitted around the thighs and bum, but a little more relaxed around the calves and ankles. It will balance a boyish silhouette while offering the illusion of a curvier figure.



Friday, September 20, 2013

Choosing Necklaces for Necklines

Different necklines look better with certain necklace styles. Here are some tips for you to match your necklaces to the ideal necklines and help you improve your appearance and personality.
Turtle Necks 
Best with longer necklaces. 
Crew Necks
Best with short necklaces such as necklace ‘collar’ or bib style.
Scoop Necks
Fill in the space with multiple strands of beads or larger scale pendants.
Look great with chokers or short pendants, leaving your lovely decolletage bare.
Square Necks 
Look for pendants with an angular finish to harmonize with the angular neckline.
Asymmetric Necklines  
Look for necklaces that aren’t symmetrical, instead a necklace that has it’s own asymmetry can work, alternatively a long string of different sized and shaped beads can work well.
Halter Necks  
These create a narrow V neck – so look for a narrow pendant with a sharper end.
V Neck 
Ideally a necklace that matches the shape of the V – depending if it’s a wider or narrower V neck.
Collared Shirt (Button Down) 
There isn' t much space for anything too wide, so a choker style works if you have a long neck, if not a slimmer pendant that sits above the last open button.
Boat Neck  
A long string or two of beads is ideal for this neckline.
Cowl Neck  
This neckline is already detailed and has volume, so either a short and small pendant or a pair of feature earrings instead of a necklace.
A curved necklace that has width that will balance the open decolletage of this neckline.