Selecting The Best Sports Bra – Useful Tips

For athletic or active women, choosing and underwire sports bra can really help in a number of ways. Sports bras are different from traditional bras and they can come as racerback bras as well and offer better support if you are running or exercising. They offer compression as well to help fit properly and to help you find the ideal one for your needs, here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind.

Consider the Band

The first feature to look for when shopping for an underwire sports bra is the band of it. You want it to fit you snug and not loosely. This allows for added support and compression to keep you from bouncing everywhere. You should be able to take a deep breath in and be comfortable.

Make sure it doesn’t slide around anywhere or fold over anywhere. If the straps of the sports bra are adjustable play with them until you find out if that size bra works for you or whether you need a different size.

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Cup Size
How your breast fills out the cups is also another thing you need to take into consideration when purchasing your underwire sports bra. You want something that is going to fit over your breasts and if they are hanging over or are wrinkled, you are going to need a larger cup. You want the bra to fit smoothly over each breast and you additionally want it to be comfortable. This all helps to prevent any chafing or rashes that can come as a result of it being too snug on you.

Straps
You want to ensure the straps of the bra are wide enough that they aren’t digging into your skin which can be uncomfortable especially during running or other athletic exercises. Racerback designed straps help pull the breasts in and help with added support that most other sports bras don’t offer. Typically, the majority of sports bras don’t offer underwire which can make these an overall better option.2013 0612 Victoria's Secret Angel VSX Sport Bra Back

 

Material
The material that the underwire sports bra is made from can play a huge role in helping you choose one that is right for your needs. This allows a bra to feel comfortable against your skin. Stay away from bras that are made from 100% cotton as these are going to absorb the moisture and lead to you being hot and itchy over time. This cuts into your workout time and cuts it in half. There are a number of sporting good stores that make sports bras ideal for what you plan on doing and can help you find one that is going to circulate air flow to keep you from getting too hot too fast.

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You may find that in order to find the right underwire sports bra you are going to have to check at a number of places to find the right one for you. This can take some time but if done properly, you can find one that is going to suit your needs and that you are going to be happy and can concentrate well on exercise.

A few tricks about wearing your heavy purse

If your handbag is extremely crowded and you’re wondering how to wear it at and keep good health and appearance in the same time, please keep reading!  We all know that most of us try to store our life in a single purse. However, if we want to prevent back pain, tired neck and shoulders, we have to create a plan immediately. Here are some practical advices to carry heavy purse and to remain irresistible in the same time.

Clean it up
The first step you need to do is to clean up a little. No need to remove everything but I bet that some of the things you wear are not really needed and you only aggravate your purse. It has happened to me to clean my bag and I have found two full bottles of water, a book, and tangerine inside! Needless to say that these ones are not essentials, so removing them from your purse can really lighten your load. Try to clean your purse daily or at least weekly to prevent the accumulation of too many things.

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Lighten the load
Large and heavy purses can really be quite modern, but not very practical! The problem is that we tend to fill up our purse and when we put are large things, it becomes almost impossible to bear. Not to mention the nightmare of tension in the shoulders and the neck. Choose purses, which are fashionable and light when they are full. And here comes one essential rule: your handbag should weigh no more than 10% of your own weight!

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Switch the sides
Start and use a good habit to change the side you carry your purse. If you constantly wear a purse on the same side you will start experiencing back pain. Even for purses with short handles this rule is still applied. If you follow this simple rule, that will prevent you a lot of troubles.

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Sit up straight
Sometimes when you carry heavy purses, your body literally bending under the weight, which is not very good posture. Try to go with the necessary support and keep your head and shoulders upright. Of course the best thing you can do to is to lighten the load, but if you just can’t do it, remember that you must go straight.

Trendy women’s belts in 2014, what kind I should pick?

Ladies belt - this is perhaps the most important element of every woman’s wardrobe , because this fashion accessory  is ” involved ” in the creation of almost any image . The belts for women are made in the most amazing colors, shapes and decorations.  For the beautiful half of humanity are allowed the most unexpected , impressive and original accessories. The leather belt is capable to add a female character elegance and sophistication. This element of the wardrobe could easily transform the casual dress in an evening dress , giving it originality and expressiveness. The belt is a ” focus ” of an each image,  so in the women’s wardrobe should contains different types and colors.

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Wide leather accessory - this is the latest style in 2013, among the most popular belts of varying thickness and fasteners .

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The wide belts could not remain unnoticed and they’re able to help the woman to draw attention to herself. Therefore such women belt could become the main focus of the whole image and the variety of colors and textures allows all fashionable ladies to improvise .
The thin leather belts among  the new collections are not so popular , but they’re still for specific styles, that could not be worn without this accessory.

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As for the colors – we must stick to the fashion classic shades as bright red, green, blue and yellow.

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Daring designers tie a knot to the waist belts.

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Continues the trend of the hip belt , but we should pay special attention to the waist, because elegance and femininity are the main trends for this year.

Red carpet fashion

Red carpet fashion refers to the outfits worn on the red carpet at high profile gala celebrity events such as award ceremonies and film premieres. The clothes worn to award events such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes consistently receive intense worldwide media scrutiny, making their red carpets an international product placement area of great importance to fashion designers. Despite the publicity given to award ceremonies, other red-carpet events such as the Vogue-hosted Met Ball also have a significant impact on the fashion world.

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Prior to the 1990s, many celebrities chose their own red-carpet dresses, with the Oscars being remembered for some extraordinary and eccentric outfit choices, including torn denim, sequinned jumpsuits and even Indian headdresses.For ceremonies such as the Golden Globes, it was rare to see a star dressing up formally until the late 1990s, with many nominees turning up casually dressed.When Halle Berry came to the 2000 ceremony in a glamorous white Valentino dress, it was described as a game-changer which set the standard for Golden Globe red carpet style, and according to Phillip Bloch, her stylist at the time, “began the time when a dress could actually make a career.” The increasing dependence on fashion stylists was something that had emerged since the 1990s, leading to criticism that red carpet fashion, particularly at the Oscars, now appears “bland and homogeneous”, following a model of “discreetly elegant gowns, softly swept-up hairdos and lots of diamond jewellery”. The stylist’s role is to try to ensure that the client only receives positive publicity for her appearance and is not featured on ‘worst-dressed’ lists.

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In 2004, The New York Times, asking “Does the glamour of the Golden Globes steal the scene from Oscar?”, observed that the wider range of potential nominees of the “younger, hipper” Globes, from television as well as film, offered designers more opportunity to have their work featured on the red carpet.Unlike the Oscars, nominees for the Golden Globes and other events are under less pressure to choose an expensive, one-of-a-kind haute couture gown, which is also easier for the designers who can offer samples from their latest ready-to-wear lines. One of the most widely publicised and talked-about red-carpet gowns was a ready-to-wear green Versace gown worn by Jennifer Lopez to the 42nd Grammy Awards ceremony on February 23, 2000.

Publicity

Having a dress featured on the red carpet, particularly one that attracts media attention, is very important to a designer, with Carmen Marc Valvo saying in 2000:

“The dollar return of having some celebrity shot in your dress is worth a fortune, more than a five-page spread in Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar that only appears once. That same image can be blasted repeatedly in newspapers and magazines across the country and around the world. That is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

A year after Kate Winslet wore one of his dresses to the 2002 Oscars, designer Ben de Lisi said:

“I can’t possibly quantify how much publicity I got from that or how much money I made. And now, every time anyone writes about her they use the picture of her in the dress and so it just goes on and on.”

This strategy is not without risk, as a designer may invest major labour and time into creating a unique dress (which could cost up to $100,000) for a celebrity, only to have their investment wasted when the star decides at the last moment to wear someone else’s dress. Particularly high-profile celebrities are often loaned dresses by several different designers for the ceremony, meaning that the designer often does not know until the night whether his or her dress was chosen to receive the much-desired exposure. In addition, they run the risk of never getting the dress back, rejected or not. The choice for a designer may also be whether to dress one actress for the Oscars, or design an entire ready-to-wear collection.

Cancelled events

When the 65th Golden Globe Awards ceremony was cancelled and replaced with a press conference as a result of a writer’s strike which also threatened the Oscars, this was also seen as a threat to the fashion industry. Not only were established designers under threat, but the opportunity for up-and-coming designers to achieve widespread recognition through red-carpet exposure of their designs was severely limited.In 2008, a number of events, including the threat of an actor’s strike that would have led to cancellation of the 2009 Oscar ceremony, and an upcoming star-studded presidential inauguration had a visible effect on that year’s Golden Globes ceremony. Many stars dressed for the Globes in unique couture gowns that they might otherwise have reserved for the Oscars.

 

Source: Wikipedia

Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess

Don’t be discouraged! When you give your inner style queen a little bit of room to breath you’ll find she’s alive and kicking and has lots to say for herself. So here are a few easy steps to take to give her that room.

1. Make an effort – It sounds simple but there’s a huge number of people who get up in the morning, reach for what ever is clean and that’s it. Style takes effort. Every morning make an effort to reach for the ‘best’ outfit you can put together, whatever your day holds. Take the time and effort to put together a suitable, comfortable outfit that shows you’ve put thought and effort into what you’re wearing.

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2. Grooming – You’re going to find it hard to present a stylish image if your hair needs a cut, your makeup’s stuck in the 80’s which handily is the last time your eyebrows were plucked. Again, you don’t need to go to extremes with this, personally I hate fussing with my hair, but being unkempt is not an option. Tame those eyebrows, get a good haircut – regularly! – and keep your nails trimmed. If you’re not a great fan of makeup then invest in some good skincare products and a tinted moisturizer. It’s all about your attitude and it should be “I care about me.”

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3. Care for your clothes – You’ve got your favorite jumpsuit stashed somewhere haven’t you. Or maybe it’s your favorite shirt which now has the big stain on the back. It’s sad, devastating in fact, but they have to go. The clothes you wear need to be hole free, wrinkle free, spot free, smell free and above all else, clean.

4. Forget size, fit is king – The key element of dressing with style is fit. Don’t buy clothes that are a size too small because you’re going to loose weight. Don’t buy clothes that are a size too big because you think you’re too fat. Both will make you look bigger than what you are. Clothes that fit are instantly slimming and always chic, be it a jeans and t shirt or a little black dress.

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5. Flatter your shape – Whatever your size or shape there is a cut that flatters you more than others, just as there will be those cuts that will never in a million years work for you. Learn what they are. Slavishly go with the first and pretend the second doesn’t even exist. Forget trends. Never get sucked into the ‘latest it thing’.

6. Accessories are everything – Accessories are the icing on the cake, the shine on the diamond, the alcohol in your favorite adult beverage. Without them the world will still turn but it’s a much sadder and less bright place. With the right accessories even the most banal outfit can be transformed into a stylish comment about you. Incidentally accessories are a great place to start changing your look.

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7. Shoes are not just an accessory – Shoes are of the utmost importance to an outfit and they should good quality – you can dress up practically anything else but a cheap shoe looks like a cheap shoe. Buy the best that you can afford. Go for different shapes, colors and styles. The more shoes you have the more outfits you can construct. And, yes, some of them will need to be heels.

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8. Keep shopping – Looks change, makeup changes, hair styles change and of course fashion changes at the speed of light. There is no necessity to keep up with the trends but a great wardrobe is going to be a mix of timeless classics and modern fabrics, colors and styles. Regularly clean out your closet getting rid of anything old or that you haven’t worn in a while, or possibly at all and replace them with modern items. BUT, keep all your classics or those things that make you look fabulous and have a copy made from it’s carcase when it passes on.

9. Steal the best looks – Always keep your eyes open for an outfit or look that totally screams style and is somehow just… you, be it on tv, movies, on the street, your boss, your sister, your best-est friend in the whole wide world, and then ruthlessly steal it. Be sure you adapt it to flatter your shape and coloring but then wear it with pride. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and no one, but no one with even a modicum of style got that way on their own.

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10. Take some risks – Try something different for you. I’m not suggesting that you suddenly decide you’re going to dress like the latest ‘it girl’, but maybe you could wear a sequined top to work, or jeans and t shirt with a string of pearls or maybe a hat of some description. Something outside of your comfort zone. Something funky and fun. OK, it may end up a shameful memory, but more than likely it will pass in a blur of nobody-even-noticed, and it’s always possible you’ll find out something new an amazing about yourself, and that is what style is all about.

FASHION

Every person nurtures an innate desire of looking good and feel ‘accepted’ in the socio-economic circle. The word fashion instantaneously brings to mind a flash of colour with a dash of glamour.

Women are taking to fashion in a big way, and are experimenting with different looks, styles, and textures.

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Fashion plays an increasingly important role in an indivi­dual’s life because it is considered as a means of self-expression. The garments and accessories that man or women wear, help them to identify with a group of others-whether it is a lifestyle, profession, a religion, or an attitude. Thus, the term ‘fashion’ has become synonymous with the overall growth of the country as well.

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Several factors contribute to the evolution of fashion as a whole. It is a widely accepted fact that the rich and the famous, and the political figures and royalty have always moved the seasonal trends of fashion. The advertising media also contributes equally to update us about the daily style checks.

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Fashion in India, a land rich in culture and tradition, has evolved through the centuries. This country, rich in culture represents a kaleidoscope of changing trends and traditions. Here, clothes perform different functions depending on the occasion. Be it festivals, parties, profession, or just a matter of reflecting attitude … fashion is simply ‘in’.

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Today, fashion does not necessarily mean glamour, or the urge to follow the current trends. It is more a way of life, a reflection of inner beauty, where the intellect shines through, complete with comfort quotient.

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How to Choose What Color to Wear

Once you understand color, it’s relatively easy to create a wardrobe where every item makes you look your best and ties in well with each other. It can be extremely rewarding and once you understand which colors suit you, you can start to add in others and still look great!

Particularly in the working world, the colors you choose to wear can send a message about the type of you personality you have.

1. Wear dark colors to convey authority and power. Some dark colours include black and navy blue.

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2.Wear pastel colors to seem relaxed and friendly. Some pastel colors include light green and light purple.

3. Mix colors to convey creativity. Make sure to combine colors that match and compliment each other well, such as purple and red.

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4. Wear reds for all of your personality traits. Reds tend to vary on the message they send across. Burgundy conveys sophistication, while blue-red conveys assertiveness. An orange-red would be worn by someone who is lively.

5. Wear pinks to convey an open heart. People who wear pink, regardless of gender, appear approachable and capable of loving others.

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6. Wear whites to symbolize a new beginning. Wearing whites can symbolize cleaning and offer a fresh, bright new outlook.

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7. Wear yellows to display warmth and optimism. This color carries the same healing qualities that are associated with the sun, and are associated with optimism and light.

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8. Wear oranges to display high energy. Orange is a bold color that can make you feel quite playful. It’s also a color that has a great deal of sexual energy to it.

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How to Match Hairstyles with Clothing

Even if it might sound a little bit strange, hairstyles and clothes complete each other in order to create a balanced, harmonious look. Depending on the outfit you are wearing, you should consider choosing the appropriate hairstyle. This is one rule that seems to date back from the Victorian age, when just like in hairstyling, in clothing too there was a relation between elongated and voluminous elements. Nowadays, it is also very important to know how to match hairstyles with clothing for balancing the overall look.

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First of all, the right thing to do is to choose the outfit first and only afterwards the hairstyle. This way, you’ll be able to change your hairstyle based on the clothes you are wearing. Without any doubt, the outfit will be chosen according to the event and the moment of the day. Moreover, always keep in mind that if the invitation requires a certain dress code, it is important to respect this.

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Always balance the look. Harmony is the key word when wanting to match hairstyles with clothing. Volume in the clothes requires simple, discreet hairstyles. Volume with volume is a no-no. Keep in mind that your hairstyle should maintain the equilibrium of your silhouette. Therefore, a slicked hairstyle or a bun can help you achieve your goal. The same thing can be applied when wearing a jacket or a shirt with a high collar when a classic ponytail or a bun can do the trick.

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When you have a clothing item, such as a dress or blouse, with volume in the upper part, like ruffles, the best thing you can do is to gather your hair into a chignon or a half updo. However, don’t go for the too elaborated styles that can give the impression of trying too hard. Choose something rather messy, yet studied, that can be both elegant, yet not too severe. On the other hand, if the dress is simple, without embellishments, you can choose a more elegant and elaborated updo.

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Another important thing is to never match a too complicated hairstyle to a casual, simple outfit. This is the best moment for you to free your hair or try a subtler hairstyle. Moreover, you can also go for some simple accessories to spice up a bit the look.

Expressing Yourself through Clothing

One of the most creative ways of expressing yourself is through clothing. More often than not, each individual has their own unique style when it comes to clothing. In some cases, people base their style of clothing from their area where they reside in. If they are living in a place where the weather is fine and sunny, they would choose shirts and shorts for men and tank tops with skirts for women, especially during the summer. On the other hand, if they live somewhere where the weather in cold, chances are, people are layered with clothing, usually with dark colors for extra protection from the cold.

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However, there are individuals who dress according to mood. In case they want to look comfortable and laid-back, they would opt to wear simple jeans and shirt with a sweater or a cardigan for the cold. If they feel a bit edgy, some would go for a more grunge type look, with powerful designs and dark colors to match. Either way, people may still correspond their way of dressing through their moods, and somewhat express them through their clothing.

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Some people think of their clothing as a way to express their individuality. Even if it looks a bit too much for some, other people would still wear something entirely different and unique, just because they feel that it is a way to express them. Some people dress up in costumes, much similar to Japanese culture. But even so, they still manage to express their individuality and in some way, their own form of art.

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Even if you are following the latest trends in fashion or not, the important thing is to be comfortable in what you wear. Although there are times when you want to splurge on expensive clothes stores, you can always manage to balance it out with good finds from Caramella-fashion online shop and get the best deals on our new collection.

Boutique – ” Business Serving a Sophisticated or Specialized Clientele”

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A boutique is a small shopping outlet, especially one that specializes in elite and fashionable items such as clothing and jewelry. The word is French for “shop”, via Latin from Greek ἀποθήκη (apothēkē), “storehouse”.

The term entered into everyday English use in the late 1960s when, for a brief period, London was the centre of the fashion trade. Carnaby Street and the Kings Road were the focus of much media attention as home to the most fashionable boutiques of the era. Now the East of London has been regenerated and more Boutiques pop up in fashionable areas, such as Tower Bridge Road.

It can also refer to a specialised firm such as a boutique investment bank or boutique law firm. The word is often used to describe a property in the independent section of the hotel market (such as The Rockwell in London) in order to distinguish themselves from larger chains (such as Hilton Hotels). In such cases the establishments aim to convey the idea that the operation is elite and highly specialised.

In the strictest sense of the word, boutiques would be one-of-a-kind but more generally speaking, some chains can be referred to as boutiques if they specialize in particular styles.

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