Archive for February, 2010
Itâ??s almost that time of year again. Admittedly, there are sales going on at most times of the year nowadays but, somehow, the winter sales seem to be the most exciting of all, and the best for bagging some real value for money.
Most stores look to the sales to get rid of old stock (including old sale stock that may not have sold in the January Sales) and make room for new, so there are many quite mouth-watering bargains to be had. Â Even on the first day of most sales, the discounts offered can be huge but, if you can wait awhile, even bigger reductions are applied as the stores get more desperate to free up the space.
One of the best things to look for to make the most of the sales is a winter coat. Â Normally a very expensive part of the typical wardrobe, it is possible to buy a fantastic well made rain coat for a fraction of its original price. Waiting until sale time to buy boots and a handbag to match, can mean that you can have a stunning up-to-date outfit for little outlay.
The winter sales are also the perfect time to buy other items which can be used for the rest of the current season, but will be ideal for next winter. Â These essential garments include, trousers, jumpers, and cardigans, as well as hats, scarves, and gloves.
A lot of the jewellery for sale in the winter has been designed to complement winter fashions, and are usually chunky and ethnic in design. As the warmer seasons approach, the trend will be towards lighter more summery designs, so Â the winter sales provide the perfect opportunity to stock up on some new necklaces, rings, earrings, and so on.
Itâ??s easy to want something you have spotted in a store window immediately, but far more satisfying to wait until the winter sales arrive and, possibly, get it for a lot less than it would have cost had you been too impatient to wait.
Good underwear really does matters. If every woman is really honest, she is far more concerned with what her finished outfit looks like than what is worn underneath, but the right underwear can make all the difference to an outfit, and as much care should be taken when choosing that as when deciding what to wear on the outside.
One of the most important items to have in the home when getting dressed for any occasion is a full-length mirror, and itâ??s a good idea, when deciding which outfit to wear, to make sure you are wearing the correct underwear, and to check both back and front in the mirror before stepping outside.
The best way to choose new womens underwear is to be professionally measured for it, and many retailers offer such a service. Â The person doing the measuring will have been properly trained to do it correctly, and to advise on the perfect size for each individual, even choosing a selection for them to try on.
Itâ??s a well-known fact that most women wear bras in the wrong size for them and, once they have been fitted professionally, they will find that the right one makes all the difference, not just to how they look, but also to how they feel about themselves. Â Underwear can literally make or break an outfit, and the right undergarments will instantly turn an outfit from the mundane to the spectacular, and making the most of the wearerâ??s body. Â It will give an immediate confidence boost, too.
Underwear matters with every outfit. Â For instance, for the athletic types, specially-designed sports bras are available which ensure that strenuous activity can be undertaken in comfort, and there are bras made specifically for wearing under smooth t-shirts, too.
One thing is for sure â?? wearing the right underwear not only works wonders for the top layer, it Â makes a girl feel good, too.
There was a time when the little black dress reigned supreme for evening wear, not surprising sinceÂ black Â complements most people and is easy to match up to accessories like handbags, shoes, and jewellery.
Nowadays, most women wear trousers and, indeed, some prefer to wear them all the time, so they have become acceptable for evening wear, too. Â As with dresses, they come in many different styles and colours. Â Where jeans would be ideal for a casual evening out, they are not â??dressyâ?? enough for a dinner party or other formal event, such as a visit to the theatre or opera. Â Fortunately, trousers have come a long way from being something to wear informally.
It is possible to buy trousers made especially for evening wear; using some of the fabrics used for evening dresses, they can look stunning and, again, black is a very popular choice. Â There are designs available nowadays that are tailored in soft elegant fabrics which, teamed with a glitzy belt and jewellery, can look every bit as eye-catching as an evening dress. Â Of course, when wearing trousers on a special night out, a top has to be chosen to be worn with them, making shopping for the perfect outfit a little more difficult.
There are some women who just wouldnâ??t feel dressed-up enough in trousers and, for them; the choice of evening dresses is amazing. Any colour is deemed suitable but there is always the black option. Â Worn long or cocktail length, they are suitable for any occasion and can be dressed up in the same way as trousers. To add Â a finishing touch to an evening dress, a coordinating or contrasting Â pashmina is the ideal accessory, with the added bonus of adding an extra layer of warmth when required.
Today the choice of evening wear has never been so great â?? there is something out there to make every woman feel like a million dollars on a special night out.
Of all the occasions that arise throughout the year for dressing up, none is as romantic as Valentineâ??s Day, when love is truly in the air.
Valentineâ??s Day is synonymous with hearts and the colour pink, so they are a good starting point when choosing the perfect outfit.
A great look for the day would be a pale pink dress in a soft sheer fabric. February is a cold month, so itâ??s a good idea to pick a dress that can be worn with a pretty cardigan when necessary. Â Cardigans have come a long way from the practical and boring styles of time gone by, and there are many lovely designs around which enhance an outfit rather than dress it down.
Shoes look much more feminine with a â??girlyâ?? evening dress than boots, with the added advantage of the wearer being able to choose stockings or tights that complement the overall outfit and most shoes are available these days with a handbag to match. Â If itâ??s not possible to buy a new handbag, there are handbag â??charmsâ?? around that can be chosen in coordinating colours or a pretty chiffon scarf could be attached to the straps of an existing handbag to add the romantic touch.
Accessories will be the â??funâ?? part of dressing up for Valentineâ??s Day because there will be many inexpensive specially-made items around in the stores, and it will be easy to choose, say, a necklace and matching earrings in a lovely heart design either to match the dress, or to complement it â?? black, in particular, looks great with pink and will add a touch of sophistication, too.
Valentineâ??s Day is the most romantic day of the year and girls everywhere will be hoping to bring out the romantic side of their true loves; a guaranteed way of doing this is to dress with that perfect day in mind.