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2014 Trends In Swimwear for Real Women

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swimwear1It’s okay to admit that you don’t have a supermodel figure. Similarly, it’s okay to admit that you are no longer a 16-year old girl. You can look fantastic by choosing trends that fit your style and make you comfortable. Additionally, you do not have to sit on the beach in a smock after you turn 30, and you do not have to follow strict rules. Focus on swimsuits that accentuate your best assets instead of swimsuits that hide the less flattering parts of your body.

Color Blocking Works With Every Figure

Choose different sporty styles that have large blocks of colors and bold lines. Many women have a naturally slim body and want to draw a little extra attention to their best features. On a related note, many women that are not super slim want to draw extra attention to the right places. Instead of hiding under an umbrella, wear a tank suit with bold color blocks and stripes. After all, who doesn’t want to add shape without adding bulk?

Flatter a Small Bust

Go retro to choose what you want to show off. Choose a one-piece suit with higher cut bottoms to elongate legs, and choose a great color to go with it. Embrace different vintage patterns and detailing to draw attention to your swimsuit and your best features. Retro styles are flirty, feminine, and diverse. Don’t forget to choose a color that makes your hair and face pop.

Keep a Large Bust Under Control

No woman wants to lose half of her swimsuit in the pool or accidentally flash throngs of unsuspecting sunbathers. It’s the kind of things nightmares are made of. Get a suit with a solid bra, and choose bold prints to make it more modern. Hawaiian and island prints are a great way to turn a matronly look into a fun one, and they are popular this season. Bright prints with fuchsias, pinks, and purples look good on almost any skin tone, and a bikini might be the way to go.

Big and Beautiful

Plus-size swimwear does not have to be depressing. Get away from traditional black, and choose chic shades of gray. Opt for a tank that has an overlay. Tie the overlay up or down, and feel confident. Show off curves with a plunging neckline, and be ready to turn heads in all the right ways. It’s important to find the shade of gray that looks best with your natural skin tone and does not wash you out.

Should You Go for the Bikini?

There is a bikini out there that can help balance different proportions for different body types. A bikini can help boost a small bust or draw attention away from larger bottoms. Women with pear-shaped bodies can choose to pair a detailed top with a plain bottom to draw attention upward. Similarly, women with A-line bodies can choose a bikini that fits well and does not overpower fine features.

The Biggest Swimwear Fashion Mistake

With few exceptions, the biggest mistake women can make is to hide under an umbrella in a large black suit. Follow the latest summer fashion trends to find the swimsuit that makes you look and feel great about your body, and look forward to swimsuit season.

The Benefits of Body Shapers

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shapewear2Body shape wear is an integral piece of many women’s wardrobes. Why? Because shape wear helps to tone and tuck nearly any problem area on the body. Whether the ideal piece is a full body garment that tones every part of the body, or one that is designed to target one specific area, there is something to help anyone get the look they desire. There are so many different areas of the body that can be improved by body shapers.

Booty

There are many body shapers available from online retailers like Classic Shapewear that help to lift and shape the derriere. Whether that shaping should come in the form of a panty, a body suit, or a girdle is a matter of personal preference. Whichever type of garment is chosen, there is one thing that will always be certain. The wearer’s butt is going to look fierce. There are even panties that give an additional boost through padding. These panties add to a butt to make it look more full and perky.

Stomach

The stomach is a huge problem area for many women. For some people, having shapewear available that is specifically designed to make the stomach look flat and shapely is a huge relief. There are many types of body suits that are specifically designed to flatten a person’s abdominals and give shape to their body. They can also be used to improve a person’s posture.

Legs

Thighs are another huge problem area. Thighs are strange areas because they can be large while the rest of the body is small. For that reason, thigh slimmers are important. They can help keep thighs in check and make them tighter. There are other options that help shape more of the leg, as well. There are some that reach the mid-thigh area, some that end just above the knee, others that end just below the knee, and still others that shape all the way to the ankle. These give women different options in what they are wanting to shape and how completely they want their legs to be shaped.

Bust

There are many options that help to shape and lift the bust area. Many body suits have built-in bras or underwire to help shape the area, while others allow the wearer to choose their own bra to wear with the suit. Either way, the body suits are still designed to help lift the bust to its ideal position. This also helps to improve posture.

Hips and Love Handles

No one wants to talk about love handles. They are troublesome and unattractive, but nearly everyone has them. Even young people have them. Body shapers can help trim love handles and hips down to size. There are many products available that are specifically designed to help smooth out the hip area, giving it an even, attractive look. These also often help work on the stomach, so that everything looks even and equally shapely.

Improving the body is everyone’s right. There is no need to simply be stuck with what you have been given. Body shapers give many people the opportunity to instantly appear more like they wish to be. Body shapers are designed to improve many different common problem areas.

Buying Something That Looks Good

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shopping onlineYou always want to look your best when you go out whether you have thousands to spend on clothing or have a tighter wardrobe budget. The good news is that online retailers allow you to look like a million bucks even if you don’t have $1 million to spend on a pair of jeans and a shirt.

Online retailers can afford to charge less for their goods because they don’t have to pay to display merchandise or keep a physical inventory in their stores. Instead, they merely send a purchase order to a warehouse and send it to the customer. Companies also offer discounts to customers because they want them to come back to their website the next time that they need shoes or a handbag.

Clothing retailers know that both men and women deserve to have access to fashionable clothing regardless of how much they have to spend. Although men aren’t known as shopaholics, they do like to make sure that they have clean clothes and a nice watch to go with those clothes. If you need to find something fashionable for yourself, you can shop for designer fashion online at Tuchuzy or any site that you feel comfortable buying from.

Clothes for the Cause: Upcycling Your Old Outfits For a Good Cause

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clothes for the cause2In the world of fashion, being environmentally conscious is in. With companies like Warby Parker or Nice Laundry actively trying to make a difference, it is quite easy to find brands that align with some environmental or socially moral code. Other times, simply supporting a specific brand isn’t enough. What more can we do?

Sometimes we’re able to get money back for old and used clothes because they are in excellent condition and/or because of their designer labels. In these cases for the sake of our own budgets, it may be wise to sell our clothes, have them sold in a consignment shop, or send our high-end fashions to online resellers to get the most bang for our buck. But in some cases, the clothes we have collecting dust in our closet that simply won’t resell are better to donate.

Of course, there are the classic methods of donating—Goodwill and other types of local thrift stores happily accept our garments and other used goods and we can receive a tax write off for this. But a new trend is creeping up that might offer more overall good for the global community: upcycling.

A new charitable organization, Clothes for the Cause takes your used items (and in many cases even your very used items) and repurposes them into rags, fiber for home and shelter insulation, and more. In this way, all of our old garments do a great deal of good for people who need raw materials to make everyday items to keep warm and clean.

Each year in the US, billions upon billions of clothes are needlessly and thoughtlessly tossed like any other garbage into landfills and dumps. This is not only tragic because they aren’t being used for the hundreds of thousands of adults, children, and infants they could clothes, but also because of the space they take up in garbage heaps, which are growing exponentially and harming our environment. Upcycling clothes in this manner is much like recycling aluminum cans or plastic—it’s the right thing to do, helps our environment, and helps us reuse materials to keep the costs of certain items lower.

Perhaps the coolest part of what Clothes for the Cause offers is the chance for a new trend in charitable organizations. Clothing and other raw fabrics like sheets and bedding can be repurposed in numerous ways, including making “pillow case dresses” for little girls in Africa, quilts for children and families all over the planet, be used in animal shelters for bedding, and so much more.

And it isn’t just t-shirts and sweatpants that Clothes for the Cause will take off your hands—your old work ensembles, button-downs—even children’s plush toys, terrycloth rags and towels, handbags, and even draperies! The level of versatility means you as a consumer with clothes and other textile items in your home have the chance to give back in a way you had probably never heard of or considered while freeing up space in your home.

Clothes for the Cause makes it easy to contribute. Often coming to towns all across America for clothing and textile drives and fundraisers, as a member of your community you can bring your used items to a sponsored event. In addition, Clothes for the Cause has trucks that service neighborhoods all over the place that are happy to drop by your home or apartment to pick up bags of goodies. The icing on the cake? Clothes for the Cause ensures that any monies made as part of their fundraising efforts go to the Make-A-Wish foundation across the upper Northwestern US as well as churches, schools, and other groups that need financial help to stay afloat. The next time you think about dropping your old duds into the dumpster, think twice and contact Clothes for the Cause instead.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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ALFANI EARRINGS $18, NECKLACE $48, BRACELET $34

ALFANI EARRINGS $18, NECKLACE $48, BRACELET $34

Donatella Versace once said, “Do not be out-blinged by a rapper.”

On Mother’s Day, give mom the chance to follow Donatella’s advice. From fine jewelry to custom, Nordstrom has that perfect bling for mom.

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