As one of the most popular styles of footwear for women, heels can help you take your outfit to the next level. Heeled shoes are versatile and can serve many different purposes, but the right heels will provide you with the perfect combination of comfort, confidence, and fashion. Whether you need a professional touch to a casual outfit or want a cute look for date night, there are many different types of heels. To inspire you with ideas, here are some of the best styles of heels to pair with your outfits.

Types of Heels

The best way to pick the right heel for your feet is to get a sense of your options. There are many high-heeled shoes to consider and here are some top picks you won’t want to miss.

Block Heels

If you’re looking for a confident stride through the office, block heels might just be the right shoe for you. Thanks to the thick base, blocked heeled footwear are comfortable and easy to wear for longer periods. “The block heeled shoe is a fashion staple for the modern women, offering the perfect balance of style and comfort that can complement any outfit,” says Ana Roberts, co-founder and chief editor at Top Trends Guide. 

Cuban Heels

The Cuban heel is largely inspired by men’s fashion and most often found on closed-toed shoes, including Oxfords and cowboy boots. They’re usually short to medium-height shoes with a gender-neutral vibe.

Comma Heels

Comma heels get their name from the comma shape design and because these heels date back to the 1950s, they have a classical elegance about them that will never go out of style.

Cone Heel

As the name would indicate, a cone heel has a cone shape that starts out wide on the shoe and tapers to a point. They’re very versatile and can be found at any height and style, but the silhouette is always striking and fierce.

Decorative Heels

Decorative heels are those special occasion shoes you can’t miss. They’re the canvas for creative designers and can span a wide variety of themes and aesthetics, from the Cinderella slipper to a spikey, chic punk design.

Flared Heel

The flared heel is an iconic piece that dates back to the Flower Power era and has recently come back into style. With a broad, wide base, the flared heel is comfortable for long-term use and can be dressed up for nights out or kept casual and cool as everyday shoes.

High Heel

To be considered a high heel, the shoe must be several inches tall, though the design varies greatly. High heels have a long and exciting history and have been used to help their wearers feel confident, powerful, and beautiful for centuries.

Kitten Heel

The kitten heel is traditionally shorter than two inches and is an excellent way to get the posture boost of a high heel without the height or discomfort sometimes associated with heels. Kitten heels have a wide variety of uses and can be found everywhere from political fashion to workplace dress to upscale social events.

Medium Heel

Height-wise, the medium heel falls between the kitten heel and the high heel, which makes them comfortable for all-day use. Explore neutral tones for work or try out bold colors for flawless elegance at your next party.

Slim Heel

When people think of high heels, they often think of the slim heel. Slim heels are the perfect fit for a sexy outfit and a night on the town. They add height, straighten your posture and help to slim your figure. Pair them with a ball gown, a maxi dress, or a slinky dance-ready number.

Very High Heel

When you want all eyes on you, the very high heel is the shoe for the job. There’s no upper limit to how high these shoes can go and platforms are added at the front for comfort. According to Page Six, Lady Gaga has been known to rock these heels as a fashion statement. These shoes fit with sexier, bolder outfits more than professional ones.

Spool Heel

The spool heel is a stunning piece of fashion that really makes a statement. With origins in classic European art movements and design inspiration from spinning wheels of old, the spool heel is a uniquely elegant way to showcase your style.

Square Heel

As the name would indicate, the square heel has a rectangular design that makes it easier to wear them for longer periods of time. They come in many different designs and can be perfect for the office, a summer picnic or a social event.

Thick Cuban Heel

Because Cuban heels are more masculine in origin, these thick Cuban heels can be found in utilitarian fashion styles, like military aesthetics or chunky boots. The wide base makes them easy to walk in and they’re sure to make a bold statement every time.

Different Types of Heels Shoes

Not only do you have many great choices when it comes to the type of heel you can pick, but there are unique combinations of heel and shoe type that can make an outfit fashionable or unique. Knowing which shoe style fits which heel will make it easier to find that perfect pair for you.

Ankle Booties

Whether you’re headed to class, the office, or the latest art gallery opening, ankle booties will add a touch of playful elegance to your outfit. Dress them up with metallic colors and studded accents or go for cute and casual with neutral tones. While ankle boots look great throughout the year, this shoe style is most popular during the spring and fall, according to this by Lands’ End.

Pumps

When you need the perfect shoe for the surprise summer wedding or tomorrow’s big presentation, the classic pump will play double duty as a comfortable working shoe and a fashionable piece that is sure to enhance your confidence.

Heel Boots

Boots are the perfect shoe for transitional seasons where it isn’t too warm or too cold. They can be worn with everything from denim pants to cotton dresses to fancier evening clothes and will always help you look sharp and effortlessly put together.

Platform Heels

The platform at the front of the heel will help to reduce any uncomfortable bend in the foot and make it easier to achieve those high heights. They’re perfect for nights out with friends and for taking that hot new outfit up a notch.

Wedge Heels

Wedge heels take a lot of the pressure off the arch of the foot and the ankle and add a modernist, chic look to any outfit. They come in a wide variety of fabrics and textures, so you can pair them with many different outfits.

Wedge Sandals

Wedge sandals are perfect for summer dresses and add a little extra fun to any look. Because of the wide platform, they’re more comfortable for long-term wear and are the perfect way to show off your pedicure.

Stilettos

Stilettos are high, chic shoes worn socially to make the wearer even more gorgeous and alluring. Stilettos have a unique and exciting history that dates back hundreds of years and is full of danger and romance – it’s no wonder they add such confidence.

 

High/Mid/Low-Heel Sandals

The summer sandal gets kicked up a notch with a heel to fit any occasion. Whether you’re headed to a wedding or looking for the perfect beach day adventure shoe, these heeled summer sandals are playful and cute, and pair well with dresses and shorts alike.

Slingback Heels

The slingback heel refers to the strap that wraps around the ankle and helps to hold the heel in place. Where straps normally bisect the foot, the slingback displays it fully for a longer, more elegant look. They come in many heights and are often used by professional women.

Ankle Strap Heels

The ankle strap heel can be a lot of fun since the strap leaves room for adornment and decoration like bows and metal decals.

Peep Toe Heels

Show off your summer nails with peep-toe heels that tease the toes and still add an elegant look to any outfit.

Mules

Add a modern take on a retro 1990s classic with velvet or suede mule heels. They’re comfortable, elegant, and add a little extra fun to your look.

Lace-Up Heels

Lace-up heels are unique and stylish and take their inspiration from the classically feminine ballet slipper and the roman gladiator sandal alike. The tie is made of ribbon or a thick shoelace and often creates a beautiful bow at the top.

Cut-Out Heels

Cut-out heels are bold and will give your outfit a chic and modern look inspired by art and high fashion. If you have foot or ankle tattoos or just want to make a statement, these shoes are perfect.

Oxfords

Oxford shoes take their inspiration from British boarding schools and classic English fashion. For women and in heel form, they can be feminine and help add a classic academia aesthetic to school and work clothes.

Espadrille Heels

Espadrille heels embody summer with their unique mix of textiles, including a woven or canvas base and cotton ties. They’re cute and casual and perfect for a night out with friends.

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From Zara, to thrift shops, and all the way to Paris fashion week streets – big suits are one of 2022 biggest trends. They started to make a slight entrance circa 2 years ago… I remember cause I LOVED the cut of men inspired suit pants that was very new and trendy at the time, and I wanted to do a post about it but well… I didn’t, yet I secretly prayed I’d still get a chance to rant on this trend were it to be still a thing in the future, which gladly it is. Maybe it’s turning into a staple you know? Every 80s look sprinkled with a little 90’s and early 2000’s seems to be quite the thing these days… Anyway fast forward a couple of years since my initial crush on oversized suits and here we are. They’re huge right now both literally as well as metaphorically.

Did the pandemic have anything to do with big suits as a trend in 2022?

Well… while fashion is cyclical and trends are rarely new, hence this 80’s suits making a comeback in 2022 all over Zara or PLT, I do still think the combination of laid back vibes the pandemic has given us, (which translated into oversized clothes and overall style), and the working from home situations – left a bit of a mark onto what we actually still wear in 2022, as we’re slowly exiting the pandemic.

Everyone is either still in sweats but make it luxe, OR oversized items, for that casual vibe you know. And big suits are one of the best outcomes of all this. They’re huge, can be worn as such, or layered with crop tops for a more revealing kinda style. They can be comfy, slouchy, even hobo chic if you will, OR they can be very luxurious, clean cut, and polished. Worn with stilettos, chunky shoes, flats, tees, button-downs or bra-tops, BIG SUITS are very cool and easy to throw on whether you’re 20, or 40, opting for office wear, sporty, trendy, classic, beige, colour, summer, dark – whatever your look is… there’s a suit to style it to.

What the pandemic did, not just to suits, but to fashion in general is to bring back colour. Bold, bright, beautiful vibrant colours are back, sort of like a way to mark the end of covid era and a back to life celebration. Everything is louder, more vibrant, saturated, gorgeous and full of life, while beige, muted colours, even pastels still have their niche…

It’s really a great time in fashion.

So what kind of suits do we wear in 2022?

Big suits, slouchy or more structured, with man inspired pantsuits, high waist, pockets, classic cut, slightly loose and fluid, long, with oversized blazers, 4 or 1 buttons, padded shoulders in any colour but mainly greens, blues, pinks and oranges are in, alongside beige and whites. Fabric wise anything that has that thick luscious feel to it, to more linen summer fabrics, light and easy to wear throughout the hour summer days.

Color suits:

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How do we wear them?

From stilettos, to chunky heels, to classic sling-backs, to sneakers, loafers  – anything works if you can make it work. Top wise, you can layer the blazer with more fitted tops, or bra tops, or you can wear anything really from chunky knits to oversized button-downs. The thing about this look is that it’s very versatile and does fit into a lot of personal styles.

Casual style look:

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Classic luxe look:

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Summer look:

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Masculine look:

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And you know… if we’ve got a style block we always have Pinterest or instagram for a little inspiration.

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Don’t know about you but I ADORE this trend, and it’s been a while since I’ve really liked something in fashion this much.

xoxo D.

It’s no secret that one of the biggest fashion staples in the world is the white sneakers and I’m just about the biggest fan when it comes to these versatile gorgeous comfy shoes.

For me sneakers in general are my go-to shoes for almost the entire day, from morning errands to evening dinners and a walk.

Thanks to a lot of famous fashion people and front row fashion week creme de la creme, these  80s-90s-staples have become more than trendy sporty shoes over the past 10 years or so. There’s been the trend of wearing them with skirts, dresses, office wear – any fashion juxtaposition was the IT thing a while ago. Then athleisure hit us hard when they were the epitome of gym wear done all day long, regardless of actually going to the gym or not, or giving workout tips while being a gym buff. And of course there was always the lazy lovers of fashion/always in a hurry/80’s-kids (like me) who always end up choosing comfort and somehow always decide last minute to wear white sneakers over any other shoe style. All. The. Time.

Whatever I am wearing one day: jeans, smart pants, a dress maybe, blazer, coat, leggings, jumpsuit. You know it… I’ll be wearing white sneakers with it, 99% of the time. I think at this point I’m just embracing this side of me and loving it.

So yes – I’m always on the lookout for best sporty shoes to take me from 9-5 so to speak. Personally I love sneakers that I can wear everywhere and which look good with almost anything, all year round. I don’t wanna have 12345 pairs lining up (although that wouldn’t be too bad either) but I love to be committed to my one pair of white sneakers for a looong time. That’s just me.

My favourite pair of white sneakers at the moment is the Loom Footwear waterproof white sneakers  (they come in black as well for both men and women), and what can I say: like I said in my insta stories time and again I adore them. Loom footwear is famous for delivering comfortable shoes AND very practical. They’re waterproof and 100% eco friendly so that’s a major plus. Another reason why I’m hooked on these shoes is cause they feel so light on my feet, which makes them great for workout (when that’s gonna happen… pray to god soon!) and full day wear, and very flexible, and I LOVE that in sneakers. And they’re white which for me is a winner. I admit I do wear them non stop and I have no complaints so far.

I’ve literally worn them with anything and all the time, even in wet weather and I really like them. Another plus for the these white sneakers is the colour and design. It’s so white, clean, and polished in a very minimal way, which makes it easier to style. And they are light and a pleasure to be in them all day long.

In these pics I’m wearing them with a tracksuit. I know shocker. #lol. There’s really not much outfit wise here, but I do think white sneakers in general thrive style wise with an all black casual outfit and sunglasses.

You can check out their shop for both style sneakers and use may TFT10 code for a 10% DISCOUNT.

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Now it’s your turn to confess your go-to shoes style.

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Going back to work in an office environment after two years of stay-at-home takes time to adapt. When you’ve become so used to working in sweatpants and hoodies, putting on a suit for the corporate environment may seem cumbersome. But, the exciting thing is that workplace fashion for 2022 combines comfort, ease of movement, and style, so you dress to impress and nail that investor presentation. Considering that first impressions count, you need to make an impact each time you walk into the office. Check out these practical ideas to incorporate into your dressing style. 

Edit Your Work Wardrobe

Check through your work wardrobe and make sure that all the apparel is maintained and fits you well. Sort through the clothing that needs dry cleaning or should be donated. Fix missing buttons, seams, and steam iron to make them presentable. Chances are that many of the pieces look outdated or not worth wearing. If you’re not quite ready to invest in new outfits, consider hiring dresses in Brisbane by searching online. Various companies provide apparel on rent. You’ll upload your measurements, and they’ll refit each piece to specifications. Go ahead and wear them multiple times, and when you’re done with it, simply send it back, and hire a new set. 

Choose Apparel that Fits Your Personality

Clothing and fashion are all about dressing to bring out your personality. Instead of focusing on what’s in, you might want to get apparel that feels comfortable wearing. If you’re ill at ease, it will show through in your demeanor. So, if short dresses aren’t your thing, go with longer hemlines. Or, if you’re more comfortable in skirts, don’t insist on pants just because fashion dictates it. Also, pick out cuts and styles that flatter your body shape.

Pick Out Outfits that Match the Industry Where You Work

Match your clothes to the industry where you work. If you’re holding a law firm or corporate office position, you’ll need smartly-tailored suits. Outfits for the hospitality industry are more about formal and evening wear unless you’ll sport the corporate-assigned uniform. Professionals in an SEO or digital marketing firm can dress casual-formal, so you could pick out smart jeans with polo or tailored shirts and a jacket. When in doubt, simply go with the dress code most of your teammates wear. A good rule of thumb to follow is dressing more formally to show you mean business.

Grooming is Critical for a Well-Turned Out Look

Impeccable grooming is indispensable in the work environment. Always show up with neatly combed hair and clean, trimmed nails. Restrict makeup unless your profession demands it and shower in the morning to avoid body odor, which can be a huge turn-off. Deodorants and antiperspirants are definite must-haves in your bag. 

Follow these four critical workplace dressing tips, and you’re sure to make the right impression as a professional who will be successful at anything they do. 

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Designer handbags are one of the best investments you can make. They are timeless and chic, and they will never go out of style. Furthermore, women can rely on them to perfectly complement any other wardrobe items. So much so, they are versatile and offer quality that is second to none in the market. If you’re looking for the latest trends in handbags, look no further! Here are some of the hottest designer handbag styles.

  1. Bucket bags

One of the trendiest handbags from designers to hit the market recently is the bucket bag. Bucket bags are great because they can be used as an everyday bag or a going-out handbag, depending on what you need them for. They are versatile and can be paired up with any outfit. They come in so many different styles and colors, which means there’s something out there just waiting to match with whatever style preferences you may have.

  1. Sling bags

If you’re someone who likes to carry only what’s necessary with you at all times, then this handbag might be right up your alley. They are perfect because they’re small and compact, making them perfect for carrying around on the go. They are very stylish and can be carried with you no matter the occasion. If you want a leather sling bag, a jute sling bag, or even a faux leather sling handbag, then you’re sure to find something that matches your style.

  1. Clutch bags

clutch handbag is another great handbag that will never run out of style. These handbags are perfect for any event when you don’t need to carry much with you. You can use it as the go-to handbag for an evening out on the town or just when you need something compact and stylish.

  1. Crossbody bags

This handbag is very similar to the sling handbag, except for the strap. The crossbody handbag has a longer strap that can be worn across your body, making it a stylish and functional handbag.

  1. Tote bags

These handbags are the latest trend right now, which means you’ll be sure to see them everywhere. These handbags can hold everything from groceries to clothes without breaking under pressure or bulging too much at all sides. Additionally, they are versatile. You could literally wear one with anything from jeans and sneakers during the daytime to dress pants plus heels at night – just throw it over your shoulders as if it were any other bag.

  1. Fanny packs

Believe it or not, fanny packs are back in style! And we’re not talking about those old-fashioned ones that used to be all the rage; these new and updated versions are perfect for today’s fashion trends. They can easily be worn around your waist, allowing you to have your hand’s free while still looking stylish. These handbags are perfect for outdoor activities like hiking or even just walking your dog!

These are just some of the handbag styles that are trending right now. So why not get in on the handbag trend? And the good thing is that handbags from designers are stylish, durable, and, most of all, value for money.

xoxo D.

It has often been said that the health of our bodies can be seen within our fingernails. For instance, those who have recently recovered from an illness may note transverse lines across their surfaces, signifying that growth was halted for a certain amount of time. Other issues seem to be more chronic in nature. Many of us suffer from dry, brittle and soft nails. Some believe that this is a permanent condition which needs to be accepted. However, this is not often the case. There are plenty of powerful treatment options available. Let us first take a look at some common causes of brittle nails before moving on to discuss the available solutions.

Brittle Nails 101: What You Need to Know

The most common cause of brittle nails is a simple lack of moisture. This is why it is crucial to remain hydrated throughout the day; especially when the temperatures outside begin to rise. Nutrition may also play a role, as diets low in vitamin E and a substance known as biotin are common culprits. Other factors may include:

  • An excessive use of nail polish remover.
  • Exposure to harsh cleaning agents and/or detergents (particularly if you notice that your nails easily break or have become somewhat “soft”).
  • In some cases, a deficiency in B-complex vitamins.
  • Not buffing your nails gently, leading to an improper removal after a poor gel application

Now that we can begin to appreciate some of the main causes, what options can you employ? Most experts recommend using a nail strengthener that can be applied topically. What are the benefits of this approach?

How to Obtain Strong and Healthy Nails

We need to remember that our nails absorb a fair amount of wear and tear on a daily basis. Those which have become brittle can easily chip or crack; leading to unsightly and even painful conditions. In addition to adequate hydration and a healthy diet, topical treatments can work wonders within a relatively short period of time. These ointments target three key variables:

  • Density
  • Durability
  • Thickness

Ingredients such as silanediol salicylate, hyaluronic acid and Pistacia lentiscus gum (a substance which promotes keratin production) will provide a synergistic effect to achieve the results that you have been looking for. Additional components will help to prevent your nails from losing moisture; another important concern if you wish to avoid accidental cracking.

Having said this, there are additional ways in which to protect your nails from excess damage. For instance, avoid picking at your cuticles (this can damage the nail bed). Switch to organic detergents and cleaners if these chemicals irritate your nails. Do not use harsh care products and use nail polish remover sparingly. These seemingly small lifestyle changes can have a massive impact in regard to the health of your nails.

It could also be wise to take a look at additional skin care products, as those with unhealthy nails may also complain of other conditions such as dryness or irritation. We can now see that obtaining strong and attractive fingernails is indeed a reality!

xoxo D.

Why Bushy Brows Are the New Hipster Beard

 

Are bold brows on their way out, or here to stay?

For those of us who naturally have sparse or thin eyebrows, the trend for the bushy brow is a little annoying. All the way back in 2011 (that’s a decade ago), Cara Delevigne was already in the spotlight and sporting her trademark bold brow. She’s often credited with starting the trend and it’s not difficult to see why. Now that laminated brows are the latest thing, some of us have started wondering if the trend for bold brows has gone a little too far. Once upon a time every man around was sporting some kind of facial hair, thanks to the rise and rise of the hipster beard, but now the tides have turned. Might there be something similar around the corner for our eyebrows?

How the Beard Began

Most trends come from a place of scarcity. Before the beard trend, there had been a good twenty years when beards were reserved for lumberjacks and Father Christmas. Soon, a few handsome trendsetters started growing out their face fuzz, then a few more followed until almost every barista in the world was sporting facial hair of some description. Beards were still slightly counter-cultural, but they were growing in popularity. What happened next though, was the turning point. Beards and moustaches became so cemented in hipster culture that they began to overspill and before long found themselves firmly in the mainstream. It wasn’t long before articles were being written about the best beards in poker. The last time we checked, the poker world wasn’t hopelessly intertwined with the hipster world. Beards became mainstream, then, just as a standardised lack of facial hair had birthed the beard movement, the opposite happened. Beards became so mainstream that it became hip to shave. So, what does all of this have to do with eyebrows?

How The Brows Evolved

Whether or not Cara actually started the bold eyebrow trend is up for debate, but if we’re to look at it from a similar point of view to how the beard started, we might come to a clearer conclusion. As the men of the world had been sporting minimal facial hair, the women of the world had been sporting minimal eyebrows. The 90s was a time of super-thin, overplucked brows and that bled over into the turn of the millennium. By the time we made it to 2010, the world was ready for a change and Cara happened to be the figurehead of that movement. Bold brows were becoming more obvious on the catwalks and, though it took a few years, this trickled down to the everyday consumer. Before long all of us were filling in our brows with powders and pencils, some more successfully than others. Now a decade later, most of us have honed our skills a lot and our brows look better for it. Also, we’ve had plenty of time to grow them, or realised that our brows were so overplucked in the 90s that they’re never growing back.

What’s Next For Our Eyebrows?

Laminated brows create a fuller fluffier look

 

Brow lamination is one of the more recent eyebrow trends, where each hair is brushed upwards and held in place with a setting gel. The effects last for around a month and give a full, fluffy brow look, without looking too heavy with makeup. For those who enjoy a very full, very thick look, microblading has also seen a surge in popularity recently. This technique creates a semi-permanent tattoo on the eyebrow area, where the artist draws each hair stroke individually. There are now plenty of ways to imitate the look of a thick brow that are a million miles away from the slugs we drew back in the noughties. Unfortunately, this proliferation of perfectly polished precision brows means that we might be approaching the end of the brow trend. For men it went right back to clean-shaven; although we’re not imagining people will start shaving their eyebrows off in droves, the chances of going back to a more slimline brow shape seem pretty high.

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The type and support level of bras play a vital role in determining your comfort level while doing different activities, making it essential to choose the right bra. Consider the activity type to find the proper comfort level. For instance, if you plan to do sports, workouts, or other physically exertive activities, you need a sports bra for maximized support. 

Similarly, when choosing a bra for daily use, other factors like the underwire, bra style, and color matter. The right lingerie can make all the difference to your overall comfort level and even your confidence. 

Getting the size correct is half the job when it comes to choosing a bra for any activity. If you plan to buy them online, go through the detailed size chart on the website and check if the seller allows returns if the fit is not perfect.

Sports and Other High Impact Activities

Sports bras are almost necessary if you plan to do sports, athletics, biking, or other high-impact activities. Most manufacturers offer sports bras that deliver different levels of support (low, medium, and high) to suit the intensity levels of the activity you plan to do. 

However, if you plan to do HIIT, cardio workouts, running, mountain biking, or activities that involve jumping or bouncing, then you need a bra that offers high support levels. Also, it may be important to check if the sports bra suits your style and preferences. 

If possible, try it on before investing in it. Support and comfort levels should be prioritized over price when shopping for sports bras, as an ill-fitting sports bra can potentially distract you from the activity you are doing.

For Low impact Activities

If you only plan to jog, do yoga, Pilates, or other low-impact activities, a low or medium support sports bra will do. Sports bras with separated cups, wide rib bands and padded underwire support are excellent for low-impact activities. 

It is important to assess the back and shoulder construction of the bra you plan to buy. This is because activities like yoga and Pilates involve a lot of deep stretching and bending. So it’s essential to find a sports bra that offers maximized flexibility and supports your breasts wholly. Additionally, the fabric material should be highly comfortable. 

For Work and Meetings

Your dressing style and attire choices are critical in a formal work setting. You have to look chic, impressive and sharp. The lingerie you choose for work should suit the attire you plan to wear. 

Peeking bra straps and colorful bras visible through your top or shirt can adversely impact your overall appearance. Bras with thin straps and seamless bras are ideal choices for use at work or other formal events. 

For Evening Wear

Find special bras that are designed solely to wear with gowns and dresses. Consider the back and neck style of the dress or gown you are wearing when choosing a bra. 

For example, if you plan to wear a gown with a deep plunging neckline or a gown with an open back, then a standard bra will not do. Strapless bras, seamless bras, and bralettes are the best choices for dresses and gowns. Buy from a manufacturer who ensures fabric quality and design quality. 

For Daily Use

T-shirt bras are the popular choice for daily use. They are comfortable, sensible, and smooth and are excellent to wear every day. These bras are usually sweat-absorbent, and some advanced brands offer bras that have moisture regulating properties. 

T-shirt bras are usually budget-friendly, and you can buy them in different colors and styles. Look for t-shirt bras with a seamless finish to ensure they don’t show a line underneath your clothes. T-shirt bras offer practicality and functionality and are a versatile choice as you can wear them with practically any attire. Since they are comfortable, you can wear them for long hours. T-shirt bras are also the most popular choice for travel purposes.  

                                                                                  

Choosing the Right Bra

Experiment with sizes until you find the right bra size. Factors like the underwire fit, the fit of the middle bit of the bra, and the cup are important points to pay attention to. If you don’t feel 100% comfortable wearing the bra, you’ve probably got the size wrong. 

Use soft tape to take accurate measurements. As per fashion experts, you should be able to fit your finger between the strap and your back with only an inch of stretch with the perfect bra size. The middle point should be between your shoulder and elbow.

Wrapping Up

Overall, it’s important that the bra you choose provides support to your chest area. Ensure that the elastic around the chest is not uncomfortable and the bra’s bridge should ideally lie flat between your breastbone and cups and not stick out or cause discomfort.

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We might be coming into the coldest months of the year, but even in pandemic times, as we approach more and more towards a normality and resuming life as we knew it – we may be able to even travel and go on  vacation to somewhere sunny and warm. Which may mean lying by the beach in a bathing suit (or two, or three) and come on now… who does not love to online shop for swimwear? No irony here. To be honest, I’m a huge fan of classic triangle bikini which is adjustable and allows for comfort and sun tan BUT if bikini fashion is your thing here’s a few tips for buying swimwear online. Understand What You’re Looking For

Before you start looking at products for sale, it’s wise to stop and consider exactly what it is you’re looking for and what you want to achieve with your purchases. For example, do you require a swimsuit you can wear while doing laps in the pool regularly or for ocean swims? 

Or perhaps you’re after a sexy two-piece for a holiday with your partner or a supportive one-piece that you can move about in securely when playing with your young child? You’ll want to consider different material types, too, since some work well for exercise and general movement while others are more about the look they give rather than the practicalities. 

The clearer you are upfront about what you need when buying bathing suits for women, the easier you’ll find it to narrow in on appropriate options when faced with a plethora of products on eCommerce sites. 

Take Your Measurements

Next, take your measurements rather than just relying on being a certain size. The reality is that each brand’s sizing can differ significantly, so being a size 12, say, in the current brand of swimwear you own, doesn’t mean you’ll be that size in other products. There aren’t any set sizing standards these days, so you’re best off getting a measuring tape and finding your details in different areas of your body to get a clear picture of your size. 

Compare your measurements to the sizing chart made available by the manufacturer or distributor on their website or the chart put up by an e-tailer. Keep in mind, too, that some international boutiques list products in UK or European sizes, so check the specifics and read the actual measurements if they’re available to see which option will be the best fit for you. 

Buy Multiple Sizes and Styles

Even when checking measurements, though, it can be tricky knowing the right size when buying online and being unable to try things on until they arrive at your home. As such, it pays to buy a couple of sizes in the swimsuits you fall in love with, and to purchase bathing suits in a few different styles, too. 

For instance, you might get a halter-neck one-piece, a string bikini, a cut-out swimsuit, a high-waisted two-piece, or a one-shoulder product to test and see what kind of design best suits your particular body shape. Just make sure you check the returns policies on items before buying up big like this, as some places don’t allow refunds on swimwear. Check shipping policies on returns, too, to see how much you’ll have to pay to return the products you don’t like. 

Read Reviews 

When buying online, you’ll come across all sorts of stores and brands you’ve never heard of due to the enormous variety of designers and retailers there are selling swimsuits online now. It pays to check out as many reviews of stores as you can before finalizing a purchase so you can get a feel for how reliable businesses are and the quality of their products, not to mention what their customer service is like. 

Read the testimonials and product reviews placed on e-tailer websites but also take a look at forums, social media sites, blog and magazine reviews, and other spots for more unbiased and honest ratings and feedback. 

Take Note of Promotions

 One of the great things about buying online is that many stores have some excellent promotions throughout the year, especially around Black Friday and other occasions. Keep an eye out on shops where you’ve seen products you like to see if they advertise any upcoming sales or special deals on your favorite brands. You might want to sign up for retailer newsletters or social media sites, so you get notified of offers ASAP. 

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Buying new swimwear can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Shop from the comfort of your home and have items delivered straight to your door where you can try goods on in a stress-free environment. Follow the tips above and start shopping for your new swimsuit today. 

xoxo D.

When it comes to feminine clothing, lots of different pictures can come to mind. Ranging from dresses to skirts, tops, and jeans: all of it is possible. Although this increases the possibilities for your potential outfits, it makes it harder to make a decision. In this article, we will explain the possibilities and show some intuitive ways to blend additional elements with your outfit to top it off.

Top trendy feminine brands 

Many brands offer feminine clothing to the market. To understand what falls into this category, let’s dive into the concept of femininity. When it comes to female clothing, form-fitting clothing and dresses are what come to mind first.

Next to that, it revolves around expressing the female body at its best, without creating a sexual connotation to it. Feminine clothing should be celebrating the female body, but keep it sophisticated at the same time. Think about poofy sleeves, ruching details, and soft shades. Although upcoming, this type of clothing is still a niche among women’s clothing. Brands that are popular in this domain are:

  • Asos
  • Chicwish
  • Lulu’s
  • Kate Spade

Selecting the best clothes based on your body shape

Feminine-style clothing is a celebration of the female body. However, everybody is different, meaning that you can change it according to your body type. This not only needed to select the best clothing but also to make you feel comfortable in it. In the end, it is all about expressing confidence in yourself when wearing a feminine piece.

Start with observing the four pillars

To select the best clothing, you need to start with the four main pillars of your body. These are:

  1. Shoulders
  2. Bust
  3. Waist
  4. Hips

By measuring these elements of your body, you get a good idea of your measurements. This is the foundation to select the best clothing for you. Although it provides some indication of your body shape, it is merely the start.

Determine the body shape

There are a total of five body types that are common among women. We will explain the body shapes and explain what types of clothing suit them best.

Apple shape

This shape is also known as the ‘round shape’. When it comes to this body type, it makes sense to create a balance between the four pillars we introduced. You can use patterns and lines to draw attention to the curves you want to emphasize. Typical items we recommend to wear are a peplum, dolman-sleeve and an open-front.

Pear shape

This is typically referred to as a body shape with broader hips than shoulders, also known as a triangle shape. Jeans and high waisted pants allow you to focus on your hips, creating a nice accent to the hips. Other items that work well for the pear-shaped body are wrap dresses, peplums, and square-neck tops.

The hourglass

With such a clear name, what is there left to explain? A body shape with a balance between shoulders and hips, combined with a slimmer waist. With this body type, you can shine in a jumpsuit, wrap, and v-neck.

The inverted triangle

This one might confuse a bit at first; a body shape with broader shoulders than hips. This allows you to wear different types of feminine clothes such as the scoop-neck, crop-top, midi dress, and fit-and-flare dresses.

Rectangle body shape

This body shape has the four pillars in equal shape, resulting in a straight build of the body. A ‘sweetheart’ would be a good option for this shape as well as the high-waist jeans, and ruched and puff sleeves.

Make the outfit  complete with perfumes for women

An item that cannot be missed from your outfit is a good perfume. When it comes to perfumes for women, there are many options to choose from. Generally speaking, we like to make a distinction between niche perfumes and other perfumes. The latter group mostly consists of perfumes provided by fashion brands. Although they appear sophisticated in their advertisements, these perfumes sometimes make use of synthetic products and lower-grade raw materials.

The power of niche perfumes

This is where the power of niche perfumes comes in: they not only make use of high-quality raw materials, they also make very distinctive and unique perfumes. These Perfumers can be considered true artists, which sets them apart from Perfumers that work for the ‘majority of the market’ as happens with general fashion brands.

Matching your perfume with your season and outfit

Complementing your feminine clothing with a distinguishing perfume can make all the difference. To determine which perfume suits best, it makes sense to think about the season as well as the occasion. For example, while the spring might call for floral notes such as orange blossom and aldehydes, this might not be the best choice for a luxurious dinner with your partner.

Complement your outfit with a bag

Next to clothing and perfumes, another accessory that has become unmissable is the bag. With many shapes and sizes, there is one for every occasion. When it comes to mix-and-matching with your clothing, the occasion is just as important. Who brings a clutch bag to a lecture at university? Or a backpack for a night out?

Naturally, these are choices that need to be made. Next to that, you can think about the colors of the bag as well as the ornaments. Matching ornaments with your clothing helps you to create an integrated outfit. 

 

xoxo D.