How To Wear Peplum Dresses

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After Michelle Williams showcasing her fabulous peplum gown on the Oscar red capet, trend of peplum seem to have a resurgence. With a flared ruffle around the waist, lots of dresses tailored in this way are everywhere this spring. For a simple lady-like take on this trend, look no further than the newest stylish fashion icon Kate Middleton, who was recently spotted wearing a peplum dress. Here we take a further dig into this trend. Read on to check them out!

How to Wear Peplum Dresses?

1. Keep the rest of your outfit simple. Since the peplum itself is very sophisticated, it is best to opt for simple accessories. This is a good rule to avoid looking bulky or overwhelm the peplum.
2. Be careful with proportions. Your look can totally go wrong if the proportions are off, so it is best to pick out something balance out for your peplum frocks.
3. Be confident! Due to the fact that peplum dress is somewhat figure-hugging, draws attention to the waistline, proponents of this trend argue that only slim women can pull off this dress. But it shouldn’t! Peplum dresses are stylish and unexpected, can be very flattering, and will look awesome when worn with confidence. No matter how you wear it, peplum gives off a flirty, feminine vibe.

Getting the Look With Peplum Party Dress

Inspired by a look Emma Watson wore earlier, the perfect peplum party dress in sparkly sequins would be vibrant and too cute for words. The sequins add a splash of glamour to a simple skirt, making it more night-out appropriate. Pair with simple jewelry and slip into some stilettos for a look that is girly, yet totally chic.

Getting the Look With Peplum Formal Dress

In the spirit of our mad hunts to find the perfect prom look, it is perfect to go for a peplum dress which can give your body an hourglass shape. It is classy, mature and feminine. Pull out all the stops with some sparkly jewelry. For a more elegant effect, choose a pair of trendy high heels to rock your look at the prom.

How Do You Feel About Peplum Party Dresses?

How do you think of the above peplum dresses? Will you try out the trend this season? Where else would you wear a peplum party dress? How would you wear it? Let us know what you think in the comment!

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Essential Tips On Building a Great Style

Fashion Trends

In modern society, styles and fashions come and go in the blink of an eye. That said, you can learn to make sense of it all. You need not be lost about fashion, keep reading for more tips to keep ahead of the style game.

Classics Never Fail

For the bulk of the budget you have for fashion, buy classics and basics. Target items that are always in fashion, yet work with other styles as well. A black, basic pencil skirt is always in style and can be updated with jackets and tops that follow the trends of a particular season.

For instance, fitted classic white shirts are good investment. You can very easily dress up darker colored jeans by putting on a white shirt and classy high heels. You can also wear colored jeans, but only if you’re trying to achieve a casual look. To maintain your white shirts, bleach them to keep the look new and bright. Just make sure that you don’t mix it with any your colored clothing during laundry or bleach the wrong clothes on accident.

Invest In Good Classic Pieces, Go Easy With Trendy Pieces

It’s great to stay updated with the new fashion trends in the industry. Style is constantly changing, so keep up with fashion magazines to learn about the latest trends. This is not about following fashion blindly, as not every pieces in trend will suit your personality. Assess what trends will suit your style most and can be matched with classic pieces. As a rule of thumb, always spend less on trendy pieces because they come and go, but invest more in quality classics.

Good Fit Is Everything

Watch out for sizing. Never purchase an item of clothing without seeing how you look in it. Body measurements are not the guide for clothing sizes anymore. Every brand has its own fit. If purchasing your clothing online is your best choice, make sure you study the sizing charts on the website. Also make sure that all of the clothing you buy can be returned.

Don’t buy an item of clothing just because it is on sale for a great price. Remember, no dress or other clothing item out there is ever worth purchasing unless it fits your fashion sense perfectly and accentuates your body. It’ll just end up collecting dust in the closet because you won’t wear it, which is wasting your money.

Your Hairstyle can Make or Break Your Image

Many are under the impression that fashion only pertains to clothes. Hair is just as important as anything that is being worn and can make the difference between a great look and a bad one. You need to invest in proper hair care products and ensure that your hair style stays current and is a complement to your daily style.

Power Of Illusion

If you are wearing a plus size and want to look smaller, stay away from floral patterns with large shapes and flowers. Large shapes accentuate size, which is not flattering. Find a dress with smaller patterns to reduce the emphasis on your body size and more on the detail.

If you are overweight and want to look skinnier, wear a blouse in black or a very dark color over a dark-colored skirt. This will mask your look so that you are not emphasizing bulges. An elastic waistband in your skirt provides more comfort.

Style On a Budget

If money is an issue, don’t let it hold you back. Either spend more time hunting more stylish bargain clothes, or simply hold a clothes swap party with your girl friends. They may be willing to part with fashionable items they have tired of. Not only you are doing the environment a great favor, you can also gather some awesome fashionable pieces for free.

Your Signature Style

Create a style that is unique. Many people follow the trends set by others, but truly original fashionista develop their own sense of style. This may not work for everyone, but if you feel like you can handle it, people will admire you for doing your own thing.

Don’t let the remarks of others get you down. Not everyone has to look like they belong in Hollywood. As long as you dress in the way that feels comfortable to you, then others will appreciate your style.

There is no such thing as being perfectly fashionable. First, there are no perfect people, and it is an unattainable goal. If you focus on perfection, you lose the freedom to be yourself. Make your style your own and don’t try to be perfect.

(Image Credit: Payal Jaggi)

Shinee Key Fashion

SHINee’s Key is a rising fashionista. From colorful mix to funky outfits, this lad is truly making his mark in the Kpop fashion scene. Here’s some videos that showcase his style, and for some dose of inspiration for own style.

Shinee Key Airport Fashion

 

SHINee Key Wins first in Fashion

 

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Go Wild With Leggings

Summer is the best time to get adventurous and have little fun with your dressing. Afterall, you only have a few months to do so before autumn comes around the corner (and you know time flies right?).

Why try out cool summer fashion trends like printed leggings? The leggings available in the market right now are vast that you can get an overload of choices and end up getting tired just browsing through online.

In this post, we have curated some of the leggings that we think are the most quirky, cute and unique ones. Just remember to go easy on your top when you are wearing a visually intensive item like these printed leggings.

Unless you want to look like you just came out from the gym, it’s best is to match it with a plain long tunic or short dress that falls somewhere between your knees and your crotch. Wear something as plain as possible in a single color without any details.

Angel Leggings
Beautiful Angel Leggings

 

Galaxy Leggings
Color Intrigue Galaxy Leggings

 

Rose & Skull leggings

Rose and Skull Print Leggings

 

Floral Leggings

Flowers Print Leggings

 

Pharaoh Leggings

Egyptian Pharaoh Print Leggings

 

Tetris Leggings

Tetris Black Leggings

 

Blooming Blue Flora Leggings

Blooming Flower Blue Leggings

 

Cut-out Faux Leather Lace Leggings

Dual-tone Triangle-shaped Lace Leggings

For more awesome leggings, check out Romwe.

Jazz Up Your Winter Wear With These Pretty Tights and Leggings

Want to know what’s a better way to play up your winter fashion this year? With tights and leggings of course!

Winter is the best season to experiment with tights and leggings, not only do they give you a slimmer silhouette to balance out the bulky jackets and sweaters, they also come in interesting styles that you can easily create many different looks from. From the lacy ones to pop colors types and wild python designs that are made in material of every kind, there is really no lack of choices.

Every woman can certainly find the right type that suits their style, taste and personality.

If you find the terms ‘tights’ and ‘leggings’ confusing, here’s how to differentiate them:

- Tights are generally thinner than leggings, due to the thinner material used.

- Tights are not meant to be worn alone, but are best-matched with a short skirt or mini-dress and paired off with boots or pumps (think stockings).

- Leggings, on the other hand, can be worn alone as a bottom due to their thicker material, and can be matched with a long flowy tunic top or tight-fitted tank tops for those slim enough to carry off.

- Tights cover up the entire feet all the way up to the waist, whereas leggings usually end at the ankles or at the calves/knees for a capri look.

Depending on the type of winter, you can wear both tights or leggings in temperatures above 10 degree Celsius, anything below this temperature will probably need leggings because tights will be too thin to keep your legs warm.

That said, visual examples are the best way to understand what these all mean. HUE, the hosiery specialist, is just the right place to start shopping for your right tights and leggings of high quality. Here are some of our top picks from HUE.

Tights:

Leggings:

For more trendy styles and designs at affordable prices, hop on over to HUE.

Fimo Nail Art Canes

Here’s a post for all the ladies who are into nail art. The fimo nail art is the latest trend to hit the manicure and nail art industry. Fimo is a form of polymer clay made by German company ‘Staedtler’. Being a soft material, they are very versatile and can be used to make sculptures, beads and canes.

The fimo nail art canes are the latest nail art decorations to hit the market and they look like these below.

Fimo Nail Art Canes

Fimo Nail Art Canes

They look so colorful and yummy that we could eat them as candies! This is precisely why they are so popular because not only are they pretty and cute, they are also easy to use, perfect for beginners trying out nail art for the first time. If you suck at drawing on your nails, then these are the great alternatives to decorating your nails besides the usual stickers and beads.

All you need to do is to slice the cane in thin slices and stick them on top of your painted nails, then coat a layer of transparent nail varnish over to secure them. You can also add your own drawing to make your nails look more picture perfect. Words ain’t enough, so here’s some videos to show you how to use them and how they look like in real.

Here’s a video on how to store your fimo:

With these fimo nail art, you can easily experiment with different looks or let your imagination run wild by creating new works of art!

Get your fimo nail art canes at bargain prices over Lighinthebox.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Hot Deals

The much awaited Black Friday and Cyber Monday massive sale is here! Take the chance now to stock up and shop to your heart’s content. Here’s a couple of great offers from some of our partners:

1) ModCloth:

ModCloth ‘Tis The Season Sale – Shop ModCloth’s amazing sale including 100s of brand new stunning fashion styles at 50%off!

ModCloth As You Wish Sale – Shop this unique sale of your “Most Wished For” items and includes 100s of fan-selected styles at 25% off for a limited time! The styles were voted on by ModCloth’s customers through the Be the Buyer Program, Tweets, Pins, Likes, Votes, & Wishes!

2) BagInc:

- 10% off of any order. Use promo code: TEN%

- Free shipping coupons on orders over $50. Use promo code:  50$FREESHIP

3) Light In The Box:

Black Friday Deals up to 70% off . From Electronics, Home and Garden to Fashion items.

4) Romwe:

Great online fashion store with affordable prices. Black Friday Annual Sale now on with up to 70% off.

5) Yesstyle:

The original and most trusted Korean fashion online store is now running an a 15% Cyber Monday Sale on all items, included those already on discount. Use coupon code: ONEWEEKCYBER15

6) Mini In The Box:

Massive online store that sells cool electronics and gadgets at affordable prices. Black Friday deals now on with up to 70% off.

 

Gorgeous Christmas Party Dresses That Can Be Worn More Than Once

Christmas is coming! In the midst of busy preparations in getting our houses done up and getting the right gifts for friends and family, we are sometimes left with lesser time shopping for our perfect dress for that Christmas party and family reunion dinners.

We came across some pretty frocks from Modcloth that might just fit the festive occasion. Unlike dresses with typical glittery and glam designs, these are not the worn-once-and-forget-about-it types, but rather, they are the kinds you can keep and wear them for other occasions or even for work. These are the dresses that will not go out of style, which give you better mileage and value. So here’s our picks:

Pastel Dress For ChristmasUS$ 92.99

 

Blue Bow Dress For Christmas US$ 74.99 

 

Floral Taupe A-Line Dress

US$ 124.99

Champagne Chiffon One-Shoulder Dress

US$ 87.99

Raspberry Lace Dress

US$ 47.99

Black Lace Party Dress

US$ 89.99

 

Black and Gold Brocade Party Dress

US$ 94.99

More fabulous Christmas party dresses from Modcloth here.

Black Friday Shoe Specials At Macy’s

Black Friday is here! For every savvy online shopper, black Friday is THE sale that shouldn’t be missed, because its the time where you can stock up on necessities, Christmas gifts and your other desires at a bargain. If you are looking for that special deal and amazing promos, Macy’s might just be worth the place to stop by. We popped over to the shoes section to have a look and immediately fell in love with some of these bargains here:

1) Off-white boots

These are great for creating a chic monochrome fall look. Off-white is not a strong color like pure white and they are easier to match. Simply layer a black cardigan or black V-neck sweater over a crisp white shirt, preferably leaving the cuffs uncovered, then wear a black skirt knee-length pencil skirt with black leggings and slip into a pair of off-white boots as such. The focus here is on the boots, so you will need to wear mostly black clothing to balance it out. The white shirt plays a supporting role and helps to make you look less dull. Voila! You’ve just nailed the look.

2) Glam Shoes For Christmas

What’s a better time than now to shop for a new pair of glam shoes for the upcoming Christmas party? This pair of peep-toe rhine-stones studded black booties might add that touch of bling that you need. It goes with a lot of outfits, such as dark blue/black skinny jeans worn with glam gold flowy tops, or a short dark purple mini dress. The trick here is to choose a bolder and brighter color outfit (think navy blue, red, silver or shimmery tops). Unless you are in for that all-black look, you do not want to look dull for Christmas. Remember to paint your toe-nails before you wear them!

3) Nude Pumps With Golden Toe Caps

These are gorgeous beyond words! Nude pumps are the in thing now and is fast becoming a necessity item every woman should have. Reason being it works fantastically in helping you to elongate your legs and giving the illusion of added height to your frame. The gold toe-caps add a bit of glam factor to the shoes, and with the interesting little zips on it, they stand out from the rest. They are so easy to match and practically go well anything. Wear them with your shift dresses, pencil skirts, below-knee or knee-length flowy skirts. You can also be adventurous in wearing bright colors or prints with it. Just don’t wear nude color clothes or clothing with color close to your skin tone, otherwise it will make you sallow and plain ‘nude’.

 

4) Classic Hounds-tooth Slingbacks

Hounds-tooth is a classic and evergreen design. Many designers like to use them (e.g. Chanel) and they never go out of style. Every woman should own a hounds-tooth item – scarf, pants, dress or shoes like the one below. They are very appropriate for work and might just help to boost your career by giving you a polished look. To be safe, you can wear them with black pencil skirts, black pants or white skirts and pants. Earth tones like grey or dark brown will go well with it too. The only thing you want to avoid when wearing hounds-tooth shoes is prints. If worn incorrectly, the prints on your outfit might clash with the hounds tooth prints, which can easily result in a cluttered and confusing image that can be detrimental to your career.

For more  bargain items, be sure to check out the annual Macy’s Black Friday holiday Sale. Its now on!