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Category Archives: Fashion

Classic Evening Dress

Empire Dresses

Empire style evening dresses are characterized by a high waist and a full length skirt. The waist, which fits snuggly, is fashioned above the waistline of the wearer, usually just under the bust line. This placement is appropriate for those who wish to achieve a slimmer and taller appearance. The style is often most flattering to those who carry a bit of excess weight around their middles or who as shorter and more pear shaped in body structure though taller and slimmer women and those with flatter stomachs also appreciate the style of empire dresses.

Empire evening gowns are traditionally made from lightweight, free flowing materials like silk in order to create a light and airy appearance. They may have several layers of lightweight fabric built into their design but the skirt portion of the gown should move freely, swaying with the breeze and the wearer’s stride. This free flowing character is an essential component of the classic empire evening gown design.

While some hemlines on modern empire dresses may fall at the ankles, the most traditional skirt of the classic empire dress reaches to the floor, covering the shoes while standing and making them only barely visible when seated. These evening gowns are appropriate for any formal occasion, including everything from proms and formal dances to wedding parties and other formal social events.

Zebra Print Dresses

Would you be interested in a zebra print for a holiday? Why not a zebra print heart on a red shirt for Christmas or Valentine’s Day? You could really get crazy with this for a birthday party with a special occasion dress, paper plates, party hats, and other decorations.

Do you know anyone that is having a baby shower? Although primary colors are great for babies to focus on they are usually intrigued with the black and white design of zebra print. You may like to purchase a bib, or a stuffed zebra. Why not buy a zebra that turns into a baby’s security blanket? There are precious soft blankets, pillow cases, and travel pillows to choose from. You can even get them personalized with the baby’s name and birth date. These would make a great keepsake. If there is an older sibling maybe a backpack would be a good gift. Don’t forget the mom. You could get her a dipper bag.

On the assumption that you are the mother of a little girl how would you like to have her wear a coat or jacket just like yours? There are beautiful swing coats that are for mothers and daughters. Maybe you would rather have a bolero or a hooded sweatshirt.

Many people now carry their own bags and baskets to the grocery store to avoid using plastic and paper bags that are not good for our environment. Zebra print totes would be so much fun to use for your shopping trips.

If you decide to buy a tote bag get a zebra print beach towel to match. Now you are all ready to go to the pool, lake or the beach.

You don’t even have to get the traditional black and white. You can get pink zebra print as well as blue and many other colors.

So if you like zebra print there are no boundaries on the items you can find.

Must know about Maxi Dress

Firstly, let us describe what the maxi dress even is. The maxi is the long dress you see on a mannequin when passing by a fashion boutique. The dress is typically a draping dress that goes as far down as to your ankles (and in some cases, lower). You can now even picture why a dress like this could be worn in different ways and for different occasions.

The maxi dress can come bright with abstract designs on them. This type of dress, as you can imagine, could be worn to the beach. You can pair it with sandals or flip flops and wear a large bag. I have actually seen women wear the maxi dress even with a messenger bag. You can choose to wear a hat as well.

For a more formal occasion, some pumps would go hand in hand with a maxi dress to make you look absolutely astounding. We tend to go for a darker color in formal occasions. Black or colors like maroon gives off an strong impression of classiness. Instead of wearing a huge bag where you keep your suntanning lotions and beach towels, try wearing a clutch. With clutches, I tend to choose more neutral colors like black.

Don’t forget about accessories! They do actually make a huge difference, lets say you have an asymmetrical maxi dress, a pearl necklace would totally compliment the dress and you. Bangles can make a difference on the appearance that you’re aiming for as well, whether they’re colorful bangles or silver. Wrist watches are always welcome to the party as well. A different style of watch would suit a different style of the maxi dress.

In some cases, you could even wear a belt with a maxi. Though in most cases, this would be for the more “casual” look rather than fancy. The kind of belt that I prefer would be a thick one worn slightly above the hip. There are cases where women wear the thin lacy belts in exchange that their dress does not come with an elastic band of it’s own which is usually between the pelvis and underneath the breast area.

Silver Evening Bag

Evening bags come in numerous styles, colors, shapes and brands. You need to select one that goes perfectly with your special dress. If you have beautiful silver sequined dress it will be apt to carry a silver evening bag. The combination will be stunning and you can see every head turning towards you. You will have a glamorous appeal when you carry a beautiful silver bag matching perfectly to your dress. Silver bags have also become an important item in weddings. Especially, the clutch options for the brides. The bag will be beautifully decorated according to the bridal gown.

Silver bags are designed with great care. Sincere efforts are taken by the artisan to ensure that each bag looks stunning from any angle. The bags are beautifully decorated with a number of accessories like beads, laces flowers etc. These items add to the beauty of the bags and make it look sophisticated and stylish. They have many useful features that will be very handy for women carrying them. Some bags have straps which are made of variety materials like beads, leather and fabric etc. They also have small handles for clutching. The straps are very useful because you can carry the bag easily and comfortably. Also, they may be beautifully decorated to enhance the beauty of the bag itself.

Cross Body Handbags

Cross body style handbags provide a great way to look trendy and chic. Not only this, but they also offer a unique and superb way of putting all your necessary items in them.

Following are some of the common uses of this handbag style:

These handbags are commonly used by professional men and women, such as photographers, musicians, painters and even teachers. They are spacious and easy to carry, along with the fact that they are trendy in their look. Having many pockets, they offer easy way to the professionals to organize their stuff.

Students also use these bags as they help them create a fashion statement of their own and are also useful. They are spacious so students can easily dump their books, papers and other important things in them.

I have observed tourists love this style. They look trendy carrying them. These bags are easy to carry since they are worn across the shoulders and they are comfortable to walk with because the weight of the bag is balanced between both the sides of the body.

Women and particularly fashionable women like to carry these bags to beach in summer time. Carrying this with a beautiful and bright sundress will surely help you look attractive.

Handbag Styles for All Seasons

Clutches are popular for use during formal as well as evening events and goes very well with cocktail dresses. Clutches are usually long, rectangular in shape and are small enough to contain all the essentials like keys, credit card, lipstick, and money.

Tote bags are mostly used for going to the beach or shopping in a mall. They are typically large bags that are open at the top and can carry the bulky items you would need to go to the beach or to go shopping. And since they’re used for daytime and frolicking under the sun, tote bags are brightly colored and made of canvas or other sturdy materials.

Hobo bags are very popular among girls and handbag designers almost always have this style in their collection. These bags are characterized by a crescent shaped and slouchy structure. They are usually large but recently have been downsized to fit any girl’s need.

Cross-body bags are really trendy right now. In fact, many designers like Coach, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors to name a few. These bags are draped across the body and keep your things secured even as you walk around. It also keeps your hands free to hold whatever it is you need to.

Of course the most important factor when buying accessories for girls is to make sure they match the designer clothes. Considering the style of the outfit means that certain bags will inevitably be out of the question, such as trying to achieve a smart and stylish look. This means no over-complicated bags will be suitable, and limit the choice to more traditional yet attractive designer bags.

For girls dressing up doesn’t mean just donning on beautiful clothes and putting on some snazzy shoes. It’s also about completing the outfit with accessories like a stylish handbag. And just like shoes, girls just can’t have one. In fact, there are so many styles out there that girls just can’t help getting one of each to match their outfits, and girls love designer handbags most.

Information of Handbag Types

Since it has already been mentioned, let’s properly introduce the barrel. This type of bag features a long body with a round frame and handles that are long enough to be worn over the shoulder. A great example of this type of designer handbag would be the Burberry Nova Check Boston Bag. Adorned in the classic Nova check pattern, this bag is the essence of the uber chic barrel bag.

Next is the previously mentioned hobo. This bag is one of the most popular designer handbag types available with every fashion designer having one in their collection. These bags are defined by their oval or crescent shape and feature a strap that is just long enough to fit over the shoulder. They are made of soft, flexible materials that allow for a slouchy look. A perfect example of this type of bag would be the Salvatore Ferragamo Patent Braided Hobo. Shining in black patent leather, this bag has a unique touch with its braided shoulder strap.

The satchel is a fashionista must-have. They are large-bodied bags with large handles on them that can be worn over the shoulder or in the crook of the arm. These popular purses began as bags for doctors, but have since become a staple in the designer handbag world. There is no better example of a satchel than the Yves Saint Laurent Muse. It comes in many colors and fabrics, making it a perfect go-to bag for any occasion.

The tote is another designer handbag staple. This type of bag features a rectangular body with straps that can be worn over the shoulder or carried by hand. Totes typically come in medium to large sizes. Most people prefer to carry them during the summer months or while shopping, which is where they have earned their alias known as the shopping bag. The Fendi Zucca Shopping Tote is the embodiment of a tote with its large body and top-closure.

Next on the list is the messenger bag. This type of designer handbag is most often preferred by a younger crowd or the chic businessman. It features a large body, but it is most recognized by its extra long straps that span across the wearer. They start on one shoulder and cross the body with the bag ending at the hip on the other side. They are perfect for carrying books to class or important documents for a business meeting. The Gucci Messengers Crystal Collection is an impeccable illustration of a messenger with its long strap and large, rectangular body.

The last designer handbag style that everyone should know is the clutch, and no, it is not something that helps you shift gears in a 5-speed. It is actually an elegant evening bag that can be worn to the most extravagant of affairs. They are usually rectangular in shape and they contain no handles, which formed the origin of their name because the wearer must clutch it. They are a vary small purse that allows for only a few basic essentials such as a cell phone and lipstick to be carried. A sassy version of the clutch is the Yves Saint Laurent Muse Clutch in leopard. It features the classic long body and has a flap closure on top.

Every fashionista needs to know the difference in the types of designer handbags available and a true fashionista should own at least one of every kind. While this can be an expensive venture, there are online stores such as Queen Bee of Beverly Hills that help the budget-conscious ladies stay stylish. Now that you know the difference in all of the most popular designer handbag types, shopping should be less confusing and even more enjoyable!

Handbags can Match Every Outfit

When considering a new handbag, look at your wardrobe and determine the color scheme you most often wear. For example, if you typically wear conservative, dark colors, choose a handbag that will work well with those.

Instead of buying dozens of handbags in different colors, choose neutral shades that will work with the majority of your wardrobe. Perhaps buy a brown and black handbag as well as one more brightly colored purse. This way you don’t spend a lot of money but maximize the handbags you have for the most outfits.

Another thing to consider is the style of clothing you wear. If you are like most women you probably have a variety of different styles of clothing. You probably have some professional outfits, some casual clothes and a few snazzy outfits for club wear or going out on the town.

Choose handbag styles that will work well for each occasion. Choose a typically casual style of handbag like the hobo bag or tote. You may also want to get a more formal purse such as a clutch for evenings out. Bothe a shoulder bag and satchel are good all purpose styles that work well for any occasion.

Classic styles and colors are also a good investment when it comes to handbags. While everyone likes to be trendy and get the occasional handbag that is in style this season, odds are either the color or shape will not be as in style a year from now. But, if you stick with the classic types of handbags you will have a great investment that will last for many years. They are classic because they never go out of style. You can wear them with the trendiest of clothes and the most conservative so are definitely a good investment.

Finally, you should always look for quality in a handbag. While it may seem tempting to go with the cheapest purse, if it will not hold up to a bit of wear and tear, it will not be worth the money you spent on it. Instead, consider spending a little more money for a well made handbag that will last several years with proper care. This way you can get the most out of your money and maximize its use. Affordable handbags to match every outfit in your wardrobe are not difficult to find as long as you know how to shop and what to buy.

Some Handbag For Fabulous Look

Birkin – You would be surprised to find out that the Birkin is actually named after the actress Jane Birkin. This was initially custom-made for her as she required getting a handbag that would be able to carry many of her personal belongings. Birkins are a popular choice among corporate people and its unisex design makes for a popular choice for both men and women. Birkins are usually sturdy enough to stand alone and they are often made with animal skin or leather.

Box Bag – The box type of handbags are often used these days to carry small items which needed to be kept in organized form. This is the handbag of choice for carrying large makeup kits. Guys might find this handy to store an assortment of nifty electrical pieces for gadgets and even sporting accessories.

Clutch Purse – This is the popular style of choice for ladies who are going out on formal occasions. Clutch purses are often used as a fashion accessory than a bag because they are often slim and small enough to carry with one hand, clutched firmly on the forearm. A clutch purse is also often styled to fit the garments of the user.

Tote Bag – This is the perfect handbag for people who need one for casual purposes and something that can be used for heavy-duty carrying too. Tote bags are often popular during the summer because they are seen on the beaches, carrying swimsuits and other tanning stuff. Tote bags are very durable and are often made with waterproof materials.

Belts and Bags

Kippys belts are unique in that you can specify how wide you want them to be. Whether you’re looking for a thin quarter inch or you’d rather have a bold belt that measures an inch and a half, Kippys will aim to please. Their belts give more of a naughty cowgirl feel when you slip them on. Adorned with crystals as well, this line sometimes skips the crystal-encrusted buckle that BB Simon is famous for and instead goes for a simple and understated solid centerpiece.

Loop one of these through your favorite pair of jeans – maybe even a pair from Kippys – and you’ll have flash and sass all night long! And don’t worry, you can shake it like you love it because Kippys guarantees both the crystals and the craftsmanship for the entire lifetime of the belt.

Robbie French spent 10 years in the mix of haute couture running some of the hottest bars in LA before she decided to start her own design company. Thank goodness she did because this girl has what it takes to dress A-list celebrities like Madonna and Nicholas Cage! If you’ve never taken a look at her buckles, you’re missing out on a gem.

Ranging from pirate skulls to a Crucifix belt buckle, Ms. French has everyone covered. On a simple leather belt, these buckles make a statement that will have everyone looking your way – and asking where you got your great accessories!

Now that you’ve got your buckle down, what are you going to carry on your arm? Fee’fe Footwear has some of the hottest bags this season. In dark chocolates and black leather, they will go with anything and carry everything! It looks like the trend this season is headed back towards leather, so get ahead of the curve and grab one of these great bags now.

If you’re looking for something larger than a purse to do work and social duty, try the new messenger bag from French & French. Accented with ostrich skin and littered with inside pockets to hold your cell phone, pens and files, this bag might just be your new carry-all. Bring out your inner rock star and carry the Volcano leather handbag by BB Simon; just like their belts, their bags are accented with colorful Swarovski Crystals.

If you do just one thing this fall, grab a great belt and wear it with everything! Enjoy the trends this upcoming season and if you’re wearing one of these designers, anticipate lots of attention!