If there is one product or accessory that can bring in a lot of attention it is leather, be it the belt or a jacket or a lovely hand bag, it will drive home the point. Snake skins and crocodile skins are most commonly used in creating these designer pieces. Even though leather and leather related products are a bit expensive, they are worth it because of their long lasting quality. The one thing people need to be careful about while shopping for leather is to tell the difference between genuine and fake leather. For those who can’t afford high price for hand bags and wallets, these fake leather accessories are an easy option but these are of an inferior quality and don’t last half as long as the genuine ones. The shine and clasps used are also prone to rusting and breakage with use.
Today, when men and women are working and riding high on the business wave, the need to look good, investing in a good wallet or a bag becomes essential. There are many different models of leather bags available for men, which are spacious, have more than one compartment to store their papers in and light weight. Some even come with number lock facility for safety purpose while carrying around confidential papers. Even the laptop bags have multiple storage pockets and slots to carry stationary and other valuables. Wheels either come with the bag or can be attached making it easy during travel. For gifts, one can get the name of the owner embossed on the outer of the bag making it look extra sleep and classy. Made to suit the purpose, there are wallets that come with credit card holders, and specific pocket for loose change. There is therefore a wide choice available for the man who wants to make a statement with the accessories he carries.
Talking about women, these days they are equally professionally qualified and need to be present at important meetings and some even run businesses of their own. At times when they are attending a meeting, the hand bag they carry or the belt they are wearing on their designer dress will catch the eye of the other person. This will remain in their mind through the meeting that someone who pays so much attention to what they wear will definitely pay as much if not more attention in work.
It all starts in the 1850s when Levi Strauss, a German dry goods merchant living in San Francisco, was selling blue jeans under the “Levi’s” name to the mining communities of California.
One of Strauss’s customers was Jacob Davis, a tailor who frequently purchased bolts of cloth from the Levi Strauss & Co wholesale house.
Designer also ( brand jeans ) are high-fashion jeans that their business marketing is a status symbols. The Nakash brothers (Joe, Ralph, and Avi) are generally credited with starting the trend when they launched their Jordache line of jeans in 1978.
Designer jeans are cut for women’s jeans and men’s jeans and often worn skin-tight. They typically feature prominently visible designer names or logos on the back pockets and on the right front coin-pocket.
In the late 1980s, designer jeans lost popularity.
–Dolce & Gabbana, Versace Jeans, Armani Jeans, Diesel Jeans, AG Jeans, Antik Denim, Buffalo[disambiguation needed], Citizens of Humanity, Chip and Pepper, Dorinha Jeans Wear, Earnest Sewn, Energie, Evisu, G-Star, Goldsign, Hudson, Habitual, J Brand, J & Company, James Jeans, Joe’s Jeans, Ksubi, Lucky Brand Jeans, Mavi Jeans, Miss Sixty, Nudie Jeans, Paige Premium Denim, Paper Denim & Cloth, People For Peace, Replay,Rock and Republic, Seven for All Mankind, TAG, Taverniti So Jeans, True Religion, and Yanuk, among others.
Fits of jeans are determined by current styles, sex, and by the manufacturer.
One of the most versatile dresses that were ever designed for wear on special occasions is the cocktail dress. While the events for which cocktail dresses are worn are usually late afternoon or early evening affairs that are too casual to be called black-tie events, many cocktail dresses can now be worn elsewhere, depending on the cut and the material of the dress and the accessories worn with it.
To wear a cocktail dress to a more formal event, all you need to do is to accessorize accordingly, perhaps wear more flashy pieces of jewelry and heavier makeup. If you need to wear something dressy to the office for any reason other than the usual skirt or pantsuit, you can wear a cocktail dress that is not too flashy and just throw on a blazer and slip into sensible office shoes. Many current styles of cocktail dresses are no longer limited to being party wear anymore.
Choosing what style of cocktail dress to wear, however, can be very tricky for most women. After all, only a few women could claim to have truly perfect bodies, and most women who do not fall into the supermodel category prefer to hide the flaws of their figures. Wearing a one-piece dress such as a cocktail dress can easily reveal those flaws if the dress does not fit the wearers body type.
In picking out the right cocktail dress to wear, a woman should always consider her body type – whether she is top-heavy or bottom-heavy and find something that will balance out her figure. If she is bottom-heavy, her aim should be to draw attention to the upper part of her body and to her face. If she is top-heavy, she has the option either to emphasize her cleavage or to wear something that will pull the eyes to her legs.
What kind of cocktail dress would suit a woman with a bottom-heavy figure? As said above, a woman with a bottom-heavy figure would want to hide the thickness around her hips and thighs. A good cocktail dress for her to wear would be a dress that fits closely around the waist but without the seams pushed out by extra padding around the abdomen and has a skirt that flares out around the hips and thighs. A cocktail dress with a full skirt would be perfect for a woman with a bottom-heavy figure because it will definitely hide whatever flabbiness and bulges that she wishes not to be seen around her lower body.
Another option available for a woman with a bottom-heavy figure is a cocktail dress that sports an empire-style waistline. A cocktail dress with an empire-style waistline has the waist placed higher, thereby pulling the eyes towards the shoulders, the neck and the face. It also drapes and skims over the lower body. The only risk with wearing an empire-style cocktail dress, however, is that the empire-style cut is often used on maternity dresses, and so a woman wearing such a dress may be mistaken to be pregnant.
And yet another choice open for a woman with a bottom-heavy figure is a cocktail dress that is either sleeveless or strapless, also with a flaring skirt. Again, baring the arms and the shoulders is effective in drawing attention away from the hips.
As for women with top-heavy figures, she could either emphasize her cleavage or her legs, as mentioned above. If she wants to put focus on her legs rather than her cleavage, she can wear a cocktail dress with a solid-colored top paired with a patterned skirt. She can hike the hem of her skirt up to make it shorter and really draw the eyes to her legs.
If she wants to attract attention to her ample cleavage rather than her legs, she can cover up her legs in a long-skirted cocktail dress but reveal a little skin on her upper body with a low V-neck or plunging neckline. In fact, she can draw the eyes to both her top and her legs by wearing a short cocktail dress with a low neckline if she wants to. What she should not do is to wear a cocktail dress with an overly busy top because it will make her upper body appear larger and skew the balance of her figure.
Accessories also help to keep the illusion of balance on a woman’s figure aside from wearing the right kind of cocktail dress. Bottom-heavy women can wear flashy earrings, necklaces or chokers, while top-heavy women can forego the necklace and opt for a bracelet instead. However, she should buy her cocktail dress first before figuring out what accessories, bag and shoes to wear.
Cocktail dresses are versatile dresses that can be worn on any occasion that requires some degree of formality without being a full black-tie event. A woman should be able to choose the right cocktail dress that can really flatter her body type.
It is not unusual for a bride to be quite picky when it comes to choosing the bridal gown to wear at her wedding. As cynical as the world may get when it comes to weddings, the truth is that a woman becomes a bride only once in her life. Her wedding day is the day when a woman should appear to be at her absolute best. To achieve that, she must wear a bridal gown that is just perfect for her.
The emotional strings that a bridal gown holds for a woman sometimes make the task of finding the perfect one a very daunting task. Many brides get frazzled with the number of decisions they need to make just with choosing what bridal gown to wear, let alone the other details that she must attend to in arranging her wedding. Thankfully, some carefully planning can turn the difficult task of finding the perfect bridal gown into a very enjoyable one.
If you are in the market for a bridal gown, then you should start looking for the right dress at least six months before your wedding day. It takes time to choose a bridal gown that will suit you the best from among hundreds and hundreds of styles and designs available to you. Moreover, getting a bridal gown specially made for you can take four to six months to accomplish, and you need to allow a little more time for possible alterations.
You can start your search by compiling pictures of bridal gowns that you like. You can download these pictures from the Internet or cut them out from bridal magazines. If you fancy the bridal gown that your mother, your sister, your friend or even your grandmother wore to her wedding, get a picture of it. Put all the pictures you have collected in a file so you can have something to consult when choosing the style of your own bridal gown.
When choosing the style of your bridal gown, there are a couple of things that you need to consider. First is that the theme and formality of your wedding ceremony, as well as where the ceremony shall be held. Goodness knows how uncomfortable and out of place you would be at your own wedding if you are wearing a heavy bridal gown with a long veil and train and the wedding is held at a beach.
If your wedding is a formal evening affair, your bridal gown should be a floor-length gown with a train. You may also need to wear gloves. If it is a semi-formal event, whether it is to be held in the evening or during the daytime, your bridal gown should be something that reaches your ankles. You can have a veil with that gown, but no train. If your wedding is going to be a day affair, or if it is your second wedding, you can wear a long dress or a short dress without a veil. You can also wear a suit with a skirt and dress it up with a smart-looking hat.
The second thing that you must consider when choosing the style of your bridal gown is that your gown must flatter the shape of your body, embellishing its finer points and hiding or camouflaging its not-so-fine points. It should also be something that you are comfortable wearing.
Here are a few suggestions on what style could flatter your body:
1. If you are tall and if you have a slim figure, there is no need to worry. You can wear a bridal gown of just about any style.
2. If you have an hourglass figure, meaning your bust and your hips are in proportion and you have a defined waist, you could go for a V-neck bridal gown with an A-line skirt. The V-neck of your bodice can accentuate the fullness of your bust while an A-line skirt can look poofy enough without making your hips look too wide.
3. If you have a pear-shaped figure, meaning your body is bottom-heavy and your hips are wide, you should wear a bridal gown with a few extra details on the bodice and an A-line skirt. The detailing on your bodice, be it beadings or embroidery, will draw the eyes to your bust while de-emphasizing your hips. An empire-style gown with a draping skirt would look nice too.
4. If you are short and with a very slight figure, you need a bridal gown that will create the illusion of a fuller figure. You could go with an off-shoulder dress with a shawl-like collar and a skirt that flares out from below the middle of your thighs.
As much as you need to take your time when choosing the perfect bridal gown for you, if you fall in love with a specific dress and know that it is the one for you, end your search and buy the dress without hesitation. If you leave the store without buying that bridal gown, some other bride will find it and any bridal gown you choose later on will only be a poor second.
Everything about you should be perfect on your wedding day, from your hair, down to your toes. If you are a plus-sized girl, though, your bridal gown may be a challenge for you.
It is always a challenge for a plus-sized woman to get the right clothes that would look good on her curvaceous frame, so it might be the same when you go and find the right plus-sized bridal gown for you. But never fear! With the proper planning, you can get the plus-sized bridal gown that is just perfect for you on your wedding day!
Making a few preliminary decisions before you go shopping for your plus-sized bridal gown will go a long way in making your shopping expeditions less stressful and more enjoyable. In planning ahead of time, you will save yourself a great deal of headache and heartache as you go about picking your dream bridal gown.
1. Give yourself time to select the right plus-sized bridal gown for you. Ideally, this should be within six to nine months. Why so long? This is because it is never a good idea to rush through selecting a bridal gown. You will end up with a bridal gown that you do not like, and because you do not like what you are wearing, it will diminish the shine that you should have on your big day. Your wedding day is the day that you should be confident about yourself, and wearing the right bridal gown helps a lot in doing that.
2. Figure out what kind of bridal gown would look good on your plus-sized frame. Your bridal gown should be a dress that will flatter your curves, mask the width of your hips and accentuate your cleavage. For example, an A-line skirt would work better than a full skirt in hiding your hips. The fabric of the dress should drape your figure rather than cling to it. A halter or a sweetheart neckline will do well in drawing the eyes to your sexy cleavage.
3. Decide on the theme of the wedding. If you will have a destination wedding or a daytime wedding, you would not need a fully formal bridal gown. If the wedding is to be an evening affair, on the other hand, you will need a bridal gown done in formal styles.
4. Ask yourself what you want your look to be on your wedding day. Do you want an upswept hairdo? There are some styles of bridal gowns that work better with upswept dos. Do you want your arms covered or do you want to go sleeveless? Do you want beading and lace, or are you foregoing the embellishments on your bridal gown?
Making these decisions before you start shopping for your plus-sized bridal gown minimizes the stress and headache that you may encounter during the process.
After you are done with making the decisions that you need to work on, then it is time to go out, make a round of the stores and shop for your plus-sized bridal gown. Where should you go shopping? You should go to stores where you are allowed to try on the bridal gowns that catch your eye. The only way that you would know if a bridal gown is just right for you is by trying it on.
Trying it on is also the only way you will know if the bridal gown you are looking at is comfortable for you. It is not enough for your bridal gown to look beautiful on you; comfort is more important than beauty. It affects your confidence as a bride if your bridal gown keeps hitching up, is too tight to breathe in or bites at your sides. If the bridal gown that you want is your size but is not comfortable, go ahead and get one that is one size bigger.
Because you can get your bridal gown altered to fit you perfectly, after all. In fact, you should consider taking the bridal gown you bought to a tailor and have it altered so it really fits you. It is the next best thing to getting a bridal gown that was designed just for you.
The perfect plus-sized bridal gown should not break your wedding budget. It is not necessary to get an expensive bridal gown, especially if you cannot afford it. If money is going to be a concern when you get your bridal gown, you can make your choice among bridesmaids gowns that look elaborate enough to pass for bridal gowns, as long as these gowns are in shades of white.
You can also comb thrift stores. Thrift stores have a great selection of secondhand bridal gowns that you can choose from. If your choice happens to be a secondhand bridal gown, you can take it to a tailor to have it altered. After a few alterations and after some time at the drycleaners, your secondhand bridal gown will be just like new.
Always consider that all the guidelines you encounter in choosing a bridal gown, especially if you are a plus-size woman, are just guidelines that are meant to help you select your bridal gown. These are not rules that are set in stone. So, if you fall desperately in love with a bridal gown, ignore all rules and do not leave the store without buying it. If you do not buy it, someone else will, and you will regret not being decisive enough to make the purchase when you should have done so.