When should a Women Wear Cocktail Dresses

Cocktail dresses, also called as cocktail gowns, are worn by women when invited for a cocktail party. Women also wear them to events like semi-formal, prom, or and to other formal occasions. The most popular cocktail dress of all is a little black dress, but they also come in all shapes, sizes and length.

Selecting a Cocktail dress might be tricky thing, but having knowledge about yourself and your body might help you to do that. You should consider the current trend, your wardrobe and your height while selecting a cocktail dress. Your height is important because depending to trends height of a cocktail varies, some are knee length, while others end around two inches above the ankle also called as tea length cocktail dress, and ankle length called as ballerina length but this is also associated with evening gowns and difference hard to tell. Materials used for cocktail dresses vary from silk to satin to chiffon it’s totally your decision which you prefer.

When invited to attend a benefit or event held by a charity or other association, a cocktail dress is probably the attire you should be thinking of. Sometimes deciphering what sort of wardrobe to raid is as simple as reading the entire invite. More than likely, you will find phrases, such as casual dress, semi-formal attire or formalwear required on the invitation. Moreover, the last resort if you are unsure is to call the phone number that is included on the invite and ask to make sure.

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When should a Women Wear Cocktail Dresses

Got an invitation for an occasion, don’t know what to wear don’t worry. Invitation should give you a clue to what sort of occasion it, like if invitation comes through a mail, occasion is for a casual dress, if invitation is through mail, you should be in need of a cocktail dress.

bags attending a cocktail party, you shouldn’t wear a sequinned gown they are for a more formal occasion, such as a wedding or anniversary party. Cocktail dress lengths can range from a mini length to something that stops above the ankles. The type of material sends a message – satin and silk are popular choices, accompanied by flattering jewels, handbags, and other accessories. The shoes that you select can also set off a cocktail dress – especially if you are sporting a shorter length and the shoes become an important focal point.


When choosing the color of your cocktail dress, you should keep in mind that during the summer season, floral prints, light pink, sky blue, pale green and yellow, as well as other pastels look good during this time. For a winter get-together, grey, crimson, black, dark brown and dark blue cocktail dresses are quite flattering. And for one of the number one tips regarding cocktail dresses: do not try to fit into a dress that is cut too low or is too tight; the results could be disastrous.


Originally posted 2016-09-22 10:23:14.

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Save Money Shopping at Thrift Stores

Save Money Shopping for Clothing at Thrift Stores

On average, most people clear out their closets at least twice per year. All of the clothing they no longer wear it taken to charity locations and thrift stores. Many people donate clothing items that they only wore a couple of times or that still have the tags on them. The most common thrift stores to find such clothing are the Salvation Army and the Red Cross. Both of them inspect clothing for stains and tears so you can be sure you will find good quality clothing for men, women, and children at very low prices.

Many people think these thrift stores only carry outdated clothing but that is simply not the case. Children often outgrow clothing before it has been worn out or the style has faded. There are also plenty of clothing articles that never go out of style including t-shirts and denim jeans. While you may not find the same styles offered at the trendy retailers in the area you will find plenty of quality clothing for less than you will pay for it anywhere else. I have walked out of such thrift stores with bags of clothes that cost me less than purchasing one outfit at a retail store.

Jackets are very expensive but not if you purchase them from a thrift store. There are plenty of winter jackets, pullovers, and windbreakers to choose from. To make finding things in the right size easier most thrift stores separate clothing by the type that it is and by sizes. However, you will need to spend your time looking through what is available. The downside is that if you do find something you really like and it doesnít fit you wonít have very good luck finding it in another size as you do in a department store.

Depending on the location of the thrift store, they may carry various household items as well. Some of the larger facilities offer used furniture, appliances, and books. I found a couple of nice wood end tables at a thrift store once that I like so much I have never replaced them with anything else even though I can now afford to do so.

Too many thrift stores have gotten a bad reputation for being viewed as a place to shop for individuals who donít have very much money. If your pride keeps you from visiting thrift shops then you will be throwing your money away. If you have never been into a thrift store you really should take the time to do so. You will be pleasantly surprised at what you find there.

Another good alternative is shopping at online stores. These are places where individuals take their unwanted clothing and furniture to be sold. The store splits the profits made from anything that sells with the person who brought it in. Most consignment items can only be on display for a limited amount of time. Towards the end of that time frame the items are generally sold at a discounted price before they are taken off the list of items to be sold.

You will pay more for items at some stores than you will at a thrift store but you will also be able to find some wonderful bargains that still save you money over buying them retail. The reason you will pay more is because the person selling the items and the store want to make as much profit as possible. You generally won’t be able to negotiate the prices though.

One good example of saving money at either thrift stores or online stores is for party dresses, wedding dresses, and prom dresses. It is likely that they will only be worn once so it is silly to spend hundreds of dollars on such a gown. You will likely be able to find a good selection of such dresses that are still in style. Even if you have to pay to have the dress altered a bit you can still have the beautiful dress you want without the expense.


Originally posted 2016-09-14 10:09:41.

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Clothes Clothes Clothes Everywhere And Nothing To Wear

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Is your closet brimming with clothes yet somehow, you still have nothing suitable for the occasion?
Looks like it is time to reorganise your wardrobe.

What you don’t see, you probably wouldn’t wear. The perfect outfit for the occasion is hiding somewhere in your closet. You just don’t see it. You have to clear the clutter before you can find your outfit.
Step 1. Go through everything in your closet to see if it still fits you. If the item fits, put it in the keep pile. If it doesn’t, put it in the discard pile.

Step 2. Go through the keep pile. Is anything there really out of fashion? Don’t wait for it to get back in fashion. If that look every comes back, you can buy a new, more updated version. Put all these outdated item in the discard pile.

Step 3. If you are broke, you can sell the items in the discard pile on ebay. If you want help the needy, you could donate the clothes to a worthy charity. If you like second hand clothes, you could hold a clothes swap session where you exchange these clothes with your pals for something you would probably wear.

Step 4. Now that you have significantly pared down your keep pile, time to sort it out. What are the items not appropriate for the current season. Fold these up nicely and store them in a drawer lined with scented paper so they will smell fresh when the season is right for them.

Step 5. Iron the clothes you have left in your keep pile. Sort them by type of clothing and colour and prepare to keep them in your closet. Do the same for your bags, shoes and the rest of your accessories.

Step 6. Organise your wardrobe. Make it really easy to find what you want at a glance. Get some closet organisers to help you make full use of the space of your wardrobe and to organise your stuff so you know where to find what you want when you want it. You can find some useful closet organisers here

Step 7. Pack your keep clothes and accessories back into the closet, sorted by colour, type and function so you can find what you want at a glance.

Step 8. Take stock of your wardrobe. Do you really have nothing to wear?

Step 9. Look at your daily schedule. Do you have clothes that will carry you through all the events in your daily schedules? Write down the events that you really don’t have anything to wear to. Look through your appointments. Do you have something to wear for every one of these appointments? For every one of these functions? Take note of the functions or appointments which you need to buy clothes for.
Now go through all the events where you probably would not have anything to wear. What are the items that could take you through these events? List them down. Then go and shop for them.

Here are some basics every woman should own, in her current size.

#1. A little black dress. Every woman needs at least one of these versatile beauties. They can take you from day to night. For a dinner date, or a luncheon. A change of accessories transforms the look completely. You can find some lovely black dresses here
#2. A luxuriously warm cashmere jacket. What could feel more fabulous than cashmere? Here are some wonderful cashmere jackets.
#3. A pretty pink shirt. Pink is a very flattering color. It brings color to your face. It makes you look pretty. A pink camisole would soften a severe jacket beautifully. It is versatile and goes with just about anything. You can find pink shirts here.
#4. At least 1 pair of boots. These spice up your outfit beautifully. Here are some gorgeous boots.
#5. A gorgeous bag, like these croc bags. These give that touch of luxury which the current season is all about. This is where you can find these bags.
#6. A pair of leather pants which are very now. Even Martha Stewart wore a pair when Jay Leno interviewed her. You can get leather pants here
#7. A skirt suit for work. Skirt suits like these takes you right to the board room. You can split up the suit and wear the jacket and skirt separately with other tops and bottoms to stretch your wardrobe. Here is where you can find skirt suits.
#8. A jumpsuit that can be worn as an outfit as a power suit, for presentations or separately with other tops and bottoms for a whole new look. You can find jump suits here
#9. A pair of ballet flats that go with practically anything. Pick a pair in a neutral colour that goes with most of your clothes. Here are lovely ballet flats.

Originally posted 2016-06-29 10:46:08.

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Things to Consider when Buying Prom and Formal Dresses

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Teens are often avid shoppers when it comes to everyday clothes, but when it comes to buying a prom dress, they’re often lost. Prom dresses are so different than other types of clothing that unless one has experience, they can easily buy the wrong dress and feel miserable for the entire prom evening. We’ve put together some great tips on buying prom dresses and other formal dresses to help you avoid common mistakes.

What’s the Formal Occasion?

Consider the occasion before buying a formal dress. There are many occasions that might require formal wear such as the prom or other formal dance, wedding, homecoming, cocktail party, BAFTA award event, and so forth. Each occasion is unique. Consider what you will be doing during the evening out. Will you dance, dine, walk, sit, move around a lot, give a speech, sing? Consider how flexible your prom dress or formal gown should be before buying.

Styles of Prom Dresses and Formal Wear

Do research online to view all the styles of prom dresses before you shop. There are many different styles, colours, hem lengths, and shapes of prom dresses that you can easily find the one that will look great on you. Some of the styles you’ll find include A-line (slimming with vertical seams and flared skirt), ball gown (natural waist line and full skirt), mermaid (fits tight to the body and flares at knees), and sheath (no defined waistline and horizontal line, great for shorter people).

Prom dresses come with different types of necklines such as jewel, halter, and spaghetti straps.

To find the latest fashions and styles, check out all of the major prom dress or formal wear designers such as Jovani, Flip, Tiffany, Scala, Jessica McClintock, Alyce, and Interlude. Each year, designers are finding new unique ways to design prom dresses and make prom girls shine on their special night.

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Prom Dress and Formal Wear Colours

With prom dresses, the colour choices are endless. There are light colours such as light pink, yellow, white, light beige, lavender, mint green, and many others. There are darker colours such as black, silver, gold, burgundy, dark blue, and dark green. The key to finding the right colour is to match the colour with your skin tone, hair colour, and body shape. Think about what colours usually bring the most complements when wearing your regular clothing? These are likely your best colours. They blend well with your features and make your figure look great.

Some colours make plus size women look smaller (black, bright, or dark colours) while other colours can make them look larger (light colours). The same goes for someone who wants to appear fuller figured in certain spots. Choose a colour and design that look great with your particular figure. And keep in mind that what looks great on your friend might not look good on you.

With other formal dresses, such as bridesmaid dresses, homecoming dresses, Oscar dresses, and pageant dresses, you might not get to choose from a wide variety of colours. Many of these events require certain colours to blend with the decorations.

Other Things to Consider

You’ll also need to shop for a prom dress or other formal gown according to your budget. Look around for great dresses within your price range from the beginning so you won’t go overboard. There are many styles of dresses within all price ranges and depending on the designer, the quality can vary as well.

Give yourself plenty of time for alterations if needed, especially when buying a prom dress online. You can’t try it on until you receive it, so you’ll want to order early enough to get alterations done before prom if necessary. Also, consider shipping costs when buying and whether there is a guarantee.

Think ahead to how you can accessorise your prom dress or formal wear. You’ll need shoes, jewelry, hose, possibly a hairpiece, a handbag, and other accessories. Be sure the colour and style you choose can be easily matched with other items.

You can shop online to find prom dresses by popular designers and choose from many styles and colours. The prices are often lower also. Online formal wear shops usually offer formal dresses for all occasions including evening dresses, summer dresses, prom dresses, homecoming dresses, and many others. Start looking early so you can secure the prom dress of your dreams.

Originally posted 2016-06-10 19:36:33.

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