Tips For Camouflaging and Not One Involves Fatigues

Hey guys, do you look in the mirror, wish you looked hip, and cool without looking like you stepped out of a music video or Saturday Night Fever? If you think you need some help, then you probably do. If you don’t think you need help, then you definitely do! So, read on for some great dressing guidelines from me. Dressing men is one of my favorite things, because just a few tips can make a big difference for you. Of course, I do love menswear and helping men look and feel their best. Moreover, because I have dressed many men on television and in private life. I know just what is needed.

First, it does not matter what shape you are. You can have a body like Brad Pitt or Sponge Bob, and still look great, IF you know what to wear.

Second, buy what fits you regardless of the size on the tag. All designers cut clothes differently. For example, Hugo Boss tends to cut narrow. Some of his labels, especially in small sizes, run very tight and narrow and would barely fit your baby brother. You may need to size up to get the right fit.

Third, if you have to disguise some extra pounds or gain a few pounds because the only six pack you own is in your frig, then read on for some more dressing tips.

Broaden your chest:

  • Lighter colors and interesting details around shoulders in clothing will make you appear broader
  • Avoid clothes fitting too tight unless you are going for the scrawny, rock star look
  • Horizontal stripes will be your friend, and make you look wider, verticals will only make you look narrow
  • Heavier, textured fabrics and knits will give you needed upper body bulk
  • Slightly wider lapels on jackets (now don’t get crazy on me and do a total 70’s flashback)
  • Layering shirts is another trick that will add dimension to your chest

Take my belly…please!

  • Vertical stripes will give you a long lean look
  • Dark and muted colors are best to camouflage, along with lightweight, soft, matte fabrics. Never shiny Boogie Nights specials
  • Shirts too baggy will only make you look bigger. Skim the body, Baby!
  • Wear your pants at your waist guys! Under the belly will make you look heavier. Trust me on this one!
  • Opt for suits that are dark, pinstripes will be amazing
  • Try a 1 or 2 button jacket to give you a sleek silhouette
  • Monochromatic dressing will always make you look like you lost 10 lbs

Do not forget to look at the rear view:

If you have a full-size butt:

  • Pants need to be a bit looser (I am not talking clown styles here), relaxed, easy fit. Flat fronts will work but make sure they are not so tight that the front pockets stick out, go up a size if needed
  • Waistline of pant should not be too high. Otherwise, your butt will look even bigger. Think elephant!
  • Keep pants dark and sleek. Pants with a lot of whistles and bells will add attention to hip area

If you have a pancake butt:

  • Back pocket details such as flaps add heft
  • Baggy pants still not good here, makes your butt look flatter
  • Jackets and long shirt tails that hit below the hip are best for camouflage

Check your neck:

  • Thin necks need a wide spread dress shirt collar to give width
  • Thick necks should stick to a regular point collars and open neck styles look awesome
  • V necks will make your neck look thinner, crew neck will emphasize thickness
  • Turtlenecks on long necks only, makes short necks look thicker and well… like a turtle

Arms and the man

  • Great arms, flaunt them with short sleeves and tapered shirts
  • Skinny arms need more fabric around them to look fuller, layers again, will be your friend, along with sweaters
  • Thin arms look better in long sleeved shirts with sleeves rolled, rather then short sleeves. Gives your arms bulk
  • Big biceps need full cut shirts, and sometimes custom shirts are best to get a perfect fit

So there, you have my tips for emphasizing the positive and eliminating the negative. Hey guys, I do not think I have worked with anyone who has not looked significantly better with these few adjustments.

My fourth tip is to find a fabulous tailor to achieve great style and terrific fitting clothes (this may take time to find the “one” but it is well worth the effort!).

And my fifth and final tip is to know your skin color and best colors and use them to your advantage. Darker colors really do diminish your not -so -hot spots and light colors highlight your hot ones. Beyond darks and lights, there are cool and warm colors, mixing patterns, etc. but those pointers are for future articles, so stay tuned.

A Man’s Best Fashion Guide

Fashion is something that is evolving and changing every single day. Fashion in lay man terms is something that is in vogue and yet in which one can feel absolutely comfortable in. And yes, gone are the days when people associated the concept of fashion with women, today it has become such a wide term that it includes men’s fashion equally. So if you are looking for a guide to men’s fashion, then you can simply read up the following tips and get your heavy dose of fashion –

  1. The most important thing you have got to take into consideration is the clothes. Clothes and apparel is the most essential aspect of fashion. It is a necessity to see to it that you keep updated with the most trendy clothes for men. This you can do by looking through some of the most famous fashion magazines or even some online portals.
  2. After you find out the details and the intricacies of the apparel, look into the accessories section. One of the most timeless accessory for a man is his watch. Besides there are other such accessories which keep evolving. Some of them include different kind of shoes, scarfs, belts, wallets, etc. Accessories are essential add ons to the overall look that is got through fabulous clothing.
  3. Hair styles are yet another integral part of the overall fashion. This aspect keeps changing and it is needed to catch up with it on a regular basis. You have to also have a good insight into what all is necessary for you to style your hair. Of course it is hard to do so yourself, but you could take some tips and suggestions and also look into online and magazine guides to keep up with it.

Always remember that style is something that you define for yourself and not what is entirely taken from style guide. Remember to be yourself, that is the key.

Fashion Shopping Online

How to Make Your Fashion Purchases Online Perfect Every time.

Shopping online can be great fun. With virtually limitless choice and great prices, sales and offers it is hard not to be drawn in to the plethora of sites available. But if you want to receive and unpack pieces that work for you it is important to think before you click.

So let’s look at some basic guidelines that will help you find that perfect bargain.

SIZING:
– There are many sites to help you convert sizes;
– Bras, Shoes and dress conversion sites all available on Google.
– But it is also important to be true to yourself with your size.
– Get a friend to help you make a full list if measurements and keep on hand at all times.
– Your chest should be measured with your favorite bra on.
– Your waist is where you get a crease (when you stand upright and tilt your upper body left or right).
– Your hip measurement should be taken at the widest point of your hip area.

Stand side view to a mirror to find this correct placement.

Now while you are taking your measurements also look at your body to make some notes about your bodies shape and attributes. Some basic notes a fashion stylist would look at from the head down are;

– Do you have a short thick neck or a long thin neck?
– Do you have narrow sloping shoulders or a wide square shoulder line?
– Small or large bust?
– A narrow or shapeless waist?
– Small or large hips?
– Do you have shapeless thick calves?

Learn to shop to high light your good points and around your negative areas.

– Short thick necks – Avoid high necklines that will visually cut you off..
– V and scooped necklines will give you the length that you need.
– Long thin necks – Can be counter acted by looking for higher necklines.

– Narrow sloping shoulders- Avoid halter neck lines, this will only highlight your posture. If a maxi dress is desired look for one with straight shoulder straps, the wider the strap the better. You could also match it back with a denim jacket.

– Wide square shoulders -Show off your straight posture with all the strapless and halter styles. You will have hips narrower than your bust, which means you should look for pants, shorts, skirts and dresses that have detail and designs around the hip area. A tulip skirt, gathered mini skirt with floral patterns, minis with wide banded pleats are all good styles.

– Small bust – Wider straps or sleeves ruffle detail, pleated necklines, light or bright colours across the bust are all ways to create volume for the bust. As you want the top half to appear bigger you need to select styles to decrease volume to the hip area.

– Large bust – Deep V necklines, avoid shoe string straps, Balance a larger bust with a bottom half that gives you more fabric. Such as a full circle skirt, a maxi dress with horizontal bands on the boarder or bootleg style jeans.

– Make sure your bra gives you lift. This is a must have item before you go shopping.

– Narrow waist – Show it off and look for fitted styles that give shape to the waist.

– Shapeless waist – A baby doll style is NOT the style for you. Many make this mistake and all it does is widen your midriff. Look for styles that are shaped but not hugging your waist. This is one of the hardest things to achieve at the moment with current styles. I would consider shirts and tops with darting at the waist and in the lower back. This will give you shape. Also look at a vest or denim jacket that could be worn over your summer tops and dresses.

– Small hips – Make the hip area bigger by selecting light or bright colours, patterns, gathers, pleats, patch pockets, A line and full circle skirts.

– Large hips – Reduce the area by selecting dark colours, small patterns & intricate patterns only, pencil shape skirts. The less fabric and detail the better.

– Shapeless thick calves – Select hem lengths wisely. It is important not to let skirts, dresses or trousers sit at the widest point of your calf.

Lastly you can consider your colouring. Some of us are warm based and some are cool. Pinkish toned people are usually cool and peachy toned people are usually warm. Knowing what colours you are best in can save you a lot of fuss and bother. As you will be able to build up top and bottom halves that all match each other. So you get more mileage from your purchases. If a colour analysis is not for you consider all of the universal colours that suit as all; Soft white, emerald turquoise, aqua, warm pink, earthy red, teal green, teal blue, chocolate, purple, marine navy, plum, watermelon red, stone and medium grey are colours that we can all wear safely. Otherwise consider booking a colour analysis with an Image Consultant.

There are many things you should consider when selecting styles. Simple put the more in proportion you are the simpler this will be. If you have unusual features, i.e. – shorter legs, a long torso or a strong sharp angular face a fashion stylist that can make a report for you based on elements of design and body shape proportions. From which you would be able to confidently buy – knowing exactly what would work for you. When enquiring about a style report make sure to ask if you will receive illustrations, and if horizontal and vertical proportions are taken into consideration. A good style solution package will give you all the illustrations you need to be able to confidently buy on line and give you a 360 degree overview of your body. So all you need to do is follow the recommendations for your body shape/proportions and check them against your desired purchase.

Happy shopping ladies.

Fashion Ideas For a Christmas Party

Once winter approaches, everyone starts updating their wardrobes according to the season. Winter is all about outfits that keep you cozy as well as make you look stylized. Going minimalist will not make you stand out this winter and Christmas, but will definitely make you go unnoticed.

Winter is attached with Christmas, an occasion everyone is waiting for. People wear new clothes, buy gifts for each other, cook delicious foods and decorate their homes. Fashion never seems so much important, until you realize that everyone around you is spending loads of money to look extremely fashionable on a particular day, when they have to meet their relatives, colleagues and friends; everyone in a single day.

Getting fashion tips and ideas is just a click away. But then again, one should be aware of their body type, and dress up accordingly, following a particular fashion trend. You cannot always wear what your favourite celebrity is wearing this Christmas, but you can always grab various fashion ideas and can then decide to buy outfits, shoes and accessories that fit you and your personality the best.

This Christmas, to keep the spirit alive, go for greens and reds. Invest in trendy coats, long sweaters, skinny jeans, printed leggings, scarves, knee length skirts, jeans, cardigans, wool head gears, printed socks and gloves and winter boots to look stylized and fashionable. Gone are the days when men and women preferred big sized cardigans and sweaters. This Christmas is all about looking fit and wearing outfits that make you look sleek and fresh.

Black has always been the colour for any occasion. Women and men loved and still love wearing black and dull coloured outfits. But, this time around, go for something brighter. If green and red does not excite you, go for purple, grey and hot pink.

Females should wear a short fur, leather or wool coat over a long fitted sweater or a top. If you choose to wear a long sweater, you can wear printed leggings underneath, along with your favourite knee length boots. If you decide to wear a top, you can wear a knee length skirt underneath, with printed leggings and long winter boots. Do not forget to grab the most important Christmas evening essential, scarf. Once you are all ready, wrap a cashmere scarf or a wool scarf around your neck. Wear accessories that make your Christmas outfit look trendier. You need to invest in cool clutches, belts and jewels that can be worn during the day as well as in the night. Christmas jewel items are available in stores all around you.

This article covers enough about what you wear and how you look; you should equally be concerned about your partners, father, brothers and male friends are wearing this Christmas. Males should wear bright coloured cardigans, along with neutral coloured blazers or a leather jacket. Women can wear jeans underneath and winter boots. They can wear a scarf; it will make them look classy. Males do not have many choices to choose from accessories; therefore, they should wear a designer watch and a brooch, once they are all ready.

All in all, this Christmas, the idea is to choose the right colour, the right cut, the right accessory and the right texture, creating attire that is unique and that enhances your entity.

Select a Fashion Style For a Hot New Look

Fashion is a manner of communicating your inner self through clothes. Apparel frequently symbolizes a specific style or era and each year fashion designers attempt to contribute and produce new trends that can depict the time of the present year and hopefully create a milestone in history forever.

There are numerous fashion styles through, which we remember a time period. Those fashions constantly live on since they were highly successful and frequently in a classic way which perpetually was and will be everlasting.

There are numerous of us who desire to put on what is in fashion at any expense; not only in the current year but every single season: spring, summer, fall and winter. Nevertheless, there is one matter we do not hesitate to look at, which the most significant affair in fashion is: does the fashion style accommodate us.

How Do You Recognize If a Fashion Style Becomes You?

It is really uncomplicated; clothes are normally fashioned with varied types of silhouettes in mind and despite the fact that we are no fashion models from the runway, we must contemplate the following prior to selecting a fashion style: height, weight and skin tone. All things in fashion is chosen to match and put forward a individual’s quality characteristics forward and in order for you to put yours, you essentially need to be conscious of your body and skin tone.

Your height and weight will decide whether you should pick out fashion styles that apply short or long skirts or dresses as each one can accentuate a aspect of your body. Your skin tone will define what color clothes you should select and that as well is instantly connected to fashion styles as some designers make particular colors only.

It is significant you be your own judge and friend in order that you will be capable of picking out the most effective fashion styles that will bring out your best characteristics and hence, give you your money’s worth. What benefit is there to wear something that is the newest fashion yet does not accommodate your style and identity?

Should You Break with Fashion Rules?

Fashion styles should exclusively be picked for your tastes since you appear good in them and not because they are in style at the moment. Also always be mindful that if you cannot have on the in style fashion design since you find it absurd, you can always wear something classic as it is perpetually in style and it accommodates everybody without exception. If you do not recognize what colors to wear for a crucial fashion meeting, always stick with black and white as they are classic and constantly in style.

Fancy Dress Costumes

fancy fashionThere are so many occasions where wearing fancy dress can be fun; milestone Birthdays, Stag and Hen Nights, Xmas, Halloween to number but a few. Fancy dress can make a party by being the ultimate ice-breaker and is a huge confidence builder for the shy and reserved among us because we can hide behind whichever character we have chosen and let our hair down. For the exhibitionists among us it is a fantastic opportunity to be larger than life and really have some fun. A fancy dress is always the delight of every person who always wants to appear neat all the time. The way you dress determines the way you’re addressed. Hence, it’s always important to dress well all the time. Fancy costumes can make all the difference when you want the best of attires. Let’s examine what the stuff is all about.

Whilst dressing up for and attending the event provides us with the most fun, you can also have a great time planning what you will be wearing with friends. Try on your outfit over a few drinks, beg and borrow accessories from friends and trial run your makeup and hair. Even more fun is to take photos of each other as the costume evolves or even to film the creation on your camcorder.

Many people decide the theme of their party in advance, whilst others leave the theme up to their guests. There are so many themes to choose from, some will appeal more than others dependent on our interests and character.

Fancy Dress Costumes

These refer to patterns of fashion that showcase in various styles and designs according to various periods in the history of mankind. The costumes range from every fashion item meant for men, women and even kids. Everything you can every think of beginning with women head tie, blouse, wrapper, hair style and so on are all included as consumes. The same scenario is also involved in the lives of men. The men’s fancy costumes include everything they wear such as ties, shirts, shoes, trousers and what have you.

Different Styles of Fancy Dress Costumes

In most cases, fashion trend in a particular period determines the fancy costumes of the era. For instance, there are dress costumes of the 70s and 80s. These are special style of dressings that reigned in the era. These days, people tend to go back to such styles. Many men and women in various fields of live do like to go back to the dressing code of the yesteryear.

Fancy Dress Costumes in the Modern times

Fashion has always remained very dynamic all the time. In the recent times, there are fancy costumes that are causing waves in the fashion industry. While some of the costumes are being designed using the fashion pattern of the olden days, many others are being designed with sophisticate styles of the modern era. You can always locate a fancy that can fit whatever intention you have. There are unique costumes for every occasion and event. The modern day fashion is indeed replete with such patterns.

The Pros of Fancy Dress Costumes

Fancy dress costumes benefit everyone who goes for them. When you want to have the best of fun, you need to go for a fancy that can suit the purpose. Today, dresses are used for party events of all kinds. People dress up with pomp and pageantry in all manners of style just to grace some occasions and events.

Again, fancy costumes are very necessary for special events such as Halloween, Christmas, New Year Eve, birthday ceremonies, anniversary events and so on. Women can dress up in all manners of fancy styles such as cat women, sexy nurses, and so on. For the men, the dressing codes could be in form of a superman, batman and so on.

Locating the Best Fancy Dress costumes

Fancy dress costumes are always available in most fashion shops especially online. You need to take time to make passionate research about the best sites to buy from. The choice will always be yours to make. You can also compare prices from various portals in order to pick the best of the costumes.

One very important point to make is that you have to be comfortable to get the most enjoyment. Make sure the outfit fits well. Ensure it is suitable for the weather conditions you will be wearing it in. If you will be dancing, walking or even standing for a period of time, choose an outfit that is appropriate for you. Finally, check out the guest list so that you choose a theme or costume that is not likely to cause offense.