Finding the Perfect Clothes as an Apple Shape

If you have an apple shaped body, you probably like to dress slightly differently than other people with differently shaped bodies. Apple shaped bodies tend to have their weight in the middle just like the shape of an apple. If you have an apple shaped body, you might also notice that you have small legs and even a small behind. Small or large shoulders can come with an apple shaped body, but many people with this body shape have large chests.

 

Knowing how to dress with an apple shaped body can be tough, but there are a few easy guidelines that you can follow for starters. First, make sure that you aren’t accentuating your waist. You’ll want to put the focus on other parts of your body, like your chest or your legs. This can be easy to do with shorter skirts or dresses. You’ll want to show off those legs, so don’t hide them with long, baggy pants or long dresses. Similarly, you should wear high heels whenever you can. High heels help the legs of a person with an apple shaped body to look longer and more toned. This is a great trick that not many women know about.

 

In a similar vein, you should look for clothing that is looser. Don’t wear anything that is too tight against your body as this will actually make you look bigger than you really are. You might also consider trying to find fabrics that are thicker instead of sheer and thin. This can help you look more structured.

 

Finally, if you want to look extra stunning in a dress or outfit, try body shapers. There are a number of shapers out there that are comfortable and affordable, and they make your body shape look stellar in any kind of outfit.

 

Six Cheap Purses Perfect for Faking Out the Crowd

Purses are an essential portion of life. Aside from adding some pizzazz to every outfit, the right purse can hold all of the things you never knew you needed to take from your home and put on the go. Unfortunately, though, purses are pretty expensive. Contrary to popular belief, an inexpensive purse will not necessarily burst at the seams the second you place your favorite lipstick in it, so why not appreciate something cheap once in a while? Of course, some handbags take the prize when it comes to looking like a designer purse on a thrift store budget. These accessories are cost effective, absolutely gorgeous, and easily found at popular retailers:

 

Faux Leather Shoulder Bag with Metal Handles

 

Forever 21 will forever be great, especially because of this piece. For only $25, you can own this perfect purse that looks like it belongs in a fancy boutique. Faux or not, it looks expensive and the metal handles add an interesting dynamic that has rarely been seen before.

 

Navy Blue Clutch

 

Face it–you need a clutch. The perfect size for a multitude of occasions, clutches are as sweet as they are practical. This navy blue one from Maykoo is only $17, is durable, and will get you through any event.

 

Envelope Cross-Bag

 

The opening of this bag resembles an envelope, hence the name. Stylish, professional, and somewhat zany, this bag is only $39 from Nordstrom.

 

Classic Tote

 

Perhaps one of the most popular purses of all time, totes are fashionable, pretty massive, and comfortable to carry and search through. This one from Mango is only $40 and is accented with a fancy tassel.

 

Bucket Bag

 

This bag is incredibly interesting, especially because of its pattern. Multiple straps allow this piece to be carried or thrown over your shoulder, which is ideal when considering versatility. For only $20 at Steve Madden, you can be the talk of the town.

 

Faux-Crocodile

 

If you have not figured it out by now, wearing animal skin is not exactly in anymore. Because of this, designers craft stunning faux pieces, which is the case for this $35 bag from Nordstrom.

Artist “Grows” Mushroom Leather to Sprout Beautiful Fashion and Accessories

This might sound like the craziest idea ever, but darn it, it is real and authentic and might just become your next ostrich-like leather wallet.

The world has always been in love with the softness, beauty and durability of real cow’s leather. However, there is the cruelty factor when you consider the eventual slaughter of these magnificent creatures. So, artist Phil Ross has found a better way which is kinder to animals and the environment.

Ross’ company is called Mycoworks, and what they basically do is grow leather-like material from the dense root structure of mushrooms. It’s an unbelievable process that will yield stunning works of fashion for clothing and accessories in the near future. The mushroom skins can be created or manipulated to mimic expensive leathers like ostrich, cow and snake, and no animals were harmed during the procedure.

Even more fascinating is the organic incubation technology itself. For instance, while the mushroom skin is growing, one could add zippers or other hardware right into the hide. Because mushroom skin is an organic fiber, it also breathes like conventional leathers and feels great with a similar texture.

It’s pretty genius and a cool example of a simple fungus found in the dirt coupled with the advancement of science and technology. The company explains it like this:

“MycoWorks is building a better world with nature’s best tools.”

Mycoworks designed their first mushroom leather wallet, and it is quite a handsome accessory. No one would ever guess that it weren’t real leather, except for maybe the artist himself Phil Ross.

Mycoworks is definitely a brand to keep watching in the fashion future.