One thing that is a constant in this world is change. Everything is changing. However, the world of fashion is going through a large spurt of change where people are shifting their perspective as to what is beautiful. It was not that long ago that standards of beauty were extremely rigid for both men and women. For one thing, women had to be thin with a certain hair color and skin tone in order to be considered beautiful. Meanwhile, men had a lot of rigid standards all the way down to the clothes they wear. The truth is that a lot of this is changing.
Perhaps the most important type of change that is occurring is the perception of a woman’s beauty. While thin women are still considered beautiful, there is also some consideration being paid to the larger women so that they can be included. One thing that is contributing to this is the increasing size of people throughout the world. Women are now a size 16 to 18 on average. While there are smaller women, they are far from the only people that are shopping for clothes. By keeping the larger women in mind, one is actually increasing his sales so that they can profit.
People of all sizes have a desire to feel good about themselves. One of the best ways to do this is by buying and wearing clothes that are stylish and flattering. This can be very hard for people when they have to look through all of the sizes that are way too small for them. With more styles being designed with larger people in mind, more people can be a part of the movement for positive change in standards of beauty. More fashion retailers are getting on board with the movement in style and beauty.
If there is one theme that is taking over in fashion, it is diversity. There is a lot of diversity that is coming to fashion. Diversity is also being promoted. For one thing, designers are beginning to realize that there are a multitude of tastes in the fashion industry. There are also many different sizes in the fashion industry. Many designers and fashion shows are thinking about bringing forth models of different sizes. This makes it a lot more inclusive for people that are looking to upgrade their wardrobe and feel better about themselves.
One of the best things about runway shows thinking about using models of various sizes is that it is breaking open the modeling industry. For one thing, the industry has always been using extremely thin models. Often times, this brings forth unrealistic standards of beauty which can bring about discouragement in individuals. Fortunately, runway shows are going to show models that are bigger and in different physical shape. This coupled with the fact that more designers are making clothes for larger people is a hopeful sign that fashion is starting to become all inclusive for people. After all, a large chunk of people are outside of the current size limits.
To make things even better, diversity is coming in the designs to menswear. As designers experiment with items for men, they are bringing forth some interesting results. Admittedly, this change is being met with some resistance in the form of social media. However, there are people that are on board with the change. It is only a matter of time before society sees such a change in the world where people are encouraged to be who they are and express themselves with fashion in the way that they want to express themselves without worry of any backlash.
People who figure out their own fashion can choose their own style. This is one of the luxuries of having one’s own fashion sense. Also, one of the best aspects of fashion is that one gets to experiment the different looks. For one thing, she could think about how she feels in each outfit she wears. This allows her to really think about the type of clothes that she really wants to wear. From the serious feel of a professional suit to the ecstatic feel that one gets when wearing her favorite outfit, fashion has so many options for people to look through.
While it can be common to want to stick to convention, the best thing one can do with fashion is to challenge it and push the norms. This is one of the ways that fashion moves forward. When people dare to be adventurous with their fashion, then they can inspire and even bring forth some amazing results. While one of the common risks that people deal with is ridicule and rejection, there is just as much of a chance to inspire people. One of the best things that people experience when they dress in the way they want is that they will find themselves around people who like them for who they really are.
Of course there are also people who are going to try to change and redefine one’s fashion. The worst thing one can do is allow someone else to tell her what she should look like. In many cases, people have their own sense of fashion. Therefore, they are responsible for their own style. They have no place to be the fashion police. One good thing about fashion is that it is slowly moving towards a world where there is unlimited diversity in styles.
With spring around the corner, it’s time to start shopping for new and fun styles. Here are the top accessories that you’ll definitely want to have in your closet this spring.
You probably don’t see platform shoes too much during the winter, but as soon as the warmer months arrive, it’s time to get out these trendsetters. Platform shoes can give you some height, and they can even also help with your posture. Plus, they’re much more comfortable than regular high heels.
- A big floppy hat
With the sun out, it’s time to protect your eyes and the delicate skin on your face, neck and chest. This means getting a great floppy hat to wear on long walks or to the beach.
- A cute umbrella
Spring means rain, so this naturally tells you that you’ll need to get a super cute umbrella for your handbag or book bag! Consider getting one that is clear for better visibility and so that people can still see you and your cute face.
- Rain boots
With rain coming down, an umbrella is absolutely necessary, but drain should also be in your closet! Rain boots are cute no matter what brand they are, but yellow boots beat all the others in terms of classic style.
- A comfy cardigan
Every girl should have a comfortable chunky cardigan to wear when it’s chilly outside but not too cold. Look for one in the neutral color like beige, brown or black.
You can find all of these styles and more online or at your local mall. The new season usually brings about a lot of coupons and sales as well, so make sure to embrace these as you shop. Numerous stores are also trying to get rid of their winter inventory, so you can find some great styles for next year’s winter right now too. Let’s go shopping!
Long ago, women absolutely had to know how to sew. It was part of their duties to help keep up the home. They sewed clothes for themselves, their spouses and their children, and they may have even sewed clothes for others. They were also in charge of mending clothes because any clothing item was difficult and expensive to make. If you got a rip in one of your pairs of pants or a button came off of a suit coat, you didn’t just throw it away. You fixed it.
Today, things are different. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, people stopped taking such good care of their clothing. That’s because they were able to buy whatever they needed fully made, and when it got ruined over time, they could throw it away or give it away.
The way that things used to be is actually a lot better than the way things are now. With that being said, it’s a wonderful gift that we no longer have to sew all of our clothing by hand, and we can spend our time doing more important things. But it’s also good to value the items that you have, and this means knowing a little bit about sewing.
Every girl should know how to hem a pair of pants or a skirt. In addition, she should know how to sew on a button or fix a button. And she should also know how to fix a rip or a hole in a piece of clothing.
If you don’t know how to do one, two or any of these things, that’s okay because you can learn. There are numerous tutorials online, and you can watch videos to see someone actually doing the mending so that you can learn how to do it yourself as well.
Spring is here, and that means that the sun is going to be out more often than usual. In some parts of the world, this also means that things are going to get hot, and it’s going to happen fast. If you live in a place like this, you’ll want to be well-prepared with your spring wardrobe. Here are some tips for keeping cool this spring while also looking super stylish.
First, make sure that you are choosing clothing items that are made of breathable, lightweight fabrics. Cotton, linen and bamboo are all great choices.
Next, you’ll naturally want to break out some smaller clothing. What we mean by this is that you should stop wearing jeans, tall boots and long skirts. It’s no time for all that! Shorts, capris and shorter skirts are now on the menu! And don’t forget to find these items in lightweight fabrics as discussed above.
Of course, with the sun out and the temperatures getting warmer, you will want to start showing some skin up top as well. This means tube tops and tank tops for girls. Short sleeves are suitable for men.
One other tip to keep in mind for spring is to start wearing sandals. You may think that you should wait to start wearing sandals during the full-blown months of summer, but why not start now? As stated, there are numerous places in the United States and around the world where spring can get pretty hot, so it’s a good idea to just bust out your sandals now. Just make sure that they are comfortable and won’t leave you with blisters as many sandals have been known to do.
Follow all of these tips and tricks to make your spring style super cute and comfortable. There’s no reason to be sweating through the beautiful spring months.
With swimsuit season coming up, it’s time to shop for this season’s bathing suit! This can be a big decision for many women who love to hang out at the beach or pool, but most women dread trying these items of clothing on at the store. Fortunately, with a little help, this year’s bathing suit decision won’t be too hard. Use the following guide to make your final choice.
Two Piece or One Piece
The first thing that you’ll need to decide is whether or not you want a two or one piece bathing suit. This should be a fairy easy choice as it has most to do with how comfortable you feel in either of these types of suits. For example, if you feel comfortable in a two piece, go for it! Many women want to cover up more, so they’ll opt for a one piece or a tankini, which covers more of the abdomen. If you have a pear shaped body, a bikini can look amazing, but if you have an apple shaped body, you might want to go for a one piece.
Color and Design
The next factor that you’ll need to consider is the color and design of your bathing suit. You’ll want to pick a color that flatters your skin tone. Those with olive colored skin tones may look good in bright oranges, corals, pinks or reds. Those who have a lighter skin tone with pink undertones might consider going with something a little cooler like blue or green.
If you hate trying bathing suits on at the store, consider ordering your bathing suit online this year. Simply shop online and put a number of your favorite bathing suit styles and sizes on a credit or debit card and return whatever you don’t like.
Fashion and clothing has taken its place of pride in political parlance, going by the recent developments in American politics. The women in politics or those close to the men in politics have become automatic fashion models. The dressing they have chosen to wear to occasions both private and public, the people that design it, and its label have become the points of discussion, creating both protests and tensions.
Sources of Fashion Models
The white pantsuits that Hillary Clinton adorned during campaign evoked the memory of suffragettes. Besides, the rainbow of matching ensembles that she dressed also inspired her fans into flashy mob dances. Her arch supporter, Mitchell Obama has also played the role of the First Model during her time at the White House, often drawing curious eyes to her designers and what they meant to portray through her dressing. Talk of what cloth her dresses were made of and how it suited her build and persona have been a point of discourse amongst many fashion conscious analysts.
Sources of Fashion Protests
Fashion analysts have closely followed the accessory and clothing that Melania Trump and her step-daughter Ivanka Trump have adorned. Their clothing inspired the distaste amongst the minorities, immigrants and women who have been the subjects of derogatory statements that Donald Trump issued during the recent campaigns. But the same clothing have been fully embraced by Trump supporters who have seen him as the champion of their voices.
The women in power have turned the red carpet as their moment of fashion show. Their dressing is currently given political undertones, serving as both the point of inspiration or derision based on the side of the political divide that the fashion analyst belongs. What cannot be taken away from these women in power is the new significant role that they are playing to promote fashion ideas not just in America but also around the world.
If you’ve gotten a little behind in your New Year’s resolution to work out more, Kylie Jenner’s new campaign for Puma may give you the inspiration to get back on the treadmill.
Recently, the youngest Kardashian took to Instagram to share stunning photos from her latest Puma photoshoot. She signed with the brand in 2016, much to the disapproval of her brother-in-law, rapper and fashion designer Kanye West. Kylie walked in West’s Yeezy fashion shows, and the Yeezy shoes were created in partnership with Adidas, Puma’s rival. Naturally, West felt that Kylie signed with Puma would create a conflict of interest. West even took to Twitter to state that Kylie would stay with Yeezy “1000%,” and that the family would give Puma their “measly million dollars” back, alluding to the notion that Puma was trying to “divide the family.”
However, Jenner has decided to go through with the Puma deal, despite her brother-in-laws passionate tweets. And even though it seems that her decision caused a family rift, she’ll likely make a profit for Puma, since her photos are stunning. Kylie posted some of the looks from her photo shoot on her Instagram page, featuring her in a black athletic body suit, sports bra and patterned tights, mesh half-top, and of course, Puma sneakers in black and gray. Obviously, Jenner’s fit body make the ads more attractive as well.
The shoes are Puma Fierce Strap Swans, which are Puma’s collaboration with the New York City Ballet. The collection will be available online and in stores on February 1.
Whalebone Clothing was started by Jesse Joeckel back in 2010 with money he had saved from doing many odd jobs. He started off by designing and selling comfortable t-shirts with cool prints and logos. But Jesse soon realized that his business was only performing well in the summer and that immediately after Labor Day, sales plummeted. This was very difficult for him as he barely had enough money to open shop again in summer. He therefore decided to make Whalebone a year-round business.
His first attempt at this was setting up an online shop but this did not do much to boost sales during off-season as he did not have good marketing skills and was operating on a very tight budget. Montauk, the beautiful beach town where Whalebone is located, started becoming a favorite among tourists and this made the demand for Whalebone’s products skyrocket. Although this significantly boosted the shop’s revenue, Joeckel still felt like there was more that could be done. He therefore joined hands with Eddie Berrang and Bronson Lamb, who were both tech-savvy and very good at marketing, to re-strategize and improve the brand.
They revamped Whalebone’s online shop and made it more user-friendly and compatible with mobile devices. They also started making a digital magazine, Whalebone Magazine, to advertise the products and tell Whalebone’s story. Whalebone started making other products that could keep it in business all through the year. Their products now include specialty items and winter gear in addition to the cool t-shirts. In just a year of adopting these new strategies, Whalebone’s revenues have increased tremendously and it is looking forward to even more growth and expansion in the coming months.
Success in the fashion industry is about more than just having a great product. As is evident from Whalebone’s story, marketing plays a major role in boosting sales as it makes more people aware of the product. Thanks to their marketing efforts, Whalebone’s products, including the magazine, are now in demand all over the US and Joeckel hopes to go beyond the US borders soon.