Posts by cathie

Can I wear a beaded sheath dress to a wedding if my husband is not wearing a tux? The dress is black, the wedding is in November & my husband is wearing a dark grey pin stripe business suit.

Your beaded sheath dress sounds fabulous. Definitely a simple, formal, black, beaded, sheath dress that is knee-length or midi length would be awesome for a November wedding. Black dresses are appropriate for wedding guests and weddings are occasions to dress up and celebrate the happy event. Your husbands dark grey, pin stripe suit sounds très…

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Is a white Mexican dress appropriate for my engagement party? The party is fiesta-themed is November 4, in North Carolina, the weather will be about 70 degrees?

A Mexican dress is appropriate for a fiesta themed engagement party. The hostess of any party can wear whatever she wants for her party and can set the dress code for her guests. White dresses are considered chic and stylish all year-long and 70 degree weather is warm so your white dress will be fabulous.…

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Fashion Dead or Alive?

Fashion defined as a popular trend suggests that fashion is still alive and well. There are an abundance of trends out there. Fashionable garments were once created by designers and worn by people of wealth and position, such as Princess Di, Jackie Kennedy and Grace Kelly, etc. Other women tried to emulate these styles and designers were the leading force behind what other women wore. There were fashion rules to live by, such as: no white clothes worn after Labor Day, fabrics such as lace and velvet were only worn for special occasions and you would never wear denim jeans to a symphony or ballet performance.

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What color sweater & shoes can wear I with a powder blue dress?

Powder blue dresses are so yummy and feminine. I think light color shoes are more flattering with light color dresses than dark shoes. However you can always wear black patent leather shoes with your dress. Nude color, tan, silver or gold color shoes all would look great with a powder blue dress. If you carry…

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How to find jeans that fit?

Finding jeans or pants that fit can be a real challenge. Determine your body type so that you can look for jeans or pants in a style that flatters you. Then try on a lot of pants in that style, from different brands. Sizes often vary among different brands but once you find a brand…

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What shoes, hair & makeup can I wear to a beauty competition? I’m wearing skinny jeans, nude color & a navy blue loose fitted top with a gold necklace.

Beauty competitions are awesome and can be stressful and fun. As far as shoes go you can try nude color pumps or sandal styles with heels, with your nude color jeans. Matching nude color shoes will elongate your look and give more height to your appearance. Another option would be gold metallic shoes that coordinate with…

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What’s a Mandarin Collar?

A mandarin collar is a banded, stand up collar on blouses, jackets, dresses, etc. The name came from a feature on the gowns worn by the Mandarins in Imperial China. Mandarin collars can be found on both male and female clothing. They can have straight or rounded edges and meet at the center front or…

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Can you wear black shoes with a navy cocktail dress?

Black shoes would look awesome with a navy cocktail dress. For dressy occasions stockings give one a more polished look and are especially appropriate . You might want to wear very sheer black hosiery with your black shoes and navy cocktail dress. Add a black beaded, jewelled or sequin evening bag  or clutch to give a…

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