General Fashion

What is sun protective clothing?

Sun protective clothing is made with fabrics that shield your skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays. When looking for fashions that help protect you from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays look for the UPF number. UPF is similar to SPF (Sun Protection Factor), the rating system used for sunscreen products. The higher the UPF number the greater…

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Can you wear a tulle skirt in the daytime?

A tulle skirt can be styled for daytime and is a way to add a feminine look to your outfit. Tulle has come off the dance floor in a big time way.  Today anything goes when it comes to fashion making “evening” clothes and dressy fabrics acceptable during the day. A skirt in tulle is…

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Is the bare shoulder look appropriate for all women?

The bare shoulder look is great for women of all ages. Shoulders are beautiful! Bare shoulders are flattering, feminine and fetching. The look is very sexy on both young and older females. If you don’t want to accentuate unattractive arms there are a number of styles that have long sleeves that look très chic. If…

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Can a short woman wear the new corset trend?

A short woman can easily be cut in half and appear shorter wearing anything wide around her waist. Definitely avoid this corset trend if you are under 5′ 2″.  If you are 5″2″ and thin you can probably wear the corset trend and look stylish. Since a corset worn on the outside of your clothing…

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Can I wear silver shoes with a blue dress & black tights? The dress has black & white in it. I am an artist & would like to wear the outfit for an opening reception & gallery talk.

Silver shoes with black tights can work together but silver shoes stand out and draw attention to your feet. With a blue, black and white print dress a better choice for your opening reception and gallery talk would be black shoes instead of silver. You will be in an art gallery with your art and…

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How do you choose clothes with polka dots?

Polka dots are always in fashion. If you are petite clothing with tiny dots is most flattering.  Large size polka dots work for tall ladies. Polka dots on a light color back grounds generally flatter slim folks. Ladies that have a few extra pounds should choose polka dots on dark color backgrounds. Dots of any…

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What is prêt–à–porter (RTW)?

Pret-a-Porter ( RTW), French, are read-to-wear clothing made in standard sizes. RTW designer collections are targeted to the demands of masses at more affordable prices than haute couture. Ready-to-wear clothing is usually more informal and practical than haute couture that you can wear everyday.  Pret-a-porter is more affordable because it is not made by hand…

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Is the athleisure trend still “in style”?

The athleisure trend is still “in style” for Spring 2017. Sporty clothes were hot at the spring designer runway shows. DKNY,  Dolce & Gabbana, Max Mara and Versace showed a number of looks in the athleisure category.  Some of the reasons athleisure is popular is that it is so comfortable and you can wear it everywhere.…

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