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Women of Southern India

In Southern India women seem to wear more traditional clothing such as the sari and pants with over dresses/tunics. Some of the sari dresses have a lot of glitter and gold on them. The women seem to love color and are living full lives. In the large cities, such as Mumbai, there are many Indian travelers, women tourist guides, students and working women.

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Columbian Street Style

Tourists in Cartagena Fashion in Columbia Columbian street style is similar to what most women wear around the globe almost everywhere you travel these days. Fashion trends around the world are influenced by Western fashion in most cities. Exceptions would be third world countries and emerging market countries such as Africa and India. On a recent trip…

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Yellow Hot Color Trend 2017

Yellow Hot Color Trend 2017 Yellow is a hot color trend for spring 2017. Pantone, color Institute, announced that “primrose yellow” is one of the top 10 fashion colors for 2017. Some designers such as Chloé, Gucci, Dries Van Noten and Pucci got on the band wagon introducing styles in yellow or used this hot…

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The Velvet Trend a Must

The velvet trend is NOW! Luxurious, shimmery, sensuous, feminine and romantic are all words that describe velvet. Velvet has been around for at least 4000 years. In the past velvet was associated with royalty and once worn only by the rich. Velvet was considered a cool weather fabric but with innovations and technological advances it is possible to produce, cheaper, lighter weight and affordable synthetic velvet.

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The Big Sleeve Trend

The big sleeve trend is one way to update your look. Fashion is all about change and big, oversized sleeves are a welcome change this season. Popular are bell sleeves, puffy sleeves, the mutton or leg of mutton sleeves and pirate inspired sleeves.

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What pants styles are in this fall?

Pants styles are numerous this season and anything goes, but this fall designers are bringing back wide legged trousers. Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus fashion director, says “The trophy trouser of the season is, hands down, the wide pant! Tailored with pleats, soft, with a paper-bag waist, or cut with the relaxed ease of a pajama—the most fashionable stride starts with a pant that’s wide!”

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Fashion Investments For Fall

Fashion investments for fall are plentiful and can add drama to your style. Something in velvet is a must have trend to invest in this fall. Velvet shoes, velvet blazers, velvet pants and tops are all the rage. Nothing is more luxurious and royal as velvet.

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African Style Snapshot

African Style African style varies from city to city and rural areas. On a recent safari to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia we saw more animals than fashion plates but fashion is alive and well. The above photo was taken in Zambia. The woman is wearing a dress she designed. At the Victoria Falls and a…

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Denim Shorts and Cut-Offs

Denim shorts and cut-offs are the hottest summer trend and there are a gazillion ways to style them. Hats are a favorite style element with denim shorts and cut-offs. Different style tops are another way to create a unique personal look.

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