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Ready, Set, Go! – Part 2

By now you already know that I look out for my fellow gentlemen just as much as I do the ladies. Summer is on its way for us too! I’ve used my new found love, Polyvore, to create a few clean and cool looks for this summer. Keep in mind that just because we are men doesn’t mean that we can wear any and everything. Like women, we come in different shapes and sizes. With that being said, I would suggest heavier set men to stay away from the slim cut pants and jackets, those cuts compliment slim and some athletic shape men best. Also, remember that fitted is IN, tight is NOT!

 

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Guest Blogger Alert

I was invited by MC Winfield to post of his fun yet informative blog. As a big girl, I always embrace my full-figured women especially when it comes to fashion. Some may say it’s hard for us to look good; WRONG! As a voice for my full figured women of all ethnicities, I want to share this video I found on Vimeo. It’s a bit of a risk-taker but I live for taking risk. My fellow blogger friend, Gabbi, made this video and I fell in love with it. She used the song “Bow Down” by the untouchable Beyonce Knowles. She dedicated this video to mainstream media, fashion industry and internet bullies.
#lovewhoyouare

Take a look at my blog: https://www.facebook.com/Curvily?hc_location=timeline or http://curvilyfashion.com

Ready, Set, Go!

Believe it or not, but Summer is practically here. With the warm weather comes less clothes. Ladies, I want to show you how to dress for the summer, look good in your clothes all while still keeping it classy!

Ps. I recently discovered Polyvore in the last few months and I have fallen IN LOVE with the concept. I have created a few summer looks for the ladies that compliment various shapes and sizes.

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This outfit compliments both the apple and pear-shaped woman.

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This is a good outfit for the hourglass, apple and rectangle-shaped women.

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This is also good for the rectangle-shaped women. the peplum top will give the illusion of shape oppose to straight up and down.

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This a-line skirt is very universal and could be worn by pretty much any shape woman. As for the crop top, use good judgement as to if you feel your mid-section is ready to be exposed.

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In a previous post, I broke down all of the different wide-leg pants for your shape ladies. This is another universal outfit but just adjust the pant to best compliment your shape.

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This is a good set for the pear, apple and hourglass shaped women. I would suggest rectangle-shaped women to stay away from this because it would not compliment your straight up and down figure.

Flashback Thursday

It’s here again, Flashback Thursday. I enjoyed writing last weeks post about fifties fashion. This week we’re going to stay in the same decade, the classic fifties. This week, instead of focusing on the fashions worn during this era, we’re going to take a look at hair. I’m excited! The fifties brought forth a whole new hair game! During this era, new hairdos were created. Over 50 years later, celebrities are still rocking hair styles that were very popular during the fifties. Check them out below! Gwen’s look was my favorite, and surprisingly, Beyonce was my least fav.

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Gwen Stefani

 

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Christina Aguilera

 

 

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Kelly Osbourne

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David Beckham

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Katy Perry

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Lala

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Tyra Banks

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Bruno Mars

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Beyonce

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Zac Efron

Hey fellas. As a male, I know how we can often feel neglected when it comes to fashion and fashion advice. Women usually steal the spot light and receive endless tips and secrets on dressing for their shape and size. Just like women, men come in many different shapes, sizes and heights – I know this personally. I once was 6’1 and weighed 260 pounds. Almost 4 years later, I’m 6’1 and weigh 180. Of course being slim and athletic now, I wouldn’t dress the same as when I was heavy and vice versa.

I decided to dedicate this post to the fellas. Check this video out I’ve posted. It breaks down secrets and tips for looking good inout clothes. From tips on looking taller to giving a slim appeal, it’s all here.

Check it out!

Flashback Thursday

Welcome back to Flashback Thursday’s. Today we’re going to take a look at the classic styles of the 50’s and how we can bring the 50’s back to life. This was a very feminine era of fashion for women. The waistline was a huge issue for women during this era.

Pencil skirts were a huge trend during the 50’s

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Then there’s my favorite, the a-line skirt and dress:

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Men during the 50’s took one of two directions: clean cut suits or the greaser-rebel look.

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What Works For You!

Many people fail to realize it but identifying your body type is probably one of the most important factors in looking good. There are many different shapes and sizes and many clothing options to compliment them all. Fellas, this includes you too!

There are four main shapes that describe women: Apple, Hourglass, Pear and Rectangle

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You can identify your shape by taking measurements of your bust, waist and hips. Now that you have your measurements, let’s identify your shape.

Apple – If you have identified yourself as apple shaped, then you’re top-heavy. Your bust is three or more inches bigger than hips. With this body type, it’s recommended that you emphasize your legs and butt, draw attention away from your waist and shoulders/arms , and draw attention to your bust and neck.

The key to dressing an Inverted Triangle body type is to balance your broader shoulders, chest and back with your narrower lower body to create more of an hourglass effect. This is achieved by choosing clothes that add curves to your hips and bottom while creating a more defined waist. You have amazing legs so feel free to play with skirt lengths, but don’t go too short otherwise you will further a top-heavy look.

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Rectangle – If your waist is about the same as your hips and waist, similar to a cylinder; you’re a rectangle. With this shape, you can “pinch” your waist and exaggerate curves to avoid looking boyish. Go for ruffles and frills to add texture and volume (and femininity) to your figure. Stay away from baggy jeans and track clothes if you don’t want to look like a little boy.

The key to dressing a Straight body type is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while enhancing your waist. If you are comfortable doing so, you can wear form fitting clothing (such as a tube-type dress) and create a waist by adding a wide, dark belt. However, to create a more curvaceous effect add volume (or the illusion of volume) proportionally to your upper and lower body by mixing and matching.suggested separates.

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Pear – Bottom-heavy women are generally pear shaped. Your hips are significantly larger than your bust. There are many things you can do to make your hips and butt look slimmer, if thats what you want. The key is the illusion of volume.

The key to dressing a pear body type is to enhance and add volume (or the illusion of volume) to your upper body while emphasizing your waist and de-emphasizing your lower body to create a balanced, hourglass appearance. Create the most curvaceous effect by mixing and matching our suggested separates.

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Hourglass – This is shape is every girls dream. Hourglass shaped women have equal hips and bust measurements with a narrow waist. If this is you then all you have to do it dress to flatter. Enhance your beautiful vivacious curves.

The key to dressing an Hourglass body type is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while accentuating your waist. Wide belts over shirts and dresses are a great way to show off your waist. You can create an even more curvaceous effect by proportionally adding a bit of volume to your upper and lower body, but always try to maintain balance since it is your best asset. You have great legs so feel free to play with skirt lengths.

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Flashback Thursday

Welcome to Flashback Thursday’s. Today we’re going to take a look at how we can incorporate the free-spirited style of the 70’s into our looks today. Early 1970’s fashion was a fun and free era for fashion. Chest hair, medallions, butterfly collars, bell bottoms, skin-tight shirts, tight fitting pants and floral shirts are just a few of the many looks of this period. One of the trends that continue to resurface in fashion is the wide-leg pant. Many designers and celebrities still rock this looks today.

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Because there are so many different type of wide-leg pants, they are great for all body shapes.

                                           Pear Shapes                                    Apple Shapes

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                                       Hourglass Shape                             Rectangle Shape

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Jumpsuits, maxi dresses and skirts are another way to incorporate the 70’s into your looks.

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As for the guys, you can incorporate the 70’s look by wearing a fitted suit, also referred to as European cut, and a skinny tie. This is common look among men today. Although this is a widely sort after look, remember, everything is not for everyone. Guys who are heavy on the bottom (thick thighs, hippy etc.) may want to stay away from the fitted bottoms.

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