Why Choose Long Sleeved Dresses

Robes mère de la mariéeUntil a short while ago, strapless dresses were the most popular. They are still worn widely due to the fact that showing off the shoulders and arms gives off a highly feminine look. However, the trend has now been broken by the arrival of long sleeved dresses. While some people do not approve of these, the fact is that these dresses are readily becoming popular. From short to long dresses, long sleeves are becoming a popular style. If you are one of those who are not yet convinced about long sleeved dresses, here are some reasons you should look at.

Femininity – Sure, strapless dresses do make you look alluring. Full sleeves, however, can also be highly feminine. Long sleeved dresses are the perfect way to reflect your beauty without baring your shoulders. They are perfect for looking feminine while also being highly classy. You can enhance the look of these dresses by making sure that the sleeves are stitched to fit the shape of your arms.

Ideal for certain occasions – Are you one of those who love wearing dresses to the office but can obviously not wear those strapless ones stacked in your cupboard? This is where this kind of dresses can come to your aid. Because your shoulders are covered, these dresses look highly formal and sophisticated. Wearing these is the perfect way to stay sexy while still giving off a formal look. You can also wear these at dinner parties and other formal events.

They are different – If you are one of those who want to show up at a party wearing something different than what others are wearing, long sleeved dresses are for you. At a party where probably everyone would be wearing sleeveless or strapless dresses, you can look highly elegant and different wearing a dress with long sleeves. Such a dress will give you a highly classy and unique look.

All in all, long sleeved dresses can be perfect for any event. However, you need to make them work in order to look good in them. For one, you need to focus on the stitching. If the sleeves are loose and out of shape, you may not get the look you are looking for. You should also go for shorter dresses instead of longer ones. This is because a long dress with full sleeves may cover too much skin. Keeping your arms covered and your legs bare is what does the trick!


Fashion’s colourful stand for change

2984For once, the most memorable image of women at the Oscars wasn’t a youthful beauty smiling nervously on the red carpet or weeping glittery tears of gratitude while clutching a statuette. It was best actress winner Frances McDormand, who skipped the red carpet part of the evening entirely, having the female nominees in all categories get to their feet. Mudbound cinematographer Rachel Morrison and costume designer Jacqueline Durran, nominated twice in her category for Darkest Hour and Beauty and the Beast, stood alongside directing nominee Greta Gerwig and actor Margot Robbie. McDormand was in gold, Meryl Streep in red, Saoirse Ronan baby pink, Gerwig in yellow. The four other nominees in McDormand’s category shared a hug. There was no blackout tonight, but this rainbow was the next best thing.

Time’s Up stood down at the Oscars. There was no black dress code proclaiming solidarity with victims of sexual harassment. Patrisse Khan-Cullors, who wore a pin in honour of the Black Lives Matter movement she founded, was one of the few wearing a prominent political badge. This reflected the mood of the night: host Jimmy Kimmel did a Harvey Weinstein joke, but no woman publicly spoke his name. At times it felt retrograde – did the past five months really happen? – but McDormand’s speech was one of several moments when the optics of the night felt like cautious progress.

I, Tonya is a film about how a successful woman is allowed to look and behave in a modern United States. Phantom Thread is a story about the dynamics between men and women in the public and private spheres. (Lesley Manville almost steals the show from Daniel Day-Lewis, which is no mean feat.) Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird is an electrifying, original portrait of being young and female. In other words, the Oscars are capable with engagement with three-dimensional women. But fashion choices on the red carpet still felt narrow at this ceremony – both literally, in the endless slender columns, and more widely in the polite adherence to the traditions of black tie. A demographic who are the self-proclaimed masters of visual storytelling could use the red carpet to say a little more.

Clothes matter at the Oscars. That clip of Emma Stone calling out the gender imbalance in the best director category with the phrase “four men and Greta Gerwig” is surely made more impactful by the fact that she is wearing a burgundy Louis Vuitton tuxedo, fastened with a hot pink sash. (Last year, she wore a fringed silk gold gown.) Maya Rudolph and Tiffany Haddish – next year’s hosts? – used their shoes (furry slippers) to be funny, rather than to look closer to supermodel height. (Rudolph’s turtleneck Valentino gown was chic and original; Haddish’s white Alexander McQueen dress is a running in-joke, since she has worn it several times before and proclaimed her wish to be buried in it.)

The Oscar dresses of note this year did not make political noise, but they did made individual, personal statements. Before changing into her presenting look, Tiffany Haddish wore an embroidered ballgown inspired by her Eritrean heritage on the red carpet. Rita Moreno wore the same gown she wore in 1962, the year she won an Oscar for her role in West Side Story. The image of Saoirse Ronan in baby-shower pink Calvin Klein, standing on the red carpet alongside her co-star Laurie Metcalf in a long-sleeved, pale version that seemed like Ronan’s image seen in a foxed mirror, was an intriguing red-carpet companion piece to their onscreen portrayal of mother and daughter.


Making the Right Choice When Picking Romantic Cocktail Dresses

Lyserød Organzastof Stropløs A-linje Kort/Mini KjolerCocktail dresses are more than an elegant piece of clothing: they are a fashion statement. They are part of an exclusive subset of formal dresses that are designed to make you look your best in a formal gathering. The stylish appeal of them is not subject to the price point of the chosen fashion brand or style. Thus, whether cheap or expensive, these dresses take a holistic approach to making you appear beautiful.

Red is a remarkable color, and red cocktail dresses are iconic. Romantic red dresses for cocktail parties are suitable for use at any time of the day, and can go with other fashion accessories to brace the elements. As such during the winter, a dress could be matched with snow boots, while it may be matched with heels in the summer; with you looking just as radiant regardless of the season.

These dresses are different from general formal gowns. An important distinction between both clothing types is the length of the respective dresses. Other important distinctions include the quality of the fabric used, and the eccentric design styles that accompany each of the clothing types.

Made with cheaper fabrics, and usually designed with little add-in fashion styles, formal gowns are generally not as long as cocktail dresses. They are more fun from a design perspective, which is the case when expensive fabrics and creative design styles are used in their production. A romantic red dress is perfect for ballet shows, spring parties, valentine day outings, anniversary celebrations, and certain evening takeout.

Red is not the only appealing color for cocktail party dresses, and there are lots of colors for such party dresses that are just as stylistic and elegant as red. A prime example is black. Black has a sophisticated charm that has always been a top choice for fashion-conscious women. You will also be spoilt for choice, as there are varying lengths, fabrics, sizes, and cost of cocktail dresses in addition to color choices.

The styling of these dresses blends well with its length, fabric, and size. You should pay close attention to this. If you are not confident in making a style choice, then go vintage. Vintage styled dresses are always going to be instant head turners, and go with the most conservative of fashion accessories.


Shopping for Prom Dresses

Pearl Pink Chiffon Straps A-Line/Princess Sweep/Brush Train DressesWhen you want to look you’re best for special occasions such as homecoming or going to the prom, you want to be able to shop from the latest styles and selections of beautiful formal and cocktail dresses, you can possibly find. There’s no doubt about the fact when it’s time for homecoming your entire look needs to be picture perfect and especially you’re homecoming dresses and accessories. Fortunately, thanks to the great online shopping stores finding and purchasing prom dresses, homecoming dresses, formal and cocktail dresses is a snap.

Even better due to the competition you can dress and look like royalty in designer fashions for parties with an exclusive line of cocktail dresses that come in sexy colors to match most any theme you may be planning to attend. Now, formal and cocktail dresses will make a statement when you first enter any engagement so you really need to find one that accents your natural beauty to ensure you feel wonderful and it will guarantee that everyone will really awe and be impressed with you from the first hello.

Low budgets are no longer an extra concern ladies, as it is actually possible to find some of the newest looks for Prom dresses, homecoming dresses, formal and cocktail dresses starting for just under the incredible low price of $100.00, does it get any better than this? If you said yes then you are absolutely correct, as you can accessorize these formals with the latest selection of matching prom jewelry such as broaches, pins, matching shoes and purses to send you to any homecoming or formal events you can dream of looking like the queen of the ball.

When you want to pump up the volume and go all out with cool designer looks from top names like Alyce Designs, Mori Lee, Riva and Jovani. You will be sporting some of the flashiest and drop dead gorgeous Prom dresses in the world. Remember Proms only come around once in a lifetime, which is really fun and enjoyable especially for mothers and daughter to shop together for this special day. Ladies it’s your night so you’re going to want to purchase the prom dress that makes a statement about who you are. In the past, both colors and styles for proms were very limited, however, in today’s market, when you know where to shop you can have more colors, styles, and selection for Prom dresses, homecoming dresses, formal and cocktail dresses than a person could imagine.


Fashionista’s 31 Best Dressed Celebrities of 2017


It may be true that, because celebrities increasingly work exclusively with stylists for public appearances, red carpets have become rather boring or predictable over the past few years. But that doesn’t mean the stars with true personal style aren’t still able to shine; some of our favorite famous folks find new ways to impress us with every gala, premiere and award ceremony they attend.

With that in mind, we’re choosing the 31 style stars who truly inspired us in 2017. From fashion industry insiders like Alexa Chung and Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert to bonafide A-listers like Rihanna and Margot Robbie to supermodel powerhouses like Candice Huffine and Bella Hadid, these were the ladies — and two fellows — who proved that red-carpet style hasn’t lost its luster quite yet.

And duh, of course we included Harry Styles, whose magnificent year of fearless suiting nearly earned him all 31 spots on this list.