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The Super Cardigan

For a few seasons the cardigan has been overlooked by sweatshirts and leather jackets but now they are back in all shapes and sizes. But it’s the coatigan that is reaching new lengths this season from knee length to midi duster like hemlines. Oversized cardigans are such a great versatile look you would be crazy not to try it.

There is nothing like an oversized cardiagan or a coatigan to keep you warm.   A cardigan is a style you throw on without much thought, a go to when the weather turns for the worst.   If you haven’t already got one a long oversized cardigan is the ideal must have for your wardrobe this Autumn.

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Summer Brights

Bright candy pink and sunshine yellow were all over the designer runways for this summer. Both have definitely made it into the shops with most in store collections having items in these colours.  They look great with white or cream which are also key colours this season.  All suggested colours look great with light faded denim. Everyone should have at least one piece of true denim in their wardrobe this year!  Remember to think about which tone suits you best depending on whether you have warm or cool skin. If the bright colours don’t suit…you can always opt for a muted or colour  pastel version.

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Pink
Dress-Steve J & Yoni,  Jumper-Mugler,  Trouser-Moschino

Yellow
Wrap Top-Dolce & Gabbana, Sweatshirt-Wildfox, Sandals-Steve Madden

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 Spring 2017 is the season of ‘The Denim’: Denim is having one of its moments in time and a new pair of jeans is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your wardrobe.   Be prepared as we are not talking stretchy skinny type jeans, oh no, they are now being put on the back burner.

We’re talking classic jeans, proper denim. The ones some of us  have forgotten all about or haven’t even met yet. People have been wearing so many stretchy types of denim styles. I think that people have forgotten what it is like to wear real denim. Proper twill denim the type you have to wear in…and once you have you will never want to take them off. It’s not just jeans…its denim everything skirts, shirts, jackets and dresses. You can also have your denim  personalized  with embroidery and badges and patches

This time it is about mixing things up with different cuts, styles and textures. Embrace the Denim the style choices are amazing! You can choose from boyfriend cut….tapered, cropped leg, wide leg…time to be adventurous and break away from your skinny jeans! Let’s be honest we don’t all suit them!

Skinny jeans have been in fashion for so long most of us have forgotten or don’t know what 0ther trouser styles suit them.  We have started to feel conditioned into thinking that we all look great in them and actually that is not the case.

Here are a few tips to help you Hour glass and pear shapes look great in high waisted wide leg jeans…these balance your thighs, make your legs look longer and emphasise you great waistline.  Straights and Inverted triangle shapes go for boyfriend jean or a boot leg. If you have a wide waistline go for mid length shapes and avoid the high waistlines.

                                     Valentino                         Gap                                   Sea Ny

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                               Michael Kors                 House Of Holland        7 For All Mankind                   jeans2                                          

In my opinion it is always best to buy a good quality denim that will stand the test of time and not sag or go baggy.  For a middle of the range price try Levis or Wrangler.

 

 

Stripe It Lucky This Summer!

 

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Spring is here again and one of this year’s trends is definitely the stripe. Whether it is big, bold, horizontal or vertical they are definitely here. Some are with hot shocking colours, others in patriotic red white and blue. Stripes this season are found in knitwear, dresses, skirts, shirts and trousers they are everywhere. And if you are not comfortable wearing them in your clothes you can have stripes on your bag or shoes. This Spring/Summer there will be no getting away from stripes; they were all over catwalks and have now reached the shops.

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What is important is how you wear your stripes as they can elongate, squash  and or make you look wider or narrow.  So it is important that you are wearing the right type of stripe in the right place and the right kind of stripes for your  bodyshape.   For example a small person wearing  vertical stripes will  make them look much taller.  Similarly if you are broad  (shoulder, waist or wide hips) wearing head to toe horizontal stripes will just make you look wider.

Here are a few tips on how to wear stripes for certain figure shapes

Pear Shaped

As your shoulders are the narrowest part of your bodyshape, wearing horizontal stripes across the shoulders will give the illusion that your shoulders are wider vertical lines in a skirt would look great as they create length and slim the hips.  Wearing vertical stripes on your bottom half, when wearing trousers will again lengthen the legs and slim the hips.

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Hourglass

It is all about the waist, make sure you enhance your waist whether you are wearing vertical or horizontal stripes.  Vertical lines are a great way of narrowing your bottom half and making your  legs look longer.  Avoid wearing vertical lines on your bottom half if the stripes start to loose their shape.

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Straight

You can embrace the stripe with vigour but avoid wearing tight horizontal lines around your waistline as this will emphasise its width rather than make it look slimmer. Try diagonal stripes coming in the at the middle and pointing up making your waistline look smaller.

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Inverted Triangle

Your shoulders are the widest part of your body, using vertical stripes is a perfect way to balance your top half.  Avoid wearing horizontal lines on the top half as they will make you look even broader.  Vertical lines on the top and horizontal lines on the bottom will give a great illusion of perfect balance.

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Plus Size

To achieve a really good look try wearing block colour on the inside and jazz it up with a striped coat or jacket, or a long stripey scarf worn loose. If you are big around the middle tie your belts at the back don’t emphasise you midriff by wearing a belt around it.

 

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Look Warm, Cool & Stylish

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A. Jaegar £250.00 B. Stella McCartney £690.00 C. Dune £169.00   D. M&S £199.00 E. Mario Black F.Marc Jacobs £139.00   G.Mint Velvet £49.00 H.Whistles £155.00

 

It’s the beginning of the Xmas season when we all start hooking up with friends for brunch or lunch and afternoon tea.  It’s cold out there but you still want to look stylish, warm and sexy without looking like you have tried tooo hard.   Wear something other than black for a change.  Take a look at these chosen items that will help you to look absolutely fabulous!

Darlings enjoy your brunch or lunch and let the eyes follow you across that room!

 

We are well into the wedding season and I am sure many of you are running around stressing about what to wear. Sadly, most of us are not blessed with perfect proportions and have an hourglass figure that can make a dress from Coast look like a Valentino. If you have a figure like me with big boobs, small frame and a flat bum or no waist, finding a dress can be a nightmare. As my Grandmother used to say to me “when God was giving out bums and waists I contiued to stand in the boob queue for too long being nosey to notice”. And many of us stood too long in the bum queue doing the same thing.

For some of us trying on a dress is like trying to get an a triangle or an upside down triangle into an hourglass egg timer shape and feel comfortable. We can try and try but it just isn’t going happen nor look good! Luckily, these days we have bust and bum enhancers, underwear that controls our middle wobble. Unfortunately, they do not change our figure shape, pear is a pear, a straight is a straight and an hourglass is an hourglass etc.

So many people fall in love with dresses on the hanger and buy it without even considering whether the garment suits them…giving neither justice to their figure or the beautiful dress.

Then there are the other problems, like finding an outfit that doesn’t run the risk of being worn by another guest and to top it having the fear that they may look better in it than you do. That is when you are relieved to see the waiter with the Champagne to drown your sorrows. The other common challenge is to wear the same dress that you wore at the last wedding without being detected.

If you like to look original and don’t want to bump into someone wearing the same Ted Baker dress then make sure that what you pick isn’t the obvious prominent dress or print in the collection.  “Lisa Showman”

Here are few example dresses that I have picked for each figure shape.

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Welcome to Stylebug’s first Blog!

Stylebug aims to guide you through the world of fashion and style. Introduce you to new trends of the season and give you lots of fashion and styling tips.

It’s the end of April and it is time to look through your wardrobe and throw away those scruffy over worn jumpers, fluffy tights and thick holey socks.  Store the good clothes away until November.

 

All the extra space you have made in your wardrobe can now be filled up with the new Spring/Summer items. There are lots of lovely things out there this season. From monochrome and candy coloured pastels to printed flowers.

Remember, it is important to choose your colours carefully and make sure they lift your face and not drain it of colour.

Wear styles that compliment your bodyshape and show your good bits.

Follow these two rules and you will be on your way to looking fab!

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