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It is that time of year again when a T shirt is just not warm enough and you need something else to keep you warm. Put away your leather jacket or mac and go for the more casual bomber jacket.

This iconic jacket was traditionally worn by fighter pilots in WW1 with its cropped lightweight features it always pops up through time onto the catwalks and is embraced by the fashionistas world over. Some designers have taken it further and lengthened them almost to resemble oversized baseball jackets.

This season the bomber has been taken to the edge with flowered embroidery, bold prints and metalics. From soft silky fabrics to the shower proof nylon, it is a ‘must be worn’ this season. To be honest I think they are great pieces to have in any wardrobe as they are so versatile.

There is a bomber jacket for everyone this season. Lots of colours to choose from out there – black, khaki to bright or pale colours with minimal or printed designs. If you are narrow on the top, you can embrace the bright light embroidered, printed designs. If you are top heavy, go for the darker ones and a more minimal look.

I particularly like Gucci’s take on the bomber jacket this season with their use of metallic materials and choice of colours and print or embroidery detailing. I have fallen madly in love with Phillip Lim’s take on it and Todd’s…having said that minimal does look better on me. Chloe and Yves Saint Laurent have done really lovely colour combinations with their printed and embroidered versions.

Top Shop and Zara are definitely the best High Street ones I have seen and Other Stories do a great plain white one which is lovely and fresh looking. Most of the High Street jackets start from 49.00 to about 30.00. Most of the ones I seemed to look at were priced at £59.99 but I have price days like that…everything I pick up that day is the same price. Miss Mango have a leather baseball style jacket and also look in H&M for leather bomber.

Go on treat yourself to one…here are list of the best ones out this season. These are but a few as there are so many great ones out there!
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a.Philip Lim £615 b.Burberry £1195 c.House of Holland £765 d.Todd £125o e.Chloe£1100 Zara £59.99

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   a.Haider Hackerman £605 b.Philip Lim £615  c.Needle & Thread £225  d.Top Shope £70.00 e.Yves Saint Laurent £1565 f. Chloe £1900

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a.Topshop £59.99 b.TopShop £70,00 c, Gucci £1900 d.Gucci £1900 e.Muveil

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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The UK is definitely holding onto the lovely summer weather.  This is the season for having special days out of town and making the most of the season.  Get out there and do something different, Break that summer weekend routine in the local pub for lunch or sitting in the park. A change is as refreshing as a holiday. Whether it’s going to the seaside, a stroll around a lovely public garden or driving with the roof down to the country for lunch.  A carefree summer’s day is a great opportunity to wear something fabulous.  It doesn’t just have to be a “I don’t care what I wear because I am too hot” day.  Don’t hold back feel fresh and free in a flowing dress or a onesie either in shorts or trouser style.  They are so comfortable, unless of course you end up needing the loo in a field.  This is when you could find yourself in a bit of trouble.  No tree or cow will help you…it will be time  to look for a  forest for complete cover. “Lisa Showman”

 

Cool And Breezy Outfits For A Lovely Summer Day Out!

Cool And Breezy Outfits For A Lovely Summer Day Out!

 

 

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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Pear Shape
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