Latest Fashion Trend

February 21, 2016

The hottest fashion statement of this season certainly has to be to dress as bold as possible. And the best way to display your boldness can be by wearing spaghetti, tube or lace dresses. All the big celebrities have been seen wearing them at red carpet events. Both the spaghetti and tube dresses help to display the toned upper physic of the wearer. Here in this article we shall attempt to decode this new fashion forward trend.

It is widely assumed that the people that wear these two types of dresses need to have a perfect figure. But the truth is that these two options are readily available in a wide variety of lines and figure like the fit & flare or body con silhouettes that are sure to fit any body shape and type. If you are in the mood to spice things up then go with the top that has cuts on its side or those that are detailed with lace.

You do have to admit that when you look at your closet you must be sitting in-front of it wondering what to wear. If you are a little confused as to which dress to wear to a party then the best and safest bet would be to go with the spaghetti dresses. If you want to increase the glamour factor to your outfits or wardrobe then definitely get this look.

On the other hand if you have a business engagement in the morning and a casual plan to catch-up with your girl pals later in the day then you obviously cannot go back and forth in changing clothes. So instead wear a tube dress. It is great for both the occasions and will help you save a lot of time.

So versatility of the tube dress does make it the most ideal choice if you want a dress that will look good at a formal event, casual outing or party. You can also add some layers to your look if you think that tube dresses are getting a little too boring.

The only thing to worry about when wearing a spaghetti or tube dress is to choose the right inner wear. Most women prefer to wear strapless bras with these dresses, so make sure that they give you good support, otherwise you can always go for a stick on bra.

Dresses in lace have always been a favorite with the ladies and this season too they attracting a lot of attention. The lace fabric is very soft to touch and the variety that is available will surely satisfy your fashion cravings. Lace dresses are also very comfortable to wear, look beautiful and are feminine too.

There are so many ways that lace dresses can be made to give a bold and sensual look. Some of the styles that you can wear are mini lace dresses and backless dresses. The best part about lace dresses is that they are fashionable without being too pricey. If you are not too sure or confident in wearing a full lace dresses then you can always detail your tube or spaghetti dress with beautiful lace. But if you like to experiment then we suggest that you pick a bold vibrant colored backless lace dress; you will be the talk of the town because of your bold fashion sense!

Following Fashion Trends

January 22, 2016

If you’re into fashion, you’ll understand why the world celebrates Fashion Week like it was Christmas. You’ll understand why they trip over their own feet trying to get a front-row seat and ogling at the super models who stride down the runway in the latest seasons’ collections by the several of the world’s renowned fashion designers. Fashion trends are something fashionistas cannot live without. It is their lifeline to what is hip, cool, fresh and fierce.

Fashion tells us a lot about a person, the way they dress, the way they put their outfits together indicates the kind of person they are on a daily basis. Even people who profess not to care about how they look still tell a story about who they really are or what they strive to be. One cannot say that they don’t care about fashion but not look a certain way, whether it’s to their detriment or success.

Fashion is not just wearing clothing that protects us from the elements. Fashion trends tell us what to wear when we are down in the dumps and when we are high up in the clouds. Fashion trends inspire chemistry and can be the start of a very beautiful love affair, as well as the end of one.

If the only permanent thing in the world is change, then this is certainly manifested in the world of fashion where change occurs as fast as a blink of an eye. It can quite challenging and confusing to follow fashion trends but follow them is what people do and do well in most cases. Case in point would be the purported fashion icons who are able to whip up outfits from the most casual to the most glamorous at any given day of the week or at any time of the day for that matter. They can be having a bad day but you wouldn’t know by their perfectly put-together outfits and the smiles they flash at the paparazzi. Paris Hilton could have just broken up with her latest guy during the morning while wearing designer jeans and top and party that same night in a silvery wisp of a dress.

But just who exactly starts these fashion trends and why do people follow them? Musicians like rock stars, athletes, actors and actresses and even political figures have been credited to start fashion trends. When someone influential decides they want to tell the world that being Emo is cool, expect the rest of the world to embrace the Emo trend and to see the world from one eye. People follow fashion trends are what categorize us as individuals or groups, what makes us stand out or what defines us to the rest of society. Fashion trends are frippery that makes us look like the rest of the world.

Another reason why people follow fashion trends is because they want to participate in a never-ending popularity contest. Trends in high fashion or “haute couture” are always carefully scrutinized and if found wanting, you can be sure to see it everywhere you look – on the runways, on TV shows, in the movies and even on your next-door neighbor. The trends can have price tags that can feed an entire third-world country but people would still go ahead and get the look. It all boils down to the fact that we all want to be liked and loved and this is one surefire way to have just that.

Starting Your Retail Fashion Business?

January 21, 2016

The fashion world is an avalanche – constantly evolving, thriving and flourishing.

If you’re looking to transform your passion and enthusiasm for fashion into a profitable business, you need to have your gun continuously blazing. In order to help budding fashion retail store owners to hit the ground running, here are some insider tips on kick starting a profiting venture:

1. Think, Behave, Live Like A Business

When you start your own venture, you might think of taking it easy. After all, it is your own business. However, if you really want to build a successful retail store, you think to start thinking and acting like an entrepreneur from Day 0. There’s no room for slacking. Develop your short term, medium term, and long term goals, and make sure every action is aligned to contribute to that goal.

2. Choosing A Good Location For Your Boutique Is Essential

Location is a matter of strategy, not tactic. Unfortunately, most retailers fail to really understand its significance. A fashion store that’s not on the main street, mall, or downtown in large areas will fail to make an impact. For instance, if you chose a spot in a slum area, surrounded by dilapidated buildings and warehouses, you’re setting yourself up for a failure. Ideally, it is recommended to locate your store around relevant businesses. For instance, you might not want to go right beside a competitor that is much bigger than you in terms of size. But setting up your fashion clothing store near a jewelry store might make more sense.

3. Find A Wholesale Women’s Fashion Marketplace

Your store’s brand is only as good as its line of clothing. It’s important that you form an alliance with the right fashion wholesale supplier that will offer you a huge selection of apparel at a discounted price. Remember, your supplier is key to the whole retail strategy. So invest time in finding one, and building a strong relationship so that you can capitalize on their market knowledge and products variety.

4. Arrange The Apparel To Attract!

It’s all in the visual appeal! There have been many researches that prove that store front plays a significant role in attracting potential customers into the store. The more attractive and creative you get, the more likely you get people interested.

5. Understanding Your Customers’ Needs Will Help You Stay On Top of the Game

What motivates and drives people’s fashion choices? Is it to look appealing? To be fashion forward? Simply put, women just want to feel good about themselves. Whether it is the high street fashion enthusiast, or the functional female, it’s all pretty much the same. Make sure your clothing line appeals to their preferences and taste. Give them genuine advice about what works for them. Ask them if they’re looking for something in specific. When you go the extra mile, it shows. And that’ll motivate them to keep coming back.

Costume and Fashion Jewelry

December 22, 2015

When you think about jewelry, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Gemstones? Rings? Necklaces? Cost? Jewelry is so much more than expensive gemstones in a ring or necklace setting, and the term can encompass watches, necklaces, bracelets, and even headbands and more. The fun thing about fashion accessories is that they can make an outfit exciting without necessarily breaking the bank. While the price of many jewelers can be expensive, this does not mean that everyday people cannot have fun with adornment and fashion. Focus on costume and fashion accessory pieces for beauty at great prices.

Costume vs. Fashion Pieces

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, costume jewelry is “fancy jewelry that is usually made of inexpensive materials rather than real gold, diamonds, et cetera.” These products may include rhinestones, plastic gems, or beads. Costume accessories were made popular around the 1930s by women who sought to protect their heirlooms from daily wear and tear and possible theft. These pieces were made to look similar to their more expensive counterparts so that women could wear them occasionally without worrying about losing them. Alternately, fashion accessories, which became popular around the 1980s, are fairly inexpensive. These trendy pieces are often described as “statement pieces,” while costume accessories would be described as “vintage” or “classic.”


When making costume and fashion pieces, specialists often use a nickel base sprayed with pieces of gold or silver to give it a high-end look. Fake gems and rhinestones may also be used to make the accessory look more like the real deal. Created to look like small diamonds by putting metal flakes on the back of rock crystals, rhinestones sparkle under the light and can be dyed to several colors. Other materials used to make costume and fashion jewelry are rubber, metal, plastic, acrylic, and semi-precious stones.


Over the decades, fashion pieces have made several statements. In the 1980s, women wore huge beaded necklaces and colorful bracelets; sweatbands were worn as fashion statements as well. Teenagers and young women wore extravagant gold-plated hoop earrings, bangles, and plastic bracelets.

In the 1990s, when grunge was popular, young people often wore chunky pieces made with nickel and silver plating. Metal bead necklaces and chains were also go-to pieces. And rings for noses, navels, ears, tongues, eyebrows, and lips were part of the grunge/heavy metal/rock band look.

Finally, in the 2000s, sterling silver became more popular and affordable. Thinly-made necklaces gave wearers the desired subtle look, and accessories like costume jewelry became more and more trendy. Men liked gold-plated and silver-plated Figaro chains, multi-colored beaded bracelets were the rave for children and young adults, and rubber bracelets, bangles, and charm bracelets made a comeback.

Costume and fashion adornments are, indeed, an affordable way to look cool. Prices can range from $5-$400. Whether you buy these pieces from a local jeweler or buy the material to make it yourself, either type of accessory can be a fun and creative way to spruce up your wardrobe and feel elegant! xx