Dec 24, 2012

Be Charming In Full-Skirted Dresses

While a mini hemline or a curve-conscious silhouette has some serious sex appeal, there's something equally eye-catching (and sweeter) about a ladylike look. Perfect for party dress, full-skirted frocks with cinched waists feel ultra-feminine and flatter just about everyone. Take a cue from this gorgeous celebrity lineup: Jessica Alba proves even metallics look amazingly ladylike in Thakoon, while Taylor Swift gives us all-out retro glamour in a scarlet-red Oscar de la Renta. Meanwhile, Miranda Kerr channels a little vintage romance in a floral-printed Louis Vuitton.

Part retro, all glamour — full-skirted dresses are taking over the red carpet on some of our favourite celebrities. Style stars like Taylor Swift, Dianna Agron, and Jessica Alba are embracing the feminine fit and flare shape in every form. From the red-carpet-ready versions to the pared-down and pretty for every day, the trend is one we're particularly fond of for this season. Nothing looks more classically ladylike than a full-skirted dress, bare legs and sweet heels to tie it all together.

Michelle Obama is a huge fan of the full-skirted silhouette, and she wears it in everything from dresses (like the green print dress, pictured) to separates. The First Lady favors a very flattering length for her height -- just below the knee -- and it looks fantastic on her.

Petite frames, like Sarah Jessica Parker, can pull of the full skirt silhouette. But it works best in sophisticated styles like this soft goddess-look dress. Avoid anything too short or little girly (especially over 40) on smaller women or you'll ridiculous.

Jessica Chastain shows off the shape in a brilliant McQueen frock.

Jessica Chastain stepped out in an ornate take on the trend in a full-skirted Alexander McQueen frock for the Elle Style Awards.

Katharine McPhee showed off a charming cap-sleeved LWD, complete with a full skirt.

Amber heads a full-skirted dress. She looks really charming.

Dec 20, 2012

Ways to Amaze Your Xmas Party

The biggest party happens during Christmas time when all is merry and wonderful. Christmas is always a wonderful time to reconnect with family and friends that you have not seen in a while and may be an excellent time to throw a party. However, you may find yourself needing some inspiration on what to do for your party and Christmas party ideas become very necessary. Christmas comes with so much and you need to evaluate what you are used to doing and know what you are going to change or retain.

The most common theme of a Christmas party is a religious one and there are many religious aspects in every Christmas idea. The main feature of Christmas parties or festivities lies in the decoration. The signature decoration tool is a Christmas tree. You therefore need to maintain such fundamental aspects of Christmas depending on the location you are at. This means that if you plan to hold a party at home, nothing rivals a good Christmas tree as the centerpiece of your decorations. This type of extra effort can give your party a great atmosphere. If you add a Santa to your party, you create a personal touch that makes any Christmas party better than most others.

Besides the religious themed party, there are also many other fantastic party ideas. Like white elephant Xmas party, Xmas cookie decorating party, Xmas caroling party, Xmas card making party, tree trimming party, etc. Each party has its own fascination and rules. For example, at a white elephant party, each guest brings a wrapped item that they have already had at home (a good excuse for re-gifting).

A good way to start decorating a themed party is by matching all the colors of the decorations. When you use red and green, and even gold, you create a party atmosphere that clearly presents the mood intended for the party. Using as many decorations as possible will create a broader awareness of the joyous holiday season.

Dec 18, 2012

Christmas Fancy Costumes to Amaze Your Party

Christmas is always a wonderful time to reconnect with family and friends when all is merry and wonderful. It is the excellent time to throw the party for family members and friends. Importantly, it has been considered religious time to join the Christmas parties with family members and friends. Unlike your party dresses, no longer are fancy dress costumes being worn solely for local parades, or for Santa's visits to malls all through the world. Check the vast selection of fancy dress costumes for the total household, in addition as your pet, to entertain the family and buddies at your Christmas occasion before the end of the world too as all through the vacation period.

A celebration that entails kids actually wouldn't be comprehensive without having particular festive fancy dress costumes. A visit from Santa Claus is often welcome, particularly if he has provides.

If Santa wants a helper, elves can also be enjoyable. Also, the reindeer and candy canes outfits can also increase the festival atmosphere. You can even locate disguises for reindeer, Mrs. Claus, and other acquainted Xmas characters such as Frosty the Snowman or The Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Xmas.

Do not forget your lovely pet as well. Adore your pet with fancy costume to celebrate the joyful moment. 

Dec 13, 2012

Vintage Party Dresses for Your Fantastic Night

By far one of the most popular and desirable items of vintage clothing is the vintage party dress. Whether it is for the high school prom, hot date, music festival or party of the year, vintage party dresses are always there for you to choose! So, what actually belongs to the vintage category? Or in another word, which style do you prefer and will look great on you? I would like to recommend some basic styles of vintage range below.

Empire waistline
As the name implies, the empire dress has a higher waistline which usually begins just beneath the bust. This dress is always teamed with a long, full skirt which flows straight from the waistline. The empire style is perfect for those who have a bottom-heavy figure or thick waist as it skims and hides the bottom half.

This body-fitting dress hugs your curves in all the right places and outlines the beautiful lines of your body. Sheath dress is especially gorgeous on the women who have the tall and balanced figure, for it enhance the charm and grace.

Ball gown
If you want to get a princess or fairlady look, the ball gown is definitely the best choice for you. It is highly elegant and always dramatic. The form-fitted bodice with a magic skirt flatters most figure types and is especially suitable for disguising large hips and thighs.

The short/mini dress has seen a real resurgence in the past few years. Short and sexy, the strapless version of this dress is probably the most popular of all the vintage party dresses, often referred to as the vintage prom dress.

Tea dress
Although it's still at the height of fashion, the tea dress is far from new to the fashion dictionary. Regardless of many designers attempting to revolutionize this style of frock, nothing compares to the historical, classic style of a vintage tea dress.

High-low dress
This style of dress is hemmed long at the back (at the ankles or to the floor) and just above the knees at the front. This is a unique, sexy party dress which is perfect for showing off long legs with its glam and pleasant look.

Dec 4, 2012

Stylish Leopard Print Party Dress

There is no doubt that you already are aware of the amazing print craze that has swept the women's fashion industry today. Leopard print can be found within a number of different fashion pieces today but first and foremost within the women's dress industry specifically. No matter which one of the leading dress styles you choose to utilize the party apparel trend, it is the pattern that is going to catch the attention of those around you, no matter where you are. Gone are the days when the old lady takes advantage of leopard print to look younger. All hail the arrival of sophisticated and fun leopard print dresses that, chosen wisely, can suit just about anyone with the attitude to match.

The leopard print dress should be fun and flirty, long dresses will age you 100 years and make you look frumpy... and no one wants that! Keep the hem line above the knee and look out for cool details such as waist-cinching belts round the middle.

Miranda Kerr wore a leopard print party dress at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Party.

Katie Price (aka Jordan) wears a leopard print party dress while out at Nobu Berkeley.

Nicky Hilton wears a to-die-for leopard print party dress and pushes it over the edge of cool with a belt.

Khloe Kardashian black blazer leopard print dress