Up Your Look by Knowing What to Avoid

Up Your Look by Knowing What to Avoid

In mid-pregnancy, maternity clothes will likely fit fine. Shop one size larger than your pre-pregnancy size to get more wear out of your clothes. Waistbands that sit below your belly instead of stretching across it may be a good option. Avoid skirts or dresses with hemlines above the knee; theyll ride up as you grow larger and youll risk overexposing your thighs. Avoid buying too many footed pajamas: While footed pjs are super cute, babies outgrow them way faster than regular pajamas, one- and two-piece, since their growing legs and feet have no where to extend and can get crunched up. Instead, opt for pajamas without feet and keep baby’s feet warm at night with a pair of socks that you can remove if he gets too hot. When your baby’s legs get too long for footed pajamas, you can cut the feet off the pajamas to let your baby’s feet go free. Hair texture: Works best with long, straight hair. If you have wavy hair, straighten it with a flat iron first. Avoid a ponytail if you have curly hair. Play up your makeup with smokey eyes. Dress type: Balance out a tight-fitting, curve-hugging dress with loose, flowing waves or curls. This look works well with strapless dresses and spaghetti straps. Avoid wearing your hair down if the dress is a halter or covers the chest. Who says you have to put hair in an updo for prom? You can go straight and sleek, or opt for bouncy curls or beachy waves. Just dont show up at prom looking as you do every day at school. If you are wearing your hair down and loose, make sure it hits below the top of your dress. Otherwise, it can look boxy. If your hair isnt long enough, you can get extensions just for prom. Or grow out your hair.Hair texture: Works on all hair types.Personality: Works with all personalities, except traditional girls, who are better off with an updo.Dress type: Balance out a tight-fitting, curve-hugging dress with loose, flowing waves or curls. This look works well with strapless dresses and spaghetti straps. Avoid wearing your hair down if the dress is a halter or covers the chest. Dress type: Works well with most dress types. Avoid casual, flowing dresses. Great hairstyle if you are featuring a necklace, earrings or an ornate bodice.

Up Your Look by Knowing What to Avoid:

Avoid Wearing a Flat or Level Hat

These classic prom hairstyles include mostly updos featured on the celebrity red carpet. Choose from a variety of classic hairstyles, a roundup of chignons and a gallery of ballerina buns. Be careful not to make your updo too tight, or pulled-back because all you will see in pictures is your forehead and neck. Opt for a side part with bangs angled gently over the forehead.Hair texture: Works on all hair types from straight to super curly. Hair should be at least to your shoulders.Personality: This style is best on classic, traditional girls.Dress type: Works well with most dress types. Avoid casual, flowing dresses. Great hairstyle if you are featuring a necklace, earrings or an ornate bodice. Black hair is extremely fragile. A gentle touch is required to avoid unnecessary breakage and hair loss. Always use a wide-tooth comb or pick. Avoid fine-tooth combs because they snag and pull out curly/kinky hair. Invest in a quality brush — natural boar brushes are the best. Curly/kinky hair needs moisture, moisture, and more moisture! Consider this when purchasing hair care products. Avoid drying products such as hair spray, mousse or holding gels. Opt for moisturizers, leave-in conditioners and styling lotions.Just because a product claims its created for "curly hair," this doesnt guarantee that it will be suitable for ethnic curly hair. Products created for Nicole Kidmans curly hair might not work for Angela Bassetts. Caucasian hair tends to produce more sebum — an oily secretion created by the sebaceous gland — than black textured hair, so black hair requires more oil. Scrutinize the ingredient list. Look for natural oils and quality ingredients. Remember, the ingredients are listed in order of volume. A shoe might fit lengthwise, but if it feels tight around the toes, your feet wont be able to keep their natural movement, which can lead to the problems listed above. Avoid issues with a shoe that gives your toes plenty of room. Unless you actually want your legs to look shorter and heavier, youll need to choose your legging/ankle-boot combination carefully. Avoid mixing very light-colored or pastel leggings with dark ankle boots. For a thinner, more cohesive appearance, choose dressier ankle boots; for styles that are a bit loose around your legs, match the color of the leggings to the ankle boots, and opt for dark colors on both the leggings and the boots. A flat and simple lace design can transform a rugged denim jacket into a sophisticated look. Choose a lace that is not too complicated; the key to this look is simplicity. Avoid ruffles and a lot of eyelet work. Too chilly for a dress? Leggings are a smart option, especially if you plan to try on a lot of blouses. Avoid any loud or heavily embellished styles that might clash with what youre trying on. Instead, opt for a neutral color and pair with an easy to remove tunic top.

Avoid Items That Cause Discomfort

Four or 5 inch-inseam shorts are long enough to give some upper-leg coverage, but short enough to lengthen the leg. Avoid cuffs or rolled-up styles because that will just make your legs look shorter. Curvy women of all heights can benefit from the way a bootcut jean balances out rounder hips. For petite curvy women in particular, though, youll look best in a slimmer fitting bootcut. Avoid wider leg or super flared styles, which can detract from the long and lean effect youre trying to create. Make sure the hems just hover above the floor, too. If you have a belly, youll probably want to look for a mid-rise style of skinny jeans, which can help to conceal and contain your middle, but try on different styles until you find your favorite. Avoid both high-waisted styles, which visually widen your middle, and too-low jeans that don’t contain your tummy. Avoid cuffs, pleats, bell-bottoms, high-rises, and pockets with flaps or embellishment on areas you prefer to de-emphasize. Also avoid rolling up jeans at the hem if you want a longer, leaner look. Avoid jackets that are longer than top-of-the-hip length. Also stay away from boxy shapes, such as Chanel-type cardigan styles, because they simply repeat the rectangle shape that you want to look curvier. Avoid tops that have too much sleeve or detail unless you balance your look with details that add hip interest too. Otherwise, your naturally balanced figure can appear unbalanced.

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Look for tops that create the illusion of a defined waistline. That may mean either an empire waistline that has a band under the bust or a top that has a band at the natural waistline.Tops with self-belts or other belted tops can work well too as long as the belt does not fall below the natural waistline.Although styling of the top is key, you can also use color contrast to bring out the waistline definition. When the waistline band is a darker color, the definition created is more pronounced and desirable. Dark colors recede, which makes the area covered by the dark color look smaller. Tops with curved-seamline, side panels in dark colors that contrast against the color of the front can also create the illusion of a waistline. These types of tops can be difficult to find, but if you sew, you should be able to find or design a workable pattern for such a top.Avoid tops that have too much sleeve or detail unless you balance your look with details that add hip interest too. Otherwise, your naturally balanced figure can appear unbalanced.For an evening look, try a corset-type top that cinches your midriff.In the example above, the dark waistline band of the graphic print top from Petite Sophisticate (Vendors Site) contrasts with the print and creates a defined waistline. The V-neckline, also emphasized by a dark band helps make the wearer look taller. When dressing to flatter your rectangle-shaped figure, your main challenges will be to maintain the figure balance that you already have and create the illusion of a defined waistline so that you look more like the hourglass ideal. Avoid styles, such as shifts or trapeze dresses, that hide your shape. Wrap Dresses Wrap dresses, which form V-necklines, work well for the inverted triangle figure type. Avoid puffed sleeves and ruffles on a wrap dress so that the top wont look larger. If you have an inverted triangle-shaped figure, your first consideration in selecting a dress is to make sure that it fits well in the bust. Avoid dresses that pull across the bust because that makes for an unflattering appearance. Even if a dress that fits well in the bust is too big in the hips, it can be taken in if necessary. There are three types of styles that work especially well for short women who have inverted triangle-shaped figures: Jackets with princess seams give a nice vertical line that flatters short women, and peplum jackets work well because they balance the figure by enhancing the hip. Avoid bolero or cropped styles. Finding a jacket to fit an inverted triangle-shaped figure can sometimes be challenging because many jackets feature thick shoulder padding and extended shoulder lines, neither of which works very well for a short woman who has an inverted triangle-shaped figure. Classicly styled single-breasted jackets, which are fitted or semi-fitted to give some waistline definition, can be a good choice as long as the jackets style doesnt emphasize the shoulder line. Look for jackets that button to form a flattering V-neckline, rather than jewel-neck or mandarin collar jackets.Jackets with princess seams give a nice vertical line that flatters short women, and peplum jackets work well because they balance the figure by enhancing the hip. Avoid bolero or cropped styles.Women who have inverted triangle-shaped figures have the only figure type that actually benefits from more hip emphasis, so jacket details that fall below the natural waistline, such as patch pockets, will help balance the figure.In the example pictured above, the single-breasted, semi-fitted jacket from Shopbop (Buy Direct) features a shallow V-neckline, single-breasted styling, flattering three-quarter length sleeves, dark color, and peplum.

Avoid VPL (Visible Panty Lines) Without Sacrificing Comfort

Strategy Strive for balance so that your figure appears more like the ideal hourglass figure. Look for tops that wont make you appear bigger on top while maintaining the look of a defined waistline. At the same time, look for style details that will help you look taller.Color Wearing a dark color on top will help make the top appear a bit smaller.Shaping If a very large bust looks quite disproportionate, wearing a minimizer bra will make for a less top heavy look.Necklines V-necklines and U-necklines are good because they add height. If you have an inverted triangle-shaped figure, avoid boatneck styles because they visually widen your top.Waistline Make sure that any top you select gives you the appearance of a defined waistline. This may either be at your natural waistline or under the bust with an empire style top. If the top has an under-bust seam or band, it should fall under and not across the bust. You may need to go up a size so that tops will fit properly in the bust.Sleeves Select narrow sleeves that extend at least to the elbow, and avoid short cap sleeves, flutter sleeves, or puff sleeves because they widen your shoulder line. Sleeveless styles usually look best on women who have slender, toned arms.Lines Surplice styles, princess seams, and vertical or chevron stripes all add to the illusion of height, so they are also desirable.What to Avoid Stay away from off-the-shoulder styles, details at the shoulders, and big shoulder pads. Also avoid shapeless styles with no waistline, chunky knit fabric, and high necklines.In the example pictured, the petite navy top from Banana Republic (Buy Direct) would flatter a short woman with an inverted triangle-shaped figure because of the dark color, the V-neckline, and the narrow three-quarter length sleeves. Length is important. When the hem falls across a thick part of the leg, either thigh or calf, it makes you look wider and shorter. Avoid mini-skirts unless you have slender legs. Knee-length is generally the most flattering for short women - just above, at the knee or just below. Try A-line or straight skirts that are well fitted - neither too tight nor too loose. Skirts with princess seaming enhance a vertical line.Length is important. When the hem falls across a thick part of the leg, either thigh or calf, it makes you look wider and shorter. Avoid mini-skirts unless you have slender legs. Knee-length is generally the most flattering for short women - just above, at the knee or just below.Most short and curvy women should avoid bias-cut skirts because they cling and show everything. If you are slender and want to really show off your figure, a bias-cut skirt or dress will certainly do it.If you wear boots with a skirt, the boots should meet the skirt and leave no gap. This gives you an unbroken vertical line and helps you look taller.In the example pictured, the printed silk georgette skirt flows gently over the hips without overemphasizing them. Godet insets at the hem add a bit of flare, and the print motifs are not too big for a petite woman. Look for fitted styles that show off your shape and avoid shapeless cuts. The length of your top is also key. Avoid tops that are too long and end at the widest part of your hips. Choose sleeveless tops or tops with sleeves depending on your personal preferences, climate and whether or not your arms are toned. If your top has straps, they shouldnt be too small in proportion to your size. Spaghetti straps usually are not flattering for women who have hourglass figures because they look tiny contrasted with wide shoulders and an ample bust. When choosing a top that will look good on your hourglass figure, avoid elements that would overemphasize your bust or wide shoulders to the point that you would look top-heavy. So avoid features like large ruffles, puffy sleeves, and thick shoulder pads. Instead look for elongating necklines, such as V- or U-shaped, or sweetheart necklines. Avoid cowl and jewel necklines.Look for fitted styles that show off your shape and avoid shapeless cuts. The length of your top is also key. Avoid tops that are too long and end at the widest part of your hips. Choose sleeveless tops or tops with sleeves depending on your personal preferences, climate and whether or not your arms are toned. If your top has straps, they shouldnt be too small in proportion to your size. Spaghetti straps usually are not flattering for women who have hourglass figures because they look tiny contrasted with wide shoulders and an ample bust.Best styles to wear are those with:surplice construction;V-necklines;wrap styling;princess seaming;close-fitted or semi-fitted styling.In the example pictured, the print blouse is fitted for a flattering shape, has a V-neckline, which helps short women look taller, and a print design that doesnt overemphasize a full bust. Your main dressing challenge is to maintain the look of the ideal shape that you already have. Avoid styles like shifts or trapeze dresses that hide your shape.

Avoid Faded Black Fabrics With a Few Smart Decisions

Create a longer leg line by wearing skirts around knee length. Skirts that fall just above, at, or just below the knee work best. Avoid mini-skirts and skirt that fall to the calves or ankles. Shapewise, either an A-line or a straight skirt will do the trick, but avoid full skirts, which add pounds. What was petite Patricia Arquette thinking when she decided to appear in public in this oversized, frumpy coat and boots that make her legs look even shorter? Baggy clothing can make women look bigger than they really are, and this fashion principle applies especially to petite women. Avoid oversized tops, dresses, jackets, and coats, and chose semi-fitted or fitted clothing instead. Wearing black opaque tights gives the legs a sleek appearance and makes them look trimmer. For a slimming monochromatic look, pair black high-heeled, pointed-toe pumps with black tights and a black sheath dress. Black is a neutral fashion color, which goes with any other color, so whether or not you wear a black dress or skirt, you can still achieve a slimming look by wearing black tights with black high heels. Other dark colors of tights can also have a slimming effect, but black remains the go-to color for tights. Avoid tights made of sweater fabric as well as any other textured or patterned tights because youll lose much of the slimming effect gained by wearing solid black. You dont need to hide your upper body in a little black dress if you have wide shoulders. Instead, look for body-balancing details, such as a trendy asymmetrical neckline, like this Norma Kamali One Shoulder Swing Dress. Avoid puffy sleeves or voluminous tops paired with slim bottoms that will exaggerate your shoulder width. Informal, Daytime: For her, an informal daytime or morning wedding means a sundress, skirt and top or even pants (but no jeans), and no high heels required. For men, slacks or chinos and a shirt (tucked in) works great. Avoid sneakers and opt for oxfords or loafers.Informal, Evening: For her, an informal evening wedding suggests a dress, and allows for a lot of flexibility. You could wear a maxi dress and flat shoes, or a little black dress and heels. For men, the dress requirements are the same as informal daytime, but you may want to add a jacket; no tie needed. Select a top, such as an empire style, thats somewhat loose at the high hip area, but that does not look like a maternity top a woman would be wearing in her ninth month of pregnancy. Avoid tucking tops in pants or skirts, but wear the top over the pants or skirt.

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Next, top off your shirt with a blazer. Try to find one with puffed sleeves to balance out your shoulders in proportion to your hips. Avoid wearing a blazer that hits the widest point of your hips. Find one that hits slightly above or at waist level. Wear garments that fit you well. Fitted or semi-fitted clothing looks better on petites than loose-fitting apparel. Avoid garments that have a lot of design ease because all that extra fabric adds bulk and can make short women look heavier than they really are. When shopping for jeans and pants, look for styles that will help to create a balanced silhouette. Avoid slim-cut styles like skinny jeans which can make you look top heavy. Avoid short tops and t-shirts that seem to cut you off at the middle. Short tops will only emphasize the size discrepancy between your top and bottom halves. Look for long camis, t-shirts and blouses that are long enough to hit your hips at their widest point. Dress pants come in handy for work, so the best colors to choose are fashion neutrals that will go with anything. For petites who want to look taller and slimmer, basic black dress pants are always good, but charcoal, navy, or dark brown work well also. Avoid pants with cuffs as they make the end of the leg obvious, thus making petites look shorter. Well-fitting, nicely tailored pants are the best, so they should have a zipper and fit well through at the waist and hip with straight-leg styling or a slight boot cut for those who want to balance hips. Avoid pants with elastic waists. A cardigan sweater makes a good take-along whenever you may need a light topper whether its in a frigid, overly air-conditioned restaurant or in the office where someone else has control of the thermostat. The best style of cardigan sweater for petites is long-sleeved and lightweight. It falls to the hip and has either a V-neckline or a jewel neckline that can be folded under diagonally to form a V. The best length for a cardigan that a short woman wears is to the hip. Avoid bulky, chunky knits for the slimmest appearance.

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Pear-shaped women that carry their weight in their hips and thighs should look for bags with shorter straps that hang high on the body. Avoid bags that hit at the hip, especially styles that are very slouchy and lack structure. Oblong-shaped faces are much longer than they are wide, so choose full brims that widen a long, narrow face shape. Avoid high crowns and small brims, which will only make your face look long and narrow, and avoid tall, narrow shapes. Avoid the mindset where you can’t “go back” to something you’ve done earlier. Soft kisses complement deep, hard kisses. A particularly fabulous hand job may inspire you to kiss all her fingers in appreciation. Punctuate mouth kisses with kissing/sucking her neck, inside the bend of her elbow, behind the knees, armpit and so on. Dating has just as much to do with attitude as it does with the venue you pursue to meet people. Avoid defining yourself solely around finding a dating partner and enjoy your life to the max.. I would encourage you to obtain a medical exam from your doctor to rule out any possible organic causes. More often than not these cases tend to be psychological in nature, but short enough to lengthen the leg. Avoid cuffs or rolled-up styles because that will just make your legs look shorter.. When your babys trying on shoes, watch your childs response. If a pair seems to hurt or if they are having trouble walking, take them off. Avoid trendy styles especially those with pointy toes, which can pinch tiny toes and restrict growth. Also avoid clogs, which look cute but fall off easily..

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