Tailored suits: tips to pick out your perfect two-piece

Tailored suits are one of the latest trends this year. Blazers, cigarette pants, and vests are just everywhere: in magazines, shops, commercials. Some attention, though, is mandatory if you want to achieve an impeccable outcome adding a sophisticated yet sensual touch to a formal look. . One of the first things to consider when it comes to tailored suits – and, in general, garments that are kind of masculine – is proportion, as this is the key to looking polished and put together. There is a fine line between a formal blazer that’s just perfect for your figure and an extremely oversized one. This can be just the latest trend, sure, but it won’t make you look classy nor elegant – let alone attractive. . Therefore, keep in mind that extreme styles should always be avoided and that any excess in the upper part should always be balanced with a minimal choice in the lower part (and vice versa). Here are some tips to achieve a faultless result: Dad-style blazers, which now are totally fashionable, are not the best option if you want to look thinner. Plus, if they are not properly paired, they can give you a dowdy appearance. If you can’t help buying one, always pair it with pants […]

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A timeless and versatile trend: polka dots

Fashion trends come and go, but some styles are timeless no matter the trends – and this is precisely the case of polka dots, a must of the Chic Parisienne that this season happens to be back in fashion. . As read on “12 Standout Trends That Ruled the Spring 2020 Runways – Your official guide to spring’s top trends” on  HARPER’S BAZAAR.COM, “designers are digging in their luxury heels when it comes to the almighty dot—simply put, the trend shows no sign of slowing.” And the good news is that you can wear this super chic print no matter the settings, as it will allow you to always look polished in a very sophisticated way. . A polka-dot print can liven up the simplest of skirts, turning an uninteresting – and quite dull – outfit into a stylish and classy ensemble. And, surprisingly enough, it can play down any possible excessiveness in the design of the garments you’re wearing – as it’s the case of the formfitting miniskirt in the picture below. . Pick out a formfitting, extra-short miniskirt in black (or in any other solid color), and the outcome will easily look cheap and – let’s admit it – not exactly tasteful. Pick out the same identical style […]

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Flared pants: an unmissable tool to look thinner

Flared and boot-cut trousers are a wardrobe staple that can be a miracle worker if you want to achieve a visually thinner figure. A pair of flared or boot-cut jeans, when paired with medium-to-high heels, is a must-wear for flattering your silhouette and getting a taller-looking figure. Since the heel remains hidden, you can wear shoes with a heel as high as you want without worrying about any disproportion between heel and legs, thus achieving the pleasant outcome of longer and leaner legs. Interestingly enough, flared and bootcut trousers can also have a slimming outcome with low heels, but only if they are properly hemmed. . As we mentioned in a previous post, hemming your pants at the most appropriate height is a must to achieve an impeccable outcome, and this is particularly true with flared/bootcut jeans, as a wide trouser that flutters at half-height not only is the opposite of chic, it will make your legs look shorter as well. This is the only drawback of this versatile garment. Unlike straight jeans, which – if properly hemmed at the ankle – can be worn with any kind of shoes, this doesn’t happen with flared/boot-cut pants. . If you adjust the hem of your flared jeans for high-heeled shoes, you […]

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After-holidays detox: tips for a flawless, radiant look

Christmas holidays are almost over – and luckily, so are Christmas binges. If you love to always look your best, a pleasant way to welcome New Year is a complete detox cycle. Not only will you move in 2020 with an impeccable skin & body, but you will also set up new beauty routines that will easily become habits – thus assuring a polished, luxurious appearance throughout the whole year. . In this post, you will find some useful tips to achieve astonishing results in no time, and on budget. To start with, consider that – as explained in detail in a previous post – one of the first things to do if you want to get a rested, youthful, attractive appearance and look radiant in a few days is a shrewd choice of food. You can then complete your beauty regime with some products that proved to be very helpful. The first step to take is undoubtedly a quick detox mask. If you love DIY, you can simply mix raw salt with lemon juice, and pass it on your face and body, then rinse. If you prefer ready-to-use, there are many detox products that will make your skin look healthy and glowing, drawing out dirt to liven up your […]

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Bad girl or sweethearth? Tips to pick out your perfect corset (and take advantage of the sales)

One of the latest trends this year are corsets and corset-style tops and dresses, which is a very good thing as this ageless style, that from time to time happens to be back in fashion, is indeed very useful to boost every woman’s femininity in the safest of ways. When wearing plunging necklines, the difference between classy and trash can be minimal, but corsets bypass the issue, thus making the choice somehow easier thanks to their ageless appeal and easy wearability. Garments of this kind are chameleonic – they can make you look the sexiest woman ever or the most romantic girl. A plain, well-made corset worn under a blazer can be perfect also for a business meeting – then just remove your blazer and you’re ready for a happy hour in some fancy place. . Just carefully choose the fabric, color, and pairing, and you will have a limitless choice to exude a sensual – yet classy – allure. Corset styles are also a powerful tool to enhance your features. It’s not a coincidence that women of any time, in the past centuries, used to wear this garment in any setting and occasion, as this style will make you look more beautiful and more attractive no matter your body shape. […]

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Party dresses: tips to avoid style slipups

Party dresses, which in the past used to be an expensive affair, are now available also at totally reasonable prices, which allows anyone to put together stunning party outfits without necessarily spending a fortune. . Though, if you want to achieve a result that will make you not only gorgeous but chic and sophisticated as well, a wise choice is essential as, when it comes to cheap items, the risk of unpleasant style slipups is just under the corner. One of the first things to keep in mind when shopping for new, inexpensive items is to avoid any excessive feature: too short, too tight, too sparkling. Always look for proportion and taste, and keep cut-outs to a reasonable minimum (as in the picture below). You will look glamorous and polished at the same time. . Consider that, even if high-end brands can get sensational results also with extreme styles and designs, this seldom happens with budget-friendly garments, so be careful, and think twice before buying that one-sleeved, sequined, metallic gown. Your goals should be class and style, not just some trendy-but-so-bad-tasty outfit. The only excessiveness that can look good on most women is a plunging neckline, as showing some skin around your face and shoulders is always flattering – and for […]

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The Right Hemline: tips to flatter your silhouette and achieve a stylish look

When picking out your perfectly fitted jeans or pants, the choice of the appropriate length is an essential feature, as wearing trousers that are not the right length for your figure can weight down your figure – and style. If the hem is at the right height, your legs will look longer and leaner, whereas improperly hemmed trousers not only enlarge your whole figure, they also are the opposite of chic. Yet, it is also true that every season, there are new, different dictates for hems and lengths, which can make the choice quite tricky. To make the most appropriate choice, always consider that, as far as hems are concerned, trends are just the last thing to consider. If you look slim and chic with your fitted trousers hemmed at the ankle, it’s nonsense to wear cropped jeans just because they happen to be in fashion. Though this may not coincide with the current trend, this is not your concern: your goal should not be to achieve an up-to-the-minute-but-totally-unflattering look, but a style that will always look trendy, stylish, and chic while at the same time enhancing your silhouette. . That said, choosing the most suitable length for your trousers is especially important in winter, as your lower leg is the only part […]

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Trench coats: a timeless tool to look chic & thinner

As mentioned in the previous post, well-chosen outerwear not only allow you to look chic no matter the temperature, it’s also a useful tool to looking thinner while flattering your figure. This is particularly true for coats that have a belt, as it’s the case of the classic trench. Heavy fabrics can easily add volume to your whole body, making you look bulkier and—let’s admit it—anything but chic. Conversely, if you wear a coat with a belt, this not only has the priceless perk of shaping your figure, it also gives you a more sophisticated appearance as well. . When your outerwear is tightened at the waist by a belt, you achieve a more sophisticated appearance, making your waist and your whole figure look comparatively thinner and balancing out any extra volume caused by the heavy or quilted fabric. Interestingly enough, this trick works with all sizes and weights. Even if you think you have a few extra pounds around your waist, the eye only perceives the hourglass figure created by the belt, thus creating a chic, feminine, and expensive-looking result. Another perk of belted overcoats is that, usually, the belt is positioned slightly higher than your real waist, which makes your legs look longer, thus slimming your silhouette. Here are […]

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How to choose chic & slimming outerwear

If you want to achieve a chic outcome, if you want to look elegant and polished through your whole day, the choice of outerwear should never be underestimated. As I once read on Instyle.com in “The 50 Best Fashion Tips of All Time”, a must for an impeccable and interesting look is the following: “Never buy a boring coat”. As Holmes and Yang co-designer Jeanne Yang cleverly pointed out, “Outerwear should never be an afterthought. So many people only see you in your coat—if you’re not wearing something great underneath your trench, they’ll never even know!” . A wise choice of your coat can also be very helpful if you want to flatter your silhouette while looking visually thinner. An unsuitable overcoat will add volume (and bulges) to your figure, whereas if you pick out the style more appropriate for your figure, this will have a very flattering outcome. The key to a successful outcome lies in a proper balance of styles and colors. In general, you can achieve an impeccable look by picking out clean, timeless styles carefully sewn in quality fabrics. . And if you want to be in the spotlight, you can have fun with unusual hues. Interestingly enough, contrarily to what happens with other garments like sweaters […]

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