Archive for April, 2010

Wedding Season Brings On New Fashion Trends

A wedding is supposed to be one of the most perfect days for a couple – full of memories that will last a lifetime.  Unfortunately, sometimes all of the planning to make the day perfect puts the fun aspect on the back burner.  The flowers, the cake, the pictures all need to be taken care of.   However, a few issues with those are a little less stressful relative to the high priority that the perfect wedding dress receives.  Without the right fashion choices a bride may not even wish to walk down the aisle (bold statement, but definitely true in some circumstances – “bridezilla”). This is why wedding season has become monumental with regards to new looks and fashion trends for the bride to be.  After all, following the right fashion trends can help the bride look fresh, stunning and stylish, giving her the confidence that, if all else fails, her day can still be perfect.

This year’s wedding season comes with many trends, some of which are not all that surprising, but others that may cross the line from wedding dress bliss to wedding dress risk. For example, a big trend this upcoming season is, surprisingly, the use of multiple colors. Wedding dresses are traditionally pure white but year after year we’re seeing a little blue or red or hints of various other shades added to the dress to give it some spice.

If you want an example of a wedding day fashion risk you could look no further than the upcoming season’s trend of higher wedding dress hemline. What this means is that the length of the dress would stop right above the knee, which would show off the whole leg basically.

Now, this may be a big trend for the upcoming season but for better or worse it will most definitely make you stand out when you walk down the aisle. Either way, it’s important to find the right fashion that fits you so you can make your wedding day as perfect as it possibly can be.

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To Wear Or Not To Wear…Shorts

Summertime can get hot, so it’s best to try to stay cool however you can, but what are the limits between being fashionable and being comfortable? For men, this argument comes down to wearing shorts in the summer. Shorts are a great way to stay cool during the dog days, but there’s a certain limit that every man must be aware of before they throw on some shorts and hit the town.

To begin with, understand what situation you’re going into before you wear a pair of shorts. Are you going to a nice dinner with a loved one or going out for a day at the beach? If it’s the former it’s probably best to find a nice pair of linen pants that are lightweight and also look great for formal summer outings.

If you deem it appropriate to wear shorts, here’s a couple of rules.  Consider the length of the shorts. Short, shorts should probably stay in the 1970’s NBA and with women. However, too much length can also make it look like you just got back from the gym or that your wearing Capri pants. Around the knee is probably the best length for any guy.

Finally, look out for the right assortments of shorts. Plaid shorts, while great on the golf course, can make you stand out like a Technicolor rainbow. “Jorts” or jean shorts can only be pulled off by a very small number of men, so it’s probably best to stay away from them. Gym shorts? Well, gym shorts are great for the gym, but are the equivalent of sweat pants in the winter, so if you’re wearing them out realize that you’re basically saying, “I don’t care” in fashion language.

Shorts are a great way to stay cool and are fashion reminders that the beautiful summer season is upon us, but it’s important to realize that no matter how hot it is that looking good still counts.