Dec 28, 2011
For the party gurus, the above may not be so daunting. But for the average person, especially one who rarely attends parties, it could be a formidable task. However, this needn't be so; selecting a suitable party dress can be as much fun as actually wearing it.
As human beings, we all possess an innate desire to be appreciated. This cuts across all spheres and the fashion scene is not excluded. Want to look fabulous and attractive for that party? Here are some tips and guidelines in selecting the right party dress.
The first thing you need to consider is: what kind of party is the dress for? There are numerous types of parties; thus, it is important that you know what category the one you are planning to attend falls into. This is essential in determining what type of dress will fit in. you need to know if it's a casual event, a formal, or semi-formal one, because it would be an unpardonable blunder to turn up in an inappropriate party dress.
After determining what type of occasion it is, you can now go on to decide what dress to wear. There is a variation in the accepted practice from place to place, so you'd do well to know the norm in your location. Here are a few examples to serve as a guide:
This usually requires a tuxedo for men, with a tie (black, white or optional depending on the party), and a cocktail party dress or an evening or short dress for women.
This means that a tux is not required for him, nor a long dress for her. However, the man will still need a dark suit and the woman, a cocktail dress for an evening wedding. In the daytime, this means a suit for the man and an appropriate dressy suit or short dress for the woman.
This generally implies that anything is acceptable but be sure to look trendy!
The next step is choosing your party dress. The secret is to select a dress that will accentuate your figure in the best way. Go for the perfect fit! Also ensure that your accessories match your dress-no purple party dress with a red bag please!
On a final note, selecting an appropriate party dress should not be rushed, so plan in advance.
From: Cheryl Coleman
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I love discovering old OPI polishes. There are just so many colors! This one looks absolutely gorgeous in the bottle :) Love the golden shimmer in it. The downside is that this needs four coats for full coverage. I am not happy about this, but still the color is very pretty:
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Redefining Tradition - The Vintage Wedding Dress Comeback
instead of spending hours fighting with other equally frustrated brides over wedding dresses in designer stores and bridal boutiques, why not take the easy route by going for something a little more unique-a vintage wedding dress perhaps?
Think about it: no more tug-of-wars with other brides when you find a particularly nice gown. No more hours of waiting just so you can fit a wedding dress. With the vintage wedding dress, you have less competition and less hassle.
What Is It?
As tradition would have it, wedding dresses used to be handed down from generation to generation. In a way, you can consider the wedding garb passed from bride to bride as "vintage".
Today, most brides buy their own wedding dresses instead of opting for their mother's or grandmother's dress. There's more to "vintage" than simply being "old". When buying a vintage wedding dress, learn the lingo.
In the world of wedding dresses, there's a small difference between an antique dress and a vintage dress. When you say antique wedding dress, you're referring to a dress that was made in the 1920s or earlier. While the vintage wedding dress, on the other hand, refers to a dress that was created at least 25 years ago.
Why We Love It
Now that we're done with terminology and proper usage of "vintage" and "antique", we can now tackle the reasons why we love these old wedding dresses. These days, it's not uncommon for you to find Hollywood A-listers wearing vintage gowns during red carpet events. It seems as if the "old" has just made a timely and amazingly successful comeback fit to eclipse the "new".
What's fabulous about getting a vintage wedding dress is that you can choose between numerous dress styles. Vintage wedding dresses span decades of ebbing and flowing fashion trends. You can choose between a Victorian dress and a lovely vintage sheath dress, knowing that whichever style you choose, you're going vintage.
You simply have to find the era that flatters your figure best and appeals to you the most, and you've got the right vintage wedding dress style for you.
It's the perfect wedding dress choice if you're going for a historical themed wedding, or if you're looking to add some drama to your wedding ceremony. If you have the budget, you can even choose a historical palace or location as your wedding venue, easily transporting you and your guests to some forgotten era.
Aside from their aesthetic and historical appeal, vintage wedding dresses also show off the extraordinary and fabulous craftsmanship and detailing used by dressmakers from decades ago. Most of the vintage dresses you'll find these days are also free from carbon copies and replicas, so you can be sure that no other modern bride has the exact same dress that you have.
If you're a big fan of stunning embroidery, luxurious fabrics and wonderful hand-sewn beading, then the vintage wedding dress is for you.
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