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Dress Tips for the petite woman

3 “Must-Have” Tips for the Petite or Short Woman

With these three easy-to-remember dress tips you can use your clothing and accessories to create an illusion of greater height.  The eye can play tricks through the use of shape, style and line. Tip #1:  Smaller Things Make You Look Bigger By wearing accessories that are on the delicate side, the eye of the viewer puts this into perspective and is left with the illusion that you are in fact larger.  Accessories should be kept simple in order to avoid overwhelming the eye. Your jewellery should be smaller than normal.  What happens is that the watcher tries to put the jewellery into proportion, […]

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Invitation dress code

Explaining the Invitation Dress Code

It is always lovely to receive an invitation to an event.  It’s even more pleasurable if you know how to dress to the requested dress code. Invitation Dress Code White Tie (Formal) – This is as formal as it gets.  Wear a floor-length evening gown that fits you perfectly (and covers you).  Gloves are preferred, but optional. Black Tie (Formal) – Try to think like a movie start and project a bit of old-fashioned Hollywood glamour.  Traditionally, a floor-length evening gown is required dress.  An elegant cocktail dress is permitted if the event starts before 8pm. Creative Black Tie – […]

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Buying Shoes

Buying shoes – Get it right the first time

Wearing the right pair of shoes means a lot to a woman. Men may call it our obsession, but until they have stood for an hour in high-heel shoes that are causing their feet to bleed, they can’t possibly know just how important buying shoes that are fit for purpose are. If we are in pain, we are miserable, so comfort should always be our first consideration, hotly followed by our demand for style. Here are the steps for you to go through in order for you to return home with the perfect pair of shoes: Buying Shoes – Your […]

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Casual Wear

What is a Casual Dress Code?

I find the topic of casual dress code to be a very interesting topic.  There is a subjective element in its understanding. What one woman considers to be appropriate is rarely shared by women generally. While it is something personal to a woman’s taste and style, there are also other elements at play. “Casual Dress Code” is a trap that we can easily fall into.  It doesn’t mean dress in casual clothes that you wear around the house.  Generally, the safest way to navigate this minefield is to be a step above causal, and a step below semi-formal. Don’t worry, […]

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Sore feet

How to Relieve Sore Feet in High Heels

You know the feeling…. You buy a gorgeous pair of high heels and they soon turn into your arch enemies… Sore feet in high heels cause you nothing but sheer agony.  This is nothing short of inconvenient at the very time when you are trying to look calm and collected. I am beginning to find that my heels are starting to cause me considerable pain, to the point that I recently found myself having to leave an event early. I like the way that heels make me feel and I don’t want to give them up, so some research and guidance […]

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