Choosing Right Jacket for Your Body Type

A jacket can be the perfect addition to any women’s wardrobe. Finding the perfect jacket can add a touch of elegance and truly complete a look. However, it can be tricky when you are shopping for jackets for women. It’s important to not only find a jacket or blazer that looks great but also one that works for your body shape. Every woman’s body is unique and it’s important to understand how to dress for your body’s unique characteristics. Some blazers for women will look stylish on one person but look less chic on a different woman simply because of their body type. Here’s a look at some of the most common body types and the types of designer jackets for women that will be most flattering for these figures: Hourglass: Designer jackets for women are a perfect way for women who are busty and have slim waists to show off their figure. You’ll want to look for jackets that are straight fitted or belted to show off your waist. Avoid bulky jackets and blazers, however, as these will make you appear boxy. Apple: If you have an “inverted triangle” body type, you want a jacket that will break up your wide shoulders and narrow your figure. One way to do this is to select a jacket that is plain but with plenty of details and volume near the hem. Make sure that your jacket is as long as your mid-thigh. Petite: If you are slim and short, you’ll want to avoid jackets and blazers that are bulky. Your petite frame will simply be swallowed up by these styles. Instead, look for straight and short jackets that are no lower than mid-thigh level. You’ll also want to stay away from double-breasted blazers that add volume to your small frame and can overwhelm your shape. Rectangle: If you have a “boy body,” you can still find stylish jackets and coats to show off your feminine beauty. You can accentuate your curves by selecting jackets with flared hemlines or nipped waists. You can also try wearing belted jackets to highlight your other features. Again, you’ll want to get away from bulky looks like double-breasted blazers. Pear: Women with wide hips look great in fitted flare or A-line jackets that add a waist and balance out their body. They can also wear jackets that add curves to their bust to create a more hourglass look. This can be done by wearing jackets with large, rounded collars with lots of details. ——————————————————————————————————— Jacket Society is an online retailer of high-end women’s jackets and blazers created by Los Angeles-based Nora Minassian. Customers can find...

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5 Easy outfits every stylish woman has on hand
Apr04

5 Easy outfits every stylish woman has on hand

Even the most stylish women, will have a few staples that she can always fall back on. Although pieces on trend are fun, classic pieces are those that can always be worn for any occasion. Here are 5 easy outfits every stylish women has on hand. A weekend look for cold weather – Stylish women are not accustomed to throwing on sweatpants and heading out the door. Instead they would have a stylish outfit that is casual yet chic. Opt for a pair of white denim pants, a t-shirt top and a navy fitted jacket. This outfit can be refreshed by changing your top or shoes. A weekend outfit for warmer months – Sundresses are a great way to stay cool and feminine. Pair your dress with a nice pair of open toe sandals. Another addition for those who prefer pants, is a breezy cotton top with denim shorts. A Work-Appropriate Summer Outfit – Since wearing a sundress to work doesn’t look professional, opt for breezy fabrics in summer colours. Pair this with a light jacket and work appropriate shoes. A Classic Top and Black Pants – Stylish women always have a good base wardrobe and a pair of well-cut black pants a must on that list. A well-cut pair of pants can be paired with a chic white blouse or dressed down with a plain singlet top. A Dressed-Up Top and Jeans – Stylish women wouldn’t wear jeans and a t-shirt, instead they would pair their jeans with a top with detail. This takes the outfit from casual to a dinner...

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The danger of sun damage to your skin while driving
Mar12

The danger of sun damage to your skin while driving

Most people don’t realize that the front windshield of your vehicle offers greater protection from the UV-A sunrays than your side windshields.  Driving has been linked to an increased risk of skin cancer due to sun exposure through the windows, which do not filter UVA rays. A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology concluded more cases involved the left arm and left side of the face, according to the CBC in Canada. What should you do? Wear sunscreen daily and apply to your face and arms generously on a daily basis. But just stick with SPF 15 and broad spectrum sunscreens. Remember SPF rating protects only against UVB rays and doesn’t even cover the aging UVA rays. Also the higher the SPF, the more toxic chemicals there are in the sunscreen typically, and if you are applying it all over your body, it increases the likelihood of absorption into the body.  Specifically 56% of beach and sport sunscreens contain the chemical oxybenzone. The primary function of oxybenzone is to absorb ultraviolet light, but some research shows oxybenzone can be absorbed through the skin.  Retinyl palminate has also been found to have negative health consequences. oxybenzone – can behave like estrogen in the body retinyl palminate – may speed the development of skin tumors when exposed to sun Broad Spectrum and what does it mean? Broad spectrum means the product protects against both UVB rays that cause sunburns and also UVA radiation that causes premature skin damage and aging. Most dermatologists agree that broad spectrum sunscreens are the best. Don’t’ forget, lotions are better than spray sunscreens for a more evenly distributed protection. Secondly spray sunscreens can be inhaled by children and the chemicals in sunscreen were never tested for effects on lungs of humans. In conclusion, make sure to apply sunscreen each day but keep in mind the harmful pitfalls that exist in sunscreen and their perception too. ———————————————————————————————————————- Adore Organic Innovation discovered the restorative power of plant stem cells. Harvested from organic sources, Adore Cosmetics helps the skin restore itself using the epigenetic properties of plants. To learn more, follow Adore Cosmetics on...

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5 secrets to dressing like a British girl
Feb01

5 secrets to dressing like a British girl

British girls always seem naturally sophisticated and comfortable. Their sense of style is unique and not overworked. This brings about a very old meets new look, that almost anyone can copy. Here are 5 secrets to dressing like a British girl; A white shirt – A crisp white fitted shirt is a must-have in any british closet. It is can be worn as both day and evening wear. Pair your white shirt with jeans, a mini, a pleated skirt for a mix of feminine meets masculine. Wear heels during the day – Don’t be afraid to pull out your heels during the day. Heels are a staple in most british wardrobes and are worn throughout the day. A good comfortable pair of heels, gives an outfit confidence and length. A well-cut blazer – A blazer with a white shirt is a classic combo, that looks polished on any body type. Wear your blazer with pants for a more masculine look or pair it with a dress, to give your outfit structure. Fitted jeans and a soft pretty blouse – Mixing masculine with feminine, is a trick british girls have mastered. This combo is a season favourite and suits almost anyone. The look works best with a washed out pair of denims and a silk pussy bow blouse. Colour is your friend – British girls love colour. Include bright colours with a cashmere crew jumper, which is perfect for comfort and...

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Vintage is In: Summer Vintage Styles

What better to wear with your oversized casual hat, large sunglasses and sun dress than art deco rings? Vintage is in this year, and summer fashion can be dressed up or down depending on locale. Find yourself on the strip in Vegas? On the beach at Miami? These keen fashion tips will help you figure out the perfect outfit and accessories for any occasion. According to Cynthia Findlay Antiques, one of the fundamentals to fashion I vintage. Vintage influences the new in ways that may not be apparent to the average person. If you develop an eye for it, vintage can be paired well with modern styles to create a look that is eye-catching and entirely unique. One of the best ways to pair vintage and modern fashions together is to accessorize. You can choose a vintage dress and modern shoes with a vintage style. This helps you look more in fashion, and less in costume. Vintage dress is very showy, so trying to go for the full vintage effect can result in overdressing for an occasion (and would add hours to your morning routine, trying to get hair and makeup just right). Edwardian vintage engagement rings, for example, are ultra-romantic pieces with gems and stones set into intricate metal working. These rings are reflective of a period when jewelers first began mastering the techniques that would lead to modern jewellery making. Alone, they seem almost flashy. Dress down with torn jeans. Part of the mystique of vintage is how it looks paired with the more casual styles of every day dress today. Don’t be afraid to mix eras either. If you shop for estate jewellery, you’ll quickly accumulate many pieces from all across the past. Pair those styles together for unique and interesting...

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