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Make Beauty Your Shift Dress With True Accessories

shiftAccessories can make an outfit extraordinary. Take a little black dress and add a spiky necklace and metallic heels, and voila — you’ve taken your look from nondescript to edgy urban chic. Switch out the necklace and heels for a string of pearls and a pair of tasteful flats, and you’re ready for an important business lunch. Learning the basic rules for accessorizing will help you bring out the best features of your wardrob.

Introduced during the 1960s, the shift dress revolutionised simplicity by not placing any style emphasis on the waist or bust. Because of its simplicity, shift dresses allow women to experiment with different types of accessories to enhance their appearance. Shift dresses allow women flexibility for dressing up or down, depending on the occasion, and choosing the right accessories for the shift dress helps women look their best

Accessorise with a Hat and Sunglasses

The two accessories do not have to go together, but the combination of a stylish hat to match an eye-popping pair of sunglasses augments the appearance of a shift dress. An oversized pair of black sunglasses and an oversized hat projects a diva image. Black sunglasses complement the colour of a black or red shift dress, while brighter coloured hats adds dazzle to multicoloured shift dresses. Wide brim hats convey a carefree disposition when worn with shift dresses.

Add a Belt

Although shift dresses do not accentuate a woman’s waist or bust, the dress does present a flattering figure that a skinny belt enhances. Worn a few centimetres above the hips, a skinny belt that matches the dress colour provides a useful way to accessorise a shift dress. However, thick belts can overwhelm the appearance of a shift dress. For a little more panache, women can wear a bright coloured belt against a black coloured shift dress. The colour contrast focuses the attention on the waistline. A supple leather belt makes a good accessory for a shift dress.

Select Appropriate Jewellery

Jewellery presents women with the most effective way to dress up for a formal event or upscale restaurant meal. A classic look that conveys elegance is wearing a strand of pearls over a black shift dress. Thick gold necklaces, bracelets, and watches also accessorise shift dresses effectively. Shift dresses provide the perfect garment for women to display oversized necklaces replete with gemstones. A more refined look includes pulling the hair up to show off sparkling chandelier earrings. Because of the simplicity presented by shift dresses, women should be careful not to wear too much jewellery.

Pair bold accessories with understated clothes

Neutral clothing can be completely transformed when you add a few bold accessories. If your wardrobe has a lot of neutrals like black, white, beige, olive or navy, accessorizing gives you a chance to play with fun colors and give your outfits a boost. The best thing about neutrals is that they look great with most other colors, so you don’t have to worry too much about making sure your accessories match your clothes. Here are a few ways to use bold accessories to add some life to your neutral outfits:

  • Pair a thin red or hot pink belt with a black or navy dress.
  • Wear a splashy orange or yellow scarf or shoes with khaki or olive-colored clothing.
  • Freshen up your white blouse with a multicolored statement necklace or big drop earrings.


New Moms Must Be Always Stylis With Accessories

momsThe most important thing as a new mom is to be kind and patient with yourself – it’s not an easy task bringing life into the world and caring for a little baby. Cut yourself some slack whenever you can – and pat yourself on the back when you’ve showered before 4pm. If you are pregnant or a new mom, chances are you have found yourself with a whole bunch of needs, which include accessories that you probably never even thought of.  Your body is changing, your life is different and you have a new baby, or one on the way.  Check out these accessories musts for expecting and new moms

Initials Jewelry

Carry your children with you even when you are not literally carrying them.  You can place your children’s initials on just about anything, but a beautiful place to do it is through your jewelry.  Alex Woo makes Little Letters where every letter has its own identity so you can carry your child’s name like a brand.   Plus, you can add on as your add on to your family

Nursing Scarves

If you plan on breastfeeding, having some nursing scarves on hand is smart.  It is likely you will need to breastfeed in public and, as you probably know, there continues to be a raging debate about doing this in plain sight.  You can choose basic styles, but it’s even smarter to choose scarves designed for breastfeeding specifically.

Pregnancy Music Belt

Studies have shown that playing music to your baby while in the womb has tremendous benefits.  It prepares the baby’s ears and brain to listen, creates a wonderful bonding experience for mom and baby, reduces stress levels during pregnancy, enhances the stimulation of your unborn baby’s growing brain, and improves sleeping patterns for a newborn baby.

While you could easily place speakers on your belly, you can also consider using a pregnancy music belt. This type of music device spreads the music across several points around the womb, ensuring that volume is not overly concentrated in any one place and thus causing harm to the baby.

Maternity Suspenders

Even when you’re not pregnant it can be hard to keep your pants up.  How often do you find yourself tugging at your skinny jeans to keep from revealing your muffing top.  Now imagine how tricky it can be to keep your pants up when you are pregnant?  That is why there are Maternity Suspenders which keeps your low-rise pants and skirts up! Undetectable under clothing and completely comfortable to wear.

Pocket Dots

If you love your maternity band but don’t like the way it slides up your back, Pocket Dots make it so you don’t have to tug and adjust it all day and to prevent showing too much skin.

Pregnancy Wedge

Sleeping is something that moms-to-be crave.  It can be so hard to get comfortable.  A pregnancy wedge is such a great solution.  When sleeping on your side it can be wedged under the belly for support and it can also be used in other areas for comfort too

Comfortable Shoes

There are so many reason that comfortable shoes are crucial when you are pregnant.  You feet will likely swell, you’ll be carrying extra weight and forget doing things like trying your shoes.  You don’t have to resign yourself to an unsightly pair of Crocs, but look for styles that are roomy, don’t have to be laced and are supportive and comfortable

Maternity Pants Extender

During that time when your pants are getting snug but you don’t necessarily need pregnancy pants, there are some solutions to help give you a little extra room around the waist.  The simple solution is to add a rubber band or hair band around the button and through the button hole.  If you want something a little more sophisticated, there are also belly bands designed specifically for this that will also grow as you do

Maternity Tights and Sheers

Let’s face it, wearing tights can be uncomfortable enough to wear even when you’re not pregnant.   Adding pregnancy to the mix introduces a whole new level of discomfort making maternity wearing tights an absolute nightmare.  But it doesn’t have to be.  Just like there are good and bad tights for regular wear, there are good and bad tights for pregnancy.  If you have to wear them, choose the best you can find.  Spanx makes pregnancy sheers with a lot of support and they are a top rated style by many moms-to-be

Belly Band Support

When that cute baby bump starts to get uncomfortable, you’ll wish for some support to ease your lower back pain and discomfort.  You’ll also want something that is breathable, comfortable and easy to wear, like this.

A belly band will also relieve pelvic area and joint fatigue and lessens spinal pressure due to unbalanced baby weight