Friday, June 8, 2007

Secrets Of Lingerie Models

Is it possible to be sexy no matter your shape, weight, or dress size? Of course it is. In fact, sexy is a state of mind and with a few tips and tricks the elite models use you will definitely be bringing your sexiness back!

There are 3 objectives when purchasing lingerie: 1) show something off, 2) hide something you don't like, or 3) pretend you've got something that perhaps you really don't. No matter the intent, there are a few secrets that every supermodel knows and takes into consideration before donning intimate apparel and parading in front of millions of people.

The 3 things to keep in mind when selecting lingerie are

• Style
• Color
• Fabric


No body is perfect. Even super models have flaws. The key is to accentuate your assets and minimize your imperfections. A full length chemise with an a-line cut is a great first-piece or something with a slit up one side can be a little flirty. Plus size lingerie doesn't mean buying a size larger than you really need. Bigger doesn't necessarily hide bulges but will hide all of you. To determine what you want to accentuate and minimize, stand in front of a mirror naked and find areas you absolutely love and ones that you are less than comfortable with. Then follow the secrets below to accentuate your positives.


If your breast sag or are on the small side, underwire lingerie will lift and give the illusion of fuller, perky breasts. Baydolls, bustiers, gowns, and even camisole sets now come with underwire and are great for creating cleavage.

If you are top-heavy, opt for camisoles with built in support in the form of a bra. Women who have a C cup or larger need support when wearing lingerie. When fitted properly, the bra shape and size can change the shape of your body immediately.


Spaghetti straps can make large arms or wider shoulders seem magnified. Choosing lingerie with wide straps or cap sleeves will help to minimize this flaw. Many gowns and chemises come with wide straps or sleeves, so coverage is available in both long and short styles. You can also choose a sheer robe that coordinates with your lingerie.


If you feel as though you don't have a defined waist line, try two piece outfits to break up your body. Camisole and tap pants sets are perfect for this-- they provide separation between the bust and the hips, creating the illusion of an hourglass figure, even for women who are not naturally curvy.
If you believe your hips and waist aren't among your best features, look to the bra section to accentuate your curves and produce enticing cleavage. Corsets will draw in your waist while enhancing your cleavage. This helps to draw attention upward and away from the waist line.


If you feel your stomach needs some minimizing, try fabrics such as silky polyester that will smoothes out the body's lines while providing stomach coverage. Since lingerie is about showing off skin, this also brings attention to the cleavage, shoulders, and legs, which results in less focus on the middle. You can also use high cut support briefs with hidden tummy panels. This will also help to smooth and shrink the look of your stomach.


A bikini panty provides great coverage. Women who want to minimize their bottom should avoid thong or g-string panties, as these accentuate the bottom. Tap pants and boyshorts, which have wider legs and provide the most coverage, will also minimize the backside.


If you want to hide your thighs, choose lingerie with a wide skirt. Instead of close-fitting gowns, or bustiers, which can accent the thighs, babydolls with a lot of flounce-- wide ruffles or pleats-- will cascade over the legs and minimize thighs. The secret is that the added width appears to come from the skirt, and not from the thighs!

If your legs are short and wide you can lengthen and slim them by wearing black pantyhose and a bedroom slipper with a small heel. Also, try wearing shorter lingerie, like bustiers and teddies with high cut legs. The more leg you show, the longer it will look.


If you have a long torso choose a baby doll in regular length or longer and if you have a short torso choose a shorter cut or regular length.

Women who have not really found those areas they are most comfortable will feel beautiful in a full length satin chemise, maybe with a slit to show off a little leg. No matter what problem areas need to be disguised, accessories are a great solution-they draw attention to themselves. Marabou wrist cuffs are very popular, as are chokers with a wide black ribbon. Women can also use feather products, like boas and fans, to provide a place for eyes to focus.


The fundamental golden rule to follow when it comes to color, no matter your shape or size, is that dark colors. Colors such as black, brown, dark purple, burgundy or navy, discourage focus on flawed areas. If dark colors aren't available, look for a color that flatters your skin tone. Also, try to keep colors as monochromatic and simple as possible. This will elongate the body; therefore, giving an overall slimmer appearance. Try to stay away from large patterns as they tend to look busy and can magnify problems areas. If you do would like to incorporate patterns, it is best to choose ones with small, discreet prints. Another way you can use color and patterns is to choose one area of the body you like and accentuate it. This will draw attention to a pleasing area and away from an unflattering one. Be careful not to overdo the "accentuating" or you can get the opposite effect.


No matter whether you are looking for a simple pair of panties and bra or a full length lingerie ensemble, choose fabrics that will be comfortable against your skin. Look for lingerie pieces that are soft, and made of touchable fabrics such as silk, satin and velvet. Also, look for lace. This quintessential feminine detail suggests innocence and sexiness all at the same time. If you think lace is too girly-girl for you, look for embroidered lace tops that have some pretty lace trimming around the edges. This delicate trimming can really dress up plain square neck or V-neck blouses. And don't worry, you don't have to bare all! Many lace tops are lined throughout, or at least lined in the front, where you need coverage. See-through lace sleeves will allow a peek at your arms but provide enough fabric to hide imperfections. If you fall in love with a lacey lingerie that's completely unlined, simply buy a nude camisole to wear underneath. Lace straps, satin or silk ribbons and sheer fabric on the stomach will lend sex appeal without baring too much skin. Even the most basic of blouses can get an instant touch-me appeal if it comes in an inviting fabric.

You don't have to be Elle Macpherson or Heidi Klum to turn heads in your intimates. All you need is the right pieces for your body and your name will become synonymous with sexy. Finding that piece of lingerie that makes you look and feel sexy is the ultimate in retail therapy for the mind and body! You want lingerie that is comfortable and makes you feel beautiful, as well as turn your man's head. Great fitting lingerie will not only reveal your outer beauty, but will enable your inner beauty to shine through as well. Indulge yourself in great are worth it just like any lingerie model on the planet. Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Crawford, and Kate Moss have nothing on!

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Buying New Board Shorts

If you are buying a new board short and are into surfing, young apparel and surf style, you should look in the different stores and find the right board short for your body. Board shorts come in many sizes and styles to fit your particular body. Boys of course, wear board shorts, which are pretty versatile, but girls have a plethora of choices in young apparel when it comes to shopping for a new bikini or full swimsuit. It is probably a good idea to begin with some mental preparation, and to realize that every woman has a different body, so the majority of suits will be made for other types of bodies.

One of the first things to consider when buying a board short is color. A general rule for good swimsuit flattery is to use darker colors on areas you would like to slim and lighter colors on areas you would like to highlight. While a black swimsuit will likely do the trick for trimming your body, you may be able to do even better by using swimsuit colors wisely. For instance, if you would like to de-emphasize your hips, try pairing dark red, blue, or black bikini bottoms with a light-colored bikini bra.

This is because the light color will draw attention and eyes toward your bust and away from your hips. Another good slimming trick is to look for a tank bikini in a generally bright color with darker insets on the sides. The insets will make your figure look thinner. If you want to lengthen short legs, look for a one two piece swimsuit that lengthens them. Look for the trendy boy shorts to camouflage the problem or try a one piece that sits high on the thighs. This will lengthen the legs and draw the eye away from the hip area. They will do an amazing job of directing what you have to where you want it. You should try on a few tops until you find one that is just right.

Keep in mind that the color, size, and placement of the print make a difference as to how it will look on your body. Prints on a darker background are more slimming than those on a lighter backdrop. Additionally, prints with swirls will stop the eye from focusing on any one area of the body.

You should also remember that details on a bikini are also good to keep in mind because they can work for or against you, depending on their placement. Bows, belts, embroidery, beading, and ties will all grab attention, so make sure to put them on an area of the body you would like to draw attention to and gain the benefit of drawing attention away from less desirable characteristics. Additionally, the amount of coverage you want from your board short should be thought of.

Though it seems logical that the most amount of coverage would create a flattering effect, using huge amounts of fabric may actually draw unwanted attention. For example, women with wide hips often assume that the skirted swimsuit is the best style option for them. But the skirt tends to end at the widest part of the hips or thighs, serving only to make the area appear larger. A much better bet is to choose bikini bottoms with high cut legs that will elongate the legs and slim the hips and thighs.

Swimwear Basics

Summer is fast approaching and many of us who may be living near coastal areas will be heading off to the beach for a summer getaway. This would be the most appropriate time to show off the bodies that we have long been working out for the past couple of months. Many of us may not have the exquisite bodies of supermodels but if we just know how to accentuate our body parts according to our body type, we'll still look like a million bucks in our swimwear. In my own opinion, I don't really care what other people have to say with regards to how I look in my swimsuit as long as I am confident and comfortable in it.

For those of you who have boy shaped bodies, create the illusion of curves or an hourglass figure by wearing bottoms that are high in the thigh area. Sexy cuts or those with string sides would be best. Bikini tops with prints and decorative designs can give you fuller looking breasts. Try to avoid wearing a single solid color one piece suit as well as those with vertical stripe design.

For those of you who are curvaceous on the hips and thighs, you can create the illusion of smaller hips with a skirted bottom especially for those with pear shaped bottoms. A v-neck top would make your body appear more proportionate as well. You can create a trick also by wearing a darker bottom and a lighter colored top.

For someone who is well endowed with bigger bosom, opt for a top in a halter style that shows off just a little cleavage and provides ample support. You can find tops that offer extra support, even those with cups and under wire to hold your breasts in place. I would strongly suggest avoiding tops that offer minimal support or are flimsy giving only a small amount of coverage like those in strapless design or triangle tops.

For women who are conscious of their stomachs or bulging middles you can find tankinis that has a bikini bottom but a top in a tank top design. You can also find swimwear with panels for tummy control functioning just like a girdle would. You can always cover up with stylish sarongs, tunics and swim or surfer shorts.

Get the right swimwear and people will surely notice you at the beach. Enjoy some fun in the sun this summer.

Matching Lingerie Sets: The Foundation Of The Perfect Lingerie Collection

Matching lingerie sets make it so easy to shop for intimate apparel that there's no excuse for drab drawers. Even the guys can get in on the shopping fun when the mixing and matching has already been done. As easy and convenient as could be, these sets make getting dressed in the early morning hours a piece of cake.

Sheer erotic lingerie will never go out of style. There's just something about see-through lingerie we can't get enough of. Check out any online lingerie gallery, and you'll see the abundance of sheer lingerie. Perhaps it's because it's got just the right "tease" factor. You see some but not all. Sheer erotic lingerie gives the illusion of nudity, yet the fabric barrier saucily says "not yet."

The simplest way to purchase sheer lingerie is to buy a matching lingerie set. Sometimes both pieces are sheer; sometimes one piece is see-through and the other piece is solid. Matching lingerie sets are available everywhere, from your favorite department store to a specialty lingerie gallery.

Part of the appeal of womens lingerie sets is that you just can't go wrong. An intimate apparel expert has already put together the perfect pair for you. For that reason, matching lingerie sets are ideal gifts.

Shopping for lingerie for his girlfriend or wife can be a terribly intimidating, even embarrassing, experience for a man. Men feel like fish out of water in the lingerie department. With womens lingerie sets, they can simply grab and go. They only have to know their honey's size and favorite color. Voila! The shopping is done!

Lingerie sets also make very nice bachelorette party gifts. On our honeymoons, we all want to have perfectly lovely undergarments. A polka dot bra with flowered panties is a no-no. Save the mismatched drawers for after the honeymoon is over - and has been over for 10 years. We can all help save our girlfriends from un-sexy clashing undergarments with the gift of a nice matching lingerie set.

Matching lingerie sets also keep your undergarment collection evenly balanced. Ladies, how many times have you gone to get dressed and found a drawer full of knickers but no bras in sight? We women have a tendency to shop "a la carte," so to speak. A sassy thong will catch our attention. Before we know it, we've bought one in every color. Now we've got thirty pairs of panties and only ten bras. That's never a problem if you're buying matching lingerie sets. You'll always have an even number of bras and panties.

Plus, if you've got coordinating lingerie sets, you can easily get dressed for work in your 6 am semi-conscious state. Feel free to hit the snooze button one last time. You can just slip on your matching bra and panties (you should probably cover them with a top and pants) and dash out the door.

Not all lingerie sets are sweet and simple bras and panties. Like we've already said, sheer erotic lingerie is a favorite in the world of womens lingerie sets. But remember that you can take a foray into the world of exotic lingerie with matching sets, too. You can easily find leather lingerie as part of a matching set. For instance, if you're in the mood for exotic lingerie, try a matching leather corset and leather thong. Not into leather? Get daring with a red deep V teddy with a matching garter belt and stockings.

To sum it up: matching lingerie sets are all you need to build the perfect lingerie collection!

Discount Golf Apparel - How To Find Discount Golf Clothes for Women And Men

Many golfers may be surprised to learn that golf apparel, could easily be categorized as golf equipment. Back in the time when golf was more of a social gathering rather than a major sport, fashion on the course took front and center and the attire made the player. Tightly pressed knickers, Argyle sweater vests, and knee-high stockings were found everywhere yet they really did not offer much in the comfort department.

During the 1970’s as golf was picking steam, and some of the best golfers in history were in their highlight of careers the apparel was in a transformation stage. Gone were the regular sighting of knickers, and in were the thin comfortable slacks that allowed for more breath ability. Short sleeve golf shirts were increasingly more popular, and at this point were not shunned by the Tour or the Club’s policies on attire.

Twenty years later rounding out the 90’s, companies such as Nike entered the golf Fray. Along with this name came the intentions of developing apparel that would enhance the golfers game, through research and an understanding what the athlete really needs. Once these larger sporting good companies like Nike realized that there was a strong market, for better golf apparel in the form of equipment rather than outfits the trend was set.

As the new millennium has come and gone, golf is now at the level of many other major sports in the world when it comes to better game through better equipment. The leading brands on the market take a strong approach, to the development of shirts that draw perspiration from the body, are made of lightweight materials, and have a comfortable form fitting design. The same can be said for the trousers, and shoes as well. It is well known that if you are comfortable you can easily play better rounds of golf. When it comes right down to it, it is true that from old school to high tech, it still comes down to equipment.

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Need Plus Size Apparel? No Problem

When choosing plus size apparel it is probably more important than you think at the time. Just because something looks good on your friend doesn’t always mean it will give you the same effect. Most women commit the sin of trying to look like someone else and end up looking pretty close to ridiculous. You have to concentrate on what plus size apparel is best for you and what it will do for you.

When shopping for plus size apparel we all make the same mistakes, but there are some things you can watch for to correct this habit. There are many blunders made when shopping and this can apply to men as well as women.

Some overweight women wear baggy clothes to cover the bulges they have rather than plus size apparel that fits properly. This is a big mistake because it can add pounds to your look and just make you look worse. The same thing applies to buying something for when you lose that 10 lbs that you’re planning to lose and try to squeeze into it anyway.

Well don’t buy for the pounds your going to lose buy for now. If you don’t buy women’s plus size apparel that fits you in the now you could end up with something that will make you look like you’ve squeezed into it or you are falling out of it, which will not add to the natural beauty you already have.

Another few tips for dressing properly is always buy plus size apparel that is wrinkle free. This means you don’t have to keep an iron close by. If you try to dress with the latest styles in womens plus size apparel, try not to mix and match the trends. You’ll just end up looking silly so stick to one outfit or the other in the same fashion.

Don’t mix two different seasons because your plus size pieces will contradict each other. You’ll probably end up standing out like a sore thumb. Stick with the same season plus size apparel it will make you look as good as you want to look.

Also, be aware of exposed under garments that show over the waistband of your apparel. This is very important, as we have all seen what overweight people can look like with under garments sticking out here and there. If you’re wearing low cut pants just make sure you wear low cut plus size lingerie.

If you pay attention to details when you dress it will add to your looks and give you the look and confidence that you deserve. You don’t have to dress sloppy because you have a full figure. With the right plus size apparel, you will look just right.

When buying plus size apparel be careful with what you choose. There is a wealth of choice, but you still need to buy carefully.

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Choosing Sports Apparel for Women

Gone are the days when women who excel in sports are thought of as tomboys. With the rise of glamorous and fashionable sports icon such as Maria Sharapova and Martina Hingis, it seems that women have learned to combine fashion and sports with flair. Just because you are into sports or you are wearing sports gear does not mean that you can’t be chic. You can look good and still look ready for the kill!

Below are some tips on how to balance out fashion and sports.

Don’t be afraid of colors

Putting colors into your sports apparel and uniform is one way to put fashion into your otherwise drab outfit. Mix bold colors like reds, pinks and yellows with basic neutral ones such as blacks and whites for a more elegant combination.

You can also play with glittering colors like golds and silvers but don’t put so much. Outlines and hemlines in these colors are enough. Don’t put them all over your outfit.

Design differently

One of the things that makes a uniform stand out is the way it was designed. Of course, you cannot just wear something really new without first considering its suitability and functionality for the game. If you can, it is better if you can design the outfit yourself as you know what works for you and what does not. You can play with the cut and the fabrics. In fact, you can combine fabrics.

For instance, you can put one fabric for the top and another for the bottom. If this cannot work, you can always add fabrics on the hemline. Patterns are also great designs that you can incorporate into your uniform. If putting a separate pattern is too much for the uniform, you can choose a fabric that already has a wonderful pattern and have that fabric outfitted for you.

It’s in the details

Putting really intricate details on your outfit is one way of being fashionable without sacrificing much of the look of your sports uniform. Designers can put in embroidered hemlines or necklines. You can also have flowers, butterflies or whatever icons you want emblazoned into your outfit.

Other great details that you can add to sports apparel are ribbons and buttons that are strategically placed. Of course, this depends on the sports that you are in. There are sports where buttons on clothes can interfere with the game; so be very careful also in putting too much designs in your wardrobe.

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Women’s Golf Sandals: Why Are They So Favorable, and What are Some of the

Are you someone who has always hated the way that golf shoes look? Or maybe you just find that your feet need to be able to breathe. The truth is that many people hate wearing golf shoes on a hot sunny day. In fact, most people tend to find golf sandals a whole lot more comfortable on days like this.

Would you wear sneakers around your house when you did not have to? Of course not, you wear slippers. This is because at home, you are probably trying to relax. Well, playing golf is also supposed to be relaxing, which is people love wearing golf sandals.

So, what is good about golf sandals? Are they anything like sandals that you would wear when you go to the beach? How can they possibly be safe for a golf course? These are probably all questions that you are asking right now, especially if you have not yet heard about women’s golf sandals. You may have wondered whether or not you should even consider trying golf shoes. Well, you have come to the right place because here we will look at why golf sandals are, in fact, safe.

Well, women’s golf sandals are a lot like normal golf shoes- support wise that is. Not only do they generally offer you a good amount of foot support, but they also offer you a great deal of traction. With most golf sandals, you are also offered a great deal of toe protection- which is great if you should get hit in the toe with a golf ball.

There are a number of different golf shoe brands which offer golf sandals. Some of the most popular ones include Adidas, Nike and Bite. If you are looking for a great alternative option to golf shoes, you should consider using golf sandals.

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Women's Golf Clothes - The Best Places to Find Them

The days of browsing endless golf specialty shops to find women's golf clothes are dwindling down with the dawn of the Web.

Order online and save time and money

Just like every other industry, it is now possible to purchase golf clothes for women from the comfort of your own home. The convenience is unbeatable and the selection is extensive, so you just can't go wrong. You could literally spend hours going back and forth to golf stores trying to find the perfect wardrobe for the season. Why not use that time to hit the course instead?

There are dozens of venues online that have hip and trendy golf clothes for women and you can browse their selection without even having to stand. No matter what kind of style you prefer when hitting the links, you are sure to be able to find the perfect outfit, or outfits after only a few minutes of online browsing.

The selection is unbeatable

Most golf specialty stores will only have a few distinct styles to choose from when browsing for women's golf clothes. But if you choose to do your shopping online, you are sure to be able to find something that matches your unique fashion sense. You certainly don't want to look like everyone else does on the course, so doing your shopping online will ensure that you will have a different style than everyone else.

Of course, online isn’t the only place to find quality women's golf clothes. If you have the time to browse, you can still find interesting styles at golf specialty stores. However you may need to visit a few before finding exactly what you are looking for. The advantage of purchasing the clothes in person is that you will be able to try them on before purchasing them.

Most online stores will allow you to send back an item that didn't fit right for a different size but that does end up becoming quite the hassle in the long run. So depending on your preferences and the amount of time you are willing to invest into it, you are sure to be able to find great golf clothes for women.

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The Nike Edge in Sports Apparel

Sports apparel from Nike seems to be the most popular around. They provide not only fashionable apparel choices but also garments designed to provide comfort and fit all the time. But the most popular of Nike's line of sports apparel are the shoes, particularly used in running.

Apart from shoes Nike also offers a selection of comfortable quality sports apparel. There are sports training apparel available that always ensure quality performance and comfort even at the most demanding conditions. Most shirts and upper training apparel from Nike features the Dri-FIT which is a high performance micro-fiber polyester fabric which offers ultimate comfort to the wearer by pulling perspiration away from the body from the body and directs it to the outer fabric surface where it evaporates and maintains the dry and cool effect of the wearer. Sports apparel made of this fabric will be the only garment that you will need on hot days and can be used as the primary garment layer during cold days.

Nike running shoes have become popular because it is the favored exercise program being followed by most people. Running has provided both excellent exercise and stress relief for most people. In order to get the most out of the sport in terms of fitness and comfort, it’s important to have the right running gear that Nike can provide. Most of its shoes employ much technology and research into its manufacture.

A typical pair of Nike shoes can help minimize the brutal forces of every downward impact during running that can wreak some damage to the feet. Nike has instituted an innovative cushioning system specially designed to cushion and provide maximum impact protection while running.

Having the proper running gear should include everything from the right running shoes that you use down to the running apparel that you wear. Most important is that you find the right running shoe that will be able to provide you with the maximum impact protection. Comfort as well as fit also will need to be considered. Different shoes are required with different kinds foot shapes.

You would require different comfort if you have normal, low or high arches. For normal arches, you can look for running shoes that provide stability as well as good cushioning. Runners with low arches would require you to look for motion control shoes that have firm mid-soles to offer greater stability. For those with high arches, they should opt for shoes that offer plenty of cushioning.

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Story of the Three Stripes

One of the well known and the best branded sportswear in the market are Adidas apparel and shoes. Adidas have long established itself as a well designed and well made footwear, ever since Adolf (Adi) Dassler created the first pair in the early 1920s.

Adidas started with footwear, it is only it recent history that the company branched out with other sports apparel like shirts, socks, shorts and various accessories, just to name a few. When Adolf Dassler designed his first pair of shoes, it instantly became a hit.

It was not long, therefore, that Adolf and his brother Rudi were selling them like hotcakes. The brothers introduced a lot of innovations in the athletic footwear industry. They were the first ones to have introduced the arch support in athletic shoes. They also were the first ones who gave athletes free shoes in return for advertising their products.

When the company entered the U.S. market in 1968, they came in very strong. They were so strong, in fact that American shoe competitors, Wilson and MacGregor had to stop manufacturing their footwear because of Adidas' popularity. The popularity of Adidas became undisputed when during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, every game official and almost all of the 1,490 international athletes wore Adidas.

With the strong footing Adidas had in the footwear market, it was quite surprising to the see the company in shambles during the 1980s. The lack of a solid leadership and workable policies by the company's upper management caused Adidas' demise in the 80s. The company totally underestimated the growth of the newly formed Nike. They were too complacent. And soon, enough, due to more innovative designs and modern styles that appeal to the new generation, Nike took from Adidas the number one title. Adidas fell from the top and the fall was hard.

What saved the company was the revival of 70s fashions in the early 1990s. Adidas' old designs became retro and antique overnight appealing to the teens and younger generations who were the ones mostly affected by the rebirth of the psychedelic fashion. Celebrities that were caught on video and camera wearing old Adidas shoes increased the demands for the shoe manufacturer's 20-year old designs.

At present, Adidas has slowly crawled its way back up into the ranking of the top footwear manufacturers in the world. Though, it still have not yet reached the pinnacle of success that it once had, the company has regained a comfortable footing in the sportswear market.

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Storing Your Winter Sports Apparel

Winter sports can be fun to do especially when you get to do it only once a year… unless of course if you live in Aspen or other places where there are snow all year round. If you live in a place where snow is not as constant, it is good to invest in sports apparel that will last you a lifetime and those that you can keep for a long time.

Below are some tips on how to take care of your winter sports apparel so that you can use them again for the next winter season.

Store it properly

Winter sports apparel can be bulky. In addition to the paddings, which are fairly common in sports apparel, winter sports gears should also be thick and padded to protect the person from the extremely cold temperature. This makes winter sports apparel hard to store. Where can you put such bulky items? If they still have space in their closets, they often put these items folded up there in hibernation.

If the space is not enough, some people just put them in a box and store them in an attic or bodega. One thing that you can do is to buy vacuum bags. With the use of vacuum cleaners, you can suck the air up and lessen their sizes, even the padding. That way, you can stack them up even in a smaller space.

Clean them up.

Before putting them to sleep for the next year, make sure that you have cleaned them. Never put them in storage without first washing them. Dirt and grime, even in little quantities, can ruin the cloth. Stains will also be harder to wash away if it has been there for a year. Besides, insects are more attracted to clothes that are not clean. They might also ruin your sports gears.

Cool and dry

Make sure that the place where you are storing your winter sports apparel is cool and dry. Too much heat can ruin the fabric and affect the padding of the sports gears. Moisture can also seep through and damage the apparel. If they get wet somehow, they will surely smell bad.

Fold them right

Another important thing to remember in storing your winter sports equipment is to fold them correctly. Make sure that the paddings are not crushed. Storing it for a year in this way can completely ruin the shape of the winter apparel.

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The Sports Bra as Part of Women's Apparel

Studies show that 75 to 80% of women in the United States do not use the right bra when working out. This is because these people believe that the same thing worn in the office can also be used in a physical activity.

This just means that it is not enough to buy a top and shorts when women decide to workout. This is because adequate support must also be given to the breasts since a lot of females feel very uncomfortable when the person has to jump, run or lift weights. In order to prevent injuries in the breasts, the sports bra was invented.

Sports bras are not that hard to find. There are different brands that can be found in the department store and the only thing the individual should do is find the right one ideal for the body.

Getting the right sports bra also depends on the level of intensity that the person is engaged in. These are classified into three namely low, medium and high impact exercises.

Low impact includes cycling, hiking and yoga. Medium could be brisk walking, jogging or skating while high may be aerobics, running or tae bo.

So what kind of sports bra is ideal for the individual? This really depends on the size of the woman’s breasts. For example, women who are flat or small chested should consider wearing a halter-top. Those whose breasts are large should buy something that has separately molded cups so that it isn’t too tight when the person wears it.

If the customer has never worn one before, it is best to try a few on in order to find that ideal sports bra that is snug and will not give the person a hard time breathing. The individual should even jump or walk around to see how flexible it is.

The sports bra should also be able to absorb sweat. Some manufacturers use dri-fit technology making it easy to dry after an exercise.

There is also another bra that prevents serious injury should something hit the person in the chest. This is called a shock absorber bra. It has different levels of protection ranging from 1 to 4 that works by having a double inner layer sewn into the fabric.

This type of bra also has a breathable mesh that absorbs sweat. This is fastened in the back unlike the conventional sports bra that has to be put on like wearing a shirt.

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Semi Formal Dress

You have received an invitation for a party, dinner or an event with recommended dress code explicitly printed as semi-formal dress. You walk towards the closet, trying to narrow down all semi-formal dresses. You aren’t pretty sure about what fits the description of semi-formal dress. Do you have one or should you buy a new semi formal dress? Do you know exactly what semi-formal dress to choose? Could it be a dressy outfit with slacks and long or short jackets or jeans and will your Gap T-shirt suffice? Use this guide to choose suitable semi-formal dresses that makes

Semi formal dress options

Pants or skirts: Long or short sleek velvet dress, pant suits in silk, polyester or cashmere, short dressy afternoon dress, black skirt, tuxedo pants or long dressy skirt.

Top: Sparkly sweater or a dressy blouse, tops of satin, crepe, chiffon, lace or a metallic fabric, dressy nice top, dressy blouse, blouse and vest or jacket.

Placing due importance to etiquette, women are asked to wear semi formal dresses to such events or occasions that are less formal or to places that do not insist on formal attire. For instance, to business meetings, conferences, parties, day weddings, award ceremonies and dinner. Because of its universal use, comfort and ease, semi-formal dress gets the most attention. Semi-formal is colloquially used to refer ‘informal attire’. Unless specifically mentioned, the all time favorite semi formal colors are black and white in a wide range of styles.

Considered to be the trickiest of all dress codes, semi-formal dresses for women can’t be understood as long dresses. It is the length of dress that differentiates a formal and semi-formal dress. Not necessarily reserved for evenings, semi-formal dress for an evening event, say post 6 pm includes a cocktail dress for women. And, during the day, an appropriate short dress, pant suit or dress suit. Specifically for daytime weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies, semi-formal dresses ought to be tea-length or ballet-length dress, with hems falling between the knee and shin.

Selecting semi formal dress

In general, semi-formal dresses can be knee-length, say one inch above the knee to two inches above the ankle or a little lower may be mid-thigh to just below the knee length. Semi-formal pantsuits should be ankle length and dress suits ought to be hem knee length to floor length. Semi-formal dresses do not include heavily sequined attire or the formal ball-gown description. Preferably, pay attention to fabrics to look dressy enough. Choose silk, velvet, rayon, cashmere, high quality polyester brocades, good quality chiffon, velvet, velveteen, sateen or velour. In other words, anything that resembles a silky finish and dressy enough to make your personality shine!

A strict no-no is wool business suits which aren’t dressy enough to be classified as semi-formal. American women have a great deal of flexibility in choosing semi-formal attire. A classic tuxedo jacket with pants or a dressy pantsuit would also fit to the T. With a little imagination, try mixing any type of dressy outfit. Remember to keep away from cotton.