Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mod Fashion Tips Selecting Clothing That's Right For Your Hourglass Figure

Spring is here, and clothing designers are introducing their newest styles in skirts, dresses, denim jeans, shirts, and halter tops. The mod, hipster, and retro fashion mavens among us tend to covet certain styles. However, to look your best, it's also essential to select clothing styles that complement your figure.

At first glance, the hourglass figure seems like the embodiment of feminine perfection. Men lust after it and women covet it. Surprisingly, we've found that hourglass-shaped ladies can't wear everything. Too-tight clothes, like leggings and provocative halters, tend to look trampy. Too-big clothes, like baggy sheath dresses and very wide-legged denim jeans, tend to look sloppy. Read on to discover the clothing styles that flatter you, and get hip to the hottest clothing design trends, too.


If you have an hourglass figure, play up your curves by selecting clothing with a defined waist. This year, designer Corey Lynn Calter introduced the Raven dress, a sheath, rust-color patterned dress with a slim waist. This dress accents your curves in all the right places without revealing too much flesh. Another flattering dress for your figure is the Duo strapless sailor dress by clothing designer Hype. This grey and magenta swirled sun dress, which features a front tie and side pockets, is perfectly filled out by your pretty figure.

If you're into A-line styles, add a belt to make a big splash and play up your intriguing lines. For example, the Mod-est dress by Jessie Williams is a short, flirty sheath-style dress with bell sleeves. You can wear this dress as beautifully as your boy-figured sisters if you cinch it with a wide belt at the waist. When buying this dress, opt for solid colors over patterns or stripes to flatter your curves.

Formal wear is tailor made for hourglass figures. However, there are still certain dress styles that suit you better than others. One option we like this year is the Cupra white, strapless gown by Zeto. The black-colored tie-back evens out your figure, and the white, meshy tulle bust accents subtly play up your curves. Pair this long dress with the Lovely Day textured gold high heel shoes by Poetic License.

Pants and Jeans

When selecting pants, opt for cuts that balance your figure and play up your assets. For example, the Electric Blue skinny jeans by Paper Denim feature a higher waist that accents the curve of your hips, and ankle zippers that showcase your bottom half.

If zippers aren't your style, try the Rose grey straight leg denim jeans by Union. The full-coverage, low-rise waist and minimal pocket detailing play your curves like a melody. Joan Jett-style punk-rock denim jeans scream for cute flats. We like the Night Velvet textured plastic flats by Melissa Plastic Dreams, or the Sadie navy blue ballet flats by Pink Studio.

Flares are always hot, and the hourglass figure can wear many flared styles. The Isabella jeans by Paper Denim feature a mid-rise waist, and bell-bottom legs that create long, dreamy lines. If denim's a bit too casual for you, slide into a pair of Union Jeans' flared corduroy pants in navy blue or grey. The soft, stretchy fabric hugs your curves in all the right places. Pair your flares with intriguing shoes, like theMarta square-toe, wooden heel T-strap shoes by Frye, or the Sorbet black leather high heel boots by Chie Mihara.

Tops and tee shirts

Scoop neck tops are beautiful on ample busts. This spring, try the Alice organic cotton racer-back tank top by Velvet Leaf. The modest scoop neck and sailor tie gracefully accent your chest and shoulders. If you prefer fewer details, the Oyashio vest-style, scoop neck tank top by Dagg and Stacey offers a peep of cleavage and creates graceful lines.

Flowing fabrics done right also accent hourglass figures providing your shirt choices aren't too baggy. The Marcie owl-print swing top by Corey Lynn Calter balances your curves, while the Joni ruffle-neck blouse by Dear Creatures is gently loose throughout, but slim right at the waist to play up your assets.

When in doubt, classic tee shirts are never a bad idea. The young designers at Blood is the New Black have a few things in store for the curvy girl check out their Offering and Fists of Fury tee shirts that feature sleek cuts, sweet cap sleeves, and big, bold printed graphics. If basics are what you need, try the women's ribbed Beater tank top by Alternative Apparel. The cut draws attention to your neck and arms while hugging your body just right. Grab a few in black, rose, and green so you can mix-and-match your wardrobe.

Happy shopping, girls!

Edge of Urge is a mod, retro, hipster, and boho fashion boutique in Wilmington, NC. The clothing seller offers one-of-a-kind dresses, skirts, tops, tee shirts, denim jeans, and accessories, including brands such as Chie Mihara, Pink Studios Shoes, and the namesake Edge of Urge line. Visit our online boutique to shop 24/7, or to get current store hours.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mma Gears - Fight Wears And Fashion Wears

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is one of the many sports that involve physical fight or combat but this sport involves a full contact combat that allows a wide array of fighting techniques; that is, a mixture of martial arts and non-martial arts skills. The use of both striking as well as grappling is permitted by the rules of the sport, irrespective of whether the competitors are standing or on the ground. It is known that modern mixed martial arts was first seen in Europe, Japan and other parts of the Pacific during early 19th century. The name mixed martial arts was coined 1995 by Rick Blume. From then on, the sport's popularity has increased up to the present time, rivaling boxing and wrestling.

It typically requires male fighters to wear appropriate MMA gear which often consists of MMA gloves and MMA shorts, usually with groin protector. This type of wear is often referred to as fight wear, which is very much different from MMA fashion wear, which includes MMA shirts, hoodies, jerseys, longsleeves, as well as head, wears like caps and hats.

The MMA gloves are open- fingered gloves which are also usually referred to as "grappling gloves". This MMA gear is specially designed to provide some protection to the person wearing the glove so that the fighter gets to throw stronger punches and other forms of attack without hurting the hands much but it leaves the fingers exposed for game- specific maneuvers such as wrestling and grappling, as in clinch- fighting wherein the competitor makes use of a clinch hold to prevent the opponent from running or moving away, while also attempting to attack the opponent using the knees, elbows, and fists.

MMA shorts also come in various types. It includes board shorts, shorts which go halfway from the thigh, shorts which are slightly down the thigh and lastly gladiator shorts which is characterized by slits in the sides of the legs. Examples of brands of MMA shorts include Venum, Metal Mulisha, TapouT, Sprawl, Silver Star, Jaco, Fight Gear and Warrior Wear. Several brands have also developed their own MMA apparel clothing including No Fear, and Ecko Unlimited.

MMA gear also includes groin protectors. Although groin kick is very much prohibited, it's still best to ensure that the groin is protected at all times to avoid unwanted damage. There's also the so-called mouth guards which serves to protect your gums and teeth to prevent undesirable injury which could result to serious tissue damage. Other MMA gear accessories are MMA hand wraps that protect a competitor's fingers, knuckles and wrists. Knee and elbow pads can also be used to protect the knees and elbows, respectively. MMA head guards and shin guards can also be used when deemed necessary.

To summarize, these MMA gears are all used either to cover or protect different body parts during the competition. Other gears and equipment that can be used either in competition and training are rash guards, standup gloves, ankle guards, head bands, gym bags and grappling dummies.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mirabella Fashion

What's in on 2010?

As the new year enters, I know most fashion fanatics out there already bought the latest magazine issues to check out what's the newest fashion trend for 2010. The question is, can your magazines update daily? Does it give you full details of what you're looking for? If it doesn't, they why not check out Mirabella Fashion.

On Mirabella Fashion, you'll get the brightest idea on what's the fashion trend for this year. There are tips on how you'll look good in floral-printed clothing, including the accessories that goes along with the outfit to get the effect you're looking for. They also talk about Hip Hop Winter and Spring Clothing, giving you tips and advices on what's in and what's not. But it's not just for the winter and spring, they also have fashion style advices on what's the best outfit for the fall season. Skinny jeans and skinny ties for men and women, including tips on how to make it look dazzling depending on your body type.

While reading through the articles, I saw this one article that talks about fashion trends that would fit your budget and the economy. I always thought that going along the latest fashion style would cost me a lot, but I never had an idea that it can also be within my budget. I've read that I can go check out the store of a branded clothing line and see their clearance section to be able to get what I want in a cheaper prize. The article also said that, checking out the latest fashion trend tips would give you an idea on what's in, for example, the color of the clothing, then you don't have to buy the exact same item, just base it on the details that you got and you're good to go.

But what article I liked the most on Mirabella Fashion is the article Timeless Fashion Tips. Reading this article, I got the idea that some clothing are always in the trend and can be worn whatever season it is. It just depends on how you work out on it. Black dress, jeans, white t-shirt, and the colors black, blue, beige, khaki and green. These don't go out of fashion, you just have to know how to wear it and what goes along with it.

Mirabella Fashion is one site that comes in handy, especially to those who are into the latest fashion styles and trends. With the tips and advices they're giving out, you really won't go wrong. The details are all in there, plus it's very updated. Magazines go out in editions, but this website don't. Here you can always check for updates on fashion styles, accessories, get tips and advices and learn more on how to be in the trend. It also let us know that fashion is not for the typical model-type people, that it can be for anyone as long as you know how to carry yourselves while wearing the outfit of your choice, may it be your own style or everyone else'.
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