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Make A Fashion Statement Even When You’re At The Gym

Gone are the days when working out at the gym means sweaty loose shirts and heavy jogging pants. Fashion brands specializing in athletic wear, such as Lululemon, and sporting brands such as Adidas and Nike, have produced many sportswear choices that provide support and comfort, without sacrificing fashion. Here are some tips when choosing your fashionable gym wear.

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Sports bras and tank tops

When choosing a sports bra, choose one made from moisture wicking material. Depending on the impact intensity of your workout, you have to choose the appropriate sports bra. For low impact and medium impact workout or for A-B cup size ladies, regular compression sports bras can provide support. However, if you have C to D cups, you might want to invest in sports bras with underwire support or combination sports bras for adequate support. Choose tank tops that are made of moisture wicking material as well. Avoid cotton, rubber, or plastic materials as they prevent heat from escaping and moisture from evaporating. It should allow your skin to breathe without sacrificing fashion.

According to workout

Your sportswear should be appropriate for the kind of workout you are going to perform. If you are going running, jogging, or biking, you might want to wear pants that cling to the skin or those that are not wide-legged nor loose as it may hamper your workout. Loose clothing might be tangled with the wheels and cause you to stumble and fall. However, if you are engaging in some yoga or Pilates, stretchy fabrics are the best option as you will be making unconventional positions during the workout. Use compression clothing for added protection and support during the workout.

According to the weather

It’s important to have different workout clothes to suit different weathers. The summer months can be hot and humid so you must have a set of workout clothes that suit the weather. Choose breathable moisture wicking material for your workout clothes. Most workout wear are suited for the summer months so it won’t be difficult to find some.

On the other hand, the wintry months should not be an excuse to not working out. If you are doing some outdoor workout such as running, biking, or jogging, wear clothes that will keep you warm. Because of the cool weather, you have to layer your clothing. Moisture wicking clothes should be the first layer as your body will still be sweating and your temperature will be elevated despite the cool weather. However, use an insulating layer on top of the inner layer. This insulating layer can be in the form of windbreakers or some form of coat that insulate from rain and wind. Wear a neck warmer to protect your neck from the cold or wear a hoodie as the insulating layer. Wear gloves and earmuff to insulate them from the wind.

Safety

Running or biking outdoors can lead to untoward incidents on the road due to poor visibility. Wear reflective clothing that reflects light from vehicles that may be passing by your route. Wear knee and elbow pads, as well as a helmet when biking.

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Ensure You’re Feeling Comfortable In Your Christmas Dress This Season

It’s early December and people are cramming to buy their Christmas essentials—gifts, Christmas trees, and of course, Christmas party outfit. Be it a Christmas dinner with the family or Christmas office party or a Christmas party with friends, every woman would want to look fabulous. However, looking fabulous doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort and support. Here are some tips to being comfortable in your dress and still looking fabulous for Christmas party season:

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What to wear

Christmas parties are not like Halloween where you can wear an uber-sexy dress without people batting an eye. Instead, choose something that is casual and comfortable without being too casual. Slip on a dress and leave the jeans and pants at home for another day. If you really want to stand out, wear a pantsuit that flares towards the bottom, mimicking the way a dress would. For your dress, choose a comfortable length and one that suits your body type.

Choose for your body type

Determine your body type and use that to choose what dress to wear. For example, if you have an hourglass figure, choose a dress that accentuates your small waist and your curves. If you have a straight body type, you are lucky as it is the easiest one to dress. Most models and most dresses available in the market look good on your body type. To find your body type, look in the mirror and measure your shoulders, bust size, waist size, and hip size. Based on the measurements, you will be able to find the correct body type that suits you.

Choose good underwear

Some people underestimate the value of good-fitting underwear. First off, make sure you have the correct measurements for your brassiere. Most women find that they are way off the size they are currently using. If you find that store-bought bras do not fit you well, you can have custom fit bras made for you. For bottom underwear, choose seamless panties that will not show lines when you are wearing a fitted dress. Make sure you are wearing the correct size so no bulges will show when you wear it. You can also choose to wear G-string panties for a completely seamless look.

Shapewear

Women often feel uncomfortable wearing fitted dresses as they think some unsightly bulges will be obvious. However, shapewear or underwear that shapes the body and removes bulges answers this problem. Spanx started the trend and now, several lingerie and underwear brands had jumped on the bandwagon. Some shapewear target specific body parts such as abdomen, legs, back, or hips.

However, there are also shapewear that can be worn like a short dress underneath, providing full support to your body. Shapewear comes in black or nude color so choose the one appropriate for the color of your dress. When wearing black or a dark-colored dress, choose black. If you are wearing a light-colored dress, choose nude shapewear. However, if you have dressed for your body type, unsightly bulges should be greatly minimized, if not hidden. You might not need to wear shapewear anymore.

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Women Knitwear Trends at AW14/ 15

Knitwear is a huge trend every single year and here at CEFashion; we’ve compiled all the trend reports from New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and all the AW14 catwalk shows around the world to bring you this winter’s most wanted knitwear trends. From the ever growing trend of folksy fashion to the return to one of the world’s most iconic knitting styles, we bring you the must-have looks for your winter wardrobe.

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Chunky Knits

Chunky knits are really making a big impact this year. Think oversized cardigans, chunky cable knitted jumpers and huge polo necks which add drama to any winter outfit. Designers such as Prabal Gurung and Marc Jacobs have hit the runways with their chunky knit creations, displaying everything from knitted dresses to huge floor length scarves. Following on from the major designers at London Fashion Week, some high street leaders have also shared their chunky knitted designs on the runway, according to this report by LurchHoundLoves.com.

Cable Knits

Stemming from the chunky knits trend, the cable knitting style is by far the most talked about of the moment. It can be seen in high street stores everywhere and was first influenced by big LFW and PFW designers, such as Mark Fast who brought together loud colours like cobalt blue and pillar box red with huge textures. This knitting style is one of the most iconic styles of the 70s and 80s and now the catwalk brings us back to a time-honoured winter wardrobe look.

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Homemade Knits

Believe it or not, creating your own homemade knitting could be bang on trend for AW14/15. This fall trend was inspired by catwalk legends such as Diane Von Furtensberg and Rebecca Taylor at New York Fashion Week earlier this year. Think vibrant colours, folksy patterns, cute beading and vintage-inspired crochet. Grabbing a vintage knit and customising it or knitting your own kitsch design from scratch will give your winter wardrobe the complete edge. And if you’re an upcycling fan, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s now 100% chic to revive old, unwanted sweaters from your grandmother’s cupboard thanks to genius designers at NYFW.

Tonal Knitwear

Primary colours and vibrant colours are hot this season according to catwalk reports. But another colour trend that’s just as prevalent is the subtle use of soft, muted shades such as soft peachy pinks or simple nudes. Keep it tonal like Hugo Boss and Marc Jacobs at NYFW by bringing together a variety of cream and nudes to create a one-shade outfit that’s both subtle and elegant. To really give your all-nude look the ultimate edge, invest in high quality wools such as cashmere or 100% lambswool. Shop lambswool knits for men and women at Edinburgh Woollen Mill.

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Spotlight: Mainline Menswear’s Belstaff & Top Gear Contest!

Calling all gents who dabble in that cousin approach of streetwear, roadwear! Mainline Menswear is giving away a black or mahogany brown Belstaff Roadmaster Jacket in any size from small to 4XL in addition to tickets to the spring 2015 Top Gear event at Dunsford Aerodrome.

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Entering’s mad easy: Post your picture doing something road legend worthy on your preferred social network and tag MM in its description – @mainlinemen on Twitter and @mainlinemenswear on Instagram and Facebook, and add the hash tag #masteredmainline.

Alternatively, blog about about your most outlandish road experience and include stories, images and videos etc, but remember in order for your entry to count, you must link your post back to the Mainline Menswear Belstaff page. Be sure check out their Belstaff page anyway for more driving chic outwear to add to your holiday wishlist!

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Choosing the Perfect Jewellery for Her at Christmas

Choosing the Perfect Piece of Jewellery for Her at Christmas

Jewellery is a perfect gift for your girlfriend or significant other at any time of year, for a birthday, anniversary, or as a surprise present. But finding a jewellery gift under the Christmas tree can make a magical time of year even more special.

The world of jewellery can be daunting. Whether you have a large or small budget, there are so many types, styles, metals and gemstones to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Here’s a list of things to consider before making your jewellery purchase.

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Type of Jewellery

There is a huge variety of jewellery options, from necklaces and bracelets, to earrings, brooches and rings. There are also hundreds of subcategories within each of these categories. A necklace or pair of earrings are a great gift for almost any girl, whether she’s a friend, a sibling, or your mum. But if you’re looking for a personal present for your significant other, a diamond ring is a beautiful and meaningful gift. Whether you’re looking for a promise ring, eternity ring, or planning on popping the question on Christmas day, Chisholm Hunter offer a huge selection of rings.

You know the song, ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend?’ Well, it’s true. Jewellery contains a multitude of gemstones, from diamonds to rubies and emeralds. Consider the recipient’s favorite colors, skin tone and what clothes or jewellery they tend to wear. In addition, many gemstones have associated meanings and some people believe they have health or healing properties.

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Personality and Style

Think about the age and interest of the person you’re buying for. Does your partner love pink? Does she prefer being outdoors and lead an active lifestyle? Or does her life revolve around her love of rock music? A professional woman with a classic taste may prefer a simple bangle, small pendant necklace or traditional diamond earrings. If your girlfriend is self-employed, likes to travel or has a versatile wardrobe, she may prefer a bold or unique piece.

You should also consider metal options. The two most common metals used in jewellery are silver and yellow gold. Both can work great with light or dark skin tones, so it comes down to preference. Take note of the jewellery she normally wears to know which metal to choose. There’s also the option of white gold and platinum for more expensive pieces, such as engagement rings. They are a better option than silver as they won’t tarnish, but bear in mind that white gold will require rhodium plating as it yellows with wear.

Jewellery is the perfect gift for your significant other or female family member. Think about the recipient and make it personal for an amazing Christmas present.

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The Phenomenon of Pandora: A Perfect Christmas Gift

A Danish brand founded in 1982, Pandora has become an internationally successful jewellery brand. The fact that they have been established for more than three decades may be a surprise, as they have only been popular for the last decade. They now have over 10,000 stores worldwide and is now known as the authority on charm bracelets. Pandora has also become known and recognised for producing designer necklaces, rings and watches.

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Unique Charms

Part of Pandora’s popularity is the uniqueness of their products. You can build a one of a kind piece of jewellery by choosing a bracelet and collecting your favourite charms. Buying charms over time for special occasions and events means your bracelet will tell a story that is unique to you; each charm becomes a memory. There are charms to commemorate weddings, travel adventures or sporting achievements that will represent something different to every wearer.

Unlike the traditional charm bracelet where charms dangle below a chain, Pandora bracelets work by threading the bead so it sits around the bracelet. Pandora also offer dangling charms, but they all affix using the same threaded format. With the increasing popularity of Pandora, there are now hundreds of jewellery makers creating charm bracelets that work in the same format.

The Perfect Christmas Gift

A Pandora charm bracelet makes the perfect present, but with different bracelet options and hundreds of charms to choose from, it can be daunting and difficult to know where to start. There are gold, silver, enamel and gem stone charms in a variety of themes such as food, hearts and animals. There are also charms perfect for milestones, such as 18th or 21st birthdays, graduations, or the birth of a baby, as well as those that are collectable, limited edition releases or country exclusives.

For a great gift, start by choosing from a large range of bracelets including metal, rope style or braided leather. These start at varying prices but Pandora Multi String Bracelets are a popular and affordable choice. This style of bracelet makes the perfect festive gift when paired with Pandora’s line of Christmas charms.

If she is already a Pandora lover and collector, buying additional charms are an easy gift that will fit every budget and can be just as meaningful as an expensive diamond piece. Make sure you follow Pandora’s official Instagram for a exclusive look at upcoming collections and designs.

 

Whether you are searching for a meaningful gift for someone special or want to treat yourself, Pandora is the perfect choice. Choose one of their famous charm bracelets and create a piece of jewellery that is unique to you or the recipient and reflects yours or their personal story.

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Win a Silver Crystal Chevron Ring!!

This week we’re giving away a silver crystal chevron ring, care of Bikini Luxe. A great starter piece to get your stack-ring project underway!

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Bikini Luxe features luxury swimwear, including string bikini sets, one piece bathing suits, and related accessories. As explained on Bikini Luxe’s site, you can wear the highly polished, luxurious-looking silver ring by itself or stack multiple rings on it to make a unique statement.

To enter our contest, just use the widget below to follow @BikiniLuxeSwim on Twitter! Super straightforward!

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Good luck to everyone!

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