Earrings Make A Fashion Statement!Written by Sher Matsen
Earrings are an important part of every womanís wardrobe, whether we are headed for a day at beach, to office, or to a wedding. Your earrings give a subtle hint about your personality. You can change entire look and feel of your wardrobe by adding right earrings. You can bring out your softer feminine side, sexy goddess, or present simple charm, sophistication, or elegance. For both men and women, today earrings are a definite fashion statement. Earrings have been a part of human culture since 3000 BC. In past times, earrings actually established your position in society, because only royalty and very wealthy were able to afford expensive jewelry. Fine jewelry was worn by only wealthy. The rest of population also wore earrings to decorate their body, but they were replicas of high society jewelry. There are many styles of earrings. There are quite literally thousands of choices. There is an earring style for every personality. Fine jewelry remains popular with precious stones such as sapphire and emeralds. Semi precious stones are also very popular. But even more popular are costume jewelry earrings. These are affordable, look great, and are great for staying trendy and in style. From dangles, to chandeliers, to droplets, to hoops, to studs. The choices and styles are never ending. If you donít have pierced ears, no worries! These days there is a terrific selection or clip on earrings available. You can be dazzling, subtle, glamorous, sexy. You can be highly refined, professional, high classed, or fun and funky, and trendy!
The Modern Bridesmaid Has Style!Written by Sher Matsen
Itís a whole new day, and there is a whole new look for bridesmaids. Itís a welcome change from past years. At itís not just bridesmaids look that has gotten a facelift, brides are sporting a whole new look too.
Traditional wedding gowns and traditional white will always be a choice. Thatís a tradition thatís just not going to disappear. And thatís okay. But choices now available for modern bride are welcome change, allowing those creative juices to flow, and oneís own personality to stand out.
The history of bridesmaids attire is quite interesting. In past centuries brides wore elaborate colorful gowns, and bridesmaids wore similar gowns. This was to disguise bride and protect her from being kidnapped by evil spirits. By Victorian era things had changed producing brides that wanted to stand out in crowd. Thus formal elaborate white wedding gown entered wedding fashion scene. However bridesmaids attire didnít change, remaining bold and frilly.
Well this century bridesmaids have a lot more to say about what they wear. Not only have traditional dresses taken on a more sophisticated and elegant look. Many brides now let their bridesmaids choose their own dress based on chosen color scheme. All bridesmaids werenít created equal. By allowing them to choose a dress that flatters them, you have happier bridesmaids and better photo ops.
Gowns and dresses worn by modern bridesmaid are often functional enough for other formal events and gatherings. A much smarter alternative to expensive gown thatís worn once then buried deep in closet never to be seen again. We all remember wearing one of those ďawfulĒ dresses at some point.
There are also no longer fast and set rules on how many bridesmaids you must have. The size of your wedding often relates to how many attendants, and these days choice is entirely up to you. Tradition has gone out window, a pleasing thought for many future brides. You can even have more than one maid of honor if you wish. The rules you must play by are your own rules.
The same new rules apply to your flower girl[s] and ring bearer[s] choose more than one, have only one, have one of each. The best age range for this very important little peopleís job is between 5 and 7. Younger children have a harder time staying focused. Now if you donítí mind if they mess up a little bit, then by all means you can choose a younger child. After all they can be a great source of amusement! Older children will also be thrilled to be chosen to man guestbook or help guests. It makes them feel extra special.