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 fromrepparttar past years. At itís not justrepparttar 145213 bridesmaids look that has gotten a facelift,repparttar 145214 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. Butrepparttar 145215 choices now available forrepparttar 145216 modern bride are welcome change, allowing those creative juices to flow, and oneís own personality to stand out.

The history ofrepparttar 145217 bridesmaids attire is quite interesting. In past centuries brides wore elaborate colorful gowns, and bridesmaids wore similar gowns. This was to disguiserepparttar 145218 bride and protect her from being kidnapped by evil spirits. Byrepparttar 145219 Victorian era things had changed producing brides that wanted to stand out inrepparttar 145220 crowd. Thusrepparttar 145221 formal elaborate white wedding gown enteredrepparttar 145222 wedding fashion scene. Howeverrepparttar 145223 bridesmaids attire didnít change, remaining bold and frilly.

Well this century bridesmaids have a lot more to say about what they wear. Not only haverepparttar 145224 traditional dresses taken on a more sophisticated and elegant look. Many brides now let their bridesmaids choose their own dress based onrepparttar 145225 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 byrepparttar 145226 modern bridesmaid are often functional enough for other formal events and gatherings. A much smarter alternative torepparttar 145227 expensive gown thatís worn once then buried deep inrepparttar 145228 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 daysrepparttar 145229 choice is entirely up to you. Tradition has gone outrepparttar 145230 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 manrepparttar 145231 guestbook or help guests. It makes them feel extra special.

Look Slimmer With These Easy Tips

Written by Sher Matsen


Just about every womanís weight fluctuates at least a little bit. As we age our bodies can also change shape. These changes are a result of many things Ė child birth, stress, menopause, additional pounds, or loss of weight. The reality is, thatrepparttar world canít have a all size 5 women.

If we are a size 3, it seems we want to be a size 9 so we have a fuller looking figure. If we are a size 9 we want to be a size 5. Thereís just no making women happy. Addrepparttar 145212 media blitz onrepparttar 145213 perfect body, it seems we are always feeling inadequate.

Not to worry, itís quite easy to make yourself look a few pounds lighter, or to accent your finer points and hide your not so perfect body parts. There are also things you can do to make a small frame look a little larger.

Just because youíve gained a couple of extra pounds, you donít have to go looking for a moo moo to wear. Accentuating your finer points is easier than you think. When you accent your good points,repparttar 145214 not so good ones fade intorepparttar 145215 background.

Use illusion to make yourself look two or three sizes smaller. Choosing clothing to suit your shape, skin color, and lifestyle can cut your wardrobe spending in half. Think about allrepparttar 145216 things you can do with that extra money Ė buy more jewelry, or how about some new pairs of shoes. After all us women can never have enough of jewelry or shoes.

The average woman wears 25% of her wardrobe 85% ofrepparttar 145217 time. So what happens torepparttar 145218 rest of those wardrobe items. Well they hang inrepparttar 145219 closet gathering dust until they come back in fashion 10 or 15 years from now.

Because fashion changes so quickly, there is no point in stocking up on most wardrobe items. Yes, there arerepparttar 145220 basics that never go out of style such as classic black or white pants, dresses, and skirts. Traditional blazers and tops. Butrepparttar 145221 rest of those wardrobe items will most likely be out of style in less than a year.

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