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Choosing Plus Size Formal Wears

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Choosing formal wear with plus sizes can sometimes be frustrating. Women with full figures could sometimes look around different stores and still end up with nothing for the day. She will have to spend another day to look for more choices in other stores. But what should really be the right clothes for formal wear?

There are two things to consider in choosing formal wear with women plus sizes. First, formal wears are obviously worn in special occasions. This means that there should be elegance that goes with it. In choosing the formal wear, the design should be one that does not make you look like you are left out. Most women with full figure has the tendency to hide their figures in full sleeves. If one feels comfortable about it, wearing sleeveless, sabrina-styled neck line, or halters is actually appropriate designs for formal wear. It should be matched with the shimmering and attractive fabric in elegant design.

Second, if you are going to aim at being stylish and attractive in women plus sizes formal wear, you should look for designs that are not loose. Loose designs makes you look bigger. Instead, choose formal wears that fits your figure perfectly. These gives you slimmer figure. At the same time, it must be in colors or prints that make you look leaner as well.

So generally, choosing plus size formal wear means wearing the right design appropriate for occasion and one that fits well in your full figure. You can easily choose formal wears with these criteria in exclusive plus sizes stores. Their formal wears are intended for women with full figures.

United Kingdom’s Changing Fashion

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The UK’s fashion industry is worth around 44.5 billion. But because of Chinese imports, an estimated 5% of our household expenses are used to buy us fashionable clothes and shoes. There are a lot of UK brands that are famous not only in their area but in the entire world as well. To name a few, there is Marks and Spencer (market leader in high fashion), Primark and TK Maxx. The younger generation however loves to buy exclusively from Prada (Italy), Hugo Boss (Germany), Chloe (France), Burberry (UK) and Donna Karan (US).

Because there has been an increase of cheap imports, it nearly eliminated the industry of UK manufacturing. UK manufacturing focuses on special luxury products and specialist fashion clothing. The top three retailers of fashion in the UK are Next, Marks and Spencer and Arcadia (Topshop, BHS, Dorothy Perkins, etc). who still choose to make and retail their own personal brands and lines of clothing. However there are exceptions to this rule which favor hiring specialist retailers for their brands, namely, Nike, Reebok and Adidas.

To summarize, we know that the UK fashion market will always be manipulated by retailers instead of manufacturers with a combination of discounters and retailers that offer full price. The latter will target the younger generation’s need for quality materials, couture-house designs and individual styles which are marketed as “fast fashion” with limited offerings before they release new items. We all know that fashion trends in the UK will flourish in the many years to come.