Tip & Tricks: How to dress for hourglass-shaped body

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This is continuation article on how to dress for your body type, in this article we are going to look at the hourglass-shaped body.

P/S:  If you’re not sure about your body-shape, you may take a quick shape-finder quiz at here to find out more :)

As a quick reminder you have an hourglass body shape when:

  • both your upper and lower body are equal in size but your midsection/waist is much narrow and clearly defined
  • Your shoulders are in proportion with hips
  • Fuller and curvy bust and bottom to contrast with the smaller waist
  • You have shapely Legs or bigger thighs

Tips #1 – Tops & Dresses: Highlight your shape & waist 

  • Look for tops & dresses that will accentuate your waist like wrap tops, belted tops, or tops with banding or nipping at the waist, it helps to pull the fabric in at the skinniest part of your waist, drawing the focus to your waist without adding any extra volume to your chest.
  • Look for fit and flare pieces from your casual tee shirts to your blouses and dresses to show off you curves, and opt for stretchy material too if you have a flat tummy
  • If you have a flat tummy, show off your perfect proportion and tiny waist with bustier top & short crop top
  • Avoid shapeless baggy tops & jumpers that hide your wonderful waist

001-110-0734_3_coverEuropean style navy blue wrap dress RM105 RM75

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Striking pink belted top RM69 RM39

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Korean style cut-out crop top RM95 RM65

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Fancy flora bustier top RM75 RM50

Tips #2 – Tops & Dresses: Balance your bust 

  • Wear low, slimming neckline like V-necks, V-neck halters, sweethearts, scoop or wide necks as narrow neckline will slim down your bust and keep it looking balanced. Low neckline helps to draw the eye closer to your narrow waist
  • Stay away from volume-enhancing details on your top like big ruffles, bows, embellishment, pleats, frills, etc since these tend to make your top portion more heavy and it will detract from your waist’s natural narrowness if it is placed on waist

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European style pleated midi dress RM93 RM63

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European style v-neck stripe dress RM79 RM55

Tips #3 – Jackets: Emphasize your hips

  • Stick with short or cropped jackets that stop just above your hips accentuate your curves in a flattering way
  • Fitted and tailored coats and jackets with waist definition that slim down into the waist will emphasize your figure. Fitted button-under-the-bust blazers look fabulous on you too
  • Look for belted coat, trench coats, or other fits that draw in toward the waist
  • Avoid baggy boyfriend jackets, boxy baseball jacket and shapeless drop-waist jackets that do not show your waist

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European style geo print shirt jacket RM99 RM69

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European style flora print short jacket RM99 RM69

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V-neck slim suit blazer RM125

Tips #4 – Bottoms: Keep Your Bottom Streamlined

  • Opt for classic skirt-cut like A-line skirt, pencil skirt, short straight skirt, full circle skirt, etc. They will cling to your figure around your tiny waist and keep things streamlined.
  • Stick with mid-rise or high-waist skirt & pants to elongate the leg,  low waisted ones only add bulk to your lower half.
  • Opt for pants that have a slight flare and flat front like wide-leg and boot-cut styles. The flare keeps the bottom portion of your leg balance with your wide hips.
  • Avoid skirt & pants with big voluminous pockets, ruffles, embellishments, or fancy pleated on the front or around the hips, remember to keep your bottom simplified

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Korean style light blue high-waist jeans RM155 RM105

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White stripe & mesh midi skirt RM85 RM55

Hope the above helps! XO <3

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Tip & Tricks: How to dress for pear-shaped body

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This is continuation article on how to dress for your body type, in this article we are going to look at the pear-shaped body.

P/S:  If you’re not sure about your body-shape, you may take a quick shape-finder quiz at here to find out more :)

As a quick reminder you have an pear body shape when:

  • Weight in the lower half of your body
  • You have a small to medium chest with wide and curvy hips
  • You have narrower shoulders than hips
  • You have a defined waist
  • You have thick thighs and big bottom

Tips #1 – Top & Dresses: Even out the proportion

  • Added some volume and create some extra visual weight on the top half of your body with layered top, ruffles tops, pleated top, etc
  • Top & dresses with wide sleeve, bell sleeve, cap sleeve, bat wing sleeve, puffy sleeve can create the illusion of wider/stronger shoulders & arms  balance out your curvy bottom
  • Top & dresses with shoulders details like frills or sequins on the shoulders will also give the appearance of broader shoulders

 

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Korean style stripe print dress RM125 RM89

001-120-0568_5_coverEuropean style polka print layered top RM69 RM45

Tips #2 – Top: Draw away attention to upper body 

  • Outfit your upper body in  bold colours, big prints and design to catch the eye at the top, making your shoulders and chest seem a bit broader
  • Sleeveless top will draw the eye to your upper body as well
  • V-neckline & embellishment top helps to draw away the attention from your lower body

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European style art print top RM79 RM55

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Korean style tribal print top RM105 RM75

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Korean style trrbal print top RM105 RM75

Tips #3 – Jacket: Add volume to your arms & choose the right length

  • keep an eye out for styles like bell and kimono sleeve jacket to naturally voluminous your heavy bottom
  • Try to wear jackets that have rolled or scrunched sleeves, these also add volume to your arms
  • Choose the jackets that fall below your hips to avoid accentuate of the pear shape effect

001-140-0316_4_coverPurplish flora print kimono jacket RM99 RM69

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European style colour flora print kimono jacket RM89 RM59

Tips #4 – Skirt & Pants : Mask the widest part of your body

  • Stick to dark colours pants & skirt as it’s give the slimming effect to the widest part of your hip
  • Choose wide legs trousers and boot-cut/straight cut trousers as they don’t over-emphasize your thighs and hips and follow the shape to the knee and balance it on the bottom part
  • A-line midi skirt or maxi skirt helps to draw away attention to the end point to avoid focus on the widest part of hip
  • Avoid anything that clings to the hips, such as pencil skirts or bodycon skirt.

001-150-0109Korean style wide leg trousers RM79

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Korean style black plait mesh midi skirt RM99 RM85

Hope the above helps <3 XOXO

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Tip & Tricks: How to dress for apple-shaped body

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Have you ever wonder “What is my body type?” or “What the best body shape is?” Well, when it comes to looking good, it’s not your size or shape that matters, it’s all about the clothes that fit your body shaped.

So, are you wearing the right clothes for your body shape ladies? I believe it’s so fun to try all the trendy and chic fashion items out there, but it’s also easy to end up wearing the totally wrong cloth for you.

Ta-daaaaa~~~ we’re here to help *wink* :) :) We will guide you ladies the basic style tips on how to dress for your body type, and today I’m starting with the apple-shaped body.

P/S:  If you’re not sure about your body-shape, you may take a quick shape-finder quiz at here to find out more :)

As a quick reminder you have an apple body shape when:

  • Weight around your chest and mid section (bust and tummy)
  • Undefined waistline or a little waist definition
  • Your hips may be narrow than your mid section
  • Broad or round shoulder line and flat bottoms
  • Thinner arms & legs

Tips #1 – Dresses : Draw away attention 

  • Dresses with embellishment collar or sleeve to draw away to attention from the middle; simple details neckline like peter-pan collar, lace, etc will do the tricks too
  • Dresses with detail hemline to draw away attention to the end of body
  • Avoid waistline details that focus on your mid section

001-110-0673_cDress with lace details sleeve & neckline to draw away attention from middle body.Wrap waist design helps to minimize the weight on waist.

Elegant white lacey dress RM89 RM59

001-110-0655_coverWhite lace chiffon maxi dress RM99 RM69

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Korean style daisy flora dress RM69

Tips #2 – Tops : Emphasize your bust & expanding your waist

  • Tops with plunging necklines or V-necklines to emphasize on your great bust
  • Tunic or tops with longer length to expand the waistline

001-120-0492_coverLoose tops with longer length do the trick on extend your waistline

Loose white top with sparkling stone RM119 RM79

 

001-120-0410Puppy printed top RM60

Tips #3 – Jackets : Choose the right shape & length

  • Structured jackets with V-shaped neckline
  • Jackets with button below the bust
  • Long jackets that ends around the hips or a bit lower

001-140-0296_coverBlack slim fit long blazer RM105 RM75

001-140-0285_coverRose pink blazer with lace sleeve RM119 RM79

001-140-0281_coverNavy long suit blazer RM89 RM59

Tips #4 – Pants & Shoes : Balance your bottom proportion & Show your legs

  • Wear pants with flat front and back pocket to balance your waist. Avoid pleats on the front that add weight to your midsection.
  • Wear short pants to show off your gorgeous legs
  • Avoid skinny jeans that minimize your legs
  • Wear strappy sandals, platform shoes or wedges to show off your legs and create a fuller bottom
  • Avoid kitten heels that make your legs look smaller and draw even more attention to your waist

001-150-0311Blue slim fit casual pants RM88

001-240-0339_coverWhite mesh platform heels RM89 RM55

001-240-0355_cover_Roman white strappy platform sandals RM69 RM45

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Trend alert : Strappy platform heels

There’s nothing like a good pair of on-trend heels that go with just about everything, it’s all about sexy, strappy heels this season <3

While summer sandals, thong and light-weight loafers are also great options for wearing in this hot weather season, these strappy shoes adds an extra level of sophistication to your summer outfits. Multi-straps, tassels, and heavy-bottomed platform are adding some edge element to this summer shoes trend that never seems to go out of style!

Here, a few options to get you in the mood.

001-240-0355_cover_Roman white strap heels RM69 RM45

 001-240-0352Black strappy platform heels RM69 RM45

001-240-0361b_cover_Gold Fringe strap heels RM69 RM45

001-240-0357_cover_Cross strap white sandals RM69 RM45

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Trend Alert: Off the shoulder tops

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This season’s hottest accessories? Your clavicle!

Although crop tops were a fashion must to show-off some skin for this summer, but however, if you do not have a gorgeous abs and flat belly (Like me, LOL!), there are still plenty of other chic ways to show a peek of skin this summer. One of the most flattering ways? With an off-the-shoulder tops.

Off the shoulder tops are the perfect summertime blouse – they are fantastically versatile, relaxed, ladylike, but very, very, very easy to style (as long as you have a strapless bra). You can basically pair a shoulder-baring top with anything, and believe me, there’re hundreds way of wearing it :) <3

Let;s check out a few favourite picks on how to style the hottest off shoulder tops with the hottest summer elements like cut-out denims, midi skirts, wide-leg-trousers, etc

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H&MPhoto by H&M

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Wide leg trousers

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001-120-0517_cover (1)Monotone stripe off-shoulder top RM99 RM65

001-120-0516_coverRetro polka dot off-shoulder top RM89 RM59

001-120-0514_coverKorean style Lace & stripe off shoulder top RM85 RM55

001-120-0513_coverCasual stripe off shoulder top RM85 RM55

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Hottest bikini trend for your summer vacation

Sand and surf time is finally upon us, time to make the right splash in these hottest swimsuits and bikinis!

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The weather are just too hot recently, it’s time to hit the beach and enjoy the summer splash. I’m pretty sure plenty of you ladies are planning a summer beach vacation, and of course, picking up the hottest bikini to wear to the beach! So… we’re here to help on!

We’ve picked up FIVE hottest swimwear trend from the runway! Not only are these the hottest trends this summer, but they are perfectly designed to flatter every body type.

1. Vintage inspired high waist bikini

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Beach1001-160-0056_cMontone stripe retro high-wait bikini RM85 RM55

001-160-0057_cPink ruffle & polka dot high waist bikini RM99 RM65

2. Ruffles

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beach2001-160-0049_cBeige white ruffle bikini RM129 RM85

001-160-0050_cKorean style houndstooth print ruffle bikini RM79 RM49

3. Digital Print

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beach 3001-160-0047_cKorean style flora print bikini RM89 RM55

001-160-0045_cNeon colour print tube bikini RM79 RM49

4. Cut-out one piece

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beach 4001-160-0040_cKorean style one piece cut-out swimsuit RM109 RM69

001-160-0039_cMonotone cross cut-out one piece swimsuit RM89 RM59

5. Mix & Match

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beach 5001-160-0052_cKorean style mix & match print bikini RM99 RM65

001-160-0054_cKorean style light pink tribal print bikini RM95 RM59

Runway photo credit to : http://www.fashionising.com/

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Trend alert: The Kimono Jackets

Fashion guru Alexa Chung in Flora print kimono jacket

Fashion guru Alexa Chung in Flora print kimono jacket

This week we’re highlighting one of the trendiest piece – The Kimono jacket!!! The oriental kimono style trend is so hot right now as we can see this latest merchandise are constantly hitting the stores like H&M, Topshop, Forever 21, Bershka, etc!

The Kimono style jackets are perfect to add just the right amount of sophistication to your outfit. It’s instantly brighten up all your outfits, from a basic tee and jeans, a formal LBD ( Little black dress), and even a beach cover-up, making them a great investment pieces.

Kimono jackets are easy to and mix & match, if you do not have any ideas on how to style them, let’s get some ideas and inspirations on from the fashion bloggers below!

1. Match with bustier top & summer shorts

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2. Match with casual pants

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Photo credit: http://misslluviaconsol.blogspot.com/

3. Match with basic tee and jeans

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4. Match with lace outfits & swimsuits

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Photo credit: http://lookbook.nu/themysteriousgirl

5. Match with rompers

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Photo credit: http://lookbook.nu/thepearlofmyeye

6. Match with bikini

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6. Match with LBD

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Photo credit: http://lookbook.nu/deadlyinlove

7. Match with maxi dress

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Photo credit: http://lookbook.nu/aniklacasse

Here’re some of the hot picks from Sayfashion :)

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Flora & roman coins print kimono jackets RM99 RM69

001-140-0295_coverFlora print kimono jacket RM85 RM55

001-140-0293_coverOriental print kimono jacket RM89 RM59

001-140-0291_coverBasic black kimono jacket RM129 RM89

001-140-0292Blue floras print summer kimono jacket RM89 RM59

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Trend alert: Peek A boo skirts

 

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Peek-a-boo skirts are makes for Lovely Summer Looks, It’s sexy without being overstated, simple but fun :)

Peek a boo‘ in fashion terminology means an outfit made of fabric that is see- through or transparent, and decorated with embroidered patterns or design. From sheer, to mesh to lace, from botanical prints, to pastel hues to embellishment element, it’s perfect time to play around with this hide and seek trend.

Let’s check out the trendy collection from various designers & fashion bloggers.

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As seen on Dolce & Gabbana

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As seen on Antonio Marras

Poppy Delevingne in  Burberry Prorsum Cotton Lace Bustier Dress

Poppy Delevingne in Burberry Prorsum Cotton Lace Bustier Dress

helsea Leyland in Burberry Prorsum English Geometric Lace Skirt

Chelsea Leyland in Burberry Prorsum English Geometric Lace Skirt

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White stripe and mesh midi skirt RM85 RM55

001-130-0278_Black midi skirts with mesh sash RM109 RM95

001-130-0281_5_Korean style white plait and mesh skirts RM99 Rm85

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Embroidered mesh lace midi skirt RM89 RM59

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Trend alert: Alphabet print

Let your clothing do the talking.

The alphabet printing is once again wantonly came out in this Spring / Summer 2014 collection.Top brand such as Kenzo, Alexander Wang, Undercover, J.Crew, DKNY are available for this.

No matter it is a single word, slogan, brand name or other alphabet design ,you will absolutely look vibrant and young when wearing it.

Therefore, what are you waiting for ?

DKNYAs seen on DKNY

UCAs seen on Undercover

JCAs seen on J.Crew

KZAs seen on Kenzo & Alexander Wang

Let ‘s check out the alphabet printing collection from Say fashion too :)

001-110-0601_coverKorean style sporty white top & skirt set RM95 RM79

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LONDON alphabetical round neck t-shirt RM49

001-120-0433Alphabet & print top RM49

001-180-0104bPlus size printed dress RM169 RM149

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Trend alert : Mesh pointed shoes / platform heels

 

One of the big trend this spring/summer is mesh. But, did you really think that meant just mesh clothing?

As seen on Reed Karkoff & Balmain, mesh pointed heels or mesh platform heels are a hit this season as many designers also have included mesh element in their shoes collection too. Let’s see how the designers works with the mesh below :)

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So sexy and chic isn’t it :) :) :) *Drooling*

Meanwhile, I believe mesh sandals /heels are an ideal option if you are looking for the perfect shoe for a hot day like this :) just imagine how comfy it is when a little breeze rushing through your shoes in the hot summer afternoon, just like having air conditioning for your feet LOL!! *Claps claps*

Let’s wait no more! It’s time to show some skin & shop the trend :)

001-210-0335Black mesh pointed flats RM49 RM35

001-240-0302Cream colour mesh platform heels RM129 Rm109

001-240-0314Korean style white mesh platform heels RM79 Rm49

001-240-0313Skull design mesh platform heels RM129 RM109

001-240-0308cKorean style sexy mesh platform heels RM169 Rm145

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