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Fashion Trends: Statement Earrings

Statement earrings are hot

Statement earrings are hot

Statement earrings are fashionable this summer – you can have a look at the latest designer creations published in Elle magazine here:
http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/news/g26777/spring-2015-accessory-trends/?slide=1

Statement earrings, as their name suggests, make a statement that’s why we offer some tips on how to combine them with the rest of your clothing for a perfect vision.

I. Bare shoulders.

Statement earrings go great with the current trend of off the shoulder tops. In fact they go great with bare skin – so wear them with bathing suits, thin straps, off the shoulder gowns and all other clothes that reveal your perfect top line.

Off the shoulder top and statement earrings

Off the shoulder top and statement earrings



II. Single color clothes.

If you wear them in colder days make sure your top layer of clothing does not expose too much details, ornaments or colours. If it does, it has to match perfectly the color and style of the statement earrings.

White dress and statement earrings

White dress and statement earrings

III. Hairstyle

Statement earrings go great with any hair style, here the rule is simple: the less of the hair is visible,the more the earrings grab the attention. So, if you wear loose, long waves, your earrings will be less visible. If you tie your hair or have short hair the attention falls on the earrings.

Short hair emphasizes the statement earrings

Short hair emphasizes the statement earrings

As always, we finish with a selection of the statement earrings we have at UByDesign:

Long Metal Strings Earrings

Black Stones Earrings

Silver Plated Earrings

The UByDesign team hopes we’ve been useful. Thank you for reading!

Dressing According to Your Body Shape

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Most of us plan an outfit on what we like rather than on what we should. And so we should 🙂 Dressing must be pleasurable, after all. Still, being  aware of your body shape and knowing just a few simple guidelines will help you look better (if there’s room for improvement 😉

The general guideline is to create a proportional silhouette by hiding what should be hidden (excess curves, wider parts e.g. bride shoulders, thick legs)  and trying to create volume where it lacks.

Let’s start – head to toes 🙂

1. Shoulders.

Too wide shoulders – hide them with simple, elegant tops, a single color is best. If they are too muscular avoid French-line (boat) dĂ©colletĂ©s or deep  cut tops, which will only bring the attention to where it’s not welcome. Shirts are a good choice, vertical stripes as well.

Too narrow shoulders – compliment them with scarves, thrills, business jackets – every piece that creates volume where it lacks. Avoid exposing them  in open line tops that will only earn you sympathetic gazes. Horizontal stripes create the illusion of width so you can make use of them. T-shirts  with collar and shape are a good choice as well.

2. Chest

Too large breasts – wear a good bra, no pads and make clever use of loose, yet well-cut, elegant clothing. Free falling tops, straight shirts, flower  or colour patterns, romantic, free-falling dresses.

Small breasts – use a padded or push-up bra and choose tops, which does not stick to your body. Generally avoid clothes with prints or decorations at  the front, which gather the attention. Simple, even nude colors or uniform patterns are preferable. Thrills create volume.

3. Waist

If you have a wide waist, use thin belts to make it look smaller. If your waist is small, on the other hand – emphasize it with large tight belts,  high-waist trousers and skirts, tight dresses.

If you carry more weight around the waist than you should, hide it with jackets, cardigans, straight-cut dresses, pencil skirts, especially long  ones. Emphasize your other assets like beautiful shoulders or thin legs.

4. Legs

Needles to say, if you are a lucky owner of thin and long legs you should show them to the world in shorts, skirts, mini dresses etc. For the rest of us, here are some tricks:

Sporty, muscular legs – straight or even skinny jeans that stress the line but not the bare details are great. Don’t opt for short skirts/ dresses,  and if you do use dark hosiery and heels, especially thin ones. Maxi skirts and dresses on the other hand are great.

Too well developed calves, yet thin and elegant hips – hide the lower part in tall boots – now you can do that all season long with summer boots as  well. Maxi skirts of mesh or other concealing material are a good choice. Pencil skirts and straight-leg jeans should have a place in your wardrobe!

Thick legs – your preferred clothing are pencil skirts, long dresses, broad trousers. Wear heels, if possible.

Below we offer you a selection of our items, which may well be used in creating your perfect image:

White & Light Blue Scarf

White Leather Belt

Black Business Jacket

Of course, you are welcome to join UBYDesign and add your own fashion items for sale, swap or give away.

Fashion Trends: Suede

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Suede is still at the runaway and we are pleased by the fact! It is a great fabric and is a pleasure to wear – both on feet as well on the rest of the body. Keep in mind, though, that suede requires special care. Don’t frown, with UByDesign tips and a bit of practice, you will learn quickly how to make most of your suede garments.

1. Before you wear it: For shoes, spray with a protective spray (can be purchased in shoe stores). For both garments and shoes – mind the weather before opting for suede. If it’s damp, rainy or wet you’d better leave it at home. Suede does not like water.

2. Spilled liquids: if you spill a liquid be fast to dampen it with a clean towel, handkerchief or whatever you have in hand. Don’t let it soak, if possible.

3. For dirt – remove the dirt carefully, when the fabric is totally dry. Use a special suede brush or a soft tooth brush. Brush in the direction of the fabric.

4. Stains: clean the stains carefully first with rubber. If it doesn’t help try white, clear vinegar – use a little. If that’s not enough opt for a suede cleaner. When this fails your only option left (other than sighing deeply) is professional cleaning service.

5. Store: Garments crumple and are [almost] impossible to iron, so you’d better store them flat. Pay attention that suede is a type of leather so think twice before hanging them – they might stretch and deform. For shoes – use hard paper, paper rolls or any other white material to store while maintaining heir shape. Don’t use printed/colour paper like newspapers – they will leave stains and then… you know 🙂

Take care of your suede, wear it with pleasure and a smile!

Currently at UByDesign you can buy:

Brown Suede Jacket

Mexx Suede Skirt

Beige Suede Boots

You are welcome to join in and upload your own redundant suede items for sale or swap here.

It doesn’t cost anything.