THEY STOKED HER BY SURPRISING HER WITH AN ELEGANT CHOKER!

What’s a simple, yet sure way to excite a gal and make her day? One sure way is to present her with a classy, elegant, beautiful choker. Gorgeous neck jewelry to be adored!

A choker is a close-fitting necklace worn around the neck. Chokers can be made of various materials, including velvet, plastic, beads, leather, metal (such as silver, gold or platinum), etc. Chokers can either be a simple ribbon or strip of velvet, or lavishly adorned with sequins, studs or a pendant/charm.

Stoke her with a chic choker!

Choker Fun Fact: Chokers were worn as early as the First Century A.D. They are mentioned in the Talmud, book Shabbat, chapter 6 as a common women’s accessory. Historically, chokers are associated with high fashion.

Chokers are a popular piece of jewelry that doll up and decorate any face and outfit. The word ‘jewelry’ is derived from the word ‘jewel’, which was anglicized from the Old French “joule” and to the Latin word “jocale”, meaning plaything. Various forms of jewelry vary between cultures but have persisted since ancient times, most notably in European and Asian cultures.

Whether a dainty ribbon strip or an ornament that is thick, feminine chokers do the trick!

Choker Fun Fact: In the late 19th century, ballerinas and the upper class wore certain types of chokers. Chokers were extremely popular into the 1920s and again in the 1940s. Chokers made of luxurious diamonds, pearls, lace and velvet were seen as objects of the elite, made to custom fit one’s neck perfectly.

Choker Fashion Tip: Chokers look their very best when they fit tight and snuggle the neck. A choker that sags looks dowdy and drags!

Popular Types of Necklaces:

  1. Choker: Sits high on the neck.
  2. Lariat Necklace: A very, very long variation on rope, with a clasp, often worn draped around the neck or crossed over and/or looped.
  3. Matinee Necklace: A single strand that rests at the top of the cleavage.
  4. Opera Necklace: Long and sits at the breastbone.
  5. Princess Necklace: Longer than a choker, but shorter than a matinee.
  6. Rope Necklace: Any necklace longer than opera length.

Out of all the types of necklaces to help one look their best, the choker stands out heads and tails above the rest!

So pretty, so elegant, so fair. What gorgeous choker should I wear?

Choker Fun Fact: In recent years chokers have been popular with a number of celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Paris Hilton, Rihanna and Kendall Jenner. In the realm of modern fashion, chokers rock!

They stoked her by surprising her with an elegant choker!

Necklaces have been an integral part of jewelry since the time of ancient civilizations and pre-date the invention of writing. Necklaces are believed to be as old as 40,000 years, during the Stone Age. The oldest necklaces were made of purely natural materials – before weaving and the invention of string, durable vines or pieces of animal sinew left over from hunts were tied together and adorned with shells, bones or teeth, bird feathers, corals, carved wood, colorful seeds, stones and/or gems. Eventually cloth working and metal working greatly expanded the range of jewelry available to humans.

After the Bronze Age began and humans discovered how to melt metal and cast it into shapes, bronze, silver, gold, electrum, platinum and a variety of other metals were used to make eye catching necklaces for both men and women, with the introduction of metal chains. Gem cutting and glass blowing allowed highly polished gemstones and/or beautiful art glass to be added to pieces.

We love our necklaces, one and all, where the choker stands out above them all!

Beautiful gemstones that make for lovely neck chokers include: amber, amethyst, diamonds, emerald, jade, jasper, pearls and rubies. Other gorgeous materials include beads, glass, shells and wood.

“I can’t wait for the party. My gown has a V-neck and I’m wearing my hair in a wispy bun.”

“Wear a thick, fitted, diamond choker around your neck and you’ll simply stun everyone!”

“Splendid. With dangling diamond earrings and a diamond bracelet to match.”

“You’ll scream elegance and money! You’ll be quite the catch!”

“I’ll carry a black velvet clutch with diamonds to accent the choker around my neck!”

“You’ll look polished and perfectly put together. Never be a fashion wreck!”

Ah, what the heck! Always the belle of the ball with a lavish choker around your neck!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846

                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PERFUME AND COLOGNE: FIND A SIGNATURE SENSATIONAL SCENT ALL YOUR OWN!

Intoxicating, pleasant smells are a luxury of life. The sense of smell brings many wonderful aromas such as delicious foods, fresh clean air, fresh flowers and of course, yummy perfumes and colognes. Sensational smells bring on sensational feelings!

Perfume is a mixture of fragrant oils and aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents, used to give the human body a pleasing scent. The perfume/cologne business is a billion dollar industry, and features some of the most creative, provocative and eye catching advertising campaigns in the fashion industry! Let’s think designer perfumes…designer style! Made to make all women smile!

Designer perfumes flood the market, from musky vanilla scents to fruity, sweet smells. As all fashion divas know, sensual scented perfumes and colognes sell, and quite well!

Perfume Fun Fact: The word ‘perfume’ derives from the Latin ‘perfumare’, meaning ‘to smoke through.’ Perfumery, the art of making perfumes, began in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, and was further refined by the Romans and Persians. The world’s first recorded chemist is considered a woman named Tapputi, a perfume maker mentioned in a cuneiform tablet from the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamia. She distilled flowers, oils, and calamaus with other aromatics, then filtered and put them back in the still many times!

Ah, let it be known. Humans adore the precious, prime, premium aromas of perfumes and colognes!

Perfume types reflect the concentration of aromatic compounds, which in fine fragrance is typically ethanol or a mix of water and ethanol. The longevity and intensity of a perfume is based on the concentration of the aromatic compounds, perfumes and oils used. As the percentage of aromatic compounds increases, so does the intensity and longevity of the scent.

Perfume/Cologne Dilution Classes:

  1. Parfume or Extrait
  2. Esprit de Parfum
  3. Eau de Parfum
  4. Eau de Toilette
  5. Eau de Cologne

Popular Perfume Scent Classifications Include:

  1. Single Floral
  2. Floral Bouquet
  3. Amber
  4. Woody
  5. Oriental
  6. Leather
  7. Chypre
  8. Bright Floral
  9. Green
  10. Citrus
  11. Fruity
  12. Gourmand

Perfume Fun Fact: The Fragrance Wheel is a relatively new perfume classification method that is widely used in retail and in the fragrance industry. The method was created in 1983 by Michael Edwards, a consultant in the perfume industry, who designed his own scheme of fragrance classification. The new scheme was created in order to simplify fragrance classifications and naming schemes, as well as to show the relationship between each of the individual scent classes.

Plant and animal sources have long been used in perfumery as a source of essential oils and aroma compounds. Popular plant sources include bark, flowers, fruits, resins, roots, seeds and woods. Popular animal sources include ambergris, castoreum, civet, hyraceum, honeycomb and musk. Who knew plants and animals could leave you with a smell far above swell?

Perfume Fun Fact: Perfume compositions are an important part of many industries, ranging from the luxury goods sectors to manufacturers of various household chemicals. The purpose of using perfume and fragrance compositions in these industries is to affect customers through their sense of smell and entice them into purchasing the perfume or perfumed product!

Only the nose knows what scents and smells it craves! Adorning your skin in sensual perfumes is all the fashion rage!

Reveal your signature scent and stand out from all the rest…wear perfume at your best!

The conventional application of pure perfume (parfum extract) in Western cultures is at pulse points, such as behind the ears, the nape of the neck, the insides of the wrists and behind the knees and elbows, so that the pulse points will warm the perfume and continually release the scent. According to the perfumer Sophia Grojsman, applying perfume behind the knees is the ideal point that will allow the fragrance to rise.

Let’s get a scent rise that will rise us high by applying perfume behind the knees and on the thighs!

Many modern perfumes contain synthesized odorants, which provide fragrances that aren’t found in nature. One of the most commonly used classes of synthetic aromatics is the white musk. These materials are found in all forms of commercial perfumes as a neutral background.

Your vanity table leaves plenty of room to display your favorite signature scents and perfumes!

“Excuse me sir, but I noticed that you’ve been following me.”

“There’s a knock out scent lingering behind you that has truly captured me.”

“I know the aroma is intoxicating, but don’t walk in my personal space.”

“I merely want to compliment you on your sensual scent and your exquisite perfume taste.”

“Today I’ve blended a perfume mix of cherries and musk to give me a signature smell.”

“You definitely succeeded. Your mixing of two lovely fragrances has worked quite well!”

Perfume and Cologne: Find a signature sensational scent and make it your own!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846

                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

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SUN DRESSES: THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT! ALWAYS A HIT!

Sun dresses are light, airy, beautiful, fun dresses! For a cool, comfortable garment that can still look dressy and elegant, the sun dress is a sure to win bet!

A dress is a frock or gown garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice that gives the effect of a one piece garment). A dress consists of a top piece that covers the torso and hangs down over the legs. A dress can be any one piece garment or skirt of any length.

During the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, sun dresses doll up and cool down all fashion divas.

Sun dresses look great at any length, from short to knee to calf to the ankles. Also, necklines of sun dresses vary any where from strapless, to halter, to spaghetti straps!

Sun Fun Fact: Most people view sunny summer days as days to go out and have fun. Perhaps a visit to the beach, a river vacation, or merely a barbeque in the backyard. But did you know the sun is the star at the center of the Solar System? The sun is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, with internal connective motion that generates a magnetic field via a dynamo process. The sun is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth. The sun’s diameter is about 109 times that of the Earth, and its mass is about 330,000 times that of Earth, accounting for roughly 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.

Pretty amazing, that sun! In my estimation, a sunny day is always a great one!

Sun dresses can be made to look completely casual, or accessorized to look almost formal. Great events to wear sun dresses are baby showers, birthday parties, lunch or dinner events, beachwear or just plain anywhere!

Dress Fun Fact: Beginning around 1915, hemlines for daytime dresses left the floor for good. For the next fifty years fashionable dresses became short (think the 1920s), then long (1930s), then shorter (the War Years with their restrictions of fabric), then long (the New Look).

Today, any dress length goes, from just below the buttocks to the hemline flowing over your toes!

Okay, this blue tasseled dress below isn’t categorized as a sun dress, but I had to show this dress as it is gorgeous/adorable all rolled into one! I would love to own this dress and just may try to find me one! Beautiful!

Now, back to dresses made to wear in the sizzling sun!

Sun Fun Fact: The English proper name ‘sun’ developed from Old English ‘sunne’ and may be related to ‘south’. The English weekday name ‘Sunday’ stems from Old English and is ultimately a result of Germanic interpretation of Latin ‘dies solis’, a translation of the Greek “hemera heliou’. The Latin name for sun (Sol) isn’t common in the general English language, however the adjectival form is the related word ‘solar’.

Display your solar power and fashion power when dressed in an airy, elegant sun dress, hour by hour!

Sun Fun Fact: For most people, the sun’s rays feels luxurious on the skin. Think sun worshipers who love to tan or lay out on the beach sand and soak up the sun. Solar deities and sun worship can be found throughout most of recorded history in various forms, including the Egyptian Ra, the Hindu Surya, the Japanese Amaterasu, the Germanic Sol, and the Aztec Tonatiuh, among others.

From at least the 4th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, the sun was worshipped as the god Ra, portrayed as a falcon-headed divinity surmounted by the solar disk, and surrounded by a serpent.

Enjoy the sand and the surf by stepping out in a sensual, sassy sun dress and rule the fashion turf!

Sun Dress Fashion Tip: Sun dresses are a garment that radiate joy and look fun and youthful on any woman! Beautiful, breezy, whimsical fashion! Whatever your style, whatever your passion!

Sun Dresses: The long and short of it! Always a hit!

If you wake up in the morning and Mr. Sun is shining bright, slip into a pretty, dainty, comfy sun dress for a look and feel that’s right! You will be a radiant sight!

“I’m attending the opening of a great deli bistro and need to find something to wear.”

“Since the weather is a pleasant 80 degrees, how about a sun dress and a flower in your hair?”

“That’s a perfect idea. I won’t be overdressed but I’ll look dainty and demure.”

“The best dressed person at the party. A real looker for sure.”

“You don’t think I’ll look too dressy for a sandwich shop place?”

“Why do you care? All true fashion divas dress to fit their own taste!”

Sun Dresses: A standard summer attire for all girls and women!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846

 

 

 

 

 

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LET’S GET SHOE REAL: STILETTOS AND HIGH HEELS GIVE A “LIFT” TO HOW YOU FEEL!

Ah, the beauty and allure of stilettos and high heels rates tops in women’s shoes, in my foot fashion opinion. The elevated heel presents a look that is elegant, classy and makes a difference in how you feel.

A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while the wearer does various activities. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration and fashion! The foot fetish fashion! Although the design of shoes varies through time and from culture to culture, appearance is often tied to function. However, as is always the way with fashion and style, fashion often dictates shoe design elements (flat sole, high heels, patent leather pumps, sandals, boots, etc.).

High heeled footwear raises the heel of the wearer’s foot significantly higher than the toes. When both the heel and the toes are raised in equal amounts (wedges, platforms), it isn’t technically a high heeled shoe, however, there are high heeled platform shoes.

High Heel/Stiletto Fun Fact: High heels tend to give the aesthetic illusion of longer, more slender legs and help accentuate the calf muscles when you walk. High heels come in a wide variety of styles, and are found in many different shapes, including stiletto, pump, block, tapered, blade and wedge.

For a striking, sensual, stunning, fun shoe, only a high heel or stiletto will do!

Stiletto Fun Fact: A stiletto heel is a long, thin, high heel found on boots and shoes. The stiletto heel is named after the stiletto dagger, the phrase being first recorded in the early 1930s. A stiletto heel may vary in length from 1 inch to 10 inches or more if a platform sole is used, however, to me the true definition of a stiletto heel is a heel anywhere between 5 to 10 inches.

Stilettos, like all similar high heeled shoes, give the optical illusion of a longer, slimmer leg, a smaller foot and overall greater height. They alter the wearer’s posture and gait, flexing the calf muscles and making the bust and buttocks more prominent.

Let’s get shoe real: Stilettos and high heels give a “lift” to how you feel!

High Heel Fun Fact: According to high-fashion shoe websites like Jimmy Choo and Gucci, a low heel is considered less than 2.5 inches, while heels between 2.5 inches and 3.5 inches are considered mid heels. All heels higher than 3.5 inches are categorized as high heels. Heels from 4 to 5 inches are considered relatively high heels, while heels that measure 6 inches or more are considered extremely high heels.

Go to extreme heights in high heels that look and feel just right!

Stilettos and high heels are pleasing and sweet – giving off an aura of jewelry for feet!

High heels aren’t a modern invention. Research shows that high heels can be traced back to Ancient Egypt. In the middle of the second millennium BC, Egyptians began to frequently use high heeled sandals.

During the 16th century, European royalty, such as Catherine de Medici and Mary I of England, started wearing high heeled shoes to make them look taller and larger than life.

Brush away the cares and stress of your daily life and allow your high heels and stilettos to walk you away from your strife!

Positive Aesthetic Effects of Wearing High Heels and Stilettos:

  1. The shoe changes the angle of the foot with respect to the lower leg, which accentuates the appearance of the calves.
  2. The shoe changes a woman’s posture, requiring a more upright carriage and altering the gait in what is considered a seductive fashion.
  3. The wearer appears taller.
  4. The legs appear longer.
  5. The foot appears smaller.
  6. The toes appear shorter.
  7. The arches of the feet are elevated and bring better definition.
  8. They look absolutely gorgeous and add style, pizzazz and oomph to any outfit!

Various Types of High Heels:

  1. Cone
  2. Kitten
  3. Platform
  4. Prism
  5. Pump
  6. Puppy
  7. Spike
  8. Stiletto
  9. Spool
  10. Viennese
  11. Wedge

Walk your way into a magical sea of fabulous shoes when only a stiletto or high heeled shoe will do!

What type of heel will interest you?

High Heel Fun Fact: In terms of design, high heels can be seen with plain construction or with embellishment. Depending on the design concept, embellishment materials include leather, wood, metal chains, plastic appliques, lace and others. The majority of embellishments are for aesthetic purposes, with some adding functional support.

“I dare say, how do you walk in a heel that is so high?”

“I walk with an air of grace, I feel I can touch the sky.”

“Your high heeled shoes are lovely, they stand out from all the rest.”

“Both in looks and in height. High heels are simply the best.”

“I would try to walk in them but feel I might fall or walk with a tilt.”

“You’d be amazed at how straight your gait will be, you’ll glide like on a stilt!”

High Heels and Stilettos: Longer legs, more height, smaller feet and shorter toes. Are high heeled shoes for you? Only the fashion diva inside of you knows!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846

 

 

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LOOKING BEAUTIFUL AND NATURAL DRESSED IN NEUTRAL BEIGE AND NUDE TONES!

It’s a given that colors can affect our moods. Colors appear to us in numerous forms. Man is able to perceive at least 2,000 different shades with the naked eye, and humans get 87% of our sensual impressions through a colored world.

One of the most striking colors for clothing is the neutral color of beige or nude. The other two colors categorized as neutral are white and brown. When dressing for an event, a day at the office or fun in the sun, beige/nude clothing is always in style and always works well.

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Beige Fun Fact: The color beige offers some of the warmth of the color brown and some of the crisp coolness of the color white. Though beige can be a relaxing color, there are many ways to wear beige so that the garments don’t come across as dull or boring. Add color, bling and zing with bright or neon colored accessories. Perhaps necklaces, bracelets and rings!

Colors in clothing are important in our lives as they can directly influence our well-being and mood. Each of us has a range of colors that we enjoy and become comfortable wearing. If you dress in beige/nude often, good for you. If not, why not give the neutral color a try? You can always spice up an outfit with colored accessories, shoes, handbags and jewelry.

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Color Fun Fact: It has been noted that colors can affect our health. A person’s perception of colors depends on several factors: shade; type of light (daylight or artificial – intense or dim); our general welfare; biological rhythms, etc.

Beige/Nude Fun Fact: The color beige is considered to denote dependability, flexibility and tends to run conservative. Beige is neutral, calming and relaxing. The attributes and meanings associated with the color beige can change based on other colors it accompanies.

Looking beautiful and natural dressed in neutral beige and nude tones!

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Beige/Nude clothing works in all weather temperatures and against all skin tones. If you want just a spice of beige/nude, add the elegant color through purses and shoes.

Ah, give me a dose of a beige handbag and nude glad rags to add chic glamour to myself and my closet.

Dressing in the demure yet sexy color of beige and nude tones adds warmth to our body and pizzazz to our bones!

Give me the bare bones…all girls stand out dressed in beige/nude tones!

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Words that Represent Various Shades, Tints and Values of the Color Beige:

  1. Biscuit
  2. Bone
  3. Buff
  4. Camel
  5. Cream
  6. Eggshell
  7. Ivory
  8. Off White
  9. Milk White
  10. Mushroom
  11. Nude
  12. Oatmeal
  13. Opaline
  14. Pearl
  15. Sand
  16. Tan

Lavish yourself in garments of beige and nude to set your mood! Walk with a beautiful beige attitude!

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Beige Fun Fact: A similar color to beige is ivory. Ivory is the traditional Fourteenth Wedding Anniversary gift and Pearl is the traditional Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary gift. Pearl and opal, which are shades of beige, are considered precious stones. The ivory tusks of elephants carry a high value and worth in many cultures and have long been used in the creation of fine and cosmetic jewelry.

For a look that is classy, sophisticated, high fashion and cool, wrap yourself in gorgeous garments of beige…the imperative fashion tip should be taught in school!

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From simple, to casual, to downright glamorous evening wear, step out in beige/nude clothing and toss away your cares!

“Your beige clothing blends with your skin tone. From a distance I thought you were nude.”

“Sorry if I disappointed you. My elegant outfit of beige gives me major fashion attitude.”

“Beige clothing works much like perfectly applied makeup…glamorous yet natural.”

“You are a vision of loveliness and our lighthearted chat has made me smile.”

“I decided to go all beige today, including my purse, lipstick, jewelry and shoes.”

“After seeing how splendid and sensual you look, beige clothing is the color I’ll choose.”

Beige/Nude Clothing: Who said beige is dull, boring and blah? This fashion diva gives beige/nude garments a shout out and cheer: rah rah rah!

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Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HALT THE PRESSES! BREAK INTO SUMMER IN STYLING HALTER TOPS AND HALTER DRESSES!

Halter tops and halter dresses (referred to as halternecks) are perfect garments to wear in the lazy, hazy, crazy and oh so hot days of summer!

A halterneck is a style of women’s clothing straps that run from the front of the garment around the back of the neck, and leaves most of the back uncovered. The name comes from livestock halters.

The halter style is used with swimsuits, which maximizes sun tan exposure on the back and minimizes tan lines. The halter style also looks cool, chic and gorgeous on tops and dresses, especially sun dresses.

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Halter Top Fun Fact: A halter top is a type of sleeveless shirt similar to a tank top, but with straps being tied behind the neck. In another style of halter top, there is only one narrow strap behind the neck and a narrow strap behind the middle of the back, so that it is mostly backless. This design resembles many bikini tops, although it covers the chest more and may cover some or all of the abdomen at the front.

Neckline Fun Fact: The neckline is the top edge of a garment that surrounds the neck, especially the front view. Neckline also refers to the overall line between all the layers of clothing and the neck and shoulders of a person, ignoring the unseen garment. For each item of clothing worn above the waist, the neckline is primarily a style line and may be a boundary for further shaping of the upper edge of a garment with a collar, cowl, darts or pleats.

Wear a halterneck for a look and feel that is fashion sweet! Sweep the fashion world off its feet!

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Halter Dress and Halter Top Fashion Tip: Most halter tops and halter dresses are made to wear braless, or come with a built in/sewn in bra. If you choose to wear a bra with a halterneck, the bra is generally strapless to avoid exposing the bra straps. However, as with all fashion, some people choose to wear bras with halternecks either in the same color or a different color as the garment to create a style effect.

With longer hair, the neck strap of a halterneck can be covered by the wearer’s hair, leaving the impression that nothing is holding up the dress or the top. With shorter hair, or for a look that is classy and sassy, wearing the hair in a bun or swept off the shoulders accentuates the stunning halter neckline!

Halt the presses! Break into summer in styling halter tops and halter dresses!

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From casual tops, to dresses, to sun dresses, to evening gowns, halterneck clothing is like wearing a diamond on the town!

Dress Fun Fact: A dress (also known as a frock or gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice, or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment. A dress can also be a one-piece garment containing a skirt of any length. Dresses can be formal or informal, dressy or casual. The hemlines of dresses vary depending on the whims of fashion and the modesty or personal taste of the wearer.

Halter dresses are fun and whimsical and help to wipe away the day’s daily stresses.

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Top Fun Fact: A top is an item of clothing that covers at least the chest, but which usually covers most of the upper human body between the neck and the waistline. The bottom or hem of tops can be as short as mid-torso (think darling crop tops), or as long as mid-length. Women’s tops are generally paired with skirts, pants or shorts. Tops may be worn loose or tight around the bust or waist, and may have sleeves or shoulder straps, spaghetti straps or noodle straps, or be strapless. The back may be covered or bare.

Halter tops make for a look that is elegant, chic, cool, youthful and are stylish and fun to wear!

Step into the hot days of summer in a sizzling, sensual, hot halterneck, if you dare!

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Before the Victorian period, the word ‘dress’ referred to a general overall mode of attire for either men or women, as reflected today in such phrases as “evening dress”, “morning dress”, “traveling dress”, “full dress”, and so on, rather than to a specific garment. By the early 20th century, the words ‘gown’ and ‘frock’ became synonymous with “dress”, with ‘gown’ more often used for formal, heavy or full-length garments. A ‘frock’ or ‘dress’ generally refers to a lightweight, shorter or informal gown.

In the last few decades in the United States, “gown” has lost its general meaning of a woman’s garment in favor of the word “dress”.

Whether you are draped in a gown or a dress, when donned in a halterneck you’ll look and feel your smashing best!

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Dress Fun Fact: Beginning around 1915, hemlines for daytime dresses left the floor. For the next fifty years, fashionable dresses became short (think the 1920s), then long (1930s), then shorter (the War Years put restrictions on fabric amounts), then long (the “New Look”).

Since the 1970s, no one dress type or dress length has dominated fashion, with short and ankle-length styles appearing side-by-side in fashion magazines and catalogs.

No matter the decade, no matter the years, halter tops and halter dresses deserve fashion shouts and cheers!

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In the magical days of summer, it is the season to throw caution to the wind and feel brave, courageous and glamorous in whatever garments and whatever skin you’re in!

“I see you chose to beat the heat dressed in a halter top, leaving your neckline bare.”

“Summer is a season to leave your stresses behind and get rid of every care.”

“The cut of the top looks fabulous and elongates your sleek, long neckline.”

“Omitting a necklace or a choker leaves a natural look that is truly spot on and sublime.”

“I love the bare back look of the halter. It adds to the playful, youthful look of the top.”

“Halter dresses and halter tops come in all styles: long or short, loose or tight, bare midriff or cropped!”

Halternecks: When dressed in halter tops and halter dresses you’ll feel the exquisite fashion heat! A true fashion diva’s treat!

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Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846

 

 

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WHY IS THE CATWALK FILLED WITH SPOTS? OH, IT’S CLASSIC POLKA DOTS!

Polka dot materials are pleasant, playful and pretty. They are also “spot” on in current fashion!  Polka dot is a pattern consisting of an array of large filled circles (discs). Polka dots differentiate from a general spot pattern as polka dots are perfectly even in shape and size, while spots can be irregular in spacing and size (although many people refer to spotted garments as polka dotted).

Many modern polka dot prints include more randomly spaced, sized and colored dots. Polka dots became common on clothing in the late 19th century in the United Kingdom.

Polka dots will remain a garment rated number one until kingdom come!

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Polka Dot Fun Fact: The polka dot pattern rarely appears in formal clothing contexts and is generally confined to a more playful attire such as bathing suits and lingerie. Polka dots also make a spotted splash on summery skirts, dresses, shorts and stockings, perfect to wear when running or walking!

The term ‘polka dot’ originated in popularity from the polka dance which was big at the time the polka dot pattern became fashionable. Traditionally polka dots are used in clothing of flamenco dancers and performers due to their stylish flair and festive fun vibration!

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Polka Dot Fabulous Fun Facts Featuring Performers:

  1. Frederic Bazille’s 1867 painting Family Reunion depicts two women in blue polka dot dresses.
  2. In 1962, DC Comics introduced Polka-Dot Man, with irregularly-sized and different colored dots.
  3. Bob Dylan wore a large print green polka dot shirt in the photo on the cover of his single Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues.
  4. Musician Randy Rhoads used a Flying V guitar with polka dots.
  5. Professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes was given a black outfit covered in yellow polka dots during his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

So may ways, so many reasons, to wear those signature spots known as polka dots. Oh, we love them lots!

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In addition to clothing, there are many other polka dot items to choose from, some of which include polka hats and polka jackets. Since its inception, the polka dot fabric pattern has remained popular, and the name polka dot has stayed intact over the years.

Spread fashion cheer when dressed in the polka dot pattern year after year!

For a look that is elegant, ritzy and right, doll up in polka dot patterns colored black and white!

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Polka Dot Fun Fact: Some people associate polka dots with Venezuelan fashion designer Carolina Herrera, who used polka dots on most of  her dresses during the late 1980s and early 1990s, as well as on her boxes of perfume Carolina Herrera, Herrera for Men, Aquaflore and Flore.

Polka Dot Crazy Fun Fact: The world’s first crack pipe vending machines are polka dotted, for a fashion trip sure to make you see spots!

Why is the catwalk filled with spots? Oh, it’s classic polka dots!

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Polka Dot Fabulous Fun Facts Featured in Popular Music:

  1. “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” is a novelty song telling the story of a very shy girl in a very revealing bathing suit who stays immersed in the ocean water to hide her from view. The song was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss and was first released in June 1960 by Brian Hyland.
  2. “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” was a popular song with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke, published in 1940. The song was Frank Sinatra’s first hit recorded with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. The song has become one of the top 100 most frequently recorded jazz standards with arrangements by Gil Evans and others and notable recordings by Lester Young, Sarah Vaughn and many musicians.

Whether its jazz, rock, punk, blues, instrumental, funk, metal or classical, dress in polka dotted fabrics to look mystical, magical and lyrical.

Frilly, frolicking fun! Delightful dots and splashing spots!

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Polka Dot Fun Fact: In the Tour de France, the leader in the mountains competition wears a distinctive polka dot jersey (French: maillot a pois rouge). Although the King of the Mountains was first recognized in the 1933 Tour de France, the distinctive jersey wasn’t introduced until 1975.

Felling down in the dumps? Get yourself pumped by dressing in youthful, pleasing, popular polka dots for a mood that is happy where you’ll thrive and feel alive!

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Cover yourself in pizzazz filled polka dots for a fashion look that is splendidly “spot on!”

“Your polka dot ensemble is the most fun, alluring outfit I’ve seen all day.”

“The entertaining spots are pleasing to the eye and definitely have a lot to say.”

“The dots create a party atmosphere that lifts your mood and brings you joy.”

“You’ll turn heads in the delicious dots so don’t wear them if you are shy or coy.”

“I look at you and I want to dance the polka or twirl you around and have fun.”

“The festive dots are perfect to dress in whether you stay indoors or go out in the sun.”

Polka Dot Clothing: Your polka dot garments will bring a smile to the face of everyone who walks on by. Some might even give the polka dot pattern their own fashion try!

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Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.

Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846

 

 

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