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Why I think every woman should have a fashionable umbrella

Fashion trends come and go all of the time, but certain fashion tips are as relevant today as they were decades ago. Current trends have always come and gone, but certain attitudes and styles that have survived for decades are likely to still be in style in another 50 years’ time.

Hourglass Look and Style

The hourglass look has been a popular look since the era of Marilyn Monroe, half a century ago. Even women who do not naturally have this shape strive to achieve it with the clothes they buy. High waist skirts which nip in at the waist help to create the hourglass effect, as does using a decent belt. Some women even go to the extremes of paying for cosmetic surgery to achieve this look.

Little Black Dress

It is very unlikely that any list of fashion classics omits the little black dress. First brought into the mainstream by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the little black dress has been considered a wardrobe staple ever since. When any woman goes out to buy party dresses, the black dress is always viewed as a safe, elegant choice. A black dress never goes out of style and is always available in high street stores. If you spend a little extra money on a decent quality black dress, you will find that you are still wearing it in decades to come.

The Fashionable Umbrella As An Accessory

With many people understanding natural health, it’s no surprise that the usage of the fashionable umbrella has increased as well. Many women have started using designer umbrellas as an addition to their outfits. In fact, some umbrellas provide a fashionable look as well as protection from the sun. Finding the best sun umbrella isn’t easy, but it’s something you should spend some time researching to make sure it works best for your various outfits and styles.

Embrace Everything, Even Your Flaws

It may seem like a cliché, but no one is perfect. Even the most attractive models in the world have features that they would rather hide from the world. Any features which are slightly out of the ordinary should be embraced rather than hidden. There are many huge celebrities and models out there who have embraced any so called imperfections. Cindy Crawford is well known for showing off the mole above her lip. Madonna’s gap teeth are also instantly recognizable. All of these stars are easily distinguished by these features which make them individual.

Simplicity Is Key

Although it can be tempting to layer up and get out all of your accessories to make that perfect outfit, the truth is, a simple outfit can be far more effective. Some of the most famous outfits of all time were incredibly simple, like Audrey Hepburn’s simple black dress. By all means, do accessorize, but do not overdo it. Let your personality come through as well.

Ever heard the tip that horizontal lines make you look wider? Horizontal lines tend to be avoided like the plague by wider ladies. Turn the horizontal stripe around and you have a vertical stripe which has a similar affect. Vertical lines create a slimming effect which also creates the illusion of being taller. The lines do not necessarily have to be stripes, vertical seam lines do the trick perfectly. V-shaped tops, jackets, and necklines are the friend of petite ladies. V shaped garments create the illusion of height.