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Maternity Clothes

A problem that would occur is how much money you are willing to spend on maternity clothes. This is because it is only worn for a short period of time. Not every body is like Angelina Jolie or Katie Holmes that can sport designer clothes during pregnancy and then just stuff it back in the closet like it wasn’t that expensive.

On the brighter side of things, these celebrities show us that there are really maternity clothes that are fashionable, where you could still be yourself. Well, this is opposed to unflattering maternity pants and tent-like dresses.

Here are some solutions where you can dress like celebrity pregnant moms but still be within the budget.

1. Get your money’s worth. Select clothes that you can wear while you’re pregnant all the way to your nursing stage. Another suggestion would be buy clothes that could go well with your existing clothes that still fit.

2. Borrow. There is nothing wrong from borrowing your sister’s or aunt’s maternity clothes. Here you really save money. The problem is you

Be Affordable with Leather

Leather is derived from the hides of animals like cows, sheep, goats which normally are the domesticated ones. The hides undergo a series of process under rigid conditions which help the raw hide in becoming a strong one enough to protect you from the outside.

Leather production dates back to the days of roman military times when soldiers were provided with shoes of tough leather to stand against the enemies in difficult and testing conditions. They proved to be a great boon to them. Leather shoes remained tough on desert conditions. Ancient time soldier was also equipped with leather pouches for carrying daggers and other war ammunitions. Belt was also made of pure leather.

Leather has been a great product in any which way and the poor man as well loved it. Alright it results in the cruel killing of the animals but compared to the uses of leather, it is the right thing to do. Though I’m personally opposed to the brutal killings of animals, I really love leather products.

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About Leather Belts

Since leather is animal skin, it consists of fibers that are liable to break if not lubricated regularly. If the fibers become dry then they tend to break or crack that would be visible on the belt. Hence, leather belts need to be lightly coated with leather dressing at least half yearly to maintain their durability and appearance.

Leather belts are susceptible to oxidation if not properly taken care of. Oxidation would result in the cracking or breaking of the belt surface due to dryness. Regular leather dressing would be able to put a stop to this problem. Also, leather belts are prone to oxidation if stored and not regularly lubricated with the dressing.

Ultraviolet rays in sunlight, ozone, and other pollutants in the atmosphere can also cause leather to deteriorate faster. They all cause adverse chemical reactions in leather causing the cracks and decay of the skin. Even treatment using harsh chemical compounds or high temperatures can cause the leather to damage faster. Even though leather spoils when stored without proper treatment, it is also

Info of Leather Skirts

A staple of the cold season’s designerwear, leather skirts can be seen everywhere. Interestingly, it is more about attitude than fabric and is usually worn by women who are comfortable in their skin. There is a certain confidence factor when you put on a leather skirt and a woman wearing one should be willing to be noticed. Why? Leather skirts are sexy. They exhale sensuality. They make you look and feel like a rock star.

Tailored leather skirts aren’t just available in classic black, as is the general perception. This season has witnessed a riot of colors including buttery cream, ruby red and even olive green. Although usually worn several inches above the knee, the length does not matter as much as the cut and styling. “The more luxurious it is, the quicker we sell it,” says couturier Balenciaga, whose Fall-Winter YOOX Collection is all about leather.

Leather skirts are increasingly being incorporated into everyday attire. Business casual is de rigueur and a mid-length tailored leather skirt makes a chic professional statement. Fashion experts say while workingwomen are using leather as a casual option, the runways showcase leather as a symbol of glamour.

Quality Leather

First, what is leather. Leather simply stated is the skin of an animal. So as long as the material is made from the skin of an animal, they can claim “Genuine Leather”. Quality leather is a different story. When you finish reading this, you will be able to look at a leather garment and tell immediately if it is quality or not.

You may or may not have noticed that the flea markets, grocery stores, drug stores, and warehouse department stores have been selling the “Genuine Leather” Coats, Jackets, backpacks and luggage. They are of a patchwork design, and usually lined. These are typically made of lambskin leather and being sold for unreal cheap prices. There is nothing wrong with lambskin leather. In fact it is the leather of choice for any leather that is worn close to the skin. The lining too is a benefit if it is used for comfort or insulation. The patchwork design is the first indication that this is poor quality leather. The patchwork design is because they swept the scraps off the floor from the manufacture of other garments, fed them through a machine to sew the scraps together, created another

All about Leather Motorcycle Jackets

There are two major types of leather motorcycle protective outfits, the colorful single-piece ones predominantly seen on the race track, and the traditional jacket and trouser type. The leather trousers and jackets are generally metal-studded and are preferred by biker gangs.

A common motorcycle leather jacket is zippered, multi-pocketed and has a belted waist. Some leather jackets are made of cowhide. Motorcycle jackets are most useful when they have been fitted with proper armor. For example, most motorcycle jackets have padding just on the shoulders and elbows. A good motorcycle jacket will have padding even on the chest and back. It should be semi-rigid padding, so that it doesn’t move with the movement of the driver.

Also, motorcycle leather jackets are available in waterproof leather, which are helpful against the rain. Although they don’t act as well as a raincoat.

A proper motorcycle leather jacket will have more usable pocket space, better weather protection and adjustability. The leather used in motorcycle jackets should be at least a millimeter thick. The thickness of a jacket decides what kind of protection it allows to the rider. Some of the other features of a motorcycle leather jacket are

Formal Dress For Women

Your aim is to project a professional, competent and dynamic appearance – You mean business is the impression you are trying to create and can handle the job at hand

The style colors and fit of your clothes choices will reflect in the way other people view your ability to do your job.
Below we have outlined some basic tips on how you can maximize your appearance.

1. Fit

Trousers need to be fitted and free of visible panty lines. Skirts, especially straight styles i.e. pencil skirts, should be loose enough to sit down in comfortably and not excessively tight. Clothes need to fit so be aware of size and dress within it

Jackets should to be buttoned and blouses shouldn’t have gaps between buttonholes.

2. Traditional career colors include navy (trustworthy), grey (conservative) and black (chic & conservative) be careful of red especially in sales, it can be seen as aggressive and confrontational especially by other women.

Most of these colors work well in trousers, skirts and shoes and you can mix black with softer colorslike light blue, lilac, pink and stone.

Loud colors like bright pink and wild prints


This seasons prom offering are so colourful that it will be easy for young girls to find the right style, shades and silhouettes. With the onset of spring and a rise in the mercury level may see a rise in the hem lines of the dresses. Trendy hanky-hems will be the right look to sport those long shapely legs.

Plunging necklines, low backs and form fitting ruching will be just right to have the heads spinning. The halter necklines with back detail are the best statement you could make this season. The tried and trusted Cindrella-like fantasy ball gown should work fine for those who need that princess like look and charm.

The basic fabrics too will play a decisive role in this seasons look. Unique and mesmerizing fabrics like charmeuse, shiny knits and tie-dyed textiles in perfect harmony with the already popular materials such as heavy shimmer, glitter organza and ombre chiffon surly look promising. Any dress is incomplete with the right embellishments to punctuate its beauty. New variations of sequin trim and medallion details, as well as paillettes along with new patterns of embroidery and beading are sure to take center stage.The other highlight

Cowboy Boots

There are so many different designs of cowboy boots out there, that you may have no idea to what you may want for your style. The cowboy boots have even a large variety of different colors to choose from as well as the design. You are going to notice that there are so many varieties of cowboy boots, that it could take some time to choose the ones that you want. If you look around, you are going to find the perfect pair to wear out on the town, or even on the range doing your job. You may even think about having a pair for all occasions that you may need to go to. That is one way you are going to be prepared for any kind of an occasion that may come around.

When you are looking for some cowboy boots, you are going to want to have an idea to what style and color you are looking for, before you walk into the store that is selling the cowboy boots that you want. Then you are not going to be so surprised to see all the different colors and styles that are out there

Summer Sandals

1. The sole of the sandal should be larger than your foot. Your foot should not hang over the sides or the back of the sandal.

2. There should be enough material on the top of the sandal to keep your foot on the sole and to keep the foot from slipping.

3. The sole of the sandal should be rigid and not flex in the middle. If you can take your sandal and fold it in half, then it is too flexible and it will not offer enough support.

4. Keep in mind that many sandals are not made for walking, but designed purely for style. Owning one pair of sandals for walking and one pair for sitting at the beach or at a BBQ may be a good idea.

5. When buying a sandal for walking, look for a sturdy sole, multiple straps with buckles or velcro, built in arch supports or an accommodation for a custom orthotic.

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has a list of shoes and sandals which have been given their approval. For more information on the APMA’s Seal of Acceptance program and their list of

Leather Blazers

Leather Blazers too have gown equally popular like its counter part -Leather jackets. They come in different designs and patterns. They add a new look to your personality while giving you that suave flamboyant aura. Leather blazers are available in a host of designs appeal to different personalities.

Leather Blazers were initially available in black and brown colors. But with the advent of new colors in leather, the future of leather blazers too promises to look colorful. With only a few people manufacturing leather blazers it was initially very difficult to find the right kind of leather blazer. But with the advent of the internet and rising demand more and more manufacturers are advertising their designs online.

Leather Jackets, infusing new colors to fashion Leather Jackets have always been popular with their rugged stylish looks. Earlier you just had the option of black and brown colored ones. Today, the colors available are no less than the ones found on a painter’s palette. You can get a wide array of hides ranging from blue and green to camel and gray. The natural clay-colored leather is ideal for spring and looks great when paired with khakis or pinstripe

Info of Glow Bracelets

Glow bracelets retain their glowing capacity for 4-6 hours. They are available in solid and bi-colors. The solid colors available are yellow, red, blue, green, pink, white and orange. The bi-colors are green-blue, green-yellow and blue-yellow. They are also available as 3 in 1 glow bracelets and wrapped glow bracelets. The good quality and branded glow bracelets are safe for normal use. They do not react to heat. They can also be used where there is a composition of gases. They are easily portable and affordable.

Glow products are very helpful, as they have do not react towards heat and gas. They are water resistant and so they can be used during rain and as well as under water. They are economical and very much suitable for all special occasions and events. Glow products serve as personal identification in any event. There are two types of glow bracelets. The rates vary according to the size. A tube of 50 8-inch glow bracelets is available at $9. A tube of 100 of 8-inch glow bracelets for fun is available at $0.20 apiece and the special glow light stick bracelets are available at $5.95 each.

Glow bracelets are

About Mens Leather Jackets

There are various materials out of which leather jackets are made. Some of the most common are listed below.

Cowhide is the skin of full-grown cows. It is used extensively in making shoes, boots and leather jackets.

Lizard skin is generally used to make belts and shoes, but jackets are embossed to give it a lizard-skin like look.

Pigskin is commonly used in South America and is generally smooth to the touch.

Ostrich skin is known for the ‘bumpy’ feeling one gets while touching it.

Suede leather is the leather one gets when the reverse side of the cowhide is roughened until it becomes smooth to the touch.

Leather jackets for men are available in various designs and colors. Some of the most famous designs in leather jackets for men include motorcycle jackets, flight jackets and bomber jackets. Some leather accessories for men include shoes, belts, pants, boots, chaps and gloves.

Leather jackets for men are available in different cuts, styles and designs. Some of the major designs are: zipper-closing, button-closing, reversible double-faced jackets, long leather coats, short sports jackets and trench coats.

Gypsy Skirt

A gypsy skirt is one that is free flowing, wide in the bottom, but hugging on the hips. The skirts are below the knee in length and can be made from just about any material at all. The gypsy skirt is one that will be worn with layers, with a tank top, and a sweater that doesn’t button in the front. The gypsy skirt can also be combined with the look of the modern times, with a skirt that hangs down on the hips, that goes down below the knees, but with a shirt that goes up from the waist to show off that belly ring or tattoo on the back. The gypsy skirt could be put out on the floor or on the bed, to make almost a complete circle at the skirt is pulled out to show off the design or the material used in making the skirt.

What happened to the fashion industry?

Many who are in the older generation who have worn the gypsy skirts for years when they were growing up feel the fashion industry shouldn’t take a turn back in time, but the truth is that the gypsy skirts were

Women’s Bomber Jackets

Women’s bomber jackets can be made of many different materials, including: cotton, fleece, knit, leather, micro fiber, polyester and wool. The material that is best for you will depend on a lot of different factors. Will you be very active in your jacket? Is the jacket for you or someone else? How much time and resources to you intend to spend caring for the jacket?

Many of the world’s leading jacket manufacturers offer at least one version of women’s bomber jackets, including: Caribon Creek, Charles Keith, Bill Blass, Armani, Marmot, Pantagonia, Metrosyle and many more.

In the days of old, women’s bomber jackets were usually their husband or boyfriend’s jacket that they raided. Now, though, women’s bomber jackets are found to be made specifically for a woman’s body. Today, you don’t have to participate in WWII to earn the right to wear a bomber jacket!

Women’s bomber jackets can be found in many styles, including athletic, casual, formal and/or dress. They can be found in many of your favorite colors, including: black, brown, tan, navy blue, indigo, yellow, purple and pretty much everything in-between. Women’s bomber jackets are a great way to let your personality

About Vintage Belt Buckles

Most vintage belt buckles date back to the beginning of the 1900’s. They are usually made of pewter and are engraved with images of gauchos of Mexico, Spanish sceneries, scientific bugs, butterflies and women of the South Pacific. These belt buckles hold a romantic history and wearing them will surely conjure a certain air of uniqueness that makes anyone feel special. Original vintage belt buckles may be too expensive to wear for just a regular night out with friends. Replicas are therefore the next best thing. There are several online stores where you can get them. They can give a wide selection of designs-from old Mexico flair to Japanese art. Others also accept made-to-order purchases. Usual lead-time to finish a buckle is two weeks. But there are craftsmen who can be flexible and adjust to your time frame or deadline.

A vintage belt buckle replica is a perfect gift for any occasion. If it’s for someone extra special, you can have the buckle made of sterling silver or gold. Aside from it being handcrafted, the extraordinary design will make that person feel extra special and truly appreciated. What’s more, vintage designed belt buckles aren’t just for women.

Info of Womens Leather Jackets

Leather jackets for women are available in a number of colors, sizes and styles. Some of the leather types used for making leather jackets for women include calfskin leather, cowhide, calfskin, goatskin, ostrich leather and suede.

Leather is sometimes embossed to add to the style and beauty of the jacket. Crocodile, alligator and snakeskin are some of the most famous embossing patterns done on leather jackets.

Some of the styles of the leather jackets for women are short sport jackets, zipper closings, classic button-closing jackets, reversible double-faced jackets, long leather coats, trench coats, and complete sets with leather skirts and jackets.

Leather jackets for women are available in closed, open, and no collars. They are also available in double- and single-breasted styles. Some of the leather jackets for women have various accessories, like belts, scarves, gloves, shoes, leather-strap watches and handbags.

Jackets for women are also available in three- and four-button styles. Trench coats and waist-length leather jackets are available in double button styles. Reversible jackets normally add to the style of the wearer when its cuffs are folded, with the contrasting colors shown. Leather jackets are also available with faux fur attachments. These

Different Styles of Fine Mens Wallets

The Tri-fold Wallet

This time, the wallet is divided into three parts and thus, tends to be a little bit bulkier. This is also a good choice for travelling since it can give you even more room for credit cards and ID’s to stash into. Aside from that, the wallet style also allows you to carry around a good amount of bills. But the downside to tri-fold mens wallets is that the three wallet folds may not give you instant and direct access to all your cash and cards as easily as the bi-fold style.

The Credit Card Holders

This kind of wallet is a very simple and relatively smaller pouch that is designed to do one thing, which is to store your credit cards and ID’s. When placed in one and the same wallet, cards can be very vulnerable to scratch and damage. And hence, a separate holder will solve all that. Aside from that, this mens wallet can also keep your wallet thinner and easier to carry around. And finally, it is always safer to keep both important possessions at separate holders so in the event of losing your wallet, you can spare

Fancy Dress

Nowadays Spiderman oufits have web shooting attachments and advanced muscle definition and, for all I know, are made from space age materials, a far cry from the all in one nylon catsuit style of my youth.

Recent films such as the Lord of the Rings and the culmination of the preposterous Star Wars Trilogy (something else that was definitely much better when I was a kid) have led to a massive upsurge in the number of costumes available and the demand for them. And interestingly this demand is being led as much by adults as children.

Fancy dress shops are booming and online searches for fancy dress top 10,000 daily. Wigs, accessories and masks are among the top sellers as well as period fancy dress.

For example 70s fancy dress is a massive market, influenced no doubt by the many 70s nights that people go to at various tacky, sticky-carpeted discos throughout the UK. Although why anyone thinks that wearing an afro wig and flares will disguise their obvious ugliness and lack of style is beyone me. Also the afro wig makes you sweat heavily in a hot and busy nightclub…. So I was told

Leotard Etiquette

First in leotard etiquette is that you can wear a leotard if you are appearing on stage. If you are dancing, in a ballet, part of an opera, or doing performance art, you can wear a leotard and you will be fine. If you are a rock star, you can wear a leotard in only a couple of situations: if you are a woman or if you are an 80’s hair band lead man (see Poison, Twisted Sister, or Abba). A basic rule of thumb, though, is that if you are on stage performing, you can get away with a leotard.

Secondly, when it comes to leotard etiquette, keep in mind that a leotard is never okay if you are severely overweight or obese. When little is left to the imagination, you can end up painting a picture nobody wants. If you are a man, this goes double as you are put on display at a level that is beyond description. In fact, when the leotard actually debuted in the 19th century on a French trapeze artist, it is said that many came to see the outfit and what it displayed more than the act itself.