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January 18, 2013

Prom Dresses To Fit Every Shape And Size

Today’s prom dresses come in many different shapes, styles, and sizes. You may see one in a magazine or on TV and fall in love with it, and decide that’s going to be your dream dress, and you must wear it for prom. The problem is that not all dresses are made for all the different shapes and sizes of today’s modern teen girl. There are some things to take into consideration when deciding which one will look best on your specific shape.

prom night

Which Dress Is The Right One For You?


Tight-Fitting Dress- These are always in style. They conform to you shape, they are designed to flatter and show off every curve of your body. They can come in strapless, thin strapped, or even full arm sleeves. They can be very short, knee length, or maybe the one you want is a full length with a side or back slit. Often these dresses are designed for the female who is either lucky enough to be naturally slim, or work out and eat right, which results in a toned, fit bodies that have flat tummies, and almost no bootie.  This style of dress is not designed to flatter a pear-shaped body, nor one that has some extra weight on it. So unless you have a slim, toned physic this dress may not be the best option.

High-Waist Dress- Thick belts on dresses have become fashionable again. These are deigned to bring out and accentuate the girls’ hips when they have more of a straight waste line, have a longer upper body and are tall. If you were naturally “hippy” this would not be the best selection for you to wear, as it may make you look overly “hippy”. This is also not a good look on an individual who has a short upper body, or if you happen to be short.

Ball Gowns- When you wear these long flowing gowns you can almost ensure that they will look good on you. If you happen to be a big-busted girl, ball gowns or A-line gowns look great on you. Smaller busted girls would look better in an empire ball gown. If you pick an empire gown with detailed beading, ruffles or embroidery on top, it will make you appear to be bigger chested. When you’re a wide shouldered female deciding on a strapless gown, will work nicely to complement them, or even a nice cap sleeve gown will accent them beautifully.

It’s A Big Decision


Yes deciding on a dress is a big decision. Deciding can be hard depending on if you are a pear or apple-shaped lady, full-figured, or hourglass shaped, tall in thin, short and athletic. The best way to decide over all, do you feel comfortable in it? Do you like it on yourself? If yes to both, then buy it, go to your prom proud and know you look good, feel good, and have fun. is a prom forum that brings parents and teenagers together in one location and allows them to discuss all aspects of the 2013 prom.

March 28, 2011

Sunglasses for the Wedding

Photo courtesy of Doug Mcgoldrick Photography

Following our post on eyeglasses for your wedding, we are continuing the topic with sunglasses. Now when sun is coming to its full effect, having a descent pair of sunglasses is a must. If you are planning a big day, you should also be putting “getting sunglasses” on your to do list.

If you live in Chicago, we are very pleased to recommend you a great wedding photographer Doug McGoldrick. Check his portfolio website to see wonderful moments of many weddings he worked on. He also has a very informative blog dedicated to wedding tips and ideas – a must read for all brides and grooms seeking tips on photography, event vendors and even tips on family affairs surrounding your big day.

Doug and I will tell you that location and format of your event will drive many vendor decisions for your wedding. Location will also be a driving factor in choosing the style of your sunglasses. Nowadays more people opt in to do a destination wedding or a theme wedding as alternative to a local lavish format. Destination and theme require less formal attire, thus sunglasses should follow the overall style of the event. Formal format will require a more conservative style and color for your sunglasses.

Sport Glasses

If you plan to hold a ceremony on a yacht wearing swim trunks or somewhere on a hill overlooking the volcano, sport glasses are among first to consider. Not only they are made to stick to your face in active movement or strong wind, they are also very comfortable. Some premium brands have a series of sport sunglasses such as Prada Sport and Oakley. Among their collections you will find models that are still elegant and dressy and could be a great choice for the wedding.

Prada PS 03MS Prada PS 06LS Oakley Enduring Pace

Prescription Sunglasses

We already talked that relying on contact lenses on your wedding day is not a good idea. It may happen so that your eyes are too tired from a sleepless night before or you can experience excessive tearing. If your distance vision is bad, consider getting prescription sunglasses. Prescription sunglasses should be small enough to fit the thick lenses and cannot be curved or shield shaped. Look for a full frame and avoid bear lens on the sides. While keeping this in mind you have a very broad selection among rectangular and oval shapes.

Gucci 3168/S Bvlgari BV8021B Boss 0339S

Glamorous Styles
If your dress is couture why not matching it with sunglasses that are as glamorous. A number of brand names specialize on such styles. Among them is Roberto Cavalli, John Galliano, Bvlgari. Other brand names such as Gucci, Dior, Tiffany and others have nice selection covering all levels of glamour to fit your taste. Go for oversized round or square to complete your model look.

Roberto Cavalli RC573S John Galliano JG0003 Bvlgari 8081B

Classic Styles
Wedding is a traditional event for many people. If you are trying to minimize attention to yourself and prefer simple elegant style, classic designs will be your best bet. Look for models that have little decoration on the temples and less pronounced logo. Avoid extreme black lenses and extreme shapes. Don’t worry, classic styles make a big part of premium brands collections – Gucci, Dior, Hugo Boss and Tom Ford.

Gucci 3140 Dior Volute 2/S Tom Ford TF0190

Other things to consider:


Polarized sunglasses lenses that cut off horizontal reflection. They are ideal for on-the-water events because water surface reflects sun and may cause excessive squinting. This being said, polarized lenses act as regular sun lenses on regular surfaces. You won’t see any difference wearing them in the park or on the street. In fact, a small distraction could be due to “rainbow” side effect when looking through the side of the glasses. Also, for the wedding, keep in mind that polarized lenses tend to be quite dark.

Frame Weight

When choosing frames for your wedding day beware of their weight. Very heavy frames will cause red markings on your nose and look funny when you take them off for pictures. Metal frames have this side effect more frequently than plastic due to all weight being concentrated on the small nose pads. We will also note, that size of frame matters, but not as much as frame design itself. Some oversized frames are very light and small oval or rectangular shapes can be very heavy. So, look for sunglasses that have thin frame and not too much solid metal decoration on the temples.

Don’t Delay

Finding a right pair can take several weeks. If you are filling prescription into your sunglasses, budget for another month to make sure you have enough time for redoes and lab losses that happen rarely but usually in the most critical moment. Also, if you want to save money and buy sunglasses online, plan for another two weeks for shipping and order filling. All together you should give yourself at least two months to get right glasses for your wedding.

January 6, 2011

Fashion Blogs – Get Engaged It’s Fun

You can’t blog about yourself all the time, can you? At some point you just run out of ideas. That is why we will be writing about other blogs and bloggers out there. Reasons are obvious :

–       they share same passions as we do – fashion and beauty

–       they express their unbiased opinion for everyone to analyse and make conclusions

–       they are entertaining 🙂

The Fashion Mishap run by Sammy. Dear, we wish your dreams come true and you become both a doctor and a model soon.

I Feel Like I Dreamt IT is well established blog run by Lara who works for Look Magazine. You can tell she is marketing professional. She is active, expresses her thoughts well and must be typing faster than puma runs. In just under 6 months this lady produced 128 articles. Amazing!

From Do’s To Shoes Styling Blog run by image maker Jana Stern. Most articles are covering useful topics on how to dress, buy stuff and feel confident. Where are you located Jana?

We wish you all fun blogging in 2011!

And remember, every blogger who writes about us will get a $10 coupon in our online eyewear store. We ship worldwide, so don’t worry, we’ve got your eyes covered 🙂