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Instructions to Wear a Wrap Dress

Instructions to Wear a Wrap Dress

A wrap dress is one of the most versatile pieces of women’s clothing that any woman can adorn irrespective of her body type. This dress is basically a single-piece dress with a three-panel design that includes the inner panel, outer panel, and a belt or a snap to fasten the two. Once the dress is fastened properly, the overlapped outer panel sits free over the legs.

Wrap dresses are always V-necked as the crossed panels create a natural V neckline. The hem of this dress falls generally on the knees or just below the knees. Wearing it appropriately is important to get the right look and feel comfortable in it.

This article provides you with essential instructions that would help you sport this trendy attire with ease and comfort.

How to Wear a Wrap Dress

You may get confused with the unique design of the wrap dress that is quite difficult to be understood by the first-timers. Given below are the basic instructions that would assist you in wearing a traditional wrap dress.

First, take a close look and know the details of the dress.
You need to slip into it as if you are wearing a jacket.
Make sure the back panel is placed well.
Also check if the side seams are positioned rightly across or along both sides of the body.
Generally, the left panel is inner panel and the right one is the outer panel and so you have to tie the belt over the front left hip or waist.
A dress will have a small hole along the right side seam on the waist area.
You will have to pull the attached belt through this hole in order to fasten it with a tight bow.
The belt will be wrapped around your back and to the left side of your body.
There are different patterns available in the market that may have buttons or snaps for fastening.

The above instructions may not be applicable for more advanced dresses for women which have many panels or extra cloth that can be wrapped in various ways to create different patterns. Such convertible wrap dresses allow you to wear the same apparel in different and unique styles. It is advisable to ask the designer for a convertible type of a dress to know the unique ways of wearing a particular outfit.

Instructions and Tips

A wrap dress gives you a natural hourglass look by lifting the bust line cleverly. To heighten your beauty and that of the dress, you may keep the following tips and instructions in mind.

For more decency, you may prefer to wear a tank top or a camisole to get the modest look.
There are many ways in which you can adorn this traditional outfit. You can pair it with jeans or leggings along with boots or heels for a more casual look.
For a party look, you can couple the dress with chunky jewelry and high heels to bring about a glamorous look.
If your dress is made of silk, you must avoid pulling the dress too much as the seams can distend or twist the material.
If you do not want to worry about ironing, then go for a wrap dress made from jersey-like material that is stretchable and wrinkle-free.
Though wrap dresses can flatter many body types, they look the best on curvier and bustier women.
This dress is essentially a slimming dress that enhances the bust while accentuating the waistline and hiding flab on the stomach.
Plus-size women should avoid choosing wrap dresses with big bold flower prints as they can make them look fatter.
You can choose a print or design with vertical lines that would create an illusion of a taller you. Irrespective of the body size and type, all women should avoid such type of dresses having horizontal lines.
There are many patterns (for this type of dress) with distinguished features, such as mock, kimono, silk wrap dress, etc. You can choose a few that look great on you.

With the above instructions and tips, you are sure to flaunt your figure with style and oomph

Unique Muslim Wedding and Unique Wedding Favors

Unique Muslim Wedding and Unique Wedding Favors

Getting a wedding party and unique gift for the wedding guests who do not belong to you particular religion is a difficult task. You should select the gift which is suitable for both the genders equally. Here, another point to consider is that whether you are giving a friend of groom or bride or both, you should select a favor that is favorable and acceptable to all the guests

If you do not belong to a religion and you have to present a wedding gift, the first thing comes in your mind is the rule guiding the religion or according to their Holy Book; the Quran. In the Muslim religion, there are no pictures or statues available of Prophet Mohammed Payagamber. But, there are so many religious messages are available which you can select as a favors. These messages are available on the different kind of papers and different kind of shade colors too. If you are to present them as favors, you choose the paper and the color according to the importance of the recipient. Take a wonderful paper of Muslim religious message and message; make a photo frame of that paper. Here in the selection of photo frame, you can either go for the wooden frame or the metal frame. If you select a metal frame, select a color like golden or silver. Golden color gives you very good prosperity mark. While, selecting a Muslim religious message, keep in mind the country of the wedding couple. Because, there are so many languages Muslims speaks as Arabic, Urdu, and Farsi etc. This is an excellent religious gift in the Muslim religion.

Apart from the religious messages, you can give them their Holy Book Quran. This is the religious holy book of Muslims. Get a very good bind copy of the Quran and ask the shop keeper to wrap it in the wonderful gift pack. Just like in the religious messages, here you can also have to remember the country of the wedding couple to select the language of Quran. If the language will not suit the couple, the wedding favor will become of no use.

To the friends of Muslim bridal, he can select the different available jewelries for the Muslim ladies. You can find the wonderful necklaces with the different designs and colors in it. You can buy these necklaces of precious metal like gold chain or silver chain or even a platinum necklace.

You also can give Muslims their traditional clothes. These clothes depend on the sex; female or male. If you are presenting a token to female, you can select a hijab, which Muslims ladies are wearing. Get a hijab of black color which is a tradition in Muslim community. If you are buying for the Muslim men, you can gift them a cap which they wear while praying namaj (a tribute to the God).

If you are planning to buy some marriage related favor for the Muslim guests, you can select a sehra which they can wear during the wedding time. There are wonderful sehras available in the market in different colors and style. But, most preferable sehra during the wedding time is the one made up of flowers.

You also can also give the wedding favors like watches or perfumes or cuff links or ties or traditional dresses which are acceptable in all the religions. Apart from this, there are different seasonal gifts are also available which are exclusive for the Muslim religion.

Top Tips For Islamic Women To Dress For Winter

Top Tips For Islamic Women To Dress For Winter

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As the temperatures across the UK plummet, your poor summer clothing range is now being shoved to the back of the wardrobe to make way for your winter collection. But what can you do to make the most of the contents of your wardrobe to keep warm over the next few months?

Get hot-headed
Well, warm-headed! Islamic women can use their hijabs into an advantage when attempting to stay warm. If you will prioritize keeping your head warm, you will have won half the battle in keeping your warm this winter. Why not wear two hijabs? Although, always take an umbrella with you – as a wet Hijab is never pleasant.

Add another layer
Dressing in layers of clothing does several things for you: Layers fill up the space between you and your winter coat with insulation. Wear a t-shirt, sweater, leg-warmers etc under your abaya.

Act natural
Wool can absorb a fair amount of moisture without conducting heat away because the water ‘disappears’ into the fibre spaces. Natural materials also tend to “breath” a lot better, which means if you are very warm and start to sweat, your clothes should allow the sweat to evaporate.

Avoid cotton clothing in wet weather, as it loses its insulating ability when wet and should be strictly avoided for outdoor/cold weather use.

The synthetic wind-break
Synthetics are fantastic wind-breaking materials, so invest in a high quality, simple and modest trench coat.

Don’t stick your neck out

A scarf around the neck or a jacket that zips up to your neck is a fantastic tip. This stops the warmth sneaking out of the top of your coat Your Hijab should cover your neck, but a modest scarf wrapped around your neck really seals in the heat.

From top to toe
Your feet are in contact with the cold ground. You should wear well-insulated boots. Again, favour natural materials. Wear wool socks if you can find them and layer them if necessary.

If you follow these basic tips, then all you sisters will be ready and prepared when Jack Frost and Frosty the Snowman move in this winter!

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Choosing the Right Motorcycle Jacket

Choosing the Right Motorcycle Jacket

When you imagine an ideal biker, you see a tough looking guy on his bike, wearing a helmet and a jacket. No matter how good your bike is, it does not matter if you have the best motorcycle helmet, a motorcycle rider looks incomplete without his jacket. Your jacket becomes a part of your bike, and eventually becomes a part of you. So, it is very important that you choose a right jacket, you do not want a part of you to go wrong, right?

How to Choose the Right Motorcycle Jacket

Earlier it was easy for a rider to choose a jacket, but now, there are a myriad of options to choose from. Choosing the jacket from so many alternatives can become a challenge, you need some patience (along with money!) to find the best motorcycle jacket. Here the word “best” is very subjective, what is good for you, may not be good for someone else, as a result, the market is influenced by individual preferences to a great extent.

You Belong to a Club
If you are a part of any club, choosing a jacket becomes comparatively easy for you. You should go for a customized jacket that matches your club-code, but do see that your jacket also has the basic features of comfort and safety.

You Want Style
The traditional leather motorcycle jacket never goes out of style, but it is not necessary to stick to it. I recommend you to go for a jacket that complements your bike. It will not look good if you have a Aprilia RSV4 R, and you wear a jacket strictly meant for a Harley.

You Need Comfort
You are someone who commutes on a motorcycle, then comfort might be the first aspect that you should pay attention to. Never choose a jacket which is too tight, it should have proper ventilation, you do not want to feel suffocated everyday, do you? It would be good if your jacket is waterproof, and if it is light in weight.

You Prefer Safety
For those of you who wish to go for a long distance ride, it is necessary that you choose a jacket which gives maximum safety, you never know what is going to hit you. If you are someone who loves speed, then safety should be the main feature that you look for, you never know what you are going to bump into.

Your Ideal Jacket Checklist
If your jacket has most (if you have all, then you have the ultimate jacket!) of the features listed below, then you probably have the right jacket:

The jacket should have the sleeves of the right length (even in the riding position).
It should cover your back completely when you ride.
It should have enough room for your shoulders and chest.
It should have more pockets (it helps as the storage place on a motorcycle is generally less).
It should have more zipper vents (helps when it is too hot).
It should have a map pocket.
It should have strong zippers and secure pockets.
It should be thick with necessary padding.
It should not flap.
It should have room for armor inserts.
It should have a reflective coating (reflective stripes are also fine).
Finally, it should look great!

You should be true to yourself when you go out to buy a motorcycle jacket. I have met a few people, who wanted safety and comfort, but compromised on it for style. As I mentioned earlier, your jacket becomes a part of you, so never settle for less. While spending on a jacket, you should consider the frequency of use too. If your jacket is just going to lie in your wardrobe, then there is no point in buying a very expensive one, but do not buy a cheap fancy jacket which gives no comfort or safety. One more thing, once you buy a jacket, take good care of it!