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Body Shapes: Things You Should Know Before You Buy a Dress

Hello buddies! Few years ago I noticed that not all dresses and clothes can fit me right regardless of the size matter, and I began to notice the differences between the designs of the clothing's that fit me perfectly and the once that are not. Until I came cross the information I needed , and now I am sharing them with you. 

The most popular amongst the various kinds are the one “with assets” as materialistic as that sounds! Also, seeing as Marilyn Monroe herself set the standard for this one, the girls with the hour glass figure are considered pretty divine! Then again it depends on your personal preference as well! Take a look below and figure out yours or your girlfriend’s for that matter!

Body shapes

Straight /Rectangular – your hips and bust are of similar sizes and your waist is slightly smaller, giving you an overall shape that is straight

Pear/Bell – your hip size  is greater than your bust and your waist  is at least 10 inches smaller than your hips. Generally, we ladies tend to have bigger thighs and buttocks and smaller breasts and shoulders and overall are shaped like a pear/bell
*Note: A lot of us ladies are pears. A great comfort to me because I am a pear.
Apple – your sholuders are broader than your hips and you are usually slim in your thighs and legs.  Your waist is equal to or larger than your   hips and bust and there is only 2-4 inches difference between all 3

Hourglass – your hips and bust are of similar sizes and you have a small waist

Inverted Triangle (also known as a V shape) – you are larger in your bust and often shoulders too, with narrow hips and slim legs

By now, I guess you have a better idea about your female body shape........

My Body Type Is Between The Two Below Shapes:

Hourglass Body Shape
Best features. Big breasts, a slim waist and curvy hips make your figure the crème de la crème of feminine beauty.
Common pitfalls. Your figure has natural allure, so you may be tempted to give too much away. “Everyone is trying to mimic the hourglass curve, but you’ve already got it,” Saboura says. “Show off a bit, but don’t give away all your curves.”
Simplicity is key for you. Look for clean, simple tops with scoop necklines and three-quarter sleeves. Avoid layering, and look for waist belts that help define your tiny tummy. You look best in princess seams—long, shapely seams that gather in at the waist and flare out again at the hips—that have a smooth, snug look and show off your contours. Fitted jackets look great on you, but “they need to be really well tailored,” says Saboura. “Choose jackets that nip in at the waist and flair out, like a poplin jacket.”
You look best in skirts that stop at or below the knee, not above it. Pencil skirts look great on you, as do bootleg pants and skinny jeans. Choose pants or skirts that follow your natural curve, and go for fitted options (but not too tight). “Embrace your silhouette,” says Saboura. “The sexiness is in seeing the curve, not giving it all away.”

Courtesy of Sam Saboura
Triangle (Pear) Body Shape

Best features.
 Shapely legs, a trim waist and head-turning hips give your body feminine appeal.
Common pitfalls. “You have a slender upper body, so your instinct might be to show it off with slim-fitting shirts,” says Saboura. Resist the urge! Tiny tops throw off your body’s balance, making your bottom look bigger than it is.
When you think about tops, think layers. Creating balance for your shape is all about filling out your upper half. “A cardigan is your best friend,” says Saboura, because it adds lightweight volume. For cooler weather, try cropped jackets that stop at the waist (channel Jackie O. for inspiration). Don’t be afraid to show a little skin, too. Three-quarter sleeves, wide scoop necks, and one-shoulder tops all look great on you.  
Boot-cut pants are best for your body. “The slight flare helps to balance out curves, especially if you wear them with a heel to give your legs a little length,” Saboura suggests. Go for dark, medium-rise jeans with simple stitching and pockets in the back. For skirts and dresses, try a classic A-line cut that falls softly over your curves and highlights your trim waist. Avoid high waists and pleated skirts—they’re made for filling out figureless femmes.       
Fabrics and Flair
Draw the eye up with bright colors and embellished tops. Saboura says, “Try a boatneck shirt with horizontal stripes,” or a cardigan with rosette detailing. Chunky jewelry can work well for you too, adding interest up top. Prints and patterns are fine for your lower body, but aim for darker colors.

READ MORE: Dressing for Your Body Shape , Insider tips about how to dress for your unique shape.

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4 Flavors Truffles Recipes

Hello loyal readers! Ive been sharing instagram @hind_toufga photos of the Christmas delights I made this weekend and lots of followers asked me to share the recipes of these chocolate truffles I made, that you see in the photo above. So I decided to create a new post about only truffles with different flavors that Ive already tried and loved. Here you go!


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Beauty: Christmas Eve Nail Art

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My New Years eve Outfit 2015

New Year Eve Dress

Hello lovely readers, I made this set of my new years outfit this year. This year we are going to celebrate in Finland / Helsinki where my guy works and will also travel after that to Estonia / Tallinn for couple of days where I will be doing some photography shooting of the medieval old city in there. I am very exited for the trip and can't wait for the days to pass. Right now I am busy with the holiday tasks, decorating,  baking, buying gifts, warping them..you know! 

Here you will find the links to the hair style , make and nail art tutorials in the mini images above, which I will be wearing. I hope you enjoy the inspiration!

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15 Gifts Ideas For Geeks

Game of Thrones Snow Globe

Winter is coming...all on a little globe on your desk! Enclosed in the Game of Thrones snow globe is a weirwood tree with the Night's Watch oath carved around the edge. A collectors item, the globe comes in a collector box with a certificate of authenticity. And it's cuuuuuute!
RRP £85.99
Available here

Amazon Fire HD 7

So you need a gift for someone who really likes TV, films, gaming and literature? Look no further. Amazon's Fire HD 7 Tablet goes beyond ALL expectations. It's a kindle, a camera, a TV and so much more all rolled into one, meaning that your entertainment junkie friend will never be bored as long as this is in their bag. And the best part? It comes five different colours! Choices, choices.
RRP: £99
Available here

Gremlins jumper

Sulking in a reindeer jumper that lights up and plays a tinny jingle bells tune? BURN IT WITH FIRE AND GET THIS INSTEAD. A Christmas wardrobe staple but any Spielberg fans, relive the cuteness and the terror of the Gremlins movie with this mogwai/gremlin patterned jumper. It's almost as cute as Gizmo himself (we said almost!)
​RRP: £52
Available here

The Walking Dead Monopoly

We all play board games over Christmas, so why not mix things up for your zombie obsessed friend? The Walking Dead Monopoly differs from the original as instead of buying properties, you are actually 'defending yourself' from zombie attacks, and there can only be one survivor...
​RRP: £29.99
​Available here

Shakespeare stationary

Literature nerds exist, and they are guaranteed to love a thoughtful gift inspired by the Bard himself. Shakespeare meets stationary? What could a budding writer or avid reader love MORE?!

RRP: £0.85
Available here

Light chop sabers

Make dinners fun (and geeky) with these amazing light chop sabers! The force is strong with this dinner. You do or do not eat with them. There is no try.

RRP: £12.99
Available here

Wand remote control

Want to become an ACTUAL wizard? Well, of your television anyway...this wand acts as a remote control with different wand movements do different things to your television. Sound good? All together everyone: SWISH AND FLICK! P.S. They also do TARDIS versions. Geeky scream together on three!
RRP: £49.95
Available here

Jedi dressing gown

The comfort is strong with this one. Be a masterful Jedi in your snuggly wugglys with this powerful yet comfy dressing gown/Jedi robe. Added bonus if you already have a toy lightsaber and can have hours of untold joy pretending to be in a galaxy far, far away.
RRP: £26.37
Available here

Clever mug

If you understand this reference, you are a funny nerd and need to purchase this mug. Go on now...
RRP: £6.55
Available here

Hobbit slippers

Want to go on an adventure?! These hairy Hobbit slippers will make you embrace the happy Hobbit inside, whether that means venturing out to explore (though they'd probably get ruined fairly quickly), or staying inside your nice Hobbit hole and eating a wheel of cheese. The decision is yours.

RRP: £19.99
Available here

Fantasy travel posters

I DO hear that Hogsmeade is lovely this time of year. From Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings, this Etsy sellers vintage travel posters for places we can never go (unless we take a quick trip to New Zealand and use our imaginations), will look perfect on your nerdy friends wall, we guarantee.

RRP from £4.99
Available here

Sherlock Cluedo

Forget Miss Scarlet and Colonel Mustard, we want to solve Sherlock's cases! Decide if you're Sherlock or Watson in this fangirl's dream Cluedo game!
RRP: £18.99
Available here

Baking Bad

A fan of Breaking Bad? Turn to baking to distract yourself from missing the show with these delicious, blue meth-inspired recipes. As the cover says, 99.1% pure. 100% edible.

RRP: £4.99
Available here

Self stir mug

For the lazy nerd of your life, this mug takes away any possibility that they could hurt themselves through using a spoon by doing it for them! Oh, and it's Star Wars, so they can boast of their Jedi mind skill set. These aren't the teabags you're looking yeah? Yeah?!
RRP: £9.99
Available here


There are book geeks, film geeks and our favourite - technology geeks. The Creative Muvo Mini is sure to satisfy any whiz kid's love of new gadgets as it is a speaker that you can take anyway in the palm of your hand, is waterproof and as loud as they come!

RRP: £49.99
Available here

This article was written by Emmy Griffiths.

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