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Style Tricks!

Wardrobe feeling a little stale? We get it, there are only so many ways to mix and remix the items in your closet over the years. But never fear. With new year’s new vibes we’ve come up with seven unexpected styling magic tricks every woman should try. After all, there’s no time better than a new season to get adventurous.

EVENING TOP WITH DAY-TIME DENIM

Style an evening top with a pair of casual jeans for unexpected daytime glamour.

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PAIR A MIDI DRESS WITH LEGGINGS

Style your midi dress with a pair of leggings underneath. Bonus points if you pull the leggings past your heel and wear boots!

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WEAR A TRACK JACKET OVER YOUR SLIP DRESS

If you’re feeling uneasy about the slip dress trend, ease into it with a track jacket layered on top. It covers up the sexy slip in a modern, sporty way.

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DOUBLE THE STATEMENT EARRING

Most people with double pierced earrings tend to limit statement earrings to just one set of holes, but why not try wearing two statement earrings at once? Keep it from looking too crazy with pairs that are of a similar color story.

For more recommendations or advice on what to buy, just ask the Stylists on Voonik who’re always at your service!

TIPS TO LOOK TALLER AND SLIMMER INSTANTLY

 

The best thing about the clothing is that it has the ability to make you look better than you feel about yourself. You don’t need to be a fashion expert to make your wardrobe work for you. By keeping few simple tips in your mind you can put your best look forward irrespective of what you are feeling.

These are few styling tips that will boost your body image, give you bit more confidence to walk out of your door feeling at your best.

#  OPT FOR NUDE HIGH HEEL SHOE

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There is no doubt that heels give you added height, but if you want to double down on their elongating properties, try a sandal or pump that matches your skin tone.When you wear a skirt or a dress, color continuity from your legs to your feet helps draw the eye down, and  gives the illusion of even longer limbs. (If you don’t wear heels often, strappy flats or sandals that show a bit more skin can have the same effect.)

# USE LINES TO YOUR ADVANTAGE IN PRINTS AND SILHOUETTE

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This one is just a bit of simple science.The eye naturally follows lines, so avoid horizontal stripes and wide belts. A cardigan, coat or blazer worn open will naturally draw the eye up and down as well. A shirt that hits below the widest part of your hips will also keep focus away from that area, look for knee-length and pencil skirt styles. Long necklaces, v-neck tops, loose scarves and maxi dresses that go all the way to the floor can also make you look a bit taller.

# TRY OUT FLARED PANTS OR BELLBOTTOMS

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Flared pants or denims are often cut extra-long because they are meant to be worn with a heel. When the bell shape covers your shoe or only reveals the toe, the pants create one long line from your waist to the floor, which goes back to the vertical line tip above. (Dark washes work best, as well.) With the added bonus of a heel underneath, you’ll feel your longest and leanest.

# PLAY WITH YOUR BODY PROPORTIONS

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It is the first rule in fashion that to flatter your figure, you shouldn’t pair loose with loose, boxy with boxy or even tight with tight. To look slimmer, try different combinations of fit to see what flatters your best assets. Try to draw attention towards the narrowest part of your body.

# GO MONOCHROMATIC 

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Wear all black or a monochromatic look! The head-to-toe black look is by far the easiest and most tried & tested way to give you the added confidence of feeling slimmer and taller any day of the week. You can try the same with lots of dark & bright colors, including navy, burgundy, charcoal grey, wine and blood red. To add interest, mix up your textures. Leather, denim, faux fur, silk—the combinations are endless, and endlessly flattering.

The most important thing to keep in mind when you want to look your best in the clothes you wear is the cut/silhouette of the garment, and of course how it fits you. The better your clothing fits, the better you will look always.

Trends which made come back in 2016.

Trends often reflects the society. Important personalities in history have also had an impact on fashion, but no matter how competitive and innovative the Fashion industry is, it actually has to follow what is called the “Fashion Cycle”, which has no specific measurable time period. Some styles sustain for longer period of time. Some die out soon, and some styles come back years after they were declined.. So we can say that fashion changes with time and has always been evolving to fit the taste, lifestyle and demands of society. It is only natural that the new trends are introduced to the public gradually.

Take a look at these vintage styles from our mom’s generation that is making a comeback this season.

Flared bottoms

To ace this trend, all you need to do is raid your mom’s closet or trunks from years gone by and take out her flared bottoms. This ‘hippie’ style accentuates your figure like no other. You can pair them with high heels and off-shoulder tops and you are good to go. The perfect blend of quirk and bohemia, these vintage bottoms are comfortable and snug, and our moms loved wearing them a lot back in the 70s.flared bottoms

Big geek Glasses

The giant geeky glasses and tinted shades are making a huge comeback and how. Think Zeenat Aman and Dum Maaro Dum and you know what we are talking about. Ask your moms and they will tell you how big a rage they were back in their time. And luckily for us, this retro trend is back in vogue. Myriad shapes and different hues, you can pair these glasses with your wardrobe and look retro-chic.

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High Waisted Denims

There is a reason why they are called the ‘mom jean’ because they love you back. The silhouette may be super unflattering but boy oh boy, are they snuggly? Your Pinterest feed is flooded with fashion bloggers giving a big thumbs up to this retro style. These high rise pants were a rage back in our moms’ time and it is here to stay.

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Fringes and Tassels

Tassel Fringe is in! Yes there is still plenty of 70s- and Western-inspired suede fringe walking down the runways and on the streets these days. Get your boho-chic on and flaunt your fringe in accessories and clothes.

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Chokers

Revamp your wardrobe and give it that extra edge with beautifully embellished chokers. This trend has made a huge comeback since the 70’s and many Indian celebs have been sported flauting their necks in style. Your mom in the eighties was definitely donning these beauties and so should you.

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Big Hoop Earrings

When it came to earrings back in the seventies, the bigger was definitely better. And this decade too, stands by it. Sneak into your mother’s jewellery box and gorge on your mom’s favourite gold hoop earrings.

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Block heels

If you are hunting for big chunky heels, you need to look no further. Prod your mother to take out her old platform heels for you. These may not be super comfortable but hey, who said vanity was easy.

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Peasant Blouses

The flowy silhouette was everything that the seventies stood for; nonchalance and freedom. Our mothers will tell us that. The peasant blouses have made a huge comeback in 2016 as well. This hippie style is effortless, casual and modern.

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Winged Liner

Made famous by Sharmila Tagore and Hema Malini, the winged liner was quite the rage back in our mother’s time. Before we even heard of the winged liner, our mothers were casually applying feline flicks on their eyes. Seventies, was the decade when the cat eye look was at its most dramatic. winged liner.jpg

Kaftans

This flowy garb from the seventies has returned to the fashion scene, like never before. You can wear it as a beach cover up or to a date and look flawlessly elegant. Or you can tweak your mother’s old Kaftans and give them a refreshing makeover.

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Time to raid your mom’s closet and borrow those enviable pieces now.

How to choose a Perfect kurti for Pear shape body?

Fashion is a frequently changing phenomena since ages. We instantly adapt new fashion trends and forget old trends. This sequence never stops. But Kurtis are always in trend as it represents the amalgamation of indian and western styles all together. The best thing about kurti is that, you will always find styles to compliment your body type! Whether you’re skinny and want to add volume or vice versa, there is always something.

To choose a perfect kurti for first and foremost thing to understand your body. Once you have a basic grasp of what your body type is and what compliments you the most, you will never have a fail-moment in life!

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Finding the exact clothing for your body shape is tricky .There are five main body shape hourglass body shape, rectangle body shape, pear or triangle body shape, round or apple and inverted triangle body shape. Choose exact kurti for your body type that flatters you best. But deciding between different cuts, colors, styles, length and fits can be not easy. Here some guidelines to choose right kurti for pear body shape.

With a wider lower body and a thinner upper body, pear shaped women should select kurtis that draw attention to their shoulders and on the upper part of the body. Most Indian women have such a body type.

Silhouettes

Choose silhouettes like A-line, empire line, angrakha and anarkali styles as it will gracefully fall over your problem area. You should stay away from skin fit kurti’s specially with printed bottoms as it will draw attention towards your lower body.

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Necklines & Sleeves

As you have narrow shoulders, opt for necklines which will bring attention towards your upper body like, boat neck, halter necks, nehru neck, band collar, cowl neck etc. Choose kurti’s with structured shoulders or structured sleeves like cap sleeves, puff sleeves, leg-o-mutton, ruched, bishop sleeves to balance out your structure.

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Prints and Embellishments

Prints and embellishments should be kept minimal towards your lower body. Bold and bright patterns, prints or embellishments should be used at the top upper body like, sleeves, neck, bust and waist. Ombre prints and embroideries are like the perfect choice for your body type, as it complements your body structure perfectly if placed properly.

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Colors & Prints Combinations

Pair light color kurti’s with dark color bottoms, as it creates visual balance for your body structure. If you want to experiment with prints then choose bold and bigger prints for your upper body. Opt for camouflaging prints like, abstract prints for your lower body.

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Fabrics

Opt for fabrics which will fall over  and complements your body structure. Fabrics like rayon, georgette, chiffon, crepe, satin etc are like the perfect for your body type. Avoid stiff fabrics like organza, raw silk and organdi as it will bring attention towards your lower body.

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Bottoms

Palazzo pants, salwars, chudhidars or leggings works best for you. Avoid wearing patiyala salwars, tight fitted straight pants or dhoti pants as it will make your lower body look more heavy.

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Plus size  Pear shape body

Women with full figures often find it challenging to shop clothes according to their body structure. No matter the size, the rules to choose clothes are always same. You just need to sit and understand your body type more patiently, and figure out what are your major assets and pitfalls.

If you are pear shaped plus size woman, your major problem areas are your hipline and thighs. You need to follow the guidelines mentioned above , in addition to the below:

  • Avoid wearing body hugging kurtis as well as very loose kurtis. Opt for your perfect size.
  • Stay away from all over heavy embellishments, embroideries or surface ornamentations.
  • Opt for fairly broad or low necklines.
  • Choose to get your kurti’s tailored.

 Are you looking for comfortable and stylish kurti’s, so  voonik.com is the place. Checkout few styles perfect for pear shape body here:

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Black red rayon straight kurti

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Black red georgette kurti suit set

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Maroon multicolored printed georgette kurti

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Beige maroon printed cotton kurti

 

 

Wouldn’t you like your ethnicwear to make you look hot?

Beauty cannot be confirmed to standards….unconventional can be breathtaking! Indian attire like sarees, suits, lehenga’s are a boon for plus size women. These silhouettes are not only flattering but also can be used to maximum advantage to either hide or emphasise a body part.

While investing in ethnic wear, do keep the following tips in mind:

Sarees:

  • Fabric: Opt for flowy and soft material like georegtte, chiffon, crepe, satin etc. Stay away from stiff & firm fabrics like cotton, organza, organdi, silk etc. as it adds bulk to your body.
  • Design:Look for prints that compliment your body structure. Avoid wide borders in sharp color contrasts. Make sure the border color closely blends with the body of the saree.
  • Blouse: V-neck, sweetheart and deep U necklines create an illusion of slimmer shoulders and an elongated neck. If you have a pear shaped body, you can opt for boat neck and slightly puffed sleeves for a more proportionate appearance.
  • Pleats and Drapes: While draping the saree, avoid too many pleats on your waist as it will add bulk to your stomach. On the upper body, place the pallu on the shoulder without the pleats, as it will give you a slimmer look.

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Lehenga’s

  •  Blouse: The blouse length should be kept longer with princess cuts or darts. 3/4 sleeves or full sleeves are the most flattering when combined with broader/bigger necklines.
  • Lehenga skirt: Bell shape, mermaids or trumpet silhouettes are the most suitable for wide rectangle body shape. Flared A-line skirts draw attention to the waist and camouflage heavier bottoms. Hence it works best for pear body shape.
  • Dupptta: Drape the dupptta in a way so that it helps in camouflaging your pitfalls. Wear it on one side to create an asymmetric illusion.

 

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Suits

  • Sillhouttes: A-line, angrakha, asymmetrical, princess cuts are the most flattering styles for plus size women. One should avoid wearing heavy anarkali suits as it adds unwanted bulk.
  • Necklines: V-neck, scoop neck,  U necklines are the best options.
  • Fabrics: Fabric and fit is the key here. Choose flowy fabrics like crepe or chiffon and make sure the fit is nor too loose, nor too tight.
  • Length: Tall women look great with long kurtis but shorter women should opt for short or knee length kurtis.huma-qureshi_081713053352

Scarfs for Plus size women.

The use of scarfs has become very common these days. They have an ability to provide an instant boldness to your boring attire. Scarves can transform the look of any dress be it a simple white t-shirt or a printed summer attire.

Like always it is quite challenging for plus size women to decide on what kinds of scarfs they should choose and how to wear those. So this summer keep these tips in mind to create your own style statement with scarf.

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Think about the size

Giant, thick, oversized scarf is likely to add bulk and volume to the figure of a large-busted woman – or, really, any woman – especially if she also has a shorter neck and/or long and voluminous hair. On the other hand, there’s something to be said for scale: A teeny silk square may look lost on your frame, or make your bust appear even bigger. So depending on your personal figure flattery priorities, you might consider tracking down a medium-sized scarf that feels like it matches the scale of your unique frame.

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Avoid Bulk

Many of the scarves in trendy shops are thick enough to be winter blankets. As I mentioned above, I don’t have a large bust, and even I find these impossible to style and wear. With a larger bust, you probably want to avoid making your head and chest appear as one, which thick, bulky scarves tend to do. So select a scarf that is fairly lightweight and thin. The thinner it is, the larger it can be: A featherweight cashmere pashmina will generally work better than an inch-thick skinny muffler.

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Consider Placement

Most of my large-busted clients prefer to keep jewelry and scarves above the bustline. Not ALWAYS, but most of the time. A long necklace can bounce off the bust as you walk, and a long scarf can drape awkwardly. Think about how your scarf will interact with the other elements of your outfit, and where on your body you’d like it to rest. If you pick a spot above the bustline, be especially mindful of size and bust to avoid merging your head, neck, and bust with an overwhelming scarf. If you wear your scarf long and draped, create a configuration or use a tie that feels natural to you.

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Explore various ties

Speaking of ties, finding creative ways to fold, bend, twist, and otherwise corral your scarves into knots and shapes that suit your figure and taste is the key to making them work with ANY figure. For women with large busts, consider the twisted rope tie (shown above) which shrinks a larger scarf into a dense, manageable size, the French Twist, an ascot or cowboy knot. If you’ve got larger, thinner scarves that you’d like to style, take a peek at this fabulous video that shows 25 scarf ties in less than five minutes. Many may feel too voluminous, but see especially the bunny ear, the hidden knot, and the shell roll.

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Avoid infinity scarfs

Scarves with two ends are easier to tie and manipulate. Infinity scarves can be looped once or twice and that’s it. Since that generally creates a pile of looped cloth on top of and draping over the bust, it won’t work for many large-busted women. (“Many,” not “all” – if these work for you, enjoy! But they’re challenging on many.) Tying two ends of a rectangular scarf to create your own infinity loop can work better because you can control the length and placement of the knot.

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Plus size Fashion: Bling is In !

You all must be aware of how big the bling trend is right now. It of course can be named “Sequenced trend” with so much of parties and holidays lined up. No don’t relate it with cheap disco ball glitter but this trend is all about drama with a hint of sophistication. Mostly people are not a fan of shimmer all around them, but lately everyone has fallen for this trend. It certainly adds a X factor to any outfit. Now u need to understand what exactly is the bling trend? It’s the trend where you take out all your glittery clothes and accessories which you have been hiding in your closet all this time.

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How to rock this trend ?

The main rule is, don’t wear all of it at once in your excitement. Let there be something for your next night out. So if you are wearing a sequenced dress, keep the rest of your outfit simple. And if you are wearing a neutral outfit, then glam it up with blingy accessories.

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For daytime you can wear a casual T-shirt with an embellished jacket. Or maybe you can try a  cardigan with sequenced border. For office you can try a light beige cardigan with sequenced buttons will look good. Or maybe you can keep the rest of the outfit simple with neutrals and add a sequenced belt. It all depends on how much bling you want to add in your outfit.

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You can always look for accessories if you are not sure that you can carry a whole sequenced dress or outfit. So if you don’t like an embellished jacket, how about sequenced bags? They are really easy to carry and still make you look up-to-date. You can go fir sequenced clutches, hand bags and satchels.

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Taking the accessories even further, now comes the sequenced shoes. Well nothing can be more tempting for a girl then a blingy gold sequined pumps with black ribbon bow at the top! Glitter-Gold-Rhinestone-Wedding-font-b-Shoes-b-font-5-Inches-High-Heel-Party-Pumps-Bling.jpg

You can see  blingy doesn’t always mean “disco ball”. If done rightly, it can make you look sophisticated and fashionable at the same time. So what’s your take on this trend?

 

How to wear sarees for Voluptuous Figure??

Fashion changes with time but Indian Ethnic wear like “SAREES” are always in vogue. To create the newness, designers are experimenting with new styles like stitched sarees, lehenga saree, dhoti sarees, saree gowns. With the ecommerce boom, Indian sarees online are available in a variety of designs, fabrics, prints and colors nowadays. But not all sarees are perfect for everyone. While choosing a saree, you need to consider certain points, which results in giving you an attractive yet slimmer look at the same time.

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Check out few important tips to be kept in mind for a slimmer look , next time you drape your saree.

 1. Get the right fabric.

The fabric of the saree plays a very important role in making a woman look slimmer or plumper. So, while choosing a saree, it is essential to be aware of the fabric of the saree and which suits your body shape.

  • Plus size women are always advised to select sarees which are made of lightweight fabrics like crepe and georgette. Like crepe and georgette, chiffon sarees would stick to your body and can make you look slimmer.
  • If you are willing to wear cotton sarees,then you are advised to select maximum 40% cotton mix sarees, not more then that.
  • 40% silk mix sarees are considered to be the best choice for plus size women.

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2. Camouflage it with perfect prints.

The print on the saree also plays a very important role in making the wearer look slimmer.

  • You are strongly advised not to wear sarees which have bold and huge prints, as big motifs make you look plumper.
  • Sarees with prints like , abstract prints, aztec prints, prints which create an illusion are the best suitable for plus size women.

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3. A big no to Broad borders.

Borders add beauty to sarees !! But on the other hand broad borders add’s more volume to your structure.

  • Opt for sarees without borders.
  • Sarees with thin borders or an impression of border are good choice for plus size women.
  • Stay away with heavily embellished or embroidered borders, as it adds on more weight to your look.

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4. Flaunt those Curves with a Perfect Drape

Saree’s drape is one of the most important thing while wearing a saree. The beauty of the saree is the way you drape it and carry it. Hence, if it goes wrong ! everything goes wrong ! So, follow the steps next time you drape your saree.

  • Tuck your saree properly at the waist so that it doesn’t add volume to your body.
  • Make minimum pleats just to get the perfect drape and shape. Plump women going with a lot of pleats makes them look heavy bottomed and bulgy from their stomachs.
  • Keep the palla of the sari loose open on your arm and avoid pleating it all on your shoulder.
  • Long length blouses are also a good choice for voluptuous figure’s , and then you can get the palla from back and put it to one side. (Gujrati Style)

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Hence, Flaunt your curves in sarees with confident by keeping these tips in mind.

Here are few awesome styles to checkout:

 

5 flattering styles of tops for plus size women.

Tops are like the real essentials in a girl’s wardrobe. The apparel stores are full of tops  like off shoulders, tubes, tank tops, kaftans, tunic tops and many more. This makes it more challenging for plus size women to pick up the best suitable styles for their body shape/type.

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Here are a few styles of Tops which will flatter your body shape:

OFF SHOULDER TOP

It creates an illusion of an open neckline, bringing the attention towards your face. This style is a must have in every trendsetter’s wardrobe. Like it ? Shop it here.

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PEPLUM TOP

Peplum tops give your body an illusion of an hourglass bodyshape, besides camouflaging the tummy area. This style is best suitable for wide rectangle body shape. Shop it here.

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ASYMMETRIC CUT TOP

Asymmetric cuts always work very well for the plus size women. Since it is not too loose, nor too tight, it compliments the body shape and gives a flattering look. Like it ? Shop it here.

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SHEER FABRIC TOP

Sheer fabric tops trigger the curiosity factor, making them a great dressy wear option. Like it ? Shop it here.

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MAXI TOPS

Maxi tops give you a high level of style statement. With it’s  long, continuous length from the shoulder to the ankle, it also makes you appear taller & leaner. Like it ? Shop it here.

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