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Plus size fashion: Reality V/s Myths!

Exploding fashion myths for plus size women is long overdue. For years, full-figured women have lived with the same rules, avoiding many of the styles they really want to wear. They are fearful that something will make them look larger, broader or heavier. Too often, plus size women dress much as our mothers and grandmothers did, choosing black over bright colors, long skirts over short ones, and spending day after day at home in shapeless house dresses. It’s a new season, ladies, and time to explode these myths!

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MYTH 1#

Plus size women should never wear horizontal stripes.

REALITY 

In case you haven’t looked lately, horizontal stripes are everywhere. They’re showing up in dresses, blouses, sweaters and ponchos. Stripes are big on the fashion scene and horizontal, vertical and diagonal striped are almost equally popular.The best way to wear horizontal stripes is to break up the pattern with a blazer or colored pants.

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MYTH 2#

Black is the only flattering color for fuller figures.

REALITY 

Black is not the only choice for plus women. Black slacks and pants can pair with brilliant blouses and sweaters for amazingly flattering looks. Black jeans, jeggings and leggings can be worn with a spectrum of plaids, paisleys, prints and patterns by women of all sizes. Black dresses are an integral part of nearly every woman’s wardrobe and are flattering to all sizes. Wearing black is fine, but limiting yourself to black is discouraging. On the other hand fact is  all the solid, bold hues are equally slimming.

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MYTH 3#

Peplums add volume.

REALITY 

A streamlined pencil skirt with a peplum creates an hourglass shape. The beauty of a peplum is that it creates the illusion of a waist for those who might not have much definition in that area, and for those who do have a waist it’s one of those styles that accentuates the waist and forgives the muffin tops / tummy area. The hem of the peplum should hit just above the fullest part of the hip for optimal visual impact.  The eye will follow the hip curve as it bends towards the waist and disappears into the peplum.  Regardless of tummy or muffin bulge (which disappears under the peplum anyway), this is the most pleasing hem placement for that reason.

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MYTH 4#

Patterned pants draw attention to a heavy bottom.

REALITY 

Black is slimming but gets boring! If the cut of the garment flatters your figure, you can wear just about anything you like including prints. When wearing patterns, opt for ones in a larger scale which camouflage lumps and bumps. For the ultimate slimming effect, look for patterns with darker backgrounds.

Want to look Flawless? Here is how..

Make sure you include these in your diet.

-8 glasses of water

-Green tea

-Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

-Watermelons and mangoes

-Vitamin C rich foods (kiwis, grapefruits and oranges)

And then flow these simple steps to look flawless always:

Step 1: Wash and moisturize

First step of all, Wash your face thoroughly with the VLCC Wild Turmeric Face Wash and moisturize your skin with Lotus Nutraglow-SPF 25.

Expert Tip: Rub the moisturizer evenly using four of your fingers and apply a Primer to ensure your makeup lasts all day.

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Step 2: A touch of base.

To get perfectly even skin the speedy way, use a foundation stick.

Use the Lakme 9-5 Flawless makeup foundation to draw thick lines down cheekbones, the sides of your nose and above brows, and blend it evenly over your face and down onto your neck using your fingers—the sun-kissed look!

Expert Tip: Want lighter coverage? Rub moisturizer on your hands before you blend for a sheer, dewy finish and then use a concealer to erase any blemishes.

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Step 3: Blush it up!

Apply a thin layer of setting powder using a fluffy makeup brush so that locks in foundation and soaks up any excess oil that your skin produces.

Now Blush the apples of your cheeks using the Maybelline fit me blush.Focus on blurring the edges of the blush and creating a natural-looking glow.

Expert Tip: Use a Blush brush.

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Step 4: Enhance the Flawless skin.

-Fill in your brows

-Put on some eye makeup

-Moisturize your lips and add on some color

Expert Tip: Run a piece of ice over your lips before adding on gloss to help color last all day and prevent it from bleeding. Ta-da, you’re done! 🙂

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Treating Dry skin in summer.

Summers are here, though it is refreshing and sunny but is all full of itchy traps.None of us wants to end up in hospitals due to this.The itchy skin is caused by excessive dryness of the skin which is due to heat.The harsh chemicals in the soaps adds on to irritate the skin which will also lead to rashes.

Treating dry summer skin starts knowing how to retain the oils on your skin. Organic soaps are the best way to do so.

These soaps devoid of all harsh chemicals comes to the rescue.There are variety of soaps with natural neem , lemon, coconut,cucumber, olive oil extracts which serve as  the medicine for itchiness and dry skin. Here are some our picks to help you get and your skin through the summer in one piece:

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Beauty secrets to brighten up your Summers!

Summer is the time when our skin and hair are affected the most! So here are a few tips to solve the problems by taking a little more care of yourself.

Wash your face 3-4 times a day to avoid blackouts due to the dirt and dust.

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Scrub your face to remove dead skin.

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Moisturise your skin in order to avoid irritation.

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Do not leave your house without a sunscreen.

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Keep your body hydrated by drinking a lot of water, fruit juices, salads.

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Oil your hair to avoid dry and frizzy hair.
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Keep your makeup light and smooth.

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Beat the Heat : 5 Skincare Essentials!

There are some women who will have a bathroom cupboard full of skincare products while some are quite happy to go with just a handful of essentials. While we all have unique skin concerns there are some skincare basics that every woman should have with her. So here we suggest you 5 skincare essentials you must have in your bag this summer!

Lip Balm

Dry, cracked lips are a bitter reality that each person faces. And, with the summer heat and  windy days, it’s even worse. A lip balm with a slight  SPF is ideal for the dry summer weather. And, you can even go in for a tinted lip balm, which will not only protect your lips, but also add colour to them.

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Kajal/Kohl

Get a kajal or kohl to highlight your eyes. It instantly transforms your eyes into energised and bright ones.

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Body mist/Perfume

With the burning heat, your body tends to sweat a lot, and in order to fight against the sweat and odor, you can use a refreshing body mist. The mist will keep you going by making your feel refreshed with the lasting fragrances.

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Wet wipes

An oily face is sure to leave a bad impression and it is also very irritating. Therefore,n try out the oil absorbing sheets/wet wipes that are easily available in the market. Just a swab from these sheets is sure to leave you feeling fresh all over again. You should definitely have these in your bag.

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Sunscreen

In this hot climate, you need to get your hands on the ideal sunscreen lotion, cream or spray as per your skin type. Also, if you are heading out in sun without a sunscreen is never a good idea! You will be damaging your skin and are surely going be left with a lot of unwanted tan that can cause some serious sunburns! Sunscreen definitely tops our must-have-in-your-handbag list this summer!

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The complete 5 minute Makeup regime

Modern makeup doesn’t take 3 hours to place on. Your objective: glowing skin, plush lashes, and a vivacious lip—in quick 5 steps.

Easy-breezy Foundation & Concealer

Use a foolproof formula, like a stick or a compact, and emphasise on oily areas and redness around the nose and chin. Polish off any uneven spots with a sponge or a blender. For stubborn under-eye dark circles or breakouts, warm up a creamy concealer between your fingers and tap it where needed. Tapping increases circulation around the eye area and helps wake up your skin.

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Go Blush

For glowing cheeks, goof-proof flush, reach for a creamy blush. Use your fingers to dot a little quantity onto the apples of your cheeks, and blend away any excess till it’s sheer. (Powders need brushes—and tools run down the clock)

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Lavish Brows

Brow-grooming products add density and hold with simply a number of fast swipes. Opt for a shade that matches your current brow color. “Even if you have got thin eyebrows, a little quantity of tinted gel brushed upward creates fullness and can keep them in place.

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Intense Eyes

Bronze, copper, rose-gold, or champagne—shades that are a bit brighter than your skin tone—makes your eyes look alert. Dip your finger within the shadow, then sweep it over your lids, simply up to the crease. Next, take up your mascara wand at the bottom of your lashes, then jiggle and twirl it up toward your hair for an elongated and thick lashes.

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Finished Lips

Before applying lipstick directly, a lipcolor pencil is ideal when time is tight because it gives you control. Outline and fill in lips, then pat and blend with your finger for a soft yet skillful result.

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Let’s Go Cropping!

Everywhere we see tops are getting chopped & trimmed in all ways- from the sexy to the flowy, from frills to off-shoulders, slouchy silhouettes and many more. Yes, ‘Tis the season of crop tops & it’s not gonna end soon!

A must have fashion essential which is trending more and more everyday. And trust me you definitely shouldn’t worry about these questions- Like, what exactly do you do with the navel area? Is there a secret formula to revealing just the right amount of belly? Can a crop top work for the office?

Fear not ladies, we have solutions for all your queries! Ahead, we have rounded up the six types of crop tops looks you need to know about. Read on, take notes and get cropping. Let’s start from the top.

THE CROP MIDI-SKIRT LOOK

This season midriffs are not just for music festivals. For a polished look pair midi skirts with elbow length crop top & ankle strap heels.

 

THE BOYFRIEND JEANS

Dress up slouchy denims with a loosely knotted crop top and a pair of sexy stilettos. The tie allows you to decide how much of your waist you want to show before heading out of the house.

 

THE SHORT-SHORT LOOK

When wearing frayed or ripped shorts, pick up a long sleeve crop top to avoid showing more skin. Add more height & color by wearing wedges or heeled sneakers.

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THE FUSION LOOK

Go fusion friendly if you are thinking of experimenting, try the ethnic looking crop tops available with box pleated skirts or palazzo and look trendy & traditional.

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THE PENCIL SKIRT LOOK

Balance out a super skinny flashy crop top with skirt below your knee length and finish it off with cut out sandals.

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THE HIGH-WAIST PANTS LOOK

Those nervous about showing any skin should pair up their crop tops with high-waisted pants. The casual yet sophisticated feel of these outfits can easily go along with classic pumps.

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Hope you find your perfect one and look all stylish in these crop tops.

So, let’s go cropping!!

Have you stocked up your Suit Materials?

Voonik offers you a wide range of suit material to shop from. Choose from a wide range of pretty summer colours!

The ivory story

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The peach kiss

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The baby pink

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The coral click

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A White Summer

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Summer is here and it’s time to bring out the Whites!

Not only is White on White one of the foremost trending Style Mantras for the Season, white is also the primary color to swear by every Summer!

Here are some of the Handpicked Whites which had us head over heels :

THE REVAMPED WHITE-SHIRT

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THE LACEY ROMANTICS

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THE RESORT THEORY 

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THE FRINGE BENEFIT

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THE COUNTRY GOODNESS

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THE PEEK-A-BOO DIARIES

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THE No-NONSENSE MINIMALIST 

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THE URBAN UPTOWNIE

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THE WRAP STORY

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Still not convinced?

Check out our varied range of All-things-White and we promise to leave you asking for more 🙂

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