Women’s Classic Professional Clothing

Professional clothing for women
Women’s fashion has been scaling new heights with new designers churning out trendy designs for the fashion-conscious women. Formal outfits are no longer boring, and they are equally chic with a touch of glamor, all thanks to the creative minds of some fashion designers all over the world. Women’s clothing has undergone many alterations with new ideas being added with every passing season. No longer does getting dressed for work mean dull blacks and boring grays.
A professional woman, who’s always on the go, has many more reasons to keep her wardrobe updated. You can use the basics of professional clothing to create a wardrobe that is chic and turns you into a complete glam goddess as well!
Pant Suits
We all know the corporate world demands a certain look, but there are many women out there who would also like to have some fun! If you have specific rules to be followed at work for professional clothing, you would have no choice but to adhere to the same. In that case, color plays an important part in the way you present yourself. Although being dressed professionally does not mean an increased performance at work, nevertheless, this code is particularly required in industries that have a large interaction with consumers and clients.

For the classic professional clothing, you can go in for colors such as gray, beige, dark blue, and black for your pant suits.

Gems and stones go very well with professional suits.

The best part is, you can mix and match it with soft pastel or bold shades to break the monotony. Use a mix of lavenders, icy blues, soft pinks, and a shade of ivory to balance the entire look. Add a stylish printed scarf to make an ultimate style statement.

The classic women’s business

Stylish Ways for Women to Wear a Leather Jacket

Stylish way to wear a leather jacket
Sky High Always!
While there is no rule against wearing flats with a leather jacket (ballerinas with a cute pair of leather shorts anyone?), wearing a pair of heels with it will keep you en vogue and oh-so-stylish every time you step out.
Timeless, ageless, and without doubt ever-stylish, a leather jacket should be anointed the king of all things gorgeous, according to me. I don’t think I have ever been as upset about the loss/destruction of a clothing item as I was when I realized that my leather jacket was ruined beyond repair. To say that I was devastated would be an understatement. I went through the day looking more morose than a sad puppy being denied food from the table. Until a really dear friend promised that we would get another one. That may have been just to wipe the grim look off my face but it worked. Even the promise of a leather jacket was enough to get me going and creating a few looks that would work with it.

You could ask what the appeal of this jacket is, and I would point in the direction of greats like James Dean and Marlon Brando who set our hearts aflutter. You could ask me what about women, and I would ask you to try to resist the attractive appeal of fashionable divas like Jessica Alba, Alexa Chung, Nicole Richie; well, the list is endless. Make it punk with a leather bottom, or toughen up a girly look, the styling options that a leather jacket provides are infinite. Its versatility makes it a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. And once you have your hands on a piece you love, these are the different truly-inspirational ways in which

6 Ways for Women to Wear a Military-inspired Jacket

Attention! Salute the Style Commander.
If you aren’t sure how you should wear a military-inspired jacket, just do a quick search on Alexa Chung in military jacket. Taking for granted that Ms. Chung will probably do any outfit well (she is the darling of the fashion world for a reason), she wears military jackets with added panache.
How does something that is traditionally associated with and worn by the armed forces of the country become a fashion must-have? It is a question that has no answers other than the fact that style has no boundaries where inspiration is concerned. A color, a cut, a person, anything and anyone can be a muse. So, when style mavens across the country start hankering after military-inspired clothing, and wear it with style, you know it is time to write a how-to-wear guide for those who though stylistically inclined, need a little bit more of an inspiration to rock the trend.

For all those women out there who think the slightly tom-boyish, military jacket will seem out of place in your wardrobe, here are 6 ideas that will change your mind and have you rushing to find your new favorite piece of attire.

Wear it with trousers
This is probably the go-to option for most people. But instead of wearing your jacket with a pair of cuffed pants, a T-shirt, and high heels, opt to wear a pair of satin jodhpurs, a slinky top in a similar fabric, and a pair of military-style, tie-up ankle booties. Wear multiple chains and necklaces in different lengths for an added edge.
Wear it with denims
Now, this is a more casual look as compared to the earlier outfit. Wear a looser version of a military jacket with a full-sleeved, loose blouse that is semi-tucked into a pair of ripped jeans. Wear

Tips to Wear Lace Dresses Stylishly

Tip to wear lace dresses stylishly

Get the Expert In

Take the advice of celebrity stylist Ali Levine seriously. She suggests that you visit a seamstress before you wear your lace dress. This is to ensure that the dress is neither too long (which can make it overwhelming), nor too short (which can make the dress seem indecent).
Simple, sweet, trashy, naughty, conservative, coquettish, provocative, frumpy; all these adjectives are ones associated at different points of time with the same fabric―lace. It can be downright mind-boggling how one cloth can be all these different things. But that is exactly what makes lace such a difficult trend to wear. So, how do you ensure that no matter what you do always turn out right in your little lace number. Well, for one, you take our advice seriously.
Lace has come a long way from being the frock worn on birthdays and the fabric used for our grandmothers’ handkerchiefs. It’s been modified and upgraded and it’s time you said hello to lace 2.0 without doing it badly.
Tip #1 – Embrace Color
Traditionally when we think lace, we tend to think of basic, neutral colors like white, ivory, cream, and black. This season say hello to lace and its more colorful varieties. While classic colors can work for most occasions, they also tend to make an outfit predictable. Bright, bold colors make the outfit youthful and different. And that, we believe, is never a bad thing. What colors to look for, you ask? Well, there is absolutely no limit to the colors that you can choose from. But we suggest, you pick colors that are making waves in fashion circles right now; this includes blue, pink, tangerine, turquoise, and red. If you are all about making bold statements, then try

Choosing a Strapless Dress that Makes You Look Stunning

The Perfect Dress
The most amazing strapless dress will hold its shape even when it is hung on a hanger. The pattern of the dress should be such that it shows off your figure and hugs your curves in the right places.
Fun, sexy, elegant, feminine―these are just some of the many adjectives that come to mind when you think of the ever-popular strapless dress. While not the most comfortable dress to wear, few other patterns can accentuate the femininity of a woman’s figure as well. But most women are so occupied with constantly tugging and adjusting it that the sexy quotient of the dress takes a beating. Why is it so difficult to pick the right strapless dress? Most women are simply unaware of the anatomy of the dress, and how to pick one. Which is why we, at Buzzle, have come up with a list of tips that can help you.
What You Need to Look for in a Strapless Dress
It’s not easy to pick a showstopping strapless number. There are several things that you need to pay attention to. From the stitching of the dress to its fit, to how it works for your body shape; the aspects are many and varied. Finding that perfectly-fitting strapless dress may seem like an impossible task, but trust us when we say that if you pay heed to some tiny details, you are definitely going to make a stunning statement in the dress you choose.
Ensure that the Dress has a Proper Structure
While formless, hippie-inspired strapless maxi dresses are all the rage right now, very few women can actually pull off that look. When buying a dress that is off-shoulders and does not have any sleeves, it is important that you buy one that has some structure. This is all the more

Elegant Ways for Women to Wear Striped Clothing

Ways to wear striped clothing - dress
Change the Angle
Not too sure that horizontal or even vertical stripes are quite your style? Well, whoever said that you need to stick to these two patterns. Welcome another member of the family into your wardrobe with diagonal stripes. Not only is the pattern très chic, it is also flattering on most body types.
We have seen the age of the polka dots, we have lived through the wave of neons, we have even survived the catastrophic phase of padded shoulders; but if there is one trend that has kept us all sane through it and remained a timeless classic, it is a print that we call stripes. From the ever-popular pinstripes that can be found in every formal wardrobe, to the sailors-inspired nautical stripes, and the kaleidoscopic, vibrantly colorful bold stripes that cheer us up on a routine, mundane day, stripes have time and again proved just how essential they are to our wardrobe.

If you are still shying away from embracing this print, then we tell you how you can add it in different ways to your outfit lookbook.

With nautical stripes being such a rage, T-shirts with stripes on them have become quite the common sight. And why not? You can wear them with jeans, skirts, trousers, blazers; well, the list is endless. While we love the classic black and white combination, we suggest that you experiment a little. Play with color. And wear it with a pair of pants in a matching shade. Or if that’s not your thing, then choose a tee that sports stripes in a slightly unique style. How about trying diagonals?
If you thought that striped shirts were a mainstay only in men’s wardrobes, you are in for a bit

Outfits with Leggings

Outfits with leggings
You can either glam them up for a night out, or dress them down for a more casual look. You can wear them under dresses, skirts, or even with long tunic tops. They often form an integral part of clothing for women, and are available in a spectrum of colors, and in so many styles and patterns, that you will be spoiled for choice. Also, these leggings give you the opportunity to personalize the outfit by using your creativity.
Basics for Choosing Leggings

If you are just starting out, it’s best if you start with opaque leggings in a dark color, like black or brown. These solid colors will let you experiment with different colored tunics. When choosing a color for the leggings, it’s best if you select a color either present in the top, or a color that complements the top. Choosing a totally contrast color can turn out to be a disaster. Once you start to feel more comfortable, then you can mix and match with new colors along the way.

Leggings also come in different lengths. While selecting the length, you should take into consideration the shape of your body. For example, mid-calf leggings look great on a tall girl, but if you are petite, they might make your legs look wide.

Pairing Your Leggings
The choices for pairing clothes with leggings are infinite. From shirts and dresses to tunics, you can pair your leggings with almost anything. Also, they give the perfect opportunity to wear the layered look. A short skirt and a fitting T-shirt makes for the perfect outfit to wear with leggings.

For the Beginner
If you are hesitant to try leggings, the best option is to wear a monochromatic outfit. A black blouse or a T-shirt with a

How to Ensure if a Suit Fits You Properly

Many of you will agree that, improper fitting suits can lead to embarrassing moments. You are probably reading this article because you have experienced such moments, or you just want to avoid such embarrassments. Whatever be the case, I am here to help you out.

A perfect fitting suit is one of the best things that a man can buy for himself. It can be termed as the corporate uniform, and some say it is the ultimate wedding outfit for men. Generally, the suits that are tailored or altered, fit properly, the problem arises when you buy suits off the rack. More than 90 percent of the men around the world would agree with me, when I say that, you rarely find perfectly fitting suits, when you shop off the rack.

How to Know if a Suit Fits You Well

Before I start, you should know one thing, the cut (generally American, British or Italian) of your suit, highly influences the fitting of your suit. So, before you step out to buy a suit, have a clear picture of what you want. When you say “suit”, you usually refer to the jacket and the trouser. Here are a few tips that will help you to make sure that your suit has the best fit:

The Jacket
Your shirt can help you judge the fit of your jacket. I recommend you to wear your “best” fitting shirt when you go out to shop for a suit. When I say “best” I mean, your shirt should have the right shoulder fitting, and they should extend up to the start of your thumb. Now, when you try out the jacket, button it, observe the following things:

– The shoulder seams should perfectly match your shoulders.
– A centimeter of the cuffs of

Affordable First Date Outfit Ideas for Men

What are first dates all about? Getting to know one another, right? So, why do we focus so much of our attention on what we wear? The type of clothes you wear is to let your date know that you care about the way you look. Regardless of gender, a first date outfit is a huge deal “maker or breaker” for many. Instead of jeopardizing your chances, keep our tips and suggestions in mind while getting ready for your date.
What to Wear on Your First Date
More often than not, first impressions from a first date define whether or not it’ll mold into a healthy and strong relationship. Although that’s not the only parameter, it often plays a huge role. Depending on the activities you may have lined up for the date, here are a few options you can choose from.
This night calls for a hip and somewhat chilled-out attire. Wearing colored pants (not to be confused with skinny, brightly colored pants) with a casual t-shirt and a jacket is the perfect way to keep it informal. There’s no particular need to add accessories to the outfit (as you’re not a woman), but if you really want to take it up a notch, add a flattering fedora hat.
Going clubbing automatically means you want to be noticed with her. It’s “dress to impress whoever sees you” time; and she’s going to expect you to look the part. The way to tackle the attire for the night is by keeping it semi-casual, yet trendy and slightly funky. Don’t be scared to wear a vivid-colored shirt to seal the deal.
This is another “very public” and popular place for a first date. Whether you’re meeting her for a cup

5 Classy Ideas to Coordinate Shirts and Ties

Wear a solid shirt with metallic tie
Pattern Conundrum Solved
Unsure of which patterns in ties you should definitely have in your tie drawer? We suggest you pick a basic checked one, an elegant striped one, a tie with tiny dots on them, and one with a quirky print for a little zing on days when you need it.
Men in formals are a drool-worthy sight. An impeccably dressed man is what women’s dreams are made of. We love our men in suits, but we even adore them in a perfectly ironed, well-fitted shirt worn with a great tie that accentuates the look. But you need to keep that look interesting to keep our attention, and for goodness sake, you need to lock away those duck print ties (unless it is a gag party you are attending).

If you want to truly stand out in a crowd, you need to know how much a good and well-tied necktie can do for your look. In this article, we give you a lowdown on the five best combinations you have at your disposal to pair shirts and ties, and also tell you how to get these combinations right.

Solid on Solid
Risk Factor: Low
This is a classic combination, possibly the one you use pretty much every day. It is clean, neat, and solid (pun unintended). While a classic combination like the blue on white shown here will always do the trick, a little bit of experimentation will never hurt. So, how can you do this idea better? Here’s how. Pick colors that are complete contrasts. Now you may say that even a white shirt with a blue tie is contrasting, but does it wow you? No! Pick combinations like yellow on blue, or purple on pastel pink.
Tone on

Types of Men’s Suits

God! They’re Pricey.
If you thought normal suits could burn a hole in your pocket, let us introduce you to the most expensive suit of them all. Stuart Hughes in collaboration with Richard Jewels is the creator of a cashmere-silk fabric suit which is embellished with 480 half carat diamonds and costs a whopping $900,000!
A businessman trying to look his professional best, a smart dresser being his fashionable self, a college student trying to look older; something all of these people have in common is the need to have a good suit in their wardrobe. Because with that one weapon in their arsenal, half the battle is already won. But how much do you know about this garment that can be your go-to for almost any formal event. Do you know of the many, many options that exist for you? Or are you one of those people who think all suits look the same? Well, if you belong to the latter section, it is time you educate yourself and get the basics down. Because we think you will agree with us here, when we say that wearing a suit is where dressing like a man actually begins.
The Different Makes
To an untrained eye, suits may look as if they have the same structure and silhouette, but someone a little more trained will tell you that suits come from one of three families―American, Italian, and British.

What the Americans Made
Made popular in the 1920s by the Ivy Leaguers, the American Sack Suit is boxier than its more-fitted counterparts. It follows the natural shoulder line of a person and allows for a roomier body. More often than not, this style of suit is single-breasted and has two or three buttons. The armhole is higher and the vent is centered at the back.

Different Tuxedo Styles for Men

Tuxedo styles for men
I bet you didn’t know…
the term Tuxedo is derived from the phonetics of ‘P’tauk-seet-tough’, the name of an Algonquin tribe chief, meaning ‘home of the bear’.
Think tuxedo and all I can picture is George Clooney in his impeccable, yet elegant avatar. If the actors walking down the red carpet cause many a girls heart to flutter, why shouldn’t a respectable man come out looking his best. I feel a man in a tux definitely radiates charisma that is sure to attract a lot of attention.Ever since the 19th century, showing up for a formal occasion in a tuxedo has been a sign of being well-dressed. You would wonder, what is it that makes the man in tux so desirable? Well, there is absolutely no harm in a man dressing up to look good, and more importantly, feel good.Whatever be the reason, sporting a tuxedo for that special day or prom night is absolutely essential. I would say, it is akin to a style statement, and a flattering one at that.

Wondering What to Choose?
Traditional and Contemporary
If you go by the tuxedo etiquette laid down by veterans, you would definitely have to choose the traditional style of tuxedo. The underlying rule is as simple as remembering ‘black is gold’. Think traditional and think black, they are synonyms. The look is complete only if you are dressed in woven woolen fabric in black, white shirt, with a black tie, a cummerbund, and a vest. Your look is definitely incomplete without black shoes. It is absolutely mandatory to opt for the traditional style at weddings and formal parties. The contemporary style on the other hand, allows you to experiment with colors and styles. Sported at informal events and prom events, the contemporary

Tips to Choose the Perfect Shirt Collar for Your Face Shape

Tips to choose the perfect shirt collar for your face shape
The shape of your shirt collar should be different from your face shape. For example, a narrow point collar looks good for a round face, while a wide or medium spread collar suits an angular face.
Shirt collars should complement the face and body frame of the wearer. The collar is the most important part of your clothing because it is just below your face and if you are wearing a tie, it further attracts attention to your shirt collar. The right collar can enhance your look by balancing the appearance of your body. Thus, it is important to choose a collar with care. You should know which collar suits which face shape, so that you may be able to decide which collar looks good on you.The narrow point collar is one where the space between the collar tips is very small. The medium or semi spread collar has a greater space between the collar tips than that of the narrow point. The wide spread collar has an even greater space between the collar tips than that of the medium spread. The club collar has rounded collar points. The button down collar shirts have small buttons at the tip of each collar to secure them to the shirt and keep them in place. The hidden button down collar shirt is similar, but has buttons underneath the collar tips. The cutaway collar shirt has collar tips far away from each other to allow full view of the tie. The tab collar shirt is one where the collar has two tabs at the midpoint of the collar points, which is used to connect under the tie. This allows the collar to stay flat around the

Famous Fashion Photographers

Fashion photography as a profession has scaled new heights today. Talented photographers are always on the lookout for trying new and artistic ways to make a statement in the world of fashion photography. It is all about giving a new image to the model or the brand that is associated with it, although it is not restricted to these purposes only. Fashion photography is now the most sought after profession, and the most creative minds are always in great demand for their ability to translate a simple frame into one that stands out amongst a thousand shots. If fashion is your passion, then take a look at some of the famous fashion photographers who have made their mark in this very glamorous field.

Andrea Klarin
Born in Yugoslavia, Andrea Klarin developed an interest in fashion at the age of 18. She went on to study and further develop her passion in Belgium. Later, she moved to Paris in order to establish a career in fashion photography. Klarin believes that her work requires her to constantly move and evolve. Her knowledge about lighting and shadow effects in-depth, contributes to the popularity of her pictures. Andrea Klarin’s working relationship with singer Grace Jones has been highly appreciated. Angular, well-defined shots, and glossy pictures, are this photographer’s best skills. Apart from working for the giants in the fashion industry, such as Lanvin and Valentino, she has also worked for companies like Nike, and magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. In one word, Klarin’s work is best described as dynamic.

Donald McPherson
This high-profile photographer is known for his fine sense in fashion, and the ability to capture the same on camera. Donald McPherson began his career as an assistant with several other photographers. He worked with some of the most renowned names in the fashion

What Does a Fashion Photographer Do?

The first images that come to our mind when someone mentions fashion photography are sensuous models and a lot of glitz and glamor. Well, these definitely are some aspects of this profession, but if we dig a bit more to know about what fashion photographers do for a living, you will realize that in spite of all the hype, it still is like any other job – lot of hard work and responsibility. From directing the models to getting their equipment right for the shoot, a fashion photographer is involved in almost every aspect of the shoot.

Fashion photography is mainly concerned with the clothing and accessories. It is the responsibility of a fashion photographer to highlight these in a photo and make it visually appealing. Once they take up an assignment, it is their responsibility to deliver on the requirements of the client. The points mentioned below will summarize the job of a fashion photographer.

– Before taking an assignment, a fashion photographer meets with the client to understand their requirements. It is important to have a clarity on how the client wants to project his brand.
– The fashion photographer holds consultations with the designers so that a working concept of the photo shoot is created.
– A fashion photographer understands the intricacies of various designs and fabrics, so that he can plan the shoot accordingly.
– Fashion photographers shortlist a few models and then select the ones they think are perfect for the shoot.
– They work in cooperation with hairstylists, makeup artists to ensure that everything is in order and as per the plan.
– The fashion photographers provide valuable inputs to the art director and the client on deciding the appropriate location for the shoot. However, it is important to remember