Month: December 2019

Famous Shoe Styles

With women’s shoes the style most commonly heard is definitely the pump. What exactly a pump is may be a bit of a loose definition, but in short, the back of the shoe is closed, the front is low-cut, and they are above all, defined by a “high heel.” The classic image of a women’s formal shoe is defined by this shape.

On the opposite end of the spectrum are flats, or ballerina flats as they are sometimes called. With the basic look of a ballerina’s slipper, these shoes have no heel, are typically closed at the toe, and are low-cut, or a lot of the top of the foot shows.

A bit less delicate than the previous two styles, clogs are women’s shoes that are open at the back and closed at the front for easy slip-on usage. Clogs and mules are terms often used interchangeably; however, the clog traditionally has a platform style heel, and was traditionally made of wood.

Traditionally of Spanish origin, espadrilles are shoes which have woven or canvas fabric on the upper part of the shoe, and a sole woven of rope or grass.

French heels, of somewhat historic origin, can be traced back to King Louis XIV of France who stood at only 5 feet 3 inches height. His special style of shoe became a fashion trend, eventually landing firmly in women’s-ware. These shoes are characterized by curved heels of medium height.

The name Huaraches once referred only to handmade, traditional sandals of Mexican origin, but today can cover any manner of leather or rubber construction which features a sturdy design and woven materials. These shoes are slip-on in style and noted for comfort and durability.

When a shoe has a kitten heel, this means the heel is low, usually 2 inches or less, and is located in the middle of the heel portion of the shoe.

A Mary Jane style shoe is characterized by the strap, usually a buckle that crossed over the top of the foot. The toe of a Mary Jane is generally rounded, and the heel is either flat or a bulky platform.

Oxford shoes are traditionally considered men’s shoes, but any shoe that laces up and is formal in style can be considered an Oxford shoe.

When a small cut-out in the front of a shoe allows a bit of toe to show, it is known as a peep-toe shoe. This is different from an open-toe shoe that allows the majority of the toes to show.

Platform shoes, although commonly believed to be defined by the heel, are actually defined by the part of the sole under the toes. Any shoe with a bit of a boost given by a sole being the thickest under the sole is known as a platform shoe. Platform shoes were especially popular in the 1970s with both men and women.

When a shoe is referred to as a slide, it is a slip-on shoe that features open toes and open backs. Just below the toes the shoe will have a strap or straps designed to hold the shoe in place, however there are no toe or ankle straps on a true slide.

A sling-back shoe is any shoe that has a strap wrapping around the back of the heel or ankle, where the strap is connected to the sole of the shoe.

When a heel is said to be a stacked heel, the heel has a look which appears to be stacked pieces of wood or other material giving the height effect.

Types Of Shirt Fabrics

Poplin

Poplin is a soft and comfortable weave, and it is therefore commonly used in casual style shirts, such as sport shirts. If you are looking for a particularly colorful shirt, you will fare best shopping for a poplin, because this type of fabric holds color and pattern exceptionally well. One kind of poplin that is great for warm climates is called a ‘fil-a-fil’. This type of poplin weave is particularly airy and soft, which makes it good for summer shirts.

Twill

Twill fabric is made using a diagonal weave, and is great for business casual outfits. It is slightly different from a plain oxford shirt in that rather than a one under/one over weave, it is made using a two under/two over weave. This is what gives it its diagonal or staircase-like appearance. Twill weaves are sturdy, durable fabrics that are great if you need to frequently wash and dry your shirts. Heavy twills are sometimes associated with vintage work wear, such as mechanic’s shirts.

Cotton/Polyester Blend

I am not one to recommend a 100% polyester shirt, because they tend to be itchy and uncomfortable. However, a little bit of polyester can be a good thing when blended in. You can find all 4 of the types of fabric listed above in a cotton/polyester blend. It is this fabric combination that you will usually see in shirts that are labeled as “wrinkle resistant” or “no iron.” It is worth noting that to get a truly crisp, clean look, you will still need to iron your shirt. No shirt containing cotton is completely wrinkle free. Polyester helps to keep a shirt from looking very wrinkly once you have it on, but it still takes a bit of ironing to get it to look pressed. My preference is a blend of 98% cotton to 2% polyester.

Oxford

Plain oxford shirt fabric (“plain” meaning that it is woven using a basic one under/one over thread weaving technique) is the coarsest shirt fabric. Although this is really just by comparison, as it still quite soft to the touch. Oxford fabric is most frequently seen in more casual style button down shirts, such as those that you would wear without a tie, and those with button down collars. In oxford shirts that are colored or patterned, only the threads that run in one direction are dyed. Therefore, the fabric itself has a sort of light basket weave appearance when you look at it closely, because running through the colored thread is another set of thread that is white.Pinpoint oxford shirts are woven in the same manner, however a finer thread is used, so the fabric is smoother and the basket weave appearance is less obvious. Aroyal oxford shirt is made with the finest thread, and therefore considered to be the most formal type of oxford shirt. Royal oxford fabric usually features small, diamond shaped wedges.

Broadcloth

Broadcloth fabric is the most formal type of fabric for day-to-day wear. This makes it a great choice to wear to an interview, or in any other situation when you need to look particularly polished, but it is not a very formal (black tie) affair. Broadcloth fabric has a tight weave, which allows it to appear luxurious and also allows it to display pattern exceptionally well. In fact, the fabric is woven so tightly that it almost has a little bit of a gleam to it.

Crop Top

If you want to reveal that shapely navel, low-rise pants would do with a brusquely cropped top. However, if you want it covered as much as possible, Elan Clothing also has options for a full cover. Anyways, you can always go for high-waisted pants or skirts to do such honors. Comfortable casual dresses are required at the gym though.

If you have a wonderfully toned body, you can experiment with this tight variant of casual clothing. You shouldn’t lose hope even if its not so; there are many kinds of flowing and loose curtailed tops that end up just on the belly.

You can create a stir by teaming your flaming blue casual tops with a white short pant. A broad black leather belt will complete the smoldering picture. However it requires bravery to catch such attention. Faded jeans or tight Elan Clothing trousers fit in rather well with this casual wear. Else, you can go for three-quarters teamed with stilettos, anklets and a matching clutch. Just choose the patterns and matching wisely.

One great thing about crop top is that you can experiment with your hair and it gets noticed. If the neckline is decent, you can have a bun. If the casual clothing is frayed at the edges, you can leave it flowing down. You can also wear sandals with crop top and jeans; the effect comes out just nicely.

Just keep in mind that with a crop top, there is a thin line between raunchy and ravishing. You cannot go too low with your pants with such a top. You might wear beads over this Elan International stuff and prime it up with a nose stud. It almost gains ethnic status that way!

Cropped tops were a rage when Britney Spears was going good. It looks like the fashion has arrived with many celebrities trying different codes. A well-cut top seems just nice over a tapering and tight black pant and branded shoes. It is wise to keep the abdomen toned to charm the viewers. Wear them with Elan and have fun under the Sun.

Women’s Designer Shoes

Women have different goals on why they choose to wear shoes. Some wear it for fashion sense and some wear them because it’s a need. Every season during winter, spring, summer and fall, designers come up with new designs. And these styles also go well with everyone. A proper selection of shoes to fit feet and leg styler may not be known by all, but it is essential and good to know about it.

One of the things that one should consider when buying shoes is to make sure that you choose the right size and fit. Shoes width is important as the size of the shoes. You must also know the that your weight and height matters. They are decide whether you should select shoe style as they highlight features in your body most especially with the legs. However, not all shoes look good to everyone and put in mind that you can always wear some classic shoes or the hottest new designs as long as you don’t find it ridiculous. A good way to buy shoes is that you buy them for you to look fine in them at your best and not just because they are the latest and hottest. An impression from a friend can help. It is also good that you pick the right color to combine with your outfit. A simple rule: stick with black because they are classic and fit for all time in style.

Fashion trend of the shoes started mostly by who we see on TV and movies. Yes, from famous female Hollywood actresses. Aside from them a sneak on the magazine and internet from the top and famous designers around the world. And these designers, when they launch their new shoes collection, as well as other accessories each season, women on the other hand hope that the trend can be wear by them and for the designers to make good money for them as usual.