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Adete Roshni

Eyes are incomplete without mascara. These long, voluminous lashes can make anyone fanatic about them. We girls can’t live without mascara; it is the essential thing in our makeup routine.L’Oreal voluminous lash mascara takes your lashes to paradise, its 200+ tiny bristles make your lashes voluminous and give full fringe effect.

L’Oreal is good when it comes to producing mascara; lash paradise is the best option available or even the best of L’Oreal.

L’Oreal voluminous lash paradise comes in a metallic tube with a brush wand which has more than 200 tiny bristles. The formula of the mascara is liquid, but you need to be very careful with this because it dries down very fast.

The mascara is not waterproof, but it will stay all day long. The packaging is also very nice and travel-friendly. The tiny soft bristles hold the maximum formula and volumize your lashes.

How to uses

• Place brush at base of upper lashes and sweep it gently up to the tip
• Same with the lower lash
• While removing mascara use water and soap/oil

Pros

• Nice packaging
• Good longevity
• Comfortable to wear
• Doesn’t smudge
• Give volume and length
• Travel-friendly
• Doesn’t clump eyelashes

Cons

• Removing mascara is a tough task
January 9, 2019 0 comment
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Books play a crucial role in our lives. They drag us into an entirely new world filled with knowledge, entertainment, life lesson and advice that motivates us to achieve things positively in our life.The value of books is invincible; you get to know new things that expand your knowledge and make your life more meaningful.

These five self-motivational books mentioned below is a must read:

THE DRAMA-FREE WAY by Jennifer Kern Collins

If you are having full of dramatical life no matter if it is a drama of a toxic relationship, addiction or some other drama, then this book is a must-read.Its thoughtful chapters will give a new positive vision to see your life in a new way.

THE FOUR AGREEMENTS by Miguel Ruiz

After reading this book, you will experience extreme happiness, freedom, and love. The book deals with the four agreements:
• Be impeccable with your words
• Don’t take anything personally
• Don’t make an assumption
• Always do your best

LOVE YOURSELF as your life depends on it by Kamal Ravikant

We know so many prosperous peoples but who exactly know how much they worked hard to achieve that in life. Kamal Ravikant shares his story of success followed by his hard failure, depression, and illness.
This personal journal motivates you to rise again in your life defeating your failures and encourage you to say “I love myself” and repeat it whenever you feel low.

THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION by Brené Brown

Brene Brown’s writing connects with readers emotionally; she expresses her opinions and communicates it to readers.

This book can be your best companion in your hard times. This book will motivate you to let go of your expectations, guilt, discomfort and all insecurities.

And at the end of the reading, this book you will say to yourself ” I am imperfect, and I love it.”

NOTES TO MYSELF by Hugh Prather

This book has no index, no chapters, it has no beginning and no end, and that’s the good thing about this book. This book is not just a collection of words its an experience of self-growth.

This book will be your best companion.

If you are looking for self-esteem and personal search, then you should read this.

January 9, 2019 0 comment
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Buttons are a small yet essential element of a garment, as it affixes two pieces of fabric. We encounter buttons on every other day; you may have also noticed they are of different shapes, types, and material too. The most common one is the plastic buttons, other than that the metal, wood or fabric buttons are even there in the market.

Today we will be talking about various types of buttons:

2-hole flat

It is a flat button having two holes at the center.

4-hole flat

It is a flat button which has four holes at the center.

Flat shank

Shank buttons have loop or hole behind the button. Flat shank is a flat button which has a loop at its back.

Quarter shank

Quarter shank has dome top shape, like a quarter ball with a hole behind it.

Half shank

Half shank is half dome shaped button.

Full shank

Full shank is a dome shapes button, which is an excellent choice for hand knits.

Stub/ snap

Snaps could be of plastic or metal fasteners which snap together with a pop.

Knot

Knot button is made by a bulge of threads, which is design in a way that it could tighten the knot itself.

Beaded

The beaded button is a decorative button, which is made up of beads at the front and has a hole at its back to tie on the garment.

Pig nose fabric

Pig nose fabric button resembles a pig nose which is made up of cloth and done hand sewing only.

Stud/ jeans button

This is similar to shank buttons, but instead of a hole at the back, they have a straight pin which attached through the fabric to secure the button.

Toggles

Toggles are more often long, straight or rounded, which is made up of wood.

Covered fabric button

Covered fabric buttons look good on casual garments; it is made to conceal a piece of fabric over a button.

Mandarin fabric button

Mandarin fabric buttons are knobs which are made up of knotted string.

Worked or cloth button

These buttons are made up of embroidery stitches over a knob.

January 8, 2019 0 comment
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Shimmering skin perfecto liquid highlighter is one of the iconic products from BECCA. The liquid highlighter has a light-weight formula which delivers a gorgeous dewy effortless glow.
It wouldn’t be wrong if I say this highlighter is versatile. The formula can be applied alone or with another product (primer/moisturizer or foundation) for a dewy finished look that gives subtle polished radiance and prismatic effect for nightlife.
Shimmering skin perfecto liquid highlighter is also available in the easy-to-use compact in a pressed powder and poured cream consistency; you can have whichever you feel the ease to use.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Homosalate, Glyceryl Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana Witch (Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ceteareth-12, Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil/Huile minerale, Glucose, Fructose, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Alcohol Denat, Dextrin, Sucrose, Urea, Propylparaben, BHT, Hexyl Nicotinate, Glutamic Acide, Aspartic Acid, Alanine, Aloe Barbadensis Extract (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract), Butylparaben, Fragrance.

SHADES

Pearl: a soft, luminescent white that’s perfect for fair skin tones
Moonstone: a pale, incandescent gold that illuminates the complexion
Rose gold: a rosy pink with warm-gold undertones
Opal: neutral, white gold with universally flattering, soft pink undertones adds a perfect amount of radiance.
Champagne pop: a bestselling shade that’s a soft gold with pinky peach undertones
Prosecco pop: true, ethereal gold that flatters medium to deep skin tones, perfect for anyone who wants a flash of golden radiance.
Topaz: radiant bronze with golden undertones that’s perfect for deeper skin tones, adds a sunkissed bronzy glow on fair-to-medium skin tones.
Vanilla quartz: a creamy, buttery light gold shade infused with universally flattering pink pearl.

HOW TO USE

To highlight (face)
• Apply on the high points of your face.
• Dab a small amount over foundation using fingertips or brush to highlight your cheekbones, brow bones, temples, bridge of the nose and cupids bow.

To highlight (body)/ body shimmer

• Use 2,3 pumps with body lotion and apply all over your body (where needed).
• Apply to décolletage, shoulders, and legs to get the shimmery and shiny result

Pros

• Beautiful range of shades ideal for all skin tones
• Cruelty-free (without animal tested)
• Dewy finish
• Smooth texture and good pigmentation
• Easy to blend and can be mix with other products

Cons

• Contains a small amount of fragrance
January 7, 2019 0 comment
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Bille Holiday- A Jazz Legend

Raised in poverty, sexually assaulted, school dropout yet one of the most inspiring voices of Jazz. Billie Holiday named Eleanora Fagan after her birth.
In spite of living a troubled life, she found solace in music; she uses to listen and sing along to the records of Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong, both of them were the primary influence on her singing. Around 1930, she started working as a vocalist in local clubs and renamed herself as ‘Billie’ after the actress Billie Dove.
During her performance at Harlem jazz club, John Hammond recognized her flair. From there her journey of flying started she became a major star in the jazz world, which was supposed to be ruled by males at that time. She has one of the most distinctive voices of all time; her unique slow singing style touched millions of hearts, it was the emotional power she had in her voice which has been an influence on many performers and singers.
Not only her singing style but her courage and bold personality made her a legend; she boldly expressed her statements through her music, she wrote songs at that time when it was considered as unusual for a woman.
she is an excellent example for every one of raising and shining above the troubles.

Ella Fitzgerald- First Lady Of Song

Rising above the troubled childhood, Ella made herself a shining star of the music industry. To support her family who was struggling financially, she started working. However, she was inclined to make her career in the entertainment industry she entered as an amateur contestant at Harlem’s Apollo theater. There she wowed the audience by singing the Hoagy Carmichael tune “Judy” and “The object of my affection,” which made her win the contest.
Her career began to take off in 1946 when she started working with Norman Granz. Her unique, velvety voice and ability to mimic instrumental sounds helped popularize the vocal improvisation of scatting, which became her signature style, separating her from other stars of her time.

Fitzgerald’s voice made her one of the legendary singers of Jazz. She recorded more than 200 albums and around 2,00 songs in her lifetime. Fitzgerald was the first African-American woman to win Grammy award, in-total she accoladed with 14 Grammy awards, which includes a lifetime achievement in 1967 and Presidential Medal of Freedom. Ella Fitzgerald was the first African-American woman to perform during Super Bowl Halftime.

Apart from superb singing style, she broke boundaries and stand for social issues, and dominated bebop with her versatile voice.

Aretha Franklin- The Queen Of Soul

A legend who gave her voice in Respect, Freeway of love and I say a little prayer, Aretha Franklin was known to be the Queen Of Soul. Artha Franklin has a powerful voice, marvelous vocal flexibility, piano-playing skills which made her an influence over the range of the audience.

She recorded some of her earlier records at the age of 14. she accoladed by several awards and Recognition. in 1987, she became the first female ever to be introduced into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Aretha was nominated 44 times for the Grammy award and won 18 times which includes MusiCares person of the year in 2008, making her one of the most honored artists in the Grammy history. In 2010, she ranked first on the Rolling Stone magazine of the ‘100 greatest singers of all time’.

Franklin’s voice did not just entertained people but inspired others and set afire the musical career of some of the greatest singer we have now. She not only sang but was involved in the struggle for civil rights and women’s rights, she fought back against social injustice.

Aretha Franklin’s powerful voice has been an influence she is gone, but her music isn’t.

Dolly Parton- A Country Rocker

A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, Dolly Parton is a great inspiration for everyone. Dolly Parton has successfully made her name in country music, which is an extremely male-dominated music genre. Parton with her beautiful voice range took the heart of country and pop music fans, making her one of the most honored female country performers of all time.

She started performing professionally at the age of 10, she began appearing on local television and radio shows. Her singing career started highlighting when she partnered with Porter Wagoner on The Porter Wagoner Show.

Dolly Parton has composed nearly 3,000 tracks and has been nominated for 47 Grammy nominations and received 9 times, and a Grammy lifetime achievement award in 2011. She has been introduced into 15 different Hall of Fames and has had 25 songs reach no1 on the Billboard country music charts, which is a record for a female artist.
Parton has always influenced her fans and encourage them to be the leader of their careers.

Madonna -¬ Queen Of Pop

She rose from the flames and made an A-List career for over 30 years. Madonna Louise Ciccone, a legendary pop star became a sensation of the ’80s when music was very much in control of males in all genre. Madonna accepted as a cultural icon globally and considered as the influential and iconic music artist of all time, her legacy goes beyond music.

Madonna’s contribution to the entertainment industry made her a role model of novice artists. Rihanna, Shakira, Beyonce, Taylor Swift are some of the biggest names who inspired and influenced by Madonna.

Over 300 million of her records has been sold worldwide, which sets a prominent example of her impact. In January 2008, she became World’s wealthiest female musician by Forbes magazine.

Madonna has won 7 awards from 28 Grammy nominations and hold 16 Guinness world records.
She not only became a musical icon who influenced artists but also became an Icon in various other industries such as the Fashion Industry and the Feminist Political Movement. She is an icon for minority groups such as the Gay Community and became an inspiration for performers in other art forms such as Drag Queens.

Mariah Carey- Songbird Supreme

This pop has influenced many of today’s artists that includes Ariana Grande, Beyonce and many more. Her unique vocal range is music to ears. Mariah holds the record for most No. 1 debuts in Billboard Hot 100 history and the biggest selling female artist of all time. But one cannot ignore the cultural impact this pop diva has had, Mariah is one of the first divas to embrace hip-hop music genre she collaborated with hip-hop artist in her tracks which helped take hip-hop to the next level.
After that hip-hop music style went to mainstream success and Mariah is considered to be one of the divas who made it possible.

She accoladed by 5 Grammy awards, 19 World Music, 14 Billboard, and 10 American music awards. Mariah is not only a talented singer but a songwriter too, she has written many of her songs which inspired women of the music industry to put pen to paper. Her expendable talent of songwriting gave the world the iconic ‘ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS’ song.

Beyonce- Queen Bey

From a lead vocalist of the R&B group Destiny’s Child to establish herself as a powerful solo superstar, Queen Bey, in her 20 years of industry career has accomplished everything an artist can do in their life. Queen Bey is known to be one of the best living entertainers, her songs not only entertain but socially aware the audience from her powerful and soulful lyrics.

Beyonce has been nominated 63 times for Grammy and won 22 times, the 2nd most Grammy awarded female artist of all time.
She dropped her album Beyonce without any prior announcement making it a true surprise for fans. Beyonce album has themes of feminism throughout its 14 tracks. A few years later, the superstar released album Lemonade, the stunning visuals, and topics covered throughout the album have made an important statement influencing millions across the globe.

She always raises the bar with everything she does. With great power and strength, she inspires people to speak their mind and do and feel proud of what you are.

Adele- British Queen Of Soul

A talented singer-songwriter who has released three albums but broke many awards, Adele has sold millions of records worldwide. Adele is the first female artist to have two entries in the top five charts (on both the single and album charts).

Her stunning voice quality has received praises from critics as well, whenever you go to her concert and see her performing it is all about her and her voice. She always appears raw and real to her audience, her voice touches the soul of her audience.  Spice Girls, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, and Roberta Flack are the significant influence on her singing.

She has been nominated for 18 Grammys and won 15 at the awards ceremonies in 2009, 2012(she became the second female artist to win six awards in one night) and 2017. She also received Oscar award for the James Bond track “Skyfall.” Adele holds 11 Guinness World Record.

Her undeniable talent, universal appeal, and a refusal to stick to emerging trends in the pop industry make her a true Queen Of Pop.

Rihanna- Caribbean Queen

The voice of Umbrella, SOS, Take a Bow, Only Girl (In the World), Diamonds, and  Work a global pop star Rihanna is an icon.

From a teen singing to establish as a singing idol, Rihanna has become one of the best-selling artists of all time. She has an influential artist not only in the music industry, but in culture in general, and she knows how to utilize her platform to do what she believes.

Rihanna has a fantastic voice her music dominantly includes pop, R&B, reggae, dubstep, hip-hop and EDM, music genre. She has won multiple accolades in music, including Grammy and MTV awards.

Taylor Swift- T-swizz

Taylor Swift, Born on December 13, 1989, is a globally loved pop star. Inspired by Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, and Carly Simon, influenced Taylor Swift to music.  Tim McGraw was her first single released in 2006, and the song became a Top 10 hit on the country charts and received critic praises for her debut single.

Taylor Swift is not only  a powerful singer but a businesswoman and a powerful cultural force, whether if it is about to make a bold move by openly asking Apple to pay artists during its three-month free trial of Apple Music, taking fan interacting to another level or standing strong for feminism Taylor Swift is an ultimate inspiration for the youth.

Taylor has won 10 awards from 31 nominations, and 5 MTV awards.

Miley Cyrus- Simely Miley

Miley Cyrus is another example of a young strong and empowered female who makes her path and prefer to walk on it. She speaks what she believes in and is a supporter of many important movements and groups.

Recently, being a mentor of the reality show, The Voice she chooses to make all girls team, She had told Yahoo of her group of budding stars, “I’m really proud to say I’m the first one in Voice history to have an all-female team. I want to celebrate females in this industry, because I think sometimes we can get lost, and people can tell you that you have to change who you are to market yourself.”

Miley’s step is an effort to spread awareness to the nation about the yawning gender gap, the industry has. Being an artist, she realizes her responsibility and power of her what she has, that makes her an influential artist of a young generation.

January 6, 2019 0 comment
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A Dart is a technique that provides the fabric a three-dimensional contour by folding the fabric and stitching it to a point. Dart is giving shape to a garment. It highlights body curves and offers clothes the correct fitting.While designing darts the most important things you need to consider is the length and positions.Today, I will tell you more about the type of darts, you see or can have in your garment.

Standard 4 dart

In standard four darts, a dart starts from below the underarms and ends on the breasts; the other dart starts from below the breast and ends on the chest.

French dart

French dart is a transversal line of dart which starts on the sides and ends nearby breast.

Armhole dart

A line of dart which starts from the armhole and ends nearby breast.

Armscye princess dart

Princess dart starts from the armpit passes by the breast and end at the end of the chest.

Center front seam

 A dart which cuts the center front line of the garment vertically on both the sides, shaping V.

H dart princess

Two darts form h dart, one starts from the shoulder and ends on the chest, and other dart starts from the end of the breast and ends below the chest.

Princess seams

A line of two darts vertically goes from the shoulder to the chest.

Waist dart

A dart which is on the waist, a line of dart which starts from the waist and ends below the breast.

Double waist dart

It is a double line of the dart on the waist, which start from the waist and open up towards upwards (till the breast) shaping V.

mid neckline dart

A line of dart which falls on the mid of the neckline, of the garment.

Center front neckline dart

The center front neck of the garment has a line of the dart on it.

Center front bust dart

A line of dart which comes over the bust.

Side straight dart

This is a bust dart

Fisheye dart

The horizontal double pointed line of the dart is made to delete the sagging portion under the derriere in pants.

January 5, 2019 0 comment
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Apple is one of the most popular and favorite fruit of health conscious, fitness freaks and others who believe ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ Indeed apple is a nutritional powerhouse, it contains high fiber, vitamin C, Apples are high in polyphenols, which function as antioxidants. Certain antioxidants in apples promotes health and disease prevention properties, and thereby, truly justify the above adage.

Here I’m mentioning some mind-boggling apple facts you should know:
1. The study of apple growing is called pomology
2. The scientific name of apple is a malus
3. Apple is a national fruit of Germany
4. Apples are a member of the rose family including pears, peaches, cherries and plums.
5. Apples are made of 25% of air, which make them float
6. There are around 7,500 varieties of apples in which more than 2,500 varieties are grown in the us
7. China, Us, Turkey, Poland And Italy are the top producers of apple
8. Apple trees take 4 to 5 years(minimum) and maximum 10 years to start producing fruit.
9. Apple has 80 calories. They are fat free, sodium free and cholesterol free and are an excellent source of fiber.
10. Cortland, fuji, honey crisp, mclntosh, baldwin, lady, granny smith, golden delicious, gala, red delicious are the most common napple varieties in the world.

January 4, 2019 0 comment
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Crème de Corps is the inspiration for a collection of products for a superb bath experience. Rich in skin nourishing ingredients, this lightweight body lotion is ideal for hydrating and moisturizing dry skin.Crème de corps formulated with various skin-soothing ingredients like jojoba butter, olive fruit oil, and sweet almond oil these altogether moisturizes skin and leaves a soft and smooth skin all day long.

The formula straight away gets absorbed and quickly soothes skin, and it’s ingredients nourishes your skin and protect it against free radical and other skin concerns to maintain the natural moisture present in our skin, balance it and prevent it from moisture loss.

Ingredients

• Beta-carotene – Natural antioxidant
• Cocoa butter – Makes skin softer and smoother
• Sesame oil – A moisturizing oil extract from sesame seed
• Glycerin oil – Glycerin attracts moisture into the skin

How to apply

• Apply body crème in after bath or shower or anytime needed
• Massage gently all over dry areas
• Give it some time to get absorbed into your skin

Pros

• Rich and nourishing
• Doesn’t leave greasiness behind
• Leaves soft and supple skin
• Super moisturizing
• Absorbs quickly

Cons

• It smells like medicine first, after application it smells nothing

January 3, 2019 0 comment
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Bet you have seen these pleats, but do you know what they are called?

Pleats are one of the beautiful embellishments for girls clothing. They are fold forms of fabric that are pressed and ironed into place. There are various types of pleats, but these are some of the standard and popularly used pleats in garments. These are:

Knife pleats

Knife pleats are handmade pleats which are of the same proportion, facing one direction. These pleats can be seen around the waistband of the skirt.
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Box pleats

This rectangular shape pleats knife pleats formed towards the opposite direction they can also be formed one over the top of the other to form double box pleats.

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Inverted Pleats

Inverted pleats are made by placing two knife pleats like that so that they face each other.

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Kick pleats

Inverted pleats are made by placing two knife pleats like that so that they face each other.

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Accordion pleats

Resembling the bellows of an accordion, the folds of accordion pleats are narrow and straight having the same width and uniform depth from waist to hem.

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Sunray pleats

Also known as sunburst pleats, these are thin pleats which are narrow at the top of the pleat and widen towards the bottom.

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January 2, 2019 0 comment
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The waistline is the line that separates the upper and lower body of the garment. It is one of the important things we see in a dress. Since waistline compliments our body and helps to create an illusion so that we could hide the problematic parts.
Knowing the waistlines for us is very important; we should which kind of waistline will our body shape.Here below are the type of waistlines just read on.</div >

Natural waistline

Natural waistline refers to the waistline which rests on the body’s natural waistline, i.e., the deepest point of below your ribs and above hips. Dresses with this type of waistlines are suitable for girls who have a small waist.
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Antebellum waistline

The antebellum waistline is also known as the V-shaped waistline; it is a flattering waistline that dips about 2-5inch below the actual waistline at the center of the garment.

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Asymmetrical waistline

Asymmetrical waistline runs diagonally across the waistline; one line is above the waist and another one below the waist. Asymmetrical waistline slims down your body figure and makes it look more slender.
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Dropped waistline

The dropped waistline appear at the mid or upper hip, this is old waistline style. It looks good on slim girls; it compliments their figure.
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Blouson waistline

Blouson waistline is a gathered waistline at the natural waistline or below it. It makes the top part looks like a balloon.
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Empire waistline

Empire waistline starts from just below the bust, this waistline style accentuates the bust and hides the tummy fat.

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Inverted V/U waistline

Inverted V/U waistline can be seen in formal wears or even in wedding dresses also. It shortens the torso and gives more length to the legs.

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Raised waistline

Raised waistline appears above the waistline but not like empire waistline (just below the bust). Raised waistline starts below the empire waistline and above the natural waistline. It shortens your torso and lengthens the legs. This waistline style looks good on people who have a long torso.

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No waistline

The dresses which have no waistline are sewn together in panels. No waistlines dresses are suited for all body types and give a slimming effect to the body.

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January 1, 2019 0 comment
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