Fashionable Formalwear For Women

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When we talk about woman’s fashionable wear the only thing that comes in mind are the elegant gowns and dresses that we see in the movies on those fabulous figures. The most favorite of women’s gowns is the little back dress that seems to be the perfect choice for all formal events and special occasions.

These elegant dresses are available in the market to be sold in many exquisite materials like chiffon, jersey, taffeta, silk and many more. Now days the color in trend for these elegant gowns is the color purple. Some other colors ruling the market are navy blue, wine, teal, golden and various other pastel shades that give a woman’s body an exuberant look to give the formal dresses an ultra elegant look wear shawl or bolero on the top of the dress. If you have heavy buttocks and hips then go for line dresses that reveal the bust and put a lot of focus on the waist.

The necklines of the formal dresses come in many varieties. From deep neckline to long necks and swooping necklines, the options are many. These gowns are made to fit on your body and show off the curves of your waist and hipline. To make your figure look extra curvy these gowns have zippers in them that give you a snug fit. You can find gowns in many sizes from thin to extra large. If your looking for evening formal dress then look for the one that has an elegant trail attached to it, these gowns are extraordinarily beautiful.

These formal dresses also come with many embellishments like trails, belts, bows, crystals, lace and a lot more. All these extra accessories give the dress an extremely enticing look and many you stand out in the crowd easily. Mostly the dresses are divided in two parts, firstly the bodice and secondly the skirt. For such dresses a crochet shawl should be worn to give it a complete look.

Once you are done with deciding your formal wear, you need to decide the kind of accessory, hairstyle and makeup will go with it. Tall and thin figured woman should wear high heeled stilettos. Other women can go for any kind of sandals having diamonds in them. Always wear some sort of accessory to give your dress a better look. Accessories can be anything from pretty earrings to beautiful bracelets. Diamond or pearl jewelry is very in amongst women.

Makeup is off utmost importance in giving you a complete and beautiful look. Always, check the internet or the magazines for the latest makeup trends and then apply accordingly. Be very careful while applying foundation and base, do not apply too much for it will make your face extra white. Just put enough to hide the flaws on your face like pimples and acne marks. Eyes should be highlighted and apply a luscious looking lipstick. With formal evening dresses the makeup done is usually less as you want to give your self an elegant look.

For hairstyle go for something that will go with your face, not something that Jamie Fox did her in her latest shoot. Dress up the way that suits you and go with your personality.

Great Gift Ideas For the Fashionable Woman

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Finding a way to get noticed in the world of fashion design is no easy task, so I was so happy to find out my friend finally was hired with a major fashion house. This was such a big accomplishment I really wanted to make this a special gift for her.

Since fashion was her life, I wanted to get her something to remember this wonderful day and start of her career, but also something that would always be in style. I knew that she was always talking about models and jewelry, so the next time I was at a show with her I took a closer look. Lots of the models wore all different types of charms and charm bracelets, so I finally had my brainstorm as to what to give.

I really wanted to stay with gold charms, but then I noticed how beautiful the silver charms looked as well. There were an amazing number of charms related directly to fashion and design, so I didn’t have any trouble getting together quite a collection.

To really highlight the modeling and runway part of the fashion design industry, my first choice of charms was a pair of very dressy high heeled shoes. I actually found a couple of different styles that were definitely high on the glamorous end.

Since she had spent so much time walking from company to company in her job search, I added silver charms that represented comfortable sandals. Not quite as high fashion, but I know she will know why they are on the bracelet.

Purses and even a great pair of sunglasses made terrific additions to my collection of charms. Each and every charm had some direct ties to fashion and clothing but still looked very much in style.

Hats are another fashion must have, so to the bracelet I added an old fashioned bonnet style as well as an elegant high fashion chapeau. No one can say that the bracelet doesn’t have a bit of old and new design as the theme.

Just to show her that I was always thinking of her, I added two different good luck charms to the collection. I found a very stylized four leaf clover that is a tribute to her Irish heritage, plus I also added a wonderful little wishing well charm. I know she will love this bracelet, plus it will match with anything she may wear no matter where she goes.

All About H&M Women’s Fashion

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H&M Women is one of the leading manufacturers of ready to wear fashion for women. It is an international brand that offers unique and comfortable pieces of clothing to everyone. It has operations in over 30 countries, employing over 70,000 people. The H&M team is dedicated to bringing fashion to the world at reasonable prices. It has its first store opened in 1947 in Sweden. Since then, it has boomed to a brand that is respected and sought after all over the world. H&M offers clothing and accessories for men, women, teens and toddlers. Aside from clothing, they also manufacture cosmetics and footwear.

H&M Women are dedicated in taking things to the next level when it comes to fashion for the individualized woman. Whatever your taste for clothes is, you can find something that you would love over at H&M. You can find your own personal style in their clothes that would convey your character and who you are. Visit an H&M store and you will find a wide array of clothes, from the classic ones to hip and very modern styles. You can find something that you can wear everyday or something that you would wear on very special occasions.

To get the latest trends and the hottest style, you can find the H&M fashion forecast by checking their online catalog. You can find something that you would find comfortable with and would truly make you stand out from the crowd. The H&M Women team works hard to find ideas for their creations and to find the right materials and fabric to breathe life into their designs. The H&M Women team is made up of designers, pattern makers and sewers that devote their craftsmanship to each and every product.

The H&M Women collection is made up of modern basic pieces – that’s your basic little black dress, jeans and over coats. You can also find current fashion pieces like bubble dresses and empire cut tops. If you are looking for high fashion designs, you will definitely find something that would satisfy your fashion cravings at a very affordable price.

Whatever “type” of woman that you are, whether you want the sporty look, the corporate look or just want a casual day attire, you can find the perfect thing to wear at H&M Women. There are tailored classics, athletic wear and ensembles that are hip and trendy: what will it be? With H&M, you are sure to stay on top of international trends and enjoy every minute of it.

A Fashion Women Store For the Small Plus-Sizes

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Before I freed myself from a prison without bars, just an invisible door that I couldn’t exit as I wanted, I had to smile gently ‘is it OK, can I go on lunch now?’ sometimes he said ‘No, not yet’ and sometimes he gave me a little approving nod. He was a grey haired man in his late 40’s and had big bushy eyebrows that could form the meanest face expression I’ve ever seen. He had a rough charm that appealed to women, it seemed like all of them flocked around wanting approval from him before buying that “Friday dress” or simply just ask me, ‘can you get me Harry’ when I came carrying the clothes to the fitting-room. He was my boss, the store owner but also the guard forcing me to never ever leave without his consent.

For anyone who wants’ to become something in the fashion industry it’s necessary to have worked some “dog years” in a fashion store selling clothes. I was one of them, a dreamer that had high goals set, saw myself bowing in front of a huge audience, camera flashes going off in the dark and spotlights in my face, there I was in the middle of it all, center stage with tall skinny models coming up behind me, I wanted to be a Fashion Designer. I remember my mom’s bitter comment ‘so, Fashion Designer ha, well everyone wants’ to be that’. ‘Well, me too I guess’, I remember saying not knowing then how right she was, It was true, everyone really wanted to be a Fashion Designer and the competition was fierce.

Realizing that years later here I was still struggling, getting short term jobs at Agencies and Ad Firms. Brewing coffee and cleaning plants with pieces of wet cloth, to then work in a Fashion Store folding clothes instead of white sheets of paper.

This was a bit over a year ago and I found myself not just working in a store with Plus-Size customers and no Plus-Size clothes but also with a boss that had made a reputation of himself, Iron Heart or worse, some of the sellers that booked appointment asked if Harries horns was out and if he had burn marked anyone this week, like stating that he was the devil.

The store was not just lacking bigger sizes but also constantly running low on pretty “normal once” like Medium and Large. Trying the garments myself I also found the sizes to be wrongly labeled, a Medium was suddenly extremely tight and a Small not even wearable all depending from what country they were from, I was wondering if it was just me?

“I gently glanced through the half opened door at the woman in her 50’s trying to regain her youth, she was young during the 70’s probably heaps skinnier than I’ll ever be and then she must have followed the ” Twiggy” wave, wearing nothing except black mascara and a well starved body. The woman was now going for a really tight pair of jeans”, why not? Just because you hit the middle-age boundary it doesn’t make you dead? I felt a sudden struck of panic, when I get older, surely I want to look nice, wear something trendy with a nice fit, doesn’t have to look like I’m going to a “disco” with my fourteen year old daughter but still, I want some style?

The woman in the changing-room was unsuccessful and she looked red and a bit strained in her face, ‘do you need any help?’ I asked knowing that this was the biggest pair of jeans we had and that the fit on the other jeans was so low that some of my friends and then their friends had a hard time accepting it. ‘No thanks, but thanks anyways miss’ she mumbled as she moved around in there.

The Plus-Sizes is not just non existent, but there is a hidden problem, what happened to everything in between as well? Where was the jeans with the semi-high waist for a comfortable fit but not “ugly looking-adjusted to an old women” where was the comfortable clothing in a trendy up to date design?

I felt as it was piling up, folding the XS tops and looking at the stocks decrease in size Medium and Large. I kept asking myself the question ‘what is Plus-Size these days?’ It was as if everything over Medium was considered “big” and it was always ordered in a small quantity, leaving us with a problem since it kept selling out. Surely there must be a reason why the bosses don’t want to buy more “normal-sizes”, they must know that sizes have increased and that small is merely for the younger generation. Of course there is always exceptions, whether your working in a bakery in Germany or cleaning windows at Rue de something in Paris people look different, eat different and luckily shop different which means that we as a stated fact are unique everyone of us in style and taste but we need those options in front of us, the right to choose.

So, as I stood there, watching the woman sigh over the lack of ‘roomy sizes’ and a bit embarrassed folded the skinny jeans she had escaped from, entangled and caught to now take a deep breath and feel free again. I silently thought about what my boss blatantly said the other day while I asked about the small stock of sizes ‘overweight women don’t want to wear trendy clothes, they won’t buy it and it simply doesn’t sell’. I remember looking at him with big eyes, not as if this was a true eye-opener but simply by clear statement he made with such arrogance. I remember nodding and then thinking that it was simply his problem and not mine.

The next day, a few days before I quit I remember looking at the empty stock and then, for that third time point the directions to a customer to go to H&M that offered a good size-range next door…

Woman As A Flower

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Between Dream and Reality

New ideas emerge that challenge the monopoly of a greedy clothing industry – which, according to reformers, had never understood the female body and viewed it only as an erotic and decorative object – and contribute to fashion and lifestyle reforms.

1900 – 1914


Woman as a Flower

At the beginning of this century, Woman stood conscious of her dignity wrapped in the opulent armor of her robe, her figure pressed into a grotesque S-bend: breasts pushed outward into a sweeping curve, while an exaggerated, projecting bottom curved in the opposite direction as a counterweight beneath the tightly corseted waist and flat abdomen. This look included hip-hugging skirts which fanned out toward the ground, very long and narrow sleeves, extremely high stand-up collars, trains, well-coifed hair and rolls of pinned-up, wavy hair beneath overly decorated, dramatically draped hats made of chiffon, chine fabrics, silk alpaca, velvet, and lace.

The greatest innovations in the ball gowns of 1848 were long-stemmed, stylized flowers, colourfully embroidered borders and decorations that had an upward movement. An unprecedented passion for decoration characterised this time: corded embroidery, applique, lace inserts, glass beads, sequins, frills, and pleats covered women like a glossy, flickering web.

Another newly formulated inspiration shared by art and fashion surely lay in the erotic images and new ideas of feminine beauty: thick, flowing hair was replete with symbolic meaning for the Secessionists, and fashion too, laid great stock in full-bodied, curly hair tied into a loose knot and pinned at the back of the head. The Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) painted portraits of women that symbolically united art and life through a feminine yearning to stand above everyday concerns in a Madonna-like attitude wrapped in untouchable beauty. Klimt’s images seamlessly merged ladylike dignity and sexual availability.

Around 1900, the entire female body was treated like a decorative or bejeweled objects-erotically stylised, deformed, and estranged from its biological function by a profit-seeking clothing industry. Fashion and femininity were inextricably linked. Already in the 1890s, designers had tried to establish the aesthetic principles of asymmetrical composition in ladies’ fashion.   Fashion  not only expressed the asymmetries between social classes; it also mediated the inequalities between men and  women .

Surveying the history of twentieth-century  fashion  in 1993,  fashion  historian Barbara Vinken defined a “ fashion  after  fashion ” which subscribed to an aesthetic of poverty, of the sentimental, of kitsch, or of poor taste: “While  fashion  had invented ‘the  woman ‘ for over a hundred years, a ‘ fashion  after  fashion ‘ began to deconstruct that self-same  woman ; while  fashion  initially hid its art, it now begins to also display its bag of tricks.”

Spring 2009 Fashion Trends For the Plus Size Woman

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If you are a Curvy Fashionista, then you are already looking to what is going to be HOT for Spring 2009. As we look through all the “Fashion magazines” and top “Fashion websites”, while shown on our straight sized sisters, trends for spring are looking fabulous and are so wearable for YOU. While some of the trends may be a bit over the top, us plus size women can sport these trends and wear them with style!  

With the help of Fashionising, I have highlighted and tweaked the hottest Fashion trends for the spring that allow for your “Style to define your Curves!” As each designer launches their Spring’s line, make sure you subscribe to see how this translates to your curvy frame! In addition, keep posted for the Spring’s Accessories trend watch!  

Here is an overview of these trends:  

1. Sexy Sheer and See Through Sheer fabric is back in full force as one of 2009 fashion trends. Spring’s sheer pieces range from a mixture of soft and feminine, to the opposite of the downright sexy. While it may sound intimidating, this trend does not mean tight, see-through tops, and dresses many times associated with lingerie. This season represents sheer fabrics used in the most elegant and creative ways from layers to amazing draping.  So, for Spring, be daring and bold in sheer and see-through trend to keep you demure and flirty.  

2. One Shoulder Wonders Splashed all over the runways and a continuation from the Fall is the one shoulder wonder! From single-shouldered dresses to tops and bikinis, the one shoulder wonder is interpreted within almost every Spring fashion trend.  For the confident woman, your legs and breasts are often the highlight of your outfit, but if neither is your strongest feature or you desire something a little less obvious but equally tantalizing, show off your shoulders and treat your curves to the one-shoulder trend. Do not forget your perfect foundations that will enhance and allow your curves the proper support!    

3. Fringe and Flow A trend revitalized from the Fall of 2008 was the fringe and flow trend. Dominant on almost every runway, Fringing was shown modern and sleek or silken and feminine. Fringed dresses in particular should be on every curvy fashionista’s to-buy list this season. Because fringing can easily look costume like, the item you choose to wear must be strategic. If you have amazing legs, aim for a short fringed skirt. If you have great toned arms, go for an amazing dress or top. One word of advice, pay careful attention to buying quality fabrics that shimmy, shine, and drape well. Avoid those that gather and bunch together. This is not a good look for anyone!    

4. Greek Goddesses If you were to mix the sheer, fringed, and one should trend together, you would easily find this trend entwined all over the fashion runways. This trend works well as both a maxi-dress or as a short little one. Thanks to this trend, this is definitely one that all divas can flaunt their curves in. Again, because of the flow of the fabric in this trend, a Fashionista must be careful in the quality of fabric chosen to work this look. The wrong fabric can cheapen the look, or cause the outfit not to fit well.    

5. Swimwear With Spring’s bathing suits, all you curvy fashionistas are going to show up fashionably styled, thanks to the amazing trends! What swimwear pieces are hot? Any suit fashioned with the year’s one shoulder fashion trend, cut away pieces, or one encrusted in another trend- jewels. Whether you head to the pool or the beach to swim, tan, or socialize, Spring’s swimwear and its accessories will allow you to be the Curvy.Confident.Chic. Diva we all crave to be. Not sure what to accompany your amazing swimsuit? Anything sheer!    

6. Dangerous Curvy Cutaways Not for the shy or demure Curvy Divas, the cutaway fashion trend showcases and highlights the female figure in a sexual and sensual fashion. From the classic keyhole feature on the back or chest to the downright sexy and revealing, cutaways find itself on the maxi dresses to swimwear.  For the Confident and Chic diva, pay careful attention to where and how the cutout is placed. With strategic placement, YOU can be fashionable and chic!    

7. Enviable Encrusted Jewels Gracing the runway were frocks adorned in precious stones, glass, and crystals. This trend did not discriminate to any specific item. This trend found itself on evening gowns, jackets, day-dresses and accessories. This season’s trend is brighter, bolder, and more elegant than seasons past. With no shame and definitely not your mother’s or grandmother’s sequins you remember, expect to find pieces that are not just embellished as a highlight, but completely encrusted by jewels.  For you, each jewel-studded piece should be a statement of its own. No need to accessorize your outfit let it stand out on its own.    

Now while there are many more trends that you are sure to see around, these seven are the ones that YOU, a Curvy.Confident.Chic. diva can wear with ease and panache! Should any more trends pop up, be sure to subscribe to stay tuned for which curvy designers are going to be highlighting these trends in their Spring Collections.  

Keep it Curvy!

Current Trends In Women’s Fashion

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Looking for the hottest trends in women’s fashion for spring – and summer – of 2008? No one can predict the future, but knowing the fashions that are hot right now can help predict what will be hot next… and looking fashionable in the meantime is good, too.

So, what’s popular now? Well, that’s an easy question!

Bright Colors

The past winter has been too cold for everyone. With spring here, and summer around the corner, lots of bright colors are being introduced into our closet.

Colors that reflect spring are seen on many women, and who can blame them? It’s a great look – how can you honestly be in a bad mood when you’re dressed in bright, beautiful clothing?

Bold Patterns

Gone are the days of when we fashionista’s were scared of patterns – now, designers are draping us in bold, bright patterns that scream ‘we’re here! Get used to us!’, and many experts expect this trend in women’s fashion to continue for a while.

When looking into some popular patterns, check out those with bright colors, bold designs, and contrasting colors. Not only will you look great, but you’ll be a focal point in a room.


Feel like you did when you were five, and your mother stuffed you into a dress that had more ruffles than you could count? Too bad – because with trends for women’s fashion this year, ruffles are back with a vengeance.


The underlining tone of all of our fashions this year is looking feminine. You can tell in the bright colors, flowing dresses, and ruffles that women are ready to say ‘we’re here, we’re women, and we look great’.

Spring for outfits with see through fabric, lace, ruffles, and the overall look that’s delicate, feminine, and sexy. You won’t be sorry!

Maxi Dresses

So many women are excited to be able to wear something that’s not only fashionable, but so very comfortable. Integrating a maxi dress into your wardrobe means that you’re comfortable, and looking amazing.

Because of their popularity last year, they’re back – and we’re loving it. You can throw on a bright maxi dress, a pair of sandals, do something light and easy with your hair, and you’re out of the house. Comfortable, stylish, and very trendy.

Many people have been looking to Diane von Furstenberg for her unique and innovative maxi dresses. If you’re not sure where to start the search for the perfect maxi dress, try her!

When you’re buying maxi dresses, remember the keys to this spring and summer – bold, bright, flowing, and beautiful.


For the 2008 season, go bold. Go bright. Be a little more adventurous with your fashion. The current trends in women’s fashion is, after all, a little ‘out there’!

High Heel Shoes in Women’s Fashion

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The craze for high heel shoes will never decline. Women love to wear high heels. It gives them a lot of confidence and they feel great. Men too love to watch women with heels on. The picture of a lady wearing heels and swaying her hips when she walks is a sight that men love to watch.

It also adds to the ego of a woman to be admired so visibly by the men. The love of high heel shoes can make a woman spend a fortune over designer wear. Her love for these shoes has made manufacturers invent more and more innovative styles to match the current trends. You can see different colors and various categories of high heels in the market.

History of high heels:

The history of the shoes dates back to the 17th century. It was first used as a tool to help Egyptian butchers to walk over the blood spilled from the animals after killing them. It was also used by horse riders to help them from slipping while riding. But the modern day high heel shoes came into fashion when Catherine de` Medici, the short little wife of the Duke of Orleans, wanted to improve her stature. She wanted to add a few more inches to her height. But she got the ball rolling and more and more women were enamored by the need to look taller. This heralded the trend of wearing high heel shoes.

The decline of the heels:

The high heels lost their popularity during the time of the French revolution in the 1700`s. It again came into fashion a century later and stayed in contention till the early twentieth century. It was overtaken by the flat-soled shoes which dominated the fashion world for some years after that. The high heels were then back with a bang with the Louis heels. And the heels have continued to be an important part of women`s fashion till date. Nowadays, the apparel is also being designed to suit the wearing of high heel shoes.

The contemporary trend:

During the middle of the 1900, the stilettos came into fashion. They were designed to look like the dagger and were very popular with the women. With the spread of the high heels in every field, women are wearing them to each and every place. They can be worn outdoors, to the party and even for office wear. The design of the shoes changes accordingly. The heights too vary starting form a mere 2 inches to a whopping 8 inches high. The varieties include platform shoes, wedge heel, stacked heel and spool heel.

Places where you can wear heels:

In the days gone by, heels could be worn to parties only. But with the passage of time, high heel shoes are now being worn to the office and even for doing standard work like doing the grocery. The style icons of today set examples by putting on innovative types of high heels which are later incorporated in daily wear by the people. They may even put on embellished heels with a lot of painting and carving. But these shoes can now be worn for any occasion.

Do high heels make you feel great?

Due to the fact that women look more seductive and sexy, they love to flaunt their high heel shoes. Heels not only add height but also make the legs look very attractive. The entire being of the woman is transformed when she walk by with a pair of high heels. She looks very sophisticated. So high heel shoes certainly add a new dimension to the personality of every woman.

How Women’s Golf Fashion Has Changed Over the Years

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When golf first became popular with women in the 1800s, the Victorian Age ruled the earth as well as the golf course. Conventional Victorian fashion of the time had lady golfers dressed like they were going to an afternoon tea. Picture straw bowler hats, skirts that hit the floor, high neck blouses and formal buttoned shoes. These ladies looked more like they might be going to the opera than taking in a game of golf.

The Pain of Fashion

How these women could manage to swing and walk the greens is a mystery to us these days. It’s hard to imagine the scene today. Modern  women’s  golf  fashion  combines style and function. How  women’s  golf  fashion  has changed over the years can be summed up in practicality. Try wearing a 19th century Victorian dress and your next summer golf outing, and you’ll see what we mean.

Why Not Look Good and be Practical?

A 1922 edition of Vanity Fair showed off a Burberrys Tweed, self belted golf suit for the latest in ladies’ golf fashions. It was the first attempt to really combine the  fashion  and function that today’s  women  golfers demand. Who wants to dress in the tweed and wool of the 1920s on a hot day on the golf course?

At the same time, who wants to dress like a man, especially when you consider how bad men’s fashions have been in the sport of golf? Why can’t a woman golfer look good and still be proud of being a woman when she hits the green?

Fashion that Makes Sense

Today’s leading golf designers understand the woman golfer’s need for style and function. Golf is a social game, after all, but it’s also a mobile game. You are out with friends, family and business associates. It’s natural you want to look beautiful with all the privileges of being a lady. At the same time, you’re in the hot sun traversing the golf course green. You’ve got to be practical. Why can’t you have beautiful lady’s golf fashions that also make sense? Why not look good and be practical at the same time?

We’ve come a long way, ladies. Play every bit as good as a man, but look beautiful doing it. That’s the way of women. Today’s fashion looks great and makes sense. Why did it take the golf fashion companies so long to figure that out?

Rocking the Rain – Tips on Women’s Fashion For Rainy Days

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Who says you can’t have fun and look good in the rain? You certainly can! Just like how summer gives us a chance to wear cute shorts and skirts, rainy days give us a one-of-a-kind fashion opportunity to look great in galoshes and windbreakers. Need women’s fashion tips for rainy days? Check these tips out.

I love rainy days. It reminds me of jumping into puddles and playing with my friends in the rain. As an adult, rainy days have become a sort of an excuse for me to dress up. After all, when’s a better time to look bright and pretty than on a gray day? How to look like a ray of sunshine on the gloomiest day? Here are some women’s fashion tips:

1. Rain Coats, Slickers and Windbreakers

Who says grown-ups have to wear dull-colored rain coats? Though perhaps we should stay away from neons and bright pinks, it doesn’t mean that we have to settle for blacks and grays. Choose a red slicker or one deep purple. Lilac is also a great color for a fun-loving woman.

2. Galoshes

Rubber boots are probably one of the best things I love most about the rain. There are a lot of stores now that offer galoshes for stylish ladies. There are pairs with classic black and white checkered designs and even paisleys. You’ll surely find a style that suits you.

3. Umbrellas

Finally, umbrellas can be a good fashion statement too. Get a black and white one for an elegant touch or a transparent one for a harajuku feel.

Warning: When it comes to women’s fashion for rainy days, just have fun!