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Tips For How To Buy Roses

A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears. There are over a hundred species and thousands of cultivars. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwestern Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. Roses have acquired cultural significance in many societies. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach seven meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses.

Tips for How to Buy Rose Bushes

First of all, I highly recommend the beginning rose gardeners NOT buy any of the rose bushes you can buy cheaply that come in plastic bags, some with wax on their canes. Many of these rose bushes have severely cut back or damaged root systems. send roses to kharkov

Choosing Types of Roses for Your Garden

Which types of roses you choose to buy depends on what you are looking to get out of your roses.

  • If you like the high centered tight blooms like you see at most florist shops, the Hybrid Tea rose may be what you want. These roses grow tall and usually do not bush out too much.
  • Some Grandiflora rose bushes grow tall as well and have those nice blooms; however, they typically are more than one bloom to a stem. In order to get one nice big bloom, you would have to disbud (remove some of the buds) early on to allow the rose bush’s energy to go to the buds left.
  • Floribunda rose bushes are usually shorter and bushy and love to load up with bouquets of blooms. flower delivery to kharkov

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Introduction: The Highest Art Auction in History

Recently a Christie’s art sale became the highest auction in history. The sale included works by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat, among others and in total generated $495 million. The sale established 16 new world auction records, with nine works selling for more than $10m (£6.6m) and 23 for more than $5m (£3.2m). Christie’s said the record breaking sales reflected “a new era in the art market”.

The top lot of Wednesday’s sale was Pollock’s drip painting Number 19, 1948, which fetched $58.4m (£38.3m) – nearly twice its pre-sale estimate.

Lichtenstein’s Woman with Flowered Hat sold for $56.1 million, while another Basquiat work, Dustheads (top of article), went for $48.8 million.

All three works set the highest prices ever fetched for the artists at auction. Christie’s described the $495,021,500 total – which included commissions – as “staggering”. Only four of the 70 lots on offer went unsold.

In addition, a 1968 oil painting by Gerhard Richter has set a new record for the highest auction price achieved by a living artist. Richter’s photo-painting Domplatz, Mailand (Cathedral Square, Milan) sold for $37.1 million (£24.4 million). Sotheby’s described Domplatz, Mailand, which depicts a cityscape painted in a style that suggests a blurred photograph, as a “masterpiece of 20th Century art” and the “epitome” of the artist’s 1960s photo-painting canon. Don Bryant, founder of Napa Valley’s Bryant Family Vineyard and the painting’s new owner, said the work “just knocks me over”.

Brett Gorvy, head of post-war and contemporary art, said “The remarkable bidding and record prices set reflect a new era in the art market,” he said. Steven Murphy, CEO of Christie’s International, said new collectors were helping drive the boom.

Myths of the Music-Fine Art Price Differential

When I came across this article I was stunned at the prices these artworks were able to obtain. Several of them would hardly evoke a positive emotional response in me, while others might only slightly, but for almost all of them I really don’t understand how their prices are reflected in the work, and vice versa. Obviously, these pieces were not intended for people like me, an artist, while wealthy patrons certainly see their intrinsic artistic value clearly.

So why doesn’t music attract these kinds of prices? Is it even possible for a piece of recorded music, not music memorabilia or a music artifact (such as a rare record, LP, bootleg, T-shirt, album artwork, etc.), to be worth $1 million or more? Are all musicians and music composers doomed to struggle in the music industry and claw their way up into a career in music? If one painting can be valued at $1 million, why can’t a song or piece of music also be valued similarly? Apparently, the $.99 per download price is the highest price a song is able to command at market value, no matter what its quality or content, and the musician or composer must accept this value as such.

The financial equation looks something like this:

1 painting = $37 million

1 song = $.99

Sometimes people say that a song can change the world, but no one ever says that about paintings. So theoretically, if people want change $.99 is the price we must pay for it.

Now here are a few statements that should help us clarify what the monetary or value discrepancy between painting and music is based upon.

(1) There are fewer painters than there are musicians.

(2) Musicians are less talented than painters?

(3) It is easier to create music than it is to paint.

(4) The public values paintings more than music.

(5) Paintings are more beautiful than music.

(6) Paintings are impossible to copy unlike music.

(7) Painters work harder than musicians and composers.

(8) Blah, blah, blah.

Hardly anyone agrees with all of these statements and yet all, or at least some of them, would have to be true in order for the price of paintings to so greatly exceed the cost of music. Moreover, I doubt that art collectors and great painters have to deal with as much legal red tape as do musicians when releasing their work into the public domain, so why aren’t the rewards equal, if not greater for musicians who have to work almost as much protecting their work as in producing it. Musicians and composers, however, actually must do more than authenticate their work and obtain accurate appraisals concerning what their work is worth, but they get paid less. The equipment costs alone for musicians is much higher than it is for painters.

Maybe it’s fame, and not money, musicians are after? That would explain why most musicians settle for the low pay they receive from record deals and digital downloads. Perhaps, that’s also why many of them are touring more often to increase their fame and not their fortunes. But wait a minute, that’s where musicians actually make most of their money from live performances and the selling of merchandise, but not the music. I guess this is why many musicians see themselves not as composers, but rather as performers and entertainers.

So what can musicians do, who don’t see themselves as entertainers, but instead as composers who create music as a fine art? Because they too have a strong desire to earn a living to support themselves in their chosen profession, thus there must be a specialized approach whereby they present their work to music lovers or art collectors in search of assets and curators for unique pieces to place in their private galleries. Imagine that, a recorded piece of music that few have ever heard which is displayed and played only on a specified music player in a private art gallery or collection.

In thinking about how a musician can follow the example set by painters in the fine arts, I’ve isolated 4 principles that should help to make the spectacular financial rewards they’ve reached possible for the musician. So let’s analyze some of the characteristics that govern the market for fine art and see how musicians can apply these concepts to their creative, production, and marketing processes.

The Ideal Vehicle for Music as Fine Art

Here are 4 principles and practical suggestions for musicians who want to elevate their music into the realm of fine art by following the example of the painters of the past and present.

1) Strive to make unique music or music collections.

The composer must design experiments with sound or compositional techniques. Some music belongs in the realm of the public, while other music solely belongs in the realm of fine art. It’s really not that difficult to tell the difference. The difference is clear when one compares the environment of the nightclub and the music one finds there with the elevated environment of the ballet or opera and its music. The difference is not necessarily one in terms of types of music, but rather in the composer’s sonic fingerprint. In other words, not everyone thinks Jackson Pollock was a great painter, but everyone acknowledges that it took him years of development to reach a point where his style could be born. It’s the style of the artist or composer that will call out to the attention of wealthy patrons, the respect of peers, and the exclusive admiration of the music appreciator. In music, the style of the composer, regardless of genre, I call ‘a signature sound.’ It’s the signature sound that music and art collectors will want to own and for that they might be willing to pay or bid up the cost of ownership to a higher price.

2) Create a music gallery.

This could be modeled after the art gallery where one or several artist put their work on display. The difference with the music gallery is that you would have a hall filled with listening rooms or stations. These showings would not be live performances, but instead will be in effect sound installations. You could also separate one hall into several compartments for different composers. The music showing would be an exclusive event provided to serious music and art collectors who actively seek out sonic experiences and buy what they like. The purpose of the music gallery would be the same as the art gallery – to give the public a sample of the artist’s talent, to give critics something to write about, to have other composers comment on the work of a peer, and to create buzz in the art world. Always remember that it shouldn’t be the event that drives the buzz, but the music that makes the event.

3) Turn your music into a tangible asset.

The obvious difference between a painting and music is that one is a tangible artwork and the other is not. In other words, one of the defining characteristics of a painting is that the medium and the art are one. Unlike music, where the music must be transferred onto another object such as a cassette tape, vinyl, CD, or mP3 player before it can be perceived, whereas with a painting (or sculpture) an object has been transformed into art. So how can it be or is it even possible for a cassette, CD, or download to be transformed into art? The cassette and CD are more akin to a photograph of a painting, rather than a true expressions where the medium and the art are one.

So one step a musician can take to elevate their music into fine art is by making your music and its medium one. The best way that I can think of to do this is by looking to the past. Ironically, the vinyl LP very closely achieved this quality with album art, its sizing, and packaging. Let’s quickly discuss some of the qualities of the vinyl LP and valuable marketing angles that I think opens up interesting approaches for musicians to turn their music into fine art at price appropriate levels commiserate with earning a livelihood.

Today there are several companies around that let you customize your LP vinyl album and artwork. This is wonderful because it gives you total control over the art direction your packaging takes. This is an expressive way to bring the personality of the artist, band, or project out into physical form. Many colors are available and unique mixtures are also possible to add a dimension to your music that isn’t normally possible with cassette tapes, CD’s, or digital downloads. Even split colored and glow-in-the-dark vinyl are available for bold composers looking for something with a bit more flair.

Etched Art and Your Album

Another fantastic way to elevate the music via packaging and presentation is to consider etched art in vinyl. Etched vinyl is an image pressed into the unplayable side of your record which has a frosted appearance. The etched side does not contain any grooves or music but adds a real touch of style to your music package. I don’t know if etched art can also be a hologramic look, but that would be another dimension that would enhance the visual component of your music package.

Art and LP Sizes

The last aspect I’d like to touch on is the size of the LP. Unlike the cassettes and CD’s, which both come in a single universal size determined by the media player, LP’s are played on phonographs or turntables whose arms can adjust to the different sizes of LP’s. In general, LP’s come in 3 sizes: 7″, 10″, and 12″. And because the album covers have to provide a sleeve for a large surface, they correspondingly must also be large. At a minimum the 12″ LP will require an album cover that’s 1 square foot. That’s about 4 times the size of a standard CD and anywhere from 8 – 12 times the size of cassette tape.

Understanding this gives you an additional angle to design artwork for the music package. There might even be a way to design a painter’s canvas which can house an LP within its frame to turn it into a cover. For those musicians and composers who possess multiple artistic talents, an original painting to accompany a music release could be another profitable approach to look into. If you think about it even further the size of the 12″ LP is actually the size of a small painting. Foldable or dual LP covers are also available which provide a much larger surface with which to more greatly present amazing album art work to dazzle customers. The dual LP album cover would give you exactly a 24″ x 12″ surface to work with. Are you looking for decent ? Then look for them at – they have a wide range of instruments you can choose from.

Time For Women to Perform At The Field Wearing Leggings

Times are gone when sports clothing were tailored keeping men’s physique in mind. With diversities seeping in, sportswear have undergone various changes. Active wear has got a new meaning with women’s clothing seeping into this segment of apparels. The sports merchandise are now available for women. Most importantly the dynamism with which these apparels are crafted are worth mentioning. These are basically crafted from stretchable materials to give the lady the opportunity to flaunt style and flexibility at its best.

What fashion enthusiasts are noticing is the fact that apart from men, women are also among the athletes who are to be credited for the major number of achievements. You must be wondering what sports has to do with clothing. Well! Clothing absolutely has a lot of things to do with sports. Since athletics involve difficult to simple movements, clothing tends to play a greater role in allowing the athlete accomplish a greater performance. One of the major apparels that are making news in sports are leggings. These stretchable pants are widely worn by individuals because of the comfort they lend. Besides, leggings, jeggings, capri are a stylish option when it comes to picking garments especially meant for sports.

Why are leggings the best option for sportspeople?

Leggings are crafted from spandex and cotton which make them stretchable. The fabric helps the owner of the clothing seek appropriate actions. The stretchable fabric allows the body parts to stretch and extend. It does not come in the way of any movement. Moreover the presence of cotton makes the clothing breathable which is much required especially when it comes to sports since sporting activities involve a lot of movements causing sweat.

Women working out in leggings

Leggings are the most picked option by women who spend a considerable time at the gym or any other work out classes. Besides, individuals who are aerobic performers also consider wearing leggings because it makes them easier to move about. With major brands taking over the manufacturing process of leggings, jeggings, capri ladies are able to choose from a wide range of quality products. Besides, the enticing shades and prints make them all the more luring. The array of shades showcased are meant to match clothing of different colors. No matter if you have the most uniquely shaded dress, you can go up a shop and ask for leggings that will exactly match with the dress.

Various Types of Winter Jackets for Women

Every woman needs some warm clothing in her wardrobe to counter the winter chill and jackets help her do that in style. Coming from the French word “jaquet” which literally means a light tunic, this hip or waist length outer-wear garment blends warmth, style and comfort in a single piece. Winter jackets for women come in extensive variety, with different types being suitable for various body types and various occasions. The idea is to fetch all the variety for your wardrobe so that you can beat the chill while looking ravishing all the time. So the next time you are out to pick the new winter jackets for women, here are the variants to consider:

Leather Jacket
Whatever is the age, body type or size of a woman, a leather winter jacket is a staple for her wardrobe. This category includes a huge variety in itself, with fits varying from loose to well-fitted and the tight, figure-hugging fits. There are also plenty of options in colors as well as designs, while the material used can be half-cut or full-cut leather.

Fleece Jacket
As the name suggests, these are the ones which are crafted in warm and winter-appropriate fleece fabric. Not only do these jackets offer insulation, but they look good and feel good too. These come in various colors, cuts and patterns.

Denim Jacket
Denim is one fabric which has timeless charm, yet is known for its great fit and sturdy durability. These are the reasons why denim jackets have been the evergreen favorites for women. And the best part is their versatility that you can wear them practically anywhere and everywhere!

A parka, more commonly known as a wind-cheater, is a lightweight variant in winter jackets which offers protection from the wind and rain. The purpose of parkas is functional, though these are now being designed with aesthetic considerations too.

Blazer is the garment which resembles a suit jacket; though it can be regarded more casual in comparison with a professional suit, a blazer can be worn to the office as well as an evening out. You can find these in various styles and materials.

Coats do not exactly fall in the category of jackets but they are regarded as the key winter wear garment that every woman must essentially stock in her collection. Most of the coats extend to hip length and offer better insulation for harsh winter conditions.

How to Choose the Best Casual Dress Shoes for Men

The casual style: that never fails

The great advantage of the current fashion is that it allows a freedom that has never before been seen when choosing the most appropriate to your personality and style places we usually frequent. There are many options and combinations that can be given are virtually endless. In this situation, we can come to feel a bit disoriented. But if there is doubt, always we will have a style that although the year’s pass remains valid. We’re talking about casual style.

It is worth mentioning that the Casual Dress Shoes for Men are often an excellent choice for everyday life or for work, provided that there is no formal dress code as that of which must follow certain professionals or if you plan to attend a specific event. Fortunately, more and more companies have understood that worker comfort helps to get better returns; also it has become aware that formality is not the only alternative to looking presentable because a casual look well maintained can be synonymous with elegance.

A quick definition of casual style:

There is a fundamental rule to achieve casual style: mix an equal degree of informality and comfort with elegance. Because obviously, if only it were to be comfortable, we would go out to the street running shoes, pants or shorts and a T-shirt of our favorite sports team, but that does not mean under any circumstances that have adopted a casual style.

Comfort is also a synonym for functionality. We said at the beginning that the casual style is useful for everyday activities such as informal events with family and friends, and of course for work. And this style should allow us to develop ourselves freely and even walking, an activity that is usually necessary if we are to time in the huge Mexican cities. Therefore, the excellent quality casual dress shoes for Men are the best choice for the comfortable ride wherever we go.

The options:

Shoelace shoe: Leather shoes do not necessarily have to be that we should use formal shoes with a suit or dress pants. On the other hand, they are suede shoes, in this 2016 is the material of choice for casual men ‘s shoes. Both options can be part of a casual style when combined with this same style pants and even jeans. We do not recommend a bit tighter pants straight cut but one, because this kind of shoes are less bulky than other styles and to show off more slender legs is recommended that the cut pants fit better shape.

Moccasins: This summer is also witnessing the unusual force that has claimed the use of moccasins. Even those men who swore they would never leave their shoe shoelace are now opting for this elegant and comfortable choice. Also available in leather and suede manifest them as the best choice to wear a classic casual style. A good pair of loafers should not miss in your wardrobe; We recommend a light colored and one dark. And not to fail, it is worth having some blue loafers, favorites for this year.

A Fashion Flashback

Decades of history are defined by many aspects, be it movies, Presidents, sports teams, etc., but one characteristic of a society that has represented and brought together generations of people since the beginning of time, is fashion. The U.S., in particular, has seen a large variety of clothing trends over the past one- hundred years and even today fashion continues to develop rapidly, each decade of couture building off of the one before. What exactly makes each generation so unique? Well, that’s for each to decide in their right, but the way in which each decade of Vogue built off of one another is no matter of opinion, but just requires a retrospective look at the history of American fashion.

Decades of Dress

Each decade of fashion most definitely has similarities, but it is also no secret that the differences between each of them, along with the constant development of creativity and style is what separates them in the eyes of each generation. With the start of predominant fashion development beginning in the 1930s, fashion in the United States has developed unique from other cultures, with fads coming and going along the way. While accessories such as corsets have all but faded from modern society, chokers are slowly creeping their way back into the daily style, a perfect example of how particular adornments develop over time.

The 1930s and 40s

· Suits

· Coats

· Fedoras

· Corsets

· Gloves

The 1950s (Beginning of change)

· Similar to 1930s and 40s (early 1950s)

· Sweaters

· Leather jackets (the late 1950s)

· Tight skirts (the late 1950s


· Mini dresses

· Tighter pants

· Pea coats

· Scarfs

1970s and 80s

· Bell bottoms (70s)

· Hippie style (70s)

· Tights pants/tights (80s)

· Chokers (80s)

· Cosby sweaters (80s)

· Miniskirts (80s)


· Flannel shirts

· Ripped jeans

· Windbreakers

· Baggy shorts (hip-hop, post 1993)

· Slip dresses


· Low rise jeans

· Miniskirts (1980 callbacks)

· Two button suits

· Newsboy caps

· Belly shirts

· Denim jackets


· Athletic shorts

· Printed T-shirts

· Pantsuits

· Chokers (Call back to 70s and 80s; recent)

· Tennis shoes

Why is Fashion Important?

The notion that each decade is inspired in some part by previous ones is very much supported by this rundown of fashion through the years. The style of the 1920s heavily influenced the 1930s and 1940s, but then once the late 1950s hit, much less conservative attire came about. Even in current society our fashion thrives based on the past, especially in female attire. Miniskirts are an obvious callback to the 1980s along with chokers, which have just recently, as of 2016, began to make their way back into the style of Midwestern culture. This reliance on each generation’s style for the next decade to thrive makes this fashion flashback entirely appropriate and also an extremely informative subject.

Gift Options for Men This Holiday Season

Buying gifts for women is a cake walk whereas; when it is the women’s turn, men can be really difficult to buy gifts for. Either it is their birthdays, anniversaries or even on the holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. You have to be the Santa of the family because your man has been working his head off at work to make the holidays better for you and the family.

Men have always been gifting women with the choicest of gifts because there are a plethora of options available for them. However, women face a lot of troubles while choosing the right piece for the man of the house or even the boys. Hence, this article will come as a relief for them.

This article talks about the various gifts that you can consider giving the men of your family this holiday season.

1. A collection of miniatures: When you talk about miniatures, there’s are a lot of options from which you can choose from. Ranging from miniature toy cars to the alcohol bottles or even wonders of the world statues, men love to have a collection of miniatures. You just have to figure out what you son or husband likes and buy something in accordance to that. Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, cars models, there’s a lot to choose from. With such a wide variety of options, you can search online and pick up something that you like at discounted prices.

2. Barbecue set up: Which man doesn’t like spending time with his friends in the lawn making their favorite steaks or barbecue lamb or chicken? Well, the majority of men love to do something like this because it makes them feel relaxed and spend some quality time doing what they like doing. Hence, a barbecue grill is definitely a great option for them.

3. Entire series of a show: Well, if it was for a girl, Vampire Diaries or One Tree Hill would have been an idle option but men are different. Men are more of the raunchy types who love to see series like Strange Things, Avengers, James Bond or even Game of Thrones. These shows will surely brighten up their holiday season and will also appreciate it coming from you. If the person whom you are searching the gift for is a bookworm, you can even consider giving them these series as books.

4. Accessories: When it comes to men’s fashion, nothing is complete without the right accessories. Bracelets, cufflinks, chains, charms, ties, sunglasses, a wrist watch and so many other accessories are available online or at the brick and mortar shops from where you can pick them up.

5. Clothes: Clothes is a very wide term where everything seems to fit in. Whether it is the outfits like shirts, trousers, or men’s underwear or even socks, every piece counts in the category. You can pick anything that you find is within your budget and that you know will be appreciated by the person who is at the receiving end. Make sure you buy the right size and fit of the same to avoid any problems. In terms of underneath fashion, padded underwear is what you can gift. It is a great source of motivation and enhancing the visibility of the manhood.

6. Thank you note: What would make a better gift than saying thank you to your man who has provided everything for you? He is the reason that you are independent and successful (father), he is the one who completes you being (husband) and he is the one in whom you see your childhood and who brings a smile on your face (son). With so many men being the reason of your existence, you should say thank you to them.

Tips for Buying Screen Print Shirts

When it comes to custom screen printed shirts, you want to make sure you are happy with the outcome. Nothing is more upsetting than when they arrive and there are mistakes on them or they don’t look professional. Here are some tips to help you get the best outcome.

Reputation and Experience

Only buy custom screen printed shirts from a company with a solid reputation. They should have details about their experience on the website for you to review. If you buy them locally, you should be able to find out about other work they have done and the results. Look at shirts, images, and reviews to help you identify the best possibilities.


You may have a preference in mind when it comes to custom screen printed shirts. You need a provider who offers the colors and types of shirts you are looking for. You may need a mix of them for men and women. You may be looking at children’s sizes. There could be a certain color for your business or school you need to have.

The type of material is important to consider too. You want custom screen printed shirts that will look nice. They shouldn’t start to fall apart after they have been washed a couple of times. Look around and if you don’t see what you want, ask. Most of them are more than willing to help you get something unique in place. They can create a sample for you to look at.

Art Work

In order for custom screen printed shirts to be made, you need art work. You can see what the provider has for you to pick from. You can also select your own art work for them to transfer onto the shirts. They may have requirements for the art work in regards to the sizing. If it is too large or too small, they should be able to help you change it without distorting the image.


The curing process of making custom screen printed shirts involves the art work on the shirt to be heated at about 400 F for less than a minute. This helps to ensure it will harden and be a great looking design that isn’t going to be compromised. Not all providers use this method so you should ask. Ironing the back of the shirt can help the design to print, but it isn’t as efficient.


Ask to see the first one they make for you so you can evaluate it. Look at the colors, the design, and where the image is located on the shirt. If you aren’t happy with it, now is the time to ask for changes. Otherwise, they are going to continue the process and make all of the shirts for you. They are going to assume you are happy with them if you don’t want changes with the sample.


You can get great looking shirts with the images on them you want for a great price. It will vary depending on the type of shirt, the quality of the shirt, the design, and the number of colors used. It will also depend on the provider you use for the project. Ask for discounts such as free shipping or high volume orders.

It can take time for the screen printing to be completed, so order early. You don’t want to be in a rush for them and stress about if they will be finished on time. The possibilities for such shirts are endless. It can be a fun outcome for all involved.

5 Tips On How To Properly Wear A Bodycon Dress

When worn properly, a bodycon dress gives you a sexy, feminine look. If you have never worn it before, here are tips on how to wear it properly:

Show off your best features

While the outfit will hug your entire body and give you an attractive look, you can use it to show off some of your best features. If you have beautiful shoulders and breathtaking collarbones you should wear a strapless bodycon dress or a halter neck. If you are blessed with gorgeous legs, go for a super short length dress.

Layer it

It’s common for some women to feel exposed when wearing the outfit. If this is you, you should consider adding some layers on you. The best way of going about it is throwing a loose cardigan or a flowy cape. To create a more polished look, put on a blazer.

Wear the right shoes

A bodycon dress is meant to give you a glamorous look and there is no way that you will achieve this if you wear the wrong shoes. Experts recommend that you wear your dress with heels as they elongate your frame thus giving you a slimmer and beautiful look. You can wear pumps, wedges or even stilettos to complete your look. To have fun in your outfit ensure that the shoes are comfortable.

Go for thicker fabrics

Thin undergarments are beautiful and make you feel good about yourself but it’s not the case with bodycon dresses. Due to the tight nature of the outfit, a thin dress will be super clingy thus putting you at the risk of exaggerating the wrong areas of your body. For an ideal look you should go for an outfit made from a thick material. In addition to the thick outfit preventing you from feeling too self conscious, it also prevents you from accentuating the problematic areas of your body.

Wear a darker color

Bright colors make you noticeable but experts recommend against it when wearing a bodycon dress as they can sometimes affect your confidence. For a great and confident look, go for a dress made from a dark color. You can go for brown, gray or the classic black.


By correctly wearing a bodycon dress you will definitely create a beautiful look. It’s recommended that you accessorize your outfit but you should avoid overdoing it. This is to prevent taking the people’s attention away from the outfit.

Popular Hat Styles For Men

A hat is one of the most used accessories for the modern gentlemen. A hat is not only worn for style, but it also defines your personality. There are various sizes, fabrics and shapes of hats for men.

A list of different types of men’s hats are given as follows –

The Fedora

The Fedora is a sturdy hat with flexible brim that can be molded in order to achieve the perfect shape. Crushable and unlined Fedoras are also available in the market. It is a lightweight hat with a unique shade of brown. The brim of this hat is about 2 5″ wide that depends on the shape and size of a face. You can snap it up, down, back or front to give it a perfect shape.

The Homburg

The Homburg is often called the dressier cousin of Fedora. It is generally made of straw or a fur felt. It is the best choice with official formal business attire. It also has a creased crown in the center alike the Fedora. The brim of the Homburg is quite stiffer as compared to the Fedora. Due to its stiffness, it can not be snapped down or molded.

The Trilby

The Trilby has a short and narrow brim. You can easily turn up at the back and snap down at the front to give it a perfect shape. It has a shorter crown when compared to other hats. It is usually made of synthetic fabrics.

The Panama

The Panama hat is of Ecuadorian origin. It is a traditional brimmed straw hat. Though it looks same as the trilby in shape, but it is actually similar to the fedora. Plaited leaves of the Carludovica palmata and palm like plants are used to make the Panama hat. The costliest and rarest Panama hats are known as Montecristis.

The Boater

The Boater is usually a formal men’s hat for the summer. It is made of stiff sennit straw. It has inflexible brim with a flat top. It is characterized by its wide grosgrain band. It is meant to be worn on traditional summer formal occasions. The Boater will look best when worn with a black tie, blazer and smart lounge suit.

The Wide Flat Brim

It is a large hat with flat and stiff brim. It is the latest trendiest hat in menswear. It is a heavy hat unlike the fedora and the homburg. It cannot be easily crushed or packed. It is made in such a way, that it can hold its artistically flat shape.