Golden Rules of Dressing for All Body Shapes

I believe that each and every body shape, is beautiful in their own unique way.

Golden Rule #1: Proportions, proportions, proportions (body proportions)

Focus on achieving a proportional body silhouette to prevent distractions that lead the eye to your “problem areas” or prominent body areas. In this way, you’ll leave plenty of room to highlight your best assets.

Golden Rule #2: Fit

Make sure that the clothes fit with your body measurements. Too-tight or too-big clothing makes you look curvy, but not  yummy. Great fit is also important if you’re Petite and/or Plus size to help you create a lean and streamlined silhouette.

Golden Rule #3: Confidence

Let your true personal style shine through the shallow surface of clothes. Basically, you’d want the clothes to complement and project your personality.

If you are curious as to what body shape you may have, see charts (men and women) below.

Women Body Shape Chart


Men Body Shape Chart


Simple Nail Care Plus Fall 2014 Nail Colors

Here’s what you need to know to keep your fingernails in tiptop shape.


Keep your fingernails dry and clean. This prevents bacteria, fungi and other organisms from growing under your fingernails. Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves when washing dishes, cleaning or using harsh chemicals, and avoid long soaks in the tub.

Trim and file your fingernails regularly. Use a sharp manicure scissors or clippers. Trim your nails straight across, then round the tips in a gentle curve. It might be easiest to trim and file your fingernails when they’re soft, such as after bathing.

Use moisturizer. When you use hand lotion, rub the lotion into your fingernails and cuticles too.


Abuse your fingernails. To prevent nail damage, don’t use your fingernails as tools to pick, poke or pry things.

Bite your fingernails or pick at your cuticles. These habits can damage the nail bed. Even a minor cut alongside your fingernail can allow bacteria or fungi to enter and cause an infection.

Pull off hangnails. You might rip live tissue along with the hangnail. Instead, carefully clip off hangnails.

Ignore problems. If you have a nail problem that doesn’t seem to go away on its own or is associated with other signs and symptoms, consult your doctor or dermatologist for an evaluation.




Fall Colors