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ow to Dress Like a Barbie

Ever since Barbie dolls first appeared in the market, they have been objects of desire for several young girls and grownup women as well. Ruth Handler, who was inspired to design these fashion icons by her daughter’s love for playing with paper dolls, did leave the world with the greatest controversy of them all. As she realized that young girls liked to imitate adult women around them, Ruth designed Barbie with an adult body. Her husband Eliot Handler, wasn’t sure about this paradoxical business plan would sell. However, after Barbie made her debut on the 9th of March 1959, there was no looking back for the toy company. Since then, the toy doll has been through innumerable changes in look, style and fashion. Her clothes have been coveted by older women and younger girls alike.
Hair
Quintessential Barbie dolls have always had blonde hair. However, as the company began expanding its markets and catering to the needs of the globe, these dolls have had a change in look. Take advantage of this, and let your hair be as they are. Now, wash your hair and condition them well. Very rarely will you see a Barbie without a hairdo. However, with so many variations, picking one would be very confusing. Pick the Ballerina look, as it pretty much resembles the older versions too. Straighten out your fringes and tuck them to the left or the right. Tie the remaining hair in a pony and curl the ends inwards, to complete the hairdo.
Make Up
Keep the make up in tones of pink, but make sure it suits your complexion. To even out the skin tone, apply a fine layer of foundation on your face, neck and back. Wear a nude pink lip gloss with glitter, and apply a little pink blush on your cheek. Color your nails and toe nails in a shade of pink, that matches your dress.

Clothes
For the Barbie ballerina look, pick a pink tutu that has a lot of net or tulle. These fabrics will give it the required volume. On top of the tutu, get a matching corset, to accentuate your waistline and make the volume of the tutu look larger than what it is. The clothes typically resemble a Barbie clothes look, and the pink will give you Barbie like femininity.
Footwear
Since this is the ballerina look in question, you will obviously have to wear ballet shoes or slippers. For the soft and feminine look, make the slippers out of satin. You can wrap your regular pumps in a pink satin cloth that rounds at the toes and crosses your foot to tie a knot at the ankle. Make sure that your footwear matches the shade of your dress.

Dress as the Stepmother of the Bride

Stepmothers are often portrayed as evil women, home-breakers who treat their stepchildren badly. However, this is far from truth. Increased divorce rates have complicated the definition of a family. Almost everyone of us knows of someone who was raised by his/her stepmother. While stepmother may enjoy a prominent position in the life of her stepchildren after their biological mother left, occasions such as wedding often place biological mother in the limelight while the stepmother has to gracefully bow out. Sitting arrangement, mother of the bride attire are some departments which may lead to upsetting situations if not handled with caution. So, in case you are a stepmother of the bride, then you might benefit from reading this article.

How to Choose Your Wedding Attire
The etiquette for wedding dresses says that mother of the bride picks her dress first and all the other women in the wedding party follow the suit. Mother of the groom, bridesmaids, maid of honor coordinate their outfits with the mother of the bride. However, they are the subdued versions of mother of the bride outfit in color, style, patterns etc. Mother of the bride also has a say when it comes to choosing bridal outfit. The general notion is that, while the bride should be in a spotlight, her mother should also stand out from other women in the wedding party. As a stepmother, you may not like this etiquette, more so if your husband is hosting the entire event. However, one must understand that wedding is not the place to outshine the mother of the bride. While you don’t need to back out of the wedding altogether, it is alright to play second fiddle to the biological mother just this once. Nonetheless, there are various scenarios which dictate the way in which stepmother of the bride should dress up. Here are a few of them.
Biological Mother Deceased
If your husband married you after the death of his ex-wife (mother of the bride) and you raised the bride, then there is no need for you to take a backseat at this wedding. While it is not acceptable to share the spotlight with the bride, you can certainly play an equal to the mother of the groom. In that case, you can coordinate your outfit according to the mother of the groom dress. You can also talk to your stepdaughter regarding what she expects you to wear. You can also share the front row with your husband and groom’s parents during the reception. This is one scenario which may not be as complicated as the others.

Leather Leggings for a Sleek and Stylish Look

Call them leather leggings, or the wet look leggings, this popular fashion trend emerged somewhere in the late 2000s. Women and men all around the world either love or loathe them. Regardless of other people’s taste, this trend is here to stay. Leather leggings are one of the most sought-after pieces, and as the seasons move on, they’re appearing everywhere you go. From celebrities to models to mere mortals, these shiny leggings are not only flattering, but comfortable as well.

So, if you’re thinking of giving them a try, why not take a few styling tips from us. We’ve compiled a few ideas on how and what to pair with leather leggings, without having to break the bank.
Wear Leather Leggings in Style
Before you can wear them, it’s necessary to know where to buy them. If you don’t know what size will fit you, avoid online stores as your initial purchase choice. Visit a departmental store instead, and have the salesperson help you pick the one that fits you perfectly. Now, if you already have one hanging in your closet, let’s find you some fabulous styles to go with it, shall we?
With Sexy Jackets
Pairing your leather leggings with adorable jackets is a style that is meant to last. The combination is an edge above the others, and we love how hot the style can be. The leggings are bold in the first place, add a floral or solid-colored jacket, and you’re golden. While choosing a top to complete the ensemble, make sure it is not too jazzy. Here, we want to keep the leggings and the jacket in focus. If the jacket is bold in its own right, then skip adding jewelry, and go straight for a pair of sexy boots or heels. Depending on the weather, you can choose to add layers to create a wonderful look. During summers, try wearing faux leather leggings so that it is comfortable. Otherwise, stick to wearing these leggings during winters.
Play with colors, not just for the top and jackets, but for the leggings as well. A splash of bold colors here and there can really outshine against grays and blacks.

Leather Leggings with Floral and Orange Jackets
Now for something a bit girly and versatile―wearing bright-colored jackets with your leggings. It really doesn’t take a lot of effort to stand out in the crowd with these combinations. Wear them with attitude, and you’ll have all the attention in the world.
White and Black-striped Jackets with Leather Leggings
The ever-classic black and white jackets too find a comfortable path with leather leggings. What you need to figure out is how well you can work them. Take inspiration from the combinations above that you can wear at various occasions.

Resort Casual Wear for Women

Clean, cool, sophisticated, elegant effortless. These are some of the words that a resort casual attire should embody. Resort wear, in its essence, is the clothing that you would wear to a vacation or to a resort. It is a notch above your regular casual wear and it is miles away from the tailored business wear. Imagine you are traveling first class to an exotic island or are going to lounge around in your own private yacht. What would you wear in such a scenario? Yes, you got it right… it is resort wear. It’s not individual clothing that makes resort casual wear into the fashionable wear that it is. It is more about how you layer clothing, mix and match different clothing items and accessorize it to attain an air of effortless chic. From palazzo pants to maxi dresses, from blingy statement necklaces to tribal inspired earrings, here we will give you the low down of looking stylish in resort wear.

Resort Casual Attire for Women

Palazzo Pants
One of the best pieces of resort casual wear that no women can do without is a pair of sexy palazzo pants. Palazzo pants that are fitted at the waist and flare down at the bottom are just perfect for women of any height and body structure. They give you a modern and chic look and the best thing is that it can be paired with many different tops. You can find a good pair of palazzo pants from high-end designers like Gucci and 3.1 Phillip Lim to high street brands like Mango, Promod and Topshop.

Playsuit
Another great piece of smart casual wear for ladies that you just got to have in your wardrobe is the playsuit. A sexy floral playsuit with straps or even the strapless version would make you look glamorous in an effortless way. Chiffon, crushed silk and linen playsuits in saturated hues and bright florals are one of the best trends this season. A slouchy shrug or a sheer organza jacket will give your bare arms some coverage if the weather gets a bit chilly.

Maxi Dress
A maxi dress in an exquisite floral print with a bit of volume at the bottom and a hint of shimmer is one of the best resort casual wear. For resort wear, you cannot choose a maxi dress which is run-of-the-mill and boring. You need to up the ante a bit by going with bold floral prints or animal prints in a sexy figure hugging silhouette. Gone are the days when you would slip into something mundane like a strappy maxi dress in cotton or linen and call it resort wear. What you need is a maxi dress in a flowy material like chiffon, Georgette or silk satin with a trendy botanical print or bold floral print in citrusy colors. Halter necks or plunging V neck maxi dresses with sequins at the yoke are also a good choice.