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What is Perfume

What is Perfume

What is perfume? Perfume is made from either natural ingredients like the essential oils of plants or the musk of animals, spices and man made chemicals. The mixture of these ingredients are blended with an sd alcohol (which is a very pure form of alcohol) or oil.

shopping tips
Shopping tip 101 Shopping tip One of the best ways to stay focused while shopping is to take a picture with you out of one of your favorite magazines. If you take an image with you, not only will it help you and a sales staff to pull together the look you want, but it will also help you stay focused on what you came to the store for in the first place as well as save money.
Source your magazines-meaning pull out the information that inspires you, put it in a binder and recycle the rest. I started doing this when I was in college and it has been a lot of fun. It also saves time and space.


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I love womens shoes. I have no idea why I love them as much as I do. It is a true obsession.

All the girls in my family seemed to be afflicted with it, thought some have it more then others.

I thought for the longest it was some weird little oddity that only my family had.

Womens Suits : What's On This Page
How to Fit Suit Jacket Sleeve Length

Womens Suits

Fitting a Suit Jacket

how to fit a suit
This page is about how to fit suits. First of all choose a modern suit with classic tailoring. Remember, even traditional suits change their lines over time. Keep in mind a good suit should make you feel:  Pulled together, not dowdy.
Tall and sender, not shorter or heavier. Sophisticated suits should be urban style not geekish or clone-like

Starting with the jacket. When fitting a jacket make sure you have it buttoned. I know, you’ll probably never button your jacket, but when fitting a jacket, make sure it fits well buttoned.

Almost always choose a 1-2 button suit over three or more. A three-button suit can look a stuffy and uptight and unless you're really slim a 1-2 button suit jacket will fit a woman's body better, particularly if you're top heavy. Also if you're top heavy, a 1-2 button jacket will have a deeper "V" which will be more flattering.

Lapels should lay flat on your chest, not bow out. If they bow out the jacket is too small also the buttons should not pull.  The length of the jacket should fall somewhere between the top of the hipbone to just below the widest part of the thigh. Mid-thigh is a good starting point for most.

When your trying on clothes, don’t just ask the opinion of your sales person unless you worked with her or him in the past and trust them implicitly, ask for opinions of the other women who are there also trying on clothes as well You’ll be amazed the feedback and ideas you’ll get.
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Sleeve Length

Womens suits: Traditionally, sleeves should stop a ½ inch below your wrist bone.  This way if you wear a top that is not long sleeved your jacket sleeves will be long enough. If you do wear a shirt you should see the cuff of the shirt somewhere between ¼ to1/2 below the sleeve of the jacket. 

I personally love the look of a very long cuff (where it lands at my mid knuckles). Also the sleeves should have a natural curve that flows from the top of the sleeve down to the cuff.

While I’m talking about sleeves, don’t forget to make sure the armhole is comfortable and not binding.

When the jacket is buttoned, bring your arms out in front of you touching your hands together.  Your suit jacket can be slightly restrictive but it should not feel like a winter coat.

If it does look for a lighter weight material or and check to be sure the lining is slippery and not binding anywhere.

The back of the jacket across your shoulder blades should also fit flat without ripples when the jacket is buttoned and the hemline should be even all around.

Our waist is what separates us from the men. Unless you want a very masculine appearance, make sure the jacket you choose accentuates this attribute.

I hope you found this page  "how to fit womens suits" helpful. I have a few other pages that might be helpful as well. Check out: dressing for success and Job interview.
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