Good Girls Guide to Buying Lingerie

With the popularity of Lingerie boutiques in shopping malls across America the stigma of buying and wearing lingerie is now a thing of the past. However for women who've never bought lingerie before or are still a little shy about visiting a store here's our guide for styles you are likely to encounter.

Baby Doll Set

A baby doll set encompasses a large category of lingerie items. Basically it's a two piece set, consisting of a robe or loose billowy top and matching bottom. The top is always loose fitting and comes in just below the bust line, like an empire bodice. The top is very loose fitting and short, ending at or just below your rear. Baby doll sets are available in wide variety of fabrics from silk and satin to sheer lace.

Chemise

A chemise is a short flowing A-line gown that's longer than a baby doll. The top usually has spaghetti or halter straps. The angular shape of a chemise looks good on almost every figure type. If you are concerned about your mid-section look for a style that has built in figure control. Sometimes a chemise comes with a matching bottom, but this varies from style to style. The fabric choices range from patterned and solid silks to very revealing lace, so there is something for everyone's taste.

Camisole

A camisole is female undershirt. It is loose fitting and has thin spaghetti straps that go over the shoulder. It's usually paired with a matching bottom. Camisoles are now also available as clothes. While they are not usually worn as formal office attire, they can be worn for casual occasions.

Corset

A corset is the opposite of a camisole. It's a structured garment that has bones or ribs to force your body into certain proportions. The effects of a corset can be very dramatic, and can create a very enticing curvy shape. Some corsets are more difficult to wear than others, depending on how much shaping they are doing. If you've never worn one before choose something that's not so difficult to get into. Corsets are also now being made as outwear. While not something you would wear to the office, they are perfect for a dinner party, club or night on the town.

Bridal Set

A bridal set or merry widow as it's sometimes known also covers a wide variety of items. Basically it's a set that consist of a bra, corset or camisole top. It also has matching panties, and usually a garter belt and stockings. The styles range from silk or satin sets with full coverage to skimpy string sets with very minimal overage.

Boy Shorts

If you've never heard of boy shorts think of sexy hot pants for your bedroom. They offer full coverage on the sides and some coverage on your rear. Conservative styles cover most if not all of your rear, the more daring styles give you partial coverage. Boy shorts are figure hugging or shapifying, something those of us with …

Valentine's Day Gifts For Kids – Sharing the Love

Valentine's Day is not just a day for lovers. You can spend time with your kids or get them gifts on this special day. This is a holiday that is now celebrated to show others that you care about them. Some ideas on Valentine's Day gifts for kids include the following:

  • A Family Dinner Out. There are theme restaurants that cater to children as well as pizza places where there are games to play. Depending on the age, you could go to places like Chuck E. Cheese or Dave & Busters. Even taking the kids to the local hamburger joint can be a treat if it's not something you do normally. Kids love to eat out and if there's a game room or activities involved, that's even more special for them.
  • Hand-Made Coupons. Give your kids a bunch of coupons that you make yourself on the computer. Coupons for skipping a bath one night (which most little kids will love) or saying up a half hour later – all of these are easy to make on the computer and can make great Valentine's gifts for kids. Who knows? You might even be able to stretch this even further and make it a year-round option to reinvent good behavior!
  • A Basket of Goodies. You can get small baskets at craft or discount stores and fill them with all sorts of little inexpensive trips to show your children how much you love them. Most of the stores have little novelties for children that can be incorporated into their baskets.

Older children, such as teenagers and pre-teens may want to put away childish things and get something a little more grown up. Here are some good Valentine's Day gifts for kids who are a bit older:

  • Gifts for Girls. Young girls, especially in the tween set, love the magazines that show their favorite teen idols on the cover. These magazines can usually be picked up cheaply and will be guaranteed to thrill the tween on your list. Girls at this age are gravitating towards make-up and jewelry, so if you're a game, a small starter set of quality make-up or a nice piece of jewelry such as a bracelet would thrill any young lady.
  • Gifts for Boys. Young boys will enjoy comic books or action figures based on their favorite characters. Young boys still enjoy reading about superheroes and reading comic books. You can go to your local comic book store and get your young boy a bunch of comic books rather cheaply. To really juice up the gift, a matching action figure would make any boy's day.
  • A Shopping Spree at the Mall. This can be for both young men and women who are teenagers. If you try to buy them clothing, they may not like it and the same goes for music. You can also get them gift certificates for Best Buy and other electronics stores where they can get all of the latest music and DVDs. While some people balk

Summertime Swimwear Clothing

The long cold winter is behind you and it is time to start thinking about the beach. Lazy summer days spent relaxing by the pool or splashing in the waves, whatever your dream day is, there is one thing for certain, you are going to need some swimwear clothing! Today there are more swimsuits and bikini clothing options to choose from than ever before, and this is not your grandma's swimwear clothing.

Swimming and pool lounging are practically a constitutional right these days and what better way to do it than to know your options when it comes to your swimwear clothing choices. There is quite a variety offered today when it comes to swimsuits and cover-ups, so please allow me to break down the basics you'll need to own.

Bikini
Let's start with the all-famous itsy bitsy teeny weenie bikini clothing. Do you remember the time when there were two styles and maybe a handful of colors to choose from? That is if your mom would let you purchase bikini clothing at all! Well those days are over, you are all grown up now and man what a choice in beautiful bikini's there are today.
You have your basic black that never goes out of style, leopard print, sunshine yellow and even camouflage designs (for the ladies who want to impress the service man in her life). However, was not the basic problem with bikini clothing that it all came in one style, you know, the barely-there tops and practically a G-string bottom? No two women are built the same and it has taken the clothing industry a precious long time to figure it out, but thankfully, they are coming around.

Look, if you are supporting a Double-D cup there is no way a little scrap of fabric is going to fit the bill. You can be in the best shape of your life and still look horrible in one of those things. Since not everyone can look fabulous in a string bikini, wise manufacturers decided to expand the merchandise a little. Those that fall into this category are best served by seeking bikini clothing that has an added wide band along the bottom of the top, choosing a halter-top design or opting for under wire for extra support.

Cover Ups
No swimwear is complete without a sexy cover-up to go with it. There are times when you just want a little extra protection from the sun, need to dissuade prying eyes or simply want to add some extra flair to your look just for fun.

Leave that old terry robe or your dad's vintage tee shirt at home and consider instead a lovely cover-up. Examples of some options that can easily accent your swimwear is clothing like a comfortable sheer robe, sexy and discreet beach dress or how about a cute and slimming mini skirt that coordinates with your bikini? Clothing like this is what makes dressing for the beach so much fun!

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16 Tips To Define A Submissive Female

When the men are out on the hunt for women, especially when they are on the prowl for one-night stands, the most important quality that they are looking for in a female is for her to be submissive. How do you know whether is this female submissive? Check and make sure that there are some of the characteristics found in the women below:

  1. She holds her chin low.
  2. Eye Contact is evasive.
  3. She smiles excessively.
  4. She nods excessively when you speak
  5. She leans towards you to catch every word.
  6. She displays signs of self-checking – small touches to hair, clothing, etc.
  7. Utters a quick, nervous laugh at end of own speech, maintaining eye contact, encouraging you to smile.
  8. She raises her eyebrows.
  9. She smiles without showing teeth.
  10. She suppresses her smile, dropping her head.
  11. She displays incongruent mirroring.
  12. She uses palm-up gestures.
  13. Engaging in ‘performance’ speaking, she uses expression and gestures while talking but she ‘packs them away’ again quickly when she finished.
  14. She gestures with her hands at shoulder height or higher.
  15. She uses self-embrace arm gestures
  16. She makes ‘checking’ touch gestures that follow your eye movement. An example is you look at her nose and she touches it a second or so later.

For the males that are on the hunt, sex is not usually instigated by the submissive female. The men have to ask for it, in the intelligent manner definitely. In response terms, she may display nervous, different signals but then submit quickly and quietly.

You found your cute and submissive girl. What do you after that? Get the guide ‘Guy Gets Girl’ by Tiffany Taylor to learn how to go up to her to engage her in a conversation and phrasing your words in such a way to make sure she doesn’t have a reason to reject you. ‘Guy Gets Girl’ is a dating guide which teaches you the accurate dating techniques by a very experienced author. Get your copy to gain a superior advantage in the dating arena!…

Four Clothing Care Tips That Will Save You a Bundle

In today’s economy, saving money on your wardrobe is like finding a treasure chest in your closet. While spending less on clothing by shopping discount stores and sales is always an option, there are ways you can save a bundle by just making your current wardrobe look better and last longer.

1. Only dry clean your clothing after wearing them several times

Most dry cleanable garments do not have to be cleaned after every wear. In fact, dry cleaning your clothes too often may even damage the fiber of the clothes. Opt for cleaning garments after about 3 or 4 wears. If your garment has an odor from perspiration, try store bought dryer sheets designed for dry clean items to freshen it up.

2. Store expensive items in acid-free paper

Archive expensive garments and special occasion clothes that you don’t wear often in acid-free tissue paper. Regular tissue paper contains acid that will break down fabric fiber and cause clothing to yellow over time. Always make sure these items are professionally cleaned before storing, especially if they are stained, to avoid insect infestation. Acid -free tissue paper can be purchased online or at stores specializing in organizing or storage items.

3. Never hang sweaters on hangers

Never, ever hang your sweaters on hangers. Hangers tend to ruin the shape of sweaters, stretching areas of the garment to accommodate the hanger. Fold your sweaters and store them on shelves, in sweater bags, or in drawers to keep them looking fresh and beautiful.

4. Provide ample hanging space for your clothing

This is usually a tough one for most fashionistas but, hanging your clothes with with ample breathing space is a must. Most women have their closets jammed to capacity. However, over-filling your closets with garments presents a couple of problems. First, you can’t see what you have to wear if an item is stuffed in your closet behind something else. Second, your favorite dress or blouse can be wrinkled or worse yet, damaged by getting hooked or torn by an adornment on another item. Ideally, clothes should be hung about an inch apart. Try making more room in your closet by investing in rod expanders to double the hanging space.…

Christian T-Shirts and Gifts – Express Your Beliefs

Almost everyone enjoys and wears t-shirts on a regular basis. It's one of the only articles of clothing that people can feel comfortable in and still look great. If you are looking for a certain t-shirt, you will be able to find it because there are so many kinds of t-shirts and t-shirt companies out there. It's a very profitable industry that has many different options available for different people. T-shirts are a great way to make a statement, whether it's a fashion statement or a statement of a certain belief. You can say something with a t-shirt without ever saying a word.

One of the things that people like to express on t-shirts is their Christian beliefs. Christian t-shirts are a great way to display how you feel about your faith. The message on the shirt can be something as simple as "I believe" or different statements about Jesus or God. A Christian t-shirt can also have a scripture from the Bible that means something special to the person wearing it. A Christian t-shirt can also be a little bit flashier with different graphic elements or a famous quotes or Christian teaching. There really is no end to what you can put on a Christian t-shirt, just as long as it talks about your Christian beliefs or your faith.

A Christian t-shirt is a great gift to give to other Christians or for treating yourself. They are great for special events and occasions as well like Vacation Bible School or for any other time such as Birthday, Anniversary, etc. It's just the perfect gift to give that person who loves to share how they feel about their Christian beliefs. A t-shirt says a lot about a person, and what better way to say how you feel about a certain subject then to state it right there on your t-shirt for the world to see.

You can also put your Christian message on other objects as well, not just t-shirts. You can get these messages printed on things like coffee mugs, tote bags, sweatshirts, key chains, ties, teddy bears, hats and other things. If it can be printed on, chances are you can customize it for your needs. So if you do not feel like giving a t-shirt as a gift, there other gift items you can as well and they can produce the same wanted effect as the t-shirts do.

You often have the ability to customize whatever you want to and have it printed, but there are also a lot of great designs already available to you. There are some that are very straightforward while others can play with different popular cultural references while still being able to give the Christian message across. With all the creativity out there, it really is not hard to find that perfect t-shirt of gift to give or buy for yourself. It's just an all around great way to express and tell the word how you feel about your faith or your …

Important Plastics Used in 3D Printing

In the last few years, we have witnessed the magical world of 3D printed clothing. From high-fashion to high-technology, the 3D printed clothing is amazing to marvel at. More than the marvellous design possibilities available under 3D printing, the engineering used behind printing fabric like materials is simply astonishing.

Most of the 3D printed clothes look interesting but many of them are less comfortable and much less wearable. However, this does not mean that all 3D printed apparel products are non-wearable. The 3D printed textiles made from FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) 3D printers can be worn. Some pretty good 3D printed neckties are already available in the market.

The basic thing that makes 3D printing so amazing is the material used to create designs. Although now we have metal, ceramic, sugar or styrofoam to virtually create anything in 3D printing, it all started with the ‘plastic’, which is still the prime raw material in 3D printing. So, here we describe the main plastic used in 3D printing in the textile industry:

PLA (Polylactic Acid): This is a bio-plastic that is dominating the world of 3D printing. PLA is made from a renewable organic resource such as cornstarch or sugarcane. In the textile industry, the PLA-based filaments show great adhesion to PLA fabrics. As it can be reinforced with all types of materials, it is used in the manufacturing of smart fabrics that helps in enhancing the functionality of the textile products.

This is a tough resilient material with a matte and opaque quality. There are no toxic vapours or odours when heated. This bio-plastic is great for 3D printing because it is environment-friendly, available in a variety of colours and can be used as a resin or filament. The material does not get shrink after 3D printing. All these properties make PLA a good component for developing sustainable textiles.

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene): It is a terpolymer made by polymerising styrene and acrylonitrile with polybutadiene. This is another widely used bio-plastic in 3D printing. It can form filaments easily and is durable, strong, heat-resistant, flexible and cost-effective. A drawback if ABS is that it creates a slightly unpleasant smell when heated and its vapours contain nasty chemicals. Therefore, one needs good ventilation to get off these irritating fumes. Because of this drawback, 3D hobbyists prefer PLA over ABS.

PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol): This is a synthetic polymer and is water-soluble. PVA is a new class of 3D printing materials that are used to make supports that hold 3D prints in place. This is not used for making finished products but create support for portions of a product. Once the product is finished, you can immerse it in water and PVA support structures will dissolve leaving rest of the insoluble print behind. In 3D printing, this is mainly used as glue, thickener or a packaging film.

Although the range of materials used in 3-dimensional printing technology may evolve with time and rising interest of customers, these are the three mainstream plastics currently …

Sailor Jerry and His Sexy Pin Up Girl Tattoos

Let's take a fascinating look at tattoo history now with this great master of old school tattoos. Jerry Collins is considered the father of tattoo, and his pinup tattoos have become extremely popular today.

Born in 1911, and died in 1973, Jerry was a sailor for most of his lifetime. He stayed in Hawaii, where he had access to the great mysticism of the far east … he kept in close contact with the Japanese tattoo masers, and learned much from them.

He practiced his early tattoo art during a period in tattoo history when only sailors, bikers and social deviants got tattoos. He elevated the art of tattoo to a new level of respectability, and perfected methods of sterilization. He referred to the other tattoo practitioners working in less sanitary conditions as "scab artists".

He is most famous for his girly tattoos, his demon tattoos, she-devils, etc. Jerry really perfected the concept of the pin up girl as the supervixen that would lead a poor sailor down the path to his destruction. She, in combination with liquor, gambling and fast cars, would come to be known as "man's ruin".

Sailor Jerry mentored such modern day tattoo masters as Ed Hardy, Cliff Raven and Mike Malone. Ed Hardy and Mike Malone inherited the rights to all of Jerry's tattoo flash art and tattoo drawings!

With the resurgence in popularity of old school tattoos, Jerry's vintage pinup girls have become iconic. There is a line of products sporting his images now .. from clothing, ashtrays and playing cards, to 92 proof rum! Talk about ubiquitous and iconic – I even saw his rum the other day at Rite Aid drug store! …

Conquer the Beach with Plus Size Bathing Suits

Summer comes with a lot of activities… many of which include vacation spots, such as beaches. After all, what’s a summer spent without a little swimming? And what’s a little summer swimming without a little flaunting of one’s skin? There are sure to be some beauty queens parading up and down the sand this hot summer season, clad in their finest bikinis and designer wear bathing suits. But did you know that you can compete with these seasonal beauties with plus size bathing suits as well? Visit your nearest reliable clothing store and see your odds of winning the “Summer Queen” title this summer.

One may wish to argue that only skinny women will ever get to strut their stuff on the sand. But guess what? Just because you’re not skinny doesn’t mean you can’t establish your right to reign supreme. Those beauty magazines don’t tell the whole truth: full-bodied girls can be cover girls, too – all they need is the right attitude. With the help of the right plus size bathing suits, you can easily trounce the wannabe queens and situate yourself as the only true queen of the scene.

Being a woman is all about the curves, the natural voluptuousness and subtle sensuality. You don’t need to be skinny to show all these things off. In fact, you can’t be skinny at all in order to show these things off! Some men go to the beach to observe nature’s blessings at their absolute finest. So be natural, walk proud, and don’t be afraid to gather admiring stares from all around.

Just like petite girls, full-bodied women have a vast array of mixable, matchable clothes at their disposal. Many larger-bodied women will opt for swimdresses or short-and-blouse ensembles – and what’s wrong with that? As long as you look good and feel good, you can wear almost anything you like on the beach. Haven’t you heard it said that fashion is not a body type, but an attitude? Being queen of the summer scene means being able to treat the shore as your catwalk, gorgeous and confident, no matter what your body type happens to be.

A wide selection of plus size bathing suits will allow you to mix and match ensembles that would stand out in every occasion. Whether it’s a rowdy beachside firelight party or a serious tryst at a beachside restaurant, you can make sure that you look your best.…

Thrifty And Fashionable

Growing up with three sisters, it was important for us to be
well-groomed. We were always borrowing clothes from each other
then returning them clean and pressed. It was a way of streching
our wardrobes and to the outside world we had an endless supply.
We were thrifty without realizing it and no one was the wiser.

The first thrift store was opened in London during the middle
eighteen-hundreds.The Salvation Army went around collecting
donated goods from the working classes and then selling them
to the poor for a fraction of the cost. A few years later, a
Salvation Army store was opened in the lower East side of
Manhattan serving over three million impoverished people.

During the depression, it was shameful to be seen wearing
thrift store cast-offs. Clothes were handed down to another
family member. Shoes were patched, blouses or shirts were
mended or seams torn apart and made over to fit a family recipient. During the nineteen-fifties, wealthy women donated
their clothes to be re-sold. The profits from these upscale
resale shops were shared with the donor or the shop profited
from it. During the nineteen-seventies, thrift stores were
popular with the hippies and the college students searching
for vintage styles.

Now days, thrift store parking lots are filled with luxury cars
as well as the more modest ones reflecting the escalating prices.
The stores have become so profitable that the same people they
once helped can not afford to shop there. Thrift stores like
Goodwill have some quality items and at shopgoodwill.com clothing items are auctioned in the same way as on ebay. Although, it is better to visit their stores for more of a variety of items and sizes.

Kate Magazine is an online shopping magazine and she gives sound advice for buying vintage clothes and sizing them correctly. Also, she has links to resale shops and a newsletter that can be sent to an online email inbox. She also gives shopping tips about what time of year the mall outlets sell their merchandise at the lowest prices. A city's online yellow pages is a good source for locating the names of local thrift stores and resale shops.

After finding a favorite thrift store, resale shop or mall outlet, it is wise to visit it frequently in order to keep up with the changing merchandise. It is a good idea to check the
thrift store, resale shop or mall outlet's refund or exchange
policy because a lot of them do not allow it.Shopping at these
establishments is a unique way to add to an existing wardrobe
without going over a limited clothing budget. …