Friday, June 22, 2012

The Origins Of The Corset

When we think of sexy women's clothing the corset is one of the garments that immediately springs to mind. But what is it about them that has made them so enduringly sexy and popular through the ages?

Read on to see their history:

The corset is a garment that women have used to give them a svelte hourglass figure. They work by sucking in your waist and defining your figure more than it may already be, and get their strength due to an in-built structure of reinforcement.

If you already own one then congratulations, you've got a piece of history as old as Shakespeare as they've been around since the 16th Century.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Clothing Options for Curvy Women

As part of our recent series on the best women's clothing for various body types, we thought we should probably devote an article to fashion tips for curvy women.

Whether you prefer tailored clothes or usually shop for women's casual clothing, the most important thing to remember about your curvy body is that you're beautiful and today's fashions can only accentuate this. Whether you're officially overweight or just a little heavier than you would like to be, you should never try to "hide" yourself within over-sized clothing and unflattering casual wear styles. There is well-fitting casual clothing on the market today and designers like Elan International have done their best to create a wide variety of plus size clothes for women.

A rule of thumb that you should never forget while you are out shopping for women's clothing is to avoid buying clothes that are either too big or too small. Curvy women tend to veer one way or the other when in fact buying casual wear that fits perfectly will better flatter your figure. So what SHOULD you wear? Here are a few ideas: