Prom Dresses 101

This prom season is about going all out. In this post I will be giving tips on how to find the PERFECT prom dress for your body type, while sharing this seasons prom trends. We don't need anything spilling out or any dress malfunctions this year, so lets get started.

Body Type: Petite

If you're petite then you want to make yourself seem taller and a short dress can do that for you!

Being that this dress is short automatically gives your legs a boost and makes you seem taller.
Also look for dresses with an asymmetrical hem. They can add a quirk to your Prom look.

PROM TREND ALERT: Mirror beading.

Mirror beading is hot this season. When the lights hit off those babies you'll be a partying disco ball.

Body Type : Tall and Slender

If you're tall and slender you don't want to look like a stick prom night, you would want to have curves or at least look like it. Look for dresses that are pinched at the waist and that are longer in order to keep your height.
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The purple dress is a great way of showing off your height while the black dress gives you curves with its pinched waist.

PROM TREND ALERT: Cut-out dresses

Cut-out dresses are H-O-T HOT! They give you that pop of sexy you need for prom. Cut-out designs can be worn with almost every body type. Just don't over board with the cuts. We don't need to see too much skin... It's still a school event.

Body Type: Busty

Now for us busty ladies, we have to make sure our girls stay in all night. Since we are top heavy we need dresses that hold the girls down but that don't make them look even bigger.
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Busty girls should go for sleeves and straps. They will do you good! While going strapless is nice and sexy it can be dangerous for busty girls. We don't want any malfunctions!

PROM TREND ALERT: Bold designs

Bold designs have taken over the prom dress world. Bold designs can vary from over the top beading to animal print. I say be careful when dealing with these bold prints and patterns. Curvy and Petite girls can easily be swallowed up the print or the pattern.  But beading can you no wrong!

Body Type: Curvy and Full-Figured

Curvy ladies! Lets extenuate those curves! Curvy ladies usually have a little of everything, butt, bust, and tummy. Why not make them look good with a dress like this.

These dresses are perfect for curvy or full figured girls. The first dress keeps the girls in and also extenuates  your butt and hips. While the second dress keeps the girls in and makes your tummy area smaller.

PROM TREND ALERT: Intricate beading

Intricate beading adds that touch of elegance to your prom outfit. It can lead to making your prom dress a bit expensive, but hey, If you want you'll try your hardest to get it right?

Body Type: Hour-glass

The hour class shape can go hand and hand with the curvy body type but I wanted to show more dresses which helped extenuate those hips and bust even more.
Hour-glassed shaped girls want to extenuate their curves, but not make them look like boxes so dresses that pinch at the bust and are form fitting can do them great justice. Also sweetheart necklines look great on them too!

PROM TREND ALERT: Geometric designs.

Geometric designs are by far my favorite trend this prom season, especially geometric cut-outs like in the first dress. Also geometric designs can include geometric patterns like in the second dress. This trend can look fantastic on all tall and slender girls as well as the hour-glass shape too.

Well that's it! That's just some tips on what to look for when shopping for your perfect prom dress. Make sure to keep your prom dress PG13! Not too revealing! BUT you don't have to go by my rules, when finding a prom dress. Find the prom dress YOU love and feel comfortable in. And you don't have to spend a lot of money on your perfect dress either. There are plenty inexpensive dresses out there. Be patient on your search. And go to shops to try dresses on, the internet is not always reliable when it comes to sizes. But yeah, Happy shopping and searching! Good Luck Chi-Chi's!


Disclaimer None of these dresses are made by Curvy and Curveless. These are just examples.


Lookbook for Fashion Portfolio

 My school is hosting a fashion show, so I thought "Why not join in as one of the stylist/designers?" In order to audition you have to send in a portfolio with your designs and what you paired together. I didn't want to put my designs on here but I did want to show what I styled. So, here you go! 

 Tee: Forever 21
Leggings : Know Style
Boots: Dots
Bracelet: Hand-Me-Down
Earrings: Beauty Supply Store

Scarf: Gift
White Tank: Macy's
80's Style Pants: Thrift Store
Purple Socks: Kohls
Grey Blazer: H&M
Jesus Ring: Gift
Casio Watch: eBay
Triangle Earrings: Ashley Stewart
Gold Ring: Vera Wang Perfume
Creepers: Urban Outfitters
*Keep looking out for my review on my new creepers!

Earrings: Hand-Made
Collar Shirt: Thrift Store
Belt: Thrift Store
Leather Jacket: Hand-Me-Down
Pleather Pants: Macy's 

Necklace: Icing
Earrings: Wal-Mart
Floral Dress: Macy's
Black Tights: DanceWearSolutions.Com
MK Heels: Dillards

Earrings: Dots
Bracelet: Dots
Ring: Claire's
Pink Sweater: Kohl's
Pleather Skirt: Dots
Same black tights as before.

Well yeah that's about it. Look out for my Creeper review coming very soon!

DIY: Revamp Your Old Messed Up Desk.

So, I've been needing to cover my desk because it has bubbles and the paint is chipping, and it's just a hot mess so this is how i covered my desk.
Hot Glue Gun
Fabric of choice ( I used Lace and a White Fabric)

1st: Lay your fabric on the desk and cut the fabric with a extra 2-3 in. on all sides.

2nd: Center the fabric and glue the fabric on the edges of the desk with the glue gun. You may need to glue it and tape it down because gravity may not let it hold.

3rd: Repeat on all sides.

4th: The edges should be sticking out so fold them and glue them back.
You're finished! I used the white fabric and then covered it with lace. I left the front of the lace fabric hanging because it had a decorative end but i glued every other side down.

(Excuse my dirty room)
But that's it, You're all done! Now you have a brand new desk! 


Outfits of the week!

Saturday: 1-19-13
Pants: Mudd (Kohls)
Boots: Aeropostale
Black see-through shirt: Thrift store
Black Leather Vest: Forever 21
Wide Brim Hat: CottonOn.com

Now i've gotton so much crap about these gold pants from Curvy and our friend Chris, but I love them! They look really cute and funky. I'll be wearing these a lot, No matter what anyone says. Comment below if you like them!

Skinny Jeggings: Levi's
Blazer: H&M
Black Lace Button down: Forever 21
Jeweled Creepers: Bakers
Michael Kors Purse: Gift

I didn't wear this outfit this week, I actually wore it last Friday but i really liked it so i thought i would put it up. I love the shoes! They add edge to this simple outfit.
Don't mind my crazy poses, Just having fun! 

Leather Pants: Material Girl(Macy's)
Cross Sweatshirt: Forever 21
White Button Down: Kohls
OxfordsL UrbanOutfitter.com
Sparkled Turban Headband: Icing

Favorite outfit of the week by far! Very Comfortable and warm. Yet, it's simple but edgy. Love my Leather Pants. They add that rocker touch that i love.

Look out for next weeks Outfits of the week. 

DIY: Cross Cut-out Tee Shirt

Crosses have become a big trend. I've been seeing these cut-out Tee's around but i don't want to pay for it if i can make it for free. So here's my DIY. 
Tee Shirt
Washable Marker
Rubber Bands

1st: Trace the outline of the cross

2nd: Trace the squares in the inside of the cross with a extra piece cardboard. Make sure the squares are far enough apart to where the fabric in the middle of each square won't tear.

3rd. Place the shirt on the box.

4th: Make sure the cross is placed on the part of the box that is open.

5th: With the rubber bands tighten the shirt around the box.


And you're all done! Thrown it in the washing machine to get rid of the marker marks and it's ready to wear.


DIY Jewelry Stand

So i've really been needing another way to organize my jewelry. I saw this method of making one on YouTube and you all can look at plenty videos on there about it, But i thought since i made it i would just post about the process. So here you go!
Assortment of Plates (Plastic or Glass)
Wine Glasses (Plastic or Glass)
Bowls (Plastic or Glass)
Beads, Gems, Chains, and decorative stuff for the jewelry stand.
Glue Gun
Spray Paint

1st: Spray paint your Plates, Cups, Bowls to your liking and let them dry.
2nd: Decorate the cups by adding beads and jewels to the inside of the cups that you will be stacking your plates on. 
3rd: Put hot glue on the rim of the cup you added stuff in.

4th: Turn the bottom plate upside down and place the plate on top of the cup. Make sure it's centered. (Sorry I don't have a picture)
5th: Turn the plate with the cup upside down, and there is your first layer!
6th: Now place hot glue on the bottom on the glass.
7th: Place another smaller plate on the bottom of the cup.
8th: Add another cup.
9th: Add either a bowl, or a another plate to top it off, if you want. 
And You're done!! (With the structure at least)
You can add more layers if you want but i didn't want mine to be that big so i just stopped there.
Next up Decorating:
Now i won't go into detail with how i decorated it but i will say add something like a chain so you can stick your earrings in it. 
But yep! That's it! Decorate it however you feel you need to and you're all done! It's all about personalization to be honest.
 Enjoy your new Jewelry stand!


Which one do you like best? Let us know by commenting!! 

2013 haul.

I just blew all my Birthday/Christmas money y'all, and it went to these clothes. Spending money is so bittersweet but anyways on to the HAUL!
Anorak: $37 (forever 21)
Cross Sweater: $15 (Forever 21)
Faux Leather Pants: $31 (Material Girl in Macy's)

Peplum Lace Dress: $5 (CottonOn.com)
Studded Pencil Skirt: $10 (CottonOn.com)
Wide Brim Hat: $5 (CottonOn.com)
Gold Womens Casio Watch: $23 (eBay.com)
Silver Knuckle Case: $5 (eBay.com)

Floral Zip Dress: $21 (Material Girl at Macy's)
Tee Shirt: $14 (Forever 21)
Printed Leggings: $16 (Know Style)
Silver Collar Necklace: $5 (Forever 21)

Well that's all for the haul. Eventually I will style these items. I can't say when but look out for these in upcoming post. Anyways have a good day/night chichi's and chocho's.