The lingering effect

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The lingerie trend is back,  and how can you work it in your outfit to be trendy.  The slip dress was made famous by Versace,  and now is a classic statement essential.  Lingerie basically means clinging and sheer fabric like lace,  net,  chiffon and satin.  These are considered sexy and the trend is to be subtly sexy in a sophisticated manner. 
So lets look at individual pieces and how to wear them variedly :
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1. Camisoles : the most used and popular lingerie item which has made its way to evening wear.  Mostly of satin and lace with thin straps.  Plain,  printed some even come in printed Georgette the most common being animal print.  Easy to be paired with jeans for a clubbing night or palazzo’s in the summer.  Pair with jackets and shrugs for chilly evenings. For work,  wear it under your business suits,  but the neck shouldn’t be too deep or it shouldn’t really look like inner wear.  One way to wear it casually is also under t-shirt’s as tanks. 
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2. Slip dresses : worn with jackets in basic black and white but now their trimmings and material is also used in midi and maxi dresses.  Mostly made of satin,  and look good with structured jackets or even see through net dresses or jackets.  My favourite is the lace showing from underneath a chiffon dress. 
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3. Sports bras: use them as undershirts for off shoulder tops they give a nice playful flirty feel. Under crop tops,don’t just wear them as one.They are sporty, add colour and support and fun at the same time.
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4. Bralettes : Victoria Secrets summer campaign was all about the lace bralette as a crop top. With one product they targeted 2 things in one, quite the best seller. For the desi girl get a nice one to use as a sexy saree blouse quite a turn from the traditional cholis and bikini blouse. Nice colours, support and sexy lace and you will be quite a show stopper.
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5. Under skirts : the skirt version of the slip dress, lace and hosiery normally worn under flimsy dresses. Wearing just them could be a little riske’ but under a see through lace or net dress could add colour and sultriness to a monotone outfit.One can also wear them under short tunic tops to add some length and lace.
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6. Fringes : adding elements of lingerie like lace and satin can also add sexiness and the trendy lingerie effect.
Lingerie is just not restricted to under clothes or the boudoir anymore. It has become a part of our wardrobe, even if in a small way. Trends come and go, and this has come back in a bigger way especially since sheer and lace has been in since the last season. So get some sexy camisoles and start using them as shells to up the notch on your style quotient. One mistake that can be made is making it your outfit becoming too sexy,so be careful remember subtleness is the key to being alluring.
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So linger baby linger!

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Finishing touch

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We often do make up in a very basic manner and are too lazy to highlight or contour to make ourselves look sharper. Contouring is to highlight and accentuate our best features, it might seem like hard work but here are some tips to make it easy and quick so we can call it more accentuating than hardcore contouring done by professional make up artist. Make up is a tool to enhance your beauty not change your features So here are a few tips:
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1. Highlighting: there are many highlighters available in the market but the correct use is what makes the big difference. Apply a highlighter after your base is ready,use it on the apples of your cheeks and forehead.These are the only 2 places which help highlight your bone structure.Highlighters have a little sheen and give you defined cheekbones and also a clear forehead.
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2. Lining: use your eyeliner in a straight stroke thin or thick depending on the look you are going for. Use your eyeliner or kohl pencil even inside your lid at the edge,it acts as a filler in your lash line and gives you filler eyes when you use your mascara. The effect is flirty and also makes you look doe eyed with all curled lashes The colour of the liner and the mascara should be the same preferably black or brown. While using coloured eyeliners if you still want to use a black mascara then the colour of the liner used on the inside and the kohl used should be the same for a more natural effect.
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3. Bronzing : sometimes using a rouge or a blush might look too much but you still feel something is a miss Using a bronze on your cheekbones and forehead also adds a bit of colour and gives a more sunkissed look If used for a night or evening do it gives a more bronzed feel and makes one look more alive and natural.
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4. Lip smudging : lip liners give an outline and make it easy to fill in the lipstick but dark and light make it look vampish. So even if you are not an avid lip liner user like me then how can you get filler well defined lips. Use a thin lip brush towards the outline and mix lipstick and gloss to give you a fuller pout.I tend to use a nude or light pink gloss as they are more translucent and a nice tinge to even dark colours. By mixing and smudging them together with a brush you give a nicer colour than one bold hue.
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5. Moisturizing : use a moisturizer mixed with your foundation and see the shiny glow it gives your face, neck and back. It takes away the matte finish and making you look more radiant.
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6. Transparent nail paint : even if you are not fond of wearing nail polish just by putting a coat of Transparent nail colour or a top coat,it gives your nail a finished look.It gives a light sheen and makes them look clean and well kept. They highlight your fingers and make you look well groomed.
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7.Sleek hair : whether you use leave in conditioners while applying a dab of it to wet hair it gives you smooth and shiny locks. Even if you jus dab your fingers with macadamia or Moroccan oil or hair serums in the morning when you are styling your hair just run it through the front section it gives a Sleek combed look. These are products to smooth your hair and even make frizzy hair manageable.
Thus, these small tips just talk about how you can accentuate your beauty in a softer manner. Incorporating these steps in your daily getting ready routine will add a little glamour but more importantly make you a more polished appearance overall. So don’t get bothered about how my features look sharper and lips look thicker, just ensure you are naturally beautiful and radiate. <
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