Saturday, February 28, 2009
It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for swimsuits, but spring break is right around the corner and with that comes hot tubs and even the beach. If you’re headed to warmer weather or at least a heated pool, it might be time to get serious about a new swim suit. If you haven’t already, be sure you prepare yourself fully before heading to the store to try suits on.
Prepare Your Skin
When you first pull on a swimsuit in the store, you’ll be exposed to more skin than you’re likely comfortable with after a long winter. Be sure to exfoliate, shave and use lotion to prepare your skin for the lights of a dressing room. You can’t do much about the color but you can at least be sure your skin looks healthy under all those layers.
Pick Clothing Properly
To try on swimsuits, you’ll need to leave on your underwear. So when you get dressed before heading to the store, be sure you put on a pair that is as scanty as possible and one that fits without creating extra lines or indentions. You want to see how the bathing suit bottoms fit without seeing panty lines underneath.
If you haven’t been out of long pants in months, you might be a bit surprised at how bare skin look sin a dressing room mirror. Don’t go into the dressing room with false expectations. Be open minded and remember that everyone looks worse under florescent lights.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
If you have a friend or family member headed to the alter this summer, you’ll likely find yourself in a bridal shop soon to prepare for your role as bridesmaid. When helping a bride pick out bridesmaid dresses, keep in mind a few important factors.
Brides get to make the final choice. It’s important to remember that this is not your wedding and it’s not your time to shine per se. If you hate green, keep a lid on it. You might steer the bride toward a more flattering blue, but if she wants green, you’d better start loving green.
Bridesmaid dresses are rarely used again. There is a story that brides love to tell about the dresses being used again. This is a lie in most cases. Unless you are very, very lucky, your bridesmaid dress is unlikely to be useful for any other event you’ll attend with the exception of a cheesy dress up cruise dinner.
Enjoy your day to dress up. Even if you have to shell out more than you’d like for a dress you don’t even like, love the opportunity to dress up at least. Put on a pretty(ish) dress and do your hair. You’ll look great and feel great, too.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I love dress up games, and I especially love them when I get to play a real version of the game. Dress up games are exciting just online or in front of the mirror at home, but when you have the chance to choose an outfit just for the fun of it, it gives a whole new perspective to things.
By far, my favorite time to play dress up games is when there is a formal dance to attend. I love the gowns, the make up, the hair and the whole pageantry of the event. Having a hot date isn’t a bad thing either.
Of course, I also love Halloween. Anyone who loves dress up games must automatically love Halloween. It is the perfect opportunity to try on anything and everything that comes to mind when you think of costumes.
Usually reserved for Halloween, there are occasionally costume parties during the rest of the year. Of course, you can really make any party a costume party, by showing up in costume. A pair of angel wings, a tiara, or something fun makes the whole thing that much more enjoyable.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I think everyone should play dress up game and here’s why:
Walk a Mile in Her Designer Pumps
If we all took the time to look at how others dress and think about why they make the choices they do, we might have a greater understanding of their look and style. It goes back to the old saying, walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. If you don’t try the shoes on, you’ll never know how it feels to walk in them.
Choice is an Option
Too often we get situated in a clothing style that never varies and never gives us a whole lot of variety. After all, if you’re known as the “punk” girl, you can’t suddenly become the “prep” girl without someone noticing and likely making comments. But playing dress up games gives you a choice of styles. Try out what works for you and if you love it, wear it. If you hate it – don’t. Don’t worry so much about what category the clothing falls into.
It’s Just Clothes
Finally, we should take everything back to the basics. After all, everything you’re putting on in the morning is clothing. – simple items made from cloth and thread. Playing dress up games reminds of us of how powerful and different a single piece of clothing can be.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
When the economy has you down or you just need a break from the whining news reporters telling us the latest bad news about the housing market or job losses, take yourself online to one of the more entertaining games around – dress up games.
When you were younger, you likely enjoyed playing dress up with your princess gowns and tiaras. Now that you’re a bit older, there is nothing stopping you from playing another kind of dress up game – the kind that can be accessed from anywhere for a pure escape into fantasy and fun.
In dress up games, you have a doll base much like a Barbie. Select clothing for your doll from the many different selections. Some games have ready made outfits, but the best have literally thousands of options you can combine to make your doll as unique as you like.
Start with the basics like pants and a shirt and start adding on additional layers and a few accessories. Add a hat, a purse, and finally a background to your entire scene and you’ll be on your way to fashion designer status.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
When there is nothing but bad news about, you need something to take your mind off the rough spots. For many, things like romance novels and reality television help to block off the bad thoughts about the economy and the state of global affairs, but when you only have a few minutes but need time to really clear you mind, skip meditation and try dress up games instead.
Dress up games are naturally refreshing. To effectively relax your mind, you should do something that uses only pleasurable, no stress parts of your mind. There is no stress involved in selecting great outfits for the online models to wear. You can relax and play, just like you did years ago when the world wasn’t on your shoulders. Put your cares aside for a bit and just enjoy the simple pleasures of life again.
When playing dress up game, work to clear your mind of all outside contamination. Make picking the right mini skirt or boots for your doll the most important thing you’ll do all day. Building a fashion look takes creativity and possibly even problem solving – two skills that normally wear your brain out. However today you’ll find yourself refreshed and ready to take on more “real” work.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I think the most fun I’ve ever had is watching others play dress up games. Here are a few of my favorite dress up game scenarios.
Little Sister Dress Up Games
I love to watch my little sister play with her collection of costumes and accessories. She can become any princess known to man at will, including the mermaid one. But when she pulls on a golden ball gown, she doesn’t just become a princess ready to dance with the Beast, she’s taking on an entirely new personality.
When my little sister gets dressed up, she opens up her world and begins acting the way she thinks that princess should act. She’s designed a separate personality almost for every princess and there is nothing funnier than watching her dress up her friends and boss them around as well.
Makeover Show Dress Up Games
I’m also a sucker for the makeover games that they play on various talk-shows. Sometimes I’ll even sit for hours watching the various dress up games on television. They seem to be highly addicting.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re in the mood to play dress up games, this is an excellent day to have fun with – everyone else seems to take flowers and such so seriously.
Create Matching T-shirts
Grab some white t-shirts, some rubber bands and a bit of clothing dye in red or pink. Then, twist and bunch your shirts together using the rubber bands to secure them. When the shirts are ready, make the dye and dunk each shirt multiple times in the dye to create the final product – matching tie-dyed t-shirts to commemorate the holiday.
Dress as Love
You can also push the dress code boundaries at your school by dressing as the god and goddess of love. Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty and love. Dressing in a full gown similar to the ones worn by the ancient Greek goddesses should be simple enough if you’re handy with a needle. Of course, dressing up as cupid, often shown as a diapered child, will be a bit trickier – especially if you bring the bow and arrow.
While not especially romantic and not very cheerful, you can express your disregard for the trappings of Valentine’s Day by wearing all black or gray – as if you’re morning what the Valentine’s Day holiday is all about. Dead roses might be just what you need to complete the look.