Women’s MMA Gear is Anything But Boring

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With all the guts and glory involved in mixed martial arts competition, men sometimes forget the women in the audience and behind the scenes, cheering them on to victory and supporting their tireless efforts in becoming the champions they so desire to be. Where would these athletes be, without the support of these beautiful creatures who wear the women’s MMA clothing that keep them looking good at the main event?

This is why many of the major brands involved with the sport put together a selection of women’s MMA gear that appeals to the ladies and the men who end up by their side. The people at Fight Chix, Silver Star, TapouT, Ecko Unltd., Bad Boy and others understand how important it is to have the support of the women we love in the ring, and they want them to look their best. With those goals in mind, you will find a healthy selection of t-shirts, thermals, bikinis, and hats to suit the sexy styles that demand attention.

A few good examples are found in TapouT’s Juniors Blossom Scoop Neck. This great-looking shirt comes in black or white, has ¾ sleeves, and a deep scoop neck that adds lots of sexy detail to the “healthier” girls in the crowd. The solid color shirt is broken up only by an intricate logo design running down the right side, creating just enough detail to be interesting without being distractive. Something like this would look great with jeans or a similar casual outfit.

There is also the Fight Chix Angel Wings Burnout Tee. This cotton poly-blended shirt creatively utilizes the familiar Fight Chix logo by putting a pink foiled design on front and back. This piece of women’s MMA clothing then adds a special touch by “burning out” the interior of a set of wings shown on the back, revealing just a little of what’s underneath, if anything. The playful concept takes an otherwise boring shirt and adds interest to keep the guys guessing all night long.

While we’re at it, let’s talk about the bikinis for a moment. Tapout’s Shattered Bones Juniors Bikini Bottom is a “barely-there” bottom that has side ties and a “skrunchie butt” backside for maximum visual appeal. The design accentuates a women’s curves and the youthful design is right in line with the common themes of women’s MMA gear.

When the weather turns chilly, look to Fight Chix to keep the girls covered with stylish thermals like the Vegas 2fer, which combines a 100% cotton t-shirt with sewn in long sleeves for added warmth and comfort. The vegas theme puts a stylish graphic across the chest and an attractive pair of dice and wings at the bottom right on the back of the garment. The shirt comes in a full size range and is designed extra long to be worn as a casual accessory with many different outfits.

With so many styles and colors of women’s MMA clothing to choose from, it’s easy to keep your favorite girls …

What is the Difference Between Junior and Missy Sizing?

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Knowing the difference between junior and missy sizing is an important part of knowing your correct sizes. When you know which category you fit into, you are able to find a better fit and more flattering styling. So what is the difference?

While there is no one rule to fit every design, here is a basic guideline to help you decide which sizing style works best for you. There are two ways of looking at the differences between junior and missy sizing, style and size/ shape.

Generally, junior sizes are designed for a younger age group. The fit for junior sizes is usually more suitable for the still developing junior body. Typically junior sizes have a straighter, less curvy shape with a smaller bust and hips to better fit a teen shape. Junior clothing is often closer-fitting and more youthfully styled.

Many designers use odd numbers to display junior sizes such as 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, or 11. Junior size 13 is usually the upper limit of sizes, but some designers extend their size range to a size 19. Tops will often be sized XXS, XS, S, M, L, and XL and are shaped in the junior styling.

The missy sizes are often considered the “average” size woman. The designs are fit for any age, and there is a large assortment of missy size fashions on the market today.

Many designers use even numbers to display missy sizes such as 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12. Missy size 18 is often the upper limit of sizes, though some designers extend their size range to a size 20 or even 24. Missy tops will often be sized XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL and are styled to flatter the more average size woman. The difference between sizes is generally 1-inch. This is true for both junior and missy size ranges.…

Importance of Good Maternity Wear

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There are many things you need to take care of when you are pregnant like diet, exercise, maternity clothing, being happy, meditating, and looking after your self in general. This article deals with the importance of maternity clothes for an expectant mother and what she should look for.

Maternity clothes are today being made by many young and fashionable people who understand the need of mixing fashion and sensible and practical maternity clothes. Who says pregnant women can’t be fashionable? You can today indulge in the latest trends in maternity wear and rock the natural glow that is associated with pregnancy.

Mommies to be often ask why it is important to wear maternity clothes. Why can’t they just wear their old ones in larger sizes the answers are here:

Change in Size

Most maternity clothes can be bought in the same size as your normal clothing. It is just that maternity clothes are cut in the same way as normal clothes, with the difference being that the belly area is cut in a different way.

You will need Expandable Waistbands

Today you get many different types of waistbands like scoop under the belly, V belly under, over the belly, flat front or fold over instead of the traditional big rib pouch. As your waist expands with the progress of the baby you can’t wear your old pants and jeans. You get stylish maternity jeans which look very stylish and smart.

Comfort

Every pregnant women needs to be as comfortable as possible. Pregnancy is not all easy as there are times when you are overtly emotional, or there are days when you are feeling unwell, you feel bloated and swollen. In such cases you need comfortable maternity clothing which allows you the movement and freedom of space that you need. It is important that you don’t buy tight maternity clothes as they will only get tighter and won’t allow your skin to breathe.

Maternity Bras

Your breast size will change after the 3rd month and you will require a maternity bra from the 5th-6th month. You need the extra support that only maternity bras can give you. Some even are cross back. Some ladies even need to wear bras to keep their breast pads in place as there can be pain and discomfort in the region of the breast and these pads offer a cool relief. Women after delivery especially need to wear maternity bras of breast feeding bras for convenience and easy access.

Feel Good About Your Self

It is very important to know that you are a gorgeous women who is responsible for bringing a new life into this world. And what better way to celebrate this than to show off to people with smart and attractive maternity wear. There is nothing like a pretty dress and compliments that follow to boost your morale and ego, so why not indulge in the best maternity clothes you can find?

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Basic Tips for Men's Suits: Dressing for a Winter Wedding

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Winter is drawing near, and it will not be long until holiday inspired cards and party invitations start making their way to your mailbox. Along with these annual holiday cards, you may find yourself invited to at least one winter wedding. Whether this is your first winter wedding or you happened to be a seasoned pro at dressing for formal events, you'll still glean a few tips from the following advice on men's suits.

Men's Suits for a Semi-Formal Wedding

The first step to wearing appropriately for any wedding is to determine whether the event is formal or semi-formal.

A semi-formal wedding invitation is not as difficult as you may think. The tuxedo is obviously rule out, so what men's suits are best?

With this type of affair, there are several options you will have for your wardrobe.

  • Men's business suits – Depending on your current wardrobe, you may not need to shop for the upcoming event. Do you own a black, tailored power suit? Most men do. Although you generally pull this out for business meetings or when giving a presentation, a black suit is perfect for a winter wedding.
  • Jacket – If you are wondering whether a blazer, tweed jacket, or sports jacket are appropriate for a winter wedding, the general answer is no. Stick to dark colored men's suits. You would not want to show up feeling underdressed. Semi-formal means black tie or tux are not required. Be respectful of the occasion by looking your best.
  • Dress shirt – A wedding is generally not the time to try out that brightly colored shirt or a new style trend. Even at semi-formal occasions, you'll feel confident when you stick to a timeless, classic look. A white button cuff dress shirt and a silk tie with pocket square are perfect.

Dressing for the Formal Wedding

A formal wedding is going to require a little more preparation and style. At a formal wedding, everyone is dressed to the nines. With a little help, you can be too. Here are a few of the choices you may have for a formal celebration.

  • Tuxedo – The ultimate formal attire for men has to be the tuxedo. This piece of clothing exhibits class and sophistication. Choose a tux in a wool blend for winter weddings; this type of fabric will keep you warm despite the cool weather. Many tuxedos also come with a Teflon coating, to resist stains and keep you looking sharp through the entire event.
  • Men's Wedding Suits – Wedding suits are generally different than everyday suits. For winter weddings, it is best to choose suits in darker colors, such as black, dark gray or navy blue. Wool is ideal for the season.

To complete your formal look, add a bow tie or a silk tie, along with a white dress shirt.

A wedding is a time for celebration. Do not feel left out or awkward by selecting the wrong type of men's suits. Stick to classic looks, dark colors, and …

Fabric Care Made Easy – Understanding the Language of Symbols

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What does a buyer think when they read an advertisement for golf shirts or mock turtlenecks that are made from easy-care breathable fabrics? Because there are a vast number of fabrics used today by manufacturers, it is important to know the language for the symbols used that tell you how to clean golf shirts, mock turtlenecks or other new clothing buys.

With so many fabrics used for apparel today it's difficult for most people to know what kind of clothing care is the right care. Easy care? Cold, warm or hot water? Do Not Iron? Dry Clean Only? Understanding fabric care symbols makes life a whole lot easier. And, the right cleaning method extends the life of clothes and saves buyers money.

Fortunately for buyers, clothes come straight from the manufacturers with care instruction symbols sewn or stamped on the fabric. Once buyers understand the language of the symbols used, they find it easy to properly clean new garments. The Soap and Detergent Association of America at http://www.cleaning101.com/ is a representative for manufacturers of cleaning products for home, industry and institutional use. This association provides a great tool that shows basic information for describing the symbols used on clothing care labels.

Buyers can also crack the code for care labels by using the chart provided by the Textile Industry Affairs Web Info Label Talk at http://www.textileaffairs.com/lguide.htm . This is an exhaustive listing of mixes and matches for clothing care, and may be just a bit more than the average buyer really needs.

Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs at http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/inoca-bc.nsf/en/home has produced a simple to use Guide to Apparel and Textile Care Symbols. This guide is all inclusive as it combines the American and International Standards for Care labeling. In this new edition of the care label guide for washing, bleaching, drying, ironing and professional cleaning treatments, there are five basic symbols used to identify care.

Some clothing manufacturers may include colors on the care labels. Green means go ahead, Yellow or Amber means treat with care, and Red means not allowed to use this method.

When buyers have learned the care symbol language they save money and enjoy wearing clothing purchases, such as golf shirts and mock turtlenecks, for many years. …

Motorcycle Gloves – Warmth Exists Within

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Seeing a motorcycle being ride amidst snow clad valley is soothing to the eyes of viewer but it is harsh for the rider. The motorcycling enthusiasts are fanatic about riding motorcycles. Sometimes due to uneventful circumstances, motorcycle riders have to face the chill of winters. The sore winters become intolerable for the riders. They need a proper type of thermal clothing, which can provide exceptional endurance against these weather conditions. Motorcycle gloves are one of the few effective thermal gears available. This clothing is available online.

The motorcycle riders are likely to encounter freezing winds and snow. Such conditions require a few protective measures to overcome the harsh effects of sub-zero temperatures. The use of thermal wear and motorcycle gloves can keep the rider in perfect condition. Be it willingly or unwillingly, the rider cruising on the bike comes across bad weather experience. Using such a gear, avoids permeation of cold air and moisture inside it. Putting on these gloves gives an ease to the rider at manoeuvring his motorcycle.

The motorcycle gloves are all comfort and defence from cooling effect of winters. The chillness of the weather so harsh that it is enough to affect the engines of the motorcycles but this clothing is efficient in resisting the winters to create problems for rider. These gloves are more efficient when you go for the battery heated options. The heating element united within the gloves provides a framework of heat and puts the rider at an ease of riding. These gloves give good backup on recharges.

Riders witness freezing fingers while riding in winters. The impact of cold air also creates difficulty in taking control of the motorcycle gloves [http://www.realshopping.co.uk/acatalog/Heated_Gloves_and_Glove_Liners.html]. These gloves are worth finding online, as you may come across discounts, variety and free shipments. The frosty weather does not stop playing havocs with the riders but you can give it a skip with effective motorcycle gloves.…

Fashion – Mode Of Expression

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Fashion is a term that usually applies to a prevailing mode of expression, but quite often applies to a personal mode of expression that may or may not apply to all. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. Fashions are social phenomena common to many fields of human activity and thinking. Fashion design is the applied art dedicated to the design of clothing and lifestyle accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time.

Dress

The rises and falls of fashions have been especially documented and examined in the following fields: Architecture, interior design, and landscape design Arts and crafts Body type, clothing or costume, cosmetics, grooming, hair style, and personal adornment Dance and music Forms of address, slang, and other forms of speech Economics and spending choices, as studied in behavioral finance Entertainment, games, hobbies, sports, and other pastimes Etiquette Management, management styles and ways of organizing Politics and media, especially the topics of conversation encouraged by the media Philosophy and spirituality (One might argument that religion is sooner to fashions, although official religions tend to change so slowly that the term cultural shift is perhaps more appropriate than "fashion") Social networks and the diffusion of representations and practices Sociology and the meaning of clothing for identity-building Technology, such as the choice of programming techniques. The more general term "costume" has been relegated by many to only mean fancy dress or masquerade wear, while the term "fashion" means clothing generally, and the study of it. "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.

Wear

The more general term "costume" has been relegated by many to only mean fancy dress or masquerade wear, while the term "fashion" means clothing generally, and the study of it. A modern version of exotic clothing includes club wear. At this time in fashion history the division between haute couture and ready-to-wear was not sharply defined. Nonetheless, many ready-to-wear, and even mass market labels, claim to produce haute couture, when in fact, according to established standards, they do not. Ready-to-wear collections are usually presented by fashion houses each season during a period known as Fashion Week. Ready-to-wear One-of-a-kind fashion, This is where an item of clothing or fashion is specifically made for a person or persons or a one off piece of fashion to be sold in a shop or on the internet, a website that sells one of a kind fashion items can be found at [1], this is an online store specializing in one of a kind designer clothing and fashion.

Fashion design differs from costume design due to its core product having a built in obsolescence usually of one to two seasons. Fashion design is generally considered to have started in the 19th century with Charles Frederick Worth who was the first person to sew their label into the garments that they created. Fashion will not work its magic if you're not, wrice Janice …

Be A Halloween Superstar – Make Your Own Halloween Costume

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At last it's that time of year when for one night, at least, we can all pretent to be something or somebody else. We can simply put on a halloween costume, add a few accessories and get into the part. But for even more fun why no take complete control over who you want to be and make your own halloween costume. With a little bit of extra effort you can easily be the star of any halloween party or trick-or-treating expedition.

If you're going to make your own halloween costume you'd better get started. The sooner you get going the better. Leaving yourself plenty of time means you can relax and have fun collecting the bits and pieces you need to make your own halloween costume.

So, where do you start?

Well, before you can make your own halloween costume you need to decide who or what you want to be. You could have a famous hero or an icon – think about your favorite TV programs and movies. Who do you admire from history? Which musicians appeal to you?

Or you could go for the more traditional halloween costumes – ghosts, witches, pumpkins, ghouls and monsters.

Once you've decided on who or what you want to have it's time to search for items that can be used to create your own halloween costume.

The easiest place to start is at home. Look around from room to room and see what things you can find that might fit in with the halloween character you've chosen. There are the same items like wedding and bridesmaids dresses, prom gowns or formal suits that make outfits such as halloween fairies or angels. But do not be too fussy at first, just grab anything that catches your eye – unwanted clothing, shoes, gloves, pieces of fabric, garbage bags, boxes, ties, socks, old towels, sheets etc. etc. The possibilities are endless.

By spending a little extra time you should be able to come up with something a little more exciting than the hobgoblin outfits that all your neighbors will be wearing.

Maybe you could dig through the closets of your older relatives looking for clothing that has gone out of style. An old double-breasted pin stripe wold be a great base from which to make your own 30s gangster halloween costume.

Vintage clothing can be used for 60s hippies, 50s beatniks or 40s film stars. And if you do not have and relatives with cluttered closets who can help you make your own halloween costume you can always try your local thrift shop or second-hand store.

There's probably a goodwill outlet near you where you can pick your way through the rails and check out all the clothing for more halloween costume ideas. Maybe some old shoes or a purse will inspire. Sometimes an odd piece of fabric or a belt will get your creative juices flowing.

Do not worry if you can not find exactly what you're looking for. If you're feeling a …

Fashion Essentials

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Season through season, we see how trends come and go, some fashions go out of style in a flash, fashionistas and designers change their perception and styles every single minute; but there are some fashion essentials that are key to combine any fashion proposal to arrive.

High waist pants: These are ideal to elongate your legs and bodice, creating a slimmer waist and hiding the extra rolls that sometimes women can develop. Gray, navy blue and black are the preferred color shades for this elegant pant that can be worn either to the office as well as a semi formal cocktail affair.

Vests: They have been especially reborn n the fashion world today, known as a more masculine item; it is an important piece to create that masculine-feminine look in a pantsuit or even a skirt. They are available in various fabrics like linen, satin, silk, other other, carrying a lower neck and front buttons. They are better off used in a tighter form to create a feminine silhouette, and today the belt has been the perfect complement to create and play with an existing trend.

Pencil Skirts: Number one feminine piece of clothing, found in every store or designer showroom known for its classic designs and showing off a woman's silhouette like only a pencil skirt can do. They go up from the waist to below the knee, popularly black and combined with an elegant blazer jacket. Made to be worn for work, it is so renovated that after 6:00 pm, just take that jacket off and be sure to wear a sexy blouse underneath.

Voluminous Blouses: The romantic and victorious look of batwing style blouses is a trend that came to stay a few years ago, with embellishments like ruffles and transparencies to create different turnarounds, either s sleeve, or long sleeve, these blouses are the key to creating mysterious femininity without forgetting the sexiness that conservative tops can translate to.

Stripes: Either in a dress, a blouse, a plain t-shirt, pants bathing suits and even underwear, striped graphics, horizontal or vertical, exist in a diversity quantity of clothing we can appreciate in runways all over the world as well as pieces of clothing we can dust off from the old corners of our closets.

Belts: They are the best-seller by excellence, they can be combined with anything from jeans, to shirts, sweaters, jackets, and even bathing suits are being designed with little belts on their bottoms. Wear a belt to accentuate your waist, to tighten a loose dress or pant, or just wear to create a fashion statement or add a touch of color to any solid colored outfit.

Tights: This past season, tights have been seen everywhere in a wide range of rainbow colors. Create a unique style while darling to wear this remembered 80's classic.

Accessories: Essentials like hats, gloves and oversized bags are the key elements to finish off a new or classic trend. Remember they do not have to match your outfit, just …

How Gore-Tex Clothing Keeps You Dry

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When looking for waterproof clothing, you will most likely come across clothing made from Gore-Tex fabrics which are waterproof, windproof and breathable. These Gore-Tex fabrics are actually guaranteed to keep you dry, but how does it work?

Construction of Gore-Tex Fabrics

These waterproof fabrics are constructed by laminating a special membrane layer to other high performance textiles. Then they are sealed with an innovative solution.

The Gore-Tex Membrane

This is the layer of fabric that really creates the waterproof barrier. For every square inch of membrane fabric there are over nine billion microscopic pores. You would think having that many small holes would be bad for waterproofing, but each pore is 20,000 times smaller than a drop of water. So there is no way that water is getting through this layer.

This membrane remains breathable though as each microscopic pore is 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule. This allows perspiration to evaporate from the inside of your Gore-Tex clothing. You will not be uncomfortably warm just so that you can stay dry. This is a must for any active people.

There is also an oleophobic (lacking affinity for oils) substance that is integrated into the Gore-Tex membrane. This prevents body oils and insect repellent from penetrating the membrane. If these oils were to penetrate the membrane, they could clog up the pores and prevent breathability.

Gore-Tex Laminates

The Gore-Tex membrane is bonded between high performance fabrics which are highly breathable. Depending upon the application, different outer fabrics are used. Different outer fabrics have different advantages such as weight, texture and abrasion resistance.

Seam Sealing

Many jacket manufacturers overlook the vulnerability of seams and stitching. These small holes could have the perfect spot for water to leak in. That is why Gore-Tex garments completely seal seams and needle holes. They use unique Gore-Seam Tape for absolute waterproofness and liquid resistance.

The Gore-Tex Guaranteed to Keep You Dry Promise

"If you are not completely satisfied with the waterproofness, windproofness, or breathability of a GORE-TEX® product then we will repair it, replace it, or refund your purchase price."

What other company can stand behind the waterproofing of its fabrics like that? All Gore-Tex garments carry this promise. So no liquid from the outside will get to you on the inside. This includes when you're kneeling on wet grass to getting caught in a sudden squall.

Conclusion

No matter what conditions you're in, clothing made of Gore-Tex fabrics will definitely keep you dry. Also you will benefit from the windproof and breathable characteristics of these fabrics. Many companies manufacture clothing using Gore-Tex fabrics. So there are a wide variety of garments using Gore-Tex fabric including jackets, pants, rain suits, hats, gloves and even boots. …