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How many of you get dressed in the morning in a cozy, flexible, comfortable T-shirt dress and then slip your feet into sneakers? I personally would consider a nice pair of high heels or jeweled sandals as the best shoes to wear with my T-shirt dress, but the style of mixing the dress and tennis shoes together has become widely popular. So much so that I now find the look cute and girly.

Many people who work in offices wear high heels with their office dresses or dress suits, then slip into tennis shoes on their breaks and lunch time to do some walking. The style now is to simply wear you sneakers all day and night long, to offset your trendy T-shirt dress. A mix and match fashion statement at its best!

Sneakers, also known as athletic shoes, tennis shoes, gym shoes, sports shoes, runners and trainers, are shoes primarily designed for sports or other forms of physical exercise, but which are now also worn for everyday footwear. Sneakers have flexible soles made of rubber or synthetic material and an upper part made with leather or synthetic fabrics.  The name “sneakers” originally referred to how quiet the rubber soles were on the ground, in contrast to noisy standard hard leather sole dress shoes. If you wear sneakers you can sneak up on someone, while someone wearing heels or hard soled shoes cannot.

Sneakers Fun Fact: The name “sneaks” is used by prison inmates to refer to warders because of the rubber-soled shoes they wore.

Notable Brands of Sneakers Include:

Adidas, Air Jordan, Brooks, Converse, Diadora, Dunlop, Ethletic, Hummel, Kappa, Keds, Lescon, Merrell, Mizuno, Nike, PF Flyers, Pro-Keds, Puma, Reebok, Skechers, Umbro, Vans and Yeezy.

Popular Types of Sneakers:

  1. High Tops (Cover the ankle).
  2. Low Tops (Expose the ankle).
  3. Mid-Cut Sneakers (In-between high tops and low tops).
  4. Sneaker Boots (Extend to the calf).
  5. Slip-Ons (Expose the ankles and don’t have shoe laces).

T-shirt dresses and sneakers aren’t only for office breaks!

T-shirt dresses normally have short sleeves and a round neckline, much like the T-shirt. T-shirt dresses are made of cotton textile in a stockinette or jersey knit and have a distinctively pliable texture compared to dresses made of cloth or finer fabrics. The hemlines of T-shirt dresses vary from miniskirt to ankle length, depending on the cut of the garment and your personal preference. No matter the length, T-shirt dresses paired with sneakers gives off a youthful, fun, sexy vibe.

Whether you’re walking down the street, strutting through the mall or merely dressing hip, mixing T-shirt dresses and tennis shoes definitely gives off a look and style that says “I have it and I know it!”

Get the “it” factor when dressed in a trendy T-shirt dress and sassy sneakers.

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

Most everyone has a favorite color, and there is no denying that bold, beautiful, bountiful colors add a vibrancy and splendor to our surroundings. Color is the characteristic of human visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink, to name  few. On the color wheel, colors such as red, orange and yellow are known as warm colors and exude a masculine influence, while colors such as blue, green and purple are referred to as cool colors with a feminine vibe.

In fashion, colors speak loudly. Although neutral tones of blacks and whites are always stylish, neon, bold, bright colors are making a big splash on the Fall/Winter 2018 catwalk!

The psychology of color is one of the most interesting aspects of fashion, branding and marketing. Did you know that yellow is psychologically the happiest color in the color spectrum? It’s always been my favorite color as it represents sunshine, warm days and happiness.  If you’ve done any online or in-store clothes shopping recently, you’ll see garments in yellows, oranges, greens and purples are huge, much like during the decadent years of the 1980s and 1990s. Wearing effervescent colors not only stands out to others, but they make you as the wearer feel good and cheerful as well.

If you want to stand out in a crowd, think pink. The brighter and more neon shades of pink make you noticeable and stunning. No matter what you think of the color pink (too girly, too feminine, too dainty) when dressed in pink fashions you’ll show your passion for finer fashion.

If you tend to dress in more basic colors, such as navy blue, gray, black or white, you can add some pizzazz and bang to your outfit through colorful shoes and purses. Imagine wearing an all black outfit and carrying a neon yellow handbag! Or add a roaring red purse to your white silk pantsuit. Then slip your feet into beautiful colored pumps and you’ve elevated your overall outfit to runway status!

Fall/Winter 2018 brings colored clothing back to the catwalk!


Bold colors in clothing exude clarity, warmth, cheerfulness, confidence, boldness and youthfulness. Beautiful bright colors come across as optimistic, friendly and exciting. In a study titled “Impact of Color on Marketing”, researchers found that up to 90% of snap judgements made about products can be based on color alone. If you doubt this, think about automobiles. The color of the car has a huge impact on the looks and preference of the auto. You can take a vehicle that is the same year, make and model, but depending on the color of the car, the car can look either cool and classy or standard and average. The same car; a different color!

Color makes an extreme difference in the look of your outfit and how you feel when wrapped in the clothing! Cheerful colors equals a cool mood and a positive attitude!

Colors both influence and show windows of our personality. Think ravenous reds and bashful blues. Think of your own perceptions of various colors. Perhaps you see red as exciting, pink as feminine, brown as rugged, green as cool, etc. In much the same way as you perceive the colors, you will feel these same feelings when you wear clothing in these colors. If you think of black clothing as sophisticated and cool, you’ll feel elite and sexy when adorned in black garments.
Harness the powerful effects of color in clothing and step into Fall/Winter 2018 like the colorful fashion queen that you know you are. A colorful clothing star!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

Most everyone enjoys their days looking their best and traveling in style. The stress and strain of everyday life is easier to handle when you feel great and know that you’re impeccably put together from head to toe. The problem is that most of us don’t have enough hours in the day to spend much time on glamouring ourselves up. Let the entire process of “getting ready” be relaxing, rewarding and rejuvenating.

Mobile Styles to the rescue!

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Make your day with a magical Mobile Styles makeover!

Mobile Styles is an on demand health and beauty app that you can download on any mobile device. Mobile Styles saves you time and money by blending beauty and technology together to help you become the glamour gal or guy that you are or long to be!

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Mobile Styles professionals have created personalized “look books” to display their craft, allowing you to browse through the app to find the perfect health and beauty experts that meet your needs and can work with your busy schedule. Mobile Styles stylists bring you fashion and style that travels anywhere!

You work hard for your money…spend your cash wisely and get glitzed and glammed the easy way with Mobile Styles professionals to get you ready for your day!

Mobile Styles services include barbers, estheticians, hair stylists, makeup artists, massage therapists, nail artists and wax specialists. Health and beauty for those of you that are on the go to make you look gorgeous and energized from head to toe.

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You deserve a break. Sit back and let Mobile Styles take you on a pamper ride. You’re worth it!

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Book an appointment with Mobile Styles using promo code lookbook18nm and receive $50.00 off your first glamour session.

To learn more about Mobile Styles visit their website at www.mobilestyles.com. Follow Mobile Styles on Facebook, Twitter and SnapChat.

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

All fashion divas and the not so fashion faddish agree on one thing…jewelry and accessories are exquisite, gorgeous, stylish and fun. Jewelry can turn a casual outfit into a dressy masterpiece and take an elegant outfit to a higher level for a night on the town or a “dressed to the nines” occasion. Whether it’s necklaces, rings, earrings or bracelets, solid or jeweled jewelry can truly make or break an outfit.

Win the fashion game in unique jewelry from Lizzy James! (https://www.lizzyjames.com)

Lizzy James online jewelry provides unique artisan jewelry, including the original wrap bracelet. Wrap bracelets are attractive, appealing and fun! With a collection of stylish, versatile pieces, Lizzy James offers an assortment that includes bracelets, necklace/bracelets, chokers, earrings, rings, anklets and accessories. With 50 leather color options to choose from, such as black, bronze, Moroccan red, pink, juniper, berry, gold, silver, yellow and more, you can adorn your gorgeous, stylish self in Lizzy James jewelry galore.

 

All Lizzy James pieces are carefully handcrafted by local artisans and are made in the United States of America. In addition to all the striking jewelry pieces available, numerous charms can be added to personalize your jewelry selections and make them unique to you. Create your own signature style!

Jewelry Fun Fact: The word ‘jewelry” is derived from the word ‘jewel’. Exquisite gems and jewels have long been a sign of status and wealth in many cultures. Gemstones and similar materials used to make jewelry include amber, coral, beads, shells, metals and charms. Decorate and adorn your body with Lizzy James wrap bracelets as stunning ornaments for your arms.

In addition to bracelets, Lizzy James offers handmade bracelet/necklaces that are 2 looks in 1 piece. Sweet – a real jewelry treat!

Get on the jewelry glitz and glam bandwagon by visiting Lizzy James at https://www.lizzyjames.com and join the glamour girl jewelry invasion for all of your occasions.

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Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

The City of Anaheim Review Board has selected and presented Author and Fashion Journalist Nancy Mangano as the recipient of the 2018 Best of Anaheim Award for four consecutive years. This award includes a special four consecutive year induction into the City of Anaheim, California Business Hall of Fame. Thank you to the City of Anaheim and the Anaheim Awards Program for this much appreciated recognition!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

Oh how we all wish we could adore the skin that we’re in: blemish free, soft and smooth with a healthy, happy glow. I’m thrilled to say it can be so. By eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water and protecting and nurturing your skin with the right products and daily skin care routine, you truly can love the skin that you’re in.

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Skin care can seem overwhelming with so many serums, products and brands on the market that promise radiant, wrinkle free, younger and blemish free skin. What’s a glamour girl or guy to do when you walk down the store aisles and you see so many lotions, moisturizers and soaps standing out at you?

Your basic skin care can be simple with great results by using 5 essential products to help you relish the skin that you’re in!

The 5 Most Important Steps of Your Skin Care Routine:

• Facial Cleanser: Facial cleansers will clean your skin, and are easier and more gentle on your skin than soap. When cleansing, start at the bottom of your face and work your way up to stimulate the skin and open the pores. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

• Skin Toner: A strong skin toner works wonders for a healthy skin care routine. Toners close pores, remove traces of built up oils and help seal in moisture.

• Moisturizers/Oils: Once your face is fresh and clean, you’ll want to prevent dryness by applying a moisturizer or facial oil. Dry skin leads to premature aging, clogged pores and dull looking skin. Oils help to moderate your skin’s oil production as opposed to making oily skin oilier.

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• Facial Masks: Although you don’t need to use a facial mask everyday, once a week is a grand idea to help firm and cleanse your skin. All beauty supply stores carry face masks geared for different skin types (dry, normal, oily, combination) and skin conditions (deep-pore, mid-pore and topical). Cream, clay and mud masks are very popular and can either be wiped off or peeled off when your mask treatment is complete.

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• Clean, Soft Makeup Brushes: Once your skin care routine is finished for the evening or morning and it’s makeup time, you’ll likely want to brush a light dose of translucent powder over your face to give you a healthy, radiant, lasting glow. Always use soft, clean brushes to keep your pristine skin care routine at its best.

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After only a few weeks of sticking to your healthy skin care routine, your face will thank you. You’ll not only feel shiny clean, but your face will appear smoother, younger and more supple. You’ll definitely look like a happy, healthy, blemish free skin king or queen!

Download the Mobile Styles on demand health and beauty app on your phone to book an appointment with a professional beauty expert who will help you set up your own unique skin care routine. Use promo code lookbook18nm when you book your first appointment and receive a $50.00 discount off your session. Even better, Mobile Styles professionals travel directly to you so there’s no reason to put it off any longer. Your skin demands it and deserves it.

For more information on Mobile Styles, visit their website at www.mobilestyles.com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

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5 sure skin care steps to ensure clean, shiny, stunning skin.

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

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Massages are a wonderful, luxurious way to help you unwind, relax and melt your cares away. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet or a device. Massages work by acting on the body with pressure, helping in the treatment of relieving body stress and pain. In a professional or salon setting, clients are treated while laying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair or laying on a floor mat. If you are lapping up the luxury of a massage in your own home, a bed or the floor works wonders.

For those of you that relish a magnificent massage by an expert, yet prefer to be rubbed and oiled in the privacy of your own home, enter a Mobile Styles on demand health and beauty masseuse. Simply download the Mobile Styles app on your phone or visit their website at www.mobilestyles.com to book an appointment with an expert massage therapist who will rub and massage you the right way! Goodbye stress; hello happiness!

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Did you know that massages became increasingly popular in the United States in the middle part of the 19th century based on techniques that were developed in Sweden? In 2015, research estimates that massage therapy was a $12 billion dollar industry. Yes, the health and beauty business is revered worldwide.

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How to Give a Professional or At Home Massage:

1. Use your body weight so you don’t get tired. A good massage has to do with your positioning, being less about your grip and more about your stance.
2. Oils, Oils, Oils. To prevent uncomfortable friction and help your hands glide easily, use body lotion, body oil or a little bit of olive oil. Use the oils on your own hands and warm them up before massaging them into the body.
3. Avoid pinching or grabbing muscles. You can prevent this by keeping your fingers together and using your whole hand in the massage.Think sculpting and use the same technique.
4. Massage the neck and the shoulders. Make a soft, loose fist and use the base of your hand to apply pressure on the right shoulder, up the side of the neck, then back down. Repeat on the left side.
5. Massage the back. With the base of your hand and the pads of your thumbs, rub circles up and down the spine to warm up the muscles. Then use a kneading motion with your entire hand to gently squeeze and knead the muscles along the spine.

Wow, my heavenly Mobile Styles massage feels simply divine!

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Lay down, relax and enjoy a masterful massage by a pro. We all carry the burdens, demands and daily stresses of life along with us and sometimes you need to let them all go.

Use promo code lookbook18nm when booking your first Mobile Styles massage and receive a $50.00 discount.

Follow Mobile Styles on Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat.

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You deserve a break today. Treat yourself to a Mobile Styles professional massage to melt your cares away.

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

Summer time is here and most of us are probably incredibly happy to see this fun, sunshine filled season smile down on us. Summer is three months of vacations, beaches, parties, sand, surf, sun and fun. Long, luxurious, glorious days to be savored and enjoyed by everyone.

While going to the beach is a treat, it does take a bit of packing beforehand, even if you are only going for one day. Once your feet sink into the glorious sand you’ll want to stay awhile, and the sun’s rays and the sometimes humid air at the beach calls for extra pampering and care to avoid burning and dry skin. Oh, but even amidst these hazards, the thrill of spending time at the beach makes a little burn or hair frizz well worth it.

10 Essential Items You Need to Pack in Your Beach Bag:

• Towel: You may even want to pack two towels, one to lay out on and one to dry off on. A large sized beach towel is a must to protect you from the hot sand.

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• Sunglasses: Those strong, hot rays of sunshine may feel fabulous, but your eyes will thank you if you slip on a great pair of sunglasses. No squinting!

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• Flip Flops: Even if you prefer to go barefoot in the sand, you’ll need something for your feet when you walk to and from your car, strut down the strand to eat or shop, or if the sand is simply too hot.

• Sunscreen: No matter your skin type (light, medium, dark) we all know the harsh sun can dry out our skin and/or lead to skin cancer. Always wear your sunscreen.

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• Body Lotion or Suntan Oil: Make sure that throughout the day you keep your skin soft and supple to protect from the harsh rays of the sun.

• Hydrating After Sun Spray: At the end of your beach day, apply a hydrating after sun spray made with cocoa butter and oils to help moisturize and restore dry and sun damaged skin.

• Lip Balm or Lip Gloss: The sun can also burn and dry out your lips, so keep your lips well coated and protected with lip balm or a clear lip gloss.

• Books: Even if you think you’ll spend all day in the water, you may decide to relax on your towel and soak up some sun. A good book passes time and intrigues everyone.

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• Go Pro Camera: For all the adventurous underwater guys and gals, body surfing while taking pictures with a Go Pro camera is the bomb!

• Frisbee: You might want to put down your iPhone for awhile and toss a frisbee. Sometimes your inner child just needs to play awhile. If you’re at a dog beach, bring your pooch along. Dogs need their playtime too.

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These are 10 essential items you should carry in your beach bag to ensure your time in the sand and the sun is humongous fun. While you’re at it, why not bring along a beach ball? Fun for you alone or the entire family, one and all! This picture just shouts joy!

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Splurge on yourself with a playful day or week at the beach, rejuvenate your body and mind and take some time out to just enjoy everyday life. Time in the sun equals pure festive fun!

Take your pamper time a step beyond and use Mobile Styles to continue your restful vacation. Once you’re tanned and refreshed, a Mobile Styles on demand health and beauty professional will make you look gorgeous. Whether you prefer a great hairstyle, nail art, a facial or a complete beauty makeover, download the Mobile Styles app on your phone and let them turn you into a full fledged glamour guy or gal! Everyone wants to look and feel their very best and a Mobile Styles expert will pass the beauty test.

Enter promo code lookbook18nm when you book your first appointment and receive a $50.00 discount.

To learn more about Mobile Styles visit their website at www.mobilestyles.com and follow Mobile Styles on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

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What you pack in your beach bag can make or break your day in the sun. 10 essential items that should be carried in your beach bag by everyone.

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

Yes, it’s true that if you go to the beach wearing a one piece bathing suit you will likely be surrounded by a borage of beach babes dressed in thongs, bikinis and two piece swimsuits. Guess the good news? You can still stand out and be a bathing suit beauty wearing a one piece swimsuit. Have you seen the one piece bathing suits on the market today? They are sexy, classy, sassy and gorgeous all the way!

Whether you prefer a one piece bathing suit that covers your entire torso, or a swimsuit that still shows plenty of skin, when you fit yourself into a slinky, stylish, sensual one piece bathing suit you’ll love the suit that you’re in (and the way you wear the suit so well)!

Before the popularity of the two piece swimsuit, and then the bikini, virtually all female swimwear covered at least the wearer’s torso, and men also wore similar swimsuits. While the bikini has increasingly found popularity since the 1960s, the one piece swimsuit has maintained its signature place on beaches and pools to this day. Yes, the darling, adorable one piece swimsuit is here to stay. Hip hip hooray!

The most common type of one piece bathing suit is the maillot or tank suit, which resembles a sleeveless leotard or body suit. Many variances of the one piece swimsuit include the halter neck, wrap around, pretzel suit and bandeau style bathing suit.

One Piece Bathing Suit Fun Fact: The modern one piece swimsuit made its appearance in the mid 1900s, when the style was widely known as the tank suit. Its widespread acceptance is attributed to Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman, who attracted further attention to the style in 1907, when she was arrested on a Boston, Massachusetts beach for indecent exposure because her swimsuit showed her arms, legs and neck. This arrest prompted a wide public outrage which added to the worldwide acceptance of the tank top one piece bathing suit style. Can you imagine what would have happened if Annette Kellerman had been wearing a thong bikini that is prevalent today? Locked up for sure and they would have probably thrown the key away. Ha!

One reason I find the one piece bathing suit so attractive is because you have more material to work with, which means the designer can cut and sew a swimsuit together that has more fashion and style. When you work with the minimal amount of fabric it takes to sew a bikini, you don’t have much fabric to put together and show off your creativity. With a one piece swimsuit, you can have shoulder straps, halter neck tops, cutouts and openings in the midriff section, etc. which allows the designer/manufacturer more options in sewing together a knockout, sexy, beautiful bathing suit.

It was during the 1920s and 1930s that people began to shift from “taking in the water” to “taking in the sun”, where tanning and sunbathing began growing in popularity. It was at this time that one piece bathing suit designs shifted from functional and practical to adding more decorative features. Necklines plunged at the back, sleeves disappeared and sides were cut away and tightened. Once again, fashion wins! The looks, design and aesthetics of the swimsuit began to matter more to women than merely being something to wear in the water to cover their skin! Ah, hail the fashion divas that take practical, necessary garments and make them chic, cool clothes to behold!

Look like “the one” in a one piece bathing suit!

Even in contexts still today, a two piece swimsuit is regarded by some as immodest and controversial, with a one piece swimsuit being mandatory, as in the case of most school swimming events, Olympic women’s swimming and other international swimming events and competitions.

Beach baby, beach baby there on the sand…oh how I adore the fabulous one piece bathing suit that you are wrapped in!

“We’re planning to take a fun, festive, much needed vacation at the Jersey Shore.”

“This calls for splurging on a few new bathing suits that you will adore.”

“I think I’ll go for the one piece swimsuit to help keep tan lines away.”

“You’ll turn every head on the shore when you wear a stylish one piece each day.”

“I think I’ll buy one red, one black and one rainbow, with slinky slits and cutaways.”

“You’ll be the belle of the beach and you won’t want to come home. Vacation all the way!”

One Piece Bathing Suits: Grab yourself a beach ball, slip into your slinky one piece bathing suit and be a true bathing suit beauty that is the most noticed gal on the shore.  Need I say more?

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s time to welcome in the sizzling, wonderful, long, exciting, crazy and lazy days of summer. Summer is my favorite season and brings us vacations, a break from school, long warm days and evenings, barbeques, beaches and fun in the sun. Summer is a glorious season that is revered by most everyone.

Although many people look forward to the warmer temperatures and getting to wear fashionable summer clothing (mainly shorts, sleeveless shirts, flip flops and baby doll dresses), there are lots of people who fear and loathe putting on the dreaded bathing suit. There is a perfect remedy for you. Whether you’re walking along the sand and surf, relaxing on a sailboat or cruise ship, or merely spending time at the beach, there are numerous cute, lightweight long or short dresses that work perfectly to conceal your body, yet allow you to move freely and still enjoy the radiant sunshine.

Surf, sand and fun in the sun. There are adorable beach dresses to suit the personal fashion taste of every woman!

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For those of you that want to feel the thrill of your bare feet sinking into the sand, yet slip your body into a cool, cute dress, why not go with a sarong? A sarong is a large tube shape of material or length of fabric that is wrapped around the waist, thereby making a skirt. A sarong is generally fastened by tucking one corner of the fabric into the opposite end of the material, much like wrapping a beach towel around your waist. Sarongs can be worn with a bathing suit top, or if you prefer to cover your midriff section, a tube top or tank top. You can still enjoy the soothing effects of the sun without having to worry about a fit physique or a painful sunburn.

Some perfect dresses to wear to the beach are sarongs, maxi skirts, baby doll dresses and lightweight, cotton summer dresses. These dainty dresses are airy enough to allow you to breathe and move freely, yet they provide far more body coverage than a bathing suit.

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For those of you that prefer to enjoy the beach in a sarong, even if worn over the bathing suit you have on, there is another way to tie the sarong to ensure it stays sung and tight, not falling off while you jog the beach or play frisbee or volleyball. Once you step into the sarong, bring the upper edge above the level of your naval (the hem of the sarong should be level with your ankles), position the head of the sarong at the center of the back and folds in the excess fabric from both sides to the front center where they overlap, and then secure the sarong by rolling the upper hem down over itself.

Basically wrap and roll…and unleash the beach babe rock ‘n roller that lives inside of you.

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Find your inner glamour girl with Mobile Styles. Download their app to book a beauty session using promo code lookbook18nm for a $50.00 discount off your first glamour session. Also visit Mobile Styles on their website at www.mobilestyles.com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat

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Who said only bathing suits should be worn to the beach? Dresses that are meant to be beachwear.

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com