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The fashion cognoscenti are constantly trying to determine the in-look. Each season, magazine covers scream with buzz words like mod, retro, and beatnik. Because of this marquee fixation on one particular style or another, many fashion aficionados conclude that there is a single acceptable way of dressing. However, in all reality panache is an organic entity that cannot be bound by rigid limitations. Each person’s interpretation of what is fashionable varies. While some adore ladylike elegance, others prefer rock & roll glam. That is why this spring Fashionlines is celebrating the fabulous life of the couture chameleon, dressed to impress in a sumptuous assortment of beautiful clothes.

Through formerly associated with a nun-like propriety, prim and proper elegance is being recognized for its understated sex appeal. More so than ever designers like Marc Jacobs, Prada, and Oscar de la Renta are using luxurious fabrics, rigorous tailoring and architectural details to create exceptional pieces. These adorable clothes that leave something to the imagination are perfect for self-confident women with a penchant for streamlined silhouettes and pretty details.


The funeral parlor look is the latest fad in fashion. Though monochromatic dark shades can be classy, spring is not the time to sign up for this program. Cast aside the heavy fabrics and depressive colors. Zingy hues and bold flower prints will elevate spirits, while underscoring your style with cheerful exuberance. Dressed in electric fuchsia, cobalt blue, and tangy orange you will certainly stand out from the crowd.


A beautiful body glimmering with a golden shimmer is the best accessory you can bring to the beach this summer. For long and lean muscle definition, try Pilates or hit the road jogging (the fastest and easiest way to shed those few extra pounds.) Since exposing yourself to direct UV rays would be epidermic-suicide, try self tanning formulas like L’Oreal Sublime Bronz or Dior Instant Glow. As for appropriate seaside attire-- do as the Brazilians do and wear as little as possible. That way you can avoid tan lines and make colossal waves of your own.


Rogues and outlaws have always had a smoldering appeal. Who can forget Rita Hayworth’s enticing sensuality in the movie classic, “Loves of Carmen?” Dressed in peasant blouses, circle skirts, and high heels you too can lure men into the pits of burning desire.


Fashion is constantly preoccupied with the future. While borrowing from the past, designers relentlessly try to come up with the next big thing. Their fascination with the new is such that daring innovations are a staple of the runway.


Sizzling sex appeal has spelled the end for tremendously powerful men like Samson and Cesar. To bring the object of your desire to his knees, try spicing up things with something risqué. Remember: fashion always favors the bold!


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