6 Style Tips for the Long Waisted Woman

Do your tops feel too short? Do your pants feel too long? Do you carry your weight in your hips and bottom?

Chances are you are long-waisted. Being long waisted means the distance between your shoulders and natural waist is longer than average. In other words, you have a long torso, shorter legs, and your natural waist sits very low. Picture celebrities like Cher, Clair Danes, Kelly Clarkson, Kiera Knightley and Olivia Wilde and you get the idea.

The problem with being long waisted is that it can make you seem shorter than you really are. You can also look bottom heavy, so it is important to know how to dress to balance your shape.

The goal if you are long waisted?….To shorten your torso, raise your waistline and make your legs look longer. Here are 6 simple ways to do that:

1. Wear Longer Tops and Tuck in

If your waist sits really low it can be a challenge to find tops that are long enough. You don’t want that, “I shrunk my top look”, or to have your tummy hanging out if your top rides up. Tops for long waisted women can be hard to find because you need to have a top or shirt that is long enough to reach your naturally low waist. (A tall women’s store is a good place to shop for clothes for long waisted women) Tucking your top in will raise your waistline and make you look more in proportion.

2. Empire or A-line – The Best Clothes For Long Waisted Women

Empire waist tops and dresses that are narrow up top and gently taper outward create the illusion of a raised waist. The focus remains high, away from your low center point. A-line dresses have a similar effect. They’re perfect for women with long torsos because they have no waistline.

Keep hemlines at, or just above the knee, to reveal your legs and make you look taller. Detail at the neckline like a statement necklace or a fancy collar will also help direct the eye upwards.

3. Avoid Low Rise Pants

Low slung pants will make your legs look stubby. Instead, try mid-rise. They’re the best type of pants for long waisted women because they raise your waistline. High rise pants are also an option and will elongate your legs. Tuck an elegant blouse into high-waisted pants, add heels, and you’ve got yourself a fabulous look! Avoid cropped pants that cut you off mid calf; they will only shorten the legs more. Pants with cuffs will do the same. Stay away from them too.

4. Match Your Shoes to Your Pants

A simple trick to make your legs look longer is to wear shoes the same color as your pants. For example, gray pants with gray shoes creates an unbroken line that makes you look taller and thinner. Heels also help to pump up the height, but avoid chunky heels because they will make your legs look heavy. If you prefer flat shoes, buy pointy toe flats, not round, to visually add a couple of extra inches to your legs.

5. Wear Short Jackets

Jackets that end higher up on your torso work best if you are long-waisted. Choose a shrug, a bolero or a cropped jacket, no longer than your hipbone.

6. Try a Wide Belt

Long waisted women have a lot of room between the ribcage and waist so if that’s you, fill that up that space with a belt. By wearing a medium to wide belt a touch above your natural waistline you gracefully break up the length of your upper body.

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50 Things We Wish Men Knew

1. We hate it when they lie (even if it is to avoid an argument)

2. ‘Fine’ is not an appropriate answer when we ask them how we are looking

3. We love it when they hug us from behind and whisper in our ear

4. We love it when they ask for our advise

5. We love watching porn too!

6. If we’re really into them, We get turned on simply seeing that we have a message/email from them.

7. We’re more forgiving of them than we really should be

8. Bad personal hygiene is a total turn off.

9. They do something bad, we seem cool with it, we’re not.

10. If we’re not getting under the sheets with them, we’re a) feeling conscious about our body, b) not feeling ‘connected’ to them or c) really really mad at them.

11. We love it when men plan the occasional fancy-schmancy dress-up date.

12. Our lady bits love much caressing and mouth-work.

13. We’re impressed when men take the lead.

14. We’re in heaven when they hold our hand

15. They’re sexy when they are — shaving, fixing things, driving and holding a baby.

16. We expect them to be honest with us… at all times.

17. We like to hear how they feel about us (and often).

18. We like surprises.

19. Discussion of ex girlfriends should be avoided at all times.

20. We like it when they tell us whats on their mind.

21. We love it when they’re sweaty

22. We love being greeted with kisses.

23. Even nice girls like hushed dirty talk in public.

24. Its cheating as soon as they’re doing something with another woman that they don’t want us to see, hear, read or know.

25. We’d rather have them break up with us than cheat.

26. We remember everything about our relationship

27. When we have a problem all we really want is for them to listen…

28. Their pants should not be tighter than ours

29. We love it when they be a gentleman and court us… when they pick us on on a date, open doors for us, pull our chair out, pour our wine first, pay on the first date, hold our hand on a staircase when we’re wearing high heels etc.

30. We are emotional sometimes, we cant help it… but it will pass.

31. We love oral too.

32. Their friends say a lot about who they are… If his friends act like dogs we’re going to think he is one of them

33. They shouldn’t ever tell us we’re ‘crazy’ or ‘over emotional’, and if they do, they better be prepared to see how ‘crazy’ we can really get

34. Gifts don’t always have to be fancy… just a little card or a rose on a special occasion will make us more than happy

35. We like being complimented… especially by our man

36. Emotion is not a sign of weakness… they can express it around us…

37. Communication is very important in a relationship… we like it when they talk to us, whether they’re upset or happy.

38. Little things mean a lot to us. And little gestures of love are much appreciated.

39. We may forgive but we don’t forget.

40. We love to cuddle. More so after sex.

41. Confidence is very attractive but they shouldn’t be overly cocky

42. We like it when they’re protective of us (but they shouldn’t overdo it)

43. We secretly like it when they take control.

44. Sexy lingerie is often itchy and uncomfortable… when we come out wearing it, we’re really trying to please them.

45. If they promise something, we expect them to keep it. And it hurts us if they don’t.

46. It bothers us if they check out other women… no matter how cool we act.

47. A passionate kiss is always welcome. The neck is a good spot.

48. If they do something terrible, we’ll get mad, we might yell, but if we really love them, we’ll stick around.

49. We want their actions to match their words.

50. Spending time with them is important to us… no matter what we do together.

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4 Rules Any Female Entrepreneur Must Follow

While many business challenges are common for all founders, there are unique lessons that women entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn in business.

Here are several essential lessons I’ve learned as a successful female entrepreneur and what every female founder should know along the way:

Own your success.

There are several things that, as a woman, you should never apologize for, and at the top of that list is your well-deserved success. The apologetic undertone of some women entrepreneurs is subtle, laced with an excuse, chocked up to ‘luck’ or a dismissed congratulatory pat on the back. Many of us aren’t outright asserting, “I’m sorry that I am successful,” but a lack of confidence and all of the above are bedfellows of the same notion. Ladies, we already face an uphill battle in some cases. Don’t pack more unnecessary personal baggage on your rise to the top. When you earn a congratulatory remark from your peers, embrace it gracefully and confidently. And according to leadership consultant, Rachelle J. Canter, Ph.D., “If you can’t own this success for yourself, then own it for all the other women who look up to you and emulate you.”

Never underestimate your value.

We have all read the headlines that insist women still earn less than men. According to ThinkProgress contributor Sarah Glynn, in the U.S., “women on average make only $.77 cents to every dollar earned by men. Some of that wage gap is the result of women being more likely to work in certain industries or occupations, but about 40 percent of the difference in men’s and women’s wages cannot be explained by any measurable factor.” As a woman, this pay gap may have haunted you in corporate America. But it should no longer hold court in your business. Consider this: you are in complete control of your earning potential. In order to make a shift in your business you must be aware of your gifts and talents, understand what you have to offer within your industry, and monetize your products and services to reflect what the market will bear. Couple all of this with your unique value creation. Tell yourself a positive story about what you have to offer the world. No more excuses. As Albert Einstein notably suggested, “If you put a small value on yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.”

It’s lonely at the top, so bring others with you.

By nature, the front-end of innovation is lonely, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. “You do something no one else has ever done and leave everyone else scratching their heads and howling in protest. As the saying goes, ‘You can tell who the pioneers are from the arrows sticking out of their backs,’” suggests MACPA contributor Bill Sharidan. An article published by the Harvard Business Review echoes this notion — it’s isolating at the top. For founders, it can be unsettling. The survey found that “half of CEOs report experiencing feelings of loneliness in their role, and of this group, 61 percent believe it hinders their performance. First-time CEOs are particularly susceptible to this isolation.” Much of the loneliness that entrepreneurial leaders will face is connected to the growing pains of personal development. Or as Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric, has said, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”

Be unapologetically authentic.

Authenticity is a bankable currency. It can define your business and set you apart from the clutter of a cookie-cutter marketplace. You (and your customers) are not well-served by haphazard attempts to be someone else. According to organizational development professors Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones, “Leadership demands the expression of an authentic self. Try to lead like someone else and you will fail. Employees will not follow a CEO who invests little of himself in his leadership behaviors. People want to be led by someone ‘real.’” The same can be said for your business and its customers. Authenticity in business is a baseline of belief in what you say and in what you sell. It is the courage to offer unique value and market yourself in a way that is consistent with your brand. Being everything to everyone sets you up to be nothing to no one.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Hands Soft and Supple

We use our hands everyday to handle countless things ranging from papers to pot holders to steering wheels and so much more. Just like our feet, our hands also need some rest and rejuvenation. Nobody wants rough and manly palms. Just imagine shaking hands when meeting someone new, wouldn’t it be great to accompany your elegance with soft hands as well?

This article gives you tips on how to get soft, supple hands right at home!

Step 1 – Wash your hands

Every night, make sure you wash your hands with warm water and a trusted moisturising soap. This relaxes your hands and will remove any dirt or dust on them. It also helps you get rid of any disease causing microbes that you might have contracted during the day.

Step 2 – Soak your hands

Take a bowl of warm water, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil (try these Lavender or Rose oils) to get a spa like ambience, and soak your hands for about 10 minutes. If you have some honey lying around, put a little on your ones and gently rub them together. Then soak again. This will soften any hard areas and leave your hands feeling soft and supple

Step 3 – Exfoliate your hands

After soaking, take a moisturising soap and some on a wash cloth or soft bath stone. Using your bath stone, gently massage your palms, back of the palms and fingers to exfoliate and relieve stress and tension. Then, rinse your hands and pat dry.You could also use your favourite body scrub instead.

Step 4 – Moisturise your hands

The final step to achieve soft, smooth, and supple hands is to moisturise. You can use a regular moisturising lotion, body butter or hand cream. Apply an ample amount on your palms and massage together until the moisturiser is absorbed by the skin.

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