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If you're plus size, and struggling to get your Plus-size clothing right & fashionable, finding stylish pieces that hug your gorgeous curves is possible, when you know which cuts, and silhouettes to look out for. Your go-to spots for all the trendy and stylish plus-size clothing comes to an end with this list created exclusively for you. Shop to your heart's content at stores like Dresslily offering savings of up to 60% off and don't miss out on the deals in their fashion and lifestyle category.
Plus-Size Fashion Trends that are here to Stay
Along with your favorite go-to dresses it's probably the perfect season to play around with your style that makes it more special. Plus-size is the fastest growing segment, so get going to break out your miniskirts, jumpsuits and boldest patterns as you team them with cool weather finds like boots, and leggings to make them seasonally appropriate.
woman in white knit sweater holding white ceramic mug. Photo by Madrona Rose on Unsplash
●Budget-friendly work wear
Whether you are on a budget or willing to splurge shopping at stores like Torrid, Macy's, Target, Zara is bound to be love at first fit.
Denim has survived so many fashion trends and is still considered to be a crowd puller. Curvy women definitely need to pick the high-rise denim that will tuck the belly fat & make you look slimmer. Rocking a chambray shirt with a jean jacket all together can be super chic. Look out for pieces in the same wash for a monotone look that's totally on trend.
woman in blue t-shirt and blue shorts sitting on brown tree log during daytime. Photo by Meital Anlen on Unsplash
Loud Bodies is a relatively new entrant for Plus size options. Enjoy guilt free shopping experience and don't forget to add the Sarojini, A-line skirt in your cart which is accessible at a bargain at 42% off for just $45. Take your pick that works for you as every item at the store goes for up to 7XL.
●Make Black your best friend
Fashion is a state of mind and the options in the Plus-size range have increased manifold over the years. Black is beautiful & elegant and if you are looking for a new way to wear Black then the Black Dress at Nordstrom doesn't need an explanation.
●Twist Peekaboo Long Sleeve Sheath Dress
This dress by Good American is up for grabs at a 40% discount for just $83.40 at Nordstrom. The long sleeves black midi dress true to size showcases a twisted neck cut-out and a high back slit for a jaw dropping look, ideal for a day to night style.
●Pearl Beaded Off the Shoulder Ball Gown
Time to show off your figure as this ball gown can never fail to impress you if you are planning to include that in your wardrobe for your night ball. The off-shoulder bodice is peppered with pearly beads and the taffeta ball skirt elegantly glides across the floor as you flaunt it with your dazzling smile. A definite buy, with a savings of 25% off at the Nordstrom store.
woman in gray spaghetti strap dress standing on gray concrete pathway during daytime. Photo by Mikelya Fournier on Unsplash
●Style a wrap around dress Skirt
There is no denying that a wrap around dress deserves a place in your dress collection as it will enhance your body and hide the flaws to get the hourglass shape. Consider going in for the ¾ sleeves that will make you look prettier and will show the best in you. Violeta by Mango also brings a smile on your face for effortless and trendy pieces that will last a lifetime.
●The Red Floral Rose Ruched Wrap Dress
The red floral dress at Boohoo can brighten up your day and is about to become your new go-to with a price tag which is hard to resist with savings of 32% over the original price of $50. With fresh stock added every day the store has a plethora of options costing less than $50. ASOS Curve proves by its giant clothing collection that it stands for fashion for all irrespective of the brands.
●Plus Size Mesh insert Midi dress
Mesh insert Midi dress at Dresslily is a perfect answer of what to wear during the summer months. The beautiful mid-calf midi dress consists of an opaque under layer covered with the semi-sheer textured chiffon mesh. Browse through a wide assortment of options where you can find some of the most competitive prices while using the Dresslily coupons.
woman in black spaghetti strap top wearing white cowboy hat. Photo by Good Faces on Unsplash
●Asymmetrical Stripes and patterns are here to stay
Although stripes got a bad name in the past, designers have figured out an innovative way to use the optical illusion effect with asymmetrical stripes to make the curvy women look svelte and taller.
●White Mark Aicha Tunic at Macy's
Play around with different fabrications as this flattering tunic with scoop neck from White Mark drapes stunningly around your body. The ¾ sleeve machine washable spandex and polyester top is a perfect fit for the Plus size woman. Look out for more tops with V-neck options at Macy's, and it is important to know which trend works best for you.
woman in black one piece swimsuit in water. Photo by Madrona Rose on Unsplash
●Sleeveless wrap dress at Vince
If you have an event coming up, Vince is a great option to consider. An understated luxury brand also caters to the Plus-size featuring silk dresses, cashmere and more up to US24 and 3X. Spice up your wardrobe with this dress featuring a self tie waist that adjusts to your body type for a flattering cinch. Styles like these create a heightened illusionary look and work great as casual or cocktail dresses while a slit adds elegance and freer movement to floor-skimming styles. Accessorize it with a bold cuff bracelet and dangling earrings for the stunning look.
The key to great style, for any body type for that matter, is proportion and to help you on your journey out to build your perfect wardrobe this season there are so many amazing portals offering noteworthy attractions to suit your needs and requirements. Stay in the fashion loop for the discount offers on these classic items that will stand the test of time. The figure-flattering fits are available at stores like Old Navy, Torrid, Kohl's where you can surf for the versatile styles in dresses, Knitwear, Trousers, Jackets and more.
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Atop the Vindhyagiri hills in Karnataka, a 57-foot-tall statue stands. This is the statue of Lord Gomateshwara, or Bahubali, as he is known to the local patrons. The surrounding area is filled with temples where each of the many Jain Tirthankaras sits.
Sharavanabelagola is named after a pond that is located at the foothills. 'Bel' in Kannada means white, and 'kola' means pond. This is a sacred water body to the activities of the temples. It is a tourist attraction and a pilgrim destination located 85 kilometres from Mysore, and 145 kilometres from the capital, Bangalore.
The pond that Sharavanabelagola is named after Image source: wikimedia commons
Since the statue is placed at such a great height, pilgrims are made to make a journey to the top of the hill by foot. They are required to climb the stone steps barefoot as an act of piety and devotion. Palanquins are offered only to senior citizens who wish to worship at the temple.
In 3 B.C, when India was ruled by the Mauryan Dynasty, Chandragupta Maurya became a Jain monk and took up residence in the Chandragiri and Vindhyagiri hills. He is supposedly responsible for the establishment of the temple complex at Shravanabelagola, where he lived till he died. Later on, his grandson, Ashoka made some additional changes to the place.
A shop in the tourist section that sells handmade items Image source: wikimedia commons
Every twelve years, a Mahamastabhisheka is conducted, and Jains from every part congregate to witness it. The statue is washed with water, rice flour, sugarcane juice, saffrom, sandalwood paste, gold, and silver flowers, curd, ghee, milk, and turmeric, and all the monks offer special prayers. The surrounding temples and rocks are preserved as archaeological wonders owing to the 800 edicts and inscriptions found here which span 600 to 1830.
Keywords: Shravanabelagola, Jainism, Chandragupta Maurya, Ashoka, Karnataka
By Siddhi Jain
The author who named the book after her twin sons -- Puhor and Niyor -- is a parent who has seen and heard the tales of ridicule and discrimination suffered by many in India and beyond. She says the book is an artistic illustration for kids that details how different families can live and coexist. Whether it's children with two dads or two moms, children with a single dad or single mom, and even multiracial family units, Borthakur's book teaches love, understanding, and compassion towards unconventional families.
Beyond race, gender, color, and ethnicity which have formed the bases for discrimination since the beginning of time, this book aims to bring to light a largely ignored issue. For so long, single parents have been treated like a taboo without any attempt to understand their situations; no one really cares how or why one's marriage ended but just wants to treat single parents as villains simply for choosing happiness and loving their children.
Homosexual parents, a relatively new family system, is another form that has suffered hate and discrimination for many years. Pritisha emphasizes the need to understand that diversity in people and family is what makes the world beautiful and colourful. 'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories' is a firm but compassionate statement against all forms of discrimination on the bases of sexual identity, gender, race, and even differences in background
'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories' is a firm but compassionate statement against all forms of discrimination on the bases of sexual identity, gender, race and even differences in background. | Photo by Ben Wicks on Unsplash
Written for a global audience, the book is targeted at kids between the ages of five and 10, the reason it is embellished with colourful images of families of different types is to appeal to children's sense of sight and drive home the message at the same time. Borthakur believes children are the best place to start because the ages between five and 10 are the most formative, where little ones pick up habits, beliefs and perceptions.
The Guwahati-born author says, "With this book, I'm not trying to take away the job of parents in forming habits, I simply want to do my part as a parent. It is important that we impart the right values in our kids in a bid to build a better, more inclusive and tolerant global society that is fair to everyone." The author's first attempt at a book was an Assamese poetry 'Anubhav', published in 2010.
Set to be published under the label of Author's Channel, the book is like an adventure; a journey into uncharted territories, untouched subjects and matters long ignored. In her words. "The book takes a critical stand in defense of people in society who have had to undergo severe emotional torture for no cause of theirs. It is a terrible conception to think such people any less of a human just for being different," says publisher Aruna Naidu. By September 30, this title, priced at Rs 299, will be available online and in offline bookstores. (IANS/ MBI)
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If you feel that clean and well-groomed hands are just an essential prerequisite for women, you might like to think twice. Men should equally pay attention to their hands because our hand houses 1,500 bacteria living on each square centimeter of its skin. You can easily assume what havoc it can create in our body because in India we have the culture of eating with our hands and spaces beneath nails can become breeding heaven for germs. Moreover, clean and maintained hands boost confidence in their daily life activities. Therefore, it's important to keep your hands clean irrespective of your gender by washing or sanitizing at regular intervals. And, to keep them groomed, you don't have to visit a salon.
Rajesh U Pandya, Managing Director, KAI India, gives easy and completely doable tips to follow at home:
* Refrain from harsh soaps: You should be mindful of the soap you are using to wash your hands. Your soap can have a moisturizing element in it like aloe vera or shea butter. Ensure that you're washing your hands with normal water as hot water can make your hand's skin dry and scaly.
You should be mindful of the soap you are using to wash your hands. | Photo by Aurélia Dubois on Unsplash
* Clip your nails regularly: Make use of your personal nail clipper to cut your nails. After cutting your nails at a comfortable length also file them using a nail filer. Never share your nail care clipper as the germs can get transferred to your loved ones. Also, don't forget to use grime remover to remove hidden germs in corners and beneath nails. Also, you may like to file your nails to have a smooth finish.
* Good quality Nail Clipper: Do not use a rusted or chromium coated nail clipper as it might be harmful to skin and might cause dangerous bacterial infections.
* Stop the habit of nail chewing: Sometimes anxiety or extreme boredom can lead to chewing of nails. This habit only makes your nails uneven and ugly. Sometimes, our unclean nail folds give rise to viral, bacterial or fungal infections, which in turn can make us sick if we chew our nails.
Make use of your personal nail clipper to cut your nails. | Pixabay
* Exfoliate your hands: Similar to the way you exfoliate your face; your hands also need it. It helps to keep the dry skin at bay and keep your hands soft. You can buy a scrub or make one at home using brown sugar and olive oil. After scrubbing, you need to massage your hands with moisturizer.
Similar to the way you exfoliate your face; your hands also need it. It helps to keep the dry skin at bay and keep your hands soft. | Wikipedia
* Don't use your nails as tools: Always keep in mind that your nails are like jewels. Never use them to pry things open such as pop cans, removing keys from the ring, opening letters, or scraping off labels. This results in unnecessary breakage of nails, making your hands look dirty.
Never use your nails to pry things open such as pop cans, removing keys from the ring, opening letters or scraping off labels. | Photo by Sammy Williams on Unsplash
* Be aware of nail or cuticle inflammation or redness: If there are any signs of infection, disinfect the skin as soon as possible with an anti-bacterial or anti-fungal ointment.
(Article originally written by N.Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
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