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Body Types - Which type are you?

Body Types - Which type are you?

Have you ever tried on the latest trend and then looked at yourself in the mirror only to say ugh???   We all have. It doesn’t take long to figure out some things don’t look good on us.  Why is that?  We have different body types.

When you know your body type, you can choose clothing that flatters your positives and minimizes your negatives, it’s a win-win for fashion and you.

Take the body quiz to find out your type. It doesn’t have to be this one, but it’s a place to start.

https://www.beautyriot.com/fashion/8191-quiz-whats-body-type

Nobody wants to waste their time or money on clothes that hang in the closet because they don’t look good. Knowing your type and what styles flatter you helps you to choose clothes and tweak them in a way that matches your style.

Dress for Your Body Type:  Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Rectangle, or Inverted Triangle.

An Apple Body Shape

The apple-shaped figure has a heavier upper body when compared to the lower part of the body. People with this body type usually have broad shoulders and a bigger bust line.

Since most of the weight and concentration is above the hips, the waistline appears heavy.  The goal is to take the attention away from that part of your body and highlight your assets. Try to flaunt your legs or wear the dress with V or deep V necklines that created an elongated illusion of the torso.

A-line or empire cuts are ideal for you. Printed dresses or patterned jackets that add a layer help to shift the focus. Monochrome looks, dark colors, full or 3/4th sleeves, and flowy tops will help. Try flared bottoms; palazzos etc. to create balance. Make sure that you are wearing the right bra.

An Hour-Glass Body Shape

This body type is the most balanced with proportionate top and bottom parts of the body with a well-defined waistline. When you look for clothes, choose the ones that accentuate your well-balanced figure and ones that follow the natural flow of your curves.

Dresses that cinch at the waist will be your best fit. Sweetheart necklines will help you to accentuate your upper body. To flaunt your waistline, go with a belt at your natural waistline or below the belly button—either way it looks great. A-line dresses or similar cuts take care of working on the lower part of the body. Body-hugging dresses are your go to.

A Pear Body Shape

The pear-shaped body is all about the lower part of your body. Your behind and thighs are visually bigger than your upper body. Thanks to Kim Kardashian and others, this body is a rage right now.

The advantage of this body type is that you can create an illusion of an hourglass figure if you style it correctly. Your shoulders are narrow, and hips are wide, so all you must do is to strike a balance. Wear outfits that enhance your upper body.

Wide-legged pants, A-line skirts, or dresses with patterned or ruffled tops that add definition to the upper body look great. Skinny jeans with loose tops help create an hourglass illusion. Focus on the upper body to balance your bottom out.

A Rectangle Body Shape

The rectangle-shaped body is well balanced from the shoulders to the hips. There is not much definition to your silhouette, so it is straightforward.

Your arms and legs are your assets so, focus on enhancing that. It’s like the hourglass figure minus the defined waistline.

Choose A-line skirts, ruffled and layered tops. Choose dresses that add definition to your bottom and necklines that add enhance your upper body. Sleeveless, strapless, and sweetheart lines are your thing. Blazers, long jackets, and capes add the much-needed drama here.

An Inverted Triangle Body Shape?

The inverted triangle is the most athletic looking body type. Your shoulders are much broader than your hips. So, your arms and shoulders need to be enhanced as much as you can.

Remember to add definition to your hips and to focus on creating a balance. Straight-cut jeans and dresses that naturally have an inverted V-look to them are all clothes that will suit your body.

Since your hips are much narrower than your shoulders, pencil cut skirts, skinny jeans, etc. with any kind of tops will look great. Do make sure that there is not a lot of layering or definition to your upper body because it needs none. V-neck lines work well and help to create an illusion of narrow shoulders.

It’s up to you to find out what your body type is and to use it to take advantage of the fashion trends. You can rock the scene when you use what you know to make you the best you.

Best Wishes on your journey and don’t forget to let us know at 3 T’s Boutique what you discover.
Online Teen Magazines

Online Teen Magazines

There is no need to run down to the market to pick up the latest issue of your favorite magazine anymore, unless of course you prefer a paper copy. Digital magazines are at your fingertips and accessible on your phone, tablet or other electronic device. You can always be up to date. Some choices you may consider:

TEEN VOGUE
Everything you want to know about Style, Culture, Politics or Identity you can find here. Check out what’s hip, what’s going on around the world, who is doing or saying what, and how you can make you better.

NYLON
As one of the leading creators of lifestyle content for young woman and as one of the first alternative magazines, Nylon focuses on thought-provoking topics surrounding beauty, fashion, entertainment, and everything in between.

TEEN EYE
An international online magazine created for teens, by teens that is read around the world and boasts that it has contributors from every continent except Antarctica. Founders Em Odesser and Zak Cannon met on Tumblr and with a passion for creating their own content, Teen Eye was born.

SEVENTEEN
Get the latest about Fashion, Life, Health and Graduation. Of course, you can also get the latest COVID-19 update since Graduation was canceled. You can look at Trends, Style Advice, Outfit Ideas, Celeb Fashion, or Fashion Quizzes. Lots of choices for Beauty, Love, Dating Advice, just about any topic you might imagine and much more.

AFFINITY MAGAZINE
The cutting edge of teen news written exclusively for teens, by teens. If you are an aspiring writer, you may submit your articles for publication. Topics include Arts and Culture, Politics, International, Race, Feminism, Real Life and LGBT+.

TEENZONE
A magazine with @titude for serious minded teens who want their voices to be heard. Written for teens by teens, it delves into multiple different zones, everything from art zone to study zone to career zone and more. Designed for the South African teenager it has a fresh perspective and the digital content is updated throughout the month.
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Education Choices & Your Future

Education Choices & Your Future

If you are a senior this year you have a few more weeks until graduation, the unofficial start of your future.  If you aren’t graduating this year then you have more time to think about when it is your turn. 

Graduation from high school is exciting, it is a magnificent accomplishment, but it can also be a bit terrifying. Terrifying you say, how is that possible?  I’ve looked forward to this moment for years; to finally be out on my own, making my own choices, running my own show. 

That’s the terrifying part, the time has come.  You’re going to be deciding about what to do next.  Maybe you’ve already decided.  Maybe you’ve given it some thought, maybe you haven’t.  You have lots of options.

Certainly, college as an option has come up, but college isn’t for everyone, right?  Wrong.  College is education past high school and includes various kinds of certificates, apprentice programs, technical training, as well as, an associate or bachelor’s degree.   College is for everyone if that is what you want.  If money is an issue, there are federal grants, state scholarships and special programs for certain skilled areas.  Check out the Arkansas Workforce Challenge Scholarship and other ideas at arkansasnext.com.

If you need some ideas about high paying skilled professions that don’t require a four-year degree, arkansasnext.com can also hook you up with 17 jobs that are hot right now.

For the last two years, the top in-demand jobs for high, moderate and basic skill levels have remained consistent in Arkansas.  Jobs range all the way from financial managers to personal care aides.  In demand means that there are openings now and expected in the future, which increases your chance to land one.  Keep up with the Hot 45 at careerwatch.org

If more school is not what you are looking for, the military is a good option that trains you and gives you money for more education later.  Entering the workforce immediately works for people who just aren’t sure right now.

Whatever you choose, there are some things that you will not miss about high school.

  • All the drama…enough said.
  • Trying to fit in. Be yourself and have fun.
  • Cliques aren’t really a thing anymore. You pick who you hang out with.
  • You never have to see your classmates again, unless you want to.

You don’t have to have the rest of your life planned out you just need a place to start.  Pick one and get started.  Good Luck!!!

Prom Gowns and Wedding Attire

Prom Gowns and Wedding Attire

The prom and wedding 2020 season are upon us.  It’s never too early to start dreaming about dresses! There are many hot trends for the season that you should be aware of if you’d like to look swank for your big occasion.

#1: The Jumpsuit

Retro jumpsuits have seen a surge in popularity and 2020 looks to be their ruling season.  If you want to slay prom night or the wedding reception in one of these powerful, glamorous one-pieces, a jumpsuit looks just as formal and appropriate as a dress; but makes a chic impact as it is still unexpected.  

Look for a slight 70’s vibe with an off-shoulder cut and pair it with black heels, a smoky eyeshadow, and slicked-back hair.

#2: Red-Carpet Dresses

Be inspired by the glam from red carpet events and awards shows. The red-carpet look is all about being bold. 

Details should be lavish, luscious and glamorous – think sparkling sequins and dazzling beadwork to catch the light.

To nail this style for your event, look for unique elements such as a shoulder ruffle, fringe or stone embellishment. Add accessories and makeup inspired by your favorite star to get it right.

#3: The Classic Ballgown

This classic A-line silhouette is back in fashion for fancy events.  Much like a princess-style shape, this gorgeous style will make you feel very formal and dressed-up.

For 2020, the ballgown has been given a makeover and includes many savvy designs features such as floral applique, sheer bodices, lace-up backs and more. Gone is the ballgown gown as a dated or boring option – it can be just as unique.

Pair this style up with loose hair, a statement pair of earrings or a choker necklace, and ivory heels.  Add some glowing makeup with a strong highlight that brings out your natural features.

4: Metallic Dresses

Metallic gowns have been strutting their stuff for seasons and aren’t going anywhere for 2020. This highly glamorous look is all about sparkling bright and standing out from the crowd.

New for the 2020 season, you’ll find almost every color of the rainbow available in metallic fabric or embellishment such as royal blue and ruby red options.

Wear your chosen metallic gown with simple accessories in black, white or nude. Keep makeup toned down, although a bold red or pink lipstick can add a gorgeous pop of color.

#5: Sequin Dresses

Competing with the metallic trend, sequin dresses are a hot favorite for the 2020 season.  Glitzy and glamourous, these gowns allow you to feel like a diva as you pause for a pose.

Sequins can add a unique twist to any look. They can include a pattern or gradient, be reversible or iridescent. The options are limitless!

When wearing a sequin dress to your special night, opt to amplify the glam with metallic accessories and matching jewels. A chignon bun or loose wavy hairstyle is the perfect unfettered hairdo to complete your outfit. 

Gowns, gowns, gowns…. the choices are astounding.  Enjoy selecting the one that is right for you.