Women Leggings

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Women leggings refers to several types of leg coverings used by women. Modern usage from the 1960s came to refer to elastic close-fitting garments worn over the legs typically by women, such as leg warmers or tights. Usage from the 18th century refers to men’s wear, usually made of cloth or leather that is wrapped around the leg down to the ankle. In the 19th century leggings usually referred to infants’ leg clothing that were matched with a jacket, as well as leg-wrappings made of leather or wool and worn by soldiers and trappers. Leggings prominently returned to women’s fashion in the 1960s, drawing from the form-fitting clothing of dancers. With the widespread adoption of the synthetic fabric Lycra and the rise in popularity of aerobics, leggings came to further prominence in the 1970s and ’80s, and eventually made their way into streetwear. Leggings are a part of the late 2010s athleisure fashion trend of wearing activewear outside of sporting activities and in casual settings, which became a contentious social norm in the United States.

Leggings in various forms and under various names have been worn for warmth and protection by both men and women throughout the centuries.

Long Tassel Drop Earrings

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A drop earring attaches to the earlobe and features a gemstone or ornament that dangles down from a chain, hoop, or similar object. The length of these ornaments vary from the very short to the extravagantly long. Such earrings are occasionally known as droplet earrings, dangle earrings, or pendant earrings. They also include chandelier earrings, which branch out into elaborate, multi-level pendants.

Drop earrings are designed to flow from the bottoms of the earlobes, and are available in various lengths from a centimeter or two, all the way to brushing the shoulders. They are generally attached to the ear by the use of thin wires, which go through the earlobe and connect to themselves in a small hook at the back. A variation is the French hook design, which merely hangs from the earlobe without closure, although small plastic retainers are sometimes used on ends of French hooks. Rarely, drop earrings use the post attachment design.

Printed T-shirt or Graphic T-shirt

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A printed T-shirt or graphic T-shirt is a T-shirt bearing a design, image or lettering on it. Printing is done with textile printing. Various types of printed T-shirts exist.

A tourist T-shirt (or souvenir T-shirt) is a shirt associated with travel or a holiday. In recent years T-shirts have become a popular gift or souvenir. Tourist T-shirt designs are typically screen printed with pictures and words directly associated with a particular city, country or culture. The T-shirts express or show something about the place or places a person has been.

A course T-shirt is a printed T-shirt with a military unit’s insignia on it, printed up as a souvenir of attending and/or graduating a course of instruction. Printed shirts bearing unit insignia date back to at least the Second World War.

Several contemporary artists use a T-shirt as a canvas for their work. Art T-shirts can also be mass-produced with screen printing.

A merchandise T-shirt is a shirt associated with a brand or trademark. It is common to see famous bands, musicians, sports teams and TV characters being printed on T-shirts for the retail clothing trade in order to drive additional revenue. Proprietors of brands and trademarks can license them to distributors to distribute T-shirts that bear their brand or trademark for retail purposes as well.

Vintage Necklaces

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Vintage necklace is a generic term for necklaces originating from a previous era. The phrase is also used in connection with a retail outlet, e.g. “vintage necklace store.” Today vintage dressing encompasses choosing accessories, mixing vintage garments with new, as well as creating an ensemble of various styles and periods. Vintage clothes typically sell at low prices for high end named brands. It has been part of the world since World War I as an idea of reusing clothing because of the textile shortage. Vintage clothes help the environment by re wearing the clothing and repurposing them into alternative items. Vintage clothing can be found in cities at local boutiques or local charities, or also online. Goodwill and Salvation Army are the top two charites to donate or shop for vintage clothing. Vintage clothing is used as a muse for new designs and is known to be retro clothing.

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High Heels

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What Are High Heels

High heels are shoes where the heels are much higher than the toes. They are a fashion item for women, and may also be worn by men. Both cowboy boots and ‘Cuban heels’ are shoes worn by men with higher heels.

The invention of high heels as a fashion statement could be accredited to the rather petite Catherine de Medici who was engaged to the Duke of Orleans at the age of 14. These heels became a success and soon became associated with wealth and privilege. Fashionable heels were popular for both sexes by 1590, and a person who had authority or wealth was often referred to as “well-heeled”

It matters a great deal how high the heels are. Heels of 2½ inches (6cm) are standard for ballroom dancing and certainly quite safe for wear once the user has experience with them. A ballroom dance competition may last, with intervals, for ten hours and is physically very demanding. Any ill effect on a girl’s performance would be noticed. These lower heels are safe. The standard style for ballroom dancing is the court shoe, soled in reverse (chamois) leather, with heels wider than 0.4 inches, wider than the typical stiletto heels.

If the soles of the shoes are also raised, then they are a quite different kind of shoe: the platform shoe.
Mid-height heels are from 2½ to 3½ inches (8.5cm). They are an intermediate between standard high heels and stiletto heels, which are from 4 to 10 inches, made of steel, and very narrow at the base: 0.4 inches or less. They have been widely criticised for the health risks regular wear would bring. They have also been criticised by feminists.

Wedgies or, more properly, shoes with wedge heels, are a compromise type. They raise the heels, and are much more stable than standard high heels. Wedges for women were popularized by Salvatore Ferragamo who introduced the design to the Italian market in the late 1930s.

Women Sando

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Women Sando or sleeveless shirt (A-shirt)

A sleeveless shirt is a shirt made without sleeves, or one whose sleeves have been cut off. Sleeveless shirts are worn by either men or women, depending on the style. They are often used as undershirts, are often worn by athletes in sports such as track and field and triathlon, and are regarded as acceptable public casual dress in most warm weather locales.

The term “A-shirt” is short for “athletic shirt” because it is often worn in sports, such as basketball and track-and-field events. In the United States and Canada, it is commonly known as a tank top. In the UK an A-shirt, especially when used as an undershirt, is known as a vest. Another term is singlet, used in England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Ghana, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand. In the Philippines, when used as an undershirt it is called a sando. In Bangladesh and the State of West Bengal in India it is called as sando-genji; in other eastern states of India it is called sando-ganji. In India it is known as a banian and is used extensively as an undershirt to absorb sweat and prevent its penetration to outer layers of clothing.

In addition to athletic usage, A-shirts have traditionally been used as undershirts, especially with suits and dress shirts. They are sometimes worn alone without a dress shirt or top shirt during very warm and/or humid weather, mainly in North America where the climate is warmer and more humid in the summer. A-shirts are often worn alone under very casual settings, as lounge wear, and/or while completing yard work or other chores around the home.

The build of an A-shirt is simple: the neck and armholes are often reinforced for durability. One usually has large armholes and neck holes and a neckline that can reach down as far as the bottom of the chest. They are also sometimes made long to make tucking into a pair of jeans/shorts easier. In almost all cases, they are buttonless, collarless, and pocketless. An A-shirt worn as an undershirt is designed for a tight fit and is often made of ribbed cotton.

A tank top consists of a sleeveless shirt with low neck and different shoulder straps width. It is named after tank suits, one-piece bathing suits of the 1920s worn in tanks or swimming pools.

Wedding Dress

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History of a Wedding Dress

Weddings all over the world are special occasions celebrated according to the culture and religion of those getting married. During the marriage or wedding ceremony the woman will wear a special wedding dress or wedding gown. A wedding dress is special and it is worn only once, i.e., during the wedding ceremony. Color, style and ceremonial importance of the gown can depend on the religion and culture of the wedding couple. In Western cultures, brides often choose white wedding dress, which was made popular by Queen Victoria in the 19th century. In eastern cultures, brides often choose red to symbolize auspiciousness.

Halloween Costumes

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The History of Halloween Costumes

According to Wikipedia, the wearing of costumes at Halloween may come from the belief that supernatural beings, or the souls of the dead, roamed the earth at this time.

But What’s Halloween?

Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day and Reformation Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed.

It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from Celtic harvest festivals that may have pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain, and that this festival was Christianized as Halloween. Some academics, however, support the view that Halloween began independently as a solely Christian holiday

The practice may have originated in a Celtic festival, held on 31 October–1 November, to mark the beginning of winter. It was called Samhain in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man, and Calan Gaeaf in Wales, Cornwall and Brittany. The festival is believed to have pre-Christian roots. After the Christianization of Ireland in the 5th century, some of these customs may have been retained in the Christian observance of All Hallows’ Eve in that region—which continued to be called Samhain/Calan Gaeaf—blending the traditions of their ancestors with Christian ones. It was seen as a liminal time, when the spirits or fairies (the Aos Sí), and the souls of the dead, could more easily come into our world. It was believed that the Aos Sí needed to be propitiated to ensure that the people and their livestock survived the winter.

Halloween costumes are costumes worn on or around Halloween, a festival which falls on October 31. An early reference to wearing costumes at Halloween comes from Scotland in 1585, but they may pre-date this. There are many references to the custom during the 18th and 19th centuries in the Celtic countries of Scotland, Ireland, Mann and Wales. It has been suggested that the custom comes from the Celtic festivals of Samhain and Calan Gaeaf, or from the practise of “souling” during the Christian observance of Allhallowtide. Wearing costumes and mumming has long been associated with festivals at other times of the year, such as on Christmas. Halloween costumes are traditionally based on frightening supernatural or folkloric beings. However, by the 1930s costumes based on characters in mass media such as film, literature, and radio were popular. Halloween costumes have tended to be worn mainly by young people, but since the mid-20th century they have been increasingly worn by adults also.

Source of Halloween Information

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween_costume
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween