What Should You Wear to a Modern Wedding?

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Modern weddings are now much more unique. Rather than following a traditional path, many couples are now celebrating in their own way, creating a day that suits their relationship rather than a set of ‘rules’.

Just as the wedding ceremony is gradually changing to incorporate more modern ideas, what people choose to wear to weddings is also changing. Part of this comes down to the fact that more people are choosing outdoor locations but it is also a sign that we are approaching marriage in a more informal way. Couples are now much more likely to organise their wedding together as opposed to the bride and her family taking control.

As the ceremony becomes more personal, it is hardly surprising that people want to express something more than formality in what they wear!

The only problem with this is figuring out what you should wear.

Traditional Wedding

The traditional wedding is still the easiest to dress for, though if you are on a budget, it might be quite tight. Morning coats, jackets and silk ties with trousers are still the basic dress code. A pocket square may also help to make you a bit fancier without bumping the price up too high! If you are looking for a silk tie in a particular colour and don’t want to spend a fortune, Ties R Us is a good place to start.

For a formal wedding, it might actually be better to rent your suit rather than to buy. Though buying will give you the perfect fit, unless you are going to a lot of traditional weddings, the investment is probably not worth it. On the other hand, if you are not a standard size, you may find a rented suit uncomfortable and ill-fitting.

Finding a suit that fits is all about getting the measurements right. You don’t want to feel uncomfortable in a suit that is too tight to sit down in but equally you don’t want to be hitching your trousers up every few minutes! Use a measuring tape to measure yourself (or ask a partner!) before you go and try some different suits.

Different cuts will naturally suit different body shapes so don’t worry if you have taken all the right measurements and a suit still doesn’t work. Try a different cut and see which works best for your body shape.

Beach Wedding

Beach weddings are becoming more and more common and though the scenery might look amazing on photos, the sand can be a small to medium sized problem. Obviously, you won’t want to wear your best leather shoes on this kind of terrain but flip flops feel a little too casual given the circumstances. GQ recommends espadrilles as a viable alternative as they will cover your feet and look alright with a suit.

So now your feet are covered, what is the suit situation? You don’t want to be sweating a lot while the happy couple say their vows so dressing lightly is key. Paler colours are usually a good idea, as well as a finer fabric for the hot weather. You might also like to make a bold shirt choice and forget about having a tie altogether. There is a natural holiday spirit in the beach wedding so enjoy yourself!

Once again, getting a good fit for your suit is crucial as the wind, sand and heat are all going to have an impact on your comfort. On the subject of weather, putting a light hat on such as a straw fedora could be a nice touch, handily shading your eyes from the sun and keeping the heat off the top of your head.

Winter Wedding

The winter wedding season is fast approaching and as couple hope for just a light, photogenic dusting of snow, you need to figure out how on earth you are going to dress for the occasion. There are two main problems to work through: first is what you are going to wear outside when it is cold and second, how you are going to layer appropriately so that you will be dressed for heated rooms inside.

The right coat is a good place to start. Choose something nice and thick such as wool and opt for a more tailored look. Going for a dark colour that matches your suit is a good idea and adding a complementary scarf will help to keep your neck nice and warm. Go for a thinner knit rather than a chucky ‘Grandma made this’ kind of look!

Your shoes are also important and you should make sure that they are waterproof. There is literally nothing worse than accidentally standing in a puddle on your way there and having to suffer and cold damp sock for the rest of the day. Thicker soles are a good idea too as you will have better grip if there is a frost.

Again, you might like to add a hat to your outfit and bring an umbrella too. Unfortunately, British weather doesn’t often play as nicely as it appears to in romantic films and your are more likely to get torrential rain than the perfect sprinkling of snow. Bring a large umbrella: you will be expected to share!

Two Rules to Remember

The modern wedding has come a long way from its traditional past and though figuring out rather elusive dress codes like “smart-casual” can be a bit of a minefield, there are still two set rules to remember.  

The first rules is that whatever you choose to wear, having a good fit is crucial. Weddings are long events these days and often come with multiple locations. This means that you need to be comfortable for the entire day and show off your best side to your friends and family.

And the second rule is simple: have fun with your clothes, show off a little bit of personality in your choices and enjoy the day. You are going to be photographed a lot so it is worth the investment to get something that makes you look great.

Iamronel X Nakturnal Giveaway 2018

What’s up!

Are you guys winter ready? If not yet, this is too timely for you as I am hosting an awesome giveaway here that might give you some good set of clothing which you can use off for this winter season that is brought to you or in-partnership of the one of the leading digital agencies today, based in the US, called Naktural. This agency caters almost everything about digital marketing and online strategies hence if you had yourself an online businesses that wanted to be mentioned online or to have your reputable presence online? then, this agency is the best option to consider to make it possible. Go check their main site now here : https://nakturnal.org for more details

This site, iamronel.com and Nakturnal is giving you away 2 GCs ( 100 USD EACH ) for the lucky 2 winners that you may spend off either to eastdane.com (mens clothing) or to shopbop.com (women clothing). But mainly we are encourage you all to use it off at #Eastdane as I was promoting a men’s fashion here. But of course it’s all your choice in the end, if you won this contest though.

Mechanics and guidelines:

As much as possible we really wanted to make this hassle free and easy to follow contest as we keen for everybody to join. So please follow the easy mechanics and guidelines below for everyone’s convenience.

 

Giveaway Guidelines:

 

  • Giveaway is open worldwide
  • Giveaway open from November 12 to November 25 2018.
  • 2 winners will announced on November 25, night time around 7pm, possibly..
  • 2 winners will received a GC worth 100 USD each that’s redeemable at Eastdane.com or Shopbop.com, your choice.
  • It’s free shipping as long you’ll fully use the GC’s amount.
  • Please be note: if the winners are located outside the US or Canada and have potentially on paying a customs duties base on your country’s rules, you must then shoulder it yourself.
  • As for the PH TAX TARIFF: No worries my fellow Filipinos as The Bureau of Customs announces few years back that any items valued at P10,000 and below are no longer be taxable.

Mechanics:

 

  • Tell me at the comment box below on what item/s from Eastdane.com would you like to purchase for yourself or perhaps for your loved ones this holiday season. Please put up the name of the item/s + the product link of it, we might pick some additional winner(s) and send over your picked item/s on your doorstep.
  • by commenting please use your real name in it and the email you uses should be valid.
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  • Lastly, Go to my inexpensivejourneys.com (click here: http://www.inexpensivejourneys.com/2017/03/07/enter-to-win-here/) to complete the last step.
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Eastdane.com releases their newest set of sweaters and sweatshirts for all the men out there to be upgraded their fashion statement for this winter season. For more men’s fashion finds in a very reasonable prices. Go check their store now by clicking the given link and shop now!

Thanks and Good luck to all~~

Suits of the future — how is technology influencing our tailoring

It is said that the suit that we all know and love today started in the early 1800s by a gentleman called Beau Brummell. He replaced long-tailed coats and silk stockings with the classic suit jacket accompanied by full-length trousers and it all went from there. But as we’re faced with new challenges (such as the lengthy daily commute) and as we strive to cut out time consuming activities (ironing a suit can be draining), what does the future look like for our tailoring? CT shirts, retailers of the morning suitmen’s casual shirts, investigate:

Past innovations

One of the latest in shirt technology is temperature adjusting materials. In many cases, this works by controlling the body heat of the wearer. Researchers across the US developed clothing that changes how much radiation escapes from the shirt and how easily air can circulate around the body. Although heat controlling technology in clothing is not new, it is only in recent years that it has made its way into wearable clothing when it was once reserved for those in space. This sort of technology not only improves comfort levels for the wearer but can potentially have knock on positive effects on the environment. Air conditioning (AC) accounts for an outstanding 13% of energy used in the US. If our shirts become temperature regulated then it is possible we will be in lower need of constant AC — reducing our carbon footprint so we all benefit!

Non-iron shirts are more than convenient. Enjoy an extra 10 minutes in bed as you pull your work shirt out of the dryer and put it on straight away — wrinkle free and no need to haul out the ironing board. The technology behind the non-iron shirt includes a process that strengthens the fabric, preventing the molecules from moving as much and increasing its resistance to creasing.

It’s important to be able to move freely in our suits. Especially when you’re sitting in the same place for a prolonged period of time, such as at the desk, on your way to work or at a fancy dinner. This is where the latest mechanical stretch technology comes in to play. This sort of technology works with the materials of the suit to improve its flexibility. Some suit jackets and shirts achieve this stretch through incorporating a small percentage of elastane in the fabric and this is enough to enhance the comfort of the garment.

Future innovations

Wearable payment gadgets are something that researchers and corporations are spending a lot of time exploring. Of course, we already have the ability to pay contactless with a smart watch or phone but that’s just not enough! MasterCard paired with fashion designer Adam Selman to explore the idea of inserting a microchip into clothing, perhaps in the sleeve of a jacket or into a bag — allowing you to pay for items with even less effort. This concept could have some effect on our tailoring trends as cuff links and pockets could become payment devices!   

Forget buying multiple of the same suit in different colours, colour-changing fabrics are here to shake up the fashion industry. The research behind it is ever advancing and there are a few ongoing projects developing the idea. One of the projects, explored by scientists at the University of Michigan, is looking at incorporating tiny crystals that react differently depending on the wavelength of light. This affects the crystal’s formation and how they look in terms of colour to others. Other research, carried out in Montreal, is investigating how electricity from human movement can power electric fabric and change its colour. It appears that the research is a long way off from our high streets, but it is paving the way for colour-changing materials in the future.

The price of a high-quality, tailored suit can be quite high and many take pride in keeping it in good condition. It is then unsettling when a sleeve is caught on a door handle or on something sharp and the material is damaged. The latest technology in textiles is addressing this issue through the development of self-healing fabric. It works by coating regular fabric in a special solution that, when ripped, is able to melt back together at low temperatures. Other research has founded that E. coli bacteria has self-replicating properties and this is being explored in order to discover if it can be used to knit broken fabric back together.   

From past to future innovations, it’s clear to see that our wardrobes aren’t what they used to be. Many developments are being made in order to make our lives easier and further enhance our suits to meet our highly digital and busy lifestyles.

Sources

https://www.gq.com/gallery/the-gq-history-of-the-suit-by-decade

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/the-wrinkle-in-no-iron-sh_b_793703.html

https://search.proquest.com/docview/1738859748

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2074964-smart-clothes-adapt-so-you-are-always-the-right-temperature/

https://www.theverge.com/2016/2/22/11081384/visa-mastercard-mobile-payment-connected-devices-mwc-2016

https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-analysis/adam-selman-mastercard-turning-clothes-into-payment-devices

https://www.highsnobiety.com/2015/03/31/future-textile-technologies/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3715203/The-future-fashion-Watch-incredible-self-healing-fabric-repair-rips-clothes.html

Perfect Silk Pillow Cases And Bedding For Your Home

19 Momme Pure Mulberry Silk Duvet Cover

There are saying that people personality reflects on what kind of home they has. In a way, I am kinda agreeing on it because in your home you can see on how organize and clean a person was. Hence, if you wanting yourself to be neat or gives this nicely impression to your home visitors. Then, you should get some clean done on your home before they’ll come over. And I think the most important thing you should have to have to make your home a homey one were these silk pillowcases and bedding at this awesome online store called FreedomSilk. Because this online store is pretty reputable on their pillows, bedding and silk pajamas in both genders hence this was the right place for you to pick up your home needs most of the time.

19 Momme Oxford Envelope Closure Silk Pillowcase

As what I’ve said. This store is pretty reliable and reputable on their each items selling hence I really can guarantee you that all of their home finds here are too quality and worth the money. In addition, mostly of their items over this shop were too affordable and the cheapest in comparison to the same brands or stores that are out in the malls these days so it does too practical for you to buy over online instead of you exerting your effort and spending gas for car just to check out bedding and pillow cases to use.

19 Momme Designer Printed Hot Pink Silk Pajama Set

If you were asking me though on what the best to get from this online store I’ve mentioned? well, I think I’ll go for mulberry silk bedding. Because this mulberry is elegant in print and it does gives an accentual to your home once you have use it for your bed. Thus, you could get yourself some silk pajamas as well to pair off as all of their pajamas here are in quality that would last for good years for sure. So, what are you waiting for? go

Gorgeous Trendy Dresses At 4prom

Sheath/Column V Neck Pearl Pink Chiffon Zipper Bridesmaid Dresses

Mermaid/Trumpet Sweetheart Navy Blue Tulle Mid Back Bridesmaid Dresses

Are you keen to have the most trendy and chic dresses today to kill? If so, why not to check this one leading online shop today which they’ve called themselves as 4prom.co.uk. To be honest, I really lurking this shop for quite a while now as I’ve heard to my fellow fashion bloggers and some fashion enthusiasts and icons out there that this shop sells all the elegant and fine dresses in a very reasonable prices and not just that, as they could offer you some discounted trendy dresses as well they you will surely like to have.

Ball Gown Long Sleeve Kids Prom Dress for Girls

Purple Ball Gown Sleeveless Kids Prom Dress for Girls

The shop mentioned, 4prom.co.uk, is mainly for casual and formal dresses and one of their best seller is of dress you should check out for were these prom dresses for kid that are too rarely to see in mostly mortar dresses stores today in the market thus if you are keen to have exquisite dress for your kids I think this was your chance though to get them all at the shop as they offer a wide array selections of this type of dress. Furthermore, they did has some chic budget Bridesmaid dresses too that you would like to consider as they have some set gowns for it to pic up on. To be honest, this was my first time seeing one online shop that sells everything about dresses and gowns hence if you wanted to have the most convenient shopping experience and to have one stop shop, I will them suggesting you to try out to buy off your gowns here as they could offer almost everything.

Grape Charmeuse Lace A-line V-neck Short Sleeve Floor-length Plus Size Prom Dress

Nude Pink Chiffon A-line Bateau Sleeveless Floor-length Plus Size Prom Dress

And we all know that plus size prom dresses being trendy these days from all plus size women hence this shop offers you a wide array of their plus size dresses. All you have to do is to check their plus size prom dresses section and from there you can able to see all the designs and best picks for yourself base on what you prefer most. Go check the shop now and see how awesome their dresses were!

Know All Your Hair Needs At Wigsmaster.com

We all know that hair is one of the crown glory of the women, to be specific. Because we men doesn’t care that much to our hair as it was the least we take care about on my own opinion though. But you know what? there are a lot of products that are being out in the market today that we could choose from with to make our hair on point in no time without exerting any effort on your end or for women without them killing time in any salon nears them just to make their hair fixed and done.
One of which were these hair creams and sprays that you can easily to use and apply with even you don’t have any professional training in applying, you can also do it yourself anytime you wanted. But these products has a down side though, which eventually can damaged your real hair that I knew you don’t wanna happens for a long run right? so you should take the second and last option that am going to share with you here. Which using any styled wigs that this site called wigsmaster is currently suggesting and giving tips on how you can proper use the wigs once you got yourself one to use. In addition, this site is too engaging and advocating all the women to try wearing wigs to the easiest ways that wigmaster had shared for. To be honest, this was my first time seeing site that giving out tips on how you can wear your wigs best and I’d rwally find it interesting though I am a man. Then, I will surely share this information for my sister and friends for them to learn all about wigs matters.
Furthermore, if you haven’t know on how to use of the wigs yourself. No worries then as this site really helps us all to know on how to install it easily and learn even on what kind of wigs might be fitted you best. All you have to do was to check their post about wigs for beginners that could tell you on how you do it in the proper and easier ways. I know though that others might not considered in wearing wigs as this piece signifies being on the terminal ill but due to the diversity of fashion today, wigs are also considered as an fashion accessories that can help you spice up your total outfit you wanna pull off with. For further impormative details about wigs and hair. I really encourage you all to check this awesome site wigsmater.com to learn more!

Affordable Women Clothing Shop Online

Surplice Printed Maxi Dresses

Round Neck Plain Maxi Dress

If you are a young ladies and wanting yourself to be in trend these days. I think you should then visit this one shop that I’ve recently found out called Fashionmia.com. This shop is pretty reputable as they’re on the business for almost a decade now and they did gained their name already online and a lot of fashion bloggers, like myself, are too pleased to with their services as they produces a lot of chic and cool finds especially for women. Hence, if you are wanting, really, to be “in” what’s on in the fashion industry these days you should then get your finds to them as they only selling these latest fashion finds in a very reasonable and cheapest prices.

Chic Round Neck Floral Printed Chiffon Maxi Dress

Round Neck Printed Maxi Dress

What I’d like most with this shop is, Fashionmia, they always be mindful to all of their buyers by proceeding all the trendy fashion finds today like for example this summer season, they’re too keen to give you all lovely ladies some sexy maxi dresses that are too fine this current season, summer, that’s why I am too pushy with you all women that if you are looking for the best summer dresses to kill these coming days ahead. Please do visit them and pick the desire dresses you wanted as all of their items are too cheap and yet the quality doesn’t compromised at all.

Autumn Spring Chiffon Women V-Neck Striped Long Sleeve Blouses

Spring Summer Polyester Women V-Neck Bowknot Plain Three-Quarter Sleeve Blouses

In addition, they are fond to have some cheap women’s tops that are too light and comfortable for wear off this humid season thus a lot of women are now getting crazed and too pleased to have their finds here as they’ve found from their favorite bloggers that this shop are too legit and they could ship out your items within 24 hours after the items has been purchased. And you can expect your items to arrived home within one week from the date of your purchased. But it could be always earlier than that depending where you are residing. Henceforth, shop to this store from now on as they could offer all the great deals available today in the market!

Get Your Sport Finds At Ctshirts.com

More men these days are getting themselves involves to sports due possibly of the recent worldcup but if you are naturally sporty men and wanting to have your outfit or total wardrobe to be on point most of the time. Then, why not getting some great white shirt to sport to at this shop called Ctshirts.com. Because this shop caters a lot of men’s finds that can surely gets your attention with. You can actually heads up now and see for yourself on how awesome their selling items were. And I bet you would love most of them as much as I do now.

This shop, ctshirts.com, is pretty reputable for their men fashion finds hence if you wanting yourself to be looking dope, dandy either a basic when it comes to your fashion statement. I think, this shop is the best to relay on as you could see everything in here. Plus, you can simply get them all by just your fingertip as it was based online.

Marino Infantry Reveals Summer 2018 Lookbook

I must say, Marino Infantry is one of the few street wear brand that conserved the basic fashion up to these days. Which is too fine and easily to wear on my opinion. Though, most of the dope men out there who loves street wear more than I do are kinda upgrading their wardrobe though by putting something pieces that can turn their street wear into kinda casual looking wear.  That’s why I am so stunt with Marino Infantry for not reverting their kind of brand into what mostly people wants to have today.

These are the tees that we could expect to the brand to release soon, probably like a week these pieces will be available for us all to avail. Just check on to the brand’s main website for further details when do they exactly be releasing these dope pieces.

Champion & BEAMS Teamed Up For Their Mismatched Sweatsuit

I think by these times, you most heard about the mismatched color for men’s clothing especially to the sweatsuits. I think this ideas are from the Asians peeps where they used and loved to mismatched their clothing and shoes to make them looking dope and in fashion, I guess. And now these 2 brands here called Champion & BEAMS got this crazed imbibed and created their very own pieces that they could offer for the following season.

About the availability and pricing details?

Well, as of now, I haven’t heard any about the releasing of this collection. But I just know one thing that each brand will release the collaborative pieces by the month of October hence you better check any of the brand and you can either buy these in any of the 2 brands main shop site.