I recently celebrated my 60th birthday with my family in Eilat, Israel. Family includes my husband, married children, grandchildren and the baby of our family, our 18 year old son. We flew to our vacation destination which meant that luggage was limited. I love to wear nice clothes and I am not a good packer, but this time I knew that HydroChic would be my staple this vacation and packed a few sets: a jacket, shirt, skirt and capri pants. I knew that these outfits would be great for all the activities on my vacation, and when I woke up each morning I put on a HydroChic outfit and was ready to go. My daughters-in-law were impressed but not surprised when they saw me in HydroChic because they know that I live in my HydroChic at our community pool, and over the years I have gotten each of them a HydroChic outfit so that they can enjoy too.
“Dying young isn’t cool either…” These words, though a bit harsh, were the words that our dermatologist berated my 13 year old daughter with this morning.
The best thing about the end of a season is the opportunity for total wardrobe rejuvenation. Just as you’re getting bored of your summer outfits and accessories, it’s time to head out and stock up on some fall fashion and capitalize on this year’s fabulous autumn trends, which include:
The Trench Vest
It’s a trench coat minus the sleeves. Drape it over a t-shirt and jeans or a fitted dress to give your look an extra flair.
The Bold Handbag
Don’t hold back. Big, bright, colorful handbags are in and they’re also a perfect way to take a simple outfit to the next level. This season it’s go bold or go home!
Everywhere you go, you see them. Women on the beach – in sleeves. Women riding bikes – in sleeves. Women relaxing in the sun – in sleeves. This summer, more and more women are finding that fashion forward at the beach or the pool means wearing stylish sun protective garments that cover their shoulders and arms. Luckily, there are more and more fashionable ways to protect ourselves from the sun’s rays when wearing long sleeve swimsuits no matter the sport.
I would dare to say that there is a quiet social revolution taking place on the internet across the US and CA and world over, one in which women are saying that they are tired of unrealistic expectations about their bodies. They are protesting being constantly bombarded with over-sexualized messages to bare all. Recently, modest fashion bloggers have played a huge role in bringing modest fashion to the fore. In many ways this is true: social media nowadays allows for all types of voices to be heard and for anyone to find like minded people and interests that the main stream media is not giving voice to. They want to be seen and heard for who they really are, and not who social media tells them to be. Modest fashion bloggers like Adi Heyman are giving them that voice.
Similarly, Plus Size fashion bloggers have created a strong voice for their audience. With campaigns like Layne Bryant’s #imnoangel, and others like #droptheplus and Swimsuits For All’s #curvesinbikinis the Plus size woman’s voice is being heard and embraced. Models like Ashley Graham, who was the first plus size model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated, are making major headlines and giving their plus size audience a name they deserve.
This reactionary movement may well be targeted against an aggregate of multi-media and social media over the past few decades: air brushing women’s bodies to advertise unattainable looks, a ‘baring all’ attitude etc. There is simply too much pressure, too much focus on the superficial, leading to body image issues and other psychological damage to girls and women of all ages. But with the recent popularity of modest and plus size bloggers, the pressure to meet a specific beauty standard has diminished a great deal. The focus has shifted a lot more to “Be yourself, and be proud of it!” [Read more…] about Modest and Plus Size Fashion Bloggers Transforming the Social Media Game