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Winter fashion for stylish women

Is the cold season coming and you have no clue what to wear while staying fashionable? While much of the world is watching what it’s wearing, many women would still confess that it is an exhausting job to find the right dress. Fine, failing to dress to the nines is not the most vexing vice, but it is definitely not something to be proud of. How to choose the right clothes? What fabric will highlight the curves or what will make the entire look clumsy? What counts for an effortless chic look? These are some top scraping questions. Start reading to figure out how to be warm but stylish in the winter!

Come winter and out come the sweaters and coats to keep the body warm. This is way of insulating the body from the cold outside. The way to effectively battle the cold is to layer and layer. The base layers of winter clothing must be effective. They must be made of material, which allows the sweat to evaporate. The clothing can be in the form of boxers, long or short underwear, and vests. The next layer is often called the mid thermal layer and is the 2nd line of defense. Zippered Jerseys, mock turtlenecks or T-shirts are good choices. It is important to ensure that these are not too tight or too loose, because tight clothes apart from restricting movement do not insulate the body properly and loose clothes allow the warm air to escape.

The clothing should also allow proper ventilation, which is to allow heat to escape if it gets too hot or seal heat in if it gets too cold. This should be achieved without having to take off any layer. Openings like buttons and zippers achieve this to perfection. Depending on the outside conditions decide whether to use more layers or heavier clothing with not so many layers.  If it is freezing, heavier stuff is better and if variable conditions are going to be encountered, go in for multiple layers that are not so heavy. Gloves and mittens can be used to keep the hands warm. They are available as base layers or super warm stuff that can take care of the cold. Balaclavas cover the neck and head completely leaving only the eyes and nose exposed. Separate caps that offer very good insulation can also be worn. Even shoes with insulation and waterproofing are available to ward off the cold. When one thinks of winter, woolen clothes are the first things that come to your mind.

Wool is a very good insulator, can absorb moisture without becoming really wet and is fairly inexpensive. It can be worn against the skin, but a great disadvantage is that it tends to be very itchy and many people are allergic to it. Pile or Fleece fabrics are good insulators but are not very resistant to cold wind, so they invariably have to be used in combination with other layers. Polypropylene and hydrophobic fabrics prevent the skin from getting wet as they do not absorb the water and also reduce heat loss. Feathers are good insulators but woe betide if they get wet. Down is good only so long as it is dry. It is light and if encased in synthetic fabric can be petty useful. Silk is a good insulator and for those who are allergic to wool, it can act as an efficient base layer. Super thin fibers have stormed the market and have proved to be good alternatives to warm clothing. They offer twice the warmth that down does, but they tend to be heavier. However as outer layers of winter clothing they function as efficiently as parkas and pants. Fur, Mohair, camel hair and angora are also good outer layers.
After all, winter is that season which fashionistas look forward for doling out their creativity! There are fewer women who experiment with style, colours, and fabrics during winters. In fact, right kind of fabrics, colours, and accessories will not only keep the cold at bay, but also make the season stylish. Here are some dresses for winter.

Skirts and Dresses

Make sure to have on a pair of tights or leggings to keep your legs warm. You may use Layer multiple pairs for extra cold days (Fig 1). Layer a close-fitting long sleeved shirt under or over a dress to avoid getting cold (Fig 2). Or Pair a baggy or loose skirt with a form-fitting sweater to avoid getting swallowed up by your clothing (Fig 3). Tight skirts can be balanced out with baggier sweaters (Fig 3).

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Jeans: 

Choose jeans that are comfortable and fit you well (Fig 4). Wear tights under your jeans for added warmth (Fig 5). You can select a top (Fig 6) where anything goes with jeans, so get creative!

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Shoes and Outerwear

Buy a coat that both fits your style and keeps you warm. You will be wearing this almost everyday in the winter, so be sure to get one that’s going to last as well as one that will go with everything (Fig 7). Choose a hat you like. Most of your body heat is lost through the head, so wearing a hat can help maximize warmth (Fig 8). Pick a pair of mittens or gloves. Try looking at Target, Nordstrom, or Macy’s for ones that you like (Fig 9). Scarves are a great way to help keep your upper body warm, and there are thousands of different styles to choose from (Fig 10). Invest in a good pair of boots. Boots not only do an excellent job of keeping your feet warm, but they can go with almost anything (Fig 11).

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Hair & Make-up

Vary your hairstyles. Leaving your hair down helps protect your neck from the winter chills, but be careful as the dry winter air makes longer hair more susceptible to getting tangled. Braids or buns are good ways to prevent unruly hair (Fig 12). Finally Keep your make-up natural (Fig 13).

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