What’s Hot: Bridesmaid Dress Trends

Bridesmaid Dress

One of the best bridesmaids gifts you can give is the gift of a beautiful dress. After all, being made to wear a garish and ugly gown is every bridesmaid’s worst fear. However, when you’re in the planning stages of your wedding – working out a theme and the numbers, it can be a challenge to know what dresses are going to work.

Of course, you’ll have your wedding dress organised, but what bridesmaid dresses are you going to choose? If you’re stuck and the clock is ticking, we’ve included some on-trend bridesmaid dress options below.

Tea-length

If your bridesmaids are all quite tall, one of the most on-trend bridesmaid dresses is the tea-length dress. A tea-length dress refers to the hemline which falls to the lower calf or just below the knee. While those on the shorter side can wear tea-length dresses as well, they do tend to require a little alteration to achieve that perfect length. However, if you do decide this is the best dress option for your bridesmaids, you will achieve an elegant yet fun look that many other dresses just can’t offer.

Cap Sleeves

There’s no denying that sleeveless dresses are beautiful, but they can often be not the most convenient. One of the best bridesmaids gifts you can give is the peace of mind that there won’t be any dress-falling-down moments. You can achieve this with a cap sleeve dress. While the sleeves are discreet and subtle, they are obvious enough to add a touch of class to the outfit while still highlighting the style and intricacies of the chest area. Better yet, lace typically ties this area together for the ultimate bridesmaid look.

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5 Ways to Care for Your Engagement Ring

Engagement Ring

In Australia, the average cost of an engagement ring is around $5,000. You can buy a decent quality car for the same kind of money – a car you would service, maintain, and look after. Given the price tag of an engagement ring, it makes sense to care for it in the same way you would your car, wouldn’t it? Here are five ways to care for your engagement rings, and other rings, to keep them safe.

Insure

Every car owner in Australia has vehicle insurance – a legal requirement of ownership. When you insure your car, you are making sure that if you damage or lose it, or it’s stolen, you won’t be out of pocket financially. The same concept applies to your engagement ring. When you buy a ring of significant value, insure it as soon as possible.  Considered an asset, you will be able to claim against it if you lose it, have it stolen during a burglary, or you damage it.

Clean

We use our hands for everything, which means your hand jewellery can be exposed to the same dirt, lotions, oils, and other liquids you use daily on your skin. To care for your rings in the best way possible, make sure to clean them as often as possible. Soak them in warm water and wash them with a soft toothbrush. Alternatively, see your jeweller for advice on proper cleaning treatments.

Maintain

When you buy an engagement ring, you often receive a warranty. However, if you don’t keep up with twice-yearly maintenance checks by a professional jeweller, you can void that warranty. During those crucial checks, the jeweller checks for loose settings, imperfections, and the strength of the prongs. Maintenance is vital because you won’t always see whether anything comes loose and falls out.

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Online Dating Etiquette for Men

Online Dating

Online dating is becoming extremely popular across the world. Call it whatever you want, online dating or internet dating it is now the ‘in’ thing to do, especially for those who are busy with their professional lives or for those who have tried the real dating scene and not liked it. Online dating is fast catching up and even more so in United States of America, Canada and Australia.

People and specially men prefer the privacy and anonymity that online dating gives them rather than blind dates and speed dating.

There are some etiquettes that need to be followed while dating online.

1. Screen Names – This is the most basic etiquette where online dating is concerned as it deals with the first and most basic thing of your online dating profile. Your screen name should reflect on the kind of person you are. Choose screen names that are appropriate. Avoid offensive and suggestive screen names like ‘hot4u’, ‘sexylover’, ‘richhotguy’ and other such names. These are names that are suggestive and just pathetic. Either use your own name as a screen name or use your initials. You do not want to put off prospective love interests just because of your screen name.

2. Respect time – as there are more women than men on online dating sites, women get harassed with the number of emails. Keep your email short, simple and respectful so as not to offend the lady reading it or by taking up too much of her time to just understand your email.

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