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Vintage Shoe Styles

Vintage Shoe Styles

They are well aware that wearing vintage footwear can make the difference and can often transform an outfit from drab to fab!

Though there are many kinds of vintage shoes, there are a few styles which remain popular year after year. These styles are considered to be timeless and for those who collect them, these shoes have as much style and value today as on the day they were made.

Here is our list of the top vintage shoe styles:

Pumps and heels: All women feel better wearing a fabulous pair of pumps. Of course, this is not a new development. Women have been enjoying this classic style for centuries and have recently begun to cherish and collect the designs and styles of the past. Vintage heels will often have unique, colourful linings and will also consist of other quaint little touches such as bejewel buckles, coloured soles and even delicate heel details.

Slingbacks and sandals: Always a popular style for summer, sandals and slings are a great choice when collecting vintage shoes. Some of the most sought after designs will include fabric insoles, sea shells, Asian-inspired designs and even large gold coin details on the toe straps!

Boots: Whether you prefer authentic biker boots or rugged cowboy boots, these are a great addition to any vintage shoe collection. Even thigh high, pvc go-go boots are a popular collectible! If you are searching for a pair of vintage boots try to find designs which feature the label of a well known designer.

Funky Shoe Factory

Funky Shoe Factory

Wedge styles are a lovely alternative to a stiletto shoe. The platform wedge not only adds the extra panache to an outfit, it gives the support that a stiletto doesn’t have. There are hundreds of different styles of platform heels as well, including; cork, rubber, wood, woven and foam. The most formal of platform shoes have a heel that’s wood covered with leather. More casual platform styles have the rubber, woven and cork heels. Occasionally you can find a platform which has a cork heel that can be worn in formal occasions. More specifically these styles have a leather upper with different kinds of embroidery, beading or fancier leather. Patent is one specific shoe style that looks beautiful with formal outfits. Otherwise, the cork wedge platform shoe is best used for casual clothing.

Cork wedge platforms are especially lovely worn during the summer with shorts, flare skirts, mini skirts and linen pants. The best way to make the legs look longer and sleeker is with a higher angular heel. Cork styles look great with a flared, cotton skirt that has a flow that moves softly around the legs. Shorter skirts always look better with a heel. If one is uncomfortable with a stiletto, the platform cork wedge will look fantastic. In the summer, a pair of cork platforms look really fabulous with white linen pants and a soft cotton shirt that matches the upper of the shoe.

When searching for a wedge sneaker, there are lots of choices. Volatile carries many different styles and colors that look really funky and fabulous. While there are some reasons to be wary of wedge sneakers, you’ll find they actually look really great with jeans and shorts. Today there are some new dresses out, the tennis dress, which look cute with them. Most skirts don’t look great with sneakers, but mini skirts are the exception.

Whether one chooses to wear a platform wedge with a wood heel or cork heel or even a wedge sneaker, the feet will always feel comfortable with any style of the shoe. With its raised platform, walking in a platform wedge shoe is a breeze. Classy, stylish, fun, sexy and flashy, the wedge shoe can fill any need one might have. If you want a classy style, choose a patent leather, and solid or duo color shoe. High class designer shoes are usually made for formal or business attire. Whatever situation one has, the platform wedge sandal, shoe or boot will fit perfectly.

Styles That Can Make You Look Gorgeous

Styles That Can Make You Look Gorgeous

Fashion is all about expressing yourself, and your identity. It is about expressing yourself through your dresses or clothes. It is everything that deals with clothes, accessories, footwear, jewelry, hairstyle and etc. It is a habitual trend in which a person dresses up in her best, does her make up, wears her accessories and shoes. Looking good is the main aim of fashion.

To some, fashion can mean good dresses, to some fashion can mean expensive clothing and accessories. But you must pair your dresses correctly to look chic and stylish. Failure to do so can be a disaster and make you embarrassed in front of everyone.

Wearing the same dresses in the same style can make you a boring person. So before you go out wearing something look at yourself in front of the mirror, check yourself whether the particular dress goes with your body shape or the accessories. Ask yourself whether the accessories you are planning to wear match your dress. Ask yourself will I be able to carry myself?

Check what kind of makeup match the dresses? The shoes, the hair! Everything must match each other perfectly. And you can make you a fashionable diva. If you love fashion, you must know the various types of styles which you can try, the next time you visit a party. Go through the various fashion styles.

  • Trendy fashion style: It is always up to date. Girls following this style wear all kinds of dresses without keeping any constraints. Trendy means something that is in the trend. Ripped jeans, tank tops, long jackets, high heels, open hairs are examples of trendy fashion style. Celebrities like Jessica Simpson, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba follows this style. Well, attitude is everything when it comes to pulling off a trendy style.
  • Chic Style: Chic mans a style that is highly fashionable. Chic is a statement that makes one look striking and exceptionally smart. This style is marked with well-tailored designs that are classy. Strong color, superior styles, that seems casual but also not too casual. So, basically chic style means something very classy, trendy, and also gorgeous. So if you are a part of the chic club, then your wardrobe is a symbol of style.
  • Sophisticated Style: Style that is polished, quality, and posh are known as sophisticated style. Dresses like Skaters Dress, Brocade Dress, Sheath Dress makes the style statement. A sophisticated style is for the ones from higher status and high-class personalities. Culture and luxury mean most of them who chooses this style of fashion.
  • Vogue Style: Vogue is something that comes back with time. Fashion that existed for the time, then again regained its popularity by combing some changes in its design, dress material, or styles are said to be vogue. A few vogue dresses are Skaters Dress, Brocade dress, Bandage Dress. These dresses regained its popularity over time and became one of the most fashionable dresses that are loved by women.
  • Preppy Style: The school or college look is the tag name that denotes a preppy style. Dresses that are collared and are matched with skaters dress or A-line skirts with girly blouses are preppy styles.

Handloom

Handloom

A handloom is a simple machine used for weaving. In a wooden vertical-shaft loom, the heddles are fixed in place in the shaft. The warp threads pass alternately through a heddle, and through a space between the heddles (the shed), so that raising the shaft raises half the threads (those passing through the heddles), and lowering the shaft lowers the same threads – the threads passing through the spaces between the heddles remain in place. This when used alternatively creates the ‘rap’ sound that I mentioned earlier.

The art of handloom weaving essentially involves three stages:

The manufacturing process of the yarn
The dyeing process
The weaving process

The manufacturing and making of the cotton or silk yarn is an intricate process involving craftsmen who have been practicing and perfecting the art over many centuries and India is considered to be the world’s best handloom hub. Handloom weaving is a community activity located in specific groups across India. Sometimes an entire village’s livelihood centres on handloom weaving and activity has involved families across generations.

Handlooms are labour intensive, time consuming, yet worth all the effort and time for the wonderful product that emerges out of it. The art was on the decline a few years back has seen a revival the last two decades. It has taken over a new avatar with SHGs (Self Help Groups), NGOs and Government taking an active part in its revival and restoration. With NIFT and other fashion institutes, Craft Council of India and designers giving it the much required leg-up, Indian handloom is now internationally known and well appreciated worldwide. There are takers who appreciate the craftsmanship both within India and in the West. Celebrity endorsement is of course another added crown.

Due to the fact that it is made of natural fiber such as cotton, jute, linen or silk, handloom fabric is suitable for all weather conditions – be it the cold of the winter or to remain cool and comfortable during summer. The breathability of the fabric is the reason for it.

The sheer creativity of the craftsman comes into play in a handloom fabric- the range of colours and the intricate and varied designs are much to marvel about in this craftsmanship. Weavers incorporate their creativity with their skilful blending of shapes, symbols, myths, faiths, and imagery, giving the fabric its uniqueness and appeal. It is available in a range of fibers like cotton, silk, jute, linen and wool and sometimes as blend of two varieties.

A unique character of a handloom fabric is the irregularities or variations present in the weaving which are inherent to the product and which adds to its uniqueness and value and should not be considered as a flaw. Handlooms can provide a modern or traditional product for every strata of society. It projects a unique image of sustainability as it is biodegradable and the production process is environment friendly. The sector provides employment opportunities to lakhs of workers and their families accounting for 12% of the total cloth produced in the country.

Handloom has become a statement piece be it among the fashion circles or in a boardroom. Every fashion collection across the globe celebrates the handloom fabric. It is now considered a ‘renaissance’ moment among the Indian fashion circles. With the active endorsement of the Prime Minister and sincere efforts of ministers like Vasundhara Raje and Smriti Irani and prominent designers we can expect to see bright days ahead for the handloom.

Celebrities of course create their own unique appeal be it Nandita Das making a bold fashion statement at Cannes or effortlessly and beautifully donning a Kanchipuram by the likes of a Rekha and Vidya Balan- the Indian handloom will always remain an ethereal beauty.

Endorsement from leading actresses of the current generation like Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Huma Qureshi increases the appeal of this desi attire to the impressionable youth who are the largest customer base that it should appeal to.

As the ‘Made in India make in India’ slogan goes, our small way to make a contribution in sustaining this art and craft form is to get to know more about it. Believe me, the details and difference about each weave will astound you! Did you know that the loom uses its own code form, talk about the ancients using bits and bytes!

Secondly, try and include a handloom fabric as part of your wardrobe staple. It need not be a saree as handloom fabrics are now widely used to make modern outfits such as dresses, shirts, kurtas, kurtis etc., Handlooms are also used to make even bedsheets and towels.

Thirdly, if possible try and use your travel in each part of the India to visit the nearest handloom village. You get to see first-hand the time and effort and the artistry that it involves and the sheer genius of the workmanship. It will surely put a smile on their face and make you feel that you have done a good deed for the day. Trust me, you won’t regret it. Thank me later.

Geox Women Shoes

Geox Women Shoes

This is where Geox footwear enters into the picture with superior comfortable foot wears. The brand has introduced its women collection which is perfect for every woman, and today you might find a lot of women wearing them.

There are many advantages tagged to this brand, and some of them are:

  • Comfort: These foot wears are made taking into consideration the delicate feet of the ladies and the comfort they need. Thus the inner lining of the shoe, as well as the midsole of the footwear has been given extra cushioning for extra comfort. Thus a person wearing this footwear will not feel the stress on their feet even after a long day’s work.
  • Durability: These shoes are made from the highest quality of materials, and hence have utmost durability. The brand has always been famous for providing durable footwear, in all its collections and the women’s collection is no exception. These foot wears will stay as long as you want.
  • Air circulation: The best feature of this shoe is the air circulation inside them. These foot wears have perforations that let in proper air inside the shoe, and keep the feet dry and fresh the whole day. This is a very good feature, as many foot wears do not have them, and cause various diseases on the feet. But these foot wears with its proper air circulation let the feet breathe inside the shoe, avoiding any kind of ailments which may cause severe feet problems in the long run. This feature also allows proper temperature control inside the shoe which makes it the best for summers and extreme winters.

Last but not the least these foot wears look amazing and have very unique designs that can steal your hearts away. Buying them is the best option for ladies who look for style with comfort.