Five Tips For Starting Your Own Online Clothing Line

Five Tips for Starting Your Own Online Clothing Line
Do you consider yourself somewhat of a fashion hawk, always aware of the latest trends and styles and looking for ways to customise those looks and take them to the next level? Do you have a creative side that allows you to envision clothing items and then make that vision a reality? If that’s the case, then you may be a budding fashion designer yourself who is just waiting for the right opportunity to pursue their dream of owning their own online clothing line.
While it is daunting to think about starting your own business, in particular a clothing line, once you lay out the steps required and make that blueprint, it can be a lot less intimidating. In order to help
you get started, here are five tips that can make owning an online clothing line attainable.

What Kind of Clothing Will You Offer?
The best place to start is to come up with a clear vision of what kind of clothing you want to make and sell. To say you want to sell clothing is pretty broad as this can include mens’, womens’, and kids’ clothing and from there you can break it down further into actual categories like shirts, trousers, jackets, skirts, etc. The more detailed you can be, the easier it will be to form an image and brand.
If you’re having a hard time deciding what kind of clothing you will offer, pick items that you are passionate and excited about. You can always expand on your offerings later on.

What Will the Business Model Be?
Next, it's time to think about your business model. When it comes to selling clothing, you can go down three main routes which are; custom cut and then sew; a private label clothing line; or print on demand (you will print labels on blank apparel). Choosing the model will be based on the clothing you plan to offer, your available budget and resources, and just what kind of company you want to have.

Make Sure Your Logo Is on All Items
In order for your clothing to look professional and luxe, you will want to be sure your logo is on all the items you create. This can be done with customised clothing tags, such as those you can find from sites like Griffes Vivienne who provide sewing labels, hang tags, woven clothing labels and more.

Work on Branding
One of the toughest parts in selling your own clothing is branding your new line. You need to get the word out that your clothes are available. Because we are looking at an online clothing brand, your focus will obviously be on the online marketing and branding.  Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram will be essential in helping to get the word out. These networks also offer a great way to share customer photos of your products, encourage selfies, and tell a whole story that features your clothing.

Expect to Put in a Lot of Time
The final tip is to expect to put in a lot of time not just making your clothing, but also branding it, and working on the website, and engaging with customers. When it comes to owning your own business, often the more time and effort you put in, the greater the results will be.

Formal Gown Tips For Curvier Women

You can choose something amazing to complement your beautiful curves. Going with the right gown for a special event can help you make an impact and give you the tools you need to pull off a stunning look. 

Thinking because you are curvier, it will be harder to find a dress is completely wrong. This article will show you some winning ways you can choose something that suits you completely. 

There are plenty of plus size dress styles when you check out Prom Dress Shop in Chicago. Its common that shorter gowns look stunning on curvy girls and give that effortlessly chic style. 

Tips For Your Dress Search 

➢ Choose a gown with thick straps 

The thicker the straps, the better the support. A dress with thicker straps can really look elegant whilst saving you from the dreaded strapless bra option. If you are going with something strapless however, you should buy a moldedstrapless bra. Look for ones with a little extra grip on the insides so they stay up throughout the dancing. 

➢ Go for the right fitted gown 
A fitted gown that comes in at your waistline will allow you to sport your stunning figure and give you extra definition on the sides.

➢ Look for naturally heavy fabrics 
Gowns that have a natural heaviness to them such as silk and cottons will really help show off your curves in the best way. They will hug them without looking clingy. 

➢ Short dresses are a winner! 
As we mentioned earlier, short dresses are on trend and look amazing on curvaceous figures. This should especially be the case if you are going with something more covered at the top half. Doing so gives you a little more room to show off your legs at the bottom half. If you want to choose a staple style, the Prom Dress Shop has several designer dresses at a good price.

➢ Think about getting a tailor 

Having your gown tailored will be the icing on the cake. You will not only feel ten times more comfortable but you will look absolutely stunning with the perfect fit. A tailor helps bring in those elements that didnt quite fit before. For an event as big as prom, you want to go the extra mile to make sure your dress is the best it can be. Your tailor works with your exact measurements to do just that.  

➢ Go for a maxi 
Maxi dresses can accentuate your elegance and give you a light, flowy feel. 

➢ Choose low ankle straps 
If you are debating which shoes to wear, ankle straps could be the one. This style grips on comfortably to your feet due to the lower strap and gives your legs an even more flattering shape.

Doing the above can help you pick the winning dress if you have a curvy body shape. 

It's Only The Beginning...

Just wanted to put up a little post here in case you hadn't see my announcement on social media over the weekend.

I have started a new magazine website called thirteen:fourteen.  A daily site which aims to empower and inspire your mind, body and spirit.

I launched it on Friday and I am so excited that I can finally share it with you all.

thirteen:fourteen is something that I've been working on for a long time but because it will now be my main focus it only felt natural to close down my blog here.

Its bitter sweet as this blog has been going for such a long time and has been with me through everything over the years, so i'm sad to let it go.  But i also know that i would never be in the position  i am today to be able to start thirteen:fourteen if it hadn't have been for this blog and all you guys that read it, I've learned so much from making this blog and i'll never forget all your support.

I really hope that you will all join me over on thirteen:fourteen to continue this ride...

I'm leaving my blog up like this so you can still read back old posts but this will be the last time its updated.

So you can now view thirteen:fourteen HERE.  Follow it on Twitter HERE, On Instagram HERE and on Facebook HERE.

Love + Light beautiful people,
Emma X

Buying A Large Diamond Engagement Ring

When it comes to shopping for an engagement ring, you should look to save money where you can, which can allow you to purchase a bigger diamond for your ring. You can see some excellent advice on several online resources on how to save some money when buying an engagement ring that you can use for your search. You have two options available to you, and these are that you can purchase a mass produced off-the-shelf ring, or go for a bespoke design and make sure that it is unique.

Choosing A Mass Produced Diamond Engagement Ring

When it comes to mass produced engagement rings, there is plenty of choices available in a range of different styles and with something to suit all budgets. You will need to work out your budget before you start shopping and having this before you shop will soon let you know just how much of a ring you can get for your money. You can purchase diamond engagement rings in NZ only at that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours, so you will be assured of finding something which suits your style and budget.

Creating A Bespoke Diamond Engagement Ring

One way to assure that you get something that is unique and stretches your money as far as it can go is to create a bespoke engagement ring and source the materials yourself. When you do this, you can control how big the diamonds are on your ring and ensure that you get exactly what your heart is set on. You can choose a slightly less bright diamond and spend the money you save on getting a larger stone to create more bling for your ring!

Know What You Are Buying

Whether you decide to choose from what is on offer in your local jewellery store or design a bespoke engagement ring, it is important that you know what you are buying before you commit to purchasing. You will want to do your homework and learn all about the 4 C’s which refer to;

·         Cut

·         Clarity

·         Colour

·         Carat

When you know where the value lies in a diamond, you can use this to your advantage to make sure that you can get a bigger stone at the best possible price. There is a lot of free information available on the internet which you can use to read up on, and an excellent place to start to learn about the 4Cs is the Gemological Institute of America website.

Shop Around For The Best Price

It is also important that you shop around and get quotes from as many different jewellers as you can, no matter if creating a custom ring or not. The prices can differ quite drastically between the various jewellery stores for the same or similar products, so you will need to find a jeweller that not only has an excellent variety of stock available but also find one that you trust and is reputable. Take your time and shop around when buying a diamond engagement ring.

*This article is published in partnership of Mediabuzzer

Book Review - When Dimple Met Rishi

When Dimple met Rishi* by Sandhya Menon
"Meet Dimple.
Her main aim in life is to escape her traditional parents, get to university and begin her plan for tech world domination.
Meet Rishi.
He's rich, good-looking and a hopeless romantic. His parents think Dimple is the perfect match for him, but she's got other plans...
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works even harder to prove itself in the most unexpected ways."

I think along with most of the book world I fell in love with this book as soon as I saw the cover.  It's probably the best cover I have seen in years, it's just beautiful. So I was excited to finally read the book and see if it lived up to all the expectations of the cover.

I really enjoyed this story.  It was fun and light and a romcom.  In life, romcom's are my 'thing' and this was a really sweet modern day version. 

Set against the tech world in San Fransisco, the book tells the story of two Indian Americans who are set up by their parents with the hope of arranging their marriage.  Sounds simple enough but it gets a bit more complicated when you learn that only one of the characters are in on the plan that their parents have hatched and the other gets completely blindsided by her possible impending husband to be.

After the initial confusion the book takes us on a journey with the two main characters, Dimple and Rishi, who at 18 are still trying to figure out their place in the world with the added weight of trying to define what their Indian culture means to them.

I liked that we got to really know both characters by reading their different points of view.  I also loved that we got a really rounded modern  interpretation of what its like to be young and an Indian American, obviously everyone's different and irrelevant of cultural backgrounds no two people will be the same but I loved that we got to see a different side of their culture.

Life can be tricky to navigate when you don't have a path laid out in front of you but in this story we learn that sometimes having a path laid down and ready for you to walk along doesn't exactly make it easier either.  This coming of age story tells us to expect the unexpected and that life is better when its full of surprises.

If your looking for a bit of a different take on the boy meets girl story then this is the one for you.

You can buy it here on Amazon and it is also on sale for 99p right now too!

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