Tips For Buying Children’s Clothing From Online Stores

Kids, particularly toddlers and pre-teens, outgrow clothes very quickly, be it pants, sweaters or shirts. The apparel that was perfectly fitting last month is suddenly not fitting this month. Nowadays, with the usage of internet by many people, many online stores are selling children’s clothing like designer baby clothes, paper wings clothing and cakewalk clothing. So, the parents need not worry about shopping of dress materials for their kids. The presence of online stores has made shopping easier and comfortable. They can save their precious time and also money by following certain tips while they are doing online shopping for their kid’s clothing.

Here, we will see some of the tips for buying children’s clothing from online stores:

o The first and foremost thing is the check the reliability of the web site chosen by you for purchasing clothes for your kids. This can be done through the source from where you got their URL or you can also contact their existing customers, if possible.

o If possible, you can ask for some sample clothes since you can see just the picture of the clothes while placing the order.

o It is better to get your doubt clarified regarding the mode of payment since you are going to give your credit card details or account details to them.

o Also make clear whether any extra cost will be added to the cost of the cloth for home delivery. There are many Children’s boutiques offering free home delivery. So you can select these online stores.

o Since almost all the online stores clearly specify the size of the children clothing clearly in the web site, check whether the size will be perfect for your child before placing the order to avoid returning of the clothes.

o Do not forget to compare the cost of the dress material selected by you with the cost specified by other online stores. For instance, if you are planning to select cakewalk clothing for your kid, you can compare the cost of the same material with other online stores to check whether you are paying the perfect price.

o Check whether the web site is giving quality assurance for color, embroidery work, etc.

o Clarify the number of days within which the dress can be returned in the case of spotting of any damage.

o Carefully read the return policy followed by the web site. This is because many web sites will make the customer responsible for the shipping charges on return of clothes.

o It is always better to keep record of the transaction vouchers and any mail received by you from that online store.

o Some web sites will announce clearance sales at the end of a particular season and at these clearance sales the cost of clothes will be low. So, you can make use of this opportunity as well for purchasing the clothes for your kids.

You can select any of these reliable web sites and make your child happy by selecting the perfect clothing for him/her.

Pageant Tips for National American Miss, American Coed and International Junior Miss Pageants

When it comes to natural pageants for girls and teens, National American Miss (NAM), American Coed (Coed), and International Junior Miss (IJM) are popular choices for many families. My daughters and clients always rave about the quality of these pageant systems when they participate in them. Because these three pageant systems have similar categories of competition, when you prepare for one it’s easy to compete in the other two.

The 3 main areas of competition for state pageants are formal wear, personal introduction, and interview. Fun fashion/Modeling is added as a fourth category of competition at the national IJM pageant.

Special Tips for Formal Wear:

  • Gowns must be full length and touch the floor for all three pageants. Better a little too long than too short; but the contestant must be able to walk in the gown without stepping on it. The shoes should not be visible when they are standing still.
  • Make sure there are straps on gowns for the girls ages 4-12. The 13-15 age groups are a bit tricky. You will see both strapped and strapless gowns on girls in these age groups. Here is a question to ask yourself when looking for a Jr. Teen gown. When she is wearing the dress, does she look older than 15? It’s better to be conservative. If she could pass for an 18-year-old in the dress, it’s too mature. Add straps. In the teen divisions, strapless gowns are perfectly acceptable.
  • Make sure the skirt isn’t too full or puffy. The judges want to see your daughter. If the dress is too wide or too ruffley-puffley, it will shorten the contestant’s height on stage and take attention away from the girl. There is a fine line between making a statement with your gown and it being too much. You will start seeing the straighter gown skirts and mermaid styles on the Teens in COED; and on Jr. Teens and Teens in NAM and IJM. Slit skirts are not common on Teens in these three pageant systems; however, occasionally you will see one. It all depends on the how tasteful the dress style is. Again, I feel it is better to be conservative and opt for no slit. A high slit is never appropriate in these three pageants.
  • Single colored gowns with tasteful embellishments tend to score best in these systems. If you think the colors of sherbet ice cream flavors, you’ll get a pretty good idea of the color palette you’ll see on stage. And of course, you will always see white.

Special Tips for Personal Introduction and Interview:

  • Coed introductions must not be longer than 20 seconds. You will have points deducted if you go over the time limit. In NAM and IJM, 30 seconds is a guideline and you can push it to 40 seconds. The focus here is not on how long it is but in the delivery. The introduction must capture the judge’s attention within the first 7 seconds. If you think about how TV commercials are crafted, that will help you write your introduction. The line is fine between showing your personality and being over the top. You want people to be drawn to the real you and your personality.
  • For interview, all contestants need to wear pantyhose and closed toed nude shoes. Children need to buy nude colored dance character shoes. Your best bet is to order them online at a discount dance outlet because you won’t find them in department shoes. Capezio is a trusted brand new.
  • A solid colored interview suit with minimal stoning or beading is your best choice with the hemline being slightly above the knee. Mid thigh is too short. It should fit your contour perfectly without being too tight especially across your bottom. If your bottom looks like the capital letter D in your skirt, it’s too tight. Most suits for children are custom-made because you can’t easily find them in the stores.

Special General Tips:

  • There is no makeup on girls 12 years old and under. Don’t even put shiny clear gloss on their lips. Makeup for the older age categories must be age appropriate.
  • No tight ringlets or prom hair styles. They like hair to look natural in these systems. Natural does not mean stick straight, even though a few blessed girls can pull that look off. Hair down with lift at the roots and soft body at the ends is the style to shoot for. Hair must be out of the contestant’s face. If you have bangs, gently sweep them to the side, or lift them up from your forehead. Bangs will cast a shadow over your eyes and face and the judges won’t see those features.
  • The style of clothing for the fun fashion and casual wear modeling competitions is real clothing NOT costumes or glitz wear. You’ll see high low dresses, jeggings with cute tops, and a variety of clothing expressing the contestants’ personalities. Avoid denim. Display your fashion sense by accessorizing and customizing your outfit but don’t cross the line of tacky.

Five Cross Dressing Tips For Feminizing Your Walk

In order to maximise your chances of passing as a woman, it’s important for you to spend some time perfecting your walk. As we all know, men walk in a different way to women. They tend to lean forward a little and walk stiffly using their shoulders, in a fairly aggressive manner. Women, on the other hand, move with grace and confidence. Using their hips to maneuver, they take small steps. By following five simple guidelines, you too can feminize your walk to complement your female persona.

  1. Shoulders

  2. You need to get out of the habit of keeping your shoulders hunched forward and navigating with your upper body. Women don’t move their shoulders when they walk. If you try taking a few steps with your shoulders pulled back, you’ll find that this immediately forces your hips to work.

  3. Loosen Up

  4. Women tend to have looser bodies than men, allowing them to swing their arms freely at their sides. They also have more flexibility at the elbows. Typically, arms are held above the waistline, especially when carrying a bag. The strap of a shoulder bag is often clutched delicately, just below the shoulder. A bag can also be hung below the elbow, with the arm above the waist. The other arm is allowed to swing freely. You may notice that women generally walk with their elbows tucked in, and often have a spring their step.

  5. Where to Look

  6. Try not to look down all of the time as this is unnatural and gives the impression that something is wrong. Even though you may not be feeling confident, eye contact is important and also helps you gauge how people are reading you. And don’t forget to smile. Women tend to smile with their lips together or with just part of their teeth showing. The sides of the mouth are usually upturned, giving a warm smile. A big, cheesy grin is best avoided.

  7. Use Your Hips

  8. Women naturally have a lower center of gravity, causing them to use their hips to walk. Try it by placing one foot in front of the other and swinging the hips freely. Remember to keep your shoulders back and loosen your arms. You may find it a little tricky at first, but will soon get the hand of it with a little practice.

  9. Your Stride

  10. As men have longer legs than women, they take bigger steps. To feminize your walk, try taking smaller steps and walking much more slowly than you normally would. You should also try to keep your knees close together. Walking in heels or a tight skirt can often help you perfect this, as it forces you to take small, delicate steps.

Taking note of these points will help feminize your walk and improve your feminine appearance. Just remember to always stand tall and be confident.