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What are slips used for?

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What are slips used for?

This is an ever expanding list of ways that slips can be worn!  ShapeSlips are great to improve the hang or line of a dress. They can prevent dresses or other garments from clinging to tights or undergarments. Protect your outer garmentSlips can protect more delicate garments from rub or exposure against your skin and also from perspiration. Sheer dressSlips can be used if you are wearing sheer dress. Extra aspectSlips can add an additional aspect to an outfield. People will often have part of their slips be visible such as the hem. NegligeeSlips don't have to be just practical,...

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A 5 point vintage dress checklist

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A 5 point vintage dress checklist

When a dress catches your eye on pay day and your wallet is a little less tightly bound, here's a handy checklist to reassure you in your new purchase. 

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Lesser known beauty tips from 40,000 ft.

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Lesser known beauty tips from 40,000 ft.

At age 22, I finished college and left Ireland for Abu Dhabi in the UAE to work for an airline. I had makeup and hair requirements when working in retail but the airline was a complete step up. In our first week of training, we had a makeup and hair session with a member of the Grooming Department. Prior to arriving, we had been given instructions on what to follow in terms of makeup and hair. This session was to delve a bit deeper into the style guide and to refine ourselves further.  When the expectations in terms of eyeliner,...

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5 'shows for the clothes' on Netflix in Ireland

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5 'shows for the clothes' on Netflix in Ireland

It must be the option to pause and rewind but I don't ever remember admiring get-ups as much as I do on historical dramas on Netflix. When you land on your Netflix homepage, you’re met with options such as ‘Action’, Romance’ and ‘Because you watched…’ but never ‘There’s some serious garments in this one’. Below you’ll find a list of shows that I found entertaining and also left me clawing at the screen in envy. 1. Parade’s End Starting just before World War I, Parade’s End follows Christopher Tietjens’ (Benedict Cumberbatch) relationship with his intoxicating although wandering wife and a young...

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How to... wash your vintage dresses

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How to... wash your vintage dresses

There can be a huge amount of fear when it comes to washing your vintage dresses. If there are care labels, are they still even applicable 40 years later? While you may be willing to risk some of Penny’s Finest, there’s no replacing some of those vintage gems. Below are 5 ways to approach cleaning your vintage threads varying in both effort and cost. 1. Hang outside This is not a method that I’ve admitted to previously but it surprisingly effective and effortless. When your dress is rolled up in a ball in the dark of your laundry basket, things are...

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