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Pants on fire
Pants provide a much greater variation of comfort, fit, and styling for you. It is quite fashionable to wear ankle length trousers with kameez, long kurti, and tunic or shift blouses. These styles can carry off a scarf or doppatta with equal ease. The term fushion is a widely used fashion vocabulary; a product in a western style has inclusion in our traditional South Asian ensemble. The use of pants is such an example. Younger upwardly mobile fashionistas of Dhaka are shifting towards a more western sensibility in fashion. Thus pant suits are now an essential garment in our fashion scenario. There are countless styles in pants: drain pipe, bell, straight, cargo, knickers, capri, overturned, oversized wide lengths, harem, and bloomers to name a few. It is important to note that body types and shapes should be given serious consideration when you pick your style.
Your shape will require styles that will accentuate your good parts and hide the rest, unless of course you are in perfect shape, in that case no need to worry, you will be able to carry offalmost any style. If you are on the heavier side, let's face it this means, wider hips, sagging abs, stomach and thighs, you need to be careful with your styles. It is assuring though to know that with the right cut you can look way slimmer and taller, giving the viewer the impression that you have shed a good few pounds. Here are a few tips on styles which could be tried for different body types.
Wide hips medium to long legs: This type of body should avoid high waist styles. Instead try slightly shorter highs on pants with straight wide legs. This will take attention away from the hips. Small hips but protruding stomach heavier thighs: Stay away from fitted styles instead go with gathered or pleated waist details with flared pairs. It will definitely hide your shortcomings. Also wear blouses just below hip line.
Short legs small hips and waistline: You could try a fitted striped drain pipe style in lycra cotton mix. Figure hugging, this will make you look way longer at the same time provide a good fit. Try solid matching tops it will elongate you further.
Long legs, medium hips and thighs: Try the bloomer, balloon, or harem pants. Fresh and new these pants are the latest thing. It will suit your body shape. Flowing and draped it will give you character. Ruched or frilled the blouse will be feminine.
Medium legs small hips heavier thighs: Straight boot legged over turned full lengths or you could also try cargo style linen pants. Loads of pockets, zipped, envelope, gusset, patched and so on it will add interest to the trouser and take away attention from your thighs.
Small waist line, hips, thin legs and inadequate back touché: With this you will need to pick pants that are pleated in circular rushed or pleats, balloon pants are a good alternative. These are extremely popular trendy style.
Pants are going to be a very important fashion product here in Bangladesh. You will look for new ways to enhance your suit. The new look will be going with the pairs, lap it up before it loses its freshness. It will be innovative in providing original concepts to your suits. Especially in our Bengali culture covered legs is an acceptable fashion decision, therefore new styling in pants will be engaged very well. This season experiment with a complete new approach in looking at your chinos, slacks or khakis whatever name you give it.
Dear Mr. Akram
Yes you can make a good quality denture also. I think you should go to your dentist for checking your denture whether any laboratory error exits. Metallic denture (Cast ) will be another option for more comfortable.
Dear Dr. Mahfuj,
Doctor, I was very reluctant about my dental health. But now I can feel what I have lost. Please help me how can I keep those teeth healthy. Please tell me how diabetes can destroy our valuable teeth.
How can diabetes hurt your teeth and gums?
How do I know if I have damage to my teeth and gums?
How can I keep my teeth and gums healthy?
Ask the your dentist to show you the best way to brush and floss your teeth and gums. And ask about the best toothbrush and toothpaste to use
Visit your dentist if you have red, sore, or bleeding gums; gums that are pulling away from your teeth; a sore tooth that could be infected; or soreness from your dentures
Get your teeth and gums cleaned and checked by your dentist twice a year
If your dentist tells you about a problem, take care of it right away
Be sure your dentist knows that you have diabetesIf you smoke, talk to your doctor about ways to quit smoking.
For more information visit Dr Khan’s website www.aikodental.com
By the way
Making moog daal halwa becomes very easy if you add one teaspoon of wheat flour to the heated ghee before adding the 'dal' paste. It will not stick to the frying pan at all.
Last week, a part of one of our centerfold stories didn't get printed. We're reprinting the whole story this week.
All was a-buzz inside the Salon. Scissors snipped dutifully at locks of hair of all textures and colours, eyebrows were plucked, nails clipped and polished, and faces liberally slathered with all manner of herbal gunk. Conversation was carried out over the sounds of the beautification process.
“Did you just see the sari Mrs Omuk wore at the party last week?”
Titters all around. The principal complainer arched a freshly plucked eyebrow at her own reflection in the mirror, surveyed her overworked coiffure, and turned to the stylists and said “More spray on the top, I think, so that it holds. See if you can add another flower on the right; it looks too bare.”
The doors swung open, and, preceded by a cloud of perfume, a new customer walks in. All eyes turn to take stock of her slim figure, her smooth skin, and lustrous hair quite an achievement for a mother of two. The critical stares focus on the clothes, but can find no flaw to pick apart. Immediately, heads bend closer to one another.
“That's Mrs Tomuk, isn't it?”
Nods of agreement all around. The subject shifts to tutors and how kids these days never study.
“Wasn't that Madam wearing the loveliest shoes? I'd kill for a pair”
Oblivious to the gossip pouring like sewage into Gulshan lake, the Coiffured Customer pays and leaves. Clip-clopping in her high heels down the stairs, she pulls out a shiny new cell-phone to call her chauffeur, who arrives promptly with the brand new car. As they zip off to an unknown destination, the security guards exchange glances.
'Mia earns the black money so that Bibi can spend it on flashy toys like this…”
“Lucky bugger! Probably doesn't have kids to pay for.”
By Sabrina F Ahmad
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